Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac. It is also known as the sign of the scorpion. If Scorpio is your lunar sign, then this guide is for you. The horoscope presented here is based on the ancient science of Vedic astrology, also known as the Sidereal or star-based system of astrology. It is a moon-based approach rather than the sun-based approach common to western astrology. In this article, you’ll learn all about your strengths, weaknesses, compatibility, ideal careers, and more.
Scorpio is known as वृश्चिक (vrishchika) in Sanskrit, or “scorpion.” Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general make-up of the Scorpio sign is below:
Sign of the Scorpion. Scorpio natives are intense and secretive. They may react harshly if provoked.
Ruled by Mars. Mars is the planet of war, explosions, sudden events, and land. Martian individuals are hard-working and self-confident.
A water sign. Those with a Scorpio moon are perceptive, artistic, and sentimental.
A fixed sign. Persons born under this sign are steady, predictable, and slow to change.
A feminine sign. This makes the native receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.
As a Martian sign, Scorpios are natural fighters. They are composed and calm on the exterior, but within they are bursting with energy and power. At a moment’s notice, you can spring into action. You are hard-working and you possess great inner strength.
Symbolized by the scorpion, this sign is known to produce honest and straightforward individuals. You’re not swayed by fashion or politics — you speak your mind without fear of how others will react. Scorpios have an uncanny way about them. You are very comfortable simply being you. You avoid pretense, and you rarely cater to the demands of those around you.
Scorpios are generally quiet and reserved. They tend to mind their own business. They are sharp thinkers with an artistic imagination. They are powerful and convincing speakers, and they will not hesitate to speak out when they see injustice.
The combination of fiery mars with this water sign of scorpio produces a person capable of colossal transformation. You aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, and your radical tendencies are an inspiration to others.
Scorpios are tactical and precise. You manage your money well, and can succeed in a number of professions, including those in the realms of spirituality and mysticism. However, you may feel an urge to travel frequently, which could make long-term employment difficult.
Recommended careers: Scorpios make excellent surgeons, business professionals, naval or military officers, scientists, chemists, lawyers, political advisors, and administrators.
Careers to avoid: You may want to avoid roles that require a high degree of charisma or charm. For example, a career in television, sales, or diplomacy would not be the best fit for a Scorpio.
Scorpios are known for being honest and straightforward, but they can sometimes be severe critics. They have a sharp tongue, and may unintentionally hurt friends or family members by their harsh way of speaking. You can sometimes be tactless and insensitive to the feelings of others. If you feel someone deserves punishment, you may act cruelly toward them.
The force with which you pursue your goals makes you ignore or trample over others. You may have a hard time adjusting your own desires for the sake of others. This causes others to perceive you as callous and hard-hearted. It’s not that you’re incapable of compassion—you simply hold others to the same high standards to which you hold yourself.
Scorpios are not known for their generosity. They may earn the reputation of being a miser. This can lead to the development of a cold outlook towards life, which can negatively impact physical and mental health. For this reason, Scorpios may have a shorter lifespan than their peers. However, this risk can be offset by cultivating your interest in the metaphysical through meditation and prayer.
You can balance your natural strengths and offset your weak tendencies by putting some effort into the following areas:
- Give in charity. Whether you give your money or your time, charitable acts help to soften the heart and generate feelings of compassion for those who are less fortunate.
- Restrain your speech. Be sure to think carefully before you speak. Words have tremendous power, and they can cause damage when wielded carelessly.
- Learn a musical instrument. Music brings light to life, even in its darkest moments. Developing a love for music will help you keep a positive outlook.
Scorpio-natives do not excel in interpersonal relationships. However, they can make close connections with others who admire their sincere and intense approach to life.
Scorpios can make friends with those who have similar intellectual or spiritual interests. However, if you aren’t careful, your tendency to speak your mind without restraint may cause you to say something hurtful. This can damage or even end friendships.
Your relationship with your mother and may be strained. You may become separated from your parents over time. Your children will be interested in spirituality. You are likely to get along well with them.
Scorpio-natives are passionate lovers. They can form an intense bond with their significant other. However, there is a risk of falling “head-over-heels” for a person without checking to ensure the two of you are actually compatible for the long-term. You may become attracted to men or women or are not available.
In Vedic astrology, compatibility in relationships is a complex science that takes many different factors into account. It’s always helpful to consult with an experienced astrologer who can carefully consider yours and your partner’s individual charts.
Nonetheless, there are general patterns of compatibility across signs. These signs are usually a good match for Scorpio:
The Sexes at a Glance
The Scorpio Man
- Outwardly calm, but aggressive within
- Difficult to understand
- Enjoys a good struggle
The Scorpio Woman
- Loyal friend
- Dedicated wife
Each planet oversees different areas of life. Saturn is the slowest-moving of the planets, and his influence is often accompanied by hard lessons.
When Saturn passes through the native’s moon sign, as well as the one before and after it, this is known as sade sati, or “Saturn’s Grind.” During this period, one experiences heavy karmic reactions. However, by adopting the right attitude, this can be a period of tremendous personal growth.
For Scorpios, the periods of sade sati are as follows:
- November 25, 1952 — February 1, 1961
- October 5, 1982 — March 20, 1990
- November 14, 2011 — January 23, 2020
- January 27, 2041 — March 6, 2049
- November 4, 2070 — January 14, 2079
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