SCORPIO - The SCORPION
Those born between October 23 - November 24
Keyword: I Desire
Who keeps an arrow in his bow,
And if you prod him, lets it go?
A fervent friend and subtle foe ??
It is the Scorpio.
What to others a trifle
appears, fills me with smiles or tears. William Blake
Spiritual Goal: To learn the
meaning of real love
Spiritual Correspondence: The Holy Spirit
Anatomy: Reproductive Organs, and rectum
Associated Countries: Norway, Syria, Algeria, Zambia and Egypt
Associated Cities: New Orleans, Washington DC, Liverpool, Halifax and Milwaukee
Animals: Crustaceans & Insects
Physical Manifestation: Divine Breath
Mental Manifestation: Willpower
Motto: What is hidden is more interesting than what is obvious.
OK, It's always about me...
|On the bright side....||
strength, deeply spiritual, meticulous, loyal, intuitive, charismatic, honest, generous,
magnetic, imaginative, determined, ambitious, idealistic, powerful,
emotionally insightful, healer. Wonderful detectives, that is, able
to pierce the mystery.
|On the dark side....||
Obsessive, Intolerant, violent,
self centered, destructive, cruel, violent, unforgiving, secretive, jealous,
secretive, resentful, unstable, domineering, sarcastic, bad tempered.
Being the boss
Making others angry
Being involved in
work that is meaningful
SCORPIO AFFIRMATION: I seek deep involvements and intense transformation.
The following is a very general
profile of your sign. Bear in mind there are many influences that
determine your precise chart. For a chart analysis email us.
A Dove, an Eagle or a Vampire. When you meet a Scorpio you will have
stumbled upon one of the three. Which one of these Scorpio characters will
you encounter? Well, that all depends.
Scorpios are the most intense, profound, powerful characters in the zodiac.
Even when they appear self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity
of emotional energy under the placid exterior. They are like the volcano not
far under the surface of a calm sea it may burst into eruption at any
moment. But those of us who are particularly perceptive will be aware of the
harnessed aggression, the immense forcefulness, magnetic intensity and often
strangely hypnotic personality under the tranquil but watchful composure of
the Scorpian. Scorpios have a tremendous desire for power and control,
and seek these measures at any cost. They do not waver, they do not falter,
and they stay their course with total determination and strength, which can
sometimes result in unnecessary force and violence. Mars, which rules the
month of Scorpio, is the planet and Greek god of war, which makes all
Scorpios warriors who have the drive to eliminate their enemy no matter what
toll it takes on anyone else. A loyal friend but a fanatic foe, they
invented the word "revenge." Scorpio is a fixed sign, which means that they
do not like change and want to harness total control over their lives and
the lives of those around them. Their greatest fear is to lose control.
Their demeanor is dignified and reserved, affable and courteous, and many have a gaze that is both direct and penetrating. Their secretive natures make them natural detectives. Many Scorpios possess a suspicious outlook, and need to know the reasons behind everything. Scorpio does nothing in half measures. An all or nothing attitude permeates their entire life. When fixed on something or someone, the scorpion perseveres. Scorpio never settles. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest or not at all. Their tenacity and willpower are immense, their depth of character and passionate conviction overwhelming, yet they are deeply sensitive and easily moved by their emotions. Their sensitivity, together with a propensity for extreme likes and dislikes, make them easily hurt, quick to detect insult or injury to themselves (often when none is intended) and easily aroused to ferocious anger. This may express itself in such destructive speech or action that they make lifelong enemies by their outspokenness, for they find it difficult not to be overly critical of anything or anyone to whom they take a dislike. They can harness their abundant energy constructively, tempering their self-confidence with shrewdness and their ambition with magnanimity toward others provided they like them. If they do not, or if their feelings are neutral unusual with them they relate to fellow workers only as leaders and can be blunt to those they dislike to the point of cruelty. In fact they are not above expressing vindictiveness in deliberate cruelty.
Scorpio will rarely be found in the center of activity, but will always know just what is going on of concern to him. Their tenacity and willpower are enviable, their depth of character and passionate conviction admirable, but it is their deep sensitivity that makes them the best and most loyal friend. This same quality makes them the most treacherous of enemies.
The scorpion is a solitary little animal which likes to hide under stones. He can be dangerous, but he is never aggressive by himself and will only harm someone if he is disturbed. Astrologers think that the scorpion is a good symbol to represent those born under this sign because Scorpio people usually need plenty of time by themselves to think deeply about things they feel. Their sensitivity, and pride allow them to be easily hurt, quick to feel insult or injury, even when none is intended, and easily roused to heights of anger. An angry Scorpio is a sight to see. Unlike Leo, who can have a temper tantrum and five minutes later be quite himself again, Scorpio seethes, and doesn't give it up.
Scorpio people are sometimes very quiet, shy and sensitive and like to keep secrets. They can feel things very intensely. Scorpio people are also often very good at seeing the good and bad points in other people. The most important thing for Scorpio is self-understanding. They are not afraid to try things other people are frightened of, if it will help them to learn more about themselves. At the same time, they do not like to be taken advantage of or injured, and many Scorpio people have a very strong sense of justice. This can make life difficult for Scorpio children if they think they are being unfairly punished. Scorpio children are often much wiser and more understanding than other children, so they should always be given reasons when they are told to do something.
When they harness their abundant energy constructively, their self-confidence tempered with shrewdness, and their ambition coupled with generosity toward others, they excel at whatever they undertake. Scorpios are demanding of others, but never ask someone to do what they would not do themselves. They can be fanatically focused and work till they drop, and ask the same of those around them. No middle ground for a Scorpio, all or nothing.
