Dark Side of Scorpio: Vengeful, Fixated, Self-Destructive, Insecure


When They're Bad, They're Horrid

If you get long poison-pen messages saying the friendship or relationship is over, or darkly hinting that a mole on her neck has probably become a deadly melanoma, it's likely from your Scorpio friend. Because Scorpio can be droll or entertaining, you forgive his or her moodiness and drama. In return, you will receive an invitation to a fabulous dinner or New Year's bash (Scorpios throw great house parties, but don't really want you at their house otherwise, so don't drop in). For a while all seems okay, until you get fresh complaints that you have insulted or hurt them, or been ungrateful, as if you were an enemy. You begin to think you should be.

A negative Scorpio is a "malcontent": a person who constantly feels attacked and misunderstood. Ironic and sarcastic, saying the opposite of what they mean, they are of course misunderstood. They have creative superpowers (like Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, born November 8, or painter Georgia O'Keeffe, born Nov. 15), but if unused, their creativity backs up and sours and they begin to obsess or fantasize and joke about committing crimes or suicide. Scorpio's incredible ability to focus, especially on career matters, is productive, and Scorpio has listening and leadership abilities that make him major employee-of-the-month material (Bill Gates, Oct. 28; Ted Turner, Nov. 19). Positive Scorpio can be classy but a touch intimidating, like Condoleezza Rice (Nov. 14): People hated her just for being tough and humorless. Effective Scorpio president Theodore Roosevelt (Oct. 25) spoke softly, but advised carrying a big stick.

Negative Scorpio stews for years over a slight or becomes an embittered crank believing he or she has achieved greatness the world is too stupid to recognize. And negative Scorpio, like Aries, thinks anger is a strength when it is a weakness. Constant resentment and frustration often manifest as chronic illness or an eating disorder such as obesity (top Latino rapper Big Punishment, born Oct. 25, died of a heart attack at 29) or other self-destructive behaviors. Keep your distance while they drink and party 'til they puke. After they beat themselves up, you might be their next target.

Scorpios: Born between October 23 and November 21

Hackers and Bunny-Boilers

Possessive and insecure, negative Scorpios think they aren't living unless their lives are a soap opera. They will disapprove of a son-in-law just to have something to disapprove of. They will stay in a dead-end marriage for "security" and pick people from the neighborhood or Internet to toy with. Within three days they believe they are in love. Built on vanity, these affairs are fragile, so Scorpio is scared and barrages his or her "baby" with gifts, cards, sexts, South Park DVDs (that's the most Scorpio show that ever was!), cute photos of kittens, and flattery; anything to wangle first place in a lover's life. They can't stand to be in second place and hate to lose anything, even an earring.

A positive Scorpio, after making a few sarcastic remarks, will probably quit a no-win situation; a negative Scorpio plots revenge. They can slash your tires or their wrists, spray-paint your house with the words "B...J..$10," distribute your credit card number, sell company secrets, or stalk you. Sylvia Plath (Oct. 27) shredded her husband's books, burned his letters, and danced around the bonfire, complained of poverty no matter how much money she sued him for, used their children as pawns, wrote a whole nasty novel about his affair (that manuscript is "lost"), and wrote poems calling him a jailer and torturer. Look for your name posted on Cheaterville and for your body posted on YouPorn. Negative Scorpios have no problem destroying your universe— you destroyed theirs! They, and some unevolved Scorpio Moon people, are the bunny-boilers of the zodiac.

. . . if unused, their creativity backs up and sours and they begin to obsess or fantasize and joke about committing crimes or suicide.

You've Heard Scorpios are Passionate

Astrology says Scorpios are passionate. "I love you, I hate you" is a sure thing with a Scorpio, but does "passionate" also mean they all cheat or are easy? On the contrary, they are passionate to the point of idiocy about the love they have— or believe they have. A Scorpio is too private and classy to wear that T-shirt saying "I Will Cuddle You So Hard," but too much Scorpio togetherness can and does suffocate their mates. Because finding love is difficult for them, they accept unconventional arrangements, like Demi Moore (Nov. 11), who married a man much younger than she. Single Scorpio can wait, celibate, for the right partner. Unhappily mated Scorpio fixates on his or her unfulfilled "needs" and finds a weakling to cheat with and use as a bargaining chip. Cheat on a Scorpio and she will always figure out whose panties she found in your car. Or while you are showering, he will secretly install spyware on your computer's hard drive. I didn't make that up. Ask Scorpio, "What's wrong?" and you will get that piercing Scorpio look. Take cover. It's going to be extreme.

