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Your Complete Guide to Scorpio Zodiac: 3 Defining Traits All Scorpios Share

The scorpio zodiac is a mysterious one that reaches far into the depths. Scorpios are intense astrological signs with plenty of spice to go around. Did you know these famous people are scorpio sun signs? Leonardo DiCaprio, Albert Camus, Sylvia Plath, and Björk – to name a few?

Scorpio is the mystical, witchy best friend we all need. The Scorpio zodiac tends to take the path least travelled, and loves to bend the rules along the way. With an intense drive and sense of purpose, Scorpio’s nature is to follow their heart – which leads to a passionate, fulfilled life.

Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo, who wrote Astrology for Real Relationships: Understanding You, Me, and How We All Get Along, summed up the scorpion of the zodiac best when she said, “Scorpio governs over taboos, sex, and sexuality – the deep things we don’t talk about in life.”

If life is a deck of cards, this dark and watery sign is the wild card shuffled in. Scorpio somehow always has the best hand to play, while seemingly carefree and reckless. It’s common for this zodiac sign to be strategically two steps ahead in any game.

There’s much more to know to learn about Scorpio, so read on!

We’ve also covered Libra in this series! Read The Complete Guide to Libra to learn more.
 

 
 
 
 

The Scorpio Zodiac Sign at a Glance

Dates: October 23 – November 21
Duality: Feminine
Element: Water
Quality (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable): Fixed
Ruling Planet: Mars and Pluto
Zodiac Symbol: Scorpion
Dominant Keyword: I Desire
Polarity: Taurus
Body Part: Reproductive system
Birthstone: Topaz
Color: Deep red, maroon, black, and brown
Most Compatible With: Pisces, Cancer

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Here Are the 3 Main Characteristics of a Scorpio:

Whether this sign belongs to you or not, this information will help you understand this watery sign a little better.
 

1. Nobody Can Match a Scorpio’s Depth

With a ruling planet in transformative Pluto, this astrological sign has the ability to adapt and change to any situation.

This fixed water sign has serious depth which surfaces in many ways. First: instinct. If this zodiac sign has a hunch about something, listen.

Because of their strong sense of intuition and ability to decide quickly, they are known to make snap decisions based on an intense gut feeling, and rarely look back. Your Scorpio friend is the friend to go to if you ever can’t make up your mind.

Scorpio will be on a hundred-foot dive below the water’s surface, miles away from shore, while everyone else is comfortable on the beach. This can be literal and figurative. The Scorpio zodiac is not afraid of what lurks in the depths.

In relationships, this zodiac sign doesn’t bother with acquaintances. Instead, they are skilled at developing close relationships with many people.

In romantic relationships, their intensity is magnified. Scorpios prefer face-to-face connection, boldly express affection with physical contact, romantic gestures, and genuine conversation. With Scorpio, you may go for a long walk on the beach . . . but it might just end with a skinny-dip below a full moon.
 

2. Fierce Loyalty and Intensity

Scorpios are emotional! They are intense! They are fiercely loyal and deeply honest. They also love to deep-dive all things: conversations, relationships, and taboo topics. Nothing is off limits for a Scorpio! In fact, the more taboo the better. This sign is all about the real, the raw, and the tell-it-how-it-is boldness.

If you know any Scorpios in your inner circle, you are nodding your head in full agreement! Buh-bye small talk. This water sign cuts straight to the chase – and the depth of any conversation. A Scorpio would prefer one extra high-quality friendship over a dozen close acquaintances.

Part of this intensity is also being an amazing friend and excellent listener. It takes skill to be a great listener – it requires mindfulness, selflessness, and a keen ability to give your full attention to the person speaking. This is no problem for a Scorpio. 🙂
 

3. Deeply Emotional and Sensual

This water sign thrives on alone time. While Scorpios can be social beings, they fill up when they are by themselves. With such deep feelings, other zodiac signs can view them as mysterious or even secretive, but for the most part, Scorpios just need their peace and quiet.

They can feel overwhelmed by the amount of public sharing on social media, so Scorpios can be introverted at times. As a water sign, Scorpios are emotional beings. Ironically, they can have a hard time connecting to their emotions, but once they do, their power magnifies tenfold.

This zodiac sign has also been called the most sensual. Scorpios are known to be deeply passionate and in-tune with their inner passions.

Professionally, a Scorpio’s passion for their trade can be infectious and intriguing. Personally, a Scorpio’s passion for their inner circle and their pursuits is unparalleled. And romantically, the physical intimacy and emotional connection are juicy!!

Suffice it to say the sensual energy runs deep with this zodiac sign.
 
 

Celebrate This Dark and Mysterious Water Sign

Scorpio, we admire the way you unapologetically follow your heart and trust your intuition. Thank you for reminding us to trust our instincts! We absolutely love your intensity, even though not everyone will always understand your mysterious soul.

It might be surprising at first to learn that the firey Scorpio energy is actually ruled by a water sign! But think of their water element as representative of a Scorpio’s depths. Scorpio tends to be the most deep and contemplative of the water signs.

We have an article for each of the twelve zodiac signs, so be sure to read them all! And did you know that you have a sun, moon, and rising sign? Find out what those are in your chart so you can read about all three of your signs!

Are you a Scorpio sun, moon, or rising sign? Is someone special in your life a Scorpio? Did you recognize commonalities in this article? Please share your insights in the comments below – we love hearing from you!

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Melody Beuzelin

Writer and editor for YouAligned, Melody Beuzelin is also a 300-hour RYT and certified personal trainer. When she's not diving into YouAligned articles, she’s determined to become a citizen of the world and disrupt the concept of "business as usual."

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