Angles are everything in astrology. Where one planet or sign sits in relation to another is a crucial part of this craft. To that point, signs angled directly across from one other have a unique relationship. Some would call these “opposite” signs.
So, what about Scorpio, in particular? Which sign is opposite of Scorpio, and how does that angular relationship influence the two signs?
On an astrological chart, the opposite of Scorpio is Taurus. Taurus lies in perfect opposition with Scorpio at 180°. As opposites on the chart, Scorpio and Taurus have many traits that are different. However, they also share similarities and have the potential to work together and balance each other out.
Learn more about why Taurus is thought of as the “opposite” sign of Scorpio in astrology and how that affects how these two signs can work together.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why the Opposite of Scorpio is Taurus in Astrology
- 2 Comparing Scorpio and Taurus
- 3 What Scorpio and Taurus Have in Common
- 4 Considerations for Scorpio and Taurus Relationships
- 5 Scorpio Ascendant and Taurus Descendant
Why the Opposite of Scorpio is Taurus in Astrology
In every circle, any two points at 180° are positioned directly across from each another. This is as far apart as any two points can be in a circle, including the circular natal chart. In astrology, this 180° angle is referred to as an opposition.
You will hear some call signs that sit at this 180° angle as polar opposites. Another way that some describe this relationship is as the “Scorpio and Taurus polarity.” Both of these descriptions are just the same way of saying that these two signs sit on opposite sides of the chart, directly across from each other.
As a result of this angular relationship, interactions between Scorpio and Taurus will be energetic and there is the potential for friction at times. Tension can arise when the distinct qualities and motivations of these two signs clash.
While Scorpio and Taurus aren’t likely to always have an easy-breezy, perfectly harmonious relationship, as you will read below, this definitely doesn’t mean that the two signs can’t work well together and have a fruitful relationship.
Comparing Scorpio and Taurus
So, if Scorpio and Taurus are considered “opposites,” how do they compare to one another?
Scorpio and Taurus Duality
One way astrologers categorize the signs is by a quality referred to as their duality. You will also hear this called yin and yang, feminine and masculine, negative and positive, or even simply their “polarity.” Confusing, I know.
All of these terms describe the same idea, which is the way the signs express their energy: inward or outward.
Scorpio and Taurus are both in the negative sign category, also called the yin or feminine dualities. This means that both signs release their energy in an inward manner. Some think of this as similar to being introverted, although it’s not exactly the same.
This absolutely does not mean that Scorpio and Taurus prefer being alone. Rather, they are more prone to internalize their feelings and what they are thinking about.
So even though Scorpio and Taurus are considered “opposite” signs in astrology, they have the same negative duality in common and it may come naturally for them to express or explore within themselves.
Scorpio and Taurus Modality
The signs of the Zodiac are divided into three different “modes” in astrology. The three are called cardinal, fixed, and mutable. These modes, or modalities, symbolize how each sign approaches life and reacts to change.
Scorpio and Taurus are both categorized as having the fixed mode. The two signs are predisposed to carry through with what has been started. Once Scorpio and Taurus begin in one direction, they prefer to keep going in that direction with no plans of changing course. This fixed mode lends an enduring and steadfast quality to these two signs
Scorpio and Taurus Elements
Another way the signs of the Zodiac are categorized is into the four elements, air, earth, water, and fire. The four elements symbolize specific traits and motivations of a sign.
Scorpio is a water element sign so it naturally leads with emotions. This sign has a deep well of feelings and is able to experience a wide spectrum of emotions. Some say that water signs “feel” their way through life.
Taurus is an earth element sign and prefers to keep its feet planted firmly on stable ground. This element helps to shape Taurus into a practical and steady sign. Earth signs rely on their senses to steer them through life.
While Scorpio and Taurus share the negative duality and fixed modality, they are influenced by different elements that help to shape these two into distinct signs.
What Scorpio and Taurus Have in Common
From the article above, you learned that even though Scorpio and Taurus can be referred to as “opposites”, they still have many qualities in common.
Scorpio and Taurus share the negative or feminine duality, the “introverts” of astrology. They are also both very persistent and steady due to their shared fixed modality. These two signs are both stable and introspective.
