|Key life phrase||I Will|
|Zodiac totem||The Scorpion, Grey Lizard and Phoenix|
|Zodiac symbol||As above|
|Zodiac facts||8th sign of the zodiac, fixed, fruitful, feminine, moist|
|Key characteristics||Secretive, passionate, resolute, insensitive, steadfast, painstaking and stubborn|
|Compatible star signs||Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces|
|Mismatched signs||Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Aquarius,|
|Ruling planets||Mars and Pluto|
|Love planets||Venus, Jupiter and Neptune|
|Speculation planets||Jupiter and Neptune|
|Spiritual and karmic planets||Moon, Jupiter and Neptune|
|Destiny planets||Jupiter and Neptune|
|Lucky numbers and significant years||2, 3, 9,11, 12, 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 30, 36, 38, 45, 47,48, 54, 56, 57, 74, 75, 81, 83 and 84|
|Lucky gems||Red coral, garnet, red spinel, ruby and yellow sapphire|
|Lucky fragrances||Cinnamon, pine, cypress, lime and black pepper|
|Affirmation-mantra||I don't need to control everything. I am free and peaceful.|
|Lucky days||Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays|
Scorpio is a fixed water or icy sign, the eighth sign of the zodiac and is rising at your birth. You have received some pretty bad press Scorpio and are probably the most misunderstood sign. You show a cool aloof exterior to the world but underneath you have a scorching and passionate nature. Both Mars (aggression) and Pluto (magnetic forces) rule the sign of Scorpio, so the battling energy of Mars and the hidden depths of Pluto will influence you.
As the old saying goes "still waters run deep" and you could be likened to having the power to wear rocks away, or at least reshape them, given enough time. Unfortunately what people don't understand, they fear, and this is the case with you.
You need approval and the emotional part of your nature is the most significant area of your life, even though you don't often verbalise it. Although you demand a lot of others you are no less demanding on yourself and when you give your heart to someone, and they in turn give theirs to you, you are the most loyal person. You absolutely adore the idea of love and this is a challenge that constantly excites you.
Your home is indeed your castle and you like it tidy, orderly and a place to which you can retreat. The home is jealously guarded as this is your territory and reflects your personality, likes and dislikes.
Tenacity is one of your strengths and when you decide to do something, it takes a lot to talk you out of the project (even if someone has the gall to try). You give it your all and will push the boundaries as far as needs be to achieve what you want, whether in business or personal life.
You are sensual by nature and with your alluring magnetism draw people to you from all walks of life, whether it is social or professional. You have a powerful and magnetic aura and cannot walk into a crowded room without being noticed, even before you say or do anything. People are attracted to you and as you are the strong silent type you possess something that makes it near impossible for others to ignore you.
You are well aware of your power and can manipulate anyone who comes within your orb, and you love it. This secret and enigmatic power of yours is probably your greatest strength. It's a well-known astrological fact that Scorpio's eyes can hypnotise, and this is a physical trait you possess. People may even say to you "you have the most amazing eyes". Your eyes are the perfect tool for communication and express the whole range of your complex and changeable emotional states.
You can be single minded and this may be mistaken as being insensitive to the needs of others. However it is only because you want to be the best at what you do and there are no half-measures with a Scorpio, be it friendship, love, family life or profession. You aim to be the best and will not allow anything to stand in the way of your success.
Determination is yet another of your keywords, but you are quite prepared to share your successes with the people you take care of whether family or friends. Any obstacle or challenge that comes your way, whether naturally occurring or placed there by competitors, will only serve to make you prove you cannot be stopped once you have made your mind up. If someone tries to corner you or put you in a difficult situation they'd better be prepared for your competitive nature to come to the fore.
You have a ruthless streak in your character and won't give in until the job is done and the enemy totally vanquished, even if you have to patiently wait until the appropriate time to seek revenge. Pity the poor unlucky recipient of that vengeance when you unleash it!
