Scorpio or Vrischika is the eighth sign of the Zodiac. It is indicated by a Scorpion. The symbol of Scorpio is indicated by masculine sexual parts. In heavens it starts from 210 degrees and extends up to 239 degrees. The Sun stays in Scorpio from 16 November to 15 December as per sidereal zodiac which is followed by Vedic Astrologers and 23 October to 22 November as per Tropical Zodiac followed by Western Astrologers. The entry and exit dates of the Sun for any particular zodiac sign dose vary by one day during some years.
Scorpio is ruled by the planet Mars and Pluto (as per modern western astrology), it is fixed, watery, feminine sign, governs sexual organs and the eighth house of the horoscope. It characteristics are deep mystical personality, strong emotions, transcendental drive, attractiveness of beyond and death, passion and depth. It symbolizes personality that is attracted to self-destruction and transcendence of limitation of physical existence; goal is transcendence of corporal, and material self-consciousness.
Scorpio is one of the most powerful signs because of their strong will and determination to accomplish whatever they attempt to do. Their analytical mind, strong intuition, reasoning powers, perception, long-range planning ability, magnetism, and energy are assurances of success. As a fixed sign, they have very definite opinions. These opinions can be so rigid that no amount of persuasion will make them change their minds. Since their unconscious mind is more in control than their conscious mind, they lose all sense of judgment under criticism. Under attack, they make effective use of both silence and sarcasm. Unfortunately, their sarcasm can become vindictive. They can, and will, wait a long time in order to get even. It is hard to deceive a Scorpio. Their intuition enables them to understand the motives of other people. They receive very strong first impressions of others experiencing either a liking or a dislike for the person involved. Any work a Scorpio becomes involved in must be important, or appear to be important. Trivialities bore them. They want to become totally engrossed in any task. Like their element, water, they are deep and mysterious. They are considered the most highly sexed sign in the zodiac. It would be far more accurate to describe them as individuals whose intensity of feelings projects them into whatever they are doing. This could be their work, their politics, their fun, or their love life. This emotional intensity, when properly channeled, gives Scorpio great endurance. They battle against seemingly severe odds. Sometimes, in their battles, they trample on others in the process. This is why they are classified as saints or sinners. Basically, they are self-sufficient, but not necessarily self-assured. They are generally healthy, but can be inclined to overindulgence in food, drugs, sex, and alcohol.
Scorpio like all other zodiac signs contains three Nakshatra or lunar mansion, which are one third of the Vishakha Nakshatra, entire Anuradha Nakshatra and entire Jyestha Nakshatra.
Scorpio House in Natal Chart indicates: You need Endurance, deep involvement. Here is where you may have placed many of your emotions and intensities. Even secrecy is part of this particular energy patterns. Be aware that you may be dealing with sub-conscious needs. Place of transformation. The seeds of self-control, non-combativeness, and discipline in allowing others their space, need abundant water and sunshine.
Quality: Fixed or Static
Ruling Planet: Mars (god of battles & war)
Symbol: The Scorpion
Part of the Body: Sexual Organs
Exaltation sign of: None
Debilitation Sign of: Moon
Determent Sign of: Venus
Lucky Numbers: 9
Lucky Years: 18, 27, 36 & 45
Lucky Planets: Sun & Moon
Lucky Gemstone (Vedic): Red Coral
Lucky Gemstone (Western): Topaz
Lucky Metal: Iron & Plutonium
Lucky Color: Dark Red, Crimson & Maroon
Lucky Direction: South West
Lucky Perfume: Saimeze benzoin
Lucky God: Lord Kartikeya
Positive traits of Scorpio: Regenerative, Resourcefulness, Investigative, Determined, Forceful, Intuitive, Powerful, Passionate, Magnetic & Survival Instincts.
Negative traits of Scorpio: Jealousy, Envious, Resentful, Compulsive, Obsessive, Secretive, Possessiveness, Misuse of Passion, Willfulness & Vindictiveness.
Flowers: Chrysanthemum, Rhododendron, Geraniums, Anemones Heather & Gardenias.
Trees: Blackthorn, Brich, Thorn Apple, Bushy Trees & Various Cacti.
Herbs: Aloe Vera, Ginseng, Milk Thistle, Black Cohosh & Senna.
Animals: Insects and Crustaceans.
Countries: Norway, Algeria, Morocco, Tahiti, Norway, Algeria, Korea, Syria & Uruguay.
Cities: Liverpool, New Orleans, Newcastle, Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, Milwaukee & Halifax.
