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The Basics of Astrology
Scorpio zodiac sign and its interpretation
This page offers a few texts published in several pages of our website along with other unreleased features. Its aim is to describe and to recapitulate the mains characteristics of Scorpio.
It is useful to recall that to be a Scorpio means to have one's Sun in Scorpio, which requires to know the exact time and place of birth in addition to the date. Indeed, sometimes a one-minute gap is enough for the Sun to shift signs when the birth occurred near the end or at the beginning of a given sign.
Astrotheme enables you to find rapidly the exact position of your Sun and your Ascendant, should you have any doubt.
The astrological sign of Scorpio and its personality
Your psychological nature is bilious with aggressive impulses that spur the transformation of your being and of any situation you are involved in. You are constantly struggling to assert yourself.
You cannot refrain from testing others with cutting remarks, not because you want to hurt them, but because you want to know them better through their reaction; life and the feeling of aliveness are experienced through rebellion and tension.
Your aggressive attitude may equate with sly inquisition as often, you remain silent, introverted and secretive, mulling over turbulent thoughts in the depths of your mind, leaving others puzzled by your quite strange behaviour.
Scorpio' sayings and key-words
The sentence "We have" encapsulates the character of Scorpio and his legendary possessive, tenacious and even jealous features.
The sign of Scorpio is secretive, powerful, domineering, resistant, intuitive, asserted, charismatic, magnetic, strong-willed, perspicacious, passionate, creative, independent, vigorous, generous, loyal, hard-working, persevering, untameable, possessive, cunning, ambitious, sexual, proud, intense, and competitive.
But sometimes it is aggressive, destructive, stubborn, anxious, tyrannical, perverse, sadistic, violent, self-centred, complex, and jealous.
The sign of Scorpio and its astrological characteristics
Rulership and exaltation in Scorpio
Scorpio is indomitable
Each astrological sign has traits which are similar to, or different from, those of certain planets. They are known as planetary dignities. The planet having the strongest affinities with a sign is said to rule the sign and to be in its domicile, i.e. at home. It expresses itself with all its might, unreservedly. When a planet does not match a sign too well but remains compatible, it is in its exaltation. It gets its strength and its energy from the said sign though to a lesser extent than a planet in domicile.
Therefore, the astrological sign of Scorpio displays several traits pertaining to Pluto: domination instinct, secret, taste for occultism and mysteries, desire to upend and transform things, sexualisation, and sometimes violence.
Mars also influences the characteristics of the sign, namely courage, combativeness, audacity, energy, and the propensity to take action rapidly. Scorpio is indomitable.
It must be noted that the interpretation of each zodiacal sign echoes the meaning of its House: the first sign and the 1st House, etc. Therefore, Scorpio, the eighth zodiacal sign, is in analogy with the 8th House: it concerns the native's birth and death. However, it does not necessarily mean actual physical death. It may be a symbolic death, and thus, it is synonymous with evolution and transformation.
This house also represents inheritances, money earned by other people, but also sexuality, power, all things hidden, and interest in occultism.
Scorpio Elements, Quadruplicities, and Polarities
Water element of Scorpio
The twelve zodiacal signs are divided into four sectors matching the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. An element includes three compatible signs (triplicity), each element being mutually complementary.
Scorpio, like Pisces and Cancer, is a Water sign: this element rules the world of emotions, the unconscious, sensitivity, and feelings. The natives ruled by the water element are secretive, intuitive and emotive persons who feel what is unnoticed by other people.
However, they lack realism and find it difficult to adjust to the tough and materialistic world. Water makes the native fruitful, imaginative, dreamy, selfless, with an artistic bent, but also lazy, irresolute, vulnerable, and hypersensitive.
People ruled by the water element display a lot of kindness, empathy, and generosity, but when they are hurt or feel that they are in danger, they become sly, unpredictable, and disorderly.
Scorpio is sometimes tyrannical
The Fixed mode of Scorpio
Signs are also divided into three sectors comprising four signs each. They are the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable sectors. Quadruplicities are also referred to as mode: the Cardinal mode, the Fixed mode, and the Mutable mode. Like elements, they rule different values and have characteristics of their own.
Scorpio, like Aquarius, Taurus, and Leo, is a Fixed sign. People with prominent fixed signs usually enjoy routine. They are stubborn, inflexible and find it difficult to adjust to new situations. Nevertheless, they demonstrate tenacity and moral strength, and they always complete their projects although it takes them some time to get started.
Scorpio never wavers in her emotions. She is a deep and thoroughgoing person. She either loves or hates, and her feelings are never in between. She knows perfectly well how to control her emotions, which makes her appear as reserved, cold, or cruel.
Yin polarity for Scorpio
Lastly, polarities divide the Zodiac into two groups of six signs. Polarities are referred to as Masculine and Feminine, Yin and Yang, or Active and Passive.
