Scorpio is the most infamous zodiac sign in astrology. Ruled by Pluto, there are some dark traits to it, for sure. But there are so many ways Scorpios can help us. The world simply wouldn’t be the same without them.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac. It rules the eighth house of sex and death in the natural chart, which is also the house of transformation and regeneration. Scorpios are often very resilient and get out of a crisis stronger than they were before. The glyph of Scorpio looks like this: ♏. It’s a scorpion’s tail with the sting at the end of it – deadly, isn’t it?
Scorpio rules everything hidden in astrology. In the human body, it rules the reproductive organs and genitals, rectum and bladder – body parts that we don’t show publicly. Scorpio is associated with the underworld and crime, but also detectives, surgeons, and psychologists, to name a few Scorpionic professions.
The Scorpio season of the year ranges from the 23rd of October to 21st November. During this time, nature is in the process of transformation for embracing the winter silence.
Scorpio was ruled by Mars until the discovery of Pluto in 1930. Today, it’s the co-ruler of the sign.
Scorpio Element and Quality in Astrology
In astrology, Scorpio is a water sign. Water signs are easy to memorize because they are all named after animals that are related to water. The water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. They are emotional and sensitive. Water signs find it easy to tap into the undercurrents and are very intuitive.
By quality, Scorpio is part of the fixed family. Fixed signs include Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius in astrology. They are focused on achieving their goals and are finishers. Besides this, Scorpio has feminine and receptive energy.
When is Scorpio Strong in Your Natal Chart
If you were born in late October or November, your Sun is in Scorpio which means that the core of your personality is a Scorpio. Plus, if your Sun is located in your eighth house, it gets some Scorpionic qualities by default. It doesn’t matter in which sign is the Sun actually, the natural ruler of a house always gives some traits to any planet there.
If you are a Scorpio rising, the description of Scorpio fits you perfectly at first glance. The Moon’s position by sign is also important. If you’ve got a Scorpio Moon (it’s in fall there by the way), you’ll mirror some of its qualities, too. Many aspects from Pluto to these very personal points of the chart always give some Scorpionic traits.
An emphasized eighth house or many planets in Scorpio also make it an important zodiac sign for you.
Positive Traits of Scorpio in Astrology
Astrology lovers associate automatically to the dangerous side of Scorpio which is not to be ignored, but there are many good qualities to it. They are very often misunderstood and they don’t like this feeling actually.
To begin with, Scorpios are very resourceful. They will find a way out in every situation. You can always count on a Scorpio if you need to come up with a solution to save the day. Scorpio people are brave and if it becomes necessary, they make good leaders. They are loyal and protective, it’s nice to have a Scorpio friend.
It’s well known in the astrology world that Scorpio is a passionate sign. They are very intense, seductive and charismatic. It’s hard to resist a Scorpio’s magnetism, especially in a sexual way. They are so mysterious that other people become very curious about them.
Scorpios are interested in depth. When they approach a problem, they go to the bottom of it and they have a probing mind. These natives have a kind of x-ray vision. Don’t even try to lie to or fool a Scorpio because they have a scary insight into human nature, and you have no chance to win this game.
Their investigative way of thinking is of great help and enables them to solve problems and mysteries no one else can. Scorpio has a scientific approach. They make excellent researchers. The best of all, this sign is determined to find the truth or solution and won’t give up until they succeed. (It’s a fixed sign in astrology, after all.)
All professions that go under the surface are considered Scorpionic. For example, psychology is a typical Scorpionic area when they dive into the unconscious to find the causes buried deep under the surface.
In fact, healing is one of the main tasks in this world. Pluto, Scorpio’s ruling planet is the planet of regeneration and transformation in astrology. A native who lives the higher octave of Scorpio will find great joy in helping others and giving them tools to make their lives better. It’s about being a midwife in some way, helping people through the painful process of rebirth.
Negative Traits of Scorpio in Astrology
Scorpios are known to be revengeful and jealous. If they are hurt, this can be true. In this case, it would be better not to provoke them any longer because they are dangerous when upset and even can turn into violent.
Because of their probing mind, Scorpios easily become suspicious if they feel that something isn’t right. Possessivity is another well-known Scorpionic quality.
Natives under the influence of Scorpio and Pluto tend to be obsessive. Danger fascinates them at many levels in life. They easily become jealous – no wonder that the eighth house of the natal chart is associated with other people’s resources. Scorpios like to peep into other’s deposit box, both in a material sense and on a more abstract level. It’s the opposite of Taurus, who works hard to accumulate wealth.
Calculating and manipulative traits are also part of Scorpio’s dark side. They like to be the puppet master who directs the game without anyone noticing.
Scorpios love secrets. They are very reserved and won’t share with you what they don’t think you should know. You often think that they are an enigma. Scorpios expect people to respect their privacy and boundaries, so we just have to accept this.