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A set of scorpio sign symbols

Scorpio Sign – The Eighth Sign of the Zodiac

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac. Those born under this sign are dead serious in their mission to learn about others. There’s no fluff or chatter for Scorpios, either; these folks will zero in on the essential questions, gleaning the secrets that lie within. Scorpios concern themselves with beginnings and endings, and are unafraid of either; they also travel in a world that is black and white and has little use for gray.

Fearless Scorpios rarely lose; they just keep on going, since they are stubborn and determined to succeed (this Scorpio trait is in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this sign). Scorpios work as hard as they do so they can someday sit back and feel satisfied with themselves. These folks are intense, passionate and filled with desire. They’re also complex and secretive, so don’t expect to get much out of them, lest they become suspicious and exit stage left.

Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto. Mars was the God of War in Roman mythology and is the first (and most ancient) ruler of Scorpio. When Pluto was discovered in the 20th century, it was also assigned to this sign. Pluto was known as the God of the Underworld in ancient Roman times, so when coupled with Mars, expect some intense energy to head toward Scorpions here on Earth. This planetary combo makes for people who are motivated, penetrating and aware.

The Element associated with Scorpio is Water. As opposed to the ‘roiling seas’ seen in other Water Signs, a better motto for Scorpios would be ‘still waters run deep.’ Those born under this sign are as emotional as their waterborne brethren, it’s just that they’re not as likely to show it. The Scorpio’s emotions are repressed, kept under cover.

The great strength of the Scorpio-born is in their determination, passion and motivation. Scorpios don’t know the word quit, which is why they usually get the job done. A powerhouse? Like no other.

Scorpio Sign Summary

Sign: Scorpio
Dates: October 23–November 22
Symbol: The Scorpion
Element: Water
Ruling Planet: Mars (Traditional), Pluto (Modern)
House Ruler: 8th House
Modality: Fixed
Polarity: Feminine / Yin

High/Light Traits: Transformative, fearless, deep, resurrects

Low/Shadow Traits: Manipulative, obsessive, controlling, secretive, self-destructive

Keyword: I Want

Comparison With Its Symbol: The Scorpion

Scorpions have “two lobster-like claws” and when a scorpion captures its victims with its claws, it “inflicts a disabling sting with its tail”. Scorpios are thought to be rather cunning, and sometimes revengeful. The older symbol for Scorpio was the Eagle. It represents clear vision, intelligence, and power and also symbolises freedom. Scorpios, with their perceptiveness, have the potential to “see” things more clearly than others. How they handle the power of this vision will depend on whether they are at the level of a scorpion or an eagle!

Scorpio’s glyph, or symbol, looks like a letter M with a tail. The curves show the grounded nature of the sign, ending in an upward-turned arrow, symbolising the need for action and the striving for something higher.

High Scorpio Personality Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Scorpio high traits include the following traits:

Transformative, reforming, devoted, insightful, revealing, healing, masterful, improving, strong, determined, virile, vital, deep, thorough, sharp, influential, resourceful, resolute, psychic, perceptive, patient, striving, taming, heroic, inventive, championing, managing, achieving, leading, inspiring, clever, penetrating, authoritative, thoughtful, courageous, passionate, creative, loyal, benevolent, loving, supportive, discreet, trustworthy, steadfast.

Low Scorpio Personality Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest, excessive or lowest form. Some of Scorpio low traits include the following traits:

Vindictive, cruel, judgmental, rejecting, avoiding, excluding, ostracising, gossipy, backstabbing, sabotaging, obsessive, severe, jealous, hard, power hungry, tyrannical, intense, destructive, coercive, manipulative, explosive, resentful, sadistic, violent, malicious, suspicious, hypocritical, puritanical/lustful, vengeful, obstinate, intrusive, deceptive, pessimistic, dishonest, delusional, corrupting, seductive, crude, extreme, profligate, wicked, punitive.

Likes

  • Truth
  • Hidden Causes
  • Being involved
  • Work That is Meaningful
  • Being Persuasive

Dislikes

  • Being Given Only Surface data
  • Taken Advantage of
  • Demeaning Jobs
  • Shallow Relationships
  • Flattery and Flattering

Planets in The Scorpio Sign – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Scorpio element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Scorpio influences the planet in a bit more detail.

