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Scorpio, the Darkest Sign in the Zodiac

Driven by extreme fascination, Grace has studied astrology extensively since college.

Scorpios are considered to best among the darkest and secretive of the 12 zodiac signs.

Scorpios are considered to best among the darkest and secretive of the 12 zodiac signs.

“Oh My God, Here Comes a Scorpio. Where Are We Going to Hide?”

When someone hears mention of the sign Scorpio, there's a good chance they'll let out a gasp! Others remain belied by the mysteriousness of the sign. Many others' faces will turn ashen with fear and foreboding! Scorpios have the reputation of being the most maligned sign of the zodiac and are associated with many of society's subconscious and forbidden aspects, like the nighttime, sex, the occult, and death.

The Eighth Sign

In astrology, Scorpio is the eighth sign and rules the eighth house. In numerology, eight symbolizes both building and destruction and also represents infinity (i.e., death is nothing but passing into a higher form). The eighth house in astrology is associated with sex, death, rebirth, and managing resources. The two subjects of sex and death are considered somewhat mysterious and forbidden in our Judeo-Christian culture. Scorpios have a reputation for being the sexiest sign in the zodiac, and furthermore, many are curious and fascinated by the subjects of death, the afterlife, and rebirth.

Scorpio has traditionally been ruled by the planet Mars. However, since Pluto was discovered in 1930, its qualities of being otherworldly and unseen have become particularly associated with Scorpio. Pluto is associated with the Roman deity of the same name and the Greek god Hades. Besides being associated with the underworld and the unseen, Pluto rules transformation, big business, mining, surgery, and wealth. Pluto is the great renewer, and to the extreme, it rules corruption and the misuse of power.


Scorpio is also the strongest sign in the zodiac physically, emotionally, and psychically. This sign does not suffer fools gladly and is an automatic detector of malarkey. Scorpios are the natural detectives of the zodiac, so it is best not to use any type of deception, prevarication, or falsehood when encountering them. If you do, the results will not be pretty—to say the least.

Scorpios also have the stamina of a thousand people. There is nothing a Scorpio will not undergo or withstand to achieve their goal. They are unafraid of going into avenues that would make the timid (or even the average!) run away in fear. They are not afraid to descend to the ninth circle of Hell if it means accomplishing their desired goal. They see no avenue is too dark, forbidden, risky, or dangerous. Scorpios are, in no way, lightweights. This sign believes in adhering to strict dichotomies; it's all or nothing! Forget about being in the in-between with this sign.

Scorpios are often drawn to what many people considered to be the unseen and the occult. They are interested in spiritual matters whether it is traditional religions or more metaphysical belief systems.

Scorpios are often drawn to what many people considered to be the unseen and the occult. They are interested in spiritual matters whether it is traditional religions or more metaphysical belief systems.

A Fixed Water Sign

Scorpio is one of the three water signs in astrology, the other two being Cancer and Pisces. The water element represents creativity, spirituality, and emotionality. Water signs are often instinctual; they use their psyche to delve into matters and are often correct without using traditional methods of logic.

Besides being a water sign, Scorpio is one of the four fixed signs. Fixed-sign people are often resolute in their opinions. They know what they want, desire, and believe in! Once they have formed their opinions, they are not easily swayed. If you are foolhardy enough to attempt to sway them, you are in for a quite unpleasant surprise!

Since Scorpio is a fixed water sign, their emotionality and creativity are very intense. The saying, "still waters run deep," is very apropos for them. The average Scorpio believes that many things should be left unsaid.

The Occulent and Unseen

Scorpios are fascinated by what many perceive to be unseen and occult. Religions—traditional, alternative, and metaphysical—are sources of inquiry and fascination to many of them. They know the spiritual world is just as real as the physical world, this being the same reason why many are curious about the metaphysical and occult aspects of life. There is no spiritual area they are unafraid to explore!

There are some Scorpios who have the psychic propensity to see beyond the veil. They can see dimensions which are often hidden or closed to the less evolved person. They are drawn to the aspects of life considered dark, forbidden, and dangerous, at least by to societal standards.

Scorpios are associated with scary and poisonous animals like snakes.

Scorpios are associated with scary and poisonous animals like snakes.

Dark Associations

In astrology, Scorpio rules the night. During the period of late October, the days start to become shorter while the nights become longer, gaining an edge over the day. According to folklore, the night is associated with dark, hidden, and demonic aspects of life. People may be subconsciously afraid of the night because it represents that which is often unseen and forbidden!

The dark side of the night can be emphasized by less traffic than in daylight (largely due to human's inability to see as well during these hours), and how many people, especially women, children, and the old, are warned not to go out at night (particularly alone) because it is a more dangerous time.

The night is also associated with the rise of predators, both human and other lifeforms. There are metaphoric and mythological stories about vampires and other creatures that go bump in the night. The night is often considered more dangerous; I remember my maternal cousin telling me a scary tale as a child about the midnight spook. According to him, the midnight spook comes from the beyond at the witching hour and takes your soul! I was eight years old at the time, and this tale scared me to death! Aaah—the night and its many dark surprises!

Halloween is a Scorpionic holiday. During this time, people try to outdo each other by wearing the most outlandish and/or scariest costumes. Halloween is a holiday with dark and scary origins and is still seen as the most extreme in this regard. It is quite apt that it occurs during the time of Scorpio!

Scorpio is associated with many scary and venomous animals, especially scorpions, spiders, and many forms of insects and reptiles, snakes especially. The snake is often an unobtrusive animal; however, it can become testy and bite if it is bothered. The snake is also greatly feared because of its forbidden presence and shape, in addition to being quite lethal! Sounds like a Scorpio, right?

Scorpios can be described as dark and mysterious. And be warned, if you offend them, their vengeance could be prolonged and particularly venomous.

Scorpios can be described as dark and mysterious. And be warned, if you offend them, their vengeance could be prolonged and particularly venomous.

