24 October-22 November
Place and Character
The Seducer of the Zodiac, Scorpio is ruled by PLUTO, and its symbol is the SCORPION. Its natural place is the EIGHTH HOUSE, the house of Passions -- Sex, Birth, and Death. Intense Scorpio is a WATER sign, secretive and magnetic. Strong-willed Scorpio's heart is closed to all but an intimate few -- but its still waters run deep.
They are intense, determined, powerful, strong-willed, forceful, bold, courageous, enduring, competitive, resourceful, researcher, an investigator, secretive, mysterious, penetrating, psychic, self-reliant, and somewhat introverted or closed.
Scorpios may be cool on the surface, but underneath they are intensely passionate, both physically and emotionally. When love is sweet, they are very loyal, but when things go wrong they may show a sting in their tail.
Colours: Dark red, brown and black. These are colours associated with Pluto, ruler of Scorpio.
Stones: Topaz, malachite and jasper.
Trees: Yew, cedar and acacia.
Flowers: Azalea, gladiolus and hellebore.
Scorpios can be highly manipulative, and what they crave is power. They have a singular ability to sense a good deal and to exploit a weakness. They will not hesitate to use other people to achieve their own ends.