Taurus and Scorpio are both seeking out something within themselves. Taurus is on a quest to find inner peace. In order to do this, it desires calm waters and familiar routines to bring calm to its mind. Scorpio is also on an internal crusade and that is for emotional honesty. This sign needs to live and feel its truth throughout the full spectrum of emotions.
So, these two “opposite” signs may have some distinct differences, but they are both driven to experience and transform something within themselves.
Considerations for Scorpio and Taurus Relationships
When thinking about the way in which two signs interact with one another, this could be from the perspective of how the signs work together within one person’s chart. Or, we could ask this same question in the context of how two different people with dominant Scorpio and Taurus traits relate to each other.
So when considering a Scorpio and Taurus relationship between two people, what are some things to keep in mind?
Scorpio and Taurus Relationship Strengths
Scorpio’s deep and strong emotions can at times be complex. This sign has the potential to get bowled over by their feelings and struggle to pull itself out of them, especially the negative emotions. Taurus, however, offers simplicity and stability. Taurus can be the “rock” for Scorpio to lean on when it’s struggling.
Scorpio, then, can also help push Taurus’ boundaries emotionally. Taurus will always seek out peaceful and calm waters, but sometimes the storms come regardless. Scorpio can help Taurus sort out what it may be feeling, deal with, and express its emotions.
Being an earth sign, Taurus is very real. What you see is what you get with Taurus. Scorpio appreciates authenticity. So, Taurus can let it “all hang out” and can feel free to be its true self around Scorpio, even if it isn’t always pretty. Scorpio would want it no other way.
As a water sign, Scorpio is very sensitive and compassionate. And Taurus, ruled by Venus, values its relationships a great deal. This combination could result in a couple that is very in-tuned to the needs of the other and that takes the feelings of the other person into consideration.
Also, this pair may have compatible feelings when it comes to physical affection with both preferring a high level of closeness and intimacy.
Scorpio and Taurus Relationship Challenges
Strengths and challenges are often made of the same stuff, it is just the way the traits are used. This is the case with the opposites of Scorpio and Taurus.
With Scorpio and Taurus, their contrasting levels of emotional intensity could feel frustrating to both at times. Taurus could get irritated with Scorpio’s mood swings and Scorpio could feel fed up with Taurus’ lack of emotional depth.
With this partnership, there is the potential that Taurus could always submit in order to seek peace, even when it doesn’t really want to. With Taurus always backing down in order to keep things going smoothly, Scorpio could dominate the relationship.
One last pitfall I will mention is that Scorpio could become resentful of Taurus’ routines and rigidity. Scorpio could feel as though things feel stale and boring.
But, each combination of signs has its struggles. Scorpio and Taurus are no exception. But, regardless of their potential challenges, these two signs hold the possibility of a loving and positive relationship, as do relationships between anyone with dominant sign traits as long as the lines of communication stay open and each partner respects the needs of the other.
For Scorpio and Taurus, focusing on the strengths the other brings to the partnership and ensuring that the power structure remains equal would go a long way toward keeping this relationship healthy.
Scorpio Ascendant and Taurus Descendant
Just as in life, the phrase “opposites attract” is often true in astrology, as well. One oppositional connection is especially significant in the natal chart and that is the relationship between the Ascendant and Descendant.
Your Ascendant (abbreviated as AC) is an important line in your chart that influences how you show yourself to the world. Some call this “the mask you wear,” or say it may be how others describe you. Whichever sign your Ascendant lies in is called your rising sign.
Looking at the example natal chart above, you can notice that if the Ascendant (AC) resides in Scorpio, then the angle or line directly opposite of it, the DC, sits in Taurus. This line is called the Descendant (DC).
In astrology, the relationship between the Ascendant and Descendant is seen as quite important with some even describing the Descendant in your chart as your “soul mate.” Many astrologers don’t take it that far but do consider your Descendant to be the qualities that you look for in others when forming relationships or the type of people you are naturally drawn to.
Sometimes you see the Descendant described as what you are not or your shadow side. So if you found these qualities in a partner, they would balance you out.
If you find your Ascendant in Scorpio, you’re a Scorpio rising. You may be unconsciously pulled toward people that display the qualities of Taurus as your Descendant would sit in that sign. Taurus’ traits may do well to balance out your traits, and vice-versa.
So, although they may be referred to as “opposite” signs, someone with Scorpio rising and another with strong Taurus characteristics may just seem like a perfect match!