Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and governs the period between October 23 to November 21 where the Sun travels in the zodiac sky. The zodiac sign of Scorpio is represented by the animal sign of Scorpio itself.
People born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio are usually found to be secretive and vindictive. They hold on to grudges for long, though on the outside they seem to be harmless. They have a great sense of intuition as well. They accomplish what they want in life despite repeated defeats.
Scorpio is one of the most common zodiac sign. It has a feminine reference. Natives are generally introverts and self-focussed. They make good detectives and good athletes as well.
The ruling planets for Scorpio are Mars and Pluto. Mars being the ruler is considered as the ancient ruler. It represents the fighting spirit of this zodiac and their will power do anything under the Sun. It gives the natives the passion and masculine energy. It also gives the Scorpio’s their infamous volatile temper and great courage.
Pluto on the other hand is termed as the modern ruler of the zodiac sign of Scorpio. This makes the Scorpios more bent towards destiny and fate. Pluto rules will, the intense passions and also extreme ruthlessness. Scorpio’s have a dark side due to the influence of Pluto. It also makes them the most powerful among all the zodiac natives.
The season of Scorpio is a great time for all the zodiac natives to try to solve their own life mysteries. Some of the deep disclosures of your life may now see the light. Your feelings come to the fore. A good time to dig deeper into your emotions and senses. The Scorpio season guides us to connect to our own inner self. You would be able to solve some of life’s tough puzzles these days.
The constellation of Scorpio lies in the southern sky between the constellations of Libra and Sagittarius. It is at about 16 hours and 30 minutes right ascension and 30 degrees south declination. The brightest star in this constellation is the Antares.
The constellation of Scorpio is visible until the middle of September. It belongs to one of the 88 modern constellations. This constellation was first discovered by Ptolemy. Some other stars in the Scorpio constellation are Acrab, Dschubba, Shaula and Lesath.
There are two meteor showers that occur in the constellation of Scorpio.
1.Alpha Scorpiids- begins on April 16th and end on May 9th. The peak activity would be on the 3rd of May and the brightest star here is the Antares.
2.June Scorpiids- Peaks on the 5th of June. This is close to the zodiac Ophiuchus and emits about 20 meteors per hour.
The Scorpion is the symbol of the zodiac sign of Scorpio. It is used to represent revenge and justice which characterize a Scorpio native.
It is said that Artemis, the Goddess of hunting used to spend time with Orion, which annoyed her brother Apollo because he knew that Orion didn’t have the right intentions with her. He then sent a giant scorpion to kill Orion. The scorpion, managed to kill him. As remembrance of this episode Zeus decided to put both Orion and the giant scorpion up in the skies creating the constellation of Scorpio.
The Scorpion is a very calm animal, that is not aggressive on its own. However when provoked it stings the attacker. Thus the Scorpion is a symbol of danger and resilience. It is quite a difficult animal to understand with its great defense mechanism.
The glyph of Scorpio is similar to that of the glyph of the zodiac sign of Virgo. It is a calligraphic form of the letter “m” which ends in a tail like formation representing the sting of the Scorpion. The three vertical lines in the glyph represent the three levels of consciousness of humans.
The Age of Scorpio extended between 17,500 and 19,000 BCE. It represents a time when there was no perfection in life, however there was a sense of optimism surrounding it. There was an anticipation towards the golden age. The Age of Scorpio was a period when myth and magic where practised as part of life. People started to believe in dragons, unicorns and spirit forces. The Age of Scorpio indicated the last part of the underworld where darkness reigned.
The age of Scorpio was the Ice age glaciation time and stone tools were being developed by humans. Humans did not hunt, but fed on plants and meat scavenged from other meat-eaters.
The ancient Egyptians associated the zodiac sign of Scorpio with the Scorpion Goddess of Serket. It is said that Serket had the head of a Scorpion. Serket was worshipped by the Egyptians because they believed that this Goddess protects the women in childbirth.
Ancient Babylonians believed that the Dragon mother Tiamat, gave birth to Scorpion men. They were deadly warriors who guarded the Sun as well.
The Greeks related the zodiac sign of Scorpio with the Scorpion that was sent by Apollon to kill Orion who was said to be very handsome. Actually Orion had a liking for Artemis, the sister of Apollon. It is said that the Scorpion killed Orion and in memory of this Zeus placed it in the zodiac sky.
The Scorpios who are said to be wonderful lovers are very much sexed and magnetic in nature. The Scorpio love to the partners is always deep, loyal & possessive. Scorpios do all the possible things to keep their partners happy as a significance of loving relationship. Scorpios always extend their support to the partners even when they are at wrong. They are highly protective in nature when it comes to their soulmate.
At the same time they expect this support to be reciprocated and are devasted when it is not forthcoming. They are true and ardent lovers. Once they commit themselves to a true love either for better or worse they will cling tenaciously to any relationship, using every weapon known to them to prevent someone else from taking what they perceive as rightfully theirs regardless of how unhappy they are. This shows how possessive the Scorpios are. Thus love followed by marriage will be either heaven or a prison from which there is no escape.