|Ruling House:||Eighth House
|Body Parts:||sex organs
|Date with destiny:||Cancer, Pisces
|Run for the hills:||Leo, Aquarius
|Where you glow:||investigating
|What makes you tick:||chess
|Play date:||chatting on the Internet
|Perfect jobs:||private investigator, surgeon
|Best accessory:||magnifying glass
|A sure thing:||magnetism
|Pleasure:||mystery, calling the shots, passion
|Pain:||exposure, simplicity, interruption
|What's my line?||Yeah, Baby!
Acorpio is symbolized by the Scorpion. Intense and emotionally perceptive, you pick up on unspoken words and speak the language of gesture. Deep, mysterious and magnetically attractive, you yearn for emotional intimacy. If hurt, you really sting -- and you don't forgive easily! Scorpio is the eighth Sign of the Zodiac, and you shouldn't take that lightly. You shouldn't take Scorpios lightly, either. Those born under this Sign are dead serious in their mission to learn about others. There's no fluff or chatter for Scorpios, either: these folks will zero in on the essential questions, gleaning the secrets that lie within. Scorpios concern themselves with beginnings and endings, and are unafraid of either; they also travel in a world which is black and white and has little use for gray. The curiosity of Scorpios is immeasurable, which may be why they are such adept investigators. These folks love to probe and know how to get to the bottom of things. The fact that they have a keen sense of intuition certainly helps.
It's the Scorpion which symbolizes Scorpios, and it's no accident. Much like the Scorpion would rather kill itself than be killed, those born under this Sign are the ones who are in ultimate control of their destiny. It is life on the Scorpion's terms, too, since these folks promote their agenda (they are quite the executives) and see to it that things go forward. Others may find this overbearing (it can be) and even self-destructive, but that's the beauty of the Scorpion: these folks have tremendous regenerative powers, much like the literal Scorpion can lose its tail and promptly grow a new one. Fearless Scorpions rarely lose, per se, they just keep on going, since they are stubborn and determined to succeed (this Scorpio trait is in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this Sign). Scorpios work as hard as they do so they can someday sit back and feel satisfied with themselves. These folks are intense, passionate and filled with desire. They're also complex and secretive, so don't expect to get much out of them, lest they become suspicious and exit stage left. It's best not to bet against Scorpios, either, since these folks are surprisingly resourceful.
The Element of Water is associated with the Signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, and it also rules the Fourth, Eighth and Twelfth Houses. The watery words flow with this Element: fluid, flowing, wavering. These terms can easily apply to an individual's emotions, which are exactly the realm in which Water exerts its influence.
Water Signs are intuitive, sensitive and feel more intensely than the rest. They are emotional and nurturing and, like a river, run deep. How things feel is what matters to these folks, and they base their actions on sense, rather than on logic or intellect. Water is also about compassion and understanding, since the receptive talents of these individuals are remarkably high. Water Sign people can take in the feelings of others, process them, and put forth a plan or solution that will be conscientious to all.
Those graced by Water love to take their sense of the world and translate it into the artistic. They desire aesthetic beauty -- and for everyone to be happy as a result of that beauty. Much like still water can become stagnant, however, an inactive Water Sign person is not a Water Sign person at their best. Water Signs feel most fulfilled when they are helping others, and they do so in an enchanting, considerate and even romantic way.
The flip side of this dreamy Water world is the tendency of these individuals to brood. Water Signs are susceptible to mood swings, and, at their worst, they could become self-indulgent, controlling and hostage to a fantasy world. This also brings up the ability of these folks to see things more clearly than others. Call it psychic, if you will.
Water Signs are emotional, empathetic, receptive and feel things deeply. Alternately calm like the sea or possessing the force of a torrential rain, the emotions brought forth by this Element are plentiful, indeed.
A Fixed Quality is attached to the Signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. The Fixed Houses are the Second, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh; if an astrological chart shows a preponderance of Planets in these Houses, its energy is weighted toward fixity.
