Opposites may attract, but that doesn’t mean that they’re meant to stay together. That’s the case with Taurus and Scorpio relationships. When the zodiac’s bull and scorpion first meet, sparks are sure to fly. Taurus will be drawn to the water sign’s mysterious sensual appeal, while Scorpio will be highly intrigued by the bull’s ability to meet their intense gaze without backing down. But once the initial heat cools off, what you have left are two notoriously stubborn fixed signs who may be too different to make a relationship last.
Taurus and Scorpio differ from other opposite sign couples because they both have strong personalities. They both love hard, are set in their ways, and neither will back down from a fight. So when their relationship is good, it’s really good. When it’s bad, it’s really bad.
“Their relationship can be volatile, hostile, and emotionally draining,” Dr. Veroshk Williams, certified astrologer and spiritual advisor, tells Bustle. “It might be a constant emotional and intellectual struggle. It also has the potential to bring a lot of self-doubts, which might lead to a debilitated sense of self for both.”
On the bright side, Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs, they’re both loyal in relationships, so infidelity shouldn’t be an issue in this pairing. Plus, because they’re both highly protective and have a bit of a possessive streak, neither partner will feel smothered or get turned off by it.
Sexual Compatibility Between Taurus & Scorpio Zodiac Signs
Taurus and Scorpio’s sexual chemistry is off the charts. In fact, a strong sexual connection is most likely going to be the foundation of their relationship. As astrologer Arriana Fox tells Bustle, they’re very dynamic in the bedroom, kitchen, or wherever they choose to hook up. “This is not an area that will be an issue, as they tend to know how to share their sensual side,” she says. The Venus-ruled Taurus will love having a partner who’s so attentive and focused on pleasuring them, while Scorpio can relax and enjoy being with someone who isn’t afraid of their intensity.
Vulnerability & Communication Are Challenges Between Taurus & Scorpio Zodiac Signs
But, great physical chemistry can’t always keep a relationship together long-term. Emotionally, expect a lot of drama as both Taurus and Scorpio are very prideful signs. “There’s a tendency to expect telepathy or mind reading capabilities in terms of who is feeling what and when,” Williams says. “Also, they tend to show each other emotional unavailability and detachment.” For these two, it’s like a battle of who can get the other to crack first.
When it comes to communication, there are a lot of “roadblocks and no exit alleys” with these two. “This can happen because they’re both stubborn, difficult, and can be unwilling to show repentance or even utter the words, ‘I’m sorry,’” Williams says. Scorpio has a tendency to behave like a “know it all” in relationships, which can lead to Taurus becoming very defensive. They may develop the type of connection where they’re always looking for ways to challenge each other — but not in the healthy way that allows each partner to grow.
Overall, Taurus and Scorpio are a challenging pair. But as with all zodiac pairings, no couple is doomed to fail. “A great deal of work will need to be done to keep a balance as both are potent signs and indeed opposite of each other,” Fox says. “So keep that in mind when trying to balance this relationship as the true balance is needed for a good long-term union.”
Dr. Veroshk Williams, certified astrologer and spiritual advisor
Arriana Fox, astrologer