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Mary Stuart 4 years ago from Washington

Precious!!!! I am Scorpio and share a birthday with Condoleezza Rice! So much of what you said about positive Scorpio fits me to a tee. A little bit of the negative fit. I hate to admit it but it is true. You hit Scorpio dead on. Are you by chance a fellow Scorpio?

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SylviaSky 4 years ago from USA Author

Scorpio moon! I have had to work on evolving it.

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Mary Stuart 4 years ago from Washington

Hear! Hear! Fellow Scorpios!!!! Your opening concerning Scorpios throw fabulous house parties but are not crazy about you dropping in otherwise was hilariously personal! I love throwing fabulous, huge parties. If I am not throwing a party, however, I would prefer to be left to my long to do list and my plans for the day. A guest is an intrusion even if I love her to pieces. I can love from a distance. :) I do not understand the whole sign, moon, rising, water, fire aspects of the astrological signs. I was born November 14, 1961 in Jefferson City, MO. That makes me....?

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SylviaSky 4 years ago from USA Author

Mary, you have the Moon in Aquarius. If you know your birth time you can get a free chart and interpretation at and then you will know more.

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Mary Stuart 4 years ago from Washington

I do know my birth time. 12:03 am. Thank you for the site. I will look it up. Of course I have no idea what the Moon in Aquarius means. Your Hub really is right on. Sometimes us scorpios suffer a bad rap! We mean well. :)

askpanditji 4 years ago

Hi, gr8 hub, very informative, keep up the good work.

jan 4 years ago

this is very spot on about the scorpio mooner i had married years ago. he was an aqua sun but omg, he acted so scorpio, in career, his business, a workaholic, and a slashing tire kind of man who took revenge in the most scary of ways, not to mention, the guy was a genius too. it was so super scary to have the intensity and daring of his non stoppable moon coupled with his sun. in short, one mean son of a bitch who bullied and literally strong armed anyone physically and mentally. but the article itself so reminded me of him so much.

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karthikkash 4 years ago from India

I am a Scorpio and when I am mad.. boy, I am mad... and vengeful.Thankfully I have evolved to the position where I don't plot my revenge for years and hunt down the victim :) But yes, talking about using bitter words, I can be the worst jerk on planet earth who can use bitter language when I am mad. That too with the people I love. When I am happy, I don't mind doing anything for that person (of course, before he/she steps on my foot) :)

On the side line, Mary Stuart.. Are you a Scorpio with Aquarius moon? You can help me a lot..

Scorpio 4 years ago

Unfortunately vengefulness, debauchery and violence are regarded as "virtues" by modern society. We need to elevate and transcend those negative energies into positive ones, not justify them as make a foolish excuse "acceptable just because my sign is like that".

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KrisNick09 4 years ago from Kentucky

Lol, I probably shouldn't be as giggly as I am reading about traits that aren't so positive. I also probably shouldn't continue to dig up stuff on scorpios to feed my ego :)

rising sign cancer, sun sign scorpio, moon sign capricorn :)

loved the hub! interesting

olderwiser 2 years ago

Ah yes...too true. I'm a scorpio and married one. Our birthdays were 3 days apart - mine in Oct, his in Nov. Didn't last of course and I have to say, I was the more dominant. I'm more the secretive/private type, rather than the big party throwing scorpio, but there are definitely a few things that hit the nail on the head in your article.

annon 2 years ago

bahahah well that's true, but why it sounds that terrible? lol and it's always scorpio -,-"

Celia 2 years ago

Unfortunately since Scorpio's are so misunderstood I can't find an article that describes them accurately. At least not in this dark description. I disagree with a lot of this article but it was an entertaining read. Btw, the October "Scorpio's" mentioned are really Libra's. 5 degrees or less in Scorpio sun doesn't make one much of a Scorpio.

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SylviaSky 2 years ago from USA Author

I'm glad you found the article entertaining. It's really difficult to "pin down" Scorpios.