Fixed Signs understand that steadiness is the key. Those influenced by this Quality are happy to forge ahead with their projects, calmly working away until they have achieved their objectives. This is no struggle for Fixed folks, rather it's what makes them tick. These individuals are stable, determined and resolute. They want to get to the finish line and have the persistence and ability to concentrate, characteristics which will get them there.
There is no lack of confidence in Fixed individuals. Self-reliance could be a Fixed person's middle name. Those possessed of a Fixed nature are powerful, yet purposeful. There are no wasted motions here: Fixed folks move patiently and steadily toward their goals. They are also steady and reliable and always remember those who helped them out. Conversely, those born under a Fixed Sign can at times be stubborn, my-way-or-the-highway folks. They may have a tendency to get stuck in their ways and to believe that they are always right.
Those influenced by a Fixed Quality are determined, reliable and persistent. They have great strength, and strength of purpose, and love to get the job done. So what if they refuse to budge? They get results.
The Eighth House
House of Sex
The Eighth House is commonly referred to as the House of Sex. This House delves into relationships -- interactions with another and how certain aspects of those interactions can take on a more communal nature. It speaks to what our relationships will bring us and how we can get the most out of them.Returning to this House's emphasis on sex, it's important to note that the French refer to an orgasm as 'le petit mort' or 'the little death.' When we reach that exalted state of communion, we leave a little of ourselves behind -- die a small death. One can also choose to view this as growth, a new beginning, the rebirth of the soul or a gain for the partnership. The Eighth House is an equal-opportunity House, placing sex, death and rebirth on the same level playing field and acknowledging the viability and importance of all three. We will all experience death and rebirth as part of our lives: failed relationships leading to new ones, career changes, a new hairstyle. We are regenerated and reborn with each new phase and should welcome them.
Shared resources also fall within the Eighth House: inheritance, alimony, taxes, insurance, support from another. Financial support as well as spiritual, emotional and physical support are addressed by this House. While our relationships share many of the aforementioned things, they also have their own dynamics and grow from within (we grow through our sexuality as well as through other more tangible means). That said, much as our relationships are expansive, they also have certain constraints, many which are placed on them by society. Again, taxes, alimony and the joint nature of assets come to mind. Yes, with every opportunity we have, we may face a restriction along with it. Once again, death and rebirth.
In keeping with the transforming nature of this House, rituals are highlighted. Every group has its own way of peering in and looking deep into the soul and the past, if only to get a sense of what we truly are. What quality will our rituals take on? Exalted states or metamorphoses? What secrets do we keep and why? How we manage our interactions, relationships and rituals is important to the Eighth House -- will we be honest, effective and responsible? Will the riches generated by our relationships benefit the group (company, humankind) as a whole? Our legacies are key to this House: how we conduct ourselves now, and how that will play out for all time.
The Eighth House is ruled by the Sign Scorpio and the Planets Mars and Pluto.
Mars: Planet of Passion
Mars is the action Planet of the Zodiac. The 'Red Planet,' after all, should be pretty fiery, and Mars does not disappoint. Energy, passion, drive and determination are all right up Mars's alley. This Planet commands you (and yes, Mars does rule the military) to stand up, be noticed and get things done -- sitting on the sidelines belongs somewhere else in the heavens. Simply put, Mars speaks to the power and confident expression of the individual.
Ambition and competition are also within Mars's realm. Whether it's at work or on the field of play, Mars encourages us to face challenges and to be our best -- or better. Aggression is part of the plan here, although Mars also values courage and honor. Assertion and a daring, fearless nature please this Planet.
It's important to note that Mars's energy can be constructive or destructive. The God of War in ancient times, Mars could be brutally violent. While this energy still emanates from the Planet, it also asks us to harness this force for good. Stamina, ambition and achievement are all part of Mars' mantra.
Mars rules our sexuality and sexual energy, and governs weapons, accidents and surgery (the last two illustrating the yin and yang nature of this Planet). In the end, however, the energy of Mars can be quite useful if used properly.
It takes nearly two years for Mars to complete its orbit through the Zodiac. It is masculine energy and rules both Aries and Scorpio and the First and Eighth Houses.
