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What makes them?
Intellect, creativity and ambition; They also work well as people who bring totally different (but complementary) natural skills to their bond.
What breaks them?
This is an extremely slow burner with potential for a lot of miscommunication to happen before they ever get serious about accepting the limitless possibilities. If you thought Air and Water signs could never do anything but co-exist, these two are the exception but it will take them time to learn what everyone else sees.
Can it work?
As long as Scorpio doesn’t do anything too irrational whilst figuring out her Aquarius man’s buttons and he doesn’t torture her with distance or detachment, then give it time and they will become inseparable.
It is often said Water and Air signs only ever skirt around the edges of each other, often creating a sort of energy in the middle to eat slowly at their substance. However, the terrain isn’t all made of narrow rivers to usher in brief gusts of wind. Every so often, you find a calm lagoon that traps the musky air into a lasting bond to protect from the outside world’s disturbance. This is the sort of landscape Aquarius male and Scorpio female has the ability to create together but they both need to give themselves the gifts of time and experience in order to appreciate the kind of love they can grow into.
To put it bluntly, Aquarius is almost everything Scorpio isn’t. Scorpio will be wrapped up in her feelings whereas Aquarius is just trying to bargain for the key out of his padded cell thought process. He’s spent so much time fretting about the big issues, the world events and his place within them that it often threatens to suffocate his creativity and upward mobility in early life. As a consequence, if he cannot move upwards he reasons it is better to move sideways.
In this state of permanent transition, Aquarius stumbles upon a woman to bring back the feelings, and he recognizes this in the alluring magnetism of Scorpio’s eyes. She probes her dates and only ever throws a second suggestive look at the suitors she believes will help her discover new ground.
Although Scorpio female would prefer a lifetime bond that all society would understand, with the marriage and security thrown in to boot, she’s fine discovering unusual connections that go to the bone and leave her victims unable to forget her memory when it’s over. When she meets Aquarius male, her excitement and engagement is only ramped up since he has no aura of victim about him whatsoever.
He is impervious to the usual obstacles she places for less worthy challengers. It is not so much that Aquarius male can jump through her hoops as circumnavigate them entirely. His pursuit may come on a little strong and intense (leaving Scorpio to believe she has him exactly where she wants him) but he purses her on clearly intellectual principles and purely in environments where he can engage her in conversation as a friend and confidante.
Scorpio female’s spiral into confusion continues, since she is not used to being treated or challenged like a friend (at least, in more than just the label). Here is an Aquarius male that cedes ground to her in the emotional and sensory domains, since he clearly sees early on she has a firmer grasp on emotional intelligence that he ever could. He seeks her counsel and guidance and, if there are enough obvious openings for them to take the relationship to the next level, the whirlwind of an Scorpio Woman and Aquarius Man love life begins in earnest.
If she’s noticed Aquarius likes to stay on the move, here’s another secret to this man: That won’t change. Aquarius’ desire to take on new challenges by himself is totally contradictory to Scorpio’s need for a partner in crime that remains ever-present by her side. She wants to feel they are inseparable, whereas he would scale the highest mountain for a lover who could guarantee a relationship doesn’t go hand in hand with sacrificing independence.
This could lead to Scorpio doing many irrational things in order to test how valuable (or indispensable) Aquarius truly considers her. She mistakes his trust and willingness for her advice as carte blanche to presume he cannot live without her, and waits for the right (manufactured) setting to give him the chance of coming out with the magic words admitting as much. She’s in for a nasty crash back to reality since, on the contrary, Aquarius is prone to making severe accusations and insensitive remarks when he feels someone else has come to symbolize his repression.
With Aquarius proving an amateur at feelings and sensitivity (Scorpio will even find him rather dull and uninitiated in bed at the very beginning) and Scorpio made to look wildly self-absorbed standing next to his cerebral deductions, there are enough wrong turns for this love to get killed off before the stakes get real.
These two will likely prosper if they meet each other somewhere later down the line and learn to accept people’s differences for what they are. After all, one of Scorpio’s favourite maxims is “timing is everything” and they will never forget the time they were ready to take onboard valuable lessons about learning balance between emotion and thought. Aquarius, for his part, has always had the lifelong commitment as a thought piercing the back of his mind. There is enough stimulation across different planes to keep these two interested for the long run and fill the void in their single life.