Sun Sign Scorpio
Aloof Complex Intense Instinctive Loyal Magnetic Passionate Powerful Private Restrained Secretive Self-possessed
SCORPIO PERSONALITY TRAITS
- Scorpios are natural-born detectives – they do not miss a single clue. They are strong personalities and they enjoy feeling powerful.
- Scorpios HATE hypocrisy and power abuse.
- Scorpios become depressed when they are bored or their life lacks challenge.
- Scorpios come across as powerful and complex personalities. They are difficult to get close to but they are someone to look up to.
- Scorpios have great integrity but they can be judgemental, vengeful, spiteful and overly pessimistic.
SCORPIO AND HEALTH
Scorpios’ issues stem from holding on to stuff they should let go of, and repressing strong emotions rather than releasing them. This blocked energy can turn toxic and create health problems – especially in the colon, bowel and bladder as well as in the reproductive organs. Scorpios have to protect themselves against poisonous substances and toxic atmospheres.
SCORPIO AND MONEY
For Scorpios, money is a power source – it makes the world go around! It puts them in control of their own destinies and it helps them to maintain a dignified, self-reliant stance. They have a knack for managing resources and the ability to drive a hard bargain. They prefer not to give their hard-earned cash away unless it is to someone who can be trusted or to a cause which is worth backing.
SCORPIO CAREER PROSPECTS
Scorpios are drawn to professional positions which challenge them. They are not willing to settle for a career that does not seem important or meaningful. They are often to be found in situations which deal with serious, intense, traumatic, life or death issues such as the emergency services, police, detection, crime & prisons, psychotherapy, bereavement counselling and transformational therapy. And their talent for research and resource management is appreciated by the investment and power production industries.
SCORPIO IS RULED BY PLANET PLUTO
- The Scorpio character is influenced by the planet of power, which gives it a potent and intense quality.
- Scorpios are born with strong instincts and they usually know what is really going on.
- It is not easy to be a Scorpio in a world which seems to want to keep secrets and it is important that 8th Sign individuals do not feel uncomfortable about being aware of issues that others prefer to keep hidden.
- It is also helpful for them to recognise and take responsibility for their own strength of character so that this quality can be used constructively.
SCORPIO ELEMENT & QUALITY
Fixed Quality & Water Element
This combination gives the 8th zodiac sign an intense, passionate and penetrating quality. Scorpios tend to go from one extreme to another and become either over-involved or completely detached in their attempt to stay in control of their circumstances. They are inclined to challenge themselves to the edge of their endurance in an attempt to test the limits of their own powers.
SCORPIO IS THE 8TH ZODIAC SIGN
Eighth Sign Energy is the most naturally perceptive and penetrating of the Zodiac. It can be unnerving to others, especially when they feel they are being x-rayed by Scorpio’s unblinking stare. The 8th Sign is completely comfortable with taboo subjects and life or death matters. In fact it would far rather discuss sex, money and Armageddon than make polite small talk about the weather.
SCORPIO IS LINKED TO THE 8TH HOROSCOPE HOUSE
The Scorpio House is all about managing resources, and can show an ability to invest, attract and/or inherit wealth. It can also point to strong instincts and intuition (sometimes known as 6th sense or 2nd sight) and an uncanny knack for uncovering hidden truths. This section of the horoscope is also involved with issues around intimate and influential relationships. It can reveal the means by which the most profound events and powerful transformations are likely to take place.
The Three Decans of Scorpio
Each zodiac sign is 30 degrees long and is divided into three Decans of 10 degrees each.
THE 1ST DECAN IS DOUBLE SCORPIO, RULED BY PLANET PLUTO
There is very little that is light-hearted about this deeply potent Decan. It is pointless trying to make superficial small-talk with a Scorpio of such intensity. But you can trust them with your most soul-shattering secrets. They are capable of witnessing events and emotions which would send less steadfast beings scuttling towards the exit.
