October 21 - November 20
Scorpio is the eighth Sign of the Zodiac, and you shouldn't take that lightly.
You shouldn't take Scorpios lightly, either. Those born under this Sign are
dead serious in their mission to learn about others. There's no fluff or
chatter for Scorpios, either: these folks will zero in on the essential questions,
gleaning the secrets that lie within. Scorpios concern themselves with beginnings
and endings, and are unafraid of either; they also travel in a world which
is black and white and has little use for gray. The curiosity of Scorpios
is immeasurable, which may be why they are such adept investigators. These
folks love to probe and know how to get to the bottom of things. The fact
that they have a keen sense of intuition certainly helps.
It's the Scorpion which symbolizes Scorpios, and it's
no accident. Much like the Scorpion would rather kill itself
than be killed, those born under this Sign are the ones
who are in ultimate control of their destiny. It is life
on the Scorpion's terms, too, since these folks promote
their agenda (they are quite the executives) and see to
it that things go forward. Others may find this overbearing
(it can be) and even self-destructive, but that's the beauty
of the Scorpion: these folks have tremendous regenerative
powers, much like the literal Scorpion can lose its tail
and promptly grow a new one. Fearless Scorpions rarely
lose, per se, they just keep on going, since they are stubborn
and determined to succeed (this Scorpio trait is in keeping
with the Fixed Quality assigned to this Sign). Scorpios
work as hard as they do so they can someday sit back and
feel satisfied with themselves. These folks are intense,
passionate and filled with desire. They're also complex
and secretive, so don't expect to get much out of them,
lest they become suspicious and exit stage left. It's best
not to bet against Scorpios, either, since these folks
are surprisingly resourceful.
Scorpio is ruled by the Planets Mars and Pluto. Mars was the God of War in
ancient Roman mythology and is the first (and most ancient) ruler of Scorpio.
When Pluto was discovered in the 20th century, it was also assigned to this
Sign. Pluto was known as the God of the Underworld in ancient Roman times,
so when coupled with Mars, expect some intense energy to head toward Scorpions
here on Earth. This planetary combo makes for people who are motivated, penetrating
and aware. Scorpions don't miss much, since they are highly attuned to the
vibrations of others. They are intuitive, probing and very focused on knowing
who's who and what's what. Scorpions can lose their temper (and even become
vengeful) when someone gets in their way, so it's best to give them plenty
of room. Remember, they're unafraid, and a loss today simply means an opportunity
for victory tomorrow.
The Element associated with Scorpio is Water. As opposed
to the 'roiling seas' seen in other Water Signs, a better
motto for Scorpions would be 'still waters run deep.' Those
born under this Sign are as emotional as their waterborne
brethren, it's just that they're not as likely to show
it. The Scorpio's emotions are repressed, kept under cover.
Again, secrets to be used another day. That said, be aware
that these folks are clever, perceptive and always in the
mix. Their ability to see into things can sometimes be
a curse for Scorpions, however, since they can take an
insignificant matter and turn it into a huge slight. Beware
the Scorpion who feels crossed! These folks can turn vindictive
in no time flat. Luckily, once Scorpions catch their breath,
they will return to their usual determined and loyal (albeit
strong-willed) ways. Finally, while Scorpions aren't above
some subtle manipulation to get what they want, they'd
much rather take a scientific, even mystical path. The
Scorpio-born are powerful and passionate, qualities which
serve them well, as long as they don't let them deteriorate
into self-indulgence or compulsion.
Scorpios love competition in both work and play, which is
why they'll air it out in sports and games. Extreme sports
are right up the Scorpion's alley, as is most anything which
will test their mettle. They've got to have an adversary,
since it makes the game that much more fun. The Scorpion's
colors? Powerful red and serious black. When it comes to
love, though, Scorpions soften up a bit and are caring and
devoted with their lovers, even if they do hold on a bit
tight. Scorpions are also lusty in the extreme (how else?),
so they need to be mindful of their reproductive organs.
The great strength of the Scorpio-born is in their determination,
passion and motivation. Scorpions don't know the word quit,
which is why they usually get the job done. A powerhouse?
Like no other.
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