These characteristics alternate from one sign to the next in zodiacal order. Active signs indicate extroverted, expansive, and fairly physical people who express themselves easily and are quite energetic and enthusiastic. Passive signs are more introverted, internalised, intellectual, deep, and calm.
Scorpio is passive, or Yin.
The sign of Scorpio and its physical appearance
Even though they may not perfectly match your outward appearance, if your Ascendant, or to a lesser extent, your Sun, is in Scorpio, you might take on the following characteristics:
Scorpio physical appearance
Physically speaking, Scorpio people are quite sturdy and often have wide strong shoulders. In any case, they are well-built and very resistant. The face is square with clear-cut features, penetrating and magnetic eyes, and well-defined sensual lips.
The hair is often brown and thick. The general appearance conveys an impression of charm, power, secrecy, and seriousness at the same time.
Scorpio people know their strength as well as their innate capacity for provocation, and they never need to resort to a gaudy look in order to assert themselves.
By nature, they are quite secretive and prefer a serious, even sober, look which contrasts all the more strongly with their essence which is sheer concealed power. Their favourite colours are red and black.
The sign of Scorpio and its health
The kidneys and the bladder. are the parts of the body in analogy with the sign of Scorpio.
If your sign is Scorpio, and often of those who have the Ascendant in Scorpio, your health is very strong. However, owing to your tormented nature your propensity to take risks, you are prone to numerous more or less severe accidents. Besides, Scorpio is in analogy with the 8th House which represents surgical operations. Therefore, there is a possibility that you undergo some small "repairs".
You are particularly resistant, actually, the most resistant sign of the Zodiac with Capricorn, and you always recover remarkably well. The ability to come to life again after a painful fall or an ordeal is one of your best innate qualities. It goes without saying that your life is not a long quiet river...
Scorpio rules the reproductive organs, the sex, the prostate gland, the anus, and the intestines. Potential dangers stem from excesses or carelessness related with sexuality. You ought to ensure that you take the most drastic precautions in order to avoid the worst. Psychosomatic disorders affecting the intestines may constitute another weak point which is all the more active because you refrain from expressing your emotions throughout your life. You may suffer from constipation or other digestive problems.
The sign of Scorpio and its hobbies
If your sign is Scorpio, sport is often your favourite hobby. Your constitution is stronger than average, and you are a sheer fundamental force. This is all the more amazing since you are not particularly demonstrative and your musculature is not as visible and that of Leo and Aries people.
Karate, one of the sports suitable for Scorpio
You are resilient, tenacious, concentrated, and mighty, and you can excel in numerous violent sports requiring strength. Karate, boxing, wrestling, marathon, athletics, diving, archery and shooting, weightlifting, and any sports competition, are suitable for you.
You are as perspicacious as you are drawn to physical exercise, and your mind is as sharp and focused as your body is resistant and strong. Therefore, intellectual hobbies are meant for you. Mathematical or police riddle, mental game, conundrum, card game, poker, etc. are activities which enable you to show that you are a formidable partner or opponent.
You are as proud as Leo people, and like them, you hate losing. The difference is that you don't express your feelings because you believe that it would be a token of weakness. Besides, it is impossible to be more secretive than you!
Scorpio and Love
What people born with the Sun in Scorpio should bear in mind is that passion is often there and at the origin of their behaviour. More than any other sign, including Taurus and Leo, two Fixed signs, Scorpios rush headlong into the conquest of the person they have set their heart on, with infinite tenacity and patience, until they reach their aims.
Loyal, deep, demonstrative in this area of life, but at times (very) possessive, Scorpios devote themselves wholeheartedly to their partner, who can rest assured that they will be protected, pampered and love, even if it means a bit too overwhelmed, depending on their respective personality.
This is precisely where the challenge for Scorpios lies. Indeed, they must find a person compatible with their excessive, often idealistic and burning love (like molten lava, the liquid attribute of the sign), which may bring about fusion, lifelong love, or disillusion if both partners are not on the same wavelength.
Those who do not live up to Scorpio's expectations should watch out. People with the Sun in Scorpio are faithful and loving. They want their partners to openly express their feelings or at least to provide tangible signs that the sign's ardour, attachment, including perhaps jealousy, are welcomed, since in some cases these features are among Scorpios' little flaws, should the context lend itself to such emotions.
This may incidentally look like the last straw, since Scorpios are secretive and sneaky, a paradox which adds to the original charm of this complex sign, if one decides to look on the bright side.
Scorpio and work
Since Scorpios are complex and passionate, they generally experience an unusual professional life, often unclassifiable, full of changes and upheavals corresponding to their well-known intransigence.
