- Element: Water
- Symbol: Scorpion
- Quality: Fixed
- Associated House: The 8th House
- Associated Tarot Card: Death
The most interesting fact about Scorpions is that when they attempt to strike their enemy to defend themselves, they oftentimes accidentally sting themselves instead. Fortunately, however, they are immune to their own venom and possess a tough exoskeleton for protection. Not only do they sting, but they also pinch, making them twice as threatening to anyone they come across.
Sun in Scorpio
Birthday: October 22nd – November 21st
Private and mysterious, Scorpio Sun likes to keep their business out of the public eye. Because they appear so well-contained and quiet, others naturally confide in them. Scorpio will listen, but their expressions likely won’t reveal what they actually think and they may never tell you either. That isn’t to say they don’t have feelings, however! Quite the opposite is true. In fact, from my observations, I’d say on the rare occasion a Scorpio finally does give someone a glimpse of their internal life, they’ll express something as deep as the ocean.
Driven by passion, Scorpio’s actions are usually based on intense feelings. As a result, they may impulsively react before they think logically. When their piercing intuition is paired with their logical mind, they succeed in whatever they do, but only if they resist the sudden, reckless actions of the heart‘s desires. They possess a terrifyingly raw, power of persuasion and a perfect poker face. Not easily intimidated by anyone, no matter the status, Scorpio sends whiplash with their brutally honest opinions. After all, they did pay close attention and they won’t hesitate to play devil’s advocate.
They can certainly hold a grudge and need a long time to rebuild trust. They may, however, always question whoever broke it in the first place. Their hearts are full and their heads often on whatever thoughts gnaw deep within. With them, they bring great loyalty and genuine love, but you’ll get nothing in between! If help is needed and there’s nowhere to go, Scorpio has your back and they really do mean it when they say they don’t mind. In fact, they’ll likely get more irritated if they have to keep telling you they mean what they say because they dislike having to explain themselves. They’re not here to validate anyone and they’ll not hesitate to remind someone of it.
Often mediums, psychics, and occultists, Scorpio is sometimes known as ‘death’s angel’ with unmatched emotional intelligence. They’re accidentally seductive and like the Scorpion, they pinch first as a warning. If you dare continue to push them, they’ll sting. A strong disliking to anything disingenuous, Scorpio is as real as they come and they can pretty much always be trusted by their friends and family. Wise, old souls, Scorpio is put here to help others make it through their endings–heartbreak, loss, trauma–and reach out a guiding hand as others move through transformations.
Sun Scorpio Celebrities: Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel, Anne Hathaway, Pablo Picasso, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Julia Roberts, Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew McCaughey, Marie Antoinette, Drake, Shailene Woodley, Ryan Reynolds, Katy Perry, David Schwimmer, Winona Ryder, Caitlyn, Kris, and Kendall Jenner, P.Diddy, Lorde, and French Montana.
Moon in Scorpio
A powerful gift with a heavy burden is the beauty and curse of Scorpio Moon. My son is moon Scorpio and he’s a boy with a lot of hidden depth. Often, his emotions are a mystery, but once they’re released, they’re quite loaded. Not only is Scorpio Moon filled with their own emotions, but they are hyper-aware of other’s emotions as well as knowing the words left unsaid by others. Sometimes, they seem almost as if they can read minds.
As children, they accidentally blurt out things that may have been kept secret. While this can make some individuals rather upset at them, it can actually help prevent later devastation! Incredibly, they’re quite unaware of themselves. Extremely sensitive to criticism and verbal attacks, if they know you’re upset at them, this sign really beats them up and feel extreme guilt. They walk through the world seeing it much differently, I believe.
In their love lives, Scorpio Moon falls extremely hard. They don’t like being vulnerable, to begin with, and they are also secretive and sometimes even introverted and shy; depending on their other signs. Experiencing a breakup for them can feel like life or death: if it was serious. They most definitely won’t let go easily. Somehow trapped in many crossfires by chance, Scorpio Moon can often be found taking many risks in their lives. They’re familiar with the dark part of their minds and with that being said, they quite enjoy feeling the empowerment of facing their fears. They keep a lot of things inside of themselves and for some reason have a great fear of expressing themselves.
It’s hard for these guys to overcome depression as long as they box themselves in. Sensual, intuitive, and very intense, Scorpio Moon has a knack for diving into someone else’s hidden world with a mere glance and understanding that we’re all human inside too. When provoked, they’re not opposed to going to great lengths to get revenge, but they don’t actually go through life wishing to hurt anyone at all. They’re imaginative, passionate, and ambitious too, so they won’t quit until they’ve gotten whoever they’re chasing- whether it be for love, hate, or out of obsession. Lastly, if Scorpio Moon gets a stomach ache when you’re around, it’s because they’re picking up on your anxiety or sadness! They’re frighteningly in tune with others.
Moon in Scorpio Celebrities: Miley Cyrus, Bob Marley, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, Lady Gaga, Mark Wahlberg, Tracy Chapman, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Lopez, Patrick Stewart, Lisa Kudrow, Nelson Mandela, Kylie Jenner, Joe Rogan, Alanis Morissette, Elijah Wood, Beyonce, James Dean, Avril Lavigne, Rupaul, Elizabeth Taylor, Johnny Cash, Scarlett Johansson, and Bruce Lee.
Being ruled by Pluto, our slowest planet, means that this is a person who doesn’t see the point of rushing anything. They move rather slowly. You enjoy taking your time as you indulge yourself in every sense of the word, Scorpio Ascendant! You might even be into some darker aspects within your sexual life and if you haven’t actually acted on it, you’re probably keeping it to yourself out of fear. Pluto, being the planet of death can mean you experience some great losses during your life, in which you may even be directly, but accidentally involved. You will most likely go through some major ups and downs that break you down to nothing just to raise you up high again.
If you’re a Scorpio rising, you are the most private type of person. Unfortunately, however, you can’t help but have a very strong presence that most others are aware of. Whether you speak a lot or none at all, you just can’t go unnoticed. Although they may come off as rather cold, careless, and distant at times, they’re quite warm and empathetic below the surface. There’s truly something magical and beautifully tragic about this placement. With a mere glance of seeing past any bulls*t of one’s persona, the sharpness of their eyes meeting yours is enough to greatly intrigue one or send them running to their mother. With an innate gift of reading between the lines, what is on the surface almost doesn’t even exist. They do like to possess others and will work long and hard to obtain it. Don’t let the softness you earn, fool you though, because they can still be quite cold and vindictive if they feel justified somehow.
Rising Scorpio may enjoy wearing dark clothes, speaking very little about their private lives, keeping their intimate dealings to themselves, holding many secrets, and obsessing over their fears. They are also great at detective work if they’re feeling slighted. They’re great at uncovering other’s secrets and sometimes they do it for nothing more than a hobby. Generally, they are either short or slender, but somehow smaller than others. They have sharp eyes, dark(er) hair, light(er) skin, philosophical speech patterns, a dark, sarcastic sense of humor, and are prone to introversion and/or isolation.
Rising Scorpio Celebrities: James Franco, Janet Jackson, Clint Eastwood, Nicole Kidman, Chris Pratt, Jessica Simpson, Vin Diesel, Naomi Watts, Robin Williams, Halsey, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Katy Perry, Ozzy Osbourne, Caitlyn Jenner, Isaac Newton, Taylor Swift, Jim Carrey, Ashley Benson, Edgar Allan Poe, Ivana Trump, Thomas Edison, and Eva Longoria.
From Within the Labyrinth,