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

Sylvia Sky, M.A., M.F.A., experienced astrologer, writes about astrology, Tarot, and spirituality.

Scorpio Negative Traits

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. They can begin to obsess or fantasize and joke about committing crimes or suicide.

Their Tasteless Greatness

Scorpio's ability to focus or obsess — especially on career matters — can be productive, and an eye for opportunity can make them rich (Bill Gates, Oct. 28; Sean Combs, Nov. 4; Ted Turner, Nov. 19). Positive Scorpio can be classy but a touch intimidating, like former Secretary of State 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. Resentment and frustration often manifest in Scorpios as chronic illness, unnerving thinness, like Calista Flockhart's (Nov. 11), or obesity: Top Latino rapper Big Punishment (Oct. 25) died of a heart attack at 29. Take care: After they beat themselves up, you might be their next target.

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 online 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 merch (that's the most Scorpio show that ever was!), 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. Former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton (Nov. 20), wrote a book betraying his boss and national security secrets. Sylvia Plath (Oct. 27) shredded her husband's books, burned his letters, complained of poverty no matter how much money he gave her, 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. If they're the visual type, look for your body posted on YouPorn. Negative Scorpios have no problem destroying your universe — you destroyed theirs! They, and some un-evolved 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 Sun, almost sure with a Scorpio Moon -- 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. 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; or Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, both Leos with Scorpio Moons.

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.

What do you think?

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2012 Sylvia Sky


jessica tersteege on May 09, 2020:

Funny i am a scorpio

Ellie-A on May 06, 2020:

I'm with a scorpio sun/gemini moon right now. I'm leo sun/taurus moon. Trying to decide whether to call it quits. Would not recommend (at least not for anyone who wants a happy and stable relationship). I stayed with them because they were good looking and acted sweet at first. I'll also admit I bought into the whole 'my ex was evil' routine they do (every ex of a scorpio is apparently evil) and wanted to fix their lives. I thought once I did that, they would be happy and everything would be amazing. But everything I fix and calm down, they just create more drama or find some reason to be annoyed again. It's exhausting. A constant cycle of raging, fake charm, manipulation, demands, trying to control me, changing their mind every other week. I'm tired of it. I think they just get bored if things are too happy and have an innate desire to ruin things and create darkness.

I don't believe scorpios are as extreme as this article makes out (at least not mine). But psychologically, I can definitely see that side in them. The jealousy part is true. I can't look at or talk to another man without my scorpio immediately jumping to conclusions. And as a leo, I like to talk to and compliment everyone. So I either have to act quiet and reserved (which is against my nature) or get into yet another fight. I barely have any life of my own now. I can't even hang out with my colleagues without him getting annoyed or insisting he tags along too (even if no one else is bringing partners). I don't get any time to myself and it drives me crazy.

The taurus part of me doesn't want to quit because I'd have to sell our house and I don't like disruption or the financial loss. And the leo part of me doesn't like quitting out of sheer ego. But staying here is slowly driving me insane, so I know it's not going to last much longer and I'll have to deal with the fallout.

Scorpio26 on March 31, 2020:

Who wrote this ? A real silly bitch . We only come for those that try us . So don’t try us and you won’t get got .

Erika Price on February 20, 2020:

Hey Chokol8

Please do not leave a roar again as a scorpio. U are poison u are not a lion from zion like me. Leos roar. Scorpions sting until they ultimately sting themselves in the end. Thanks

Chokol8 on January 05, 2020:

I'm Scorpio... Hear me roar!

Sweetrose4u on December 23, 2019:

My husband is a scorpio and i swear he's the a gemini born

Dotty Morris on December 10, 2019:

I am a Scorpio Sun and Rising this is the biggest piece of BS i have read and I agree with below its boring and and typical of all the rubbish uneducated astrologers write only we are the mystics and true psychics of the zodiac. As an astrologer myself I couldn't find anything i agree with in the midst of our shadow. I suggest you go back and do more reading and research we are def not bunny boilers you are mistaking us for Aries or Taurus. We are empaths and we attract narcissist . We are the sorcerers or the zodiac we are not weak or clingy we manifest the existence we want. We are independent and self made we will not stay in dead circumstances for security.

SCORPIO D on December 02, 2019:

This is by far the most boring article about Scorpions that I have ever read. I'm a Scorpio and a boyfriend too. How sad is it to generalize and describe someone else's life without looking at your own. Scorpio or not, human life contains so many shades other than what you have described here. But one thing is right, Scorpio wouldn't even look at you with that attitude.


