A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Scorpio Zodiac Sign

Scorpio zodiac sign Dates: October 21 – November 20

Element: Water

Modality: Fixed

Ruling Planet: Pluto, Mars

House: 8th

Polarity: Negative

Symbol: Scorpion

Power Color of scorpio zodiac signs: Crimson Red, Black

Healing Crystals: Sodalite, Rhodochrosite, Rutilated Quartz

Key Traits: Passionate, Assertive, Courageous

Desires: Intimacy, Sincerity, Mystery

Compatible Signs: Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo

Mantra: “I will get what I want.”

Scorpio zodiac sign in a Nutshell

Scorpio is the eighth among the Zodiacs.

Known to be the secret keeper amongst the astrological signs, Scorpio prefers to stay at the sidelines and observe what is happening.

Defined as intense, forceful, and fierce, they are relentless in pursuing what they want!

Scorpio is also resourceful: determined, decisive, and intuitive.

But they are also described to be jealous, distrusting, and disruptive. Scorpio has to learn to open themselves a little bit more!


Element & Modality

Element: Water

Modality: Fixed

Water is a strong force of nature, and Scorpio acquired this intensity. Be it life goals, career, or even hobbies, they are emotionally intent and focused.

Along with having Water as their element, Scorpio is also of the Fixed modality: meaning, they stand for what they believe in and sees things for what they are.

However, there is a negative side to this.

Fixed water signs tend to be secretive. Thus, Scorpio needs to understand the importance of trust and communication.

Spirit Animal/Symbolisms

The Scorpion is the sole spirit animal of Scorpio.

The scorpion is dangerous and vindictive– agitate them, and they will not think twice of stinging you!

Scorpions are among the most feared predators in the animal kingdom. Like those born under their sign, they are observant of their prey and deeply drive their stinger to assure their victory.

Patient but swift, Scorpio operates under the guise of darkness and make sure to achieve what they desire. 

Ruling Planet

Scorpio’s ruling planets are Pluto and Mars.

Pluto is the Roman god of the underworld and the guardian of death. Mars, on the other hand, is the god of war and bravery.

Like Pluto, Scorpio is mysterious. Drawing from Mars, they are also passionate. They may seem to be calm and level-headed outside but are actually fierce and intense inside!

Core Strengths of Scorpio zodiac sign

#1: Passionate

For some, “giving your all” may only be a euphemism. But for Scorpio, it’s a way of life.

When they are tasked with something, Scorpio will do everything they could to complete it. They do not swerve their attention from their work; instead, they focus on making it the best.

#2: Assertive

Scorpio is confident- and unwavering.

For some, giving in may be the best option. But Scorpio does not back down from what they believe in. They are firm in their convictions and are willing to defend it.

When people initially don’t see things the way Scorpio does, they always make sure that the former will eventually come to believe them.

#3: Courageous

The word “retreat” has never entered Scorpio’s vocabulary- and it never will!

Owing to Scorpio’s ties with Mars, they do not fear challenges and drawbacks. They know that going forward is the only way to win. Because of this, they charge all difficulty head-on.

Core Weaknesses

#1: Jealous

Scorpio is notorious for being possessive. They don’t like to share!

Because they know exactly what they want, Scorpio hates the thought that the thing (or person) they desire will not always be theirs. It is so embedded in their character that they don’t notice it appearing!

It is also notable that their obsession also stems from this feeling of intense want.

#2: Distrusting

Scorpio sees truth as sacred. Thus, they hate breaking oaths or spilling secrets.

Unfortunately, this trait disables them from trusting anyone except themselves. Scorpio is very suspicious of other people and has a strong dislike for betrayal.

It also prevents them from opening up to others. Thus, people may sometimes perceive Scorpio to be cold and unfeeling.

#3: Disruptive

The ancients believed that Pluto “created” winter when he kidnapped Proserpina, the goddess of spring. He did this to force the goddess to marry him.

Scorpio inherited this violent behavior. With the right motivations, they would literally do anything to get what they crave for– and damn the consequences!

Career Paths for Scorpio

Intensely focused and fiercely committed, Scorpio has a penchant for demanding jobs. They are ready to take on work that many see as physically and emotionally taxing.

