7 Characteristics of Scorpio
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and known to be a powerful astrological sign because of the dramatic and intense characteristics that they have when it comes to different things. The ruling planets for Scorpio are Mars and Pluto. Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. Scorpios are the most intense, profound, powerful characters in the zodiac.
1. Stubborn and highly Determined
Scorpio is the fixed water sign, intense and emotional. Fixed is, as the definition of stubborn suggests, set in purpose. As a fixed sign, Scorpions are solid, stable, determined, and confident of their ideas and opinions. They observe and study the world and people, watching and deciding what is the ultimate correct idea or conclusion. They spend a lot of effort and time coming to their point of view on a subject. Because they are so thorough and thoughtful, they feel their answers are correct and consider them to be the best possible view on the subject. They know they are right. They don’t see any reason to change that view. Like the fellow fixed sign - Taurus, the stubbornness often goes inward, not outward. They want others to listen to them and not question their opinions. If they have decided about something, it's very difficult for them to budge on it and their minds can be changed, but only with extensive proof and convincing. Scorpio is stubborn with regard to how it feels. And because how it feels is everything to a Scorpio, the sign is known to “bite its own tail” or poison itself. However, being a water sign, Scorpio adopts the qualities of water - this element is known for its emotional, although often adaptable, nature. So too, to be able to communicate with a Scorpio you must appeal to their emotional side. Let them see an alternative that doesn't conflict with their set opinion. Or sometimes you will need to let the issue go for the time being and talk about it at a better time.
A Scorpio is rarely confused about what they want and how to get it. They are very determined and have strong fighting spirits. It’s difficult for them to admit any kind of defeat, and for the most part, compromise is not an option. Scorpio is one of the most steadfast and determined zodiac sign. They can endure a lot of pain just so they know that in the end, they truly deserved it. With the natives possession of an analytical mind, strong intuition, reasoning powers, perception, long range planning ability, magnetism and energy, Scorpio can accomplish anything undertaken. If you have a Scorpio in your ranks, you can distinguish them by a steadfastness of purpose and an intensity of determination which would be quite unnerving if it did not suit your professional purpose so admirably. They often seem like they can't be fully happy until they get what they are set out to do, but they really need to stop and appreciate what life has already given them, even if it's just the simple things in life.
2. Mysterious and Secretive
There is probably no more mysterious sign than Scorpio. The sign begins as Autumn is at its peak around October 23rd, and ends around November 22nd as the Sun is swiftly losing its strength in the northern hemisphere and the nights are becoming longer. Decay is rapidly occurring as leaves fall from the trees, plants wither and die, birds migrate south, temperatures drop dramatically, and the silence and coldness of winder approaches. Scorpios come into this life destined to transform. The most recognizable symbol for Scorpio, the Scorpion is but one of three symbols associated with Scorpio, reflecting the ever shifting and changing spirit of this sign. A Scorpio can choose to make whatever change of form, structure, or appearance they so desire. Furthermore, This comes from their place in the heavens. Scorpio is the darkest of all the constellations, buried deep in the darkest part of the Milky Way. It’s seen as a Scorpion emerging from a crack in the starry night sky, just as a scorpion, Scorpio’s symbol, lives within dark cracks and crevices. Scorpios hardly ever want to reveal much about themselves to people to protect their feelings and due to their secretive character. That makes them a mystery among other zodiac signs. Scorpios love mysteries and are deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. They never take things at face value and are always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is REALLY going on. Scorpio individuals can read most people like an open book, they are the people you can never ever read completely. They are so deep that it may take a lifetime for you to understand them. They tend to be more of a cynic than an idealist. As a consequence, Scorpio is associated with investigation, research, and psychotherapy. They make good detectives or investigators. Another explanation for the mysterious character of Scorpio is by their ruled planet, Pluto - the mysterious planet. Pluto loves to hide things and cloak things in mystery. It infuses the Scorpio a sense of distance, mystery, curiosity and a fascination with all things psycho-spiritual. Most Pluto people have powerful physiques and Scorpio women are known for having the most mysterious eyes.