Scorpio imagination and intuition are excellent. They possess refined critical perception and strong analytical ability. In addition, they seem to demonstrate a natural healing power. These abundant gifts allow Scorpions to penetrate the most profound subjects. They are serious folk, but quite charming to people they like, and when social events call for it. Their tragic flaw is their immense pride. Once wronged, once Scorpio's pride has been diminished, the game of courtesy is over.
Many Scorpio people are good at things which require deep thought and understanding, like psychology. Some of them become fine doctors and surgeons, because they are interested in the mysteries of life and like to heal.
Scorpio is a water sign, like Cancer and Pisces. If you are a Scorpio, your special gifts are your insight and sensitivity, and your strength of will, which can achieve anything in life.
Scorpions are very good businesspeople. They like money because it gives
them control and power. They are very good politicians, doctors,
physiologists, astrologers, and financiers. They have a very powerful
metaphysical ability and intuition, very strong mystical and spiritual
powers. If a Scorpio chooses the “wrong path”, they can be the most lethal
and ruthless members of the Mafia.
Pluto rules life and death, as well as the power and energy of the seed, which at best manifests itself as new life. It also gives Scorpios deep sexual desires that are rooted in the compulsion to propagate the human race. In their efforts to “be fruitful and multiply,” Scorpios can go so far as to damage their reproductive and sexual organs, leading to impotency, infertility, and cancer. In the Scorpio world of extremes, love is everything. If they feel their love is not reciprocated, this love can turn into hate. It is very difficult for Scorpios to forgive and forget. The typical Scorpio will not rest until he has his revenge on the friend that betrayed him and let him down. This is the hardest Tikun (correction) of Scorpions - to find the Central Column, control the urge to avenge, and to live, love and let go.
Scorpio is the symbol of sex and
Scorpios are passionate lovers, the most sensually energetic of all the
signs. For them union with the beloved is a sacrament, an "outward and
visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace." Their overriding urge in
loving is to use their power to penetrate beyond themselves and to lose
themselves sexually in their partners in an almost mystical ecstasy, thus
discovering the meaning of that union which is greater than individuality
and is a marriage of the spirit as well as of flesh. They are thus capable
of the greatest heights of passionate transport, but debauchery and
perversion are always dangers, and Scorpios can become sadistic monsters of
sensuality and eroticism. Their feelings are so intense that even when their
love is of the highest and most idealistic kind, they are nevertheless
frequently protagonists in tragic, even violent romances, "star-cross'd
lovers" indeed.The body part associated with Scorpio is the genitals. Even
though Scorpio does like sex, it doesn’t mean that they are sex-aholics.
They may express sexual desire through other things such as cleaning or
sports if they do not get what they want. Along with passion comes a deep
emotional side and you never make fun of that side of these special people
because as with their scorpion symbol, their stingers will show and they can
HEALTH CONCERNS: Librans are inclined to suffer most from nerves and depression of spirits, also from pains in the back and kidneys and severe headaches. Lower back pain, and problems caused by too much sugar or rich food are common complaints. They need to avoid overindulgence in food and especially drink, for the latter can particularly harm the kidneys.
PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FOR YOU, AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Scorpio you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.
Problem: Suffering from an inferior complex where you feel self disgust and are disdainful of help from others.
Solution: You should try to admit that others, as well as yourself, have weakness and then practice forgiving those weaknesses until you notice them becoming less and less. Unbend and accept that you can be helped in your problems.
Problem: After you get everyone to agree with you and you get your own way, you are still not satisfied with the results.
Solution: Looking deeply within will show you that: having reached the point where you have nothing more to want for in a given situation you then realize just what you were really after. Look within first.
Problem: Disruptive marital relations or a breakup with a loved one.
Solution: You should try not to be scornful of what you perceive as a shortcoming in your partners personality and soften up your rigid, unbending attitude.
Problem: The peers in your group begin to avoid you, or drift away when you walk up.
Solution: If you feel persecuted and put upon you will express it in conversation, this causes people to be 'turned off' of you so try to change your attitude or, guard what you say.
Negatives (and how to transform them):
Wants to dominate and be in control. Shares in order to create dependence.
Trust the Light, let the Light be in control. Share in order to receive from the Light.
Plays with people’s emotions, manipulates others.
Use intuition to turn on the Light in others, instead of wanting them to see things your way.
Is controlled by own emotions.
Listen to the logic and not the emotions. See the bigger picture beyond own ego.
Capable of extreme violence and self destruction when feeling a lack.
Shut down the reactive emotions. Think and act on logic.
Connect with the good that you have and send Light to those you are jealous of.
When in crisis, does not see the Light, focuses on dark aspects of situations.
Constantly remind yourself that you are not seeing the Light. The effort of reminding yourself is what makes the Light reveal itself.
Seeks retribution and revenge. Does not forgive and forget.
Spiritual growth will be attained by fixing self, not others.
Impatient, wants to create change and control situations. Does not think things through before acting.
Focus on the process in order to create positive change.
Stubborn and does not listen to others. Totally in control or not involved at all.
Let go and realize the only way to really be in control, is to control your desire to be in control.
How to improve relationships with a Scorpio:
Scorpions will learn from your example, not from logical explanations.
Don’t tell a Scorpion how he needs to change, demonstrate these behaviors yourself.
Be proactive, think of consequences on self and others, invite the Light in.
Will achieve fulfillment through:
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