Reputations Precede Them

Scorpios have the reputation of being the sexiest people on this planet. After all, the sign rules sex and sexuality. One could describe Scorpios as dark and mysteriously sexy. Scorpio women tend to have that dark and forbidden allure that is not present in women with the other sun signs.

Scorpios are quite known for taking umbrage when they have been dealt an injustice. Their vengeance is not sudden; the Scorpionic brand of vengeance can often be prolonged and deliciously venomous! "Let the bastards wait" could be their motto! "I will take my sweet and lovely time to exact the proper justice!" The poor instigator will never know what occurs as the justice exacted will likely sting as a venomous bite would!

Evolved vs. Unevolved Scorpios

Since Scorpio is a sign of extremes, they are highly evolved, hellish, and demonic. The highly evolved Scorpios have an extremely high level of spiritual consciousness. These Scorpios do not believe in crushing their opponents but instead practice forgiving and letting go. They believe that there is no point in practicing revenge and being petty. They maintain that they were put on this Earth to achieve the highest level of spiritual consciousness that they can achieve in this lifetime. They are also strict practitioners of karma—any act committed will come back to you sevenfold, whether it is good or bad.

Then there is the unevolved, hellish, and demonic Scorpio. This Scorpio is quintessentially evil in the strictest definition of the word. They can be classified as sociopaths refusing to adhere to right and wrong. They believe that pleasure justifies whatever means necessary. They also can be quite manipulative and refuse to take responsibility for any type of wrongdoing if they happen to hurt anyone in the process.

Many metaphysicians and New Age spiritualists would call these types of Scorpios dark entities. Dark entities are people who have no moral consciousness regarding right and wrong. They believe in doing what they want and are completely unconcerned if anyone is hurt and/or harmed in the process!

Most Scorpios are, fortunately, quite evolved individuals. They are strong people who either are devoted to you or leave you completely alone. There is nothing lukewarm about the Scorpio persona. What you see is what you get with this person! There is no pretense about Scorpio!

A Final Warning

In summation, Scorpio is the darkest sign of the zodiac. It represents the elements considered taboo or forbidden in society, such as sex and death. Scorpio represents what is hidden and unseen in our psyches in addition to both our subconscious and unconscious longings. In essence, Scorpio represents what is truly dark and fierce within our collective psyches!

More About Scorpios

  • Does a Scorpio Like Me?
    How to tell if a Scorpio likes you, and what you should expect when courting this mysterious water sign.
  • The Extreme Sign: Scorpio
    Scorpio is known as an extreme sign of the zodiac. They are capable of displaying diametrically-opposed dichotomies in their lives. There is nothing lukewarm about Scorpio. They either are or aren't, there is no in-between.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Grace Marguerite Williams


Sweetrose4u on December 23, 2019:

One word that comes to my mind is the DEVIL OMG MY HUBBY

Aurobindhan S from Chennai on October 13, 2019:

you have thrown a Knowledge of light and enlightened us over Darkest zodiac sign. Still it is Mystic of Karmic transformation

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 04, 2019:

Exactly, Scorpio is the STRONGEST, FIERCEST sign in the zodiac. I immensely enjoyed writing the article!

Saul Trejo on August 04, 2019:

I am a true blue Scorpio which is a double Scorpio and I think that all the other signs posting here are just trying to get a name for themselves they just need to admit that we scorpios are born badass.

Upset by this on April 20, 2019:

This is hurtful to me as I am a Scorpio I am not dark or evil or involved in demonic wiki tiki stuff

This is a dramatic generalisation

Mau on September 28, 2018:

Top 5 Dangerous Zodiac Sign.

1. Me( Scorpion)

2. Taurus

3. Gemini

4. Cancer

5. Aries

= LOL wtf Leo come on, stop pretending to be king in the morning. Coz night im gonna sting your ass. Your a ghost to me friend, oh what friend??? Get lost I never know you! (BFF)

Aleenabroonee from California on September 06, 2018:

Jupiter Transit is going to shift from Libra to Scorpio from October 11th, 2018 and will stay there for a year till 4th of November 2019 and will change your life in different ways and on the most important aspects as it does every year.

The most generous and the largest planet of the solar system Jupiter will enter a fix natured water sign Scorpio on October 11th this year and is expected to be a game changer in lives of many. What should you expect from it? Explore with Vedic astrology…. read my article

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on June 19, 2018:

Thank you for responding.

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on June 19, 2018:

I am a Scorpio and I found this hub informative and fascinating. I happen to be a highly evolved Scorpio who is married to a Leo.

Rebecca Hefley on May 28, 2018:

I'm also a Leo. Fixed Fire. Male Scorpios act like they want to kill me. My best friend is a Scorpio turned Sociopath. She is gaslighting me. I'm.disgusted and heart broken.

Rebecca Hefley on May 16, 2018:

I'm a Leo. Fixed Fire. Gemini rising. I recently started dating a Scorpio. This is my 2nd Scorpio relationship. He's a good man but I'm scared he's going to break my heart.

audrey misner on April 28, 2018:

EXACTLY, POSITIVLY CORRECT! A Scorpio born October 31st 1964 (Halloween)

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on March 13, 2018:

Thank you for responding. I SIMPLY LOVE writing articles on Scorpio. I find Scorpios highly fascinating & beyond. There is SOMETHING about Scorpio that isn't present in the other signs. Scorpios are THE MOST INTERESTING sign in the zodiac.

budbgreen from Kalama, Washington on March 13, 2018:

November 12th 1967. I thought what I just read was dead on. I am glad to see that I am an evolved Scorpio, yes I do try and make this a better place to live. Just don't cross me.

Douglas Ds on November 07, 2017:

I was born November 10th 1962 and am writing a very detailed vampire trilogy. I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ. But you just described me 95%. That's scary. I can make street lights go off as I pass them

Badlands babe on October 09, 2017:

The post wasn't intended or written for the purpose of zodiac bashing

or ego inflation...

