- Symbol: Scorpion
- Element: Water
- Quality: Fixed
- House: 8th: Birth, Life & Death Cycle
- Planet: Pluto
- Color: Dark Red
- Body Part: Reproductive Organs
- Trait: Intense, Dramatic, Mysterious
- Semi-precious stone: Garnet
Scorpio can be best characterized by its intense, passionate, emotional nature. Scorpio has two symbols, the scorpion and the eagle. This is because Scorpio often experiences the polarity of the lowest of the low, and the highest of the high.
When a Scorpio learns a lesson, they learn it at the very core of their being. There may be lessons in jealousy, envy, right use of power, and the transformation called death.
Scorpios make excellent detectives, knowing who is telling the truth or hiding a secret. At the same time, a Scorpio with a healthy attitude can keep your secret. They help you through issues of emotional abuse, listen non-judgmentally to your dark thoughts, or counsel you through the grieving process.
Many jokes have been made about Scorpio's sexual prowess. Intense energy combined with deep emotion certainly lends itself to the birth cycle!
Scorpio's spiritual task is to be what might be called a world disciplinarian. They see energy being used that is not in harmony with the cosmic flow of the Universe, and then they speak up to put the situation or person in order. To do this in a non-manipulative way, they must be vibrating at a high soul frequency that is represented by the eagle.
Scorpio rules sex, death, and taxes. It rules dentists, reproductive organs, and venereal diseases.