Astrology Compatibility by Sign
Fishing Guide to the Stars
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Scorpio: Scorpion guys are one of the most maligned groups I’ve ever encountered. Rightfully, so, too, as they are ruled by Mars, the ancient god of war, and in more modern times, Pluto, the lord of the underworld. Secretive bunch, too. No one knows just exactly what a Scorpio fishes with, and one of them actually suggested to me, on a fine morning, that if he told me what bait combination he was using, he’d have to kill me.
Grocery store: Grocery purchase patterns of a Scorpio are strictly held secrets and none of us have been able to ferret out this information. But we’re working on it, and if we ever get to observes Scorpio’s in the store, we’ll let you know. I suspect that they purchase a lot of canned goods that can be stored in dark places for long periods of time. You can never be too prepared.
Shopping at midnight: Most of the Scorpio’s I’ve observed while shopping at midnight have a tendency to linger around the hunting and fishing department. I think they are looking at firearms, but I can’t be too sure about it. This is the result of the Uncertainty Principle that is amended to read that an observed Scorpio will do something different, just to throw the results off and to make sure you don’t record what it is that he is doing.
Brick wall: This one I know a little too well. Scorpio's, when faced with a brick wall, glance around nervously, and then saunter off to the nearest cafe. They order a cup of coffee, stir in some sugar, lick the spoon, and then put that spoon in their pocket. They go back to the brick wall under the stealthy cover of dark and dig a tunnel underneath it, carefully distributing the misplaced dirt so as not to leave a trail. Now, when they do get on the other side of the obstacle, they rather loudly point out how they stole a spoon and dug the tunnel all by themselves. Besides, there is no obstacle that is too much for a Scorpio.
Bait: Scorpio: Sneaky Snake — I’ll tell you a secret about how to catch a Scorpio, I mean, there's one thing that works best, but I don't want you to get paranoid, since it is the secret Scorpio ingredient, and keeping it a secret is no conspiracy. That's why the Sneaky Snake works so well on the Scorpio Bass. It's the allure of secrecy and mystery that catches that Scorpio attention. Just don't tell the Scorpio that this is a traditional lure for Scorpio’s.
Body part: Parts for regeneration and elimination.
Scorpio female and ...
Aries: Whatever you do, don’t knock this one at all. It’s one of those relationships that some folk say won’t last. But I’ve seen this unlikely combination work. And unlikely as it may seem, it has certain definite astrological bonus points which are going for it. This is like a frequent flyer relationship that can come as a reward at the end of collecting some of these bonus points.
It's certainly going to take wing, but that’s where the Scorpio part of your feminine mystique might come into play, and it also might get grounded. Some of the more subtle Scorpio points that so many of us dearly enjoy might be lost on the Aries fellow. To be sure, once you begin to understand his intrinsic nature, I believe that you will come to enjoy this relationship as long as you learn to deal with the apparent brusque behavior of an Aries. He’s not short tempered, he’s just quick to take action. He’s not childish, he’s childlike. And most of all, he’s not shallow, he’s just upfront with everything.
Don’t knock your Aries guy. He can make a decent companion for a Scorpio girl because he’s going to offer the different point of view from your own. And neither one of you is inclined to bicker with the other one. Best of all, when you’re right, he will acquiesce, which is definitely not a normal male trait, but one that is happily found in this guy.
Taurus: Interesting. That’s a nice way to put it. That’s the polite way to put it. Bizarre also comes to mind. What we’ve got, what you’ve got your hot little Scorpio claws on, is the most sensual of the signs, Taurus, and the most motivated to be sensual of the signs, the Scorpio woman. But both signs are fixed, and with a fixed to fixed relationship, the basic problem is always that stubborn energy. Maybe it was an attraction at first sight, but there is the potential for great problems, too.
Taurus is a dirt sign, which means it is associated with the element of earth. You know deep feeling Scorpio is a water sign so mix the earth and water, and the conventional astrology suggests you wind up with mud. It’s not a pleasant thought. But if you can move this relationship out of the wrestling arena and off the stage for a minute, there is another key element at work with this fixed nature.