Sincereismylastname on October 30, 2019:

Anyway I agree with the guess you are a scorpio. Your facial features and the accuracy of thi article.

scorpioperson on October 27, 2019:

what thats it its way darker than that but what do i know im just a random person who is a scorpio who knows alot better.

AnnaAdventure on September 17, 2019:

Wow .. I born on holloween are you scared death of me as natural born witch maybe , I will nice when people nice to me , when they treat me really bad . They should run for life , Scorpio a risk taker so they don't scared . Many of zodiac scared of us , why narcissist love us anyway ??

ScorpioX2 on August 21, 2019:

This is one of the things wrong with the world today! People putting others in a box, giving generalized restrictions on humanity, or in this instance SCORPIOS. I could b wrong but I bet most of the small minded ppl making these hideous and shady comments on Scorpios have less than a mediocre comprehension of astrology, natal charts and the actual placements in the carts of said Scorpios. But who am I? I’m just a fat, stinky sociopath.

Scorpipoop on July 08, 2019:


Cause i thought the reversed Scorpion was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY darker than that. But what do i know, its only MY SIGN.

For real, people, you want to keep very far away from a Reversed Scorpio. And i mean this with the utmost seriousness and urgency. Whatever traits posted in the article are true, are true for your average Scorpio, not reversed. Reversed Scorpios are extremely dangerous. Stay the hell away from them if you know youve found one. Luckily, theyre pretty rare.

FierceKitty on March 08, 2019:

To those giving props for us taking this article well or finding the humor in it, it's because we know ourselves like no one else can, except a fellow Scorp. We feel elated that someone can write such an accurate article about us!

To scorpppcity: you are dead on and thank you.

ScorpioRocs on February 12, 2019:


Have never commented on any articles whatsoever, but I have to today for everything you’ve written. It spoke to me. Especially the part where you said we do not need people and can be self-sufficient in almost anything we do. I find people boring. More often than not I find them shallow and unaware but I had to try to “fit in”.

Extremely proud to know a fellow Scorpio like yourself.

Tina Bambina on December 21, 2018:

@ scorpppcity :

You nailed it!



MGDNGHT on November 30, 2018:

They are toxic people. I flatshared with one who was ostensibly "nice" and "would do anything for you", yes, except wash, which they never did. They smelt like death. I wondered if they had flown out of the window in the middle of the night and spent the early hours in a coffin, as everything in their room always had a layer of black dust on it.

Indeed, from experience I'd say even the clean Scorpios stink in some way, if only because of their filthy temperaments.


scorpppcity on November 16, 2018:

