As well as being notoriously sensitive, water sign people are highly emotional, deeply romantic and very changeable (or moody, depending on your point of view!), but their beautiful, kind natures can also hide a mass of insecurities which a lover needs to be aware of.
Although Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces all share these water sign traits, they are of different astrological modes.
Cancer, for example, is a cardinal water sign. Cardinal signs are initiators and leaders, impulsive and dynamic. In Cancer, this mode of action is expressed emotionally, through the heart. You’ll find Cancer to be the mother figure of the zodiac, always first to help anyone in need, first to shed tears for someone but also first to take practical steps to deal with the crisis. Cancer doesn’t sit around and wallow in his or her emotions, but instead takes active charge of them. In a compatibility reading, we might say that Cancer is the toughest of the water signs, but it’s an inner toughness, hidden well behind a soft and vulnerable exterior.
As a lover, Cancer needs someone to lavish all this cardinal emotion on. Yes, that means you. She (or he) wants to mother you, look after you, blow your nose and make sure you’re wearing clean underwear. Whether you like it or not. In fact, especially if you don’t like it, because that probably means you need it doing more than most. When it comes to compatibility, reading between the lines, Cancer wants to nurture you, and if you don’t want to be nurtured, you’re with the wrong water sign.
Scorpio – now, Scorpio’s a whole other kettle of fish. You won’t find Scorpio mothering anyone. Scorpio is a fixed water sign. Your Scorpio lovers shares the water sign traits with Cancer, in as much as he or she is deeply emotional and sensitive, but this water energy is expressed in a fixed mode. Scorpio is the most stubborn of the water signs, and his or her emotional energy is deep, secretive and still. Still, that is, until something stirs it up, at which point Scorpio will move heaven and hell to maintain their fixed purpose – to get their own way, in other words. In a Scorpio compatibility reading, we should be looking for a partner who can cope with a very intense relationship, and a rather private one too, since Scorpio keeps most of those deep, deep feelings to him or herself.
Quite unlike Cancer, Scorpio needs a lover who not only doesn’t need or want mothering, but is capable of standing up for themselves in some very hot power games and tumultuous fights. To catch and keep Scorpio’s eye, you need to be a strong personality with a strength of will to match this enigmatic water sign. Of course, no compatibility reading for Scorpio would be complete without mentioning that infamous sex drive. You’ll need a lot of that too.
And what of Pisces, the last of the water signs? Again, Pisces shares the water sign trait of being sensitive and emotional, but Pisces is a mutable water sign. Here, the water element isn’t moody and cyclical, like it is with Cancer, or alternately still and storm driven, like it is with Scorpio – instead, this is water in perhaps its purest form, able to take the shape of anything. Pisces is a complex and much misunderstood sign, perhaps because of this ever flowing, ever changing, ever fluid nature. Your Pisces lover can appear to be whatever you want him or her to be, while actually not being it at all. It’s complicated. Pisces needs a partner who can support and understand this individual’s complexities, while not taking advantage of this supremely gentle sign.
You see, Pisces doesn’t want to mother you, and Pisces doesn’t want to ride a power rollercoaster with you either. Pisces, quite simply, wants to love you and wants to experience a mystical, devoted, almost ethereal union with you. Fairies and unicorns optional, but if you want to love a Pisces, look for a compatibility reading between you and your partner which will show you how to embrace this unique sign and its mystical qualities. Every month, we offer a free romance compatibility report to one lucky reader, based on your unique birth chart rather than just your sun sign. If you’re in love with a Pisces, you’d better enter the draw quick!
Scorpio and Pisces is one of your very best matches. A perfect union, often with soulmate potential!
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.
Scorpio and Pisces 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 Pisces man or Pisces woman.
From the Scorpio viewpoint
Your strength and protectiveness work perfectly with your Pisces vulnerable and selfless nature. They’ll always put you first, and in return you’ll stop others from taking advantage of them. You can both make each other feel totally secure (often no easy task for most other signs).
You’re both exceedingly loyal and can be highly possessive. Often this is viewed as a negative thing, but in this match it will help each of you feel secure and needed. This is a partner who you’ll never suspect of trying to hurt you, and whose gentle nature will bring out the very best in you.
You will connect with this partner on a very deep and satisfying level, often knowing what each other are thinking or feeling at any given time. If you prefer emotional or financial control of a relationship this is a partner is likely to be very agreeable.
You both value privacy and will put each other ahead of all others, you both tend to be spiritual, romantic and sometimes emotionally needy. You’ll both recognize those times and be there for each other.
This is tied with Cancer as your best match, though in many ways it’s an even more complimentary match. The one potential warning here though is not to underestimate your Pisces dislike of confrontation and arguments. They are very loyal, to the point of giving their all to a relationship, but if pushed over that edge they can ‘give up’ and leave.
Pisces is somewhat notorious for just ‘walking out and never coming back’ if they’re unhappy for long enough. While it may surprise and confuse a less intuitive partner, you’ll have plenty of warning.
Don’t be stubborn with this partner, remind yourself of all the ways they bend to you. Unleash your fury on the rest of the world, and skip them. It’s very likely they’re too good to push away with petty bickering. Nurture and protect them, as only Scorpio can.
In summary, this is one of those perfect matches which is very likely to make others jealous!
Scorpio Pisces sex
A perfect match, and one of the most intense in the zodiac. You both take sex very seriously and place a high value on the emotional connection it can bring.
Overall, this is an ideal match, and often on a level where no words can really do it justice.
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.
From the Pisces viewpoint
This is one of those perfect matches which can make others jealous (we won’t tell anyone else about this page!) You’ll connect with this partner on a very deep and satisfying level, often knowing what each other are thinking or feeling at any given time.
Scorpio aren’t often portrayed as leaders, but the reality is they’re more than capable of taking the lead if they choose to. In the case of your relationship you’re likely to often appreciate your partners incredible inner strength – they can handle anything life throws at them – especially when they have a caring partner such as you beside them.
Scorpio is a supremely devoted and protective partner, exactly what you need. Don’t be surprised however if your partner will do anything to stop others taking advantage of you. See this for what it is – how they show they care – protectiveness rather than meanness.
You’re by far the more flexible partner in this relationship. Your Scorpios stubbornness is an element of how strong their character is, so even if you don’t always like this facet of it, remember it’s a necessary part of the package which overall has numerous positives which you’ll no doubt come to love and admire.
This is a very intense partner, who can occasionally be moody and even somewhat paranoid. You’re one of the few people with the intuition and patience to get them to open up when hurt or annoyed. Use that gift well, and this partner will soon realize you deserve their trust and will more than repay it.
You can both be possessive, and both are more than capable of understanding that possessiveness and gaining security from it, rather than taking offence.
You both can be highly romantic, value privacy, and don’t have a problem putting each other ahead of all others. It’s likely you’ll both be fairly spiritual people.
To others you each may have an air of mystery about you, though within the relationship neither of you may notice it. If you have mutual friends they may eventually comment on this however.
Pisces Scorpio sex
A perfect match, and one of the most intense in the zodiac. You want a soulmate, and your Scorpio will meet all your needs, including a desire to possess you totally.
No words are going to do justice to the level of emotional connection or satisfaction you can have with this partner. Grab with both hands, and don’t let go!