Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

 

Scorpio may still be the most searched for astrological sign on the internet, despite Virgo Man overtaking in the male category, yet they’re struggling under the weight of Scorpion myth far exceeding reality. Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars but gets its power from Pluto, as the darkest plutoid in the zodiac representing all our desires for flirting with danger. How can Scorpio Man or Woman ever hold up to such impossibly sexy standards in mundane everyday living? The answer is: Very capably, still.

The Stinger is an introverted, feminine sign of negative polarity and the energy tends to work controversially in both Scorpio Man and Scorpio Woman. There is no telling a Scorpion Woman ‘no’, once she’s set her eyes on something she wants. In love and dating, she’s very much the anti-thesis of the ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ generation of the West and can scarcely be talked out of making the first move or persisting. Scorpio Man is invariably more feminine than most males on the zodiac, but ranks as one of the highest salary earners of all twelve even if not the wealthiest. Hard work and acquisition comes naturally and subtly to Scorpions.

Like their opposite sign, Taurus, Scorpions are focused on self-worth. It is a Fixed sign and such they are here to teach the rest of us about self-worth in emotional values rather than the material world of Taurus. They are not to be mistaken as uninterested in material gain, however.

As the 8tth sign of the zodiac, this is one of the social signs even if you wouldn’t believe this on the surface. Where they win friends is through their intense commitment in one-on-one relationships of all kind – from friendship, to colleagues and romance – where they can make any else feel on top of the world by taking them to the depths of the universe first. If you tell a Scorpio you’re hurting, they will simply reply that you should embrace and relish the pain. They believe in being cruel to be kind, and that you’re nobody until somebody kills you (or stings you – in this case!).

scorpio fixed ice

Scorpio is Fixed Water – The Ice exterior often provides a solid platform for others to walk towards healing

In love, the Stingers play the natural role of the healer. They can be persistent in love and shock anyone by drawing them into a private session where they’ll be upfront about exactly what they want and need from their conquest. Scorpions have been known to get a partner back on their feet after a broken career path, ex-relationship or divorce – only to be abandoned later in life as they’ve finally succeeded in completely changing their partner against their own interests. It’s a bitterly ironic life lesson for Scorpio, who rarely need anyone else’s presence to teach them to overcome themselves.

They will have to go deep into an inner journey to see why they’re best putting limits on their capacity for possessiveness, jealousy, controlling and emotionally manipulative behaviour. It can backfire on Scorpions, in the long-term.

As such, Scorpio is a sign that needs a partner they can respect and never be tempted to cross boundaries. Contrary to their reputations as ‘masters of sex’, Scorpio actually place high emotional investment in the act of lovemaking. As such, they are very discerning about who they share their bed with and are the least likely sign to be promiscuous – casual affairs actually hurt a Scorpio more than anyone else.