Modality : Fixed
Element : Water
Ruler : Mars Pluto
Season : Autumn
8th signof the zodiac
Metal : Steel Iron
Stone : Topaz Opal
Colour : Gold Purple
Anatomy : Genital Organs bladder bowels
Keywords : passionate,
perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling,
determined, probing, fixed, focused.
Comparison with the Scorpio symbol, the Scorpion:
have "two lobster-like claws"(1) and when a scorpion captures its
victims with its claws, it "inflicts a disabling sting with its
tail"(2) Scorpios are thought to be rather cunning, and sometimes
nature of Scorpio: A second symbol for Scorpio is the Eagle. The Golden Eagle
"has been regarded from ancient times as a symbol of courage and
power". (3) The eagle represents clear vision, intelligence, and power. It
is a majestic bird, and also symbolizes freedom. Scorpios, with their perceptiveness,
have the potential to "see" things more clearly than others. How they
handle the power of this vision will depend on whether they are at the level of
a scorpion or an eagle!
glyph, or symbol, looks like a letter M with a tail. The curves show the
grounded nature of the sign, ending in an upward-turned arrow, symbolizing the
need for action and the striving for something higher. Some believe the symbol
represents the male genitals -- the sign of Scorpio is strongly connected to
Sun in Scorpio
(The Sun is in Scorpio from approximately October 23 to November 21,
depending on the year.)
are known for their intensity. They are determined folk that absolutely throw
themselves into whatever they do -- but getting them to commit to something
is rarely an easy task. In fact, it's better not to even try to "get
them" to do anything. Solar Scorpios absolutely have their own mind.
And, their primary motivation is unlikely to be prestige (like their
Capricorn friends), or even authority (Leos can have that, too)--it's real
power. Their power can absolutely be of the "behind the
scenes" variety, just as long as they have it.
others, Scorpios seem to have plenty of willpower. They probably do. Scorpios
do know what they want, and they won't go out and grab it at the wrong
moment. They simply sit back, watch (quite expertly), and then get it only
when the moment is just right. This apparent patience is simply their
powerful skills at strategy at work.
isn't afraid of getting their hands (their bodies, their minds) dirty. The
darker side of life intrigues them, and they're always ready to
simply never give up. They have tremendous staying power. They're not in the
slightest intimidated by anybody or anything. Confrontations are not a
problem. In fact, talk to any Scorpio about their lives, and you'll probably
be in awe at all they've gone through. Trauma seems to follow them wherever
they go. When Scorpio learns optimism, instead of expecting the worst,
they'll find that they possess amazing regenerative powers -- the power to
heal, create, and transform.
people with Sun in Scorpio: Ed Asner (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and
Ascendant in Scorpio), Lauren Bessette (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Scorpio),
Bjork (Sun and Moon in Scorpio), Lisa Bonet (Sun and Mercury in Scorpio),
John Cleese (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio), Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny
DeVito, Leonardo DiCaprio (Sun, Venus, and Mars in Scorpio), Richard Dreyfuss
(Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio), Sally Field, Bill Gates, Calista
Flockhart, Jodie Foster (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio), Whoopi Goldberg
(Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Scorpio), John Gotti (organized crime boss - Sun
and Mercury in Scorpio), Harry Hamlin (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Scorpio),
Ethan Hawke (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio, Shere Hite (who published
the Hite Report on Sexuality - Sun, Venus, and Mars in Scorpio),Rock Hudson,
Demi Moore (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio), Pablo Picasso, Prince
Charles, Puff Daddy (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio), Julia Roberts (Sun
and Mercury in Scorpio), Meg Ryan (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio), David
Schwimmer (Sun, Moon, and Venus in Scorpio), Nicolette Sheridan, Maria
Moon in Scorpio
While others may find security and comfort in material things, Moon in
Scorpio people seek out emotional intensity. No matter what, there is
something very intense about Lunar Scorpios. They are diggers when it comes
to the world of emotion--they can see beyond facades and cut right to the
core of a person. This ability to "see" what isn't obvious to the
rest of the world can be intimidating to others or wildly attractive,
depending on the audience.
deep-seated need for transformation and rebirth can manifest itself in the
lives of Lunar Scorpios in different ways. Most have powerful, emotionally
intense lives. Some feel like it is beyond their control -- these natives
seem to attract emotional upheaval, and their lives appear to consist of
plenty of dramatic ups and downs. However, when accepted as an emotional
need, rebirth and change doesn't need to be so dramatic and overwhelming. In
some way or the other, Moon in Scorpio natives seek out intense experiences.
If their lives are regular in any way, there can be an unconscious need to
test their own strength and stir up emotional excitement. Self-awareness and
acceptance is probably the best way to handle this deep need for emotional
things halfway or having meaningless relationships simply doesn't fulfill
them. Lunar Scorpios want all or nothing.
Scorpio people often have a strong fear of betrayal. They seek out
commitment, and feel the need for a partner to give up something for them.
Some will put the people they love through a series of tests, and these are
not always conscious. Their apparent suspicion can be trying for the
people who love them. However, once committed, Moon in Scorpio people can be
the most loyal and protective partners around.
the shy ones have enormous presence. Their lives are emotion-driven, yet many
Moon in Scorpio natives spend a lot of time controlling and mastering their
emotions. Their intuition is enormous, although it is sometimes
Scorpio people radiate strength. Even in the absence of experience, they seem
to "just know" things. It would be difficult to shock or scare away
Lunar Scorpios in the face of emotional honesty and power. Some people
instinctively want to lean on them, and other less brave folk run a little
scared. Lunar Scorpios have exceptional "radar" that allows them to
size up a situation--and a person--quickly and expertly. This ability to
understand human motivation and nature can be too close for comfort for some,
and enormously comforting for others.
Lunar Scorpios are intelligent and astute. Those that use their enormous
powers for intimacy and honesty are the happiest, and they make the most
interesting and rewarding friends and lovers.
Famous people with Moon in Scorpio: Ben Affleck, Lauren Bessette (Sun,
Moon, and Mercury in Scorpio), Bjork, Shannen Doherty, Eminem, Whoopi
Goldberg (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Scorpio), Harry Hamlin (Sun, Moon, and
Mercury in Scorpio), Elizabeth Hurley, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette,
David Schwimmer (Sun, Moon, and Venus in Scorpio), Steven Spielberg (Moon and
Venus in Scorpio), Patrick Stewart
Mercury in Scorpio
These people are on an eternal quest to get to the very heart of any matter.
This appears in anything that requires thought, and in almost every
conversation they have. Totally fearless when it comes to delving into depths
that nobody else wants, or even thinks, to explore, Mercury in Scorpio is
adept at learning the source and the core of any problem or issue. They are
blessed (or cursed, depending on how you want to look at it) with the
observation skills of a surveillance camera, seeming to just see all and know
all. Sometimes they can be quite "dark" because of their tendency
to focus on the false in order to get to the truth. These people detest
superficiality. They come across as suspicious and can annoy other, more
optimistic people with their negative take on things.
communicators are passionate in their speech, sometimes even given to
lecturing. Remember, though, that they are just as passionate about giving
you real advice and help. They are quite willing to let you in on a few of
their secrets--regarding other people, that is, not themselves. The
truth is, they have observed things that many have not. If their observations
seem a little bit skewed toward the negative, try to overlook it. You may
just discover that they've given you some of the best advice around. They are
at their best when they are talking about things that they are not personally
involved with. That is when their shrewd judgment shines. It is when they are
personally involved that their judgment can get clouded over.
intelligence is absolutely instinctive. Strategies are their specialty. Their
idea of constructive criticism can be interpreted as destructive criticism,
depending on their audience. It can be very hard to win an argument or debate
with Mercury in Scorpio. They are absolutely driven to win, not just for the
sake of scoring intellectual points, but simply to come out on top in
general. Besides that, it is hard to deny that their thinking is really
quite lucid, at least in presentation. You may be gritting your teeth, but it
will be hard not to concede.
staunchly support and defend anyone they care about. And, their energy in
speech (or sheer intensity) can be motivating. You may walk away from a
Mercury in Scorpio native, after they've given an impassioned speech, saying
"whew!" But you'll generally have received an awesome pep
talk, if they like you. The pep talk may have been at someone else's expense,
however (they may have torn someone else apart to boost you up, for example).
take on people often has to do with motivations. Often, they feel people are
motivated by jealousy. They should know, if they are also Scorpio Sun and/or
Venus Scorpio, because they have lived it.
are naturally suspicious, expecting bad intentions first. Mercury in Scorpio
people love intrigue, mystery, and hidden motives. If they don't channel this
interest into mental pursuits, they can end up creating their own mysteries.
Others might start wondering if they are paranoid.
in Scorpio loves anything that challenges the brain and are often interested
in what makes people tick.
Famous people with Mercury in Scorpio: Tyra Banks, Lauren Bessette, Lisa Bonet,
John Cleese, E. E. Cummings, Walt Disney, Richard Dreyfuss, Zac Efron
(Mercury and Venus in Scorpio), Sarah Ferguson, Jodie Foster (Sun, Mercury,
and Venus in Scorpio), Whoopi Goldberg, John Lennon, Demi Moore, Sinead
O'Connor, Pablo Picasso, Puff Daddy, Julia Roberts (Sun and Mercury in
Scorpio), Jean-Claude Van Damme (Mercury and Venus in Scorpio)
Venus in Scorpio
Venus in Scorpio people attract others with their intensity and willingness
to commit. They have a strong and concentrated manner which suggests their
feelings run deep. Their actions in love tend to promise deep commitment and
sexual pleasure, even if they are not telling you this directly. Their appeal
lies in their focus on you, and their dedication. Venus in Scorpio seems
fearless when it comes to intimacy. Potential lovers get the feeling that
Venus in Scorpio will never stray, that they are intensely loyal to the one
they love. They possess you, and somehow make it seem attractive to be
in Scorpio men and women give you their complete attention. These people are
very focused on their partners. Depending on your personality, you may find
this unnerving or entirely flattering. They have a strong need to control
their partner, although this won't be immediately apparent, and they may not
ever admit to this. Their body-and-soul love and commitment can be so intense
that it eclipses fun and makes loving them a very heavy experience. Their
emotion and intensity may seem overdone to those looking for a more light-hearted
relationship. These people take things to extremes, and can be very
provocative. Although they want to explore all of your nooks and crannies,
they won't always be forthcoming with their own. When you've upset these
lovers, you'll know it. Depending on the moment, Venus in Scorpio will shoot
you one of the most piercing glares around, or totally blow up. Whichever
style they choose, a slighted Scorpio lover is not a pretty sight. These
people can be jealous of all of your attachments, but few will admit it.
