The Seven Symbols of a Scorpio
Of all the signs of the zodiac, Scorpio is the only one that has seven symbols. I guess that explains why Scorpio is called the "sign of extremes" and why people born under the sign are all so different from one another. While the basic traits of a Scorpio always remain the same, most of them seem to evolve through the different symbols.
Scorpio is the toughest sign of the zodiac. Unlike the Mars-ruled Aries, who will confront someone and go toe-to-toe with him or her in order to settle a disagreement, Scorpios will wait (for years if need be) until their prey is in a vulnerable position and use the element of surprise when confronting the enemy. However, Scorpios are also loving, sensitive, patient, protective, and loyal toward their loved ones. Scorpios are great friends to have, for they are secretive and can keep secrets well; but never make enemies with one.
In addition to multiple symbols, Scorpio also has two ruling planets instead of just one. Mars is Scorpio’s ancient planetary ruler, and Pluto (which is deemed no longer a planet) is the modern-day ruler. Mars represents war, anger, passion, action, activity, and masculinity. Pluto represents life, death, and regeneration. The connotations of this so-called planet are what really explain the scorpion evolution—as Scorpios transform through each symbol, they leave the old symbols behind to die and begin anew with the next symbols.
Spider through Phoenix
Pluto and Mars
Black and burgundy
The spider is the lowest on the evolutionary scale. Most spiders are children, some spoiled and some downright mean. Many Scorpios skip over this symbol depending on their upbringing and environment. In other words, parents can stop this symbol from emerging. Unfortunately, some adults never evolve past this symbol and still act with a spider's mean, self-centered nature.
The scorpion is the well-known symbol of a Scorpio, primarily because of the constellation and, obviously, the name. The scorpion is still quite a bit immature when it comes to dealing with other people. Scorpions throw temper tantrums and show abundant jealousy. However, once again, some Scorpios may skip over this symbol, depending on their upbringing and environment.
The lizard is a bit more relaxed in demeanor. This symbol recognizes a little humility and has a tendency to watch and learn instead of reacting. This is the stage in which Scorpios are fond of revenge. I would call this the pre-teen Scorpio—somewhat matured, but not as fully developed as the symbols to come.
The serpent, although extremely dangerous, will move away from a situation unless it or its loved ones are being threatened. If it is threatened, watch out! It will strike back, and it will strike back hard and fiercely. It's common sense not to play with a snake, isn’t it? A snake behaves much like the Lizard but with venom. Teenage Scorpios tend to be serpents, although adults who have not evolved past this symbol can also show these characteristics.
The wolf is strong, wise, and protective of its home and family. It makes a nice, comfortable home for its loved ones. If left alone, harmony will ensue. However, if the wolf’s habitat or loved ones are threatened or harmed, a surprisingly quick attack will take place, leaving someone lifeless. Many young adults fit into this category of the symbols. These characteristics generally coincide with a time in life in which one leaves the nest and starts off anew. It is important for wolves to become aware of prioritizing their responsibilities and choosing battles wisely.
The Eagle or Dove
The eagle represents the more mature Scorpio. The eagle soars above all others, watching and learning. As an eagle, the Scorpio is becoming more of a spiritual being, trusting God to handle its affairs of revenge. Eagles are, of course, still quite protective of their young; this protectiveness is primarily felt when their children are young and lessens as they grow up. The eagle raises its young to be strong and self sufficient, once again trusting in God to lead the children down the right path of life. Often, Scorpio evolve into this symbol by mid life.
The phoenix is the ultimate goal as a Scorpio. The mythical phoenix is destroyed and rises above its own ashes (another Pluto trait). Life is hard. A Scorpio knows how hard life can be. But when a Scorpio reaches the symbol of the phoenix, he or she has achieved a mature, stable, and comfortable life in the face of difficulties. Knowing they can survive anything, Scorpios at this point don’t bog themselves down with petty arguments and plots of revenge. The phoenix has risen above all that nonsense, adopting a “live and let live” attitude, and once again, trusting God to handle affairs of revenge and violence. The phoenix is the most peaceful of the Scorpio symbols. The older Scorpio has usually achieved this based on all of life’s lessons.
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