The 8th Sign of the Zodiac: Scorpio

Scorpio Sun Sign dates:   October 22/23 – November 21/22

The sign of Scorpio, ruled by Mars and Pluto, is associated with sex, death, and rebirth. Scorpio is a water sign with a focus on introspection, intensity and intimacy.  There is an emphasis on investigation, analysis, recycling, and transformation.

Issues involving shared resources, taxes, insurance, banking, credit, inheritances, trust, revenge, research, and magic become accentuated during the Scorpio cycle.

The house that Scorpio occupies in the natal chart shows an area of life where one may be obsessive, have secrets, feel jealousy, and battle for control. It also shows the area where one can replenish their energy, tune into to hidden currents of meaning, be especially resourceful, passionate, private, and powerful.

Scorpio symbol: The Scorpion

Scorpio  glyph:

Tarot Symbolism

The sign of Scorpio is associated with the Death card in the Tarot.

Attune to the qualities of Scorpio with a 3-minute tarot meditation on Death.


Death is the initiate of the Mysteries, he understands transformative power and reminds us that to live is to die and to die is to be reborn.

Confer with Death when there is resistance to change.

Scorpio Sits in the North-West by West on the Medicine Wheel.

The direction North-West points to the path of psychological intelligence. The sign Scorpio correlates to Introspection, the second step on the Western pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel.  A penetrating look at what you experienced during the Libra cycle will increase your self-knowledge and your ability to stand in your own power. The key to mastering magic lies in exploring the depths of mystery.

Scorpio Correspondences:

Symbol:  The Scorpion

Key Phrases: “I Desire”

Ruler:  Mars & Pluto

Element:  Water

Quality:  Fixed

Polarity:  Yin (receptive)

Key Word:  Intensity

Relates to Angel of:  Death & Rebirth

Function/Sense:  Motion

Anatomy:  Reproductive organs, Genitals, Eliminatory system

Musical Tone: G

Color of the Spectrum:  Blue-Green

Gem:  Topaz

Power Stone: Garnet

Metal:  Iron

Day: Tuesday

Flower:  Chrysanthemum

Herbs:  Blackberry leaves, Wormwood

Essential Oils: Rosemary, Tuberose

Colors: Darker shades of reds and maroons, black