There is also a degree of stability in there. That is the good part. When a fixed sign makes a commitment, it’s there for life. In the case of some of my Scorpio friends, they are there for lifetimes. This stability will feel like it’s destiny, in fact. At one point, you will feel like this a relationship that has the fine hand of Fate working in it.
The biggest problem with this particular relationship is the fact that when a disagreement arises, when there’s a heated discussion about who is right, both signs are willing to fight to very bitter end. The good news is that with a Taurus, the kiss and make up part can be fun. The bad news is that deep–seated resentments can form. And there’s no better way to poison a Scorpio girl than give her something to be resentful about.
If you decide to stick with a gentle Taurus lad, the only serious recommendation that I have is to work on some form of problem resolution. In fact, get this in writing. Agree on a way to handle disagreements. Work something out before it ever happens. Your Taurus can be a dependable critter, but you’ve got to learn how to handle the disappointments, the setbacks, the every day misunderstandings—ahead of time.
As an after thought, don’t hesitate to put your Taurus on a short leash. Cell phones are now common, let me know, I can get you a deal on one.
Gemini: They said it wouldn’t work. They said you should know better. The book says it won’t work. But because this is an experimental guide, I feel like this one has a fighting chance—only don’t use the words “fighting chance.”
There’s nothing that good Scorpio like yourself can really get into more than a good fight, an honorable fight, a fight where justice is right, and you are on the side of justice. That’s also a downfall for the Gemini guy because he lacks much attention span for a good fight. This lack of attention won’t just show up in a verbal disagreement, it will show up in many areas. As long as you can consider yourself entertained, this can work. A Gemini usually has a quick mind, and that’s something that you appreciate in him. The problem with this quick mind is that sometimes it never turns off. Then what do you do?
A good Scorpio like yourself can latch onto one idea and pound that idea into the ground. Work it over, follow all the serious lines of thought that spring from the original idea. Your Gemini buddy does much the same thing, only, well, only he’s looked at all the branches of that thought, gone to the bookstore and completely forgotten about it while getting lost in stacks and stacks of books, and he’s busy researching something else now. You’re still on the same thought. In other words, he’s on a different page now. That’s a problem.
It doesn’t have to be a problem but often works out like one because he’s busy worrying about details while you’re still wrestling with the core of the issue. He’s off and flitting about, while you’re angst ridden over the central issue.
If you can adopt a proper attitude, one of merriment and glee, and if you genuinely delight in the various little twists and turns he takes, then this can work. But you’ve got to be adaptable to the mutable nature of the Gemini, the many different facets, the supposed “two–faced” nature of the critter to begin with. (Personally, I like Gemini’s—I find great delight in them, but I’m NOT a Scorpio.)
Cancer: Sometime this is a good relationship. Sometimes, it’s even great. It’s water and water, your Scorpio Fixed sign water versus his Cancer Cardinal sign water. Emotions are bound to run high. That’s the fun news. It’s supposed to be wonderful. There’s a problem or two with this, though. It’s an indirect problem, but it’s a problem nonetheless.
What my files reveal is that this is a relationship that works for a while. It’s like a “one night stand” Scorpio style. That means it lasts for several years. It’s good, but it’s not great. It’s wonderful at times, and at certain periods, when the sun and the Moon are in the right place (Mars and Venus actually have a heavy hand in this as well), it feels like it will last forever and ever.
We’re back to the indirect problem. The oblique problem. “If he would just get out of the crab shell,” is the comment I’ve heard, more than once.
Being a Scorpio girl, you are the master of delicate manipulations of your subject. It’s not a mean or vindictive comment, most [if not all] males could use a little instruction. You’re just usually better at it than most. Regrettably, this comes across a Cancer carapace from time to time, and no matter what you do, your little efforts go unrewarded. That hurts. And the first thing a Scorpio girl does when her efforts are unrealized is that she redoubles her passion for the cause. She jumps in with both feet. She tackles the problem from a different angle. Scorpio women are accused of being many things, but one quality I always admire is their universal tenacity when it comes to working on a problem.
