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The Darkest Sign in the Zodiac: Scorpio
Here Comes Scorpio: Oh My God, Where Are We Going to Hide?
When people hear mention of the sign Scorpio, many of them gasp! Still others are belied by the mysteriousness of the sign. Many more faces turn ashen with fear and foreboding! Scorpio has the reputation of being the most maligned sign of the zodiac. It is associated with many of society's subconscious and forbidden aspects such as night, sex, the occult, and death.
In astrology, Scorpio is the eighth sign and rules the eight house. In numerology, the number eight is the number of building and destruction. The number eight also represents infinity i.e. death is nothing but passing into a higher form. The eight house in astrology is associated with sex, death, rebirth, and managing resources. The two subjects of sex and death were considered in our Judeo-Christian culture as somewhat mysterious and forbidden. Scorpio has a reputation of being the sexiest sign in the zodiac. Furthermore, many Scorpios 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 has been 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 B.S. detector. 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.
Scorpio has the stamina of 1000 people. There is nothing that a Scorpio will not undergo or withstand to achieve his or her goal. It is unafraid to go into avenues which would make the average and more timid run in fear. It is not afraid to descend to the ninth circle of Hell if it means accomplishing his or her desired goal. No avenue is too dark, forbidden, risky, or dangerous. Scorpio is no lightweight at all. This sign believes in adhering to strict dichotomies: It is all or nothing! Forget about being in between with this sign.
Scorpio is one of the three water signs in astrology. The water element represents creativity, spirituality, and being emotional. Water signs are often instinctual, they use their psyche to delve into matters and are often correct without using traditional methods of logic. The other two water signs are Cancer and Pisces. 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 a person is foolhardy enough to attempt to sway them, they 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 there are many things that should be left unsaid.
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 that the spiritual world is just as real as the physical world. This is the same reason why many are curious about the metaphysical and occult aspects of life. There is no spiritual area that 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 average person. They are drawn to the aspects of life which is considered dark, forbidden, and dangerous according to societal standards.
In astrology, Scorpio rules the night. During the period of late October, the days start to become shorter and the nights longer. The night is gaining an edge over the day. According to folklore, the night is associated with the dark, hidden, and demonic. People are subconsciously afraid of the night because the night represents that which is often unseen and forbidden! There is less traffic in the night than there is in daylight. Many people, especially women and the old, are warned not to go out at night (particularly alone) because it is a 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 a dangerous time for many reasons. 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 midnight and takes your soul! I was eight years old at the time and this tale scared me to death! Aaah the night has sooo many dark surprises!
Halloween is a Scorpionic holiday. During this time, people try to outdo each other wearing the most outlandish and/or scariest costumes. Halloween is a holiday which has often dark and scary origins on which I will elaborate here! Halloween is considered the darkest and scariest holiday around—it is quite apt that it occurs during the time of Scorpio!
Scorpio is associated with many scary and venomous animals, especially the scorpion, spider, many forms of insects; and reptiles, especially snakes. The snake is closely associated with this sign. 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!
Scorpio 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 is their motto! I will take my sweet and lovely time to exact the proper justice! The poor instigator will never know what occur as the justice exacted as proverbially as stinging as a venomous bite!
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 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. They refuse to adhere to right and wrong. They believe that the pleasure and act justify what ever means necessary. They also can be quite manipulative and refuse to take any responsibility for any type of wrongdoing if they happen to hurt any one 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 they 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!
In summation, Scorpio is the darkest sign of the zodiac. It represents the elements which are considered taboo or forbidden in society, such as sex and death. Scorpio represents which is hidden and unseen in our psyches. Scorpio represents our subconscious and our unconscious longings. In essence, Scorpio represents which is truly dark and fierce within our collective psyches!
More About the Sun Sign Scorpio
- The Dark Side of Scorpio: Assumptions and Reality
Scorpio is a much maligned sign. It has a reputation for addressing & delving into supposedly dark themes. Although Scorpio is associated with the dark, one wouldn't dare provoke its darker side!
- The Extreme Sign: Scorpio
Scorpio is known as an extreme sign of the zodiac.They are capable of diametrically-opposed dichotomies in their lives. There is nothing lukewarm about Scorpio. They either are or aren't, no in betweens.
© 2011 Grace Marguerite Williams