Sun in Scorpio Sign

The Sun (to integrate) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

Scorpio Sun natives, in general, are ambitious, efficient, courageous, resourceful and intuitive. But, they can also be jealous, sarcastic, resentful, stubborn, possessive and vindictive. Scorpio people enjoy impossible tasks. They like work that demands continued, determined effort and intense concentration. They are born detectives. Scorpio gives a strong will and determination to accomplish anything undertaken. Scorpio natives possess an analytical mind, strong intuition, reasoning powers, perception, long-range planning ability, magnetism and energy. Scorpio natives have very definite opinions. These views can be so rigid that no amount of persuasion will make them change their minds.

Scorpio natives make friends with little effort and give unwaveringly to them. They are capable of extreme self-sacrifice for those they love. If anyone threatens their loved ones in any way, they feel that they, too, are being threatened. This threat causes them to strike out, either verbally or physically instinctively. Because a Scorpio’s unconscious mind is more in control than their conscious mind, they lose all sense of judgment under criticism. Under attack, they make efficient use of both silence and sarcasm. Unfortunately, their sarcasm can become vindictive. They can, and will, wait a long time to get even. Scorpios need to learn forgiveness.

Even though the symbol of Scorpio is commonly known as the Scorpion, Scorpio represents two animals, the eagle and the scorpion. The eagle is capable of reaching great heights because he has mastered his lower nature, overcome his passions, temptations of the sensual sphere and has risen above the physical world because he has regenerated himself. The scorpion, however, represents those who have not renewed their thoughts and actions and are still living degenerate lives. They use their cunning and strike when least expected. These are the ones who satisfy their passions regardless of consequences.

Scorpios have the tendency to do things to extremes, either all or nothing. They have to get to the bottom of whatever it is that interests them. They have to know everything, yet they remain mysterious and secretive. Although it may not appear so, there are powerful emotions and desires at work within a Scorpio underneath the surface. Scorpios regard themselves as their judge, jury, and executioner and punish themselves unnecessarily at times. They are self-sufficient, but not necessarily self-assured. They rarely actively seek applause or the limelight.

Moon In Scorpio Sign

The Moon (to react to) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

If you have the Moon in Scorpio, you are secretive and inclined to brood in silence over the wrongs that people have done, either in reality or simply in your mind. The mental and emotional focus may be on beautiful things or sex or death. You find it difficult to trust people as you are suspicious of their inner thoughts and plans. You open yourself up to very few as you do not find it easy to trust others. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for you. You love with passion, and you hate with a passion. Everything is done emotionally, with intensity. You can be very jealous and possessive in your relationships. Perhaps your mother was very controlling. You have a habit of holding on to wrongs that have been done in the past and not forgiving nor forgetting, and to keep such feelings to yourself. You must learn to let go, or your health will suffer. Learn to express your feelings outwardly rather than repressing them within. You are not content with superficial appearances and are always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. You are magnetic, energetic, independent, aggressive, patient, and determined. Self-control of the passions is mandatory.

Mercury in Scorpio Sign

Mercury (to communicate) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

If you have Mercury in Scorpio, you have great mental concentration and the ability to become completely immersed in your work. You love ferreting things out and are a natural detective. Your mind may dwell on the sensual side of life and may think about sex or death often. You seem to know things at an intuitive, nonverbal level and prefer learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than vicariously via books or lectures. You have mechanical ability and work well with your hands. You may develop healing ability through your hands. You are quick-witted, resourceful, shrewd, direct, sharp-tongued, and will readily say what is on your mind, in a most stinging manner. You enjoy satire and other forms of critical humour. You want to know everything while at the same time disclosing nothing to no one. You have the ability to penetrate beneath the surface of problems and people and understand them. You have sufficient manual dexterity with the capacity to repair anything. On the downside, you can be stubborn, quarrelsome, sceptical, cynical, headstrong, and always holding the opposite views to others. There is interest in the occult.

Venus in Scorpio Sign

Venus (to harmonise) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

If you have Venus in Scorpio, in matters of love, you desire and crave profound, intense, and passionate relationships. You can get very jealous regarding loved ones. Uncontrolled jealousy and possessiveness may help destroy your most intense relationships. You have a tendency to “marry” whatever or whoever captures your heart and it ‘s hard to let go of it or them for any reason. You place high demands on your partners. You are somewhat suspicious of even platonic, friendly relationships your partner has. When betrayed, you are capable of hating with as much force and intensity as you once loved. You are attracted to people who have an aura of mystery about them. You have a sultry charm, a personal magnetism. Although your feelings run deep, you may have trouble expressing them. Once burned you never give another second chance. It is all or nothing at all. There can be a profound religious devotion which can serve as an outlet for your overcharged emotions. You need to learn the value of self-control. Misuse of the creative force in previous lifetimes has forced you to again deal with issues surrounding sex, passion, desire, and regeneration. This position stimulates your creative ability and brings infatuations, misalliances, and love affairs.