You are not afraid of the dark, even though you aspire to the light and all pleasure becomes part of your domain and your sensual appetites need to be fulfilled. You give 100% and expect that percentage to be returned, and it usually is.
It is interesting that a Scorpio can be equally as successful as a saint or a sinner and will stop at nothing to achieve their aims, whichever way they decide to go.
Scorpio has three totems that describe its nature - the scorpion, the lizard and the phoenix. The scorpion is the most vengeful and dangerous aspect of your nature and if you're operating on that level you'll constantly seek to hurt others with your power. The lizard represents the class of scorpions who hide from life and never quite achieve the full measure of their power. They often seek self-destructive outlets such as drugs or even criminal activities to fulfil their obsessive needs. If you aspire to the best scorpion character then you'll be represented by the phoenix that is seen rising out of the ashes. Generally we find Scorpios aspiring more to the latter phoenix quality.
Your appearance will be well proportioned, a strong body, muscular with a broad face and a majestic commanding look. As already mentioned your eyes are your strong point and as the enigmatic planet Pluto rules a Scorpio, you're also fiery and aggressive. You are a tireless worker and generally achieve great success after the middle part of your life.
If you were born in the period between October 24th and November the 1st you fall over the area of the zodiac that is jointly ruled by both Libra and Scorpio.
These star signs are ruled by Venus and Mars and Pluto, which gives you the traits of both signs of Libra and Scorpio.
The intensity of Scorpio is somewhat balanced by the sign of Libra and makes you even more attractive and pleasing to others, especially the opposite sex. You have great people skills and a need to help others through your intuitive understanding.
You love excitement and the pleasure seeking aspect of your nature combined with the social skills of Libra make you a social butterfly that can attract loads of friends, both in your social life and your professional arena as well.
The best and worst traits of both star signs will be exhibited by you and you have a great deal of determination, powerful self - control and excellent psychic and intuitive abilities as well. However, the social and superficial attributes of Libra are counteracted by the serious and philosophical characteristics of Scorpio.
You have extraordinary intelligence and insight into human nature but your sharp tongue and straight forward opinions make you sometimes feared by others as you don't mince words when you offer your critique on other personal or social and political issues.
Some people feel that you have an extraordinarily big ego, and you probably agree, but this doesn't worry you in the least. You have a charismatic personality and you expect to make some enemies on the way and aren't bothered as the huge number of friends you have as allies outdo the number of antagonists in the background.
You're an expert in communication and have wonderful reasoning power. You're a strong lover of family and support the people you love, even sacrificing anything and everything to maintain their security.
If you happen to be born between the 15th and the 22nd of November, you will partake of both traits of Scorpio and those of Sagittarius. Some astrologists may disagree with these dates but in actual fact you'll find that there are in practice, characteristic traits of both signs to a greater or lesser degree that you will possess.
Your intense Scorpio traits are finely balanced by the easygoing, magnanimous spirit of Sagittarius. Those of you born under this period of the zodiac are ruled by Mars, Pluto and Jupiter which is the ruler of Sagittarius. You have an optimistic nature but can also be rather aggressive in achieving your goals. You are constantly on the go, working with zeal to achieve your dreams.
Your magnetic personality is accentuated even further by popular and outgoing Jupiter. You have a brilliant sense of timing and can meet the right people at the right time who will help you get to where you're going.
You are an emotionally deep person and, coupled with the Sagittarian honesty and generosity you are the type of person that people trust easily and will open their hearts to. Even return will always be there to help others and are even considered somewhat of a teacher of sorts. You are constantly driving and advising others, friend or stranger alike, in the way they should best proceed in the midst of their life problems.
You are an extraordinarily independent person and hate to be contained by anyone. You are quite wild and fun loving but this should taper off as you get a little older.
You are excessive in your life and must be careful not to overdo things. You work, live and play hard. You need to pay more attention to your physical needs as at times you overdo it and your health is prone to suffer.
Born between the 24th October and 2nd November you are an intensely sensual character but you do have noble aspirations. Pleasure will be a focal point for you and in your earlier life you may spend a lot of time exploring the sexual part of your personality.