Pluto’s powerful influence on this section of Scorpio ensures that they can cope with challenge. In fact they tend to crave it and the problem is to know when to admit that they have put themselves (and anyone involved with them) through one too many cliff-edge experiences. The First Decan of Scorpio is most likely to contain the detectives, researchers and pathologists who are connected to this sign.
THE 2ND DECAN OF SCORPIO IS LINKED TO PISCES, RULED BY PLANET NEPTUNE
This Decan is the most delicate of this normally tough sign. It is rather more off with the fairies and not quite so switched on as the other two sections of Scorpio. Deeply imaginative and impressionable, this version of the 8TH Sign struggles to keep its head above water when faced with the unrelenting harshness of Life on Planet Earth.
Neptune’s ethereal influence on Scorpio’s Second Decan notches up the sensitivity factor, but it also offers the visionary quality which enables this type of Scorpio to see a higher potential within most situations. Their ability to sense unseen energies could be described as “spiritual” but only those of this Decan who have truly seen and felt this elusive energy know that it cannot be defined by language or labels.
THE 3RD DECAN OF SCORPIO IS LINKED TO CANCER, RULED BY THE MOON
Scorpios of this Decan are the most pro-creative and family oriented of the sign. It probably comes most naturally to them to exercise the famed re-generative powers of Scorpio as they have intuitive access to energies that are disguised in DNA coding and hidden in ancestral line gene pools.
The biggest problem with this section of the sign is a tendency to harbour destructive memories – especially those involving any form of betrayal. The difficulty for Third Decan Scorpios is to detach from personal involvement with past treacheries, even though it is hurtful to hold on to them. This would be particularly so if fellow family members were implicated in the crimes committed. But the other side of this coin gives these Scorpios a deep understanding of dark deeds and the motives that lie behind them, which is what makes them excellent trauma therapists.
Scorpio in Relationships
Scorpios find it difficult to trust their partners. However, once their feelings are engaged they form very deep attachments.
Scorpios make loyal and honest companions. Just do not lie to them or bore them – they will never forgive you!
The Scorpio child is the one who susses out all the hidden secrets within the family. Their main roles are family scapegoat and family therapist.
Scorpios have a natural aptitude for management but their tendency to be controlling and overly intense can make them difficult to deal with.
Scorpios are lost without a sense of purpose in their lives so their key relationship is with their own effectiveness.
Compatibility between Zodiac Sign Elements
FIRE, EARTH, AIR, WATER SIGNS
Astrology suggests that it is easier for the three signs within one Element to get on together, as the energy which drives them comes from the same source. But this does not mean that relationships between signs from different elements are doomed to fail, although it might take longer for them to understand and accommodate the differences between them.
SCORPIO IS A WATER SIGN
SCORPIO with FIRE SIGNS The combination of Water with Fire is quite a steamy mix! There is loads of emotion and excitement although it can be draining and exhausting too.
- ARIES This dynamic duo energise each other with regular sparring matches. But Aries forgive and forget far quicker than brooding Scorpio.
- LEO This dramatic pair are locked in a constant power struggle. Leo loves to be in charge but Scorpio hates taking orders.
- SAGITTARIUS These two share a high-minded respect for courage and integrity but straightforward Sagittarius cannot understand Scorpio’s clandestine methods.
SCORPIO with EARTH SIGNS Pair-ups between Water & Earth Signs can be very satisfying on all levels: physical, mental and emotional. But everything can get too exclusive, making others feel left out.
- TAURUS In spite of a strong pull between them, Scorpio’s constant need for confrontation can rattle peace-loving Taurus.
- VIRGO This precision pair have a lot in common although Scorpio’s urge to confront challenge can make self-critical Virgo feel inadequate.
- CAPRICORN These two just get each other. Capricorn’s ambitious nature appreciates Scorpio’s need for control.
SCORPIO with AIR SIGNS The elements of Air & Water can work well when there is a sharing of creative insight. Air signs help the water signs to put their ideas into words, and water signs help air signs to express their imagination.