I am a scorp and all of what your saying is pretty true. Still, alot of people claim that they "understand" scorpios when in reality the only sign that can truly understand a scorp is another scorp. It is actually very scary when 2 scorps are together because its like we know each others secrets and we are the only ones who actually understand each other fully but we cant reveal these secrets to anyone else because then were both screwed. Also I find myself paranoid when around another scorp and I think this is why we do a lot of crazy things, it is just trying to stop something from happening before it happens. Still our intuition is usually right in the end. I just want to say that all of the traits you just listed don't really seem bad to me on an instinctual level. I think this is why they are our negative traits, we don't realize these traits are bad. Still our egos are very big and I see a lot of other scorpios saying that they feel bad about it or that they are trying to be better. Deep down inside I feel like we like the negative aspect about ourselves. I almost feel a sense of pride in it but because we realize that people will naturally hate us we have to constantly try and deny this aspect, thus we are in constant battle with ourselves. A lot of time a scorpio is spending time just planning things and thinking for the future, we are the sign of transformation and it happens everytime. There can be years where everyone seems to be against us, where we are stuck in a rut, but we just keep doing the same thing because we are fixed. Usually I find that in the end it everything works out because we were right in the first place and karma catches up to everyone else. Then this just keeps cycling over and over again. Its weird, we just act solely on instinct and gut feelings and no matter how much my mind is telling me the right thing to do or what is logical my body will not physically allow me to do it if it doesn't feel right. I do not find it bad going for raw power, and I don't think anger is a weakness, yes. Deep down inside as much as I know people will hate me for saying this I feel like we should just be in power and people should listen to us because we make the best decisions. I think every fixed sign is like this and the only time I will concede is to another fixed sign. I find similarities with aquarius in this sense. They have a natural ability to just see what is really going on and people really should listen to them, its just people don't. Leos and tauruses also want to be in control but I dont think they necessarily should be in control. Taurus in stubborn to nonsensical proportions while Leo can be too self-aggrandizing and can lack fairness and abuse power. Still I find the flippant nature of cardinal/mutable signs actually extremely annoying. I think people just don't plan things out enough and everyone just wants the simplest of pleasure right away so they hop from one thing to the next way too fast. Then they blame us for being too "heavy" when we always win in the long term because were fixed. Then if they do something to spite us and we get revenge they get all pissy, especially if we are succesful in the end, but did they not deserve what was coming to them? What difference does it make if someone acts like an aries and just calls you out straight up. People act like were afraid to do this and we can't do it in the moment because were weak. But thats why were misunderstood, i guess we just enjoy playing houdinis on people and coming back at them when they least expect. Because based on all these comments we know it works. I will say it sucks because i know everyone hates us. But when we are doing what we do and it just so happens to benefit the people around us, then they love us. If were doing stuff and just so happens to not benefit the people around us they hate us. We can't win. We do force ourselves to be around people, I think its because were just trying to be normal and denying our true nature. When in reality we don't really need people at all. Like honestly I genuinely find myself to be my own best friend half the time and its not out of loneliness or weakness. I just honestly find my own goals and musings in my head 10 times more interesting than anything else going on. Its like I feel like a sociopath so I force myself to be around people, just too feel normal, I just want to understand how these other signs think. It baffles me how weak they appear, and so needy and dependent upon other people. I know people will hate me for even saying this but it's the truth. As much as we are sometimes putting a front to seem tough while we are soft on the inside, it also can be the exact opposite. I sometimes even purposefully put on a front that I am putting on a front so that people think they understand the dichotomy when sometimes it works in reverse. I think we just never show all our cards because we always know there is some risk that we get hurt in the end. This is where the insecurity comes from, i think we just have trust issues, but its not like it matters because we never really need to trust you in the first place because seriously we are fine by ourselves. That is why I can be totally aloof and quiet sometimes. I seriously do not give a damn what anyone thinks about me. I honestly sometimes find fire and air signs to be extremely annoying. They literally can't understand vibes at all. They act like little children and always have to put things into words. When I am around another scorp it's like we can communicate everything without saying a single word. So its like I'm just taunting other signs because I think they are stupid, I know messed up. Still its not all evil. Nothing I do is for me in the end, all the power I'm trying to gain is to make the world a better place in the end and help as many people as possible. Its just we understand strategy so sometimes we are cold and treat people as pawns. I guess the real question is do the ends justify the means? Depending on this answer that truly determines wether or not you will like a scorpio. I will agree that female scorps, on the other hand, can just be out of control for the sake of being out of control. There are also phases in my life where I thought I was doing the right thing and then I learn how terrible I was treating everyone and I was wrong. Unlike aries, scorpio can admit they are wrong and usually when they do they suffer a massive ego death. The other positive is that while we remember every hurt, we remember every single good deed anyone has ever done for else. Do I go for revenge? Yeah. But I also make sure to repay every single debt owed and repay every single good deed. As I mature, also, I learn to just change the type of revenge. If someone hurts me I could "slash tires" or scream and act cray and manipulate. But instead why not just be above the pettiness and focus on work and gaining power so that you look good in the future. That is revenge that hurts nobody really and still feels good in the end. Also everything I do has to be in extremes. I literally don't have that part in my brain that is like the middle ground. Also I find that alot of times people just don't understand our sense of humor and sarcasm. I think it's because we really don't care so yeah we say the opposite of what we really think because we think its funny and obvious that its sarcasm. I'm always baffled that people take me seriously, especially because I am always doing it and they don't recognize the pattern. It's like really you should know by now that I don't say anything I mean. So yeah I know were kind of messed up in the head. In the end we either become Martin Luther or Charles Manson, the most good or the most evil, it just depends what path we take. I'm just trying to give you guys an honest take so hopefully you'll understand scorps better now. Normally I wouldn't say all these things, because these are our secrets, but I am anonymous so f it.

MGDNGHT on November 12, 2018:

Some Scorpios (like all signs) can be idiots, but some can be quite kind-hearted, much more so than any other sign. Some can be both! But, if they are kind-hearted, I will remember it. They are flawed - but very funny too, and in my experience, pretty much want to do the best by people.

