Scorpio Zodiac Sign


Time Period: October 21 – November 20

Symbol: Scorpion

Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Mars, Pluto

Quality: Fixed

Ruling House: 8th

Polarity: Negative

Birthstone: Beryl, Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Obsidian, Topaz

Key traits: Intense, Magnetic, Controlling

Phrase: “I desire”

Power Colour: Black, Deep Red

Flower: Geraniums, Rhododendrons

Scorpio Eminent Personalities: Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso

About Scorpio

Ruled by both Mars and Pluto, intense is your middle name, Scorpio. You get a bit of a bad rap for this, but nobody knows better than you that you are all kinds of awesome when you allow people to get to know you. Being ruled by Mars makes you driven for success, but Pluto means secrets rule your world. This could cause problems for you, but you really don’t care what others think about that. You are fixated on your own happiness like the Fixed Water sign that you are, and the ones you do bring into your world are usually very lucky. Because your Fixed sign loyalty is boundless, you will do anything for the ones you love. You will sting anyone that gets in the way with that infamous Scorpio stinger. Too bad for them, you say! The ones that don’t meet your need for truth and justice in the world are dead to you. And you’re perfectly okay with that.

You, Scorpio, are known throughout the literature of astrology and in popular conversation for your level of magnetism and intensity. These traits are not uncommon to those born under the Scorpion, usually the side effects of their willpower, self-control, “killer instinct,” and loyalty. This killer instinct does not mean that Scorpios are predators, but it does mean you and your sign-mates are relentless in the pursuit of your goals, which, given the right motivation and incentive, will be achieved.

People born under the Scorpio stars are more likely to accept the darker side of human nature than most other signs. This is because Scorpio is connected to mysteries, transformations, and changes, and all things which elude science. This allows the Scorpio to approach individuals who may not have their best interest in mind. Caution oftentimes gives out to curiosity.

Many modern practitioners say that Scorpio and its modern co-ruler Pluto represent the subconscious mind. We rarely connect with our subconscious, yet it has power over almost everything we do. This part of us contains both the illuminated and shadow sides of our inner nature. Scorpios happen to have a bit more access to this part of the self than most, which explains why so many psychologists, psychoanalysts, researchers in the paranormal and occult field, and even clergymen are born into this sign.

The idea of fighting for a cause is not alien to you, Scorpio. Sometimes you may feel as if there is something “watching over you,” or as if your mission in life is far too important to give simple lip service to. One great teacher of the last century told students, “if a Scorpio cannot find a fight, they will invent one.”

It’s important that you realize that all of this talk of fighting does not, in most cases, manifest in the boxing ring or wrestling cage. Think about it for a minute. When was the last time someone stared you down? Have you noticed that when someone wants to say something meaningful to you they try to avoid eye contact? This is not a bad thing at all. Instead, it is a natural ability of yours. Whenever you want something from someone, try to catch his or her pupils in your gaze and don’t shy away. If you haven’t discovered this power yet, it’s time to.

None of this, however, means that you are argumentative. Scorpio is a sign of action, which, for you, speaks far louder than words ever can. A Scorpio is most likely to be the one who “does something about it” rather than just juggling ideas or strategies.

When you are involved in an arguments, it is likely that you did not start it, but it is also likely that the other party does not want to accept your solution. This is why you won’t find Scorpio sitting in the capital strategizing with politicians, but you will find them on the front lines shoulder to shoulder with the troops. Although Scorpio makes an excellent researcher, you are just as likely see them as members of disaster relief response teams.


Being ruled by Pluto means that secrets rule your world. You are good at keeping secrets, and discovering them. Your Water Sign qualities also make you a little psychic, so discovering when someone is not being truthful is second nature to you, like breathing. You are mysterious, but that’s more to do with your powers of observation than anything else. You more than any of the other signs might have an interest in the occult or the paranormal. The cryptic and the obscure fascinate you. You’re also a master of disguise, using words to hide what you really feel. It’s part of the need for you to be in control at all times. When you use secrets for success and the truth to prevail, you win every time. You make sure of it!


Your greatest gift, Scorpio, is your powerful intuition, and you know it. You can spot a faker a mile away, and you can also make money doing it! This is why we call Scorpio the Zodiac detective. Fields that are investigative in nature are great jobs for you. You will also do well in fields where your intuition is required, and can excel in jobs like marketing or communication, because you are always testing that next great formula like the natural detective that you are. You don’t accept failure, so fields where you are in control of your own destiny are ideal, as answering to others is not exactly your forte. You like work that is different every day, but structured so that you know exactly how to succeed, every single day. As a Fixed Sign, once you set your mind on winning, you are literally unstoppable; may the Universe have mercy on anyone that tries to stop you.

Love & Relationships

Some say that it can be very difficult to love a Scorpio, because you do have your jealous and obsessed side. But that’s only because, as a Fixed Water Sign, when you feel, your waters run very deep. You won’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Being ruled by Pluto often means secrets rule your relationships. So if there is anything that will get in the way of your success here, it’s that. Try being a little more open with that awesome, big heart of yours, Scorpio. You can be moody without provocation, jealous without cause, and very possessive. The other side of this is that you’re very loyal. You can hold a grudge forever; it’s just not in your nature to ‘forgive and forget.’ You remember kindness just as vividly, though, and will be a devoted partner to those who earn your loyalty.


Want to find out how compatible Scorpios are with other Zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?

Element: Water

Astrology can reveal a lot, but there’s much more to it than what Sun sign you are. At the very heart of astrology — and of Tarot, palmistry, sacred geometry, even ceremonies, and rituals — are the 4 elements.