But the problem with the Cancer guy is that he just doesn’t seem to respond to normal stimulus. And what has worked so well on other guys doesn’t always work on him.
In the worst of these situations, I’ve watched as a Scorpio girl and Cancer guy sit in their separate domiciles, staring at the phone, trying to will it to ring. Neither one is willing to make that first call, that first attempt at communication to resolve this. It’s a problem, and I don’t have the answer. If I did, I would call.
Leo: Bill and Hillary, anyone? And talk about your Scorpio tenacity... “Behind every great man...” Okay, no clichés. I refer, occasionally, to “astrology glue” when I’m looking at relationships. There has to be something binding to make a serious relationship work. This is a tough call on this relationship because the Scorpio female usually feels like she should be in control, and the Leo male knows he should be in control. But that opening cliché wasn’t too bad of a statement to begin with. That sort of arrangement works with these two.
Fixed signs traditionally have a strong appeal, that first gut wrenching look, that first glance in the case of the Scorpio gal, that first, “I want him” feeling in the pit of your Scorpio stomach. If you find yourself in an emotional predicament, a case where you just can’t get him out of your mind, then I suggest you go for it. Be forewarned that there is a distinct possibility that this relationship can blow sky high right before your very eyes. It’s better than those fireworks we enjoyed last Fourth of July, the time we were run off by the Sheriff’s deputy.
But just like that party the authorities broke up, you can enjoy having a good time with this. A good Scorpio chick likes to lay and wait in the background. Guess what? Your Leo guy likes to hog the limelight. We both know, you and I, where the real power in this relationship is. Just don’t ever let your Leo know that, and all will be well.
It’s a ticklish situation, at best. It’s a tough one when the relationship degenerates into nothingness. It’s just like that Fourth of July party, the authorities have to show up and break things up.
I’ve accused Scorpio’s of being scheming and manipulative. While that’s a horrible generalization, it just might be true, on some level. As long as you are going to play with Mr. Leo, back yourself up and let him take all the credit for your hard work. I know that might be a painful pill in these enlightened times, but with this pairing of sun signs, it seems to work best.
Virgo: “I get along with Virgo’s just fine. I was married to one. Once.”
It’s been my experience that this is a relationship with a degree of merit to it. With a star rating system, I’d give three out of a possible four stars. And back in the background, you can hear that Virgo guy, back there in the background, complaining that he didn’t get a perfect four–star rating. And that’s exactly why he didn’t get a four star rating, so he can have something to moan about.
If you’re dating a Virgo, I’ll promise he will give you endless stories to tell—and plenty to moan about, too. He’s not bad, he’s just drawn that way.
Imagine that your little Virgo date looks perfect. Here’s this guy you’ve obsessed about. Perhaps you first saw him when he was in one of your classes. He’s studying something interesting, some arcane branch of science, but he also knows something about music. Maybe he’s in a band. He’s a pretty hip guy. You like him a lot. And there he is, sleeping on your couch with his arms around you. He doesn’t even seem to snore which is a definite plus. You look longingly at his body. You haven’t consummated this relationship yet. But you’re sure thinking about it. He stirs and you’re as quiet as you look at his perfect little buttocks beneath those tight jeans. Suddenly he lets one rip. Flatulence.
You’re going to find that Mr. Virgo isn’t quite perfect. He’s darn nice. In fact, I like him a lot. But I’m not going out with him, and he’s got a few little hang–ups, a few quirks, a few extra sets of gears. This relationship can work, but you’re going to have to adjust to a male Virgo mindset. To this day, he still denies that he let one rip. You and I know different, but that’s the story he’s sticking to.
Libra: The Scorpio gal and the Libra guy is actually a long–lasting relationship provided that the two get a working understanding of who is the boss. I’ve dated both [both signs—never dated a Libra guy], studied both, and I have a fair degree of understanding about this relationship.
The central issue is control. Just who is in charge?
