Upside: strong sex drives; full presence; magnified relating; both push at edge, resisting stagnation; driven; aware of social presence; charisma galore; great conversations. Downside: loss of self and boundaries; obsessive; destructive tendencies; wicked in fights; sharp wounding tongues.
Libra and Scorpio have been called the 'relationship signs' for their capacity for coupling. Libra loves to be swept up in a breathless affair, and Scorpio has the urge to merge.
The intensity of Scorpio's gaze is like a tonic to Libra, who comes alive as the object of desire. The attraction may be the promise of something substantial, which both crave.
Scorpio looks for emotional resonance, and a kind of bonding that involves the soul. Relationships are no less important for Libra, but more happens for them at the airy plane of thought. Libra falls in love first with the idea being together. Scorpio is the most lucid and reality-based of the water signs. Scorpio knows what's at stake on the emotional-psychic level. This is where they clash, and may find problems relating.
Libra favors relationship lite, at least in the beginning, while Scorpio's passions are all or nothing. It's hard for Scorpio to pursue Libra in a long drawn-out courtship. There's a chance that Scorpio will feel like Libra just doesn't get them on a deep level.
Scorpio has to decide Libra is worth the wait, and that this elusive lover has the emotional density they need. Even when Libra settles into a commitment, there's a need for a personal space cushion. Scorpio's enveloping nature, and tendency to be controlling could set off alarms for Libra.
Above all, Libra likes to keep it clean and dignified, to the point of avoiding the dark corners of the relationship. The sign of the Scales is known to dance around conflict, until it recedes like a bad (fleeting) dream in the rear view mirror.
And yet, there's an edge to cardinal Libra when it comes to relationships -- they like to drive the action forward. Scorpio loves to probe and intermingle, and go to the bottom together, and rise up again. A persnickety Libra might find all that a bit dark and sordid, and not nice. But a Libra with the courage to walk through the shadow holds his or her own. And Libra's gift of clear-seeing is a saving grace, when what's needed is keeping things in perspective.On the Cusp
They're neighbors on the Zodiac, and may even meet at harmonious degrees. That would be around the Libra-Scorpio cusp (October 20 to 22nd). Other planets are a big factor in whether this match is a love connection. A Scorpio that can be objective about their obsessive nature reassures Libra that they're not diving off the deep end. Libra needs room to move, and a partner that has a flexible, open mind.
Libra craves peace and a stylish home to relax in and entertain fabulous friends. Scorpio is social, but also needs a lot of breathing room, to move through their own demanding cycles of change. A key to weathering the storms, is understanding what each needs day-to-day, to stay on a healthy path of growth.
A Libra with some sensuality and a strong libido gives the sexual Scorpio something to latch onto. Scorpio needs to take that intimate journey to the center of the heart with their partner. Libra's nature is to transcend the primal side of life, through beauty, social charm and an instinct or mirroring back what they think the other wants. In a twosome, they are pointed in different directions.
The gap of understanding can be bridged when there are other planets (especially Venus and the Moon) are in synch. When there's enough of what the other wants and needs, this is a match with potential. Otherwise, it feels like looking or love in all the wrong places.