Scorpios have a reputation that's legendary for being secretive. Being a water sign and all of the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) have a certain emotional vulnerability. Whereas Cancer is the water sign associated with the shore line where earth meets ocean, Scorpio is associated with underground water. Scorpio's emotions run very deep. If they were to let their deep emotions show to every one, they would put themselves at risk of being hurt, shamed ridiculed by someone who did not share the same intensity of feeling. That is often what Scorpios are doing when they appear secretive just to protect their own feelings as due to their sensitivity. Scorpios do not trust easily, making them introverted. A Scorpio may know you for a lifetime, but still won’t reveal all their secrets to you. They keep things close to the vest and won’t even divulge their secrets to the closest members of their inner circle. Even the most socially active and talkative, Scorpios have their secrets and will never talk about them. They are willing to die for their secrets than revealing to even their closest people. Giving up their secrets is like taking out a part of their body. They are undying mystery, even if they share pieces of their thoughts, you’ll never able to guess their next move because they do everything in silence.
3. Ambitious and Intense
Power, position and money are the key motivators for a Scorpio. They are extremely ambitious, will never settle for less than what they are destined for, persistent and determined which is shown through a power hungry, controlling attitude. Not in a stubborn sense however, because a Scorpio will work for what they want and control will justified reasons. This is obvious to any onlooker. They will aim for the stars and will ensure that they reach there. Scorpios are fierce competitors, combined with their powers of observation and their excellent memory, they will recall facts and when necessary, bring them to the table at the time of need. They will win justly, with proper facts and arguments to support their thoughts and opinions. Scorpios are excellent at restoring order to a chaotic situation and they are just as capable of manipulating for their own greed and benefit. The un-evolved Scorpio is a very dangerous person because they use their powers to benefit only them and step on other people in order to satisfy their own greed.
Of all the signs of the zodiac, Scorpio is the only one that has seven symbols. That explains why Scorpio is called the "sign of extremes" and why people born under the sign are all so different from one another. They are the most complicated ones. They think something, they do something and they speak entire differently. They are all-or-nothing people, a Scorpio will never be wishy-washy, they are very intense. Always striving for power, it can be vicious struggle when someone tries to overtake them or run their projects for them. They are so passionate in all stages of their life, for better or for worse can potentiate it. Also in relationships, They tend to be very extreme, there are only two options with them, or you’re with them and you are the best friend or you’re on the other side, they hate you or just you don’t exist.
4. Sensitive and Intuitive
Scorpio is an extremely sensitive sign. The Scorpios sensitivity derives from the fact that they are the water sign, water element which associate with emotions. This sensitivity is expressed both in deep experience of extreme emotions and in strong spiritual intuitive abilities. The sensitivity is hidden by the intense outer shell. Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, they are not people who are easy to get to know and understand. They are extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and allow only a special few into their inner world. Like a wary animal, they are cautious and mistrustful of those they do not know until they "sniff them out". They usually have a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though they may be unable to clearly articulate why they feel as they do. Their feelings and perceptions go deeper than words. Scorpio usually depends on their emotions. If you are with them, you are very happy or you are in complicated situation. This sensitivity can lead to to be affected by their immediate environment. They can hurt or feel alluded quite easily.
Scorpio has a strong tenacious emotional field surrounding its consciousness, and intuition has to knock extra hard to penetrate this very focused Watery spirit. They are very, very instinctive and intuitive but not as in a psychic sense, more as intuitive into the human mind, they have a great understanding of the mystery and the power of the human mind. Scorpios have a tendency to trust their intuition, often failing when they don’t. They tend to have foresight and insight into things that many people miss.
5. Intelligent and Independent
Intelligence is a broad term. Scorpios are intelligent in terms of psyche intuitive and emotions. They can read emotions very quickly and manipulate people emotionally in that sense they are intelligent however. Scorpions are best manipulators could become good researchers and are deeply knowledgable about very few and specific. Scorpio’s intelligence has a strong intuition to boot, though it easy for them to become paranoid and take comments and actions from others personally when they were not intended that way. They tend to absorb every bit of information and keep it in their memory for future use. Intelligent and strong-willed, Scorpios are sure to succeed in anything.
Fiercely independent people, Scorpios are very happily situated alone. Yet Scorpio doesn’t want to feel lonely. Scorpios do not settle when it comes to companionship. They crave a partner who understands them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. If they can't have deep, soulful, honest and loyal union, then they would rather be single. However, if they have coupled, almost no other sign is as possessive or jealous if that relationship is threatened. Wishing to be in control or possess others can be a negative tendency of this sign, and as a result, more than likely, the relationship's inevitable undoing. Once clamped on to control, the pincers sometimes won't let go until the prey has been unfortunately stung to deat. The Scorpio man is extremely independent. He craves his space. At the same time, the Scorpio man can just as easily crave the attention of a lover and/or partner, which he will expect to happen on his time. The Scorpio man lives in his own world.