I'm being nice here, as I have had my share of run-ins with a superfluousness of Scorpio boyfriends and friends...depressing and cynical they can be sometimes..."embittered crank" is about right. You have to stand up to them.


Beentheredoneitb4 on October 26, 2018:

Our former partner is a Scorpio female. Every negative thing you can say about a person can be said of her. She can be extremely charming and make you feel like you've known her for ever but she was EXTREMELY paranoid demanding your sworn allegiance with out question when nothing had been done to make her think there would be. She was manipulative, deceitful, LIAR (had no qualms about perjuring herself, masterful liar! An adulteress who blamed everyone and everything but herself for her reprehensible behavior. Screwed her business partner out of thousands $$. When she was finally called out on her behavior she was the most vicious, lying, threatening, aggressive, SHREW I've ever seen in my life! Her husband is a great guy who created a great life only 1% of the population enjoys, and is now divorcing her and her son won't speak to her. She flies into rages and calls her deceased mother n law a c u n t and shrieks like a possessed woman that the poor 94 year old woman had sex with men other than her husband before she got married. I understand why her mother in law didn't like her! We endured 2 years of hell that last two years of partnership and a $7000.00 loss so we'll be seeing her in court... She is a spoiled rotten, jealous, insecure (OMG is she insecure) 55 year old obsessed with aging and behaves like a 14 year old mean, bullying, petulant, fickle child! Unless you find a Scorpio that has matured ..... stay the hell away from them... they are a pox and will stop at nothing for revenge! They are quite beguiling and this one was born on Halloween!! SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greygirlgo on October 18, 2018:

I am married to my second Scorpio husband - the current one has Sun, Moon, Mercury, Neptune and North Node in Scorpio. To make matters worse, in my opinion, his Mars is in Pisces. We've been together 17 years (12 of those married) but his tendency to destroy the relationships for sport is a little beyond exhausting to me. I have decided to divorce him and, as we all know, I will be paying for that decision until I take my last breath, I'm sure. But it will be worth it - that's the hell my life has been for many years.

Danielle Lawrence on July 04, 2018:

Scorpios are those people who force you to acknowledge them when, really, you wish they'd just go away...

Annelise from copenhagen Denmark on June 16, 2018:

Oh Scorpio are great and loving I know great Mafia bosses Freemasons who are Scorpio and of course together with Capricorns

Annelise from copenhagen Denmark on June 15, 2018:

female scorpio can be scary ....very Jealous OMG

TarikSM on January 19, 2018:

I hate to admit it, but this article is pretty accurate. However, you have to take maturity into account. I'm a scorpio and this article sounds very familiar to my childhood. I had no idea how to handle the intense feelings I had. I couldn't just fight with a kid on the playground, instead I had to meticulously plot his demise. I couldn't just be interested in someone, I either didn't care for them or was obsessed with them. The smallest indiscretion towards me, like a shoulder bump without an apology, felt like a declaration of war. I also couldn't be as promiscuous as my friends because sex was not fun, it was serious business. I wanted to consume you and taste your soul Lol.

But all of this changed once I grew to the point of understanding myself and learning how to manage my energy. This article is a perfect example of an undeveloped Scorpio, but don't forget that Scorpio is the master of transfermation, destruction and rebirth. Unfortunately, a lot of us remain stuck in our own emotional prisons, but if you can learn to understand and manage it, this intensity can influence and have a powerful impact on your environment.

Lia from RVA on December 19, 2017:

"Scorpios get a bad rap sometimes. Often justified but a very misunderstood sign who possess an innate ability to change society for the better if they stop hiding their power away being all secretive so their sensitive feelings don't get hurt" - James

I couldn't agree more. I dated a Scorpio moon for 4.5 years and noticed I felt crazy majority of the time I was in the relationship, some justified provided my Sun's negative traits but most of the time feeling crazy because I was pointing out truths he was too blind ed by his ego to recognize or too egotistical to care, to change. I think with the Moons, the need to have that power is more intense and necessary but also more oblique, making their victims far worse off than a Sun's. Depending on a Suns', Moon, Scorpio could have a better chance at obtaining balance in those civil wars for power with themselves (and over others) and while with others, learning to trust and master appropriate transparency. I've learned a lot from secretive Scorpio, however, it is time we help them (and our fellow man) come together to help rebuild one another through the very elements of life that make up our being. After the little studying I've done, I no longer believe in total incompatibility. If it does exists then I think it's important to understand astrological seasons and how huge of a role they play in our lives.