We as human beings placing zodiac signs aside, have had both good & not so good experiences when it comes to other human beings...

By giving Scorpios a bad rap or any other sign, is not only ridiculously

immature, it's stereo typing & just wrong on all levels...

Regardless of what sign each of us is, the bottom line is we are all

human beings who are all connected & we are all placed here on

this planet together...

This isn't about whose the better sign, the stronger sign or, what

astrological sign can kick another astrological sign's ass...

It's about focusing on how we treat one another, & what we can learn from one another & to realize that we are all different in our own ways & we need to respect each other & get over ourselves because, we are here together as one, we share in the fact we are all human beings & there are so many other things taking place on our planet right now that require the energy & attention that people are wasting on comparison's & negativity...

Hate is easy, there's nothing unique about it & way to much of it...

It's love that's hard.

We aren't here to place judgement... It's not for us to judge one another...

Every one should practice working on themselves & their shortcomings, because we all have them & then come together as one, placing all difference's aside & accomplish the things that really matter & affect us all.

The practice of dissing & downing others based on their zodiac sign, or for any other reason only displays someone's arrogance, ignorance

& their insecurities...

Practice random acts of kindness & it will come back to you 10 fold...

Remember for every action there's a reaction, & what you put out to the universe, does in fact come back to you so, why not make it something positively phenomenal, we only get one chance, make it count, variety is the spice of life & you may be pleasantly surprised at what we all can accomplish together if we focus on the positive & what's really important & show respect to & for one another.

Peace Out & Blessings to all,

Just Some Random Scorpio Chick

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 23, 2017:

Astrology is more than sun signs. There are moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, & Pluto signs. Each of those signs are influential. There is also the ascendant sign. For example, I am a Virgo but my birth chart show a preponderance of water signs which are mostly cardinal & some fixed.

valerie on September 23, 2017:

hm i would have to disagree with you that the sun sign of Scorpio doesn't always have darkly mysterious women. I've seen other sun signs have this aura but i have noticed when i google their charts, and birthdays they are strongly plutonic women, some of them have scorpio moon or 8th house packed, or something dark about them. I've seen some scorpio suns look quite sunny and act out sunnier than your typical scorpio sun.

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 26, 2017:

Thank you for your reply. Taurus is also a VERY STRONG sign. It goes after what it wants. However, Scorpio is DARK for a reason. It even has the reputation of being....DARK, remember Halloween is on October 31st which is under the sign of Scorpio. You also mentioned that your moon is in Scorpio. Taurus-Scorpio combinations are quite formidable. There is NO STOPPING YOU in whatever you undertake or want to achieve.

ananda mixon on August 26, 2017:

Scorpios aren't so tough from my experience as a Taurus. most of my opponents are scorpios for some odd reason. As a Taurus I love an opportunity and if it's to better me then may the best man win. the Scorpio would stare me down intensity but I love a challenge win or loose. it's my pleasure to be the spade. Scorpio did everything to scare me or undermine me but for some reason it was a game for me. As A Taurus I know what comforts people like, I know how to take care of their needs and create pleasure. I also have the ability to not care for others so to see them hurt doesn't phase me i can charm the crowd while Scorpio tries to turn them against me. it got so bad that the Scorpio want to fight but I'm very physical, so there was no fear about defending my territory. Can you believe the Scorpio called me an evil witch when she started the whole thing by undermining me?!? in the end I got the promotion took it, then resigned for another company who paid more. she already quit the but it was the principal for me,"If I want it, I go All in." Later on in life she told me she admired my strategy... and how I couldn't be broken. it's all business baby never personal. by the way my moon is in Scorpio and mercury in libra also an Aires cusp.

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on July 25, 2017:

You are quite welcome.

James on July 25, 2017:

Awesome read! Thanks so much for sharing this! :)

ThePaganSun on July 10, 2017:

Grace... Sorry, but if you think that Scorpios are "stronger" than Leos or that LEOS "aren't that strong," YOU don't know anything about Leos.

Reasons why Leo is THE STRONGEST sign (bar none!):

Leo is ruled by the Sun. Technically Scorpio is ruled only by Pluto now, not Mars. (Barely any of the other signs like Aquarius and Pisces are still ruled by both their traditional and new planets so it's unfair for Scorpio to retain both). Also, while Scorpio is exalted in Uranus, Leo is believed to be exalted in Pluto!

Leo's symbol was the near invincible Nemean Lion (the only monster to wound the mighty Hercules by biting off one of his fingers and some ancient authors claim Hercules could only defeat him with the help of a serpent). Also, before Hercules came, Leo already killed many warriors whose bones he then dedicated to Hades.

Scorpio on the other hand only assassinated ONE person, Orion, who mighty as he was, is not Hercules.

Leo was also the ONLY sign that was considered fully both bestial and feral thus proving how destructive and powerful they can be when provoked. Neither Aries nor Scorpio were considered feral. Only half of Sagittarius.

Like Scorpio, Leo is also a fixed sign and thus has the exact same drive, determination, and stability. Unlike Scorpio whose a water sign and thus their supposed power is more emotional, Leo is a FIRE sign and thus physically active and strong. They are powerful, determined, potentially destructive and hot-tempered when angered, fierce, but with friends can be generous, kind, and loving.

Like the Sun itself they can warm and bring light to everyone, but they also destroy everything in their path.

And even their animal symbols don't compare. How's a scorpion or even an eagle (supposedly) to compete with a LION? Bottom line: there is NO comparison. LEO is the strongest. Scorpio is the one that's not that strong at all. Get your facts straight next time.

Need I go on? I think I made my point.

