Now we get to Scorpio. Scorpio is also known as the scorpion of the zodiac. Though you have other archetypes for Scorpio- the eagle, and the Phoenix. But, that is for Scorpio 2.0. They are of the fixed modality and are water signs meaning they are emotional creatures. Though, they are not emotional in the same way as Cancer or Pisces. The time period for the scorpion is October 23 to November 22. They come from the 8th house in astrology. Okay, so the eighth house is the second “bad” or unfavorable house in astrology, the first being the 6th. The eighth house is about other peoples money, sex, taboos, taxes, death- transformative death, the house of what is hidden like occult knowledge, of things beneath the surface.
There are two planets ruling Scorpio- Mars, and Pluto. With Mars, Scorpio is the feminine aspect of the planet. But, with Pluto Scorpio is the only aspect of Pluto. That is saying Pluto is mainly feminine. So, we know Mars is the Roman god of war, the bloodlust of battle, and primal rage though he has mar marital intelligence about him. All of that is present in Scorpio, but it is turned inward, being feminine as stuff. The God ruling Scorpio is the Roman God Pluto. With the Greek it is Hades. Both are underworld gods, gods of wealth (Pluto was shown with the horn of plenty or the cornucopia). They wear the helmet of darkness or the cape of invisibility, each likes to hide or keep covered in the realm of the dead. They were gods many didn’t like to talk about much. If you want to know more about Pluto or Hades, read of Persophone and Hades. But, most of the attributes the gods carry you can find in Scorpio.
This sign is intense, scheming, full of the rage of Ares, sexual but this sign is not easy to access. Though, for some reason, I can’t feel the intensity of a Scorpio when I meet one. They feel muted…as if a wall is there. The trick is you must look into their eyes to understand how deep this sign is and how much of themselves they are able to control. This is true for the Sun sign, Moon, and Rising sign ( I’ll talk about that later). They usually have pretty good control over their emotional energy, given that they are a fixed water sign. Scorpio is the sign of extremes and many times they will go through a betrayal of some sort. Scorpio can look underneath the surface of things that pique their interest. They are intuitive and a bit psychic when it comes to dealing with others.
Given that their third house is Capricorn, Scorpio is Johnny tight lips when it comes to communicating. They can keep a secret better than anyone else. Though they are most likely using it as leverage. But they want to keep the friends they make. It is hard to trust someone enough to call a friend for Scorpio.
Emotionally they see themselves as different and original. Oddly enough this sign has Aquarius ruling the fourth house. They want the things they find comfort in separate from the rest. They make a family from those that show loyalty, meaning friends, to them and not always with their family. Think of the phrase ‘Blood of the covenant is thicker than water of the womb.’ Scorpios can understand the emotions of people easily. They are possessive in relationships wanting stability from a steadfast mate. They will attract earthy and practical people who have a concern for money and material things. Socially, Scorpios attract a lot of attention without trying. If the Scorpio is creative, they can make this their career. Leo as the 10th house ruler makes them good stockbrokers, artist, entrepreneurs, and government officials. They will do well in the role of a boss. Though, when focusing on a career you should look at someone’s native sun sign, Capricorn placement, and as the tenth house to start. Scorpios will be right in dealing with things that lay underneath like jewelers, plumbers, tunnel workers, detectives, finance. Cap is the 3rd house so commerce, writing, or being an orator could be career moves for the scorpion.
Oh! A bonus part for Scorpio!! The eighth sign away from Scorpio gives more depth about this sign. Truly, any house that is the same number away from its self ( meaning the house it naturally occupies) will provide more depth to that sign. Gemini is 8th from Scorpio. Mercury is the god that moves between the living and the dead, the divine and mundane, with an insatiable curiosity. This applies to Scorpios they want to know hidden things around them making them lean towards occult knowledge.
For more on Scorpio wait for Scorpio 2.0
The phrase for this sign is I desire.