Charming is just a pretty version of manipulation. Charm is primarily found in Venus, and due to that, Taurus and Libra are quite charming. People tend to forget that they’re manipulative in an aesthetically pleasing sense. Neptune is also seen as the higher octave of Venus. Pisces is a mysteriously attractive sign with the ability to mesmerize and hypnotize others.
People usually criticize Scorpio first for being the manipulative sign, but Taurus, Libra, and Pisces both have manipulative connections that can be harder to see.
Taurus and Scorpio are sister signs and manipulation is a common theme for them even though the two signs do it in different ways. Scorpio is manipulative on an emotional aspect on abstract matters. Taurus is manipulative on a physical aspect on practical matters. The thing that ties these two signs together is the need for control.
Libra and Scorpio are neighboring signs and they both share a manipulating quality. The difference is that Libra will manipulate gently and superficially while Scorpio will take on a more aggressive, “uglier” approach in comparison to Libra.
Pisces and Scorpio are both water signs and are skilled in emotional manipulation. However, the difference lies in how they exactly do it. Due to Scorpio being ruled by Mars and Pluto, there is a combative, pessimistic feel to how they manipulate. However, with Pisces being ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, there is a free, optimistic feel to how they manipulate.