These are Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. If you think about it, we need these four elements — all of them — in order to survive on the planet. We heat and cook and purge with fire. We grow things in the Earth; it is the foundation of our existence, and we return to it when our life has ended. We need water to survive; it grows the plants of the earth and quenches our thirst; our bodies are approximately 60% water, and the Earth itself is approximately 70% water. We need air to breathe. Even our words are given life by our breath when we speak them out loud.

So, you can see, the elements are very important indeed!

The Water signs are always masculine, or positive. If you were born a Cancer, a Scorpio, or a Pisces, then you are a Water sign.

See if you recognize yourself in these points:

  • Sensitive to moods and atmospheres
  • You take on the mood of your environment
  • Ruled by emotions, although you don’t show them often
  • Sensitive
  • Intuitive
  • Creative
  • Compassionate, kind, and understanding
  • Receptive and empathetic
  • Sympathetic
  • Artistic
  • Crave security
  • You like to help people
  • Need to be accepted by others
  • Romantic
  • Mysterious
  • Need time on your own to sort things out
  • Dreamy and prone to fantasizing
  • Need complete commitment from others
  • Find it hard to say no
  • Have trouble dealing with ugliness or harsh reality
  • Moody
  • Self-indulgent
  • Don’t like to be over-committed or have too many responsibilities

Of course, not all water signs are going to behave the same. Even two Scorpios can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall. Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.

The Quadruplicities

Even though all water signs are going to be very similar, there’s a lot of difference between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements — Fire, Earth, Air, Water — there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

Here are the qualities of the Fixed quadruplicity. This quality is cautious. Just as it sounds, the Fixed quadruplicity is the ‘but we’ve always done it this way’ energy of the Zodiac. Perhaps this sounds like you?

  • You don’t handle change well.
  • You like to stay in the background.
  • You’re not particularly thrilled about new ideas.
  • You can be quite tenacious or stubborn.
  • You want others to agree with you.
  • You bring responsibility to teamwork and keep everyone under control.
  • You want things done your way.
  • You’re not a risk taker.

Water Element: Scorpio

If you were born a Scorpio, then just like the Scorpion that represents you, you’ve got a bit of a sting in your tail! You can’t help but observe people, and because of this, others will immediately be drawn to your eyes and your intense gaze.

You’re usually quite self-assured, but you need to watch that this confidence doesn’t turn into conceit. It’s easy for you to know yourself, and because of that, you’re able to keep a tight rein on your emotions.

Even though you may seem placid and a bit enigmatic on the outside, inside of you there’s a raging storm. You’re always investigating and exploring. You’re very determined, and you are used to getting what you want, one way or another.

You don’t know what it is to fail; when things don’t go the way that you want, you just change the goals and continue until you’ve succeeded. You’re very sincere, but sometimes you can take even that to the extreme. You tell people the truth, whether it is what they want to hear or not, and you’re not very good at sugar-coating things.

You’re also not one to be impartial; you’re going to either like or dislike something — or someone — with very little middle ground. You get away with it, though, because of the air of intrigue and charm that surrounds you. You’re quite confident and have a way of coping, whatever happens. You’re loyal to those you love, although you may be very choosy about where you place your affection. You never forget what people have done for you — or to you. You’ll go out of your way to care for those who care for you, and you’ll cut off those who disrespect you without a second thought.

You’re quite philosophical and curious about all aspects of life and death. You’re probably intrigued by metaphysics, even if this is not something you choose to pursue. You can come across as moody or brusque, but inside, you’re very passionate about everything in your life, and that makes you a very passionate lover.

Here’s a list of some of your more predominant qualities.

  • Big-hearted
  • You’re very deep.
  • Confident
  • You have natural poise.
  • You like a good mystery.
  • Determined
  • Truthful
  • Fiercely loyal to those whom you love.
  • Charming
  • Tenacious
  • You never forget who was kind to you.
  • Protective
  • Passionate
  • You get what you want.

Of course, the good does come with some challenges, and here are some of the areas of your life that may need some work to bring them back into balance.

  • Moody
  • Egotistical
  • You keep your feelings bottled up until they explode.
  • Stubborn
  • You can be callous.
  • You never forget who did you wrong.
  • You find it hard to forgive.
  • You take risks.
  • Possessive and jealous

The Scorpio Man

  • Passionate and romantic
  • Intellectual and philosophical
  • Need to feel they’re in control of the relationship.
  • Hide their feelings
  • Intriguing and attract attention
  • Loyal
  • Don’t flirt
  • Over-indulgent
  • Tactless
  • Possessive
  • Quick tempered and lash out when hurt.
  • Hold grudges.

The Scorpio Woman

  • Alluring and easily attract attention
  • Passionate and devoted
  • Need respect
  • Can keep secrets
  • Honest to a fault
  • Supportive
  • Like luxury.
  • Make sacrifices to get what they want.
  • Refuse to be taken for granted
  • Proud and do not like to be teased
  • Need to be dominant in a relationship.
  • Throw temper tantrums
  • Intensely jealous

The Scorpio Child

  • Willful, strong, and uncompromising
  • Need discipline
  • Physically affectionate
  • Sensitive to moods and atmospheres.
  • Stick up for their friends.
  • Energetic
  • Ambitious
  • Flirty
  • Inconsiderate
  • Critical
  • Keep secrets
  • Throw temper tantrums
  • Vengeful
  • Take risks

The key to any Scorpio’s success is to learn how to compromise. That can be hard for Scorpio, for you don’t suffer fools lightly, and you don’t take criticism kindly. Learn how to lighten up a bit, and to focus your passions in a constructive way. You don’t have to be best friends with everyone, but you do need to understand how to be congenial with them, because you never know just when you might need their help.

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