The Scorpion is one intense little creature, with enough poison in its
own tail to disable or kill a much larger opponent. But the problem
with this kind of built-in biological weaponry is that it must be
mastered in order to be used most effectively. You Scorpios can use
your "stinger" for self-defense, using your powerful emotional
awareness to render your opponent harmless. But there is a sexual
component of poisonous tail also, and until Scorpio learns to control
those strong urges, Scorpio may find yourself in uncomfortable
Scorpio is the only sign that has three animal
totems. First, there is the well-known Scorpion with its active tail.
Second, as the Scorpio learns to master its passion and hold its
instincts at bay, it changes into the Eagle. The Eagle has more
perspective, for it flies high above the surface of circumstances,
swooping down with its power only to kill prey for food. In its third
form, the Scorpion becomes the always-peaceful dove. The real meaning
of Scorpio is thus shown. Scorpio is about metamorphosis. Scorpios
transform the painful poisons of possessive passion into a higher
consciousness based on universal love.
The Scorpio motto might
be "What is hidden is more interesting than what is obvious." You are
the detectives of the zodiac. Your magnetic personality draws others to
you. But you can also be secretive yourself, for you learn early on
that when you express everything, others may be scared by the power of
your feelings. You desperately want to have someone to merge with your
feelings, but can become cold and withdrawn when hurt in love. You have
the magic to light up the dark, but sometimes you would benefit by
looking at the positive side of things rather than going into the
darkness at all.
Element: Water Astrologically, the
water element symbolizes emotion. Water runs deep; it seeks its own
level and will flow until it has found it. The cycle of water is
endless with the snows falling in the mountains and melting. The
mountain streams join to make the great rivers that run to the sea. The
tides and currents churn the oceans. Similarly, our feelings are
flowing as they connect the present with past experiences. Sometimes
the waters are so deep that we cannot put words to our feelings.
water of Scorpio is fixed and frozen, but it is a mistake to think that
ice doesn't flow. It does flow -- and with great power. Think of a
glacier, moving so very slowly, yet with enough power to flatten a
forest or even a mountain.
Eighth House: Transformation Since
the Second House is the House of Possessions, the Eighth House opposite
it, is about what other people have. This can include sexual issues,
for they usually involve another person. It is also about the ultimate
transformation -- death -- but not necessarily your own. It could be
said that the Eighth House is what we don't know and what we cannot
understand. It is surely a House of Hidden Power.
Key Planet: Pluto Pluto
is the Lord of the Underworld. If this sounds scary, it demands a bit
more explanation, for Pluto symbolizes everything that is beneath our
consciousness. This isn't about the Hell where we are punished. Rather,
it is the Hell that William Blake describes as a place "so beautiful
that it would torment an angel to insanity." As the key planet for
Scorpio, Pluto is intense and powerful, representing those things that
we don't or can't understand. And it is from these hidden Plutonic
spaces that magical transformations arise.
Scorpio Greatest Strength: Your passion about your feelings
Scorpio Possible Weakness: Need for secrecy can be isolating