Anna 2 years ago

This is accurate to the point that it scares me. I am on a roller coaster relationship with a Scorpio man, whom I really love. He has always been pessimistic and your description of a negative Scorpio fits him too well. He's paranoid about my previous relationships and does not believe that I am staying with him. He's verbally ended our relationship a few times and then came back as many times and said I'm the one he chooses. Those words are losing their meaning and I don't know the best way to have him come to a decision. For I part, I am staying as long as he is there. Would love your advice!

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SylviaSky 2 years ago from USA Author

Because you asked my advice: Dump this clown! Aren't you tired of his I-love-you-I-hate-you immaturity? And he's paranoid, and jerking you around! A pessimist will drag you down with him. Why are you with this guy who has so many psychological problems? Tell him it's over and don't contact him again. Better men are available.

Cancer dude 2 years ago

Can't say I'm find of scorpions even though it says we are supposed to have the best chemistry. I find scorpios often trying to backstab me or directly insulting me indirectly. I've come to the conclusion that they are not trustworthy, and when I meet new people and I figure out they are scorpios, I tend to turn them loose within hours. Just how I've adapted to them over the years.

Aquarius 22 months ago

They're not any more vengeful than anyone else. I'm an Aquarius and very vengeful. I'm also highly manipulative and quite proud. Both my sun and moon are in Aquarius, by the way. I can verbally assassinate anyone. For some funny reason, I've mostly done it with emotional Scorpio women. They're highly emotional and full of s*it. They try their damn eat to lie, to manipulate. But I operate in a higher level. Aquarius is a god, pouring water (intellect) on the Earth. They're thirsty and they need knowledge. Scorpio is depicted by a bug. A Phoenix, after trying so hard. As for them being all they're being led to believe, no. Aquarius is the ratest sign of the zodiac. And I'd like to point out, that most of my zodiac brethren that are in prison, are their for crimes based on revenge, hacking, being a con artists.. Etc.. Scorpios are there on crimes based on emotion. Scorpio is also the most common sign. They're not special, as I am. I don't think I'm better than any weak Scorpio, "I know" that I am. Most Scorpios I've met were highly ignorant and deeply stupid. Sending screen shots, lying. And a Leo and I compared these messages, laughing at how hard this emotional Scorpio was trying to manipulate. Come one, Scorpios. Stop making asses of yourselves and actually try doing something productive. Reading about how vengeful you emos are, is another thing that makes me chuckle. I'm quite vengeful myself and I will work out ways to mentally and physically ( if I have to) harm someone who has harmed me. I like to be vengeful. It helps me sleep. I am also a hater of someone who likes to pick on other people. The Scorpios I've called out, we're idiots that were trying to dictate and fool others. I don't take well to that distasteful behavior. I, unlike Scorpio emotionally aloof and detached. But don't you think for one second that in not sitting there analyzing you.. Bit by bit. Why do you think us Aquarians are so quiet and observant?

moonwitch 19 months ago

I do believe im a Scorpio in mind and heart.

shb 17 months ago

@ Aquarious

You look pretty much scared and unstable.i also dislike scorpios but are not afraid of them or someother one so i never need to belittle anyone.

there is always a blend of good and bad people everywhere.moreover astrology is never a 100% correct knowledge and it's always 50-50.

the one with a scientific base is called astronomy.

Astrology will always remain an occult.

Cory 9 months ago

Dump this clown! Sounds like qualified advice.

ZP 6 months ago

Add Your Comment…Oh my God!! I have been living and still living with an scorpio who is very verbally abusive, he know how to burn your down and bring your pride down and call you a lier. He is always right, he is always been the best, what ever he does even he get you a cup of coffee he is rubbing it on your face that he is doing a lot. In reality he never does enough, he is rude, disrespectful to everyone, no one is good but himself, no one has been as honest , as good looking, as giving as him …LOL..he has this hate in his heart that i have never seen in any man in my life. He is a toilet mouth and day by day he is getting worse than yesterday. He is selfish, he wants to be treated like a King and I have done it all for him. I even pay for all the life expense including rent, food and so on. He always say I never don't anything for him as I have always treated him with respect, showered him with love, given him security, respect that he never seen from anyone according to what is confessed…so he has left the house few times, sleeping in his car and coming back saying I don't deserve him. He is the best and I am using him. I don't know what am i using him for? A house "NO" new car "NO" paying bill "NO" cleaning the house "NO" showing me true love "NO" giving me respect "NO" is he a good father "NO" he calls his kids monsters. I am lost and need advise. My glass is to full and can't take stand his fake love any more. I work 60 hours a week for a company and I also run my own 7 days a week business. I work at night for a company and day time for my own company. Sad but true and I think he is using me

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SylviaSky 6 months ago from USA Author

ZP, throw him out! !He's no good! It's not because he's a Scorpio, it's because he's a jerk.