Jusstac on March 04, 2017:

This explains why I grew up with a much older MALIGNANT GRANDIOSE NARCASSISTIC SISTER...."THE GOLDEN CHILD" who casts a vast veil over her demonic face as she sits in best attire from her church pew on Sundays!!! Keeping hidden the dark forces for which I will be forever damned casting her away with her toxic grandiose self....she has already made it her lifes work making me pay for cutting her off....her friend once told me as a Libra and an empath her jealousy of me and my beauty casts as eerily resemblance to Snow White and an an Evil Queen or the Queen of Hearts and Alice.....she cant looks in a mirror and can't be content with her beauty. She once warned me to steer clear of my sister because she "feeds" off of me and my confidence breaking me down and making me weak. It's been 9 yrs and despite all she had done to me and taken from me, I'm still confident Ive made the best decision of my entire lifetime. Having no relation to her has taught me things that I could have never felt with my heart or the strength I would gain from leaving her world of material and ugliness behind. I feel a sense of gratitude to her really for allowing me to see things that I could never imagine had my world been shrouded with her toxic veil....I only wish I had seen the light SOONER!!! SHE HAS NEVER HAD MY HEART FOR SHE ONLY SHARES MY D.N.A. AND SHE WILL NEVER BREAK ME OF MY SPIRIT, EMPATHY AND LOVE.

Kat Greenwood on February 20, 2017:

I am a Scorpio and I can reassure we are NOT that evil. Actually I'm pretty angry about this post. For sure there are some evil Scorpios out there but also the other sun signs have evil people. The planets and stars don't affect your life in any way. So why is Scorpio the "most maligned sign of the zodiac"? Because it's ruled by Pluto??? Please stop making our reputation even worse for no specific reason. I mean, what is this post good for? To add something to our bad reputation and twist the knife deeper? There are many posts about the dark side of each zodiac, and I don't bother, but this one really goes over the line. I can't stand this shit people write about us anymore. For sure in this post there are some true things, but there is NO ONE who gasps hearing "sun sign Scorpio". I just wanted you to know that every sign has its evil people and Scorpio hasn't more or less then Leo, Virgo, Aries or the other sun signs. This post made me really furious and please stop writing so many bad things about US, because also a Pisces or a libra could behave like a "unevolved Scorpio".

Matthew gibson on February 13, 2017:

Loved this article!! Enlightens me to know that im following the curve of my scorpio traits and charateristics

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 17, 2016:

Thank you for your intelligent commentary. It is greatly appreciated in kind. Always feel free to stop by & add to the discussion.

GreenEyes1607 from USA on September 17, 2016:

I really enjoyed this hub because I'm a fan of astrology as well. For me personally, I have always had a complicated relationship with Scorpios, whether they were friends, bosses, co-workers, or significant others. They are definitely people you have to be very careful around. I believe there's good and bad in every zodiac sign, so maybe I just got the bad ones of the bunch. As an Aquarius woman, I know Scorpio men and I don't make a good match astrologically, but for some reason I do find Scorpio men very intriguing. There's just something about him, am I right ladies?

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 01, 2016:

Savvydating, thank you for stopping by & for your commentary. It is welcomed.

savvydating on September 01, 2016:

Sheesh....and all this time I thought I was a nice person. Lol. But seriously, I enjoyed this comprehensive article. I would have liked to have learned about famous personalities who are Scorpio, and who do encompass all of these "dark" qualities.

But it's true. Scorpio's don't like it when you mess with them. Nope. Not at all!!

ThePaganSun on August 05, 2016:

No, Leo's are the STRONGEST sign. NOT some pathetic little spider. Leo's not only "endure" like the little spider does but they MAKE the world and others cater to THEM. Sorry, but being "hypnotic" or "mysterious" is hardly "strong" either. Lions can CRUSH a little scorpion/spider both metaphorically and in real life so get your facts straight. Scorpio ain't "strong" at all. Leos are LIONS for a reason and no Zodiac I'd stronger. Surely not some pathetic little spider.

Billy Handwick on July 16, 2016:

The 'least powerful' is Gemini: Most of them are pushover, pansies, airheads, and faggots. The symbol -the twins- is a gay, stupid symbol; gay as hell. People that are adept at 'socializing' and nothing else might as well be women and faggots and nothing else. Requires no intelligence to be good at socializing. Without drive, personality, and passion, you have no talents or skills. Not coincidentally, whenever I look up someone at wikipedia to find out anything about them (be it movie director, scientist, etc.) people that have talents by far there are less Gemini and Taurus than all other zodiac signs.

I say this unbiasedly since I, myself, am half-Taurus half-Gemini -but not proud of it, but consider myself to be a rare exception -though admittedly I have no skills or talents, myself.

Though Scorpios are extremely talented and driven and a billion times more talented and intelligent than most Gemini or Taurus, I would bet a billion dollars I'd kick the shit out of any Scorpio in ANYTHING including at what THEY excel at like no other -martial arts. I WILL mess with any fucking Scorpio..and win..and kick the shit out of him at anything. Not because I HAVE to be the best. But because I AM.

Fuck Scorpios. I'd fuck up any Scorpio any day of the month.

Leo on June 19, 2016:

They may seem similar, but the Scorpios are driven by rage and darkness while Leos' power comes from light and good. If you dealt with Scorpio and knew his real side, without being blind by compability reasons, then you could see how dangerous and destructive they can be (placement in Moon examined, unfortunatelly-abusive relationship).

sjdkfkk on April 10, 2016:

I don't know why but all scorpios i met are angels (i attract so much is that because im a taurus) i mean im so close to all of them my all bestest friends are scorpio and my mother is one and i think you guys are just misunderstood. Yes you all get jealous of everything and get angry over the most stupidest things, and you guys hide every tnink it's not even funny, its so annoying and i want to burn them in hell but - they are actually kind,adorable, deep just little misunderstood dorks.

Lorraine on March 18, 2016:

I'm also a Scorpio woman. I've had dream a few months ago & a few weeks ago, I went with my daughter to take my grandkids to there doctors appointment & as we were getting ready to leave the doctor came out & I looked @ her & when she left, I told my daughter that, I had just dream about this & she just looked @ me

Tudor on February 10, 2016:

If this dark scorpio of yours is true, then you have just described 90% of the population. Do you realize almost everyone is like this, selfishly pursuing their own interest with no sign of compassion or respect for anyone else but the people who have value in their eyes. Not sure I believe or agree with your definitions here

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on October 07, 2015:

Scorpio is the sign who can make the most phenomenal comeback ever. Scorpio is the strongest sign of the zodiac. Scorpio can do anything h/she sets his/her mind on. There is no such thing as can't in the Scorpio vocabulary!

