Learn Astrology > Scorpio Zodiac Sign in a Natal Chart/Horoscope
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mystery of his passionsEnglish poet (1809 - 1892)
|Glyph||The sting in Scorpio's tail is implied by the barbed glyph.|
|Dates||23 October - 21 November|
|Ruler||Mars and Pluto|
|Polarity||Yin (negative, female)|
|Colours||Deep red, maroon, black, brown|
|Foods||Beans, onions, leeks, meat, spicy, pungent and strong-tasting foods|
|Likes||Anything mysterious, the erotic and exotic, dangerous sports, revenge|
|Dislikes||Personal exposure, change|
|Keywords||Intense, Probing, Resiliant, Sexual, Enduring, Cunning, Loyal, Bold, Powerful, Stubborn|
In this step 3, zodiac signs, of the learn astrology natal chart/horoscope guide, you will learn about the Scorpio zodiac sign, the second of the water signs.
Scorpio is fixed in nature and co ruled by Mars and Pluto. It's sign is that of a scorpion. The word deep comes to mind when you think of a Scorpio. Nothing is done by halves, there is an intensity and burning desire about this sign. Scorpios are nothing but real, with potentially all the attributes and failings that come with that. Scorpios sense what is deep under the surface of another person or situation. They often can sense the dark side or human nature and can be prone to sense any conspiracies or negativity around them. In certain situations they could be called paranoid and negative but on the other hand in some cases a group's very survival or success may depend on having a Scorpio around within it looking out for any danger.
The Scorpion insect, that is the representative of the sign, is very much a survivor and a powerful advesary. With its sting it is most definitely an animal to be feared. After such things as nuclear tests one of the few known survivors is the scorpion. Most definitely people with scorpio energy have great endurance and physical strength. Their lives are often not simple and involve great challenge but quite often through this they survive and transform to a different level. With their depth of feeling Scorpios often have to battle deep internal emotions and can suffer from periods of isolation and desperation. A Scorpio is someone you most definitely would not want to have as your enemy. They say you can tell a Scorpio from their deep intense , penetrating stare. In a contest of holding someones glare don't bet on the Scorpio to be the first to turn away. Infact in a conflict you can pretty much say a Scorpio will be the one with the last word or he'll die trying to do so in the process. This revenge may take the form of a cold and calculated act. Astrologically one of the worst conflict of energies can be that of a Leo and Scorpio. Neither of these two signs of intense power will back down. On the positive side though you couldn't have a better friend than a Scorpio. For people they like they will go through anything and endure any hardship.
The sign was traditionally ruled by the planet Mars. This gave it it's strength and sexuality and power. However it is now also attributed to rulership by the planet Pluto. This gives Scorpio it's deep ability to transform a person through purging that which is unhealthy or destructive in the personality, often through suffering.
Scorpio's can amongst other things make great soldiers, depth psychotherapists and detectives. Scorpio energy that has gone wrong or become distorted can result in the sex addict or cruel tyrant.
Zodiac Sign Compatibility
The most compatible zodiac signs with Scorpio are generally considered to be Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces and the least compatible zodiac signs Leo and Aquarius.
Comparing sun signs is a quick and easy way to give a general idea of compatibility. However, to unlock the real power of astrology to fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them, we need to calculate other planet placement factors from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results to give more specific information. If you would like to explore this further, please see astrology compatibility reports.
Scorpio Rising (Ascendant in Scorpio)
People with Scorpio rising in their natal chart or horoscope tend to be secretive, deep, withdrawn, mysterious, regenerate or degenerate, reserved, hard to understand, courageous, willful, persistent, stubborn in thought, creative, self-reliant, self-controlled (except perhaps with the passions), and silent.
Planets in Scorpio
Learn what each planet in Scorpio in your natal chart or horoscope means below;