Scorpio, the Scorpion (October 23 to November 22) is one of the most complex of all the signs. Scorpio has been known as the Mystic and the Investigator, and the Eagle and the Phoenix have both been associated with this sign. Scorpios are driven to learn about people, and have an innate ability to see what others can’t. They are intuitive, passionate, and exciting. They hate shallow relationships or being taken advantage of, and they are persistent, determined, and focused.
You do not have to have this as your Sun sign to carry the qualities of this energy. If you have an Ascendant in this sign, or heavy placements in your birth chart, this can show up in your life as well. If you have your North Node in this sign, try and bring the positive energy of this sign into your life. Having the South node here means that you need to lean away from the more negative qualities of this energy. Some of those qualities may show up in your personality.
The Energy of Scorpio
Scorpios are forceful personalities and can easily be destined for leadership roles. Ruled by Mars, and co-ruled by Pluto gives this sign depth and passion. Scorpio has ego. He knows himself, insults do not phase him. Outwardly, he’s calm, focused, serene, but inside, he’s boiling. It’s very difficult to read a Scorpio’s mood by the look on his face, because he has a natural ability to keep the reactions small. He has ambition, but it’s impossible to tell his goals because they won’t be obvious. With the ambition, he has the focus and drive to accomplish anything he wants, and when he succeeds, it will seem like it was natural, meant to be, rather than by his will.
Don’t ask a Scorpion for advice unless you really want it. You won’t get false compliments or empty reassurances, you’ll get the cold hard truth. Scorpio is intensely loyal, and never forgets a favor. On the other hand, he never forgets being wronged, either. Hurting a Scorpio is like planting the seeds for your own destruction, because they won’t be satisfied with simply evening the score–he’ll have to outdo the offender. This is the weakness of the Scorpio–jealousy, resentment, vindictiveness, and obsessiveness are very easy for him to fall victim to.
Scorpio has always been associated with dark things, which is only natural considering their rule by dark, distant Pluto. But there is a need for someone to show us what is hidden in dark corners of the world and the soul, and Scorpio is the one to do that. They are intense, critical and analytical. They tend to rebel against all conventions and can be political extremists.
Being so gifted, they can find fulfillment in many employments. Their inner intensity can result in the ice-cold self-control and detachment of the surgeon, the concentration of the research scientist, and the heroism of the soldier. Any profession in which analysis, investigation, research, dealing with practicalities, and the solving of mysteries are relevant, can appeal to them. So police and detective work, espionage and counterespionage, the law, physics or psychology may attract them, and they can become masters of the written and spoken word. They may be most persuasive orators and find fulfillment as diplomats or preachers and, if they make the Church their profession, their inner intensity can express itself in the spiritual fervor of the mystic.
If you are this sign, this is not the only energy that is running through you. Book a reading with me so we can flush out all the rest of the energies that make up who you are.