Mars in Scorpio Sign

Mars (to assert) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

If you have Mars in Scorpio, you are incredibly strong-willed and you pursue your goals and desires with passionate dedication and determination. You are capable of total concentration and tremendous discipline. Influencing you once your mind is made up is incredibly difficult. When you want something, you can be very one-sided and almost obsessed with it. You tend to be secretive and you do not want others to know what your plans are. You tend to be instinctive, perceptive, determined, strong-willed, stubborn and magnetic. You have deep emotions and may occasionally show a primitive side. You need to learn self-discipline or your desire nature will rule your life, probably causing great sorrow in the end. You must learn to control your jealousy and possessiveness in matters of love. A certain amount of detachment in relationships would probably be right and this, of course, would include your tendency to treat loved ones as possessions. You are very forceful in a quiet and subtle way and others may have difficulty in seeing or understanding your motives. You can manipulate people in a way that is not obvious to them or others. Direct confrontation with others is not your preferred style. You like operating behind the scenes. In any case, you are a formidable opponent when riled. In matters of health, there may be a tendency towards hemorrhoids.

Jupiter in Scorpio Sign

Jupiter (to expand) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

If you have Jupiter in Scorpio, you tend to be efficient and hard-working, with a flair for business and finance. You are resourceful and willing to do all the work necessary for the fulfillment of a task. You are secretive, but there is, also, great inner strength and courage. You have a magnetism that draws people to you. You have an ardent, aggressive, self-reliant nature and an enthusiastic, constructive mind. On the downside, there may be trouble and loss through the indulgence of the lower nature and love of delicious and expensive food and sickness on that account. Any tendencies for wild speculation and risk-taking should be controlled. There is interest in the occult and healing abilities may be present. These energies are meant to be used to gain a higher consciousness and greater universal wisdom.

Saturn in Scorpio Sign

Saturn (to control) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

If you have Saturn in Scorpio, you can be very self-disciplined. You have executive ability and are perceptive and accomplished. You may have psychic ability. People may find you difficult to understand because of your reserved exterior and secretiveness. Your mind may be mechanically oriented, and you are resourceful, even under the most adverse circumstances, patient and persistent. The action and energy of Mars combine with the forethought of Saturn in a most excellent combination. Whatever you do is done with intensity. On the downside, though, there is a danger of stubbornness, revenge, lack of forgiveness, resentment, and ruthlessness. Tendencies to grub for money and prestige can cause harm. There can be health problems with constipation or haemorrhoids. There is a need to transform your desires. You need to learn when and how to let go. This ‘letting go’ applies to eliminative bodily functions. Holding onto anger can cause stones to develop in the gall bladder or kidneys.

Uranus in Scorpio Sign

Uranus (to deviate) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

If you have Uranus in Scorpio, this placement gives extra power and intensity. You are brave and daring but tend to avoid showing emotions or even reject them. These individuals should find constructive outlets for their emotional tension. This placing indicates a potential, or need, for power. This influence will be greatest if the Sun, Moon, or Ascendant is in Scorpio, or if Uranus is near the midheaven. This need for power streams from a desire to help heal the world in some way. There is great potential here, but misdirected energy may drag the life of these individuals down.

Neptune in Scorpio Sign

Neptune (to refine) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

Here is increased emotional intensity, but in a strong and powerful way. If Neptune is well-aspected and personalized, talents and ambition will be inspired. You and people of this age, tend to dream about matters of a secret and profoundly deep nature in an intense and passionate way. You may be interested in a strong way in matters to do with mysticism, hypnosis and sex. You may wish to get involved in religious or cultish organisations and share your deep held beliefs or searching for profound secrets, such as those related to life and death. You may be interested in matters related to spirits, UFOs, vampires, and other uncertain and vague phenomenon. You should avoid a tendency to believe in things just because they are mystic and profound. You may experience conflict between one part of you that is intensely selfish (or possessive of others) and another than is self-sacrificing. You may be able to refine this differences by dissolving the deep hidden issues into universal oneness.

