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|Fire Signs: ||Aries, Mar 21 - Apr 19
||Leo, Jul 23 - Aug 22
||Sagittarius, Nov 23 - Dec 21|
|Earth Signs: ||Taurus, Apr 20 - May 20
||Virgo, Aug 23 - Sep 22
||Capricorn, Dec 22 - Jan 20|
|Air Signs: ||Gemini, May 21 - Jun 21
||Libra, Sep 23 - Oct 23
||Aquarius, Jan 21 - Feb 19|
|Water Signs: ||Cancer, Jun 22 - Jul 22
||Scorpio, Oct 24 - Nov 22
||Pisces, Feb 20 - Mar 20|
- Sun in Scorpio:
emotionally complex and intensely private, you are not a person who is easy to
get to know and understand. You are extremely sensitive but disinclined to
show it, and you allow only a special few into your inner world. Like a wary
animal, you are cautious and mistrustful of those you do not know until you
"sniff them out". You are very, very instinctive and intuitive. You usually
have a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though you may be unable
to clearly articulate why you feel as you do. Your feelings and perceptions go
deeper than words.
- You also have a powerful need for deep emotional involvement and you
form very intense love bonds and attachments. You are possessive and often
jealous of anyone or anything that you perceive as a threat to your bond with
someone you love. When you commit yourself to someone or something, you are
wholeheartedly devoted and expect complete loyalty in return. You merge with
or "marry" the person you love at a very deep level and therefore separations
are extremely painful for you, and often stormy and nasty. When you have been
wounded, you are not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at
all possible. Certainly, you will never forget the injury and often you
harbour grievances and resentments for a long, long time. Forgiveness does not
come easily to you.
- Whatever you do, you do with passion and fervour, and you often go to
extremes. You are either hot or cold, never lukewarm about anything. You can
also be very narrow: either you are 100% involved in something or else it does
not exist for you at all. Rarely are you emotionally detached and objective.
You definitely have a fanatical streak. You are also immensely strong-willed
and your tenacity in pursuing your objectives often borders on being
obsessive. Fierce pride, courage, and emotional strength are yours in
- You love mysteries and are deeply attracted to the hidden, dark,
secret side of life. You never take things at face value and are always
probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is
REALLY going on. You tend to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
- The essence is transformation, and it is inherently mystical. This is
not the mysticism of Christianity, which is primarily otherworldly, ascetic,
and self-denying. It is a mysticism that sees the power of transformation at
work in ordinary reality. Rather than deny the physical universe in order to
transcend it, Scorpio will immerse itself in physicality and even drown in it
in order to go beyond it.
- Scorpio is the first sign to be aware of the heights and depths of
the universe. Feeling the relative nature of all things, it will freely
declare there is no difference between good and evil, and be misunderstood as
a result. Scorpio sees living as a series of deaths and resurrections, and
instead of trying to avoid these experiences it will plunge into them headlong
in order to experience the revivification that results.
- On an ordinary level, this manifests as Scorpio's fondness for living
intensely. Nothing is to be done superficially. Obviously, Scorpio is a
dramatic sign, one that loves emotion even while it appears pained by its own
experiences. It is better for Scorpio to feel bad than to feel nothing.
- Concomitantly, Scorpio loves mysteries. It enjoys digging into the
depths of any issue or person to find out what is going on inside. As a
consequence, Scorpio is associated with investigation, research, and
psychotherapy - the last, for two reasons, the probing of the psyche and the
opportunity to assist in an individual's self-transformation.
- Whether in criticism or in envy, Scorpio is often called an extremely
sexy sign. But if one is referring to the simple enjoyment of sex,
Scorpio is not necessarily sexy. In fact, the sign is capable of
denying itself sex altogether. Yet there is a relationship between
Scorpio and sexuality. It is not the search for pleasure that brings a
Scorpio to sex, it is the search for transcendence. The orgasm offers
one of the few experiences of ego death and self-transcendence that is
accessible to the ordinary human being. And it is characteristic of
Scorpio that this is also one of the few experiences where ego death and
supreme ego gratification are experienced at the same time. Scorpio
does not feel the need to separate the two as much as other signs do.
To a Scorpio, no matter how attractive and sexy the partner is in other
respects, love that does not contain drama and emotional intensity will not
- Although the above portrait is fundamentally true to the nature of
the sign, it is not an especially accurate portrait of the typical Scorpio.
The typical Scorpio often does not appear especially prepossessing or
dramatic. More than most signs, Scorpios have a tendency to look ordinary, and
they can be easily overlooked - that is until a confrontation. Then it is
discovered that running close after Taurus, Scorpio is the second most fixed
sign in the zodiac, and it is the only water sign that will fight. In fact, it
will even enjoy fighting, for fighting is another way for the individual to
enjoy a peak experience. War continues partly because it allows people to live
at the height of their abilities. The Scorpio, especially, enjoys this. Like
the other water signs, Scorpio is sensitive and easily hurt by others, but
unlike Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio will fight, often fiercely, when hurt.
- Scorpio's outstanding difficulty with others is the height and depth
of its understanding. Much of the emotion Scorpio feels is extremely
primitive and does not lend itself to verbal communication and intellectual
analysis. Also, much of its knowledge is not easily communicated
because it is beyond most people's understanding. When Scorpios try to
communicate what they see, understand, or feel, they are often badly
misunderstood. They then tend to keep silent because the
misunderstanding that results from silence is better than the misunderstanding
that comes from failed communication. Less secure Scorpios may react to
the misunderstanding by blaming themselves and concluding that they are rotten
inside. Burdened by a sense of inward decay and corruption, they do not
realise that the "evil" thoughts they harbour are quite often felt, if a bit
less intensely, by others as well. From all this comes Scorpio's
reputation for secrecy.
- All the above may result in Scorpio seeming self-involved and
brooding. Because of the fixed nature of the sign, neither negative nor
positive feelings die away rapidly. This is why many writers have
described Scorpio as a sign that seeks revenge, one that will harbour
long-term grudges. But Scorpio is also slow to anger. If others
do not repeat hurts or add insult upon insult, Scorpio is no more vengeful or
grudging than any other sign.