Scorpio Zodiac Sign

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

About Me

I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I'm also an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here's my personal website:


Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients

The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Tarot Meaning
Tarot Meaning

Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online
I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.

Scorpio Zodiac Sign

Horoscope Traits of the Scorpion


The Scorpio Characteristics in Astrology

The Scorpio Sign.The Scorpio horoscope sign, the Scorpion, is the 8th sign of the Zodiac in the horoscope. It belongs to the element water and its quality is fixed. The Scorpio Zodiac sign is the perturber, the one who needs to stir up things and make what's hidden below the surface emerge. It's the sign of passion and of everything mysterious.

Scorpio, the Scorpion, is the eighth sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters Scorpio on or around October 23, when the autumn arrives. Scorpio belongs to the element water, its quality is fixed and its charge is negative. Its Ruler is Pluto, and Neptune exalts in it. Scorpio's motto is: "I wish."

In the horoscope chart, Scorpio brings a mysterious and unsettling character to planets or Houses therein.

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Scorpio the Perturber

The Scorpio horoscope sign has the element water, but not the waves on the surface or the playful rain from the sky. This is the deep water, in the darkness far below the surface, where few have gone. Scorpio is the horoscope sign of the hidden forces, which are mighty although they are neither known nor explicable.

That's all kinds of unknown, like the mystery of magic and the occult, but also the subconscious, making us vaguely aware of its existence through dreams and longings from deep within. Although these forces are mostly invisible, they are mighty important in how we actually live our lives, especially regarding the impulses that carry us away at times, frequently to our own frustration.

The key word for the Scorpio horoscope sign is passion, but then it must be understood that emotions of this grand scale are usually contained within us. We fear the power unleashed if we express them, so we do our best to suppress them. The Scorpio Zodiac sign in the horoscope is the same, but consciously so: Scorpio loves to have others express the strong, almost chaotic emotions we all hide inside, whereas Scorpio remains seemingly unaffected. Like a catalyst.

Scorpio mentality: The actress Greta Garbo in the film Mata Hari, from 1931.
Scorpio mentality: The actress Greta Garbo in the film Mata Hari, from 1931.

The scorpion is a relevant symbol of the Scorpio horoscope traits - a small but dangerous animal, invoking both fear and fascination. The archetype of the magician is another good example of the Scorpio horoscope character. So is the actor, who plays a role by which the feelings of others are stirred, but the actor remains unaffected.

Those with Scorpio as their horoscope Zodiac sign were born with the sun in it, between October 23 and November 21. For much more about the Scorpio Zodiac sign influence in the horoscope, see the links in the menu to the left.

Scorpio glyph (symbol)

Scorpio at a Glance

Zodiac sign:

Element / Quality:

Ruler / Exalting:




Sun sign dates:


Scorpio, the Scorpion

Water / Fixed

Pluto / Neptune


"I wish."


October 23 - November 21

The Actor

Scorpio Star Sign

The sun. Those who have Scorpio as their star sign are born when the sun was in Scorpio, normally October 23 - November 21 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more accurately - called the sun sign.

The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It's your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are.

The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it's not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself. Below you find what can be said in general about the Scorpio Horoscope Traits, based only on the sun's position.

Scorpio Horoscope Traits

Scorpio is the horoscope sign of passion, but a Scorpio is not the one to express it - that's left for family, friends and others in the environment to do. The Scorpio horoscope traits are mainly indicated, unawares, by the surroundings. Scorpio has a way of making others express all the feelings, while Scorpio remains seemingly calm.

Scorpio Is Excited by the Hidden

If your star sign is Scorpio, you're a secretive person, who enjoys strong emotions lived out through others - but you keep yourself quite restrained. A key word for Scorpio is passion, but it must be understood that passion is so strong a feeling that it can hardly be expressed. It's suppressed. Under the surface and deep inside, that's where Scorpio's passion roams.

Still, this is what makes Scorpio trigger others to live it out. You make them feel your inner turmoil without knowing its origin, which makes them confused and anxious.

Scorpio enjoys the mysterious and the incomprehensible, bringing spices and excitement to life. You crave to make your wishes come true, more like magic than by concrete action of yours, no matter how unlikely that is. Scorpio also has a taste for the bizarre. To Scorpio, life is wonderfully mysterious and would be much more dull if all the mysteries were revealed.