Pluto in Scorpio Sign

Pluto (to transform) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

The influence of Pluto is at home in Scorpio. This natural placement adds intensity and a sense of purpose. If Pluto is negatively aspected, there may be psychological problems. If Pluto is in the 10th House, the expression of power will be noticeable.

You delve deep into the hidden secrets in an intense and secretive manner, about sex, the mind, occult studies and death. There may be an obsession in areas concerning genetic engineering, creating (and destroying) life, and cloning. You may be interested in occult studies. In various kinds of research (not only science), but discoveries made during this period also may not be made public (secret)

Angles In Scorpio – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Scorpio affect the house axis of the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th houses. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.

Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Scorpio

A penetrating, intense and emotional emphasis channels your energy into a courageous, impacting relationship with the world, which gives depth to your personality. Personal growth, economic partnerships and healing are your allies. Scorpio must feel powerful and at least a little sexy to feel fabulous. Subtle yet dramatic, an understated charisma to your presentation draws attention while commanding respect. Sometimes, less is more, and frumpy is certainly not in the Scorpio zodiac fashion closet. People with Scorpio rising tend to be secretive, deep, withdrawn, mysterious, regenerate or degenerate, reserved, hard to understand, courageous, willful, persistent, stubborn in thought, creative, self-reliant, self-controlled (except perhaps with the passions), and silent. You appear calm on the surface, but you can be extremely emotional inside. “Still waters run deep”, as they say. You tend to be the silent type, always wanting to know others’ motivations, but never disclosing your own. You love to play the detective or the ferret. You have to know everything, all the how’s and why’s. You have great determination and strength, enough to overcome any adversary, even yourself. You need to overcome resentment, possessiveness and jealousy. There may be a fascination, preoccupation, interest and/or ability with the occult, death, sex or healing.

Descendant in Scorpio Sign

You are drawn to a partner who appears very intense and may prod you through deep transformational experiences. Your Taurus rising can make you slow to reveal yourself and a bit rooted in making changes. Your partner’s commitment to achieve deep intimacy appeals to your Taurus sensuality.

MC in Scorpio Sign

If your Midheaven is in Scorpio, you lean towards to a career that fulfils your deep curiosity and your financial security needs. Your ability to concentrate on completing tasks for extended periods of time is a blessing, but your passion for your career might dwindle after you feel you’ve mastered what is necessary for it. Transformations in career choice are standard for Scorpios. You have a hard drive and can self-motivate easier than others can. You can read past peoples’ words into their motives, which gives you an advantage when dealing with mysteries. Because of your roots in Taurus, you can easily find yourself in money management and want to work in a comfortable setting.

Can be drawn to accountant, stockbroking, banking, business owning, espionage, detective, journalism, police, psychotherapist, energy healing, entrepreneur, working in a psychiatric ward, physical/occupational therapy

IC in Scorpio Sign

The family theme you inherit here is power and money, sex and money and death and money! Perhaps there is quite a dramatic story in your family tree. More commonly, you may be looking at a married couple who ran a business together – so their sex lives were mixed up with their money. There will be one relative, more than any other, whom you resemble – who sums this theme up in his/her life. Of course, their direct ancestor may also carry the family ‘gene’ of Scorpio so that you could pick up elements of their face/body type. In your life, your pursuit of sex and money, power and money – and the theme of death and money (for example, through inherited property) helps you carry on the family gene theme. The more Scorpio elements you have in your chart, the more it dominates you.

Astral Bodies In Scorpio – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Scorpio effects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.

North Node in Scorpio Sign

Scorpio north node people are learning to embrace “what could be” instead of fixating on “what is.” They have spent lifetimes steeped in the material world as hardworking, practical people. They enjoyed spending money and could resurface as arbiters of luxury and beautiful taste. Taurus rules the senses: touch, taste, smell, sound, sight. They might be gifted artists and musicians or have a keen sense of style.

This lifetime, indulgence and hedonism can be their downfall. Their Scorpio north node pries them away from the physical and into the spiritual realm. Scorpio north node people are learning about life beyond their senses and daily habits (work, eat, sleep, drink, screw, repeat). Scorpio also rules wealth and investments. These people are learning to make their money work for them, instead of just working for their money.

