Scorpio profile

Everything about Scorpio

Scorpio birthdays

You're a Scorpio if you were born between October 23rd and November 21st (these dates can vary slightly each year)

Scorpio personality

My complete guide to the Scorpio man and Scorpio woman with common questions and answers.

Articles describing Scorpio compatibility with each of the other sun signs, with forums to share reader experiences.

Read about the common problems and challenges when starting a relationship on my Scorpio seduction page, with forums to share reader experiences and advice.

What are the most common Scorpio traits?

My list of the Top 400 Famous Scorpio celebrities and historical figures.

Scorpio lovers: What to expect from your Scorpio in love

Common features of Scorpio relationships

Share Scorpio gift ideas on the Scorpio man gifts and Scorpio woman gifts pages.

Scorpio zodiac

Scorpio zodiac symbol: Scorpio the Scorpion
Scorpio zodiac: Scorpio zodiac
Scorpio tattoo: Scorpio tattoo

Scorpio astrology

Ruling planet: Pluto
Zodiac element: Water
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Rules: 8th house
Polarity: Negative

Birthstone: Beryl - Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Coral, Obsidian, Topaz (these birthstones really have nothing to do with astrology. They're established by jewelers, and competing jewelers sometimes use different systems)

Scorpio is a Water sign

People of Water signs tend to be emotional, sensitive and more spiritual than average. Often they relate better to people of other Water signs. Their feelings run deep and they can be easily hurt (though they often hide this vulnerability). They tend to be very loving and romantic and take relationships very seriously.

The fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
The earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
The air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Scorpio is a Negative sign

People of negative signs tend to be introvert, responsible, practical, serious and more likely to be pessimistic (when compared to people of positive signs). They typically relate better to people of other negative signs (though their soulmates are typically of positive signs).

The positive signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius
The negative signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces

Scorpio is a Fixed sign

People of fixed signs are known for their determination, deep thoughts and persistence. They tend to achieve more than the other (cardinal or mutable) signs due to being so willful. On the negative side they can be stubborn, opinionated and inflexible.

The cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
The fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
The mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Scorpio is ruled by Pluto

The lord of the underworld, Pluto represents anything which we don't understand, and the fear that the unknown can cause. Amongst others this includes the intense power behind creation and destruction and our reactions to it (including obsession) in a broader sense it represents the taboo, deviant and occult. Knowledge that perhaps we shouldn't have.

Scorpio is associated with the 8th house

The 8th house represents anything which we don't know, don't have or don't understand. While this may sound dull, it covers some of the most primal and powerful influences in a humans life. For example, the fear of the unknown (arguably the force behind all religion), the need for regeneration and reproduction (through sex), secrets, mysteries, the occult, intuition, transformation (including death). Oh, and taxes (which is kind of funny when you think about it).

The easiest way to understand the 8th house is to view it as the opposite of the 2nd house (possessions). The opposite (things we don't own) have a whole new set of issues.. those of trust, sharing, merging, which this house also embodies.

Are you really a Scorpio?

If you were born on the first or last day of Scorpio then it's worth noting that the signs do not neatly correspond to calendar days. You may wish to check out the articles on the Libra Scorpio cusp or Scorpio Sagittarius cusp.

Scorpio compatibility

For details of the most common pros and cons of relationships with each of the other signs I have a separate index of articles on Scorpio compatibility

Scorpio and Aries compatibility
Scorpio and Taurus compatibility
Scorpio and Gemini compatibility
Scorpio and Cancer compatibility
Scorpio and Leo compatibility
Scorpio and Virgo compatibility
Scorpio and Libra compatibility
Scorpio and Scorpio compatibility
Scorpio and Sagittarius compatibility
Scorpio and Capricorn compatibility
Scorpio and Aquarius compatibility
Scorpio and Pisces compatibility