6. Jealous and Possessive
It isn’t sufficient to just say Scorpio is a jealous sign. There are many kinds of jealousy. Just understand that a Scorpios jealousy stems from their intense and deep love for for their loved ones. They can’t help how they feel. In relationships, they become quickly enraged if the partner pays a little too much attention to anyone they would deem as a threat. The thought of losing someone they care for is a dreadful feeling for Scorpio, but there is sometimes a fine line between Scorpio’s passionate, loyal and committed nature and one that borders on obsession. They can be so obsessed to have their mate by their side and view commitment as for a lifetime, finding it difficult to let go. At its worst, Scorpio drives away those that they most love with their demanding passions and territorial nature. Scorpio is also extremely protective of a partner, but when their confidence slides, insecurity takes over - Jealousy is their first reaction. A big no-no for Scorpio and one act which is totally unforgivable in their book - is infidelity. Jealousy can destroy a partnership, where trust would strengthen it. Without fail, a Scorpio can drive away the person whose love they fear losing. The demon of possession takes over and the intensity of their nature drives them on to a verge of murderous frenzy. Those that have not managed to learn the self-control of the sign can lose everything in one episode of pathological jealousy.
Scorpios are all about control, they need to be in control at all times. To be out of control is very threatening, even dangerous to the Scorpio's psyche, when they control, they feel safe. The Scorpio is one of those signs that is going to be super possessive of their relationship and their partner. The Scorpio loves their partner so deeply that they are willing to overlook a lot of flaws, but that means that their possessive streak is really high. The Scorpio man is possessive to a fault, and can fly into a jealous rage at any moment. Many women find this flattering, but it does mask a deeper desire to control the partner; he’s into power games and will always seek the upper hand in a relationship, even if he has to get it by devious means. He can also be very vengeful; for a Scorpio man, compatibility gone wrong means a need to seek retribution. Even though they exhibit jealousy and possessiveness, but on the other hand, they are extremely loyal. Scorpios have an excellent memory and combined with an inability to let things go, they can hold a grudge against someone who did them harm forever, in fact a Scorpio rarely if never forgives and forgets. They will even go as far as get vengeance on the person. On the other hand, they will always remember a kind gesture forever and repay it. Any kind selfless gesture done to a Scorpio will gain trust and respect which is extremely important to them in any relationship, either romantic or not.
7. Passionate and Powerful
Scorpio is probably the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac. Almost everyone automatically associates Scorpio with words such as “hot-tempered” and “passionate”, and many people make the mistake of assuming that “passionate” refers only to a Scorpio’s sexual nature. However, the passion of a Scorpio extends far beyond the bedroom. A true Scorpio is passionate about almost anything that they consider important, which can range from world politics to the dress that they absolutely must have or the video game that they’re intent on winning. They feel and speak in terms of “love” and “hate” whether they are describing a pair of shoes or a movie or a political candidate. “Wishy-washy” is not a term that applies to a true Scorpio. They are even passionate lovers. If you are a sweetheart of a Scorpio then you are one of the luckiest person. But do not cheat on them as Scorpios are weak forgivers.
Scorpios are also lovers of beauty, especially in a mate, for the constellation of Scorpio is one of the most beautiful and striking in the heavens. At its heart is a giant, brilliant red star, which is why red is also a colour associated with Scorpio and is also the colour of sex and passion. The red hearts that you see on Valentine’s Day and the red that you associate with passion. Scorpio is also a Sign of passion, this is because of its co ruler and before 1930 its sole ruler, Mars. Since it's discovery in 1930 Scorpio has been ruled by Pluto, a planet so similar to Scorpio energy, that it was a logical choice. Whatever Scorpios do, they do with passion and fervour, and they often go to extremes. They are either hot or cold, never lukewarm about anything. They can also be very narrow: either They are 100% involved in something or else it does not exist for them at all. Rarely are they emotionally detached and objective. They definitely have a fanatical streak. They are also immensely strong-willed and their tenacity in pursuing their objectives often borders on being obsessive. Fierce pride, courage, and emotional strength are theirs in abundance. Furthermore, Whether in criticism or in envy, Scorpio is often called an extremely sexy sign. 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. 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 endure.
With all of the characteristics explained above and Much like the Scorpion would rather kill itself than be killed, those born under the Scorpio sign are in ultimate control of their destiny, Scorpio is definitely the most powerful zodiac sign of all.