South Node in Scorpio Sign

Scorpio south node people have arrived here to work! In past lives, they were powerful and privileged individuals who were often born into wealth.  They may have been advisors to royalty or political leaders, working masterfully behind the scenes. Now, it’s their time to step into a position of public power, rolling up their sleeves and learning to be the providers, earners and do-ers. In this lifetime, inherited wealth or status is a burden, not a blessing. Fighting to be self-sufficient is often a struggle. What Taurus north node people should do is use their money, connections and influence to help open doors for people who don’t have their privilege. Scorpio is a mysterious sign, and the Scorpio south node’s challenge is to shed a veil of secrecy. While anonymity protected them in past lives, too much privacy now creates trouble. Some Scorpio south node people are born into families with deep, dark secrets: addiction, abuse, corruption, crime. Their soul work is to move past shame. Taurus rules the throat chakra; Taurus north nodes are learning to speak out loud

Chiron in Scorpio Sign

Chiron in Scorpio may find their gifts of empathy and psychic ability improve through their experiences. They may find that they grow in wisdom through the transformative experiences of life and death. They may suffer a significant loss in some way early in life or feel that something inside has died. They may be afraid of their power or feel powerless. This fear makes them want to cover up their feelings of inadequacy with false bravado. They may worry endlessly about losing their possessions or loved ones. They can learn a valuable lesson to appreciate life, and that by losing something or someone, you can still become richer by what you have. They may become rather preoccupied with a loss if they are not cautious. They can help others through their grief or stress with their great understanding in this area.

Part of Fortune in Scorpio Sign

With the Part of Fortune in Scorpio you achieve happiness and success through regeneration and transmutation of sexual energies into higher spiritual powers. You are secretive, intense and ambitious, with penetrating perceptions that see everything and everyone around you. Trust and integrity are important because you want to live without pretence. Superficiality does not fool you, and you seek intimacy with others to bring about transformation.  Your penetrating insight means you understand the essence of life and the creative forces of nature.

Happiness comes through the proper use of power, whether sexual power or that which comes from identifying with collective energies. You’re fearless in the face of the unknown and want to probe the meaning of life, see into the unseen and understand the secrets of life and death. You’re always seeking to grow and change, so your joy will never seem peaceful on the surface.

The point opposite the Part of Fortune may block the free flow of energy and make it harder to find happiness, but only if you take it personally. If you allow it to manifest impersonally, it will help you achieve happiness. The opposite sign here is Taurus, so you understand how important security is to society. But you also know that security is often created by repression and denial because you’re attuned to society’s unconscious thought patterns.

Scorpio Pot of Gold

You’ll find joy by embracing the unknown and attuning yourself to the forces of nature. Transformation is the key to your happiness.

  • Allow your keen perception of integrity guide you.
  • Channel your ambitions into creative projects.
  • Focus your power to achieve success.
  • Allow the forces of evolution to transform you.

Eros in Scorpio Sign

If Eros is in the sign Scorpio then you just might be oversexed. Love, sex, passion and intensity will be an all-consuming experience for you, offering monumental opportunities for soul growth and deep, life-altering moments. Eros in Scorpio demands physical and spiritual presence in a lover and it’s easy for you to magnetise others both in and out of the bedroom. With Eros in Scorpio you have a powerful erotic vibe that you likely exude – whether or not you’re aware of it. In love you can be loyal to a fault however if you’re ever betrayed then you might be bent on revenge. Eros in Scorpio is deeply emotional and more vulnerable than others might think at first glance. Behind all the sexual appeal and potency lies a truly soulful person.

Vertex in Scorpio Sign

You are expected to learn total self-mastery. You will explore the limits of your desires and appetites by defining the limits not only regarding self but also out of respect for the rights of others. You will assist others regarding mutual financial arrangements. You may deal with the dead those close to death, healing and good business practices in which you reform or recycle what is obsolete. You may provide real assistance to enhance the security of a partnership, acquaint yourself with metaphysics to sharpen perspective, and gain a sense of collective values. You may also bring occult knowledge forward into the light.

By doing these things, you may express an inner emotional need to reform, recycle, or find personal rebirth each time you test the appetites of the lower nature. Then you gain strength in the regenerative or healing forces of the higher realms, and you may be reborn to the higher self. You could be involved with the issues of working to gain the support of others as well.