Ardent, confident, and fearless, these individuals prefer to work on the sidelines. Yet, when called to serve and take the lead, they remain uncompromising in maintaining excellence.

When Scorpio loves what they are doing, they devote themselves to it entirely. This enables them to function well in careers that need concentration and attention. Their options range from being a surgeon, biologist, and even a coroner!

Scorpio is self-assured, and they want people to be like that too. Because of this, they can engage in jobs that help people find their purpose. Becoming a psychiatrist and a life coach are just some of their choices. Those who are gifted with divine abilities can also opt to be an astrologer.

Lastly, Scorpio’s daring attitude allows them to venture into fields perceived to be dangerous. They could be a detective, investigative journalist, or an intelligence agent. Combined with their innate discretion and unwillingness to divulge sensitive information, these careers will be a breeze for them.

Scorpio will no doubt find stability in careers that make their dominant traits useful. Indeed, they embody the saying: “Work hard in silence, let success make the noise.”

Scorpio in Love


Scorpio is a devoted and honest partner.

They are loyal to their partner and truthful in both word and deed. They may be a bit mysterious, but they value transparency in their relationships. Being faithful is essential to Scorpio because they believe that it is the foundation of a strong and lasting relationship.

Since they are fixed water, Scorpio wants intimacy and is deeply emotional. When they are in love, they allow themselves to be vulnerable. They show a side of themselves that is different from what people typically see.

When alone with their partner, they let go of their dark and brooding persona. Deep inside, they are passionate, romantic, and sensitive. This is the reason why Scorpio loves to keep their relationship private. They don’t want people to disturb the peace that love gives them.

Yet Scorpio has to understand that being too possessive is toxic and suspicion breeds mistrust.

They want to keep their lover within their sight every single time. When their partner attends to their other priorities, it causes Scorpio to become uneasy. They feel like they are losing their partner, even if the latter is just doing their work!

Scorpio also doubts their partner’s sincerity. They always question their lover’s truthfulness. Without knowing it, they have already eroded one of the fundamental parts of a successful relationship.

Despite this, Scorpio is candid. They want their significant other to trust them fully. They want to clarify that their intentions are without malice, and they want only the best for them and their lover.

When you and your Scorpio partner are in a lovers’ quarrel, be direct and open with them. Let your emotions flow and do not hold back. Explain to them your side thoroughly, while also listening to their points. Bear in mind not to escalate things into a full-scale conflict.

Having a Scorpio as your significant other will undoubtedly bring a new meaning to the words “private but not boring” into your life!

Best Healing Crystals for Scorpio zodiac signs


Being passionate and emotional is characteristic of Scorpio. Sometimes though, it can get the better of themselves.

Sodalite will then help them in calming down and preventing unwanted thoughts. It assists in making Scorpio rationalize their feelings and act accordingly.


Scorpio is often bitter about what had happened to them in their past. Even the things that happened in their childhood is still an open wound.

Having Rhodochrosite will help ease these grievances in Scorpio’s heart. It encourages them to let go of their resentment and forgive. The stone also helps them in moving on and welcoming new beginnings.

Rutilated Quartz

Anxiety about almost everything is one of Scorpio’s weaknesses. Without knowing it, they attract negative energy by letting their gloomy thoughts take over them.

This stone will help Scorpio clear their thoughts of all their fears and worries. It helps them feel secure and allows for their positive traits to shine through.

10 Tips and Tricks for Scorpio

#1: Obsession is unhealthy

There is nothing wrong with being occasionally come over by an intense wanting for something.

Unfortunately, there are times that it becomes damaging. Fixation can cause you to become delusional, or worse, violent. You may not notice it immediately, but it may cause harm to you. It can also extend to what you’re crazy over, especially if it is a person.

Besides, some things that you are intensely infatuated over may only be temporary. You may end up disappointed if it doesn’t turn out to be precisely what you thought it to be.

#2: Trust is necessary

“Trust no one” might be your motto, but without trust, you are nothing.

As a Scorpio, you have always been implicitly trusting people. You rely on waiters at restaurants to serve you clean food. You are confident that the train operator will get you to the next station.