Scorpio Beauty Profile
Of course you've heard all the tales of lusty Scorpio, the Sign of Sex -- the escapades, the seduction, the mysterious stranger in red and black. No other Sun Sign has quite the mystique of this stinging little Scorpion. Yes, those of you born under the intense light of this Fixed Water Sign are intense and passionate, amorous and sometimes secretive.
When it comes to beauty, you wrap your sensuality around you like a long, silken robe -- it envelopes your every move. Your sensuality courses through you like an electric current. While it seems as if you can't help but exude sexual energy, there's a softer side to you. You can be emotional and a loyal friend. You don't go for the musky perfumes as much as you do sweeter essences like vanilla or spicy fragrances like cinnamon.
You delight in disguise and in dramatic makeovers; wigs and false eyelashes are some of the tools of your cosmetic trade. Hiding behind other personas stimulates you, and you shine when you can be a bit clever and cunning.
The power of your beauty lies within this cunning; all of your expressions of beauty possess a hidden, deeper meaning, a subtext of desire, an ulterior motive. You are at your most beautiful when you channel your sly charm to energize those around you, letting the world in on the biggest Scorpio secret of all: how good it feels to be you.
Scorpio Career Profile
Are you going to cross a Scorpio on a business deal? is your life insurance paid up? The Terminator of the Zodiac has arrived, although that "lethal" Scorpion sting isn't all it's cracked up to be. Truth be told, these strong-willed folks are happy to serve others and can be quite helpful, as long as it won't hurt them. The energetic, winner-takes-all Scorpion is mighty determined, someone who can keep their eyes on the prize and never blink.
Intense, passionate Scorpios know how to live life to the fullest, and as a result, don't suffer fools gladly. They know how to zero in on important tasks, and where the art of the deal is concerned, can go for the kill. Rarely, however, will blood be spilled. Scorpios are straight shooters with lofty and important goals who are devoted to those who have earned their respect. Everyone else falls by the wayside -- and that can be some scrap heap! One of the Scorpion's greatest assets is the ability to effect change, if only by sheer will. It's when this virtue spills over into impatience that the trouble begins.
You cannot miss (or dismiss) a Scorpion, even if you never quite understand them. Those born under this Sign love to create, solve and manage -- both the good and the bad. It's all for a reason. They often lead by example and have an uncanny ability to devein hard truths. They also like to win. As long as Scorpions can control their aggressive, vindictive and inflexible tendencies (and the need to control in general), much can be accomplished.
The Scorpio office can be a bit macabre, but that's probably to keep guests on their toes! Scorpions are not beyond showing clients around in a Humvee, if only to make the not-so-subtle point about who's in charge. When it comes time to order lunch, Scorpions will delight in ordering red meat -- rare. For everyone.
Scorpions are well suited as doctors, investigators, ecologists, managers, engineers, navigators (of the Titanic?) and secret agents.
Scorpio Fitness Profile
Scorpio needs an ulterior motive to get moving in fitness. This mysterious Sign could be going to the gym just to pick up a date or to show off how good they look in Lycra. Your intensity knows no bounds, however, so when you get into doing something, you're likely to give it your all. High-impact aerobics, extreme sports and long distance running are all things that could be fulfilling as the focus of your energy. Challenge and competition are the Scorpion's strengths, and you may relish the thrill of coming up from behind to win. Martial arts like Aikido will help you harness your power and concentrate your energy. Working out your mind is important, too. Consider taking a break from exercising for a game of chess.
