Astrology 101 — Scorpio

Scorpio is very intense. She has a strong presence and may be somewhat dominant. She enjoys her powerful aura and often appears aloof and mysterious. This does not mean that she is detached, far from it. Her emotional life is deep and feels all encompassing at times. For Scorpio, reality is an emotional landscape, and she often uses art, music, or poetry as a medium for expressing passionate feelings.

Fiercely, she goes for the guts of life and explores realms of consciousness that others may find fearful. Never any superficiality here. In fact, when Scorpio encounters anything less than truth, she doesn't waste time with details, she's out of there fast! There are several insults before this departure, she always lets you know exactly what she thinks!

Scorpio often has prophetic dreams. She is imaginative, sexy, and powerful! She has charisma and the ability to use it! Scorpio will blow your mind with her keen insights and perceptions.

She has a consuming need to form intense connections and to explore the depths of another person. Scorpio feels attractions very strongly. She is extremely passionate about her sexuality. She does not take partnership or friendship lightly, the more emotional intensity, the better.

Sometimes Scorpio just needs to be alone. To ponder. To brood. She shouldn't be disturbed, this is her private time. She may be sitting there, alone in her room, for hours, weeks, days, whatever. Writing poetry, writing songs on her guitar, getting over her latest ego death, agonizing over the nature of the universe, plotting her revenge, whatever. Just let her stay there, she needs this time.

Having fun is important to Scorpio, because it gives her a break from her intensity. Hey, Scorpio! Try taking yourself out for some silly time once in a while.

At parties, she enjoys deep conversations. She didn't like your party last night. You know this because she left after five minutes, and shouted out "this sucks" on her way out the door.

Some things Scorpio considers a good time: making money, dancing, writing, suffering, ridiculing, painting, politics, meditation, seances, mind games, telling the truth, telling a lie, confessing, pretending to confess, hearing other people's confessions, manipulating, poetically describing the depths her emotions, but being too freaked out or hung over to get out of bed and write about it.

Scorpio can be profoundly psychic, with a powerful mind. She may put a curse on you if you don't watch out! If you've made Scorpio's shit list, you've seen better days! She senses a lie a mile away, don't bother, she reads minds.

Scorpio knows how to manipulate a situation if she needs to, and has no fear of being in authority and taking control. She can make a powerful boss or owner of a company.

Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac, is a member of the water sign family. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are the three water signs, and are similar in certain ways. They all have a tendency to be very emotional, can be artistic, and usually are quite intuitive. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, who presides over the underworld. Familiar territory for Scorpio!

Scorpio is a sign of transformation, and she experiences many ego deaths along the way. Scorpio is associated with the eagle, with it's fine insight, and with the phoenix, who pulls itself out of it's own ashes. This is the Scorpio realm, the realm of trial by fire, of learning about reality and of understanding our nature as human beings.

Scorpio is a fixed sign. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius are all fixed signs and share some basic themes. They are all magnetic, intense, charismatic, powerful, determined, and strong willed.