- Unfathomed Depths
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is ruled by Pluto
in tradional astrology)
and in turn, rules the 8th house of sex, others' money, death, and regeneration.
Because Scorpios act with all their power, no other sign has the potential for
good or evil as Scorpio. The only sign to have three symbols, they signify the
types: The Scorpion indicates one who would rather sting himself to death rather
than pass on the chance to have revenge; The Eagle soars higher than any other
(and sees farther); and The Phoenix rises (regenerates, transforms) from its own
Regeneration - Transformation: that is what Scorpio and the 8th house are all
about. The 8th rules death, but death is only a doorway to another life (transformation);
and all change is the death of something. These natives have an interest in death
and after-death states; also the 'occult' (which means 'hidden'). They have an
intense drive to investigate the nature of things and discover the whys; many
enter the psychological, scientific, and medical fields.
A Fixed Water sign, one might think of 'ice', but the secondary ruler, Mars, adds
Fire and Passion. Pluto itself is like 'Frozen Fire'. The result is a passionate
determination that stays on course, no matter what the sacrifice. Scorpios hate
perceived weakness in themselves, yet being Water, are compassionte and eager
to help others. Not the most diplomatic, they tell it like it is - when they deign
to speak at all. They are highly secretive and require a lot of 'space'. Their
intuition is well developed, and they have a gift of spotting weaknesses in others.
Scorpio's greatest problem is controlling the intensity of emotion and desire,
and the ideas of justice with perceived slights. Once he turns from playing the
"Blame Game" to working on himself, his progress is immense as he becomes
the soaring eagle. Since this sign relates to the desire principle and the sex
drive, there is tremendous emotional force behind the Scorpio's romantic involvements.
When out of proper control this can lead to possessiveness, jealousy, and violence.
Healthwise, Scorpio is one of the strongest. What can bring one down is stuffing
their intense feelings and emotions. They need an outlet. Constipation is a common
problem and symbolizes this "holding in" of the emotions in the physical
body. The colon is an area of weakness, as is the reproductive system. Since
Scorpio has such a high sex drive, it is vital that they be smart and health-conscious
in this area.
Scorpio's colors are gold, deep yellow, bright red, orange, wine, and purple;
their gem is the topaz; their metal is iron.