Scorpio symbol

Element: Water.

Quality: Fixed.

Animal: Serpent, Scorpion and Eagle.

I desire.


Ruler: Pluto.

Pluto is the smallest planet in our solar system.

The glyph of Scorpio represents the body of a Scorpion.

Gems related to Scorpio



The name comes from the Greek word "haima", meaning "blood" because it will streak red when rubbed against a harder substance.

Notables born under the sign of Scorpio

Jose Gregorio Hernandez

* José Gregorio Hernández.

* Andrés Bello.

* Carlos Fuentes.

* Miguel Hernández.

* Marie Curie.

* Pablo Picasso.

* Georges Bizet.

* Simón Rodríguez.

How much Scorpio do you have?

If your Sun sign is Scorpio, it is quite probable that you think "I desire as only a Scorpio can", as Scorpio's motto is "I desire". However, there may be some Scorpio in you even if your natal Sun is not in that sign.

The position of the Sun describes our core, our essence (it is not a coincidence that the Sun's symbol is a circle with a dot in the centre!). Therefore, a person born when the Sun was in Scorpio can identify with the Scorpion attributes in a deep and shrewd manner ... depth and shrewdness are certainly very Scorpionic! However, every person is a mosaic of energies and each astrological factor represents various facets of our configuration; that is why the Scorpio energy can be part of your potential at a different level from the Sun. Some people may have several astrology points in Scorpio, while others just have a few or none in this sign.

I will describe in broad brushstrokes what Scorpio can mean when it manifests through some astrological variables so you may have an idea.

If your Ascendant is Scorpio (a.k.a. Rising sign), you will recognize certain level of determination and sharpness in you as far as the way you begin your activities is concerned. In addition, you will tend to present yourself to the world with magnetism and silence.

The Moon can be in any sign of the Zodiac independently of the Sun's position at birth. Consequently, your emotional style may have the controlled intensity so characteristic of Scorpio, even if, for example, you are a gentle Pisces.

If your Sun sign is Libra, Scorpio or Sagittarius, then it is possible that Mercury was in Scorpio when you were born and this will grant you a sharp mind as well as a communication style that uses few, but very accurate words (for example, a person with the Sun in Sagittarius can be very expansive, but he/she will tend to limit his/her words if Mercury is in Scorpio). Likewise, if your Sun sign is Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius or Capricorn, it is probable that Venus is in Scorpio in your birth chart, which will influence you to live your personal relationships very intensely, even if you have a serene essence (e.g. a Sun in Virgo).

The planet Mars can manifest in your case through Scorpio, no matter what your Sun sign is and if so, your physical energy can reach very high levels promoted by your willpower and your need to reaffirm yourself can be manifested through enigmatic activities. Analogously, Jupiter can be in Scorpio in your natal chart independently of your Sun sign, which will express enjoyment of investigative activities and determined authority exertion at various levels. If Saturn is in the sign of the Scorpion in your birth chart, you will try to assume responsibilities firmly and you will acquire experience through deep emotional situations.

If you belong to the generation of people born under Uranus in Scorpio, you will promote changes to achieve a total and drastic regeneration, with no turning back.

The essence of Scorpio is to regenerate by going deeply into things with a sharp and psychic approach, which can be expressed through any of the areas referred above and at different levels, both positive and not so evolutionary, depending on your birth chart as a whole and your free will.

You can make good use of the best Scorpio can give you in the area where you have received that energy, but it will all depend on the conscious choices you make. Destructive storms can result from going deeply into circumstances with lucidity and an intense emotional contact, but such approach can also promote the transformation needed to evolve.

Do you recognize something of Scorpio in you?

Body parts ruled by Scorpio

Sex organs, rectum and anus.

Colours associated to Scorpio





Blood red

Blood red