I think I can identify with Scorpio's (both Sun & Moons) struggle to sit still in their self control with minimal injury to others. The best way I can describe how this feels is like that of a time loop of death and rebirth. As water signs and the last in our houses, there is always the wall of choice we hit. Do we continue on to next phase in our lives with the masters of our preceding zodiacal brothers/sisters or do we stay here in our past, consumed with the hurt and/or fear of?

James from Kent on November 13, 2017:

Scorpio here. I used to have all these traits but grew out of them all pretty much after the age of 30. I just know better now than to be punishing bitter and a hyper egomaniac as many Scorpios can be. Some may not escape those lower tendencies granted. I guess it depends upon how self reflective and aware a person is. Scorpios know they're different and feel superior but some of the hard knocks in life I've had brought me out of that and enabled the great Scorpio empathy for others suffering to come forth. Scorpios have a great capacity for caring when at their best. I think when they have a taurean ascendant the worst characteristics come forth. Maybe it's because it's an opposing ascendant where inner conflict is rife. The 3 women I've known who have this in their charts have been full of inner turmoil, narcissism, highly vengeful to those that don't meet all their needs and demands and as well as having some degree of mental illness requiring prescribes anti depressants or anti psychotics. They all cheated in their partners but wouldn't tolerate their partners cheating on them to the extent they all described either "destroying" or "getting revenge" on the partner for doing so. These individuals are highly bad news it would seem and should probably be avoided unless you enjoy the challenge of dating an entirely selfish narcissist that exhibits many signs of psychopathy, obsessiveness, cheating, and extreme possessiveness which is a trait of both Taurus and Scorpio, but especially Taurus who generally think you are one of their possessions once they've "got you" where they take you for granted for life as another item of their primary motivation of material security. Scorpios get a bad rap sometimes. Often justified but a very misunderstood sign but who possess an innate ability to change society for the better if they/we stop hiding their power away being all secretive so their sensitive feelings don't get hurt

Detritus333 on November 01, 2017:

I am a Taurus but I have Scorpio rising and I find that tends to dominate. I read the dark side of Taurus and found it did not describe my negative traits at all, but the dark side of Scorpio I found to be much closer to the mark.

VladDracula on October 28, 2017:

Scorpio man here. Yeah I pretty much find myself in this article, as dark and disturbing as it is. My mindis darker than you can imagine at times. Weird thing is I'm even somewhat proud of being like this. However tho, I can be very caring with the people I love, but sometimes I turn evil without even knowing. I find the comments section kinda funny anyway, so many people have had bad experiences with us lol :)

Seagreentangerine on June 30, 2017:

This may appear very strange, but I find Scorpios are quite transparent and I can read them like a book. I am even quite fond of a Scorpio Moon. I just seem to see them and understand them - I am not saying I feel their behaviour is justified, but they don't scare me - unlike the terrifying Libran/Leo woman I talked about in your brilliant Darkside of Libra article.

I think its because Scorp & Water actually have emotions, real feelings... there's something honest and endearing about their lashing out and their crazy revenge plans! Whereas that Libran woman was colder than an iceburg and literally didn't care about anything except herself. If you stabbed her I'd imagine she wouldn't flinch, a bit like Cate Blanchett's character in the film Hanna.

I was blessed and cursed with Venus in Pisces and Mars in Capricorn - I just wonder if my Venus isn't shocked, the Capricorn sorts it out and the Gemini Moon analysed the whole thing in advance and was cheery doing so. Or I am soo happily deluded in the 12th House that it just passes over my head.

Either way, I just LOVE the Scorps, their little tests for loyalty and their almost Leo-like sense of entitlement when they're not being acknowledged for their artistic skills, but Jo Boring Bloggs Who Isn't As Great, he was! And their ferocious loyalty and ability to love even more crazily than myself.

But the Libra... URGH... if they were genuinely interesting in their drama I could like them, but they actually lead extremely boring lives and they're petty - I think that's why I don't like them, they create drama BECAUSE they're dull, uninteresting and they know it - they don't want you plunge the depths of them because they kniw you'll find NOTHING!! Whereas the Scorps inadvertently start drama because they actually really want you to understand their genuine HUGE depth of emotions, they are daring you to jump in, they're like scared fluffy bunnies under all the bluff, intrigue and melodrama. That's why I LOVE the Scorps.