Scorpio, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.

Scorpio, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.

Three Different Scorpio

A Zodiac sign doesn't give exactly the same influence all through its 30. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.

If you were born at the end of October, the sun is in the beginning of Scorpio. Then you're very good at having other people live out your feelings, and it pleases you tremendously. You are mysterious, and enjoy making others confused by it.

If you were born in the beginning of November, the sun is in the middle of Scorpio. Then you keep all your emotions inside of you, and let people know very little about what you feel. You are secretive, but enjoy what people might guess about you - as long as they're not accurate. Since this is the fixed part of the sign and the Scorpio quality is fixed, those with their sun here are the most typical Scorpios, with most of its traits. That means they are excellent at hiding what's going on inside of them. So, they can be spotted, not by what they show, but by all they hide.

If you were born in the middle of November, the sun is at the end of Scorpio. In this case you're worried about your own feelings, fearing that you might not be able to suppress them enough to keep them hidden. Therefore, you get a bit intimidated when others let their feelings out - although you really want them to. You worry that their emotional outbursts might ignite yours. To you, the world is a dangerous place. You trust no one, not even yourself.

The Constellation Scorpio, by Hevelius.

Scorpio's Father in the Horoscope

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Scorpio traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.

If you have the sun in Scorpio, your relation to your father is one of uncertainty and inexplicable tension. None of you shows it, but there are worries and frustrations between you, as well as countless questions never asked aloud. You know how to play on your father's emotions, causing numbers of his outbursts, and that you do enjoy. But your father, too, knows how to get on your nerves. You rarely argue with each other, at least not loudly, but there is mostly an impression that it can happen any minute. Although you irritate each other frequently, you still enjoy each other's company - maybe mostly for the thrill of it.

Your Complete Horoscope Chart

The above is very general, to give you an idea of how the Scorpio Zodiac sign traits affect the horoscope. You need to study your complete horoscope birth chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation. Here is how you do that:

Your Own Horoscope

Scorpio Compatibility

The Scorpio horoscope sign belongs to the element water, as do Cancer and Pisces. But that doesn't necessarily mean the Scorpio Zodiac sign is particularly compatible with them, or for that matter incompatible with, say, the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

All the astrological traits of each Zodiac sign have to be considered when examining their compatibility. Read more about what it means to the Scorpio horoscope sign here:

Scorpio Compatibility

Scorpio Horoscope Forecasts

By reading the New Year Horoscope, astrology can reveal certain things about what will happen to Scorpio during the year - at least some of the most significant and life-changing events. Here are the 2014 and 2014 astrological forecasts for the Scorpio Zodiac sign (and 2014, if you're still curious about it):
Scorpio 2014 Horoscope Forecast
Scorpio 2014 Horoscope Forecast
Scorpio 2014 Horoscope Forecast

Scorpio sex horoscope

Scorpio Sex Horoscope

The horoscope also reveals what your sex life is like. That's not only done by the Zodiac sign, but also by the planets, astrological Houses, and aspects. I've made a whole section about how to track sexuality in the complete horoscope on my general astrology site:
Sex in the Horoscope

Still, why not start with an introduction to the subject, by reading what the horoscope has to say about the sexuality and sexual preferences of those born in the Scorpio Zodiac sign:

Scorpio Sex Horoscope

The Scorpio Archetype: Marilyn Manson

Scorpio Archetype

The Scorpio Zodiac sign represents a certain archetype - that of the actor or performer, making the audience go through all kinds of emotions, but remaining in control, as if hiding. More about the archetype of the Scorpio horoscope sign here:
Scorpio Archetype

The complete horoscope chart.

The Complete Horoscope

Astrology is much more than the Zodiac sign of the sun. The complete horoscope chart shows the positions of all the planets at the time of birth. It also contains the twelve astrological Houses and certain significant angles (aspects) between the planets. For all about it, go to my website on the astrological meaning of the complete horoscope:
The Complete Horoscope Chart

Zodiac Sign Traits

Your horoscope Zodiac sign is where the sun was at the time of your birth. That's why it's called your Sun Sign. It's also called Star Sign, because of the stellar constellation it represents. Here are my websites devoted to each of the Zodiac signs and their personality traits:

The Zodiac symbols.

My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. You learn what the Zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.