If You're A Scorpio, This Is The Type Of Person You Shouldn't Marry

When people born under Scorpio reveal their sun sign, the reaction is often "Oh, wow!" or "Yikes!" Like its symbol the scorpion, people born between October 23 and November 21 have a rep for being intense, moody, and mysterious. They're magnetic and intuitive, almost seeming to know your innermost secrets before you even open your mouth (via AstroStyle). If you're looking for a deep conversation, or a buddy with whom to explore an exotic restaurant or a cool new club, Scorpio's your man (or woman). 

As a life partner, Scorpio is amazing in a number of ways. The Scorpion-born are staunchly loyal, protective, honest, trustworthy, and nurturing. However, they're also given to jealousy, and if you give them reason to question your faithfulness, they'll get their revenge in the most hurtful way possible (via Bonobology.com). Although Scorpios can seem aloof at first, it's worth the patience to penetrate their outer shell. Inside, they're actually quite sentimental — they're the ones who remember birthdays and anniversaries — and love creating a warm and secure home. As for the romance department ... well, let's just say there's a good reason this sign rules the genital region. The bedroom is never boring when a Scorpio is in it.

Yet as awesome as Scorpios are, they're not the best partner for absolutely everyone. Astrologically speaking, each sign has strengths and weaknesses that pair up better with certain signs than with others. Read on to find out which types of people work well with Scorpio — and which ones definitely don't.

Scorpios looking for a partner should steer clear of these signs

Generally speaking, water signs like Scorpio are most compatible either with earth signs or other water signs. For instance, earth-sign Taurus is considered a good match for Scorpio, per Love to Know, because they both value security and trust. Another excellent partner for the Scorpion-born is Pisces, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com; they understand each other on an emotional and sexual level, and when they're on the same page, they can communicate easily.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, fire signs are often too adventurous and air signs too changeable for Scorpio. For instance, fire sign Leo can be a problematic match (via AstroStyle), since they're both strong-willed signs that don't give in easily. Another iffy sign is Libra, whose friendly and somewhat superficial nature runs counter to Scorpio's secretive and jealous personality. A Scorpio spouse could resent all the time Libra spends with friends, and Libra may not understand why it takes so long for their Scorpion mate to open up about personal matters. Then there's Sagittarius, who values honesty as much as Scorpio does, but also craves freedom. If a Scorpio partner becomes too much of a control freak, Sag may develop a wandering eye — which is a recipe for disaster (via Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com).

Does that mean all Scorpios should avoid a relationship with these signs? Not at all. Astrologers say that a full astrological chart reading can give you a more accurate assessment of your personality — and your partner's — and help determine whether this is a match made in heaven.