What’s your horoscope, Scorpio? The two words that sum you up are: “I desire”.
Your drive to achieve your goals and not allow anything to get in your way make you a predator in the Zodiac. You are focused, intelligent and determined to solve problems and see things through to the end!
So who are you really Scorpio? With whom are you compatible?
Here you will find everything you need to know about Scorpio plus a link to your yearly Scorpio horoscope.
If you find yourself curious about your starsign and what it means for your future, then check out this Free Downloadable Astrology Ebook to help you along the path of plotting your birth chart. And if you are a Scorpio, we know you will jump right in and plot to the finish!
So, really…who are you, Scorpio, and what do the stars predict for you?
Stop! Are you sure you are a Scorpio?
Were you born on the cusp?
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. Just two hours before I was born, the sun moved into the next star sign. Are you absolutely sure that your star sign is Scorpio? Or are you really a Libra or Sagittarius?
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie within a few days of either the 20th October or 20th November) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs
Introducing Scorpio – “I desire”
October 23rd – November 21
Scorpio is the 8th sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) represents the Scorpion, governing will and authority.
In Western Astrology, Scorpio is considered a “feminine”, negative and introvert sign along with the other five even-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer and Pisces.
Scorpio is a very bright constellation located in the southern hemisphere and can easily be viewed through binoculars. It contains many bright sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters.
The Story of Scorpio the Scorpion
The Constellation of Scorpio
There are many stories surrounding the legend of Scorpio, but Orion seems to be at the center of them all.
Orion was a Greek giant with killer looks and the ability to have his way with any woman. He was an expert hunter and often bragged about his conquests, of both the animal and female varieties.
The most prevailing myth surrounding the connection between Scorpio and Orion goes something like this: When Orion “conquered” the goddess Eos, Apollo heard of his boasting and became enraged. Apollo was the protector of animals, so he knew Orion was a hunter and he sent a scorpion to sting and kill him.
In the end, they were both immortalized by being placed among the stars as constellations. However, they were placed on opposite sides of the sky to prevent any more trouble between the two.
Mars and Pluto
The Ruling Planets of Scorpio
Scorpio is ruled by the Planet Mars and the dwarf planet Pluto. In mythology, Mars is named for the God of War. Although Pluto has been down-graded from a true planet, astrologers believe that it still holds a powerful ruling force over Scorpio.
Those ruled by Mars and Pluto tend to be ambitious, organized, powerful, stubborn and sexually driven.
Mars and Pluto are said to give Scorpios their power, fierceness and determination.
Famous People Born in Scorpio
Do you have anything in common?
Wow! Two former First ladies are in this list!
Hilary Rodham Clinton
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scorpio is a Water Sign
The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to be harmonious with each other.
The Element of Scorpio is “Water” which it shares and is compatible with Cancer and Pisces. This Element symbolizes man’s waves of emotion and an ingrained, almost psychic, intuition regarding the feelings, needs and experiences of others.
Public Domain Image: The Aristotelian Elements
The Qualities of Scorpio
Scorpio’s Quality is Fixed
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Signs that share a Quality are normally hostile to each other.
The Quality relates to an individual’s basic temperament. They will have unique and prevailing identifying characteristics that are rarely altered through life. Each of these Qualities views the world very differently, their reactions to stimuli are different so that any action they take will be different too.
The Quality of Scorpio is “Fixed”
Fixed signs stand for resistance to change. Scorpio tends to work hard toward a certain end and stubbornly holds onto the way things are, shunning the idea of change or starting over.
Other Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo and Aquarius.
The Positive Side of Scorpio
What’s to love about Scorpio?
Scorpio is very powerful and strong-willed. They are persistent when it comes to solving problems and they love getting to the bottom of things. Scorpios are likely to enjoy a really good mystery!
They are determined and driven. When they see something they want, they will go after it with everything they have. They often achieve big things because of their ability to focus on something and see it through to the end.
Scorpions are known to be passionate and exciting. They draw people to them like magnets and are held up as inspiring individuals.
The Negative Qualities of Scorpio
What’s not to like about Scorpio?
Scorpios can be very controlling and possessive, resulting in a tendency toward obsession and jealousy.
Their powerful side can become overbearing and intrusive. Their probing tendencies can make others feel uncomfortable and cause them to distance themselves from Scorpio.
Those born under the sign of Scorpio tend to be compulsive and come across as having a negative outlook at times.
Scorpio is a powerful and intense starsign, so they will not be drawn to jobs they consider to be “menial”, such as labor, cleaning or service positions. They will want have important positions that give them authority and a sense of power.
Scorpios tend to be very intelligent and self-confident. Once they know what career they want, they will stop at nothing to achieve success.
Great career choices for Scorpio include: doctor or surgeon, lawyer, politician or diplomat, law enforcement officer or detective, military member, preacher, engineer or business manager.
Scorpio Medical Weaknesses
Each sign of the Zodiac has tendencies to specific health problems and weaknesses.
Scorpio tends to be weak in the nasal cavity area, along with the “private places” plus the urinary tract system and bowels.
Those under the sign of Scorpio may be prone to headaches, sinus infections, kidney infections and stones, “gravel” in the kidneys and bladder, as well as liver and gallbladder ailments. Their tendency toward promiscuity may lead to an increased incidence of STDs and problems with the pelvis and intimate areas.
Scorpio may also have an increased chance of developing ulcers, boils, abscesses, piles and other ailments of this type.