The point is, if you can trust strangers with your life, why not those who are close to you? These are people who, to a degree, know you enough.

Learn to have faith in people, especially with those you love. Not only will it unburden the weight of your emotional baggage, but it also fosters close human connections.

#3: Don’t be a troublemaker

Being assertive doesn’t mean you have a free pass to go wild (in a wrong way).

Yes, being forceful is vital to make people understand the gravity of a situation. But this does not include going in an all-out riot just to make yourself seem important.

Channeling your inner Pluto will only make a relatively “chill” situation to go nuclear. If anything, it will only make you lose your credibility. People will only remember the disorder you caused, and not what you actually want to make them aware of.

#4: Your feelings should not get in the way of rationality

The emotions that you feel may sometimes exceed their limit. They take up too much of your mind that you often forget what made you react that way.

While they are natural, you sometimes have to set aside these feelings. When assessing something, you need to have a clear and open mind. It doesn’t mean, though, that you should stop being sensitive.

Instead, it means drawing essential takeaways from what you felt. 

Ask yourself these questions: why did it make me feel that way? Is how I felt making me act abnormally? How can I respond better?

#5: Revenge is not always sweet

Contrary to what popular media propagates, wanting to get even is not glamorous. In reality, it is unnecessary and messy.

Holding grudges is expected (just ask Capricorn!). But just because someone did you wrong doesn’t give you the authority to destroy their lives. Damaging a person’s reputation because they didn’t say sorry after spilling iced tea and splattering icing on your shirt five years ago is… overkill.

Hindus believe in the concept of karma- attracting either positive or negative energies after doing something. Let karma do its thing to your offender, and you will find that the world conspiring on your behalf is better than taking matters in your own hands (and you can avoid expensive lawsuits).

#6: Nothing is yours forever

Getting what you’ve always wanted is the best. This is especially true when you worked hard for it for so long, and now finally, it’s yours.

But everything is temporary. Even life is nothing but a fleeting second in the cosmic scale.

Be gracious when letting go of something (or someone). Thank them for the time and happiness they gave you. If it is a person, wish them luck in their future endeavors. Most of all, don’t harbor ill feelings.

Accepting the “what has been” will make way for the “what will be.” You may not realize it yet, but those that replace the things in your past are almost always better.

#7: Openness is the key


Bottling all you feel inside may be fine and dandy- at first. But the more you push it down, the more explosive it gets. Think of it like the Mentos and Coke experiments you did in elementary: it’s nasty and messy!

Emotions work that way too. If you don’t let it out, it will eat you from the inside. The resentment that you feel may take control of you and damage your relationship with others.

Being vocal may be the last thing in your mind, but it is essential. If you have something to express, say it. When people are aware of what they did, they most likely will stop doing it to you.

#8: Approach things with caution

Your fiery personality empowers you to charge without regard for difficulty. But it may also bring you more harm than good.

Assess your situation carefully. Think everything through: is it worth it? Why am I doing this?

Being too impulsive will only spell disaster. When you aren’t wise enough to draw up even a rudimentary game plan, things will go quickly downhill.

#9: Act with the consequences in mind

In connection with the previous tip, thinking of the possible outcomes is also essential.

Even the First Law of Motion says it: every action has an equal and opposite reaction. When you’re about to agree to that drinking game, it may be wise to consider this: can I still get home in one piece? What if I crash my car and die?

Letting your fiery passions to take over is not ideal. Your emotions may motivate you, but your mind must be the one controlling you.

#10: You don’t have the authority to force people

Taking charge of a situation is your thing. You want everything to go as smoothly as possible.

Sometimes though, your want for control extends to people around you. You want them to do precisely what you want. This might be because you believe that your plans are foolproof. Or perhaps, you want to have authority over others because you don’t trust them enough to do their homework.

When you feel like your authority is not respected, you become angry and brooding. For example, you don’t like your girlfriend to wear shorts “for safety.” But she refuses and insists that she is free to wear what she wants (and she’s right).

You only have two options in this situation: throw a tantrum, or be mature and understand her choice.

People are not inanimate things. They have thoughts, feelings, and free will. When they refuse to do your orders, respect their decision.

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