The DARKSIDE of Scorpio-Assumptions and REALITY
Scorpio Has Such a Bad, DARK Reputation
Scorpio Has Quite A.....BAD Reputation
What is the first thing that comes to mind when the sun sign of Scorpio is mentioned? Oh no, I hear gasps, even screams of fear. There are even hearts pounding. Some people's faces become quite ashen with intense trepidation. Yes, Scorpio has QUITE a reputation and that reputation is not good at all.
In fact, one can say that Scorpio has quite an ominous, even dark reputation. It is the eighth sign of the zodiac ruled by Pluto, who was the god of the underworld. It has associations with things and matter which are considered taboo and forbidden in the human mind and consciousness. It furthermore has sovereignty over subjects which are little understood by many people. In some people's mind, the mention of the sun sign Scorpio makes them quite uncomfortable.
Scorpio deals with subjects, things, and matters that can be misunderstood because such are below the surface. In the human mind, consciousness, and psychology, anything considered below the surface is not accepted, even considered to be suspect, weird, and strange. People are quite viscerally fearful of the suspect, weird, and strange because it is beyond their particular comfort zone and is unfamiliar.
Scorpio is furthermore associated with the mysterious and occult. One can say that Scorpio is a very introverted sign. It does not broadcast itself but somehow it speaks volumes. It is also an unfathomable sign. This is a sign which cannot be easily deciphered. It is a sign which prefers to keep things to itself.
Scorpio is also a sign of power and many people are quite uncomfortable with the word power. The Scorpian person has the utmost respect for power. Power means mastery and ownership over one's life and destiny. It further denotes never being in a vulnerable position. It furthermore translates into never showing any type of weakness. However, there are those who view power in any form less than positively. Scorpio is furthermore associated negatively as power is viewed by some to be highly exploitative and disrespectful of others' selfhood and rights.
Scorpio is known as the sign of intensity. It is not in between sign in the slightest. The Scorpian person either loves or hates something or someone. There is no such thing as mere likes or dislikes in the Scorpio vocabulary. It is a sign of strict forthrightness, has a take no prisoner's attitude, or does it suffer fools gladly. In other words, the Scorpian person can be quite truthful. Such intensity and truthfulness can be misconstrued less than positively as there is a tendency to smooth over, even avoid things and matters which are deemed to be unpleasant or at least troublesome. There is a further tendency to not live on one's terms but rather live life at other's approval. Scorpio is seen as bad, even evil, because it dares to live an authentic life rather than to live an inauthentic life on other's terms.
Negative.......... By Whose Definition
There are so many negative associations with Scorpio. However, what some people deem negative attitudes and behavior is not necessarily so with Scorpio. It is a sign that believes in living by its own rules. It sees the utter futility in answering to anyone but itself. The Scorpian person contends that living by other's dictates and rules denotes a sign of weakness and submission. This sign is not a sign of weakness nor submission.
Scorpio is a sign of strong definiteness. It knows where it stands whether it is issues regarding political beliefs, religious/ethical morality, or education. It is also not hesitant of stating its position whether it is popular or unpopular. In fact, the Scorpian person will state the issue as it is even though the opinion may be reviled. It does not matter in the slightest to Scorpio. To him/her, it is what IT IS.
Scorpio is seen as threatening to many people because this is a sign which refuses to tolerate hypocrisy or pretense in any form. Our society is fearful of people who are strong in their opinions and outlooks. The societal consensus is to go along to get along and not to rock the boat. Well, the Scorpian person is not afraid to rock the societal boat. He/she says what others are thinking but are afraid to say for societal censure, even retribution.
Scorpio is supremely confident and very comfortable in its essence. To say that a Scorpian person is self-assured is an understatement. There are many who view such confidence as arrogance, even conceit. It really does not matter to him/her. He/she figures that if he/she is not comfortable in its own skin and being then what is the point. To the Scorpio mind, confidence is another side of strength. Without confidence, one is considered to be quite weak in the Scorpio's estimation. In the Scorpio equation, if being self-assured means being cocky, well that is other people's problem.
Scorpio is quite fascinated with what some would consider the darker side of life. It delves into areas which seem forbidden, even taboo by conventional society. The Scorpian person asserts that nothing is too dark nor too taboo for the human mind to explore. In fact, he/she strongly contends that by exploring the so-called darker side of life that humankind would face and conquer its demons. He/she further argues that everyone has his/her shadows whether such shadows are faced head on or denied. He/she is emphatic in the realization that if the shadows are faced head on, they will resurface in one form or another.
