In astrology, a birth or natal chart refers to a map that shows the position of the planets during a person’s birth. Included in our natal chart are the twelve signs of the Zodiac, which also pertains to the constellations. Each zodiac sign is associated with specific personality traits, characteristics, and potential.
People born under Scorpio, the eighth house of the Zodiac, are known to be intuitive and emotional. They’re vengeful yet loyal; stubborn yet passionate and determined. Scorpios are one of the most psychic among all the signs (joining Pisces and Cancer), and they possess the potential to be mediums because of their empathic abilities.
Our birth chart can reveal an exceptional amount of information about ourselves once studied accordingly. It’s significant to note that each astrological sign has many aspects to it, but its primary nature can be described by its quality and nature.
All About Scorpio (October 24 to November 22)
Scorpio’s symbol is, as befits it, the Scorpion, which is a predatory arachnid with grasping pincers and a tail with a poisonous sting. This sign’s ruling planet is Pluto, and its ancient ruler is Mars.
Scorpio as a Water Sign
Empedocles, a Greek philosopher, introduced the notion that all matter is composed of four elements, namely, water, fire, air, and earth. He emphasized that these elements don’t pertain only to physical materials but also to spiritual manifestations.
Later on, Aristotle, another Greek philosopher, developed Empedocles’ ideas and henceforth assigned each of the signs to one of the four elements. Three signs are governed by each of the four elements, and the zodiac signs belonging to the same element exhibit similar traits.
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are water signs, and all three possess yin or feminine energy. Because the element of water is associated with feelings, emotions, and the subconscious, water signs are known to be emotional and intuitive.
Scorpio, like Cancer and Pisces, usually possesses not only a strong intuition but also psychic abilities. More often than not, Scorpios have clairsentience or clear-feeling, which is the ability to tune into the energy of people, animals, objects, and the environment. When unaware of the intuitive or psychic abilities they possess, a Scorpio can bring harm to themselves and others.
All three signs are receptive to their environment and can uncover the hidden mysteries of life without much difficulty. They’re experts in unearthing information, most especially the Scorpio. Researchers, strategists, investigators, detectives, and the likes often have Scorpio as their zodiac sign.
In addition to that, the mind of a Scorpio works in different ways compared to the other signs. They look at problems and issues from different angles and perspectives, and when they have a goal, they’ll do anything to achieve it. Willpower, determination, and endurance are Scorpio’s greatest strengths, after all.
Looking at the other side of the coin, the water signs, when negative, can use their empathic abilities to manipulate others. Scorpios, in particular, tend to be secretive, jealous, possessive, and forceful.
Scorpio as a Fixed Sign
Aside from the signs’ elements that form a triad, the zodiac signs are also categorized into three qualities: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Each of these rules over four zodiac signs, which form a cosmic cross.
The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, and they’re mostly associated with empowerment, performance, order, and assessment. Taurus (the complementary sign of Scorpio) obtains and uses resources for their direct disposal. Meanwhile, Scorpio is proficient at utilizing the energies and materials of others for the good of all the parties involved.
Planets in the Signs
Sun in Scorpio
Included in our natal chart is the ten planets, wherein each of them is in a sign. In astrology, the Sun and the Moon are commonly referred to as planets. Therefore, we have a Sun sign, Moon sign, Mercury sign, and so on.
The planets and their locations have a significant effect on our personality traits, qualities, characteristics, and potential. The Sun, for example, represents our ego or consciousness, while the Moon expresses our attitudes and emotional responses to daily life in general.
Those who have a Sun in Scorpio are intense individuals that detest failure. They’re driven by passion and desire and are quite enigmatic and fierce. Emotions usually fuel a Scorpio’s actions, and hence, they can be overly jealous and possessive.
As previously mentioned, Scorpios are known for their determination. These attributes are worthy of praise when used for a good cause. However, there’s a thin line between strong willpower and viciousness, and those with a Scorpio Sun must be aware of this.
Moon in Scorpio
As stated earlier, our Moon sign represents our emotional response to the happenings in our life. Combined with the attributes of Scorpio, a water sign, a Moon in Scorpio indicates emotional intensity.
Those with a Scorpio Moon in their birth charts are perceptive, mysterious, and charismatic. Because they’re like sponges that can absorb the slightest change in energy and vibration in other people and their surroundings, they tend to protect themselves by being reserved. Hence, there are times when they seem secretive or aloof.