Scorpio Fashion Profile
You'll either wear a lot of jewelry or no jewelry at all. Your hair might be long and luscious or short at spiky. You could wear wigs and costume paint, as long as how you're shaping yourself to look matches your changeable inner nature on that particular day. Scorpio is a master of disguise. You could wear makeup like a mask, or take it all off so those around you think you're revealing the bare truth. Your hidden, or not so hidden passion, is silky, sensual undergarments in black or red.
|Fave Label:|| Miu Miu
|Would Look Good On:||Winona Ryder
Scorpio is all about intensity. The Scorpion wants food bursting with powerful flavors like basil, cinnamon, curry, garlic and ginger. If possible, the food should be deep red in color. As a Water Sign, though, there's still some element of Scorpio which wants food that reminds them of home
Scorpio Friendship Profile
The mysterious Scorpion may turn out to be the best friend you've ever had -- or your worst enemy. The first rule of friendship with a Scorpio is that you never, ever cross them. Their sting is strong, and they never forget a wrong done to them. That said, it's fairly easy to keep your Scorpio friendship intact, and, as soon as you prove that you are worthy of their devotion, they will be a loyal comrade. You will never know what is on their mind, and you may not have any idea where you stand with them, but their secrets will always fascinate you. Kissing up is a major turnoff for your Scorpion pal, so let them know how great they are without fawning all over them. Scorpio does not have too many friends, but they hold on tight to the ones they do. Friendship is not the most important thing in their lives, but they will stay true to a long-term companion. A Scorpio will gladly give you the shirt off their back if you need it, but you may get the slightest inkling that they have an ulterior motive for doing so. Friendship with the Scorpion will always be full of surprises.
Best Friend Bets: Virgo, Capricorn
Scorpio: Karmic Life Lessons
Scorpio is typically described in one word: intense. Deeply emotional and emotionally complex, Scorpio possesses an incredible charisma that attracts and stimulates others, who always want to know, Who is that behind the intriguing mystery? That's the great question: Who lives behind the sexy, alluring yet impregnable persona Scorpio portrays? The answer isn't an easy one to find. Most Scorpios like to keep their secrets, and perhaps they couldn't tell you even if they wanted to; their constantly rising and falling emotional responses often prove confusing at best. Their driving pursuit, however, is connection. It's what gives them their reputation for being amazing lovers and what makes them so intense in both romantic and platonic relationships. Behind that drive to connect, however, is a driving sense of insecurity. Scorpio is afraid that if it disconnects from others, the disconnection will be complete and irrevocable. This is the reason why Scorpio has developed such an elaborate system of maintaining engagement, complete with secrets and allusions, manipulations and occasional rages and that Scorpion's sting that can lash out whenever Scorpio gets its feelings hurt.
All this takes up a lot of time and energy, to say the least. Scorpio's Karmic task is to learn to relax and let go of its fear of abandonment and being alone. If Scorpio can learn that to disconnect isn't necessarily permanent, there would be less of a need for manipulative or vindictive behavior; of course, the only way to learn that lesson is to let go, which may be far easier said than done. Scorpio tends to be one of the most possessive, jealous and suspicious Signs of the Zodiac. Those born under its influence possess a heightened sense of secrets and are always trying to sniff out what's hidden. However, other Signs may be more forthright and direct, meaning everything is out in the open -- but Scorpios will try to find out the "real" truth anyway, perhaps even to the point of creating a secret or a lie where there isn't one. Scorpios must learn the value of trust and privacy. Allow friends and lovers to feel trusted and trustworthy; allow them to choose which parts of themselves to share and which to keep private.
One reason it may be hard to trust others is that we are afraid we can't trust ourselves to withstand being hurt or taken advantage of. When something like that happens to Scorpio, its Scorpionic instinct is to get revenge. Scorpio is not a malicious Sign, mind you; it simply has an incredibly complex emotional life and tends to be at the mercy of those emotions. Scorpio must learn to self-regulate more effectively, to resist the urge to lash out when hurt, to rise above pettiness and manipulation. Learn to forgive and forget, since holding on to anger and grudges improves nothing for anyone.
These lessons are difficult to learn, however. In our struggles toward personal freedom, it helps to get inspiration from others who have already mastered what we are trying to learn. Aquarius possesses the emotional self-sufficiency and calm demeanor that Scorpio may lack; it would be unhealthy to try to stifle emotions, but it is important to be able to control one's actions in response. Taurus, Scorpio's Opposite Sign in the Zodiac, can teach Scorpio about honesty and directness; Leo can teach Scorpio to be warm and openhearted toward loved ones, rather than suspicious or demanding.
