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Astrology Sun Signs - Meet Scorpio - October 24th - November 22nd

Updated on September 25, 2015

Recognizing Scorpio

"There's a man who lives a life of danger
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger
Be careful what you say
Don't give yourself away
The odds are you won't live to see tomorrow..."

And like the 'secret agent man' of the song, Scorpio also travels incogneto, and for the most part, he succeeds in staying under the radar. However, there is one way to unmask these secret agents of the Zodaic. To quote from another hub, "Look deep into my eyes..." oh, sorry, not mine...his!

As I was saying...check out the eyes - doesn't matter if they are blue, green, black or brown - if he is a Scorpio, he will return your gaze with such unblinking intensity, it seems to pierce through to your soul yet lull your senses with an almost hypnotic quality. The only way to break the spell is to look away first.

My next tip is to listen to his voice. It can be deceptively smooth, unless, that is, he is angry - then it slices and dices! Scorpio knows exactly who, and what he is, and nothing anyone can say will change that. He seems impervious to insults, like water and ducks - and compliments will only confirm what he already knows. Scorpio is the calmest, coolest sign of the Zodiac - just ask him if you don't believe me...

Scorpio the scorpion
Scorpio the scorpion

Physical attributes

Pluto ruled people generally have very powerful physiques. Their features tend to be heavy or sharp, as if outlined in pen. They usually have rather prominent noses - decidedly hawk-like, perched under heavy brows. This sign spawns more than their quota of redheads, accompanied by the trademark pale, translucent skin colouring. Their outside persona may look cool and tranquil, but their inner nature burns with molten intensity.

And while we are on the subject of inside and out - this Sun sign has mastered the art of camouflage. By this I mean they are masters of controlling their emotions and movements. You rarely, if ever, catch a Scorpio with anything other than a bland expression on his face, regardless of his mood, and his movements mirror his features - practiced, never jerky or sudden. Pluto born smiles are rare, but when you do glimpse one you can be sure it is genuine. Scorpio prefers to delve into your motives and reasons, all the while remaining mysteriously inscrutable.

Don't get me wrong here - this description does not mean that all Scorpio people mimic robots. I have seen many Pluto sons and daughters who delight in laughing, and are the life of the party - but don't be deceived, they are just more accomplished actors than some of their brethren.

The Scorpio temperament

If you happen to be the shy, retiring type, steer clear of asking for the Pluto Born's opinion or advice. You will get the naked truth, and nothing but the truth "So help you God." I think the only other Sun sign that could top Scorpio's brutal honesty is Sagittarius - but that is another hub...

You won't find Scorpio telling an untruth to score brownie points with his 'crib', that's just not his style. However, when he does pay you a compliment, you can be sure it's the real deal, and don't believe all the rumors that Scorpio is selfish. He has been known to move heaven and earth when it comes to helping his friends.

I used to drive an older Ford van (with Armstrong steering,) that needed repairs - and my Scorpio friend rolled up his sleeves and did the repairs for me - all for the price of a home cooked meal.

Scorpio will naturally attract loyal friends, or spiteful enemies. There is no middle ground with these people. If you fall into the latter category, it would be wise to remember that Pluto rules nuclear power...

In conclusion

Yet there is a haunting quality of sweetness with these people - they can be tender and sweet, and they often have a gentle sympathy for the sick. Scorpio has the choice of two roads to take with regards to his Sun sign. He can imitate the scorpion and sting for the sake of stinging, or follow the path of his other avatar - the phoenix, and rise from the ashes of complete destruction to be reborn. (More United States presidents have been born under this sign more than any other.)

The awesome power of Pluto resides deep within all those born of this sign, giving them an inner strength to lift them above the circumstances that surround them. Typical Scorpio's have no fear - bravely facing anything life throws at them with confidence and an inner faith to overcome it. They are intensely loyal and will brave death itself to drag a buddy to safety.

Scorpio will never forget a kindness, and it's richly rewarded - conversely, the opposite is also true. He will remember every injustice visited upon him and his own, and woe betide the offender. Scorpio will either annihilate his enemy so that he will never hurt anyone again, or, like the scorpion, sting and sting again. He is not content to merely even the score. He will lie awake at nights devising ways to get even.

