It's Scorpio Season - Here's How to Make It Work for You

It's Scorpio Season - Here's How to Make It Work for You

As the angle of the sun grows lower in the sky and the daylight hours wane, the sun moves into the sign of Scorpio. Welcome to Scorpio season, which runs from October 23 to November 21. Just as light and weather… Keep reading »

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Scorpio astrological symbol

Scorpio Dates: October 23 - November 21

Element: Water

Modality: Fixed

Ruling Planet: Pluto and Mars

House: 8th

Colors: Red, black, white, and orange

Birthstone: Blue topaz, orange topaz, aquamarine, amethyst

Lucky Numbers: 9, 18, 27

Most Compatible With: Cancer, Pisces

Scorpio Traits

Scorpio is a uniquely intense sun sign. Along with the typical Scorpio traits of being deeply emotional and appearing secretive, Scorpio is a study in contrasts. For example, they are fiercely independent, but they are jealous and possessive of others. They can also be darkly brooding, although they do tend to have an acerbic sense of humor. Wondering what Scorpios look like? Scorpio's physical traits include compelling and distinctive eyes and a prominent nose.

What Is the Personality of a Scorpio?

While it may appear to some that their negative traits dominate Scorpio, the typical Scorpio personality traits can have a highly positive expression. For example, Scorpio is one of the most psychic signs of the zodiac, and they tend to have a strong intellect and sharp problem-solving skills. Additional personality traits include the following:

  • Extremely loyal
  • Trustworthy
  • Ambitious
  • Protective
  • Brave
  • Brooding
  • Stubborn
  • Distrustful
  • Jealous
  • Independent
  • Secretive

Scorpio often comes across as supremely confident, but inside they have insecurities like everyone else. Scorpio's biggest fears center around betrayal and humiliation. They are afraid someone they love will either betray them or expose them in some way that is deeply humiliating. When this happens, it's extremely difficult to regain Scorpio's trust.

Scorpio Symbol

Scorpio has multiple symbols and a glyph. The main Scorpio symbol is the scorpion, which represents Scorpio's notorious sting. Other associated symbols are the snake, the eagle, and the phoenix, which represent Scorpio's qualities of secretiveness, vision, and metamorphosis, respectively. The Scorpio glyph looks like a lower-case "m" with an arrow on the tailing end of it. It depicts a scorpion and its stinger.

Scorpio Love and Compatibility

Scorpios can be loyal and faithful partners, especially if they are paired up with someone who understands their Scorpio nature.

Scorpio is most compatible with fellow water signs and earth signs. Potential soulmate relationships for Scorpio include:

  • Cancer
  • Pisces
  • Virgo
  • Capricorn

On the other hand, Scorpio is least compatible with air signs, so the Scorpio-Gemini, Scorpio-Libra, and Scorpio-Aquarius relationships may be challenging.

Scorpio Constellation

Constellation Scorpius depicts a scorpion (minus the claws) in the night sky. Its brightest star is Antares, and it's the southernmost constellation. The constellation's stars form a "J" shape.

Understanding Scorpio

Scorpios are mysterious and emotional, and they're often difficult for other sun signs to get to know and understand. Even if someone is not a Scorpio sun sign, having Scorpio as the ascendent or a Scorpio Moon can also impart the typical Scorpio traits. Fortunately, Scorpio's strong personality and complexity means they can easily slip into a number of career and personal life roles. So while getting to know a Scorpio may be difficult once you do, you'll have a loyal and faithful companion.