Indira Gandhi: 19th November 1920
Nostradamus: 14th December 1503
Robert Vaughn: 22nd November 1932
Boris Becker: 22nd November 1967
Tina Turner: 26th November 1939
Bruce Lee: 27th November 1940
Mark Twain: 30th November 1835
Winston Churchill: 30th November 1874
Britney Spears: 2nd December 1981
Walt Disney: 5th December 1901
Kim Basinger: 8th December 1953
Meg Ryan: 19th November 1961
Danny DeVito: 17th November 1944
Dilip Kumar: 11th December 1922
Edwin Hubble: 20th November 1889
Most Compatible: Leo & Sagittarius
Average Compatible: Aries, Gemini, Libra & Aquarius
Least Compatible: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn & Pisces
Scorpio rules over the prostate gland and reproductive system, Scorpio's main function governing the colon. Scorpio implicates diseases of the back and heart, thyroid and eye. Planets afflicted in Scorpio can indicate constipation hemorrhoids, diseases of the reproductive system, prostate gland and bladder infections.
All occupations ruled by Mars, Pluto and the eighth house except things made by fire, the peculiar property of the fiery sign Aries. Scorpio is connected with all occupations having to do with death or things of the dead like people working in cemeteries, burial ground and all things related to insurance, wills and inheritance. Any job related with radiology, x-ray and repair or reconstruction of anything including Mechanics and Machinists. Scorpio is good at getting to bottom of things and as such includes investigators, researchers and detectives.
If a person is born between 16th to 25 November, the Sun remains in the 1st Decan of Scorpio ruled by Mars.
It depicts a reserved, shrewd and secretive disposition. There are two distinct types of people born under this, the ignorant and the highly mystical. The weakest people born here are those who have no control over their criminal senses while the strongest are the mystical and intelligent. If a person is born between 26th November to 5th December the Sun remains in the 2nd Decan of Scorpio ruled by Jupiter.
Fate is usually unfortunate and often disastrous. If the native is born into a wretched environment he rarely succeeds in raising himself above mediocrity. They seldom produce their own opportunities and their life is simply in the hands of chance. If a person is born between 6th to 15 December, the Sun remains in the 3rd Decan of Scorpio ruled by Moon.
It awakens the sensitive nature of the sign and provides a keen desire for emotional attachment thus reducing the selfishness inherent in Scorpio's influence. However this position increases the jealous tendencies. He will have to be careful of this otherwise it may ruin his life.
The mysterious Scorpion may turn out to be the best friend you have ever had or your worst enemy. The first rule of friendship with a Scorpio is that you never, ever cross them. Their sting is strong, and they never forget a wrong done to them. That said, it's fairly easy to keep your Scorpio friendship intact, and, as soon as you prove that you are worthy of their devotion, they will be a loyal comrade. You will never know what is on their mind, and you may not have any idea where you stand with them, but their secrets will always fascinate you. Scorpio does not have too many friends, but they hold on tight to the ones they do. Friendship is not the most important thing in their lives, but they will stay true to a long-term companion. Friendship with the Scorpion will always be full of surprises.
Scorpio want someone fearless, who is willing to create the ultimate romance, one which will take them to greater heights than ever before. When this works, the Scorpion's passions are unleashed with hurricane force. If, however, the romance fails then bouts of jealousy may be the unwelcome result. Ruling planets Mars and Pluto might prompt Scorpio to think that romance is a clash of wills. Scorpions are possessed of a steely determination and a strong sense of what is best for them. Thankfully, this often takes into account their partner, and they are quick to be giving with the right lover, and to make their life very easy. As long as the Scorpion wins, there will be harmony in the mating game. When in love, the Scorpion can be intensely passionate, a rush of fluid feelings in keeping with this Water-born sign. A lover who is willing to discover what's really beneath the surface will serve very well.
Scorpio child need lots of love and an opportunity of exercising their own ability to solve their problems. A helping hand should be extended only when the child asks for it. Give them plenty of things to do because of their emotional energy. Most of them enjoy swimming and find it relaxing. They are also attracted to active sports. Because of their tendency to secretiveness, allow them to plan surprises for the family or others. They should be encouraged to help take care of younger children in order to develop their protective instincts. Otherwise, they are inclined to be jealous of younger siblings. These children need to learn that the deep feelings they experience are okay. If not, they may develop an emotional coldness in order to hide or repress their natural sensitivity. Parents must learn to observe subtle changes in the child in order to understand them better.
A Scorpio parent enjoys his children, but they can be too demanding and strict. They like to see their children busy. They find it hard to grant favors when asked. It is easier for them to grant a favor if it is their own idea. It would be wise for them to tell their child that they will "think about it and give an answer later." This gives them the opportunity of weighing the pros and cons of the favor before reaching a decision.
Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised February 2016
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