Llle dick on April 13, 2017:

Having a real hard time right now learning about myself, so when I read this article and posts, I realised that I am the monster that is so well documented throughout this page. NO lols here.

I have pushed my wife over the edge and she has no respect for me anymore. I can see this in here eyes. I don't blame her.

OP/ ZP, nails me to the cross.

In my defence all i can say is; you should try it from my side. Not pretty, not fun, but a relentless battle every waking minute of my day and whilst asleep as well.

Have depression, so our world (family) is pretty fucked up. Wife and kids liken it to Syria without bombs.

Robert on January 07, 2017:

I am a Scorpio and all of it is true. I've been hurt before so i am cautious about who i date. My last girl i dated was in 2014 she cheated on me and got pregnant. So ever since then i be trying to make sure i do go threw that again. Im no cheater don't need to lie or do stupid stuff but if a person lie to me it piss me off and hate lyers, cheaters and thieves

CappyTaurusLeo on January 06, 2017:

I've seen the Scorpio dark side and it isn't the least bit scary. It does, however, piss me off and when they cross the line, I ensure they regret it. It's fun to see them recoil with a look of fear in the face of anger. That goes for the bad Scorpios. They only respect going for the jugular and raw power. Good Scorps are pretty cool. I know many of them and always end up with having the utmost respect for them.

Cancer on January 04, 2017:

Sylvia- My last girlfriend was a Scorpio. I barely got of that relationship alive. It's frightening how dead center you are with her personality. It's a little eerie. She read a lot of Sylvia Plath. It goes far beyond "barnum statements" or generalities. I have been communicating with this other girl for about 4 months. I have been wary. She is also a Scorpio. She is persistent and sweet. But she also has a temper. Something that has never been directed at me (for now). And she is a recovering drug addict. I find Scorpios too much to manage sometimes. (I am a proud Cancer.) It's like there is no evenness in them. I find it difficult to find an emotional center. And I worry that their animalistic nature is what drives them. It's almost as if monogamy and loyalty is not enough for them. Should I just stick with Pisces and Capricorns? :)

Hannan on December 11, 2016:

I am a Scorpio in my sun AND moon signs and all of this is so unfortunately true it's depressing. Currently in the transitional period of changing myself for the better but damn, do I frequently joke about sadistic stuff! I always say stuff to my friends like "If a man cheats on me, I will..." you guys don't wanna know the answer to that. And when things don't go my way, I will threaten things haha. I have become such an evil person with my dark side and dramatic and sarcastic, but reading this made me realize it all. I will now set to avoid anger being a power struggle and to learn it is really a weakness! Much love to my fellow Scorps dealing with the same issues.

Eatshit on November 22, 2016:

Hell hath no fury like a Scorpio scorned.

Jordyn j on November 20, 2016:

Hmmm kinda hits the nail on the head for me.... kinda sad actually but hey lol loved this.

Leo sun on October 04, 2016:

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

Virginia on September 26, 2016:

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

Regalos on September 14, 2016:

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.

Anj on September 04, 2016:

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...

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on August 01, 2016:

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.

sweetsoul77 on August 01, 2016:

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.

VivaVane on June 08, 2016:

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

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 11, 2016:

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

ZP on April 10, 2016:

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

Cory on January 12, 2016:

Dump this clown! Sounds like qualified advice.

shb on May 23, 2015:

@ 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.

moonwitch on March 05, 2015:

I do believe im a Scorpio in mind and heart.

Aquarius on January 01, 2015:

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?

Cancer dude on August 24, 2014:

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.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on July 30, 2014:

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.

Anna on July 24, 2014:

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!

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 16, 2014:

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

Celia on April 08, 2014:

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.

annon on March 18, 2014:

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

olderwiser on January 12, 2014:

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.

KrisNick09 from Kentucky on July 17, 2012:

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

Scorpio on July 07, 2012:

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".

Karthik Kashyap from India on April 15, 2012:

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..

jan on April 14, 2012:

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.

askpanditji on April 09, 2012:

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

Mary from Washington on April 01, 2012:

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. :)

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 01, 2012:

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.

Mary from Washington on April 01, 2012:

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....?

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 01, 2012:

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

Mary from Washington on March 31, 2012:

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?