It’s no secret that both Gemini and Scorpio have a bit of a reputation for being two of the most challenging zodiac signs to date. While they’re both irresistible in their own ways and highly misunderstood, not everyone can handle the drama and intensity that typically comes along with dating either sign. So, what happens when you put two of the zodiac’s biggest troublemakers together? Gemini and Scorpio’s zodiac compatibility has all the info you need to know about this fascinating zodiac pair.
Gemini and Scorpio are five signs apart, which indicate a quincunx or inconjunct aspect in astrology. According to astrologer Clarisse Monahan, zodiac signs with this aspect can have difficulty relating to each other. “Though this can generate an exciting chemistry, the relationship might not be very stable and may swing between extreme highs and lows,” she says. “This is not an easy match. It’s tricky, but it’s definitely exciting.”
Additionally, Gemini and Scorpio are incompatible by both element and modality, representing how they express themselves and move through life. Gemini is a mutable air sign, which means they’re adaptable, logical, and prone to changing their mind. Scorpio is a fixed water sign, which means they’re very focused, emotional, intuitive, and stubborn.
“This doesn’t mean they’re doomed; it just means this relationship hinges more on the combination of effort and fate than harmony and convenience,” Dana DeFranco, astrologer and co-host of the Allegedly Astrology podcast, tells Bustle. “Despite their technical incompatibility, these two signs have more in common than being the Internet’s most hated signs.”
Gemini & Scorpio’s Sexual Compatibility
Sexually, the twins and the scorpion score top marks. According to Monahan, “These two signs together show us proof that chemical attraction does exist.” Geminis have multiple sides to them, which Scorpio will find very intriguing. They’ll want to figure out who this Gemini truly is. The curious Gemini will be lured in by Scorpio’s mysterious allure and will want to find out everything about them.
These two are masters at seducing with words and will keep trying to one-up each other until the clothes start coming off. Even then, they will still find themselves fighting for control. Gemini is nonjudgemental and loves trying new things in bed. This will greatly please Scorpio, who secretly worries about scaring partners away with their unique sexual fantasies.
In the long run, there is potential for this fire to burn out. Geminis tend to see sex as a way to have fun, while Scorpio sees sex to connect with their partner on an intimate, deep, and emotional level. This is particularly important when they’re in a committed relationship. According to Monahan, Scorpio may feel that Gemini keeps things too “surface” or superficial instead of the “deep murky waters” where the scorpion prefers to hang out.
Even if this never turns into an actual committed relationship, these are two zodiac signs that can’t keep their hands off each other. As DeFranco says, “It’s the kind of attraction that draws two people together who aren’t even sure if they like each other, but they can’t seem to resist hooking up.”
Gemini & Scorpio’s Emotional Compatibility
This is an area that may break this pair as they’re quite different on an emotional level. According to astrologer Stephanie Gailing, Scorpio feels all the feel and has “great endurance to dig into the depths of where their emotions take them.”
Gemini, on the other hand, has a more intellectual approach to it. “Their inquisitive minds may inspire them to be curious about their feelings, but they’re less apt to really take the time, like a Scorpio, to explore them,” she says. Instead, Geminis try to understand their feelings on a very basic level and then move on to something else. This will frustrate Scorpio, who likes having an in-depth conversation about how they’re feeling. Again, they may find Gemini to be too superficial for their liking.
Scorpios are also notoriously jealous and a bit possessive in relationships. This will be a big problem for Gemini, who needs the freedom to do their own thing and socialize with whoever they want, whenever they want.
On the plus side, Scorpio is a fixed sign to provide the restless Gemini with more stability. “This, of course, however, depends on how open Gemini is to want to ground their airy nature,” Monahan says.
Overall, Gemini and Scorpio are considered to be incompatible zodiac matches. Although it’s a fun and sexy match initially, a lot of work needs to be done to have a harmonious relationship.
“Long-term potential for this couple is ultimately based on age, maturity, goals, and commiserating over internet memes as they secretly both love the attention,” DeFranco says. “Gemini is notoriously noncommittal, but Scorpio’s enigmatic presence can inspire persistence. If they want to make it work, Gemini has to show Scorpio that they won’t abandon them.”
Dana DeFranco, astrologer and co-host of the Allegedly Astrology podcast
Clarisse Monahan, astrologer
Stephanie Gailing, astrologer and author of The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care, tells Bustle,