Scorpio is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Scorpius. Under the tropical zodiac, Scorpio is occupied by the Sun from October 23 to November 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from November 16 to December 15. The opposite sign to Scorpio is Taurus.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac and associated with intensity and power. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a complex, emotional, analytical, focused, determined, hypnotic, and self-contained character, but one which is also prone to extremity, jealousy, possessiveness, stubbornness, and cruelty. They are fiercely independent, intellectual and analytical personality. In terms of anatomy, Scorpio is said to rule the pelvis, reproductive system and urinary system. In terms of geography Scorpio is linked with Egypt, Syria, Algeria, and Morocco.
Astrologers of the past believed that "By virtue of its tail armed with its powerful sting, the Scorpion creates natures ardent for war and active service, which rejoices in plenteous bloodshed and in carnage more than in plunder. When warfare is in abeyance, they find themselves foes to attack, there are those who enjoy mockfights and joust in arms and devote their leisure to the study of war and every pursuit which arises from the art of war".
Scorpio is traditionally thought to be ruled by the planet Mars, but in recent years many astrologers have labeled Pluto as the ruler or co-ruler of Scorpio, attributing the intensity associated with the sign to the planet's influence.
In mythology Scorpio is often associated with Orpheus, from the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Scorpio is also associated with the Greco-Roman gods Ares/Mars and sometimes the god Hades/Pluto.
In astrology a water sign refers to any of the signs Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces. The water signs are termed negative and introverted.
According to astrological theory, water signs are characteristically intuitive, imaginative and deeply emotional (unlike the shallow emotional character of fire signs). Water signs are believed by astrological theory to often possess a much more penetrating insight into the true nature of other people than other zodiac signs have: they are supposed to be remarkable in their ability to judge people. Water signs are seen by astrological theory as sensitive, often hypersensitive, and to possess a great desire to help others. Although water signs are not seen as intellectually weak, they are occasionally referred to as mute signs because they supposedly rely so much on non-verbal communication rather than logic. At their worst, water signs are supposed to be withdrawn, secretive, possessive and pessimistic, often withdrawing into their own private world rather than facing difficulties. They are also often unforgiving if injured or even slighted.
In human equations, water signs are generally supposed to be reserved and not gregarious but are exceedingly passionate. This intense passion and devotion to a spouse under all conditions, along with their emotional intimacy with children that allows for easy relation to them, means water signs are often referred to as fruitful signs or fertile signs. They are seen as being complementary to the earth signs who provide them with the stability that they need to develop, whilst the water signs allow the earth signs to work more effectively. Although water signs are often, according to astrological theory, attracted to fire signs because of their ardent, passionate character, in general water signs will eventually find fire signs much too rude, outspoken and honest to be comfortable with them. Water signs are supposed to have strong aversity, even hatred, for air signs, whose personalities they regard as shallow, uncaring, cold and excessively worldly, though sometimes an air sign can be the yin to a water sign's yang (thus creating a great friendship).
In astrology, there are four fixed signs.
Fixed Signs are at the height of the four seasons. Fixed Signs are associated with stamina, perseverance and strength and said to be, by nature, inert. However, they are also associated with inflexibility. Individuals born under the four Fixed Signs of the Zodiac are thought to be determined, purposeful, reliable, loyal and self-confident but also occasionally stubborn and immovable, with a tendency to get stuck in ruts. They supposedly pursue their goals with dogged persistence and have a great powers of concentration. According to astrologers, Fixed Signs tend to direct their energies inward rather than outward.
The four Fixed Signs of the Zodiac are:
* Taurus: Being an Earth Sign, Taurus is said to be the most stable, patient and determined of all the Fixed Quality Signs.
* Leo: As a Fixed Fire Sign, Leo individuals are said to burn with a greater intensity than the other two Fire Signs. They are supposedly much less impulsive than Aries natives and not as prone to "wanderlust" as Sagittarius subjects.
* Scorpio: A Water Sign of the Fixed Quality, Scorpio is thought deeply internalize emotions and pursue goals with much willpower.
* Aquarius: While generally considered to be a spontaneous and erratic Sign, many astrologers also agree there is also a distinct lack of flexibility in Aquarius character due to their Fixed Quality.
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