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Virgo and Scorpio: A Perfect Pairing?
Virgo and Scorpio are a unique 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 restlessly into the night, while Scorpio is often seen as the dark side of the coin, 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 a Scorpio. The Scorpio, as a fixed water sign, is always thinking about how they'll find someone to bring into their life. Scorpio wants to be king or queen of their realm, and they don't want to rule the world 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 but failed to follow the correct path.
Virgo sees many of its preceding signs as pollutants who take advantage of the planet by not working hard enough. 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.
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 approaches to life. This may be a turn off 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 its ego for the sake of getting stuff done and to distance itself 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, without finding a drastic contrast that it becomes intolerable.
The two will conflict over their different perspectives on life. Scorpio demands loyalty, concentration, intensity, bravery, and cunning decision making, whereas Virgo demands routine, regularity, success, 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. However, this couple can likely talk through their differences.
Both Scorpio and Virgo are edgy people with a proclivity toward the supernatural. Virgo is an actual saint that will work to get everything stuff done. This is a sign that's great to have around when there is a crisis and quick thinking is a must. However, Virgo can sometimes struggle with depression and anxiety from taking on too much of the world—however, 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 of a person. 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 for all the different hues of emotion.
Scorpio Is Complicated to Deal With, but Virgo Can Handle It
Scorpio is such a complicated sign that 3 symbols are actually associated with it: the snake, the scorpion, and the Phoenix.
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 it's in survival mode. They'll become negligent of their responsibilities and want to be alone all the time.
As a scorpion, this sign is ready to apply itself into the world, but is defensive and ready to strike if someone comes too close or tries to insult it. Scorpio is on a mission to help make the world a better place—and find success, of course.
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 it burns itself out from generosity and kindness and reverts all the way back into a snake. This cycle is never ending. It's important for Scorpio to learn how to use its energy wisely so it doesn't burn out and end up in a reduced snake state. Ideally, a Scorpio will learn how to stay a bird for as long as possible without having to sacrifice everything.
Scorpio feels everything intensely. They are prone to believing there is more to life because of this sensitivity. It can be brutal to live with this kind of magnified understanding and realize that not everyone is the same way.
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 itself beyond its 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 may also 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 all along.
What Their Needs Are
As earth and water signs, Virgo and Scorpio have complimentary 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 a Virgo and Scorpio 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 and rather focus on positive ways to evaluate their lives.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which has some aggressive qualities to it, whereas Virgo is ruled by Mercury which is much more communicative. Scorpio will push Virgo to act, and Virgo will push Scorpio to think more.
Persephone and Hades, a Legendary Virgo and Scorpio Combination
Persephone and Hades are about as accurate of a Virgo and Scorpio couple as we can get, 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 one day in a meadow. The god carried her off in a chariot to live with him in the Underworld. In some tales, Zeus gave his consent to 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 at 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 had not 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 that she would have to return to Hades for one-third 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 that helped people to avoid famines and droughts. The cycle became one of the rituals of the sacred Eleusinian mysteries.