Upside: Sharp wits; charged atmosphere; strong in crises; progressing and deepening; adventurous; probing; lovers of mystery.
Downside: Deep and wide vs. quick and on the mark; commitment quagmires; emotional smothering (Scorpio) and breaking away (Sagittarius); dark and light; secretive and an open book; stealthy and super direct.
Scorpio and Sagittarius are Zodiac neighbors, and share some common traits. Both are very physical in their love adventures. Each picks up much from body language, signals, a glance. The first dates are sexually charged, if there's an attraction. The combination of water and fire can be steamy!
Scorpio and Sagittarius have a different rhythm in the getting to know you phase, and beyond. Scorpio is a still waters run deep sign that's an aspirant (or master) in the art of seduction. To open up to another, soul-to-soul, Scorpio wants to know Sadge will meet their intensity. A Sagittarius that wants to win the trust of Scorpio -- not a cakewalk -- will want to tune in, and be very emotionally engaged. Enjoy the moment and be responsive to Scorpio's provocations.
Sagittarius is intense in its way, and very stimulating to be around, very high energy and prone to bursts of enthusiasm or passion. Scorpio's way is sensual, and drawing out the tantalizing tensions in the prelude. Sagittarius is a bold initiator, and loves the thrill of new experiences. This keeps the Archer on the move, and makes it hard for them to settle down.
Scorpio's nature is to sink ever deeper, discovering and revealing new layers of the soul self. Scorpio is more apt to want emotional and psychic fidelity, than the freedom loving Sadge. The emotional web of Scorpio, woven slowly around its beloved, can feel claustrophobic to the Archer. If it's too cloistering, inhibiting their movement in any way, Sagittarius begins to look for exits. A Scorpio that understands the need for freedom will instinctively pull back when necessary. An evolved Scorpio won't use its considerable power to hobble Sagittarius in its quest for movement. This will take much trust and faith in what's being created together.
It's not fair to say the Archer is "light" to Scorpio's dark, but many Sadges have buoyant, extroverted personalities and Scorpios tend to be concentrated inwardly. If they meet each other, they find their world expanded, inwardly and outwardly, mind, body and soul.Red Flags
Sagittarius is the eternal optimist, and can dive into romance just for the thrill of it. Just as its namesake, Scorpio encircles a potential lover-enemy with weapons raised. There's a dangerous allure about Scorpio, while Sadge meets the world with a disarming smile. Scorpio's trust has to be earned, while Sagittarius is easy pickin's. The freedom-loving Sadge has an 'easy come, easy go' motto. If Scorpio is treated carelessly, Sadge will soon get the legendary looks that kill.
Sagittarius finds Scorpio's palpable sexuality intriguing, seeing it as a promise of something vigorous to come. The Archer wins Scorpio's interest by being forthright, and without a hidden agenda. Scorpio finds that with Sadge, "what you see is what you get," and that helps with the trust issue. What drives Scorpio mad, is knowing that the happy-go-lucky flirting is done widely and freely, and part of the Sadge joie de vivre. Scorpio wants to feel deeply intertwined in love, and with Sadge, that can be an elusive dream.
Scorpio starts to wonder when the love will deepen. Usually cheery Sadge notices that Scorpio has started brooding, but isn't sure why. Scorpio holds back its heart, unless there's a sense of increasing intimacy toward the soul-merging it craves. Sadge on the other hand, can commit, but likes to maintain the atmosphere of openness in any relationship. To sensitive Scorpio, that feels like the safety hatch is flung wide, opening them psychically to who knows what. That's not going to change, each being made of different stuff, creating a built-in challenge at the heart of the relationship.
As romantic allies, Scorpio takes Sadge into emotional zones they might not otherwise wade through. The active Archer draws out the spontaneity in Scorpio, and leads them into all kinds of Be-Here-Now adventures. Sadge lends perspective, when Scorpio goes off the deep end into extreme moods. And Scorpio adds imaginative nuance to the Sadge style, at times a blunt instrument. Like any match, there is potential, and there are pitfalls. If they accept their differences, and stop trying to change the other, they start to build an underlying trust. It's gotta be a House of Love strong enough to hold Scorpio, but with enough open places for the Archer to feel free to roam.