Being born between the 3rd and 11th November makes you more idealistic and spiritual by nature. You have a strong leaning towards understanding the meaning of life and delving deeply into the true nature of your being.
If you were born between the 12th and 22nd November you are one of the more sensitive types of Scorpio as you have strong lunar vibrations. Your challenge will be to bring your emotions under control and not be swayed by the events of life. You have a very caring and family orientated nature as well.
The Scorpio man appears to be an enigma, not just to the world at large, but also to himself! The power inherent in this star sign is tricky to fathom, and Scorpions reading this will probably under- stand what I'm talking about better than anyone else.
From birth, Scorpio men have evolved instinctive responses, preferring to rely on their gut rather than worldly logic. They may take a sudden dislike to someone for no apparent reason, and no matter how hard you try, changing their opinion is not easy. Their heightened sensitivity overrides mental reasoning, making it difficult to get close to them.
If you are a Scorpion male, you can be self-absorbed and have an obstinate ideology that you create and abide by. You can be uncompromising in your expectations, both of yourself and others, and you're forever trying to top the impractically high standards you set for yourself.
While you remain an enigma for most, it is this mysteriousness that attracts others to you. Regardless of whether people grasp the real you, they burn with a desire to get up close and personal with you.
Scorpio, you have the ability to shine and succeed, but I'd like you to remember that professional triumph may not guarantee true happiness. Rather, it may leave you dreadfully forlorn and lonely. You're cautious in relationships, and while your younger years were full of friendships, with age you turn into a bit of a cynic.
Sexual expression forms the core of your personality and you have an insatiable yearning for passion, affection and attention. Anyone seeking a romantic engagement with you must come to terms with your complex motivations. For an in-depth explanation of this, refer to the section on Scorpio and romance.
Though you may appear reticent, the intensity and articulateness of your thoughts and ideas often leaves others flummoxed. It is through your style of communication that you reveal your leader- like qualities. You are clearly not fit to be a follower.
You're a phenomenal storyteller, which stems from your intrinsic desire to make an indelible impact on people around you. Your popularity gives your ego a persistent high, and in your pursuit for the limelight you can subconsciously dismiss the opinions and
needs of others. Nonetheless, you remain the undisputed people- charmer, forever enthralling people with the world you create and the words you use to paint it.
Your over-possessiveness towards loved ones can often sour a relationship, especially if your partner doesn't reciprocate with the same intensity. You are unable to share your loved ones and often blur the line between loyalty and control. Endeavour to respect all energy levels, Scorpio. Not everyone is perfect, nor does a lack of passion equal a dearth of love or commitment.
Often you may find yourself torn between the philosophical and sexual aspects of your personality, seeking expression through both. On the one hand you fancy sexual intimacy and demonstrat- iveness, but on the other you yearn for spiritual awareness through meditation, self awareness and sacrifice. Interestingly, even this kind of stress works in your favour as people are attracted to the complexities of your mind.
Scorpio men have supremely agile minds and commit to memory even the most insignificant details, much to other people's surprise. They fiercely guard their self-respect and highly value respect from others. In short, they aspire to be admired and they are.
You like to be excessive in countless ways and display an obvious gluttony, as well as an immoderate craving for sex. Remember, all's well as long as it is under restraint.
Never become the object of a Scorpion's rage. Their temper can be explosive and merciless, and when a Scorpion strikes, it strikes to kill. They detest being proven wrong and react fiercely to confrontation. Though you're a man who cares little about others' perceptions, at times you should mellow out and toe the line, even if you have differences of opinion.
Scorpio women are possibly the most attractive and sexually alluring of the zodiac. You express yourself with your captivating body language, especially your eyes, which reveal the intricacy of your feelings and state of mind.
The air of mystery you exude can be a magnetising force, though not for those who prefer uncomplicated and simple personalities. But you're not in the least disconcerted by this. You possess innate self-confidence, and the phrase 'Take me as I am or take a hike' sums up your life motto.