Scorpio Kid Profile
If you're a Scorpio, other people will see you as mysterious and very, very interesting. Scorpio is a Water Sign, which means that you're emotional and feel things more than other people your age. You may have a lot of secrets, but you won't tell a soul. Scorpions like to keep their lives to themselves -- and that just makes you seem cool and like you know more than others. Try keeping a diary, but just make sure you lock it! You're totally loyal to your friends and family, but you may not take it well if someone does something mean or careless to you. You are a Scorpion, and you do sting when you're hurt! You love to read science books and mysteries -- anything with ghosts, monsters or a tough case to solve keeps you interested. You'd make a great detective one day, Scorpio.
Scorpio Money Profile
The complex and mysterious Scorpion is the master of strange dealings. You never quite know what these folks are up to! Hopefully, something good. When the chips are down, however, Scorpio's inner strength and nerves of steel makes those born under this Sign great in a crisis. Hey, these people are powerful. Scorpions always command respect...or is that fear? Whatever the case, don't cross a Scorpion in a business deal, because it could be a fatal move -- this is the Sign, after all, which rules sex, death, and money. A holy trinity indeed!
Scorpions are, in a word, great where money is concerned. Many of them are self-made folk, although a surprising number of Scorpions inherit wealth. We should all be so lucky! It's easy to see that Scorpions want money desperately, however it comes. Money buys them security, freedom, and, best of all, control. That control means power, and Scorpions firmly believe the glib saying "the person with the most toys wins!" In their case, however, those toys are probably bars of gold.
An unshakable conviction that they'll come out on top where finances are concerned helps Scorpios stay in the game, no matter how long or how tough. They're more than willing to make sacrifices for the grand prize. If there are reversals, Scorpios will generally suffer them well, thanks to their quiet confidence. When the going is good, though, Scorpions will remember their friends with uncommon generosity and are quick to support favorite charities.
The Scorpion's temperament is well-suited to astute management of the bottom line. Scorpios are also disciplined enough to stick to a budget, and their eagle eye ensures that they'll never be shortchanged at the bank. The wily Scorpion always makes good on a debt but won't stand for debtors to be slow-pay! Control over the domestic purse strings can lead to tension in a Scorpion's relationship, making this a fight they may not want to pick.
In the end, Scorpions far prefer to accumulate money rather than spend it. And they hate wasting it! Even so, there are times when nothing less than a Ming vase will do. Go figure!
Ruling the House of Sex can either be a blessing or a curse, and a lot depends on how the wily Scorpion deals with this erotic burden. Those mystical and magical creatures born under the sign of Scorpio are quick to channel their raw energy, power and strength into an exploration of their lover's emotions and sexuality. The Scorpion is intuitive and wants to get to the bottom of things, so there's no keeping secrets from this sexy Sign (although they'll surely keep a few of their own). An alluring resourcefulness and self-confidence is also evident in Scorpios, these folks being keenly attuned to what's best for them and how to get it. Anyone willing to take on the Scorpion will be engaging a cosmic power with plentiful sexual urges. The good news? A caring and devoted lover awaits. On the flip side, don't cross them, because those stingers can leave a heck of a welt.
Scorpio and Romance
There's a hard-to-pin-down, magnetic quality which surrounds the Scorpion, an aura which says "try me, if you dare!" That's just what Scorpions want, someone fearless, who is willing to help create the ultimate romance, one which will take them to greater heights than ever before. When this works, the Scorpion's passions are unleashed with hurricane force. If, however, the romance zigs, zags and bouts of jealousy may be the unwelcome result. Ruling planets Mars and Pluto might prompt Scorpio to think that romance is a clash of wills, but a clever lover is the one who can bring this warrior to see that a pincer movement to the heart is the sweetest of all.
Scorpio in Relationships
Guess who's in charge here? You've got it, the strong Scorpion, who is not quite ready to be controlled by others. This can make for an interesting relationship dynamic and one very sexy chess game. What the Scorpion wants are sex, love and money from a lover, and the absolute best where all three are concerned. Deep down, though, it's sex and the power it brings which carry the most weight with this libidinous soul. Scorpions are possessed of a steely determination and a strong sense of what is best for them. Thankfully, this often takes into account their partner, and they are quick to be giving with the right lover, and to make their life very easy. As long as the Scorpion wins, there will be harmony in the mating game. The ideal Scorpio soul mate can go twelve rounds anywhere, anytime and preferably in bed.