It is no accident that Scorpio is curious about things that deal with the paranormal, the supernatural, and the occult. To the Scorpian person, such things are normal although many people are quite fearful of approaching such subject matter. They are of the school that it is best to leave such things alone and that they are the purview of God. However, he/she asserts that such thinking is nonsense and that humans contain more qualities and components that they give themselves credit for. He/she is also very comfortable with the idea of death. Death is the thing that most people fear and are quite uncomfortable with. They see death as unfamiliar, even harrowing, while he/she views death as a normative part of life, a transition of sorts.
Scorpio CAN Be QUITE DARK
There was a nursery rhyme about a little girl with a curl in the center of her face. The rhyme states that when she was good, she was very, very good but when she was bad, she was.....HORRID. Well, that rhyme describes Scorpio quite succinctly. This is the sign which can go either go the extremes of positivity or negativity, there is NO in between. The song ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL embodies the Scorpio persona.
There is no sign that encompasses the best and the worst like Scorpio. Traditional astrological sources indicated that there were two types of Scorpio: the more negative type or the Scorpion and the more positive type of Scorpio or the Eagle. Other astrologers disagree with this assessment, stating that there are three types of Scorpio: the Scorpion, Eagle, and a more evolved type, the Eagle. There are a few astrologers who contend that the lowest manifestation of Scorpio is the snake, not the Scorpion. No matter how many discernible types of Scorpio personas there are, one thing is for sure-Scorpio has the ability to ascend to the highest highs or descend to the lowest lows.
This is a sign that can embody an elevated level of altruism, healing, and sacrifice for the greatest good of humankind. Conversely, it can exercise an evil at a level beyond basic evil into the abominable, debased, and into the demonic. The negative Scorpio is not only evil but can be classified as fiendish. He/she has no concept of the word conscience. He/she either does not have a concept of conscience or wishes not to. This is the Scorpio who maintains that conscience is only a societal or religious concept to control the masses.
The negative Scorpio sees evil as good and good as evil. He/she is ruthlessness to the nth degree. He/she is as comfortable with ruthlessness as a baby with his/her bottle. Such ruthlessness is second nature to him/her. He/she takes the premise survival of the fittest to an entire unheard, unexplored level. He/she even goes beyond this premise to include survival of the most cunning. He/she has his/her share of how to practice such precepts. In fact, he/she can write a bestseller on how to succeed and thrive in this world by being cunning. Machiavelli would be immensely proud. In his/her assertion, it is natural for the strong and fittest to take advantage of the weak and less fit. After all, he/she surmises that the weakest and least fit are just fodder for the strongest and fittest to use at their will. He/she contends that the weak and vulnerable are in their dire situations due to their own making. He/she really embraces the concept to the victor or rather the strong goes the spoils while the weak get the leftovers and crumbs, if that when he/she is in a "merciful" mood.
Another side of the premise regarding the survival of the fittest in this Scorpio mind is that might is equal to right. He/she maintain that since he/she has the most capabilities/attributes whether it is the most attractive, smartest, most educated, most successful, wealthiest, and/or other most astounding characteristics, he/she can treat others as he/she sees fit. He/she rationalizes this, arguing that by virtue of possessing such capabilities/attributes he is MORE while others are LESS because they do not possess the level of capabilities/attributes that he/she has.
Beyond DARKEST......Into ........Pure EVIL
A Dark Even Beyond The DARKEST Dark Into EVIL
The negative Scorpian person will resort to unethical, even egregious means to achieve his/her goals. He/she views good and evil as entirely relative tailored to suit his/her particular needs at the moment. He/she refuses to believe in absolute morality. He/she contends that the only absolutes are those specific to his/her wants and desires. He/she maintains that one MUST do what is necessary not only to succeed but to BE in a particular culture, environment, and society.
This Scorpian person asserts that it is quite normal to use gamesmanship and/or other forms of manipulative behavior in order to succeed in whatever environment he/she is in or endeavor he/she decides to undertake. He/she sees nothing wrong in resorting to insidious methods to attain his/her prize. It matters to him/her in the least as to whether a person is hurt, the next one's reputation is irreparably ruined, or yet another person's is financially ruined. His/her attitude to the aforementioned is that such comes with the territory and is life.
