Star Sign in Spotlight: Scorpio
Like the name suggests, Scorpio is represented by the scorpion symbol and the constellation Scorpius was first recorded approximately 5,000 years ago by Sumerians, predating the ancient Greeks. The Egyptians saw the scorpion as being a serpent-like creature that was associated with goddess Serket whose name means “She who tightens the throat” and was associated with both stings and healing.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign that is well known for having an elusive, mysterious air about them. Scorpios are very emotional and loyal to those they love; however they often keep emotional walls around them that make it difficult to gain their trust. If a Scorpio feels betrayed or is hurt by someone, they will not forget this and are known to seek vengeance. Scorpio is a very intuitive sign that knows more than they let on and they are good at keeping secrets.
Once trust has been established, Scorpio will go all in and tends to be very intense. They demand nothing less than full authenticity and are fiercely independent, expecting these traits to be reciprocated by those around them. Scorpio sometimes may appear as ‘harsh’ or ‘intimidating’ but this is usually due to the emotional walls they keep around them for protection. Physical beauty is particularly important to Scorpio, resulting in a sensual nature and craving for physical pleasure.
Love and Relationships
When it comes to Love, Scorpio goes all in and falls hard. This sign is serious and expects long term commitment from their partner. While they value physical beauty, their intense emotional needs often supersede their sensual nature. Scorpio is an all-or-nothing sign that demands loyalty and honesty in every interaction and maintains a strong sense of identity.
Mars is the ruling planet of Scorpio which adds to the resolve and determination observed in this sign. They can become controlling in relationships and are incredibly determined to achieve their goals regardless of circumstances. Scorpio’s keen intuition enables them to know what is going on with their partner and they are natural lie detectors due in part to their intuitive gifts and water placement. It may take awhile to earn a Scorpio’s trust, but once they let their walls down there is no going back. Scorpio does not let go of the past easily and may have emotional wounds from previous relationships that could impact the partnership.
Scorpio is a wonderful close friend that will likely last a lifetime. They are loyal and supportive, pushing you to confront your own limitations. Scorpio is a master at overcoming hurdles in life and will inspire you to take control of what is preventing you from achieving your goals. Scorpio is also highly intelligent and thinks outside the box, bringing new perspectives to the forefront of your life. Intuitive, insightful and intelligent, there is not much that can stop a Scorpio. The intense loyalty that Scorpio possesses can manifest as protection when it comes to their close friends. Scorpio will always have your back no matter what and will go out of their way to make sure you feel safe and secure.
Scorpio is a sign of absolutes and sees things as either happening or not. When it comes to travel, they seek out natural beauty wherever it is found and eagerly jump into new beginnings, provided that there will be an ending in sight. Scorpio tends to be a bit of a homebody due to their fixed placement and loyalty to what they love. This does not deter them from going on beautiful vacations, however it does mean that they are not likely to move frequently. Scorpio is full of curiosity and zest for life which makes them great travel companions for short trips.
Scorpio’s need to be independent shows strongly when it comes to their career. They often climb the corporate ladder in great haste not allowing anyone or anything to stand in the way of success. Scorpio hates being told what to do or being closely observed as they tend to value privacy. They are exceptionally hard working and so long as the job can be done their way, Scorpio will get it done. Choosing a career that they are passionate about is a prerequisite for success as the emotional nature of Scorpio leads them to follow their heart.
Most Compatible Signs
Although a fixed water sign, Scorpio is compatible with several other signs, particularly those of earth and water. The ruling planet Mars brings in a unique perspective that enables Scorpio to also get along with a few fire signs as well. The most compatible signs for Scorpio are as follows.
Virgo is a very meticulous and calculated earth sign that has excellent compatibility with Scorpio. Both signs are hardworking and dedicated, traits that they admire in each other. Virgo can ground Scorpio’s intense emotions and help them to see things from a more rational, as opposed to emotional point of view. Likewise, Scorpio can bring more passion and emotion to Virgo’s life, resulting in a complementary effect.
Taurus is an earth sign that is notorious for being stubborn. It is very sensual in nature and places great importance on material things. Scorpio and Taurus are placed in opposition, resulting in a passionate example of opposites attracting. The emotional vantage point of Scorpio is a great benefit to Taurus, who is usually fixated more on material pursuits than emotional ones. Both Taurus and Scorpio are go-getters who thrive on being self-sufficient, resulting in mutual respect and admiration.
Surprisingly, Leo and Scorpio can make a great pair if approached strategically. Both signs are extremely passionate and driven to success, allowing nothing to stand in their way. Leo is passionate, warm and outgoing which brings a comforting element to Scorpio. Both Scorpio and Leo are strong leaders that demand respect and loyalty from one another. So long as everyone is respected and not controlled by the other, this partnership can result in a long-lasting display of love.
Least Compatible Signs
Sagittarius is an optimistic dreamer that is ruled by fire. They are very adventurous and love to explore, reveling in the concept of freedom. The spontaneity of Sagittarius will likely get under Scorpio’s skin, as they are not predictable and difficult to trust. Sagittarius is not as deep as Scorpio and likely will not want to put in the time and effort needed to fully gain Scorpio’s trust and win their heart.
Libra is an air sign that is represented by the scales and is known for being balanced and fair. Libra is very rational and seeks to unearth the truth based on reason and facts, which opposes Scorpios emotional and intuitive approach to life. Scorpio can be rather impulsive at times and needs to feel cherished, a need that may not be met with Libras rational mindset. Trying to solve Scorpio’s perceived ‘problems’ will only serve to strip life of its mystery and allure for Scorpio.
Gemini is another air sign that clashes with the watery ways of Scorpio. Geminis are great communicators that tend to go back and forth between extremes in life. It is likely that Scorpio will view these constant changes as being disloyal to their proposed views and beliefs. It is not hard to see why being perceived as ‘flighty’ is a major deal breaker for Scorpio. In addition to this, the independent and intense nature of Scorpio may be perceived by Gemini as being overly controlling and obsessive, traits which Gemini detests.
In short, Scorpio is an often-misunderstood sign that never forgets what once was and stops at nothing to achieve their goals and dreams. The loyalty of Scorpio transcends time and space, resulting in a dependable companion that always has your back.