♏ Scorpius (Scorpion): October 24–November 21
Scorpius, (Latin: “Scorpion”) also called Scorpio, in astronomy, zodiacal constellation lying in the southern sky between Libra and Sagittarius, at about 16 hours 30 minutes right ascension and 30° south declination. Its brightest star, Antares (Alpha Scorpii), the 15th brightest star in the sky, has a magnitude of 1.1. Its name comes from the Greek for “rival of Ares” (i.e., rival of the planet Mars) and was probably given because of the star’s red colour and brightness. The brightest X-ray source in the sky, Scorpius X-1, is found in this constellation.
In astrology, Scorpius (or Scorpio) is the eighth sign of the zodiac, considered as governing the period from about October 24 to about November 21. Its representation as a scorpion is related to the Greek legend of the scorpion that stung Orion to death (said to be why Orion sets as Scorpius rises in the sky). Another Greek myth relates that a scorpion caused the horses of the Sun to bolt when they were being driven for a day by the inexperienced youth Phaeton.
Everyone born between approximately Oct. 23 and Nov. 22 is a Scorpio, which imbues them with a powerful intuition, razor-sharp focus, and strong sense of loyalty. But watch out for that poisonous stinger, because the cosmic scorpion is also known for being jealous, moody, and vindictive. These mystical water signs possess many enviable qualities, but getting to know some of Scorpio zodiac signs’ biggest weaknesses helps us to understand their habits and motives on a deeper level.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Because of its incredible passion and power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm. Like fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is extremely clairvoyant and intuitive.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet that governs both destruction and transformation. On a good day, Scorpion energy is ambitious and enticing. On a bad day, however, the shadowy side of Scorpio is fueled by a relentless desire for control. Power-hungry Scorpios must remember that if controlled by their egos, they are at risk of poisoning themselves. This sign is at its best when that intrinsic intensity is applied to deep, soulful connections with friends and lovers. When they build trust with others, Scorpios demonstrate unparalleled empathy, depth, and commitment that brighten even the darkest parts of Scorpio’s magical psyche.
Scorpios are the natural rulers of the eighth house of the zodiac, which relates to matters of intimacy and shared resources — and this influence may explain why Scorpios tend to be so possessive over the things, people, and situations in their lives. Being vulnerable is hard for Scorpios, so once they feel invested in and attached to something, it can trigger their fear of loss and bring out controlling behaviors.