Scorpio in Love
The Scorpion is as clever in love as in life: Much of what's going on is a tactical game, one they are more than likely to win. Scorpios can be very sexy when in love, and that says a lot about members of this already sexy sign. When in love, the Scorpion can be intensely passionate, a rush of fluid feelings in keeping with this Water-born sign. Often, though, there is a push-pull in the dance of love, thanks to the Scorpion's many motivations. A lover who is willing to discover what's really beneath the surface will serve both the Scorpion and themselves very well.
Scorpio and Sex
The Sex God of the Zodiac has quite a lot to live up to! The Scorpion does just that, thank you very much. The sexual prowess and drive of those born under this sign is legendary. Scorpions smolder with every come-hither look, alluring wink of an eye and mysterious stare. If you want to ride a tiger to an emotional and sexual crescendo, jump on the curvy back of the sleek Scorpion. The Scorpio lover has an almost hypernatural libido, and loves giving sensual pleasure, although receiving it is nice, too. Variety as the spice of life is the golden rule here, and Scorpio loves to choreograph the scene for maximum mutual satisfaction. Any lover stepping into this lair best be ready, since keeping up is a must. Scorpions adore a lover who can go on forever, the perfect gift for this truly sexual being. If that lover brings some toys along, things will be tied up oh-so-neatly. Ooh.
What Scorpio Needs
A challenge is something that makes the Scorpion swoon: The prospect of someone who can test them and who can make the game fast and fun is almost irresistible. Scorpio, of course, wants nothing but the best, so winners only need apply. Scorpions are also eager to find a strong, understanding and perceptive partner, someone who embraces the many facets of this volcanic lover. What else? Someone who won't judge them, who possesses raw personal power themselves, who keeps the game interesting, who has a red-hot sex drive and who knows how to talk when it's important to the relationship. Not much to ask, eh?
The Scorpio lover is determined, forceful, has great passion and strength and finishes what they start. This is a powerful and sexual being who isn't for the faint-hearted. Those with guts are bound for glory!
Scorpio Technology Profile
Scorpios are driven to find a purpose to their actions and a bottom line level of profitability or gain. This does not differ online. Your intuition is keen enough that you are likely to discover the magical mix. You are already one step ahead and thinking about where the next link may bring you. Visions of value are placed securely in your own storage. No one will be able to guess your password. Your systems run smoothly because you have created a style of computer interaction that works for you perfectly. Even if you had your own user's manual, it wouldn't make much sense to anyone else. Resourcefulness allows Scorpios to create shortcuts that work well, so utilizing your computer to make your life easier is a great option. Although your monitor is in color, the issues you see shine through in black and white.
Yes, Scorpio is that mysterious
stranger on the train the one in dark glasses and a Burberry trench, is probably a Scorpio. Those born under this sign are truly go-anywhere, do-anything kind of folk, and the seamier, the better. Sex shops in Amsterdam would be a natural for a Scorpio, seeing as this is the Sign of Sex and Death. Kink will always be "in" with the Scorpion, but the passion within also runs to an interest in the world's underbelly. Think India, Algeria or Mozambique, anywhere less than pretty where interesting lessons can be learned.
In the end, that's really what the traveling Scorpion is all about: the experience. Ruled by Pluto, the planet of regeneration, Scorpions will internalize much from their travels and likely return a different person. Hence, the outer and inner journey is where it's at. Hard-to-peg Scorpios prefer to travel alone, but when they do opt for a group it's a given that their agenda rules.
Not only do Scorpions like to get their way, they also want their experiences to be utterly complete! Thankfully, these folks are plenty resourceful and will always have the means (whether by money or smarts) to get what they want. For the passionate Scorpion, travel is yet another of life's seductive charms.
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