Vikram on October 07, 2015:

Grace, great article!, I can give you examples from my life to match what you have written in this post, I am a Scorpio male, staring at the greatest career setback possible, do Scorpios make a comeback, can a Lizard turn into Eagle? I really need your consultation if you care. Thanks.

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 11, 2015:

@Shane, Indeed you SHOULD BE!

shane on September 10, 2015:

im very proud to be scorpio. as of late i went through a HUGE death cycle and am in rebirth im sure. I feel stronger then ever. Im on track with life and can feel ppl confused by my sheer confidence in everything. Love everything i am. I love u all and hope u find solace in this life time.

Love Shane.

David Morgan on August 31, 2015:

The Scorpio-rising sign is a "cruel-taskmaster." Nothing gets beyond his eagle-eye and if he chooses he can swoop down on the prey and they will be lifted to heights unknown to non-scorpios. The claws just grasp the "victim" deeper and deeper so the prey is at the will of the scorpio. Now the victim is ready to learn of die! There is no alternative, Learn or Die!

mikeydcarroll67 on June 18, 2015:

I would that many of these are pretty characteristic of myself! Proud to be a Scorpio!

Mirella on March 12, 2015:

Yeah, that`s me :) so proud :D

christina1173 on March 04, 2015:

"it's a scorpio thing" on fb,

i am very fortunate to have become one of the admins (i post as christine) it became available to me during the most difficult time in my life thus far.

i've shared many personal thoughts, feelings, struggles (i refer to them as "ramblings")

it's difficult putting it out there, it's scary.

the journey i've been on has been long, hard, and a lot of "darkness"... i share simply bc i don't want my pain to be in vain (so to speak)

if just one person relates, feels the comfort of knowing someone understands, gets it...that's all i'm after.

there isn't a greater feeling than knowing "you're not the only one" when you are in complete despire.

willow, page creator, said two words to me that i held on to...

"scorpio strong"

that's who i am.

(seem to be rambling now as! ....thank you for letting me share)

AlexAndrea on December 12, 2014:

It'scrazy how accurate this is

Elsafany on September 28, 2014:

Leo think that because they are call king of the jungle they are strong . Please don't fool your self the smallest thing in life are the strongest !an ants can kill elephant . I'm a scorpion and I can relate to everything I have lost an ex- boyfriend the day before I learn he has passed he can to me and have sex with me in a dream but it felt so real something we didn't do when we were together because it was junior high love we were to young and he always tell me he regret that ! He was in a coma for a week before he die and the after my dream even though i didn't think I was him in my dream when I learned his passing I knew it was him ! Weird yes but true but don't like to get attach to my dark and hidden side I like to let thing go and learn to forgive ! Spiritual yes , karma bet you it always come back , and I'm so scare of my self cause when you hurt me even if I don't move one finger you will get it hard my vengeance is spiritual , my soul is strong

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 23, 2014:

Christina, thank you for stopping by and adding to the discussion.

christina1173 on September 23, 2014:

cdmadeeasy ...the first part of what you say, describes me so well.

glad i ran across it :)

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 19, 2014:

Thank you for stopping by and responding.

glorynomicon on September 19, 2014:

Sorry but its not all wife is a scorpio and she hates the dark things in life...and she is not strong willed either.

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 18, 2014:

LOL, Scorpio, not Leo, is THE STRONGEST sign in the zodiac. There is no other sign that can ENDURE like Scorpio. Scorpians can endure the harshest and most aversive environments and still OVERCOME such harsh beginnings. Leos aren't that strong, sorry!

LOL on September 18, 2014:

I have never ever heard of Leo being the strongest sign, normally when this is mentioned it is Scorpio or Aries...

scorpion on September 13, 2014:

i don't know if i believe in the horoscope stuff fully, but since im a scorpio n in relation to the comments above, ive always felt an innate darkest part of myself being an urge i try to hide. not necessarily being a fighter or doing others wrong. more like i fear myself most. its when fear shakes me up and finally i give in sometimes. i will go to extremes to get what i want. death n pain will not stop that side of me. fortunately i have only done good with that and not died yet.

it kinda feels like since im alone and worthless and lousy..... then why not go all the way? crawl through glass if i must. im not afraid to show fear to get where i want. the urge says don't talk or try convincing others to beat the fact that we all die the fk alone. it says go out if i must to reach where i want and make the exit a big fuckin fire.

ThePaganSun on July 16, 2014:

Ugh...I'm so tired of people getting this wrong! The strongest sign in the zodiac is LEO because they're the only sign ruled by the sun and so as a SUN sign, that's the strongest placement. Leos also have the powerful lion as their symbol! Leos are a fire sign and as such are physically stronger than Scorpios who are merely a water sign (emotions). Like Scorpios, Leos are a fixed sign and as such have immense determination and stamina! Lastly, Leo was the most feared sign in ancient times because it was the only sign characterized as both "bestial" (savage) and "feral" (extremely dangerous behavior)! Thus, sorry but LEO is the ultimate STRONGRST sign!!!

Dorian on June 25, 2014:

Y scorpios r so nice an love to keep it real an thy say we love sex an we r very clean an wont r way

Tim Seekins from Jamestown, New York on June 04, 2014:

I'm a Scorpio Rising with Saturn in the 1st and Pluto in the 12th. I also have the South Node in Scorpio. I have Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aries, and Mars in Taurus. I laugh every time people pump Scorpio up to be more than what it is. Scorpio is a sign that deals with the underworld. It is a sign that deals with people on a very deep level rather they are conciously aware or not. When it is concious, it is given full responsibility over it's actions to hurt or heal others. So yeah this makes Scorpio dangerous because it is so power hungry, yet so understanding at the same time, yet also can be a healer given they reach the level of Phoenix.

