Wednesday, 10 December 2008


Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. In western astrology, the sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. Scorpio is considered a water sign, and is one of four fixed signs.Like the rest of the watery signs, Scorpio is considered a "negative", feminine sign, which in Astrology means it is rather introvert.

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Scorpio individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Scorpio aroundOctober 23-24 and exits around November 21-22. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from November 16 throughDecember 15. People born on these juncture dates would have to have an astrological chart drawn if they wished to determine which sign the sun was in at the exact time of their birth.

Being a water sign, Scorpio is considered highly passionate, imaginative, determined, persevering, inflexible and self-confident.

Traditionally, the planet Mars has been considered to be the ruler of Scorpio, and since its discovery, Pluto has been considered a modern ruler of this sign. Some modern astrologers consider Pluto to be a more appropriate ruler over the sign, citing the reason for Mars having initially ruled the sign being that Pluto had not yet been discovered. In 2006 Pluto was reclassified by astronomers as a "dwarf planet", and though no longer considered a planet in astronomy, this has not reduced its significance to astrologers as the modern ruler of Scorpio.

As the eighth sign in the zodiac, Scorpio is associated with the astrological house number 8, which is associated with natural Scorpio matters - birth, death, transformation, deeply committed relationships of all kinds, and the occult and psychic matters. 

Scorpio also has associations with three animal symbols: the scorpion, the snake, and the phoenix. Each sign represents different levels of power related to personal strength, individual power, and even intimidation based on cultural associations with these different animals. All three symbols indicate the fierce determination of the Scorpio symbol to triumph over odds and to be ruthless in pursuing goals, traits that are evident in the personality characteristics attributed to Scorpio individuals.

Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of Scorpio:

  • Intense 
  • Powerful 
  • Determined / tenacious / persevering 
  • Emotional / sensitive 
  • Calm but seething 
  • Reserved / withdrawn 
  • Secretive 
  • Deep / profound 
  • Passionate / sexual
  • Loyal / devotional 
  • Ambitious 
  • Extreme 
  • Willful / fanatical 
  • Mysterious / magnetic 
  • Deeply resentful / brooding / potentially destructive

Scorpio is the Zodiac sign that indicates the deepest interest in sexual matters, and for most Scorpios, sex is an expression of love.

Likesactivity, mysteries, secrets, winning, being acknowledged, strategy, 
Dislikesbeing analyzed, being asked personal questions, people who think they know more than Scorpios do, too many compliments, having to trust a stranger. 
Suitable occupationsAnything involving deep analysis, investigation, research or the solving of mysteries, such as detective, scientist, researcher, market analyst  • Medicine professions such as pathologist or surgeon • member of the armed service or police, a politician, a lawyer, • business owner  • psychologist 

The following items are traditionally associated with Scorpio: 

ColorsBlack ; Dark Red ; Maroon
GemstoneOpal  ; Bloodstone ; Onyx ; Jasper
MetalIron ; SteelMagnesium
CountriesNorth AfricaEgyptSyriaAlgeriaMorocco
  • Scorpio is associated with the following animals: Scorpion, Wolf, Eagle, Phoenix, Gray Lizard.
  • In Tarot, Scorpio is associated with the Death card, specifically as a form of regeneration. 
  • The Indian equivalent of Scorpio is Vrishchika. The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the strong, resolute Pig, whose lunar month is 8 November - 6 December.