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Virgo and Scorpio: The Perfect Relationship?
Virgo and Scorpio are an eccentric match that can thrive and dominate together, which can make them seem intimidating. There is something supernatural about this pairing — Virgo is often seen as an angel working hard and relentlessly into the night, while Scorpio is often seen as the dark side of things, akin to a vampire, werewolf, or demon.
Virgo and Scorpio are brought together by their shared work ethic and passion for success. Virgo, as an earth sign, is one of the hardest-working signs in the zodiac, but this also causes them to be one of the biggest loners. Virgos can go through long stretches of time without a partner — but that isn’t the case for Scorpio. The Scorpio, as a fixed water sign, is always thinking about how they’ll find their beloved one. Scorpio wants to be king or queen of their realm, and they don’t want to rule without a partner.
They Are Both Passionate and Hard-Working People
Born in the latter part of the year, both Virgo and Scorpio are passionate people. Virgo is considered a late summer sign, while Scorpio is born in the middle of fall. They’ve both learned from previous signs, observing how they came into the world and made their mistakes.
Virgo sees many of the preceding signs as pollutants who take advantage of the planet by not working hard. Scorpio, on the other hand, sees a lot of people as dull, magic-less, and tiring. Scorpio is looking for something a little more supernatural — they don’t want a perfect person, but they do want someone who is extremely loyal.
What Draws These Two Signs to Each Other
Scorpio is a little like Hades from Greek mythology, who took Persephone with him for six months of the year and kept her all to himself — they can be possessive. They learn and grow through partnership, so they have high standards. Water signs, in general, take relationships very seriously; they have a strong desire to get to know who they’re in a relationship with and this can lead them to adopt manipulative and controlling behaviors.
Virgo, on the other hand, is more restless. They tend to rely on logic and problem-solving skills rather than on social or emotional intelligence. This may be a turnoff for Scorpio, but it might also attract them. Scorpio likes people who are intrinsically different from them, but they also like people who are a force to be reckoned with. They also like to be successful — and success tends to follow Virgo in droves.
Virgo will like the extra love Scorpio showers them with. Virgo occasionally takes on traits from its neighbor Leo, so they may have a slight ego. Virgo often denies their ego for the sake of getting stuff done and to distance themselves from Leo, but Scorpio can see right through this.
Scorpio and Virgo Compatibility Chart
Middle of Fall
October 23 to November 21
August 23 to September 22
Mars and Pluto
Passionate, emotional, persistent, loyal, curious
Hard-working, faithful, critical thinkers, patient, serious
Guts, intestines, solar plexus
Snake, scorpion, and phoenix (and sometimes the eagle)
A Dramatic but Balanced Pairing
When they balance each other out, this pairing is powerful. Each person will find traits in the other that they lack, and the contrast isn’t drastic enough to be intolerable.
Where They Might Have Conflicts
The two will struggle to make peace with their different perspectives on life. Scorpio demands loyalty, passion, concentration, intensity, bravery, and cunning decision-making, whereas Virgo demands routine, regularity, success, honor, self-application, and trust. The two must respect each other in order for this to work in the long term.
Scorpio will need to be careful to not be too compulsive, otherwise, they could annoy the Virgo. Meanwhile, Virgo needs to lighten up and not get too bogged down by work and other interests. Scorpio doesn’t like playing second fiddle, not even to work. On the bright side, this couple can likely talk through their differences.
Where They Will Help Each Other
Both Scorpio and Virgo are edgy people with a proclivity toward the supernatural. Virgo is an actual saint that will work to get everything done. This is a sign that’s great to have around when there is a crisis and quick thinking is a must. Virgo can sometimes struggle with depression and anxiety from taking on too much of the world — fortunately, these are mental health problems that Scorpio can relate to and handle. Scorpio can help Virgo to better conserve their energy.
Scorpio is a magician that likes to dive deeply into the human psyche. Scorpio isn’t afraid to try new things and get their hands messy. They want to get to know people at their very core, so they’ll try to get a rise out of them to get a glimpse of the raw, uncensored version. Scorpios do not necessarily have the best control of their emotions because they have such an abundance of feelings, but they do have a great understanding of all the different emotional hues.
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Scorpio Is Complicated, but Virgo Can Handle It
Scorpio is the most complicated sign. It’s the only sign where 3 symbols are associated with it: the snake, the scorpion, and the phoenix.
- Snake: As a snake, Scorpio is trifling. They’re basically just crawling around on their bellies, plotting, and eating dust. A snake-like Scorpio is dangerous, especially when they’re in survival mode. They’ll become negligent of their responsibilities and want to be alone all the time.
