The Scorpio zodiac sign is passionate, courageous, and not afraid to say what needs to be said.
In other words, Scorpio’s are some of the strongest in astrology.
Whether you’re born from October 23rd – November 22nd or lucky enough to have a Scorpio in your life… let’s dig in and learn more about this determined sign. :)
The Scorpio Zodiac Sign
- Scorpio dates: Oct 23 – Nov 22
- Element: Water
- Symbol: Scorpion
- Zodiac Quality: Fixed
- Best Matches: Virgo, Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces
- What are Scorpio’s afraid of? Being abandoned
- Best crystals: Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Quartz Smoky (Here’s a fab post with more Scorpio crystals)
- Favorite color: Deep shades of red, black
- Ruled by: Mars and Pluto
- Rules: House of Reincarnation
- Position: 8th house of the Zodiac
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Scorpio Zodiac Sign Overview
Following Libra, Scorpio is a fixed water sign.
But, while Scorpio’s still value emotions, they’ll usually show it in a different way than other water signs.
So, what is the personality of a Scorpio?
Due to their fixed Zodiac nature, they’re determined, tenacious, and usually running the show.
As natural born leaders, this sign maintains a cool, calm, and collected appearance. (That means they won’t be the one serving drama, but they’ll likely be the one trying to calm everyone down.)
Of course, Scorpio’s are also a water sign, which means that they get swept up in emotions and mood swings… even if they don’t show it.
Unlike their neighboring sign Libra, they won’t find their head in the clouds or off daydreaming.
Rather, the Scorpio sign will be the one ensuring a practical plan is in place and every detail is to their liking.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign: Personality Traits and Characteristics
On a good day, the Scorpio personality is:
On the flip side, the Scorpio Zodiac sign can also be:
- Close Minded
Scorpio Women Traits
Those with a Scorpio woman in their life know one thing: they know what they want. And though they can’t read your mind (though it may seem they can!)… they are very intuitive.
And Scorpio women are strong. They have no problem walking away from what’s not fulfilling its purpose in their life.
They know their worth and won’t let anything get in the way of their goals and dreams.
But, that doesn’t mean Scorpio women don’t want to be wooed…
Shes’s often misunderstood as unemotional or closed off. Yes, Scorpio’s can be hard to date… But, if someone takes the time to genuinely pursue her, she’ll respond in a positive way.
Scorpio Woman in Love
Because Scorpio’s don’t wear their heart on their sleeve, it can be tough to tell what they’re thinking… especially during a relationship.
Scorpio women find themselves wishing their partner would know to do something instead of having to tell them.
Being understood is one of their biggest desires, but few fulfill it.
But, they also love being in charge! It’s not uncommon to find a Scorpio in charge — both in a relationship or in a work environment.
When they are in a position of leadership they don’t take it lightly. Scorpio girls are deep thinkers and like to enable others to perform to the best of their ability!
Scorpio Male Traits
Much like their feminine counterparts, Scorpio men were born to lead.
Those around guys born from October 23rd – November 22nd know that they’re usually not one to compromise or bend.
And, they also know that an event planned by them is second to none.
Scorpio men know what they want and aren’t afraid to pursue it. When they have something in their sights they’ll develop a plan based on logic (rather than emotion) to get it.
That said, these guys feel a lot, even if they don’t show it.
Scorpios don’t love public displays of emotion. (Cuddle time will have to be in private!) In fact, it’s likely their friends and family have never seen them cry or get moved by anything. They reserve their feelings for private moments.
If a Scorpio man does get vulnerable, they trust whoever is there… which is one of the highest compliments!
Because he doesn’t show his emotions much, a Scorpio guy may be misunderstood as closed off or unfriendly.
But that’s not his intention… it’s just not his nature to let everyone in on the fact that something’s bugging him.
While he’ll be slow to give trust, he’ll also likely be quick to take it back. Scorpio men usually don’t give second chances and hate nothing more than a dishonest person.
Mythology and History of the Scorpio Astrology Sign
Like most signs, there are several versions of the myth of Scorpio. The first one features Gaia (a Greek deity and the personification of Earth), who got angry because a hunter named Orion wanted to kill a bull.
So, she decided to send a scorpion to sting the hunter and prevent the kill. Clever, right?
In true Scorpio fashion, the scorpion was successful and Orion fell to his death.
In the second myth, Orion told Artemis and her mother, Leto, that he would kill every animal on our planet. Seriously, what is with this guy?!
Of course, that made them super angry. So they sent a scorpion to stop him once and for all.
The story goes that the scorpion killed Orion. Then, Zeus raised him to the stars so we mortals could understand the punishment for excessive pride. Yikes!
The last version of this myth says that Orion wasn’t so bad after all, and he and Artemis fall in love.
But, his twin brother, Apollo, wasn’t a fan of the relationship and he sent a scorpion to kill Orion. Long story short? Someone sent a scorpion to kill Orion.
No matter which myth you subscribe to, they all warn of the dangers of pride, jealousy, and arrogance.
Scorpio Sign Background
You may see the Scorpio sign represented by a simple “M” with an arrow stinger OR an actual drawing of a Scorpion. Either way is correct. :)
Scorpio Love Compatibility
Let’s get to the good stuff now. The Scorpio Zodiac sign falls in love easily. They give all of their attention to their relationship, and expect the same in return. If they don’t get it, they can become very jealous.
