Scorpio Zodiac Sign


Scorpio Astrology Dates: October 21 - November 20

Zodiac Symbol: Scorpion

Scorpio Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Mars, Pluto

Ruling House: 8th

Quality: Fixed

Polarity: Negative

Power Color: Black, Deep Red

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

Flowers: Geraniums, Rhododendrons

Key traits: Intense, Magnetic, Controlling

Desires: Honesty, Deep Emotional Connection

Compatible Signs: Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces

Mantra: “I desire”

A Summary of the Scorpio Zodiac Sign

People born under Scorpio 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. Scorpio is the eighth sign in the zodiac and one of three water signs along with Cancer and Pisces.

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. The Scorpio personality may be viewed as ice cold, but in reality, they are just a mysterious combination of passionate and intense that can leave non Scorpio born’s intimidated. Learn how to lighten up a bit, and to focus your passions in a constructive way. If you have this sign in your birth chart, remember that 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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The Scorpio Symbol: Scorpion

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.

Scorpio Element: Water

Element: Water

Astrology can reveal a lot, but there’s much more to it than what 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 on 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.

Zodiacs who share the water element include:




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

The Water signs are…

  • Sensitive to moods and atmospheres
  • Ruled by emotions, although you don’t show them often
  • Intuitive
  • Creative
  • Romantic
  • Mysterious

Ruling Planet: Mars and Pluto

Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto, intense is your middle name, Scorpio. You get a bit of a bad rap for this, (partially because Pluto is the Roman god of the underworld and Mars is the Roman god of war) 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.

The Scorpio Quadruplicity

The zodiac signs are divided across four elements (fire, water, earth and air) and quadruplicities (cardinal, mutable or fixed). The Quadruplicities, like the elements, showcase qualities of the signs and help to give deeper insight into the complexity of each sign.

Scorpio is 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.

The Key Personality Traits of a Scorpio Sign

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.

Top Scorpio Traits

There are a number of traits and characteristics associated with the Scorpio sign. Some of these are considered positive and others negative. Scorpio is known for the following:

  • 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

Top Scorpio Challenges

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
  • You tend to be intensely feeling.

Scorpio During Conflict

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!

Relationships & Sex: Understanding the Scorpio Lover

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.

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Scorpio Man Traits

  • 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.

Scorpio Woman Traits

  • 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

Scorpio Child Traits

  • 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

Scorpio Zodiac Compatibility

Scorpio zodiac compatibilty.

The most compatible signs with the Scorpio are Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces. The least compatible signs are Leo and Aquarius.

Scorpios tend to be secretive when it comes to showing affection. When a Scorpio sign finds someone they interest they can’t let you go. They make the first move to initiate the connection. Pass this test to earn their loyalty. A successful relationship with the Scorpio leads for an intense and passionate life.

How to Get the Attention of Someone With A Scorpio Zodiac Sign

Scorpios tend to be secretive when it comes to showing affection. When a Scorpio sign finds someone they interest they can’t let you go. They make the first move to initiate the connection. Pass this test to earn their loyalty. A successful relationship with the Scorpio leads for an intense and passionate life.

Career & Money: The Scorpio Sign at Work

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.

Explore the Daily Scorpio Money Horoscope to understand how to best plan your financial future.

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.

Read More About Scorpio and Career: How to Succeed as a Scorpio

Scorpio Birthstones

The birthstone for Scorpio is the Topaz. The best crystals/gemstones for Scorpio are

  • Beryl
  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine
  • Tourmaline and
  • Opal

Topaz is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Pluto and wearing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem. These gemstones are known to improve strength, release tension and balance emotions for the Scorpio.

Read More About Scorpio & Crystals: Crystals for Scorpio Season

Influential People that Share the Scorpio Zodiac Sign

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Bill Gates
  • Pablo Picasso

Want to know which Tarot cards correspond with Scorpio? Read more here.

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