The Sun resides in this eighth sign of
the zodiac from 23 October until 22 November each year. The symbol for
Scorpio is the Scorpion.
- Like the other water signs, this sign is
very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs
Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not
even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions
do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of
sarcasm and vindictiveness.
- The strength of Scorpio is in the methods
employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity
and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have
in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always
gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become
- You may have an undesirable trait
commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long
time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable
jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is
surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and
situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very
few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
- In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical
and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup
which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate.
This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to
remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a
master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard
for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.
- You can be very critical and demanding,
creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and
determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature
allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid
rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in
your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are
thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions,
making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional
connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust.
Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your
- At home, you may be something of a
tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right
and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your
will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your
ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more
serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive
to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone
In Scorpio, Mercury produces a mind that
is secretive, investigative, and probing. Your method of expression is
positive, and maybe a little intolerant, skeptical, and suspicious. A
deep and penetrating thinker, you can dig in to the core of any issue
with little wasted time or effort. You intuitive mind is capable of
You are very good at keeping secrets. Plans
and schemes are often carried on in secret. You are also very good at
digging out secrets and getting to the bottom of complex issues. Thus,
with this placement you may have the skills to become a detective, an
investigator, or a researcher. There is much scientific ability with
Mercury in Scorpio because of the innate curiosity. You are so perceptive
that you "know" the unseen weaknesses and strengths of people with whom
you come in contact. You have a way of seeking hidden truths and perhaps
the hidden secrets of life itself.
You can be very incisive with your tongue or
with your pen. Often using sharp language, you refuse to mince words or
show much concern for the feelings of others. You either say exactly what
you are thinking or you remain completely silent.
You can be very stubborn in your mental
determination and tenacity. Your adaptability is limited in an
intellectual sense because your highly emotional approach often has you
prejudiced and focused on a set objective.
- If Venus is in Scorpio in your chart it
no doubt produces a very intense romantic nature. In relationships, you
are very straightforward, determined, and direct. You often express
excesses of feelings, being very possessive and sometimes
- Scorpio is the sign of physical
magnetism. It is the sign of the zodiac that is said to "rule" sex. Born
with Venus in Scorpio, you are no doubt a very sexy person. You approach
the emotional experience of romance with much intensity and much
feeling. In this area of your life, you are an extremist. Your love
nature is based on total commitment and complete focus. With you there
is no fooling around. You dominate and demand total involvement. Nothing
short of this is acceptable.
- No matter what happens to you, your
dignity is something that is never lost or put aside. The intensity of
emotions resulting in this placement make it clear that matters of the
heart are taken seriously and personally. You display your strong sense
of personal pride and emotional dignity in all that you do.
- Because your love desire is so
overwhelming, you sometimes become very possessive of your partner. This
can be both in a physical as well as a psychological sense. You may
express this in minor ways, but in some way or another you tend to
control and hold on to the love of your life. You are in control and
there is no doubt about it.
- A Scorpio Moon produces emotional
responses that are intense, secretive, and passionate. You must learn to
handle your strong, deep feelings, as you are extremely emotional and
A Scorpio Moon position gives an absolutely
phenomenal memory. In ways, this is very good. Yet in other ways, it
designates a person who may carry a number of psyche scars from
remembering, too vividly, past events that perhaps should be forgotten.
This is a difficult position for the Moon as the emotions become very
powerful. You are impatient, moody and sometimes given to
The nature of this sign is not always very
apparent, as you are very good at hiding your true feelings. In fact, you
may be almost pathological in your secretiveness, never revealing yourself
entirely. Very few people ever know very much about what goes on inside
Jealous, proud, and possessive, the Moon in
Scorpio frequently has difficulty in romantic relationships despite the
fact that this is perhaps the most sensuous of the signs. You attempt to
dominate and totally control. When you become involved with someone, you
throw yourself completely into the relationship. If a romantic
relationship ends, you are devastated as though you had lost a piece of
You judge people too quickly, and you rarely
give them a second chance once those negative vibrations have been
received. You react to situations in an abrupt, impulsive and intense
manner. You can be vindictive and determined when it come to getting even
with someone who has wronged you. Easily hurt or offended, you are apt to
hold a grudge and take revenge.
With an executive flair, you are a very
determined person, achieving whatever goal is set. You're always searching
for new challenges. You react to sense impressions with great accuracy,
and can usually see through situations, and through people, with an
extremely acute judgment. You insist on thinking for yourself, and you're
not one to ever be pushed around. An extremist in much that you do, you
never pursue anything halfheartedly. Even when a situation turns out to be
detrimental to your well-being, you may still refuse to give it up.
Emotional stubbornness marks your nature and natural reactions.
- In Scorpio, Mars displays powerful
emotions and desires. Mental, physical, and practical energies are are,
likewise, also very high. Indeed, the level of energy with this
placement is high in all respects.
You are strong, self-reliant, extremely
efficient, and highly self-disciplined. An intensity of purpose surrounds
all that you undertake. This position illustrates the "do or die"
principle very well. You may have an innate ability to transform other
people in some significant way. You think of yourself as a "take control"
person and a force to be reckoned with. You probably are.
Intensely passionate and sensual, you put
much of your energy into sex. You are apt to be especially attractive to
the opposite sex, whether or not you physically attractive. You may be
fascinated with sexuality in all its expressions, certainly your interest
is always keen. You're jealous and possessive of your sexual partners.
Being trustworthy yourself, you expect the same from others. You're a
loyal friend, or a bitter enemy, you never forget a betrayal.
Slow to anger, you rarely loose control, but
when your ire is raised, you get even, and you can do so with frightening
detachment. Proud, dignified, strong-willed, and stubborn, you have the
sort of presence that is always felt by others even when you say
- Jupiter is in Scorpio in your chart. This
placement suggests an intensity attached to your view of significant
issues. You conduct your affairs in a more serious and secretive
fashion, exercising your shrewd and critical judgment. You have a flair
for business and finance. You excel in business because of your
willingness to dig in and get to the essentials of a project. You are
intense and uncompromising in your beliefs and moral views. You have
great faith in yourself and like to exercise will power over others. You
are both farsighted and determined.
- Saturn in Scorpio adds much purpose and
impatience to your nature. You demand much of yourself and of others.
You approach responsibilities with an intensity of purpose that
overwhelms people who won't carry their share of the load. You have
terrific willpower and much energy. With your determination, it's hard
to remain calm and reflective. Secretive and unforgiving, you resent it
deeply when you are treated unfairly. Despite your strong drive for
success, your approach is usually subtle and calculating.
Many of your peers born during the years when
Uranus was in Scorpio are apt to bring about massive and often disruptive
changes. The seeds of revolution and instability may take root from within
- Planets © Michael McClain 1996-2003.