Yet when people overestimate this sign and make it out to be the strongest sign in the zodiac, I say hogwash.

You're typical Scorpion that is out to get you is passive aggressive about it. I've fought many battles with Scorpio and have endured many stings. They will usually do all kinds of things, really nasty things, to screw with your mind and try to slowly destroy you. They will do it in a way that makes them look completely innocent. They will try to wear you down mentally and spiritually. This might work on a lot of people but it doesn't work on me. Many a Scorpio have experianced very intense fear when I confront them right in their face. It doesn't seem might is a quality of Scorpio either. Physically, I'm not very impressed at all. I've knocked many down with and beaten them physically using a fraction of my own force to do it. Even Mars in Scorpio may or may not be all they crack themselves up to be(Mars in Scorpio is more dangerous than Sun in Scorpio). I've defeated Mars in Scorpio too.

I can't say quite the same for Aries. I've defeated many Rams too, but I will say that they always put up a good fight I respect. Rams don't play any games either. They just get down to business and have no qualms about putting their hands on you. I've had a female Ram punch me right in my forehead, leaving an everlasting scar from her diamond ring. Rams may not be as smart as in mental ways like Scorpio's but their mean like Scorpio's. No, their worse. They can absolute bullys who can make your life a living hell. Got a problem with it? Do something about it! That's the motto of a Ram. Yes, the Aries will always top the Scorpio in everything he does, even sex(Especially with Mars in Taurus there). The Ram will defeat the Scorpion.

So all this talk about Scorpio being so deadly and should be so respected. I eat Scorpions for lunch. If you're a woman and you want to walk these mean streets and know you got a strong man to protect you. Get an Aries, Taurus, or Capricorn man.

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on May 20, 2014:

Thank you so much for stopping by. It is immensely appreciated in kind.

msshelly808 on May 20, 2014:

Thank you gmwilliams, what a lovely read. I am a taurus sun sign with a majority of other planets in the sign of scorpio including my moon. I can relate. I do feel strongly about karma, past lives and the metaphysical world. In fact, I have 6 planets in retrograde in my birth chart, which I assumed was the reason I feel my soul is old, lol. Naturally, I want to be a detective because I like to delve deep into the unknown and a major part of me wants to bring justice to those that deserve it. I hope I have learned what was needed in this lifetime. Thanks again!

Rad Man on April 28, 2014:

Bad for the scorpion.

Zin on April 28, 2014:

I'd like to know that what will happen to me coz i killed a scorpion last week(i'm a scorpio).Is this bad or good?

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on April 17, 2014:

Thank you Mona for stopping by!

Mona on April 17, 2014:

Love it ... I'm Scorpio too... Everything is true... Even things about night... Scorpions go to the heart of the problems.. I prefer to be the evolved Scorpio...

christopher on April 11, 2014:

Nov 14 1986 if you're into Scorpios like I am BC I am one yea dark is putting it lightly

cheyenna on March 18, 2014:

Scorpio. Chinese is snake. Aztec is death

james mollo on February 28, 2014:

please I ama virgo and fear no one

Julie on February 21, 2014:

I had a Scorpio man in his late 40s chase me for years. He is married an he kept pestering me to go places with him. I had enough an said I have no respect for what you are doing. He iced me out with out so much as a remark back. Scorpio men are run by pure evil ego.

Deborah Sexton on January 22, 2014:

By Lynn Hayes

Scorpio has not just two symbols but three: the Scorpion, the Eagle and the Phoenix. Scorpio fearlessly delves into the darker emotions of the human psyche; like the Scorpion, the Scorpio personality prefers to crawl low to the ground, hiding in hidden corners and is prepared to sting and destroy if threatened in any way. This illustrates the Mars factor of the earth-bound nature of Scorpio: the aggressive intensity of rage and self-protection. The Eagle shares with the scorpion the ability to strike at a moment’s notice, but where the Scorpion’s journey is low to the ground the Eagle soars above the earth, proud and free. The Eagle has a probing eye that sees what others miss and like the Mars warrior, is very aware of the subtle dynamics of power.

The Phoenix is the transformational symbol of Scorpio. Like the Eagle, in ancient times the Phoenix was a symbol of the Sun that was said to live for 500 years. At the end of its life it built a funeral pyre and burned in the flames, only to regenerate its progeny from those very flames. The Scorpio nature cannot run from the destruction of the fire of its emotional intensity, but within that fire is the secret of immortality and resurrection. Scorpio is a water sign but Mars bestows the essence of fire as well and with it the courage to enter the fire and become transformed.

Deb Houlding has an excellent article on Scorpio in this month’s Mountain Astrologer which is also on her website. I was particularly interested in the analysis Deb did of the scorpion and eagle connection:

If, as the Egyptians thought, scorpions represent initiation into the sacred mysteries, we can consider the sign’s other related creature, the eagle, as a higher expression of Scorpio power. Many ancient astrologers, including Ibn Ezra [Arabic astrologer] , recognized eagle symbolism as valid to this sign, since the biblical prophet Ezekiel described a vision, believed to be drawn from Babylonian astrology and representative of the ‘fixed cross of matter’:

As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man [Aquarius], and the face of a lion [Leo], on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox [Taurus] on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle [Scorpio]. (Ezekiel 1 verse 10).

Saint John’s book of the Apocalypse (Revelation 4, v7) also alludes to the vision, of which Fred Gettings, in The Secret Zodiac, writes:

The eagle of St John is the eagle of Scorpio, which sign (alone of all the twelve) has two images, the eagle the symbol of the redeemed and spiritualized Scorpionic nature, the scorpion its fallen, unredeemed and earth-bound nature.