- GEMINI This is a co-counselling combination. Scorpio enables flighty Gemini to explore hidden depths and Gemini helps heavy Scorpio to lighten up.
- LIBRA This is an intelligent pairing if Scorpio can work with Libra’s tendency to procrastinate and Libra can cope with Scorpio’s strong opinions.
- AQUARIUS This opinionated pair can argue till the cows come home but they learn a lot from listening to each other’s points of view.
SCORPIO with FELLOW WATER SIGNS Water signs share a caring and imaginative view of the world, but things can get over-emotional and blown out of proportion.
- CANCER These two admire each other. Cancer’s creativity impresses Scorpio. Scorpio’s courage inspires Cancer.
- SCORPIO This is a poker faced, double bluff Double-0-7 spy thriller. Nobody is quite sure what the game is, but the atmosphere is intense.
- PISCES There is plenty of empathy between these two but Scorpio loses patience if Pisces starts to wallow in self-pity.
Compatibility between Zodiac Sign Qualities
CARDINAL, FIXED & MUTABLE SIGNS
Traditional Astrology used to believe that it would be difficult for the four signs within one Quality to get on together. Actually they are perfectly capable of bringing out the best in one another. But relationships between them can be challenging for both partners, as disagreements can arise when their energies clash or turn confrontational.
SCORPIO IS A FIXED SIGN
SCORPIO with FELLOW FIXED SIGNS TAURUS, LEO & AQUARIUS
These four signs share the same values when it comes to loyalty and perseverance. Most difficulties within the relationship would be caused by stubborn pride and a reluctance to concede to one another’s point of view. But as both partners are interested in staying involved for the long term, they are prepared to invest time and energy in trying to reconcile their differences.
FIXED SCORPIO with CARDINAL SIGNS ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA & CAPRICORN
It is a question of outcomes. Cardinal signs insist on identifying goals and timelines as they expect to see results sooner or later. Fixed signs tend to get caught up in an ongoing situation and will prolong the process in order to stay involved with it. But Fixed signs can provide the patience that Cardinal signs sometimes lack and Cardinal signs can help Fixed signs to avoid becoming stale and stuck.
FIXED SCORPIO with MUTABLE SIGNS GEMINI, VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS & PISCES
It is a question of intensity. Fixed Signs have a habit of giving their all to whatever they have chosen as their mission in life. Mutable signs seek a wide range of interests and prefer not to get bogged down in any single issue. Fixed signs can help their Mutable friends to go deeper and get more involved. Mutable signs can help their Fixed partners to lighten up and take things less seriously.
SCORPIO IS A YIN SIGN RULED BY PLANET PLUTO
Planet Pluto in its female aspect is linked to Proserpine, Goddess of the Underworld. Her influence gives Scorpio their perceptiveness and their strength of character. In Greek mythology Proserpine is Persephone who, while out playing as a young girl, was attracted by a strange looking plant. This illustrates Scorpio’s natural instinct for research, their tendency to explore in depth and their need to get to the root of the matter. While she was investigating the unknown shrub, Proserpine was abducted by powerful Pluto and taken to his underworld kingdom. At first she resisted the intensity of her experience but she endured it and eventually came to embrace the six months of each year she spent in the dark lands of Hades. Under her influence, Scorpios have the ability to come to terms with difficult or painful times in their lives and then to help others benefit from their experience.
Scorpio and the Tarot
WATER SIGNS AND THE SUIT OF CUPS
Scorpio has an affinity with the suit of CUPS which represents energy that is emotional, intuitive and imaginative. Cups are about feelings and responses. They can also symbolise the presence of spiritual and psychic forces.
Note: Your Zodiac Sign refers to which astrological constellation the Sun appeared to be in on the date of your birth. Each sign lasts for about 30 days, starting from around the 21st of each calendar month. If you were born close to the cusp of one sign and the next, you will need to check your year of birth for which date and at what time on that date, the Sun moved signs.
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