24 October – 22 November
The eighth sign of the zodiac, and the one with the highest energy level. Its resources of both physical and emotional energy are second to none. Until Pluto was discovered and accepted into the astrological pantheon, Mars, the ruler of Aries and an important factor in physical energy level, ruled Scorpio. But Pluto rules Scorpio now, and its influence develops and energises the emotional content of that sign. So here is a force to be reckoned with and one that must be understood and channelled.
Scorpio is the second sign of the water element and the third of the fixed quality, so here the emotion of water is stilled and intensified. Its force must be positively expressed and directed towards the fulfilment of the individual. An unfulfilled Scorpio can become jealous and restless.
Traditional Scorpio Traits
Determined, forceful, emotional, intuitive, powerful, passionate, exciting, magnetic.
Jealous, resentful, compulsive, obsessive, secretive, obstinate.
Associations of Scorpio
Body area: Sexual organs
Foodstuffs: Strong-tasting foods, as with Aries
Animals: Most insects
Countries: Morocco, Norway, the Transvaal, Syria, Korea, Uruguay