Scorpio and Sagittarius can be an unusually hard relationship to make work, and complex enough that a small book could be written about it.
The low scores represent only the initial compatibility of this match. If you can both adapt to the others style this is a relationship which will improve steadily over time, and eventually rival any other match. The low scores then represent a high initial challenge, and not a long term pessimistic view.
These scores show the averages for data collected from my clients over the past 20 years. It's important to note however that individual relationships vary enormously. This is a summarized picture, a real compatibility reading is needed to judge a real relationship. It's also worth noting that Soulmates can be found in any sun sign match, even those which are statistically likely to have low compatibility.
This article is in two halves, the first is written from the viewpoint of the Scorpio man or Scorpio woman, and the second is written from the viewpoint of the Sagittarius man or Sagittarius woman.
You'll initially enjoy this partners passion, enthusiasm, excitement over trivial things, and overall sense of wonder at the world. You'll have some great conversations, and find each other fascinating. Sex may well feel inevitable to both of you.
Moving the relationship to the next level however a lot of differences start to become apparent. You're mysterious and private, while your partner is open, honest and blunt. In many ways this partner is almost too open for your taste. This is a 'what you see is what you get' partner, who probably has absolutely no secrets (no, really!)
You'll be rummaging through the dark and cobweb covered closets of their soul, looking for mental sex toys to confront them with, and probably find everything is already laid out on display in their living room!
You may initially think they're just very good at hiding things, and this may intrigue you, but the reality is far more likely to be that they genuinely can't be bothered to hide anything!..
As with all other areas of your Scorpio Sagittarius relationship, you're a much deeper person, whereas your Sagittarius likes to keep everything light and fun. You often take things almost too seriously, while this partner rarely takes them seriously enough. You prefer to be private, whereas this is a partner who wants to share everything with the world, which will likely make you cringe occasionally.
In the area of communication you rely on emotions and intuition to know what's right, and often you don't want to analyze or explain your thoughts. Meanwhile your Sagittarius prefers a hearty and open debate, laying everything out rationally for inspection and analysis. This may frustrate both of you.
Compounding this, your partner can be very blunt and insensitive by your standards, and will often say things which frankly shouldn't be said. This will rub you the wrong way, and create a downward spiral of emotionally heated arguments (which will annoy you) and long periods of not talking (which will annoy your Sagittarius).
Several other areas will throw fuel onto this fire: Your partner is very outgoing and social, and often enjoys a little flirting. They're also unlikely to want commitment any time soon, making for a match that makes you feel insecure.
You like routine and consistency, while this is a partner who values adventure and often a little chaos and unpredictability in their life. This is a partner who likes to feel independent.
You like to save for a rainy day, while your partner is likely to be very impulsive and reckless with money, preferring to worry about the bills 'later'.
In all of this you'll probably feel your Sagittarius takes things far too lightly, and their 'cold hearted' approach to criticism will bring out the worst in you.
This relationship can work and can be wonderful with enough compromise. However, it wont "just happen" like some do, and will require a lot of effort and understanding on both sides. The odds are against you, but that also increases the satisfaction and rewards for those who overcome them.
This is likely to be a redeeming area of the relationship for both of you. From your viewpoint, here at last you may find some an areas to share intimacy, without the rest of the world receiving blog entries!
You'll probably start to use sex as a weapon, to finally reign in your otherwise free spirited partner, and initially you may both find you can overlook other differences and arguments due to how well things work sexually.
In the long term however, it's likely that one or both of you will find the price for meeting each others needs in this relationship is high. This is no ones fault, and Scorpio Sagittarius relationships can definitely be workable. It will however take a lot of compromise, and your Sagittarius may not have the staying power, when there's a big world outside the window calling their name.
It's important to note however that we're looking only at sun signs here. There are many other planets which can have an equal or greater effect on someone's personality. Makes sense, as ultimately everyone is of course unique. Generalizing too far based just on sun signs can therefore be misleading.
To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results.
This unlocks the real power of astrology, and gives much more useful and specific information: everything from how they view you, how to turn them on, how to avoid arguments with them etc. If you would like to explore this further please see the compatibility readings page.
To summarize, you'll find each other fascinating and very attractive, and could be great friends as long as you don't sleep with each other. You can probably tell this is a person who will kick your butt if you toy with them, and there's the problem. It just makes them even more irresistible - you never could resist playing with fire.
Between your partners sexuality, intensity, air of mystery and the stimulating and deep conversations you have, you'll be all over them initially. Eventually that novelty will start to wear off and you'll pull away a little, while your Scorpio is still ramping up and becoming ever more intense and obsessive about you.
This will be where things start to rollercoaster downwards if you let them.
You like to keep everything light and fun, whereas this is a very emotional and intense partner. You'll speak your mind and throw out a random comment in the heat of the moment, and they'll be hurt to the point of remembering (and quoting it!) for the next 12 years.
If you're serious about this partner then censoring anything hurtful you might otherwise say is a very high priority. Even if you "didn't mean it" you'll pay the price for saying it. Scorpios don't forgive easily, and you need to adjust your thinking to accept that. And soon!
Compounding this, your partner relies on emotions and intuition to know whats right, and often doesn't want to rationalize or explain their thoughts. Meanwhile you want a hearty and open debate, laying everything out for honest feedback.
In short you're probably going to 'call your partner out' way too often (from a logical standpoint) and feel that you've won the argument. This is a classic case of winning battles while losing the war!
You'll start to find this partner mistrusting, possessive and demanding, while they will find you superficial and insensitive. You like to socialize, whereas your Scorpio often prefers to stay in. This is very likely to be another point of contention, and source of heated arguments.
This is a partner who wants commitment, and hates any form of flirting. Harmless or not, your outgoing nature together with your reluctance for commitment will bring out your partners possessive and jealous side, and make the relationship feel very claustrophobic. No one wants to handle an angry Scorpio - and least of all someone as light and carefree as yourself!
As in other areas, you need to change your behavior fairly fast if you want to keep your partner happy. Sounds pretty bad so far. Here's the kicker though, for all your disagreements you're likely to find one area which is really, really good!...
Likely to be amazing in this match. Scorpio often uses sex as a tool to gain control in a relationship, and in this instance they'll probably have a large degree of success, feeling at last like they have the upper hand, and focusing even more to leverage it. It's equally likely you'll be having too much fun to care about motives!
The long term problem with a Sagittarius Scorpio relationship is that it has a price tag, which is likely to be expensive for the Sagittarius.
This is a partner who wants exclusive rights to your soul. While initially their amazing intensity and passion may well justify that price, in the long term it's unlikely you'll want to keep paying, and things may turn into a love/hate relationship if you default..
As with all low scoring matches, it can definitely work wonderfully if you both want it enough. In this instance however, you should probably ask yourself if this is what you want as early as possible in the relationship.
The worst thing you can do is be indecisive, or accumulate a lot of bad feelings before you start to take this relationship seriously. You may be willing to start over with a clean slate, but Scorpios typically don't see things that way - so don't bank on it being an option...
So is this article conclusive? No! This article is based only on sun sign interaction. In order to provide a lot of people with information it's a convenient and fast way to generalize, but it's far from conclusive at this broad level. To get a complete picture we need to take all the other planets and their interactions into account for each of you, with a real astrology reading...
For details of the most common pros and cons of relationships with each of the other signs I have a separate index of articles on Scorpio compatibility and Sagittarius compatibility
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