VivaVane 4 months ago

Scorpio women are feisty treasures, who will be there during the highs & lows ;) ...if you are worth it!

sweetsoul77 2 months ago

I can attest to this about the Scorpio on both men and women and their behaviours. They are very sick and demented people and I have know these three people apart from another for several years. They are so insecure, they back stab, they lie, they destroy people's property, they are envious, they cause dissension they use people to hurt other people. The hate for the power of hating others and they cannot be trusted with anything. The reason that they are so private is because they are so busy back biting people and they categorise people for their own uses. They can become evil in one shot and you do not have to do anything wrong to them. They imagine these "wrongs" in their mins and there is something to these people being born in this group because they invariably act the same. Nothing makes them happy and they think that you want them so badly. There is really something wrong with these people. I wish that something above them would bind their asses up and throw them into a dumpster because they cause so much unhappiness wherever they go. They live in denial and they are always spying always pretending to be the misunderstood one. At least I am being honest about how I feel about them and I am not just saying this to say it, but look at the comments on this board, it is as if they are talking about any one given person because this is the way that they act/ They get their power by creating fictitious drama, they need attention and they are very selfish and cheap people. There is nothing refreshing about this sign if people. I don't believe in horoscopes but the psychological profiles of these people often fits their nature. They are toxic people and they are no good. They are narcissists and they are crafty and many of them should be counted as guilty because I have had too much experience with them and they live off of misery as if it were fuel for their entire personality. DiCaprio, I can see that he is like that. He IS a miserable little creep who pretends to stand for something. His performances are okay, but I have seen better and he uses women and is very shallow, he only dates model and they come away from him looking extreme emotionally beaten. Some woman knocked him upside the head with a bottle at a party and they searched high and low for this woman until she turned herself in, but I can understand why she did this because of his nature and they share this where ever they go and don't let them be a momma's boy or the favourite of the family because they will destroy any happiness in the lives of others no matter what they have. They are the degenerates of the entire wheel.

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SylviaSky 2 months ago from USA Author

Now remember, you are discussing only negative Scorpios. The positive ones are witty, talented, hard workers, and entertaining company, with always the perfect catty remark to make you laugh, or a comforting remark so you feel valued. They do like their luxuries, but they earn them.

Anj 7 weeks ago

Geez! It sounds like there are some very bitter people out there! I am a scorpio, born October 29th and whilst I can admit that I have some of the scorpio traits I am by no way as poisones as some of the comments I have read!! Sure, I can be jealous (as my husband of 30years could tell you) but I have learnt to control that feeling. I can hate, intensely! but I am learning to be forgiving. I have been with my husband for 30 years and have stuck by his side through his criminal days and now he has a terminal illness and will be by his side till the end. Dont get me wrong, when we were younger we were very volotile together...constantly arguing (drinking a lot) even to a point of belting each other up! I guess through age and learning to curb your bad habits, oh and a lot of possitive communication between each other, is the answer to any healty relationship, no matter what star sign you are. I do however have a brother and 2 friends that are scorpio's also and are all born in november. I call these the 'november' scorpios. I always say that I am the tame side of the star sign. They seem to be a bit more.....outgoing in their opinions and emotions...

Regalos 5 weeks ago

Come on guys there is no such all people have thier dark sides.i dont believe in changing or being bad all because of someone I waist no time on any one that does not invest thier passion,time and ect on me.i am a really scorpio 07 November Im totally the opposite.i some scorpio traits not being an open book,proud to nag and never say sorry but I will never avenge on anyone that step on my toes in any situation so you all need to stop generalising scorpio people enough of all this nasty comments.

Virginia 3 weeks ago

As a scorp, nothing is worse than the mind itself. I bet if the other zodiacs were to know what thoughts would be thought up in our minds when in severe pain or anger, freakin run for the hills. No mercy, just justice.

Like if someone takes a scorpio down, much much worse pain, even torture will be served foggy cold

Leo sun 2 weeks ago

Congrats to you Scorpio's, for reacting better and more humorous than some other signs to the dark post regarding their signs and the comments :)

Hugs Leo

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