This is the Scorpio who can be quite demoralizing, even venomous in his/her dealings with others. He/she is not in the least concerned as to his/her effect upon others. He/she even takes a relentless pleasure in humiliating others. This action is a normative part of his/her existence. He/she is quite adept at exuding negative energy. He/she exemplifies the emotional and/or psychic vampire. He/she is in the habit of making others extremely uneasy, even uncomfortable, when they are in his/her presence. He/she KNOWS this fact, oftentimes using such to his/her distinct advantage. He/she has the knack of making others feel weak, insignificant, even like personae non gratae. He/ she is the soul devourer who diminishes, even destroys other people's intrinsic sense of self and being. He/she uses other's perceived, imagined, or actual weaknesses in order to make them more pliable to his/her will. Conversely, he/she has the uncanny knack of using psychological affirmations in order to make others feel good about themselves but at a......price, sometimes a VERY HIGH price.
The devolved Scorpio will gladly "help" or "assist" you if in need. However..........there is always a however in this scenario, you will have to repay...... Oh yes, you WILL repay him/her in one fashion or another, there is no escaping this fact. He/she expects to be REPAID for he/she is not "helping" you from kindness, there is an ulterior motive involved. He/she believes in "helping/loving" others on conditions that they do his/her bidding. If a person elects not to do such a bidding, the latter would wish that he/she had done so.
Even Hell Isn't............THIS DARK
Even HELL Isn't This Dark
The negative Scorpio sees nothing wrong but everything absolutely right in exercising extreme, even authoritarian control & power. He/she subscribes to the concept that might equals power equals right. He/she is not above being dominant to show others who is the boss. He/she maintains that since he/she is the most powerful in his/her particular sphere be it family, the workplace, or other venues-it is his/her prerogative to dictate to others how to construct and live their lives.
This Scorpio rules and others had better obey if they wish to remain in his/her good graces. He/she is an avid practitioner in conditional love. He/she will only "love" and "cherish" those who abide by the former's familial, ethical/spiritual/religious, educational, and other societal beliefs and values. If someone elects not to abide by Scorpio's dictates, the former will be abruptly and coldly banished from the latter's circles. This applies not only to associates and colleagues. It also applies to close friends, relatives, husbands, wives, lovers, significant others, parents and siblings, but even to their own children and grandchildren. He/she is not loathe to disassociate himself/herself from those deemed unworthy, recalcitrant, or otherwise threats to his/her particular universal order.
The negative Scorpio is also quite adept at the use of revenge if there are perceived, imagined, or real wrongs. He/she is not the type of forgive and move on. That would denote some type of deficiency on his/her part. He/she contends that if he/she is wronged for some reason, he/she aim to strike back, even going for the jugular. Scorpionic revenge is quite legendary. After all, the sun sign Scorpio is ruled by some of the venomous creatures in the animal kingdom, the scorpion and the snake. Both animals are feared and with good reason. They have the power to paralyze, even kill if attacked. This applies to the human Scorpio. While some more evolved Scorpio take revenge when they are egregiously wronged, the devolved Scorpio take revenge even for less serious wrongs.
Revenge is in this Scorpio's blood and the main impetus for existing. He/she looks for ways to get even. He/she feels it is his/her duty to show people that he/she is tough and will not take any prisoners. He/she maintains that every fight is a fight to the finish with him/her being the victor. He/she argues that people admire, even adulate those who retaliate when wronged. He/she further asserts that by using revenge, people will be very careful never to pick on nor offend them in any way. He/she equates seeking revenge with being strong and in control. He/she perceives forgiveness as also losing control over to his/her "enemies". There are a few Scorpio who take the need to revenge to a very destructive level, not only destroying the intended but even himself/herself and those around him/her in the process.
Scorpio's reputation proceeds it. It is a much misunderstood, even maligned sun sign. It is associated with what is supposedly dark, arcane, and beyond the paradigms and parameters of what is socially acceptable. Scorpio people are oftentimes misjudged because they exhibit characteristics which some people find to be threatening and/or off putting. Its dark reputation is sometimes undeserved.
Scorpio is one of if not the most feared sign of the zodiac. It represents the taboo, forbidden, the hidden, mysterious, and suspect. It symbolizes what one's deepest and unspoken desires. It epitomizes our shadow side. People see such things as dark, even negative because they would rather stay in the safe, comfortable, and familiar. They are loath to face what is considered to be the more negative sides of themselves because they would have to improve such.
As Scorpio represents the highest of highs, it can descend to the most abysmal hellish realms of the psyche. Scorpio is the darkest sign psychologically, even psychically. It symbolizes humankind at its basest, lowest, most primitive common denominator. It is the manifestations of the lowest realms of hell imaginable. It is a black that is blacker than the blackest black. It is analogous to a cobra ready to strike. Scorpio's dark side is a side that a wise person would be wary of provoking and entering. The saying, do not tread on me is an apt description as to how to avoid a dark/negative Scorpio.
© 2015 Grace Marguerite Williams
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