Individuals with a Scorpio Moon also have a strong intuition, and they might be interested in anything metaphysical and esoteric. Scorpio Moon is also associated with self-renewal and spiritual transformation, and those that have this in their chart may find it useful if they develop their psychic gifts
Mercury in Scorpio
The position of Mercury in the sign holds a significant influence on how an individual perceives their environment. Mercury represents how one processes their thoughts, as well as how they convey these ideas.
Scorpio is associated with darkness, death, and transformation. In general, this sign tends to uncover mysteries and secrets (as fueled by their determination and willpower) to discover what lies beneath the surface. A Mercury in Scorpio signifies that one has an interest in unearthing life’s mysteries, but when at a crossroad, they can be cunning and suspicious of others.
Venus in Scorpio
Venus represents how individuals respond to matters of the heart, to material possessions, to aesthetics, and the society in general. Venus in the signs provides insight into how a person values their romantic and social relationships.
People born with Venus in Scorpio are exceptionally passionate and inherently intense individuals. They’re alluring, magnetic, irresistible, very romantic, and have a high sex drive.
A negative side to those who have a Venus in Scorpio is their tendency to be too extreme and excessive. If you offend them slightly, they can be very jealous, bitter, and resentful.
A Venus in Scorpio also signifies being highly sensitive to the energies, emotions, and thoughts of others. Because they’re intuitive and have the unique ability to see behind pretenses, they often see people’s true colors.
Mars in Scorpio
Mars in the signs signifies our dominant side, including how we assert ourselves in situations for us to obtain what we desire. This planet also shows both the physical and psychical energy that we carry.
Those with Mars in Scorpio are relentless, especially in the pursuit of their goals. Nothing will keep them away from achieving success or getting what they want. This determination, courage, drive, and stubbornness can be admirable, but these traits can be a double-edged sword to them.
Jupiter in Scorpio
The planet Jupiter is strongly correlated with the concept of expansion. It represents our beliefs, principles, and ideals. Therefore, the location of Jupiter in the signs denotes our philosophies as well as moral and religious beliefs.
Individuals with a Jupiter in Scorpio tend to be emotionally involved in their pursuit of knowledge. They’re quite curious about the occult and the mystical aspects of spirituality. They also have a firm conviction when it comes to their principles and religious beliefs.
Jupiter in the signs shows not just a person’s beliefs but also their benevolence and the financial gains they’ll most likely receive. People born with Jupiter in Scorpio have good luck in joint finances.
Saturn in Scorpio
In astrology, if Jupiter is associated with expansion, Saturn is concerned with restriction. Saturn brings order and structure in our lives, and it’s a steady reminder that there are boundaries and limitations we must respect.
Saturn in Scorpio indicates one’s drive in achieving their goals, all while knowing their responsibilities, commitments, and limitations. Saturn is associated with the figure of a father who enforces order and structure. Hence, people with a Saturn in Scorpio are known for their tenacity and steadfastness.
Uranus in Scorpio
Because Uranus is a slow-moving planet, it spends around seven years in each of the signs in the Zodiac. Therefore, its influence extends over many generations. Uranus is associated with intuition, change, innovation, and attainment of freedom.
As previously mentioned, Scorpio represents death and transformation. Those with a Uranus in Scorpio take pride in their ability to take decisive actions. However, they’re the type to believe that the ends justify the means, regardless of the negative impacts it might entail.
Neptune in Scorpio
More than Uranus, Neptune spends roughly 13 years in each of the zodiac signs. Thus, its influence is more significant across generations. In astrology, Neptune is associated with fantasy, imagination, and mysticism.
Scorpio is regarded as the sex sign, and Neptune is a planet that rules escapism, which includes addiction to toxic substances (such as drugs and alcohol). If you have a Neptune in Scorpio in your chart, it’s best to be cautious and not allow your overwhelming emotions to exploit your natural desires.
Pluto in Scorpio
Pluto, the ruling planet of Scorpio, represents growth, change, and transformation, just as how Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld, governs death and rebirth. Similar to Uranus and Neptune, the influence of Pluto in the signs extends to generations rather than single individuals.
People with a Pluto in Scorpio have a deep understanding of how the world operates. They accept unwarranted events like tragedies and deaths with a better attitude because they believe that it’s merely inevitable. Their weakness is that they can be too pessimistic at times.
The celestial bodies hold a significant influence on our personality traits, characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses. After all, the microcosmos reflects the macro cosmos and vice versa, and it’s best portrayed by the famous saying “as above, so below.”
Professional psychics on this website who specialize in astrology and birth chart readings can help you in uncovering the many aspects of your individuality. Psychic advisors can also assist you in tapping into your unique gifts and help you develop them. For the more psychic signs such as Scorpio, developing one’s psychic abilities can bring many benefits.