Transcendence from the crawling scorpion to the soaring eagle, still predatory, still conveying the essence of patience and penetration, but capable of flight and height, brings together the theme of destruction and renewal as a story of evolution.

With five planets still in Scorpio for the next week, we are all facing the call to explore the inner recesses of our psyches and see where we need to face the fire and rise again.

Deborah Sexton on January 21, 2014:

I wrote a hub on it, however my husband's chart isn't full of let's say water signs like yours. Could it be some other reason my husband isn't like Scorpio? There is a Scorpion and an Eagle

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on January 20, 2014:

Your husband most likely have planets in other signs and/or an ascendant in other signs. I am a Sun Sign Virgo b. 9/21; however, I have six planets in water signs, notably Cancer and Scorpio plus I have an ascendant in Pisces. I am not the typical Virgo who abides by rules and is overly obsessive about minute details. I am highly creative and sometimes quite impulsive. Astrology is more than one's sun sign, other planets in the horoscope also influences the personality.

Deborah Sexton on January 20, 2014:

My husband is a Scorpio born November 12. He is very sweet, lighthearted, funny, not a bit Jealous, and not secretive. we are very close, I know him very well, and we've been married a long time. Why doesn't he fit Scorpio?

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on January 18, 2014:

Tom, I am indeed fascinated by the sign Scorpio and Scorpios. Scorpios are UNLIKE other sun signs. They are IT! There are no words to describe the enigmatic Scorpio. They are quite unfathomable and mysterious and that is why I LIKE THEM!

tom charls on January 18, 2014:

you are right about every thing . i am scorpio.

Kukata Kali on December 03, 2013:

No problem :)

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on December 03, 2013:

Thank you again for stopping by and for you're quite lovely response.

Kukata Kali on December 03, 2013:

Wow, what a great read. I was laughing and making connections the whole time. Voted up~

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on November 11, 2013:

Thank you Rinky for stopping by and responding. It is so greatly appreciated in kind.

Rinky on November 11, 2013:

Everything is so true and enlightening...

Anonymous on October 30, 2013:

Scorpions! , There is one dangerous sign which goes ahead of you, they are dual personalities, since they possess both Devil & Angel Character. As long as Angel persona works, things will be pleasant but once the other face comes which is Devil it is most Dangerous. Devil Part act like Chameleon nature which means it can act like any of the Zodiac signs.

Its the GEMINI

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Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on October 26, 2013:

Thank you for responding. I also wrote a hub on the sun sign Leo, please check it out!

coco on October 26, 2013:

whew, just dumped one of these scorpio males.....

they seem to come on to me strong in the courtship, but once i get the creepy dark feeling, i am not interested. i hate the secretive type. and they seem to be very insecure.. im a leo, so i like it grand and proud, not petty and hiding...

lanasaeed94 on October 16, 2013:

I'm a scorpio I'm kinda like that I love halloween and nights

Rad Man on March 26, 2013:

As a scorpio, I am very interested in religion, but only the why and I have no sense of a spiritual world at all. I also hate Halloween with a passion. God figure.

DENISE on February 25, 2013:


mike fowler on February 15, 2013:

11 11 91 im the evolved scorp they speek of

jjpinki on February 14, 2013:

ive just dumped my scorpio man a month ago.long story short......he chasd the hell out of me i fell for him eventually told me he trusted me and loved me opened up quite a bit ,i loved him and was loyal and thought he was too,after one year he changed no reason for it ,the way he called/txt etc ,i asked if he was ok etc he said it was ,i knew there was something wrong but didn't push him,but i did say in a calm way that if he met someone else to tell me and let go ,i said i don't want to be with a man that didn't want me ,he said there was no one else gut told me i was right to think there was another woman and i was right.hes a 45 yr old man and so called evolved but didn't have respect enough to leave me before he slept with another woman .i ripped into him n left him.but i did txt him to get his version but he iced me out .so not getting the line where scorpios are LOYAL ??? . i know hes p*ssed off that i found his cheating and told her about me ,he met her a month ago .so many lies and deffo no loyalty .glad i got rid of my scorpio man. i could handle his moods and darkside and he loved that he said i could handle him .but i will never forgive a cheat.i know not all scorpios are dis loyal though :0)

Nixx on February 14, 2013:

Life for a Scorpio in my eyes is living in a silver lining of dark and light as you can't have one with out the other . . . then just utilize them as need per situations you come across in your life. Don't limit your self with one or the other side of what you can be. Be all of it as we can be. love and hate are part of life, both come and both go away and all over again.

I'm a scorpio on January 26, 2013:

Well... Yes and no....We Scorpios are mostly good. Enemies beware, for I have my evil side reserved especially for you. We do not fear the darkness, though we seek the light

CoolPyr0 on January 18, 2013:

well , there is always light in which so dark also there is darkness in which so bright , i believe myself not yet fully evolved type but i disagree that most of us in the dark side i know other scorpio some of them have goodness in there hearts too even i believe myself have softness emotions even i hate to admit it and consider it weakness but its just like ying yang for me no matter how much darkness some holds there is a bright side also no matter some people appear to be pure of light there is some darkness in there souls too

neilormsby from Newquay, Cornwall, England UK. on November 27, 2012:

Very nice write up !

A great read.

markio on November 26, 2012:

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, and that shouldn't be taken lightly -- nor should Scorpios! Those born under this sign are dead serious in their mission to learn about others. There's no fluff or chatter for Scorpios, either; these folks will zero in on the essential questions, gleaning the secrets that lie within. Scorpios concern themselves with beginnings and endings, and are unafraid of either; they also travel in a world that is black and white and has little use for gray. The curiosity of Scorpios is immeasurable, which may be why they are such adept investigators. These folks love to probe and know how to get to the bottom of things. The fact that they have a keen sense of intuition certainly helps.

