Aries and Scorpio
Note: This is a comparison and contrast of the signs themselves and their characteristics, not for planetary compatibility, synastry or relationship astrology. For Synastry readings and other readings: Synastry Reading
Aries is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars. The first sign of the zodiac, the baby so to speak. Scorpio is a fixed water sign ruled by Mars. The 8th sign of the zodiac. These two signs while both ruled by Mars, the god of war, have nothing else in common as they are inconjunct or quincunx signs (signs that are 150 degrees from each other).
Aries based on the cardinal modality and fire element is instantaneous action. A sign where if you strike it, it hits back immediately and without thought. Its actions are intuitive and swift. If an Aries dominant individual wants to do something they will act instantly.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign. Water is feminine or receptive in nature, while fire is masculine and proactive. Scorpio’s Mars actions are more calculated and covert. Their attack may be silent but deadly like the Scorpion. Scorpio may wait weeks, months, years to attack. The fixed quality allows for Scorpio to obsess over goals until they’re achieved.
I liken Aries and Scorpio to the soldier and the assassin. One has a smash-mouth approach to getting goals accomplished. The other has a more quiet, methodical, secretive approach to achieving goals.
Aries and Scorpio Friendship
Because both of these are Mars signs, they have a lot in common. Both are assertive and will do what is necessary to reach goals. The approach is where they differ. So while they have that in common the duo may face many disagreements over approach.
Aries says ” Let’s do it now” and Scorpio says ” We’re not ready, I need to do more scouting”. This rift may never be rectified as both signs are extremely headstrong and independent-minded.
If a duo is going into battle and there is a split then you’re left with two solo acts then that force is weakened. But Mars doesn’t care, they both are so strong minded they believe they can accomplish monumental tasks alone, to their detriment.