And like everything else, a Scorpio in love knows what they want… especially trust and romance.
Like we said earlier, they can be hard to date, so be sure to stay loyal and give them love and attention.
Treat them like the center of the universe, and they will do the same for you! Kinda sexy, no? :) (BTW, we love this article with the perfect text to send your boyfriend, based on his Zodiac sign.)
Scorpio’s Love to Flirt
Scorpio’s are like the sexy main character you swoon over in the movies. Like Christian Grey, they have an intense and sensual energy. They are masters of seduction and naturally flirtatious.
Whew! Grab a cold drink and read the Scorpio’s most compatible astrology signs.
What is Scorpio’s Best Love Match?
The best love matches for dating and marrying a Scorpio are
All of these signs are lucky enough to play nice with the hopeless romantic and loyal Scorpio.
Scorpio and Taurus
Both signs place a high value on trust and want to feel that reciprocated. Because they’re after the same thing, the relationship will have a solid foundation.
Plus, the Scorpio will appreciate their Taurus’ desire to provide stability. In turn, the Taurus will appreciate Scorpio’s unshakable trust and confidence.
Together, this is one of the most steadfast and consistent pairs in astrology!
Scorpio and Cancer
This match-up can go from one extreme to another at the drop of a hat, but that’s part of what makes it exciting!
The emotional Cancer will encourage feelings from the closed off Scorpio. And, the steadfast Scorpio will prompt trust and honesty from the wishy-washy Cancer.
And if they really get in sync?
This duo will likely understand each other in a way that even their closest friends and family won’t understand.
Least Compatible Zodiac Signs
On the flip side. Here are some of the signs that will likely drive a sensitive and emotional Scorpio sign away.
Scorpio and Gemini
The spontaneous and emotional Gemini may be too much for a reason-based Scorpio.
Also, they may get stressed by their ever-changing Gemini mate, and unable to find common ground.
Yet, if this pair can meet in the middle, the Gemini may learn stability and the Scorpio may learn to loosen up a little!
Scorpio and Leo
While both of these signs are passionate, they often show it in very different ways.
A Leo isn’t afraid to wear their heart on their sleeve. But a Scorpio waits until they know their partner VERY well before laying it all out there.
Because of this, the Leo may feel like the Scorpio is holding back or not very interested in them.
On the flip side, the Scorpio may be overwhelmed by the Leo’s intensity, and feel unequipped to respond.
Yet, if they can make it work, this partnership could be one for the ages!
The Leo may learn to restrain themselves and look at the facts before acting… and the Scorpio may learn to open up and get in touch with their emotions.
Best Career’s for the Scorpio Zodiac Sign
By this point, it’s no surprise that Scorpio’s are loyal, tenacious, and seek stability in all aspects of life.
These personality traits may help them find success as a:
- Healthcare Provider
- C-Suite Executive
At the end of the day, the Scorpio zodiac sign is driven by status, logic, and passion. If those three things can intersect into a career? We have a winner!
Scorpios never stop until the job is done well. Plus, you’ll find them trying new systems or optimizing the ones that exist.
Their co-workers know they don’t engage in office drama or politics and are there to get the job done.
Once they find a company or position they like they’ll likely stick around!
But, they won’t stay longer than it makes sense to, as they value logic over loyalty.
No matter where they end up, those around them are lucky to have a hard-working Scorpio who puts the job first and always follows through.
Money and the Scorpio Zodiac Sign
Once a Scorpio determines a financial goal, they stick to it no matter what.
While other signs may get sidetracked, those born October 23rd – November 22nd aren’t tempted by a last minute shoe sale.
That’s not to say they don’t enjoy the finer things in life, because…
Scorpio’s are all about status.
So, if something they can purchase gives them more of that? Sign them up. (Think: Nice cars, daily Starbucks, and those shoes everyone on TV is sporting!)
They’re not wasteful, but material objects are definitely part of the Scorpio aesthetic.
When it comes to saving verse spending, the Scorpio astrology sign isn’t necessarily lead one way or the other! They simply determine a goal and stay laser-focused on it until its accomplished.
There are plenty of Scorpio eminent personalities! Do you recognize the loyalty and leadership traits in these celebrities?
Famous Scorpio Men
- Matthew McConaughey
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Ryan Gosling
- Owen Wilson
- Ryan Reynolds
Famous Scorpio Women
- Julia Roberts
- Winona Ryder
- Marisol Nichols
- Kendall Jenner
- Emma Stone
- Ellem Pompeo
- Anne Hathaway
- Shailene Woodley
- Meg Ryan
- Goldie Hawn
>> Read: 184 Celebrity Astrology Signs
Scorpio Astrology Takeaways
- There’s no way around it. Scorpio’s are some of the most trustworthy, strong, and passionate in astrology. They create an environment of trust and security for those they love and never go back on their word.
- They’re also leaders that find themselves creating plans for those around them.
- Because they’re not emotional they may be seen as closed off, especially in relationships. They don’t mean to be mean or moody, but they aren’t naturally inclined to share what’s going on in their head.
- Scorpio’s are most compatible with Cancer and Taurus. And they are least compatible with Gemini and Leo.
You can’t go wrong with a Scorpio in your corner. They’re trustworthy and make it a point to ensure those around succeed and hit their goals.
Plus, they’ll ALWAYS have your back!