The Scorpion symbolizes Scorpio, and that is no accident. Much like the Scorpion would rather kill itself than be killed, those born under this sign are in ultimate control of their destiny. It is life on the Scorpion's terms, too, since these folks promote their agenda (they are quite the executives) and see to it that things go forward. Others may find this overbearing (it can be) and even self-destructive, but that's the beauty of the Scorpio: they have tremendous regenerative powers, much like the literal Scorpion can lose its tail and promptly grow a new one. And for you sergio fearless Scorpios rarely lose; they just keep on going, since they are stubborn and determined to succeed (this Scorpio trait is in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this sign).

Nicholas on October 22, 2012:

Sigh people are still not getting it. I always read these and its the same thing "go into the light" Well hate to break it to you but the light yeah it isn't perfection its not enlightenment. People keep ignoring one of the most important lessons of Scorpios. The darkness is here to stay and it is by no means something to be feared or shunned. I am a Scorpio but not this light wishy washy nor crazy psyco mantis type of Scorpio either. There is much truth in the darkness i only hope people wake up to this fact. This world will never be utopia for it is balance that makes the world go round not love stop ignoring the other half dammit.

neilormsby from Newquay, Cornwall, England UK. on October 18, 2012:

Very Nice !

Sergio on September 06, 2012:

Scorpios are nothing to fear. Usually they retreat. So I just trap them on their retreats.

cdmadesimple on August 04, 2012:

I understand things and let things be open. When people are quick to judgeg me my defense is that I learned from mystake and I can talk about with ease and even if they didn’t tell me anything personal I can spot out what's damaged or emotional issues they have. When I say something about them they stay quiete and hide there tails. People may not pay attention but I care about people emotions so when they speak to me I already see something but I won’t say anything because who am I to judge. I ask questions so that they hear themselves speak in hopes in finding a new answer. I share my experiences in hopes they can see a different light or another approach. However do not cross paths with me. I say things out of good and when threatened or mocked, your emotional insecurities that you hid so well will be revealed full throttle that will make you not say anything like that to me or anyone for that matter.

I can see where they say Scorpios are vindictive. We are very emotional and loving people. I don’t think were vindictive on purpose, we have a lot of emotional damage and if one is not fixed to forgive and see the light then one will bare the mark of the scorpion snake without any spiritual guide to reach enlightenment.

Nothing is worst then a scorned Scorpio. I myself have an inborn power or a vibrational speciality aka physcic propensities. Not the best thing. For I can feel everyones energy on a higher vibration and attract the sad, the damage and all I want to do is help. In turn waisting my energy for myself.

Scorpios will always protect the emotions because of this. They feel people won't understand the emotional feeling and can't express because either he hasn't learned to embrace, accept, forgive and forget and do yoga. The ONLY way to do this is to separate yourself from the chaos you live in for a moment to reset and realize life's path. Scorpios are stubborn and have intuition. It's a double edge sword the only way to be healed is to let life lead you without putting up a fight.

Remember you only think you need to be here or do this because what society tells you to, that's why when you do it, you still feel unsatisfied. Learn to let go, speak your true goals and I promise everything will fall into place. I'm a believer of it and a prime example amongst many others. Here to help! Namaste! :)

Liv Carradine from Los Angeles, CA on July 29, 2012:

Sounds pretty accurate. My soon to be ex husband is Scorpio and I'm Taurus. Kaboom! A BS'er married to a BS detector! The sex was absolutely explosive and a perfect rhythm. Ever seen a bull dance with a scorpion? But everything else was "guess his emotions" cuz he wasn't talkin'! Good read!

Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on July 15, 2012:

Thank you, KrisNicko9, for your wonderful comments!

KrisNick09 from Kentucky on July 14, 2012:

You know something? I have read just about all the article I could find on Scorpios and everyone at least mentions them being spiritual or psychic, etc. I had a dream a while back about my deceased great grandmother. In the dream I was standing in the hallway and she was trying to get my fathers attention but he was talking to someone. I remember she walked over to me and told me some things, then gave me a hug. I kid you not, if I wasn't interested in spiritual things before I am now. I could feel that hug when I woke up, I even thought it was someone putting a blanket on me when I was sleeping and I woke up enough to feel it. Well, my father not paying attention in the dream really upset me so I called him up right then at like 3 in the morning and apparently I was a little hysterical but that's beside the point. He ended up telling me about a dream he had of his grandfather (which would be her husband), about a decade after he died. Yes, my dad is a scorpio too. I am going to keep a closer eye on my dreams I think. :) excellent hub!

jjpinki from south yorkshire uk on July 04, 2012:

he does feel secure but hes told me hes scared ,i don't pressure him in any way and he also says i can handle him which is a compliment lol ,im facinated by the sign you guys really are different ,my virgo curiosity makes me delve in deeper :0) these blogs have helped sooooo much and honestly think without them and reading info from scorpio men and women we would have gone our separate ways so thanx :0)

BBB-scorpsagcusp on July 03, 2012:

hey jjpinki :) well I am not a Scorpio man but a Scorpio woman and what can I say two things come to mind. Scorpios don't like getting hurt in any emotional way if that is that danger we might react a bit strange or strange to a non scorpio. I don't know if you think that might be a possibility but also if we really like somehow as a friend or in a relationship we don't just leave. Or at least it is my personal opinion and my experience with other scorpios and myself of course hahaha. We always come back and fight til the bitter end or well sometimes it doesn't have to be bitter and it is also doesn't have to be an end more as a new beginning. If you like that in a person and you make a scorpio feel safe I think you can't go wrong there ever with a scorpio. We are very loyal people I would say in general to our loved ones. Intense emotional yes but you can count on us I would dare say. Thanks for just letting me put my thought on the matter out there :)

jjpinki from south yorkshire uk on June 25, 2012:

update lol he did contact me n he does care about me we are back on track ,as time goes by im getting to understand scorpio men much better n the mood swings etc .ive realised that's the key to a happy relationship with scorpio ,give him space expect moods swings and don't take it personally .i love him even tho hes a pain in the butt lol also as times gone by hes opened up a lot with his feelings and hes not afraid to tell me what's on his mind most of the time .