Ruler: Pluto, Mars
8th Sign of the Zodiac
Metal: Steel, Iron
Stone: Topaz, Opal
Color: Gold, Purple, Maroon
Anatomy: Genital organs, bladder, bowels
Keywords: passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling, determined, probing, fixed, focused.
Take a look at a scorpion; it features two lobster-like claws. When a scorpion snags its prey, it inflicts a sting with its tail, to disable the victim. Scorpios tend to be pretty cunning, and sometimes vengeful.
Dual nature of Scorpio: An alternate symbol for the Scorpio is the Eagle. The Golden Eagle is often seen as a symbol of courage – and power. An eagle embodies clear vision, intelligence. . . and freedom..
Scorpios have a keen ability to “see” things more clearly than do others. It’s how they use this uncanny ability that’s important. Will the scorpio in your life act more like a scorpion – or an eagle?
The actual symbol is in the shape of a letter “M,” with a protruding tail. The curves indicate the sign’s grounded nature, ending in an upward-turned arrow. This symbolizes the need for action, usually aimed at a higher purpose. Some think that the symbol represents the male genitals, which would make a lot of sense – after all, the sign of Scorpio is strongly connected to the human sex drive.