Your buoyancy stems from painful life experiences. Throughout your childhood and early adult years you were probably exposed to a multitude of events that tested your resilience and convic- tion. Coupled with this are your own innate instinct, insight and reasoning, which you creatively exploit to steer ahead in life. No wonder you grew up too quickly and with unshakable self-belief.
At the same time, possessing such a wealth of experience is counterproductive. You can exhibit an intense pride in your abil- ities and ideology, and you can be fiercely independent by nature. These traits make you difficult to deal with, but this is cathartic for you because it makes you feel that you're in perfect control.
While expressing yourself socially, you certainly put your best foot forward. You're adept at concealing the turmoil within and can present a seemingly innocuous front. Little do others know!
On the whole, you're skeptical of people and your temper can erupt in the blink of an eye. You can mope for aeons over incon- sequential things, leaving others scratching their heads over the possible reasons for your moroseness. Try to let go, Scorpio, as such negativity can erode even your best relationships.
You work hard and earn good money. Being independent by nature, you seek bliss by lavishly spending the money you earn. You like to live life on your own terms, and you work hard to achieve your dreams. Your social standing, character and high self-esteem make you shine among many others.
Scorpio women are the seductresses of the zodiac because they perpetually feel that the world fancies them. This self-belief enlivens your inherent charm and attracts all kinds of people to you.
You respect other people's privacy and closely guard the secrets that loved ones confide in you. Even if you choose to listen instead of give advice, you can heal people by your presence alone. Your aura exudes a therapeutic quality that attracts people who like to draw on your energy. With your clear and evolved intuition, you can offer reasonable solutions without intellectualising.
But your most notable quality reveals itself in romance. When it comes to lovemaking, you know exactly how to woo your man in bed. You're a gifted lover—and an exceptional one at that!
You also like to exhibit masculine qualities to prove that you're as powerful and threatening as a man. But in your quest to prove yourself, try to use your delicate feminine traits of charm, poise and seductiveness. Believe me, this works better than any other strategy you may employ.
With a remarkably precise psychic ability and a well-honed sixth sense, Scorpio women don't need to do in-depth research to understand a person or situation better. You rely on your gut. It may defy reason and common sense, but it is usually fairly accurate.
The Scorpio child is an old soul in a young body and one look into their eyes will tell you exactly that. They absorb information at an astonishing rate and have a deep understanding of the world way before they can even walk. Scorpio children are competitive beyond their years; love to be the best at what they attempt and No. 1 is where they aspire to be.
Scorpio children love to be around adults, a part of the social and family environment that they are so much a part of. They are curious, adventurous and love nothing better than exploring and conquering their environment answering for themselves many questions to which they just have to have an answer.
They have dreams of climbing mountains, being a great explorer and going where no man has been before and see no reason why they can't do it either. Inventions and other discoveries should be considered when buying the Scorpio child a gift or it will just stay in the corner and gather dust.
The young Scorpio girl will be happy cooking, trying out new things to eat and be at Mum's elbow in the kitchen. Boys, being extremely competitive, will do well in sports that require tenacity and stamina. They need to win at all costs and come out on top of any sporting activity they take on.
The Scorpio child makes an excellent friend, is loyal and focused but does need to be the centre of attention in their peer group. If being chosen as the leader is not forthcoming they will simply move onto another group who will grant them their rightful position (they think) as No. 1.
They are quick and intuitive learners and should be encouraged in subjects that naturally interest them; otherwise they will become bored and just work out the easiest way from A to B as it is not worth their effort to do anything else.
Throughout their teen years it may be difficult to keep them on the straight and narrow as they have a natural predisposition to the darker aspects of life, including drugs, alcohol and other nefarious activities.
A child born under the sign of Scorpio can be secretive, but must be respected for needing time alone and having their own space. In this way they will develop more quickly in a positive way and love you all the more for it.