Scorpio health mimics his nature - he can destroy himself with excess, or build himself back up from the brink of destruction. and of course, they know better than any doctor or nurse! Scorpio is intensely curious about life and death, religion, and sex, yet he is also heroic, and dedicated to family, love and children. His brilliant mind is fascinated with the ancient mysteries.

One of the strangest patterns that follows Scorpio, is the death of a relative in the family within either a year before or after the birth of a Scorpio, and when a Scorpio dies, there will be a birth in the family either a year before or after. (Check it out if you don't believe me!) This phenomenon will occur at least ninety five percent of the time.

Pluto's symbol is the phoenix rising from the ashes, and Scorpio personifies the resurrection - but there is no use asking what the secret is...Scorpio will never tell...

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    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks Meg, it's always great to hear personal aspects of a sun sign :) Glad you enjoyed the read.

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      Meg 

      6 years ago

      Hi, im a scorpio November 9 born at 11:59 and i found this reading very interesting and it's true about the death and birth part the year after i was born my great grandfather died. but it also seems to be a curse of my family because every few years someone dies. Ex: when i was 4 my mother died, about 5 years later my great grandmother died, 5 years after that my grandfather died. and i do find this hub very truthfull except the extrem revenge, although i do not forgive anyone who has done wrong to me or my friends.

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Rock on NellyB! I think of Scorpios as Transformers...more than meets the eye ;) Thanks so much for your comment, it's always nice to get to know more about a sign from a personal aspect :)

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      NellyB 

      6 years ago

      Hi I'm a Scorpio baby, born Oct. 26th, and I found it interesting that you said when a Scorpio is born someone dies, my uncle killed his father 6 months after I was born. This was in 1978. I am a cusp scorpio, decision are hard for me, but I find more often then not my scorpian@yahoo traits take over and I turn into a power house, I am very low key. Scorpios are very creative, we are very stylish, and very intelligent and don't like for our intelligence to be over looked. The only thing that will tick a Scorpio off is being ignored. I know it makes me mad as heck. Scorpios are natural healers, and have an heir of mystery to them. My scorpio friends and I all agree to most of what I'm saying now. Scorpios analyze everything. Thanks for writing this people tend to look at us like bedroom freaks, or they shun us. I feel we are the most beautiful sign of the zodiac because we are every emotion life has to offer all wrapped up in one

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Most definitely - you were born on the Cusp and therefore you have many traits from both signs. (My mother was also born on this day and showed many traits from Libra (trouble with making decisions - always giving pros and cons for each selection etc., drove us nuts LOL and I'm a Libra!) My mother would just read her horoscope for both days and split them down the middle!

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      Abby 

      6 years ago

      Hi, my birthday is October 23 1996 and I have been told different things from every website tht I'm either a libra or a scorpio.. I need help with it! I read them both and feel I'm a little of each

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you MyMentalistMind0, high praise indeed! It's interesting that your b/d is one month after mine...Oct 13th on a Thursday...(Thursdays child has far to go...) sigh LOL

    • MyMentalistMind0 profile image

      MyMentalistMind0 

      7 years ago from Planet Earth

      This was a truly intriguing hub! I am a Scorpio, November 13th, born on friday the 13th. When my mom was in the delivery room the nurses asked her if she was gonna name me Jason. Thankfully that didn't happen! I never knew Scorpions had another symbol, the phoenix. I find that very interesting! Also, I believe you hit me on the head for sure. I definitely do not forget anything anyone has every done to me, and I do reward those that have helped me. I will definitely be reading more of your hubs! Cheers!

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      My guess would be to rise from the ashes of your former self - meaning a makeover from the ground up...

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      aleks 

      8 years ago

      How do you go about becoming a phoenix?

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Welcome Pearldiver - You are so right! I don't know how I overlooked that one - probably because there was just so much intriguing information to write down. I do apologize! Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?

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      Rob Welsh 

      8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Ummm think you've got us sussed huh? hahaha.. Scorps are lambs... not the wolves EL.. We really are kind, considerate, passionate and don't abide Fools well at all.

      The one key thing that you have neglected to mention here is; how intuitive Scorps are overall. Thanks for an interesting read... good to know our secrets are still safe lol.

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      You are most welcome Mrs. Obvious - it's always good to get opinions from the source :D Thank you so much for the compliment my dear!

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      Mrs. Obvious 

      8 years ago from Northern California

      HA ha ha ha! I am a Scorