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Scorpio is the Eighth Sign of the Zodiac. It is associated with beginnings and endings...and those born under this Sign are unafraid of either, possessing a deep, driving desire and unstoppable determination to learn about others. The Sun enters Scorpio as Autumn advances. It is a time of impending hiberation, but even as the land is chilled, the seeds within the earth promise eventual reawakening. This is the Season of Scorpio...perhaps the most complex of all Zodiac Signs. Is is significant that this Sign has not one symbol, but several: the Scorpion, the Eagle and the Phoenix, each contributing distinctive qualities to the Sign's nature. Aggression and instinct are provided courtesy of the Scorpion aspect, illustrated by way of destructive behavior, a viciously competitive personality with a tendency to be violent and cruel. The Eagle aspect provides a shrewd insight possessed by most Scorpio natives...they have the ability to see what others miss. They discern hidden motives, ferreting out secret flaws and vulnerabilities. Indeed, due to the thirst for power and and mastery, those governed by this Zodiac Sign are not above exploiting the weaknesses of others to their own advantage. It has been said that counted among the most important tasks of those ruled by Scorpio is the necessity to rid themselves of the tendency to be judgmental, learning to temper their insight with compassion. Individuals who can manage this difficult assignment manifest the virtues of the Phoenix...the redemptive third aspect of this Sign. Much like the Phoenix, those governed by Scorpio are survivors. In an emotional sense, they may perish in the ashes of their own destructive nature, but they can also transcend and transform. According to some sources, the Dove is also symbolic of this Sign, lending those it rules the virtue of compassion, as is the Snake or Serpent. Natives of Scorpio do possess a capacity for high spritual development, but it is generally believed that their path toward such enlightenment will be the most difficult of the entire Zodiac. In short, those governed by this Sign must become alchemists...transmuting dark instinct and selfish impulse into purified desire. They must also strive to discipline themselves, working toward curbing and chanelling their considerable power for constructive purposes.
|The symbol...or glyph...of Scorpio is generally considered to be a representation of the legs and tail of the Scorpion, signifying the power of this Sign to suddenly and fatally...often with a hint of wilful cruelty or vindictiveness...sting whatever and whomever may have hurt its feelings or denied its strong-willed desires. This glyph has also been interpreted as a modification of that associated with Virgo, but into a symbol of male sexuality and selfish instincts. However, on a psychic level, Scorpio does indicate penetrating insightfulness. Displaying an upward arrow extension, the symbol of Scorpio represents energy in the form of an upward movement of the soul in its journey homeward. This is also an energy that is not easily constrained and carries an impulse to invade in an unswerving and focused manner.|
Also known as the Sign of the Mystic or the Investigator, Scorpio is Negative in polarity (as are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces). The general characteristics of Negative Signs lean toward introversion and prefer to draw upon personal resources rather than look for external stimuli. Such individuals are naturally more receptive, sensitive and nurturing than are the Zodiac Signs of Positive polarity (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius). However, Negative Signs are also likely to be much more cautious, retiring and standoffish than their Positive counterparts with a tendency to keep personal feelings under tight control. Taurus is the most introverted of the Negative Signs (with Virgo a close second).
All Zodiac Signs governed by the Elements of Earth and Water are considered to be Feminine in nature. Thus, Scorpio (ruled by water) is considered Feminine (as are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces). Feminine Signs are traditionally conceived as being more receptive and less active than their Masculine counterparts which are ruled by the Elements of Fire and Air (the Zodiac Signs of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius). Feminine Signs focus primarily on the emotional and material world with particular attention to sensitivity and depth of feeling. Feminine Signs are said to be noctural or night-oriented. Therefore, the term "feminine" should be viewed in the same light as the Yin (or dark) Polarity of the Tao.
Scorpio is the natural ruler of the Eighth House of the Zodiac, commonly referred to as the "House of Death and Inheritance" and known in Vedic Astrology as the "Idle Place" and "Place of Death." It delves into relationships, interactions and how certain aspects of such interactions can take on a more communal nature. Associated with the dismantling of the physical body, it is related to the passing of those persons an individual holds near and dear. It also rules the areas in life over which a human being has no control or can provide no explanation, as well as being linked to the finances and resources of others. In addition, it has jurisdiction over taxes, inheritances and investment banking. This House is also said to govern those things or forces that are invisible...prayer, for example, or the world of magic...shamanism, regeneration and the afterlife. In the ancient world, this House was deemed sacred. In modern times, it is this House that is said to rule all that is considered to be taboo in society. It is within this House that a person's sexual urges are revealed, along with deep-seated primitive and base instincts. Here also resides instense emotional connections, fears and obsessions. In addition, the Eighth House has jurisdiction over crime, research and investigation. It is governed by the Planet Pluto.
The opposite sign to Scorpio is Taurus. From Taurus, Scorpio can learn to appreciate the variety of other people's talents and value them as they truly deserve. Thus, can Scorpio natives become more gentle with themselves.
Positive Traits: determined, persistent, resourceful, powerful, intuitive, passionate, emotional, exciting and magnetic
Negative Traits: jealousy, resentful, compulsive, obsessive, secretive, obstinate, stubborn, manipulative and vindictive
Likes: truthfulness, hidden causes, being involved, being persuasive and work that is meaningful
Dislikes: being given only surface data, being taken advantage of, shallow relationships, accepting and giving flattery
|Spiritual Goal: To learn to use talents to guide others|
Spiritual Correspondence: The Archangels
Anatomy: Rules the bladder and reproductive organs
Corresponding Tarot Card: Death
Associated Countries: Norway, Syria, Algeria and Zambia
Associated Cities: New Orleans, Washington DC, Liverpool and Halifax
Animals: Scorpion, Eagle, Wolf, Phoenix and Insects
Physical Manifestation: Combustion
Mental Manifestation: Determination
Motto: The Truth Is Light
Quote: I Desire
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