And the answer varies with the day. To be fair to the Libra, he will come across as being in charge because he is, even in times like this, the man. And the Scorpio will let him feel like he is in charge, even in times like this, as long as he understands that the real power is within her Scorpio grasp. There’s a mutual admiration society that forms, between the two signs. In old–fashioned astrology, the ruler of Scorpio is Mars, and the ruler of Libra is Venus. Mars and Venus, the two love planets. Getting to see a connection here? I would hope so.
The issue of control in any relationship is ticklish, at its best. With the two controlling signs, one would have to assume that it’s real case of a fight. But both signs are quite cautious in their use of this control. And that’s what makes this one work so well. It’s a bit of a game, but then, watching folks play this game for over 50 years makes it an interesting one to watch. And yes, it can last that long. I’ve seen it before. When I figure out who is really in charge, I’ll post that information along, although, my vote tends to go with the Scorpio.
Scorpio: The odds are in your favor with this one. A Scorpio female and a Scorpio male seem to work pretty good, 3 out of 4 times. As long as the odds are in your favor, might as well go with this one. Don’t forget that there are two of you in this relationship, a fact that is probably never overlooked by either party. You know, in the back of your partner’s mind, someplace, somewhere, somehow, the other one is scheming up a plan that includes you.
On the scale of things in life, this rates pretty good in other areas. The steamy, sensual Scorpio meets her match with the steamy sensual Scorpio.
Two water signs, especially if the Suns (birthdays) are within a few degrees of each other indicates that the chance of disagreements runs high. The problem with problems is that the two of you seem to approach problems from the same place, and when you get stuck on a single point, well, let the rest of know, because we can sell tickets to watch you fight.
I don’t know a Scorpio woman or, for that matter, a Scorpio man who will back down from a point when they are convinced, rightly or wrongly, that they are in the right. And that sense of justice is to be applauded, but this same sense of indignity is the downfall of the relationship, too. That small percentage that doesn’t make it usually stems from a simple point that eventually exploded like a thermonuclear device across the landscape. Whatever you do, stay away from those firecrackers like that. Better yet, get a decent moderator for your fights. At least get a good announcer.
Sagittarius: I love a good Scorpio. In fact, I’ve loved more than one. And escaped with my life. But it is a dangerous proposition at best. That’s also the allure of the Sagittarius male for you. I just hope I don’t slip up and ever call him a Sagittarius man because that implies a degree of maturity which, next to a fine Scorpio like yourself, is just going to be lacking. I’ll do my best to eschew any further men bashing jokes, but it does you good to remember to approach your Sagittarius like a big boy.
He likes to play, and that sense of merriment that he can infuse into any situation is something your Scorpio self enjoys. That’s the good news. And with a Sagittarius fellow, you do have that sense that everything is fun, every mundane task can take on a special glow, like it’s all one great big adventure in Fun Land. That’s the good news.
The downside of this is that occasionally, your Scorpio self is going to want some grown up decisions out of this guy. You want him to take matters at hand seriously for a change. You want him to act like a grown up. He can be many things, but if it’s act like a grown up, remember that it’s only a game to him. That will eventually wear thin on your Scorpio soul.
If there’s something else in his chart, or, for that matter, your chart, too, then this can be an exciting combination. Will it last forever? Don’t forget that “forever” is a long time, and the Sagittarius guy might not have that long of an attention span. “Forever and ever,” a term I commonly employ, usually means next week. You might keep that in mind when dealing with one of us.
Capricorn: There is one thing I know, and that’s this one works. Doesn’t work all the time, doesn’t work for everyone, but when you find a Cap guy you like, all I can suggest is that you guys deserve each other. It does fit with the “signs that are at a harmonious angle to each” parameter. It also has a certain kind of stability that is inherent in each sign. That being suggested, should we discuss the problem area?
Sex. Mr. Capricorn can be one of the most satisfying lovers you ever encounter. In fact, he even has a chance to have the most stamina, as well. That’s just a generalization, but this is one topic that seems to be pretty important to every Scorpio female I’ve worked with.
