All About the Scorpio Astrological Sign

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A Historical Reference Guide

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This is the true, original analysis of astrology as pertains to Scorpio by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source; without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modification by others.

This 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for an easier Third Millennium read. However, as promised, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances it is worth the read.

Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives.

There is a short metaphysics experiment at the end.

The cold, feminine, fruitful, fixed sign. This sign is ruled by Mars. The Sun enters the sign of Scorpio on October 22nd and passes into Sagittarius on November 22nd.

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Personality Traits

The Scorpio personality is pleasant, agreeable, kindhearted and sympathetic. They like to acquire things and love luxury. Yet, the people born under this sign are quite frugal and economical. They are known to find uses for things that others would throw away.

This personality will not permit imposition. Though slow to anger, does not forget an injustice for a long, long time. When angered they become furious. Can be both emotional and dignified. Some are deceitful and treacherous.

Generally, they are patient, very determined, and better adapted to accumulate wealth.


People born under the sign of Scorpio are not known for their generosity. Can be headstrong and stubborn.

A female trait is jealousy.

Compatibility and Harmony

Scorpio people are compatible and harmonize best with Cancer and Pisces. They get along well with Virgo and Capricorn.

Birthstones and Gemstones

The gems and birthstones for Scorpio are ruby and agate. Needless to say, avoid cubic zirconia; that would kind of defeat the purpose....

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Scorpio rules the secrets and generative organs, and denotes weakness in that part of the body. May have throat and ankle problems. As a rule, those born under this sign are subject to kidney and liver disease and bronchitis.

Best Career Paths and Jobs

Scorpio people often are executives and politicians. They are also suited for work requiring patience and perseverance. Those born under this sign can make good doctors, nurses, or front line managers, etc.

Best Places to Live

People born under this sign enjoy the countryside and living near water. They avoid excitement and prefer quietude. The Scorpio likes sailing and fishing.

The Original Manuscript

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Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal.

Times are GMT/UTC without DST.

October 2016

01 Sa 00:12 New Moon

01 Sa Venus: 30.9° E

03 Mo 17:30 Moon-Venus: 5.6° S

04 Tu 11:02 Moon Apogee: 406100 km

06 Th 08:04 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S

08 Sa 06:03 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S

09 Su 04:33 First Quarter

13 Th 09:43 Moon Descending Node

15 Sa 10:15 Uranus Opposition

16 Su 04:23 Full Moon

16 Su 23:36 Moon Perigee: 357900 km

19 We 06:18 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S

20 Th 23:38 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N

21 Fr 04:45 Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20

22 Sa 19:14 Last Quarter

25 Tu 04:01 Moon-Regulus: 1.7° N

26 We 01:45 Moon Ascending Node

26 We 10:54 Venus-Antares: 3.1° N

27 Th 15:53 Mercury Superior Conj.

28 Fr 09:33 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° S

30 Su 01:47 Venus-Saturn: 3° N

30 Su 17:38 New Moon

31 Mo 19:29 Moon Apogee: 406700 km

November 2016

01 Tu Venus: 37.7° E

02 We 19:38 Moon-Saturn: 4.1° S

04 Fr 13:04 Moon South Dec.: 18.7° S

05 Sa 05:13 South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10

06 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time Ends

07 Mo 19:51 First Quarter

09 We 15:57 Moon Descending Node

12 Sa 04:29 North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15

14 Mo 11:23 Moon Perigee: 356500 km

14 Mo 13:52 Full Moon

15 Tu 16:50 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

17 Th 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.8° N

17 Th 10:47 Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15

21 Mo 08:33 Last Quarter

21 Mo 10:08 Moon-Regulus: 1.4° N

22 Tu 02:48 Moon Ascending Node

23 We 18:48 Mercury-Saturn: 3.4° N

25 Fr 01:47 Moon-Jupiter: 2.1° S

27 Su 20:08 Moon Apogee: 406600 km

29 Tu 12:18 New Moon

December 2016

01 Th Venus: 43.2° E

01 Th 19:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

03 Sa 12:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S

05 Mo 10:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S

06 Tu 17:35 Moon Descending Node

07 We 09:03 First Quarter

10 Sa 11:03 Saturn Conjunction

11 Su 03:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E

12 Mo 23:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km

13 Tu 04:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

13 Tu 23:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120

14 We 00:05 Full Moon

14 We 21:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

18 Su 18:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N

19 Mo 04:46 Moon Ascending Node

21 We 01:56 Last Quarter

21 We 10:45 Winter Solstice

22 Th 08:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10

22 Th 16:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S

25 Su 05:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km

28 We 18:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.

29 Th 03:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S

29 Th 06:53 New Moon


Object-Other: Object occults Other.

Occults: Passes in front of.

Earth Aphelion: Earth farthest from the Sun.

Earth Perihelion: Earth closest to the Sun.

Moon Apogee: Moon farthest from Earth.

Moon Perigee: Moon closest to Earth.

Moon Ascending and Descending Nodes: The moon's orbit passes from south of the ecliptic to north of the ecliptic (ascending) or from north of the ecliptic to south of the ecliptic (descending).

Ecliptic: The Earth-Sun plane.

Conjunction: Earth is in a direct line between Sun and outer planet.

Superior Conjunction:Sun is in a direct line between Earth and Inner Planet

Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.

Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.

Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.


Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA/GSFC).

Succeeding months scheduled to be posted in due course.

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Nick 3 years ago

I think I'm one of the rare scorpios that stay away from bodies of water. I prefer a water fountain or a creek from oceans and lakes. I enjoy visiting the ocean for a day, but would not like to live by it. I also think we (scorpios) are happier in weather that is either excessive hot or cold. Obviously absolutes do not apply, as moon signs and what not need to be taken into account. But I still think scorpios, in general, prefer extreme weather than mild weather. Whatever makes us feel more alive the better.

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ChristinS 20 months ago from Midwest

I'm definitely a Scorpio through and through for a lot of it - interesting I have struggled with kidney stones and I have mild asthma :) I never saw those associated with my birth sign before. I don't consider myself jealous though - just not really a part of my personality, but a lot of the rest of it is :). Good read.

Ms scorpio. 7 months ago

I've been told I'm a Sagittarius 11/22. But I have all scorpio traits and only a few sag traits. Even though I was born on the last day I believe I'm a scorpio I always have to keep my jealousy in check when in a relationship.

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