Scorpio happens to be the eternal lover of the zodiac, and this holds true for both men and women. You're the iconic epitome of seduction, and once you choose to give your heart to someone, you love them to no end. This I can vouch for, and so would peers and laypeople a like.
When you're in love, you treat it like a celebration. Far from seeming like a routine, the essence of love is a transformative creative desire that inspires you to bond on an almost spiritual level. You want love to permeate through your mind and body and reach the heights of ecstasy.
Scorpios get their ultimate thrill from testing their ability to charm. They do this by assessing how many people they can seduce. In short, romance is a way of measuring your magnetism and appeal. Even if you are in a devoted relationship, you're constantly probing to see whether or not you've maintained your 'edge'.
Though Scorpios are generally secretive, love and romance are altogether different. You're an enormously demonstrative lover and demand reciprocation. Being the most 'sexual' sign of the zodiac, you possess innate vitality and enthusiasm and can be emotionally tumultuous in love, factors that must be borne in mind by your prospective lover. Though your personality may throw up some exciting challenges, love can be immensely cathartic for both you
and your lover. In short, there's never a dull moment with you, Scorpio. It's one heck of a joyride!
The intensity with which you plunge into love affairs may terrify potential lovers. You make a commitment only when you've assessed all angles and know exactly where you stand, and if you sense unresponsiveness on the other end, you waste no time in moving on. Superficiality is not your thing.
Scorpios are charming and flirtatious in a very suave way, and when it comes to commitment, their devotedness is hard to beat. Scorpion lovers exhibit superlative sincerity and adoration, and they celebrate their lovers completely. They do all in their power to see their partner contented. Consider yourself fortunate if you are in a relationship with a Scorpio, and ensure that you honour their commitment just as they do.
If you take their fidelity for granted, rest assured that grave consequences will follow. Not only will Scorpio withdraw their love, they can be vengeful ex-lovers as well. Irrespective of how much they invested in the relationship, they will find a way of getting back at you. Unfortunately, you'll just have to deal with these darker elements of your Scorpio ex-lover.
When it comes to envy, you'd better be careful. Jealousy fuels your inherent insecurities and vulnerabilities. Unless you find creative ways of plugging this emotion, your relationship is bound to
collapse right before your eyes. True joy in love stems from trust. Allow your partner some breathing space and bestow on them the same independence that you demand from them.
You partner must envision growing in love with you. You expect them to be at their best, look their best and gratify all your desires. If your partner respects this about you, you too should reciprocate their commitment. When real, Scorpio love is supreme.
Your sullenness may often be over the most inconsequential and inexplicable reasons. You like to silently withdraw and mull over the past without verbalising your thoughts. Under acute stress you may emotionally collapse, suffocating those you care about. Learn to initiate dialogue and vent a fraction of what you feel. Allow your partner to be a part of your life; reach out to them and show that you believe in them.
Other water signs like Pisces and Cancer exhibit similar moodiness and can cope with your emotional shifts. However, your opposite star, Taurus, which is an earth sign, can balance your extremes by mellowing your overall intensity.
Scorpios make great friends and usually enjoy a multitude of acquaintances that stimulate their intellectual and emotional inter- ests. However, the presence of Scorpio may be somewhat over- bearing for some. You're unusually passionate and straightforward in relationships, and you can dissect a person's character and emotional needs. Unless people get a chance to bond with you, your intensity can be confronting. However, once your intentions are clear, your friends are forever looked after and well supported.
As a friend you're big-hearted, courteous and enjoyable to be around. Contrary to the perception that you have a serious disposition, you have a knack for entertaining and storytelling. In fact, you entertain others with your past experiences, and you like to embellish the finer details to make the story even more fascinating.
You're also an excellent listener and a psychologist at heart. You possess acute insights and a refined intuition that enables you to perceive what is really going on. You like to play the healer and resolve as much as you can, which is why you're forever blessed with people in your life.
