|Scorpio is the eighth constellation of the
Western zodiac and is symbolised by the Scorpion. The stories regarding
this mythological association are many and varied. One tale tells
how Juno, the wife of Jupiter, sent the Scorpion to
do battle with Orion after the hunter grew intoxicated with his
own abilities and boasted of his superiority to all living things.
Some versions have Orion dying after being stung by the Scorpion,
while others see him fleeing in ignominious defeat to a faraway land.
Fittingly, the constellation of Scorpio lies opposite from that of Orion in the night sky or roughly as distant as possible, so as Scorpio rises from the east, Orion vanishes still retreating over in the west.
Scorpio is probably the easiest zodiac constellation to observe, since
it is clearly defined and actually looks like the mythological creature
that it’s supposed to represent. Its curved tail is
visible from locations throughout the southern hemisphere and as far
north as the Mediterranean. Beyond that in the UK for example, we only catch a glimpse of the Scorpion’s head,
peering defiantly over the horizon.
Regardless, this sign has built up a fearsome reputation in astrological circles. With your impassioned,
uncompromising and no-nonsense nature, there can be few ambivalent feelings
where you are concerned. Most will either love you or hate you, with
little room in between. A Scorpio makes the best
of friends and the worst of enemies, but what lies at the heart
of such a complex and potentially extreme individual?
|Scorpio belongs to the water element. Your feelings are profound and
intense, you are extremely perceptive and have excellent intuition.
Typically you keep yourself to yourself, cultivating an implacable exterior and a sparing but incisive
vocabulary. Actually you’re not quite so good at hiding your
feelings as you would like to think, since your intensity is clearly apparent to anyone who takes more than a passing interest, but there
many who will get further with your underlying motivations unless you allow them your permission. Even when more forthcoming astrological influences
lead to greater openness than would typically be the case, secrecy and
privacy will always be two of your major obsessions. Those
permitted entry into your inner sanctum, either in terms of
your feelings and emotions or even your physical living space, will
be selected with extraordinary care and only number a privileged few.
In nature, the scorpion hides under rocks during
the day, waiting patiently for darkness and for the force of
the Sun to be spent. In the cool and seclusion of the night, it then
emerges to prey upon the weak, the defenceless and the
unsuspecting. Likewise, Scorpios pursue their chosen aims in private,
away from the curious and prying gaze of others. Your focus is unswerving, your
dedication is steely and your determination is unbending. Virtually nothing
can dissuade you from your chosen course of action. Scorpio is a fixed
sign, so while you will undoubtedly change your own mind
many times, nothing and nobody can force you if that isn’t what you want.
In keeping with the realms of the mysterious
and the hidden, Scorpios are fascinated by life’s unsolved mysteries
and are drawn towards the occult. You’re an exceptional judge
of human nature and have a gift for uncovering the secret dreams and desires of those with whom you’re dealing. You mainly keep
this knowledge to yourself however, just in case you happen to need it
in the future.
||Deep red, maroon, burgundy, brown
||All dark red flowers - especially rhododendrons and geraniums
||Blackthorn, bushy trees with thorns
||Bavaria, Norway, Morocco, Syria,
Queensland, Korea, Transvaal
||Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Liverpool, Newcastle, Washington DC
||Taurus, Cancer, Pisces
||Gemini, Leo, Aquarius
| In common with the other water signs you are extremely sensitive, but you prefer attacking as
your favourite means of defence. Since you have already worked out the
primary weakness of any adversary well beforehand, you are
able to strike immediately and with absolute precision, just where
it hurts. Socially,
you are an introvert and have a few good friends, rather than a wide circle
of more superficial acquaintances. You’re a loyal,
dependable and faithful companion who can always be relied on in
a crisis. You are passionate by nature and approach everything with
a characteristic intensity. Anything that doesn’t grab your
full attention simply isn’t worth doing so far as you are
concerned. Your focus and fervour reach their most potent expression
in your relationships, so while many Scorpios aren’t really the sex maniacs they’re painted,
in a committed connection with depth as the key, the physical
side of your union remains a significant component.
things do go wrong in your relationships, it is not unusual to witness
the less admirable side of the Scorpion’s nature. Jealousy, control
issues, possessiveness and revenge then all feature prominently, with
some complex and ultimately destructive scenarios regularly
seeming to arise. As with many alive today, the journey of a
Scorpio is to develop those characteristics for which you are
justly admired, while trying to minimise certain traits that in the
end, can only prove detrimental to the people you encounter and to yourself as well. The considerable separation between
these expressions is what makes the difference for a sign like
yours, one that is so powerful, either way…