That Capricorn guy, though, has a few quirks that you need to be aware of. His wonderfully droll humor, which is so dry sometimes that the point of the joke, usually himself, slips right past you. And he is able to deal with your Scorpio Sarcasm and swiftly turn it back towards you. That’s a potential problem as well. A Scorpio may be able to dish it out, but it is not always a good idea to reflect it right back to her.
The final problem is best illustrated by the main plot line from Shakespeare’s play, The 12th Night. Girl is shipwrecked, meets a Prince, disguises herself as a boy, and then—to cut to the final scene, all is revealed, and she gets her Prince. There’s a lot of plot that’s been cut for the sake of brevity, but if you’re chasing a Capricorn, and if a Cap is pursing you, then make sure that you wind up with the happy ending version. Don’t get caught up with the Malvolio character, either, and some would suggest the hapless fool is a Sagittarius. There’s a chance that there can be too much reticence on one person’s part, either him or you, and that can sink this whole idea to begin with.
Check out 12th Night, and make sure that you end up happily married. The main female character is a Scorpio, and the Prince she finally wins after all 5 Acts, is a Capricorn.
Aquarius: How good, my dear, beloved Scorpio woman, just how good are you at playing long odds? What was that line from that movie, the one that has been bantered about so much? “Feel lucky punk? Go ahead, make my day.” Such a good Scorpio line and so evocative what this relationship is like.
You two are almost always going to feel like you are at odds with each other. I have no polite way to get around this. To borrow from another source, a country song that was popular not long ago, “Sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield.” I will always suggest that you’re the windshield, the flattening force or the driving force in this relationship, but that’s not always the case. There will be days when Mr. Aquarius gets the upper hand, and he rolls right over you. That’s when you revert to your Scorpio archetype. Ever try to crush one? It’s real hard and it doesn’t usually work unless you grind really hard with your boot heel. Even then, that Scorpio stinger is still loaded with potentially fatal poison.
So the Aquarius guy will eventually try to run you over, and like I’ve suggested, that doesn’t work. The other problem with this relationship is the emotional needs of each partner. Consult with an average astrologer, and they will tell you that Aquarius have no emotions. Ask me, and I’ll suggest different, but I will point out that the Aquarius isn’t very well equipped to deal with your Scorpio feelings.
We’re back to the odds. It’s not like this is completely doomed. But if you’re contemplating dating an Aquarius, give him a very thorough examination before you take the plunge. As you’re looking him over, ask yourself, “Do I feel lucky today?”
Pisces: One a scale of the best relationships I’ve ever seen, this is second only to its reverse. But you’re going to have to be pretty careful when handling your Pisces guy. He is a little more sensitive than you. No, that’s not true, he’s not more sensitive than you. No one is more sensitive than a Scorpio woman. (And I’m not pandering to you, either—it’s the truth.)
But that Pisces guy is more in touch, in an obvious way, with his feelings than you are. There are very few guarded Pisces guys. Ask him, he’ll tell you how he is feeling, at that very moment. So much for the good news.
There was the nicest stray cat in this one apartment complex I lived. He was all black except for a little tuft of white hair on his chest. He was also a Pisces male. That should be, he was a typical Pisces male. He would cat around all night, and then show up on my doorstep in the morning. Rather than say he was hungry, he would just look at me with those forlorn cat eyes, and I would give him food.
I did, eventually, put a cute pink flea collar on him, too. That worked pretty well. The way I know he was a standard–issue Pisces cat was something that happened one night. There was typical Texas spring storm. There was high wind, rain in great sheets. Some folks reported seeing a tornado funnel cloud someplace. The cat was sitting on my door mat, soaking wet. If he had moved over a mere three feet, he would have been in a dry spot, but the lashing rain was soaking this guy. He didn’t scratch at the door, or meow. He just sat there until I let him in.
This did not go over too well with my indoor Mama cat, but she did let him know that he wasn’t allowed out from under the couch, but he could stay the night. At least as long as it was raining that hard.
You can’t help but have pity on the guy. You can’t help but believe that he needs your mercy. But he’s a foxy little critter, that Pisces. However, just like that stray, when he looks in your eyes, you have no choice but to take him in.