- Scorpion: As a scorpion, this sign is ready to apply themselves into the world. They’re unfortunately defensive and ready to strike if someone comes too close or tries to insult them. Do not threaten them! Scorpio is on a mission to help make the world a better place — and find success. They’re very protective of their potential for success.
- Phoenix: A phoenix-like Scorpio is the most sacrificial sign of them all, and to stay in this state of mind is taxing. It takes several trial runs before the Scorpio figures out how to live in long periods as the phoenix before burning out. They’ll give up on generosity and kindness and revert back into the snake. This cycle is never-ending. It’s important for Scorpio to learn how to use its energy wisely, so they don’t burn out and end up in a reduced snake state. Ideally, a Scorpio will learn how to stay in its bird form for as long as possible and without having to sacrifice everything.
Scorpio feels everything intensely. They are prone to believe there is more to life because of their sensitivity. It can be brutal to live with this kind of magnified understanding and realize that not everyone is the same way.
Virgo Offers Sustainability and Practicality
As an earth sign, Virgo can soak up a water sign’s elemental energy. Virgo is great at witnessing emotion and preventing Scorpio from expressing themselves beyond their means. Virgo is great about taking care of practical needs; they don’t like fights or aggressive confrontations. A Virgo — like other earth signs — will take confrontation personally and not really get it. They can retaliate poorly.
What Scorpio will find in Virgo is a sustainable life, which is what they need. Virgo will find a deeper part of themselves that they didn’t realize was there.
Virgo's and Scorpio's Deepest Needs
As earth and water signs, Virgo and Scorpio have complementary elements. They both have the power to bring out each other’s naughty or sweet side. Hades and Persephone transformed through this partnership, just as Scorpio and Virgo will.
Scorpio needs someone who is intense but also more grounded than them. Scorpio is often compulsive because their actions are often guided by emotions. Virgo is much more detached because they’re trying to organize things in their mind. In this relationship, Virgo is much better at opening up to their emotions and relying more on intuition.
Both of these personalities like to be realistic. Scorpio sees how humans are disasters, and they’re constantly looking for people’s true motives. Virgo, on the other hand, is coming from a place of observation, collecting notes about people. They both have critical views of the world, which is in part why they relate to one another. They have to be careful not to be too critical or negative.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, which has some aggressive qualities to it, whereas Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. Scorpio will push Virgo to act, and Virgo will push Scorpio to think.
Hades and Persephone, a Legendary Scorpio and Virgo Combination
Hades and Persephone are a textbook example of a Scorpio and Virgo couple, even if they’re from a myth. Persephone was the goddess of the harvest. Hades, god of the Underworld, fell in love with the lovely Persephone when he saw her picking flowers in a meadow. The god carried her off in a chariot to live with him in the Underworld. In some tales, Zeus gave Hades his consent to go ahead with the abduction. The kidnapping is said to have taken place in either Sicily, famed for its fertility, or Asia.
Meanwhile, Persephone’s mother, Demeter, searched the planet for her missing daughter. Hermes told Demeter of her daughter’s fate, but she still continued searching for her until she arrived in Eleusis.
It was here, disguised as an old woman, that the goddess cared for Demophon, the only son of Metaneira, the wife of Keleos, and the king of Eleusis. To reward the family for their kindness, Demeter set about making Demophon immortal, but in a really disturbing way — by lighting him on fire every night.
When Metaneira saw this, she was enraged and plotted to get rid of the guest. Demeter then revealed her true identity. She demanded a temple be built in her honor. This was the beginning of the celebrated sanctuary of Eleusis.
Once the temple was completed, Demeter withdrew from the world to live inside it. She then caused a great drought and famine to convince the other gods to release her daughter from Hades.
The drought spread, killing people throughout the land, so Zeus sent Hermes to persuade Hades to release his bride. Before giving her up, the cunning Hades put a pomegranate kernel in the girl’s mouth, knowing its divine taste would compel her to return to his side later in the year.
In other versions of the myth, Persephone could have been released if she hadn’t eaten anything in the underworld during her captivity, but at the last moment, Hades gave her a pomegranate seed. Finally, as a compromise, it was decided that Persephone would be released, but she’d have to return to Hades for half of the year.
The story of Demeter and Persephone is about the changing seasons and the perennial change from life to death. These cycles play a big part in agricultural understanding and in constructing a calendar to help people avoid famines and droughts. The cycle became one of the rituals of the sacred Eleusinian mysteries.
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