If you are Scorpio, your destiny is not simple, to say the least, and very often marked with reversals of fortune. You transform other people and yourself alike. You are patient and clear-sighted, and you are on the lookout for the right time to unleash all your powers and your enormous might with a view to reaching the goal you set for yourself, and which you have every chance to achieve.
You are not only persevering and resilient, but the worst tragedies and crises have a stimulating effect on you. Nothing can stop you as far as domination and business are concerned. Your urge to wield power continuously fuels your energy.
Policeman, one of the jobs suitable for Scorpio
Your sign is in analogy with the 8th House, which symbolises money matters, especially investments, inheritances, and other people's money in general. It also rules sexuality, crises, transformation, rebirth, as well as occult and secret topics.
Since your energy, your power of action, and your creativity are intense, you can be successful in the following areas:
Any occupation in the police and the military, miner, volcanologist, engineer, atomic scientist, scientific researcher, computer designer, surgeon, gynaecologist, sexologist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, dowser, astrologer, occultist, medium, clairvoyant, mystic, corporate manager, banker, financial counsellor specialised in stock exchanges or investments, funeral director, as well as politician leader.
The symbolism of the sign of Scorpio
Countries and cities associated to Scorpio
Below are several traditional features associated with the sign of Scorpio.
For the countries : Morocco, Norway, Algeria, Syria, Korea, Uruguay, Transvaal.
For the cities: Washington, New Orleans, Valencia, Liverpool, Milwaukee, Fes, Halifax, Hull, Cincinnati.
Animals, Food, Herbs and aromatics for Scorpio
The animals in analogy with Scorpio are insects and other invertebrates.
The foods in analogy with Scorpio are the same strong tasting food as for Aries: red meat, garlic, onions, leeks, spices. Herbs and aromatics: aloes, witch hazels, nepeta, mustard, capers, peppers.
If you are Scorpio, your appetite is quite hearty because you are extremely resistant and tough and you need a sufficient amount of replenished energy. You prefer a diet rich in proteins and meat in general, and you should not forget vegetables and fruits which are indispensable to your nutritional balance.
The following foodstuffs are good for you: beetroot, garlic, ginseng, onion, parsley, potato, rice, royal jelly, green vegetables and mixed salads, watercress, and wheat germ.
Regarding your culinary tastes, you are interested in sweet pleasures, but they must be substantial and they do not stave off hunger. When they are well prepared and based on secret recipes or ingredients, the origins of which are difficult to guess, there is a good chance that you will be pleased.
Your senses are on the alert. Try little red bean cakes, so prized in Asian cuisine, or raw marrow brownies.
You already indulged in a mellow chocolate and chilly tart which excites your wild temperament. In the same style, you love THE ice cream of the moment, namely entirely black cone, including its waffle, such that of Goth Ice Cream. Keep in mind Catalan crèmes brûlées for their crust of sugar burnt with a blowlamp, which seem to come up from hell.
Flowers, plants and trees associated with Scorpio
Flowers and plants: geraniums, rhododendrons, thistles, mint, honeysuckles.
Trees: blackthorns and bushes.
Stones, Metals and Salts associated with the sign of Scorpio
Stones, Metals and Salts in analogy with Scorpio are opals, steel and iron, calcium and sodium sulphate.
Celebrities with the Sun in Scorpio
Katy Perry, a famous Scorpio woman
Astrotheme's database of celebrities lets you know rapidly who are the most popular personages. There are two possible criteria: the number of clicks on a celebrity's page, or the number of visitors who put them in their favourite file of their account. The latter criterion is the most reliable one.
Taking into account contemporary people, the three most popular females are Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Beyoncé Knowles. The most popular males are Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
However, we are focusing here on people born with the Sun in Scorpio. The currently most popular people are: Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry, Hillary Clinton, Jodie Foster, Julia Roberts, Bill Gates, Sophie Marceau, Ryan Gosling, Demi Moore, or Alain Delon.
Famous people having a Scorpio dominant
The Sun in Scorpio corresponds exactly to the topic of this article. However, it may be interesting to check the dominant of the chart. Indeed, it sometimes happens that the only planet in Scorpio is the Sun, but that the other planets or an angle such as the Ascendant are in a different sign. Although the chart's owner is a Scorpio, his chart may display a more "powerful" sign than Scorpio. This is called the "dominant sign".
Zac Efron, a Libra man with Scorpio dominant
Conversely, some people are not Scorpio, although Scorpio is their planetary dominant. In that case, they display Scorpio features. In some cases, they are "much more Scorpio" than people having the Sun in Scorpio.
The most popular people having Scorpio as their planetary dominant (but not the Sun in this sign) are, for some of the most famous ones: Libra Éric Ciotti, Sagittarius Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Libra Dannii Minogue, Sagittarius Gianni Versace, Sagittarius Marcy Walker, Libra Zac Efron, or Libra Marc Lévy.
The other signs of the zodiac