They're not afraid of being underhanded in matters of the heart, and they are
experts at cutting through all the fluff and seeing you for what you are.
Still, you may find their conclusions about you seem skewed and mistrustful.
Venus in Scorpio involves demonstrating your complete commitment and loyalty
to them. Appreciate their guts when it comes to love and intimacy -- they're
proud of their courage in these matters. If you can, and they're deserving,
relinquish some of the control in the relationship. Let them feel they own
you, without taking it to extremes. Remember, though, that some Venus in
Scorpio lovers can and will take advantage of you on a subtle level, if only
to keep you all to themselves. Let them have their secrets and their
Famous people with Venus in Scorpio: Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio (Sun, Venus,
and Mars in Scorpio), Kirk Douglas, Zac Efron (Mercury and Venus in Scorpio),
Jodie Foster (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio), Bill Gates, Shere Hite
(sex researcher, published the Hite Report), Katie Holmes, Avril Lavigne,
Annie Lennox, Demi Moore, Puff Daddy, Susan Sarandon (Venus and Mars in
Scorpio), David Schwimmer, Alicia Silverstone, Steven Spielberg (Moon and
Venus in Scorpio), Jean-Claude Van Damme (Mercury and Venus in Scorpio),
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in Scorpio natives love to challenge themselves to do the impossible.
They throw themselves into what they decide to do with concentrated energy
and awesome willpower.
people make formidable opponents, although often quietly so. They keep their
cool and their equilibrium on the surface. Below the surface may be another
story, and they are unlikely to easily let you in. Mars in Scorpio has the
potential to exploit others -- these people see through others, and rely
heavily on their gut feelings.
sexual stamina of this position is thought to be the strongest of all the
positions of Mars. Sometimes, Mars in Scorpio people are attracted to taboos,
and their fantasies may involve blowing the taboos to smithereens! They enjoy
scenarios in which the "other" is giving in to them, wants them
completely, and will do absolutely anything for them. And, their sexual
appeal is strong enough that they generally do get what they want.
find it difficult to share their partners, though they will likely never
admit this. In stark contrast to Mars in Libra, who is most comfortable with
the middle ground, Mars in Scorpio has a black-or-white philosophy of life.
These are the people who say, "Just choose!" They really are
not comfortable with compromise--what kind of satisfaction could you possibly
get from compromise? Real living, to Mars in Scorpio, is all about
accepting challenges and making changes.
people constantly test themselves, and, often, others. They make all kinds of
rules and goals, just for the personal satisfaction that comes from achieving
or mastering them. Their survival instincts are strong, and they embrace
their own animal nature when they are all alone with themselves, without
people have a provocative quality to them. This quality is usually most
evident in youth, though it is often carried over into adulthood in more
subtle, controlled ways.
Scorpio natives who have low self-esteem can become mighty twisted. Instead
of beating themselves up, they turn self-loathing outward, and end up
manipulating others and feeling resentful.
Mars in Libra is constantly striving to bring fairness to the world, Mars in
Scorpio knows that life simply isn't fair.
Famous people with Mars in Scorpio: Jennifer Aniston, Billy Bragg, Leonardo
DiCaprio (Sun, Venus, and Mars in Scorpio), Mel Gibson, John Goodman, Shere
Hite (sex researcher, published the Hite Report), Susan Sarandon (Venus and
Mars in Scorpio), Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey
Ascendant people have a lot of presence. There is something about them that
tells the world that they are not to be pushed around. Their manner commands
respect, and in some cases, fear. Scorpio rising people can be quiet or loud,
but they always seem powerful and determined.
either love or hate Scorpio rising people— they are rarely people who go
through life unnoticed. In fact, some of them are confused when faced with
the fact that they get such strong reactions from others. They seem to
look right through people, seeing through superficiality. This can be quite
intimidating to some, and intriguing to others. Scorpio rising people, in
their dealings with others, look for answers by reading between the lines.
Surface details are discarded when they are getting a feel for people and
situations around them.
rising people value their privacy so much, it can border on paranoia. They
have a strong need to control their environment and are experts at strategy.
Rarely people who will blow their chances with impatience, they plan out
their moves carefully and deliberately, relying on their awesome ability to
feel out others and situations.
rising natives are drawn to down-to-earth, natural partners. Reliability in
their partner is very important. They generally look for complete commitment
and have little patience with flighty partners.
examples of Scorpio Ascendant include Sean Penn, Martha Stewart, Prince, Ed
Asner, Susan Dey, Chris Evert, and Penny Marshall.