ruled the sign being that Pluto had not yet been discovered. In 2006 Pluto was reclassified by astronomers as a "dwarf planet", and therefore is no longer considered a planet in astronomy, although this has not reduced its significance to astrologers as the modern ruler of Scorpio.
As the eighth sign in the zodiac, Scorpio is associated with the astrological house number 8, which is associated with natural Scorpio matters - birth, death, transformation, deeply committed relationships of all kinds, and the occult and psychic matters.
In mythology Scorpio is often associated with Hades, Lord of the Underworld, who was known in Roman mythology as Pluto, and Orpheus from the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Scorpio is also associated with the Greco-Roman gods Ares/Mars. The constellation is also associated with the scorpion that killed Orion.
Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of Scorpio:
• Determined / tenacious / persevering
• Emotional / sensitive
• Calm but seething
• Reserved / withdrawn
• Deep / profound
• Loyal / devotional
• Willful / fanatical
• Mysterious / magnetic
• Deeply resentful / brooding / potentially destructive
Scorpio is the Zodiac sign that indicates the deepest interest in sexual matters, and for most Scorpios, sex is an expression of love.
- Likes: activity, mysteries, secrets, winning, being acknowledged, strategy,
- Dislikes: being analyzed, being asked personal questions, people who think they know more than Scorpios do, too many compliments, having to trust a stranger.
- Suitable occupations: Anything involving deep analysis, investigation, research or the solving of mysteries, such as detective, scientist, researcher, market analyst • Medicine professions such as pathologist or surgeon • member of the armed service or police, a politician, a lawyer, • business owner • psychologist
Although many mainstream astrology books do not bother with superficial sun-sign compatibilities, Scorpio is still widely thought to be compatible with the watery signs, Pisces and Cancer. Its relationship with Taurus is often considered passionate, but rather complicated.
There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Scorpio do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as Qualities and Elements within the Zodiac.
Astrological Qualities & Associations
Being a water sign, Scorpio is considered highly passionate, imaginative, determined, persevering, inflexible and self-confident.
Traditionally, the planet Mars has been considered to be the ruler of Scorpio, and since its discovery, Pluto has been considered a modern ruler of this sign. Some modern astrologers consider Pluto to be a more appropriate ruler over the sign, citing the reason for Mars having initially
"negative", feminine sign, which in Astrology means it is rather introvert.
Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Scorpio individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun enters Scorpio around October 23-24 and exits around November 21-22. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from November 16 through December 15. People born on these juncture dates should have an astrological chart drawn to determine which sign the sun was in at the exact time of their birth.
Twelve signs of the zodiac