Superficial or lukewarm associations do not fascinate you as your soul beats for richer, deeper relationships. You prefer to indulge in a friendship only when you sense a similar inclination in the other person. Like Japanese business relationships, you're in for the long haul!
Because you're a high achiever, Scorpio, you like to engage with people of similar calibre and self-worth. You constantly seek inspiration from friends and lovers alike, and have no room for obtuse conversations or people. If someone fails to impress you, Scorpio, they need to go back to the drawing board to chalk out something valuable that will add meaning to their conversation (and relation- ship) with you.
The best way to foster a friendship with Scorpio is to engage them in outdoor activities, competitive sports or intrigue them with novel topics of interest. Getting them to connect with new friends and visiting unique places with cultural or intellectual relevance are sure ways to boost companionship. Scorpios are young at heart, and music, rock concerts and similar events are avenues you could explore with them.
Scorpios are extraordinarily loyal and dedicated as friends, but only if their care and commitment is reciprocated. If they sense hostility or their enthusiasm is being taken for granted, they are quick to withdraw and redirect their passion elsewhere.
Scorpios are exceptionally adept at portraying a composed exte- rior, even if they're erupting with fury within. You can live your entire life misinterpreting their silence and calm-headedness, hopelessly oblivious to their true feelings. There's never a way of knowing if you're hated. Such is the perplexing nature of Scorpio's wrath it fumes without giving you an inkling of what is going on. This makes them dreadful enemies indeed.
Scorpios have an enormous degree of self-esteem and innate vanity. They regard acts such as knavery, wrongdoing, betrayal or perfidy as a direct assault on their pride, and they attack as a result. However, their style isn't noticeably impulsive or predictable. Just like the scorpion, they wait for the appropriate time and strike when you least expect it.
Being an enemy brings out Scorpio's worst. The determined, compulsive and obstinate facet of their personality makes them an incredibly overpowering foe. To overcome this, they need to work at calmer ways to tackle their adversaries without undermining their own psychological and physical wellbeing.
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The Light and Shadow
The light and the dark are part of human nature and each star sign exhibits this polarity. It is the yin and yang of life and once we confront these shadowy areas within ourselves the sooner we are able to break free of all self limiting behaviours and habits.
Scorpio: The light side
You are one of the most magnetic people among us and you can use this power to create an immense amount of good in the world. You inspire others with your extraordinary achievements, which are centred on your determination to win at all costs. Any number of obstacles will never deter you from your goal once you have made up your mind.
You have great seductive skills and are the expert sensualist in the zodiac. You know how to love—but not just physically but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. For you love is a total experience and with the right person you know how to love totally.
You are dependable and are able to show others the proper way to work and produce great results. The more evolved Scorpio is a humanitarian as well but doesn't always boast about this. Scorpios often use silence as a great source of power and this usually helps them achieve their ends.
Because Scorpio is transformative by nature, you are a healer. You are able to generate healing power through your hands; but your mere presence also is able to bring things under control and help others feel much better. You are intuitive by nature and have the ability to solve problems through relying on your psychic hunches.
Because you have power over others, you must learn to use this with great discrimination and never manipulate people for your own selfish ends. You coerce others against their will and once you decide on a course of action, can be inflexible in gaining what you want, irrespective of other people's feelings in the matter. Try to be inclusive of others as well as they often have a part to play in your success and you should acknowledge that.
If someone crosses you in some way you can be ruthlessly unforgiving and vengeful. Not only do you cut them off— this is not enough for you—you must inflict maximum damage to make the point that you will not be undermined again. It's also important that you learn to let go of things graciously. Some Scorpios hold grudges for years until they have had the chance for payback. Please, don't be like this.
Sexuality can become excessive and obsessive with some Scorpios who want to push themselves to the limits. If you don't manage this aspect of yourself it may become a source of problems in developing a deeper and more intimate relationship with the one you love.
You are a loyal individual but demand an extra dose of return loyalty from those you cherish. Smothering them with your love and trying to possess them is not the way to draw them closer. Let go a little more, relax and enjoy your love life.
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