Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac, and the second of the water signs. Your watchword is emotion, you feel your way through life and do things on instinct. You have probably heard big things about this sign, like how passionate and vengeful you are?! Scorpios are certainly hard to ignore, there is a real charisma about you which makes you attractive. Male Scorpios are usually very masculine, and females can be magnetic and seductive. You are ruled by those power balls of energy Pluto and Mars, so you have lots of intensity. You are also secretive and keep your strong emotions hidden, generating a sense of mystery. Your colours are deep reds, your gem stone the topaz, and Scorpio rules the genitals, so you may encounter physical problems here. You can also be prone to ailments with your colon, although generally your constitution is very strong.
Symbolised by the Scorpion, the sting in his tail gives rise to your reputation for revenge. This is actually a means of self protection, and in the same way you will retaliate if you feel someone is trying to hurt you. The scorpion is also capable of surviving in extremely harsh conditions, he clings on with tenacity, protected by his tough outer shell. Scorpios are very resilient to life’s knocks too, this is the sign of death and rebirth, so you can come back from situations which should have killed you and start again, an ability which also endows you with great healing ability. You also have will power in spades and stamina to endure against all odds, and although passionate, you contain your feelings well and can be very disciplined. There are also two other symbols for your sign, the second is the eagle. Your experience of the lowest depths can lead to real spiritual highs, you are intuitive and perceptive and very compassionate, at your very best you are the eagle, soaring above selfishness and greed towards enlightenment, with absolute self-control.
Responsible, cautious people, you are subtle, secretive and hard working, deeply devoted to those you trust, always keeping what you know around you. You have an investigative mind, and won’t give up until you solve the riddle. This combined with your love of intrigue makes you an excellent detective. Your understanding of life and death can lead you to dark subjects that others fear, so you see more of the bad side of human nature than most, which also makes you naturally suspicious! Your clever mind also brings a sharp wit and gift for rhetoric.
The third symbol of your sign represents what can happen when that powerful personality loses its way. The grey lizard, a sly, cunning creature, brings out the very worst Scorpio traits, a calculating mind, suspicious and mistrusting, even bordering on paranoia. Some of you can be manipulative, even wicked, surviving at the expense of others’ misfortune. You can also be moody, and sharp-tongued when hurt. Scorpios can also display destructive, jealous and possessive behaviour, and can be extremists, obsessive and intense or totally cold and disinterested, often fluctuating between extreme self-denial and complete over indulgence. Vengeful too, you can wait years for an opportunity to retaliate, silently brooding, waiting to strike! You are also intolerant sometimes of those weaker than you, and you can’t abide people who fuss, your pre-occupation with taboo topics can lead you to shock these people just to get a reaction. It would also be fair to say, that your obsession with hiding your true persona can make you a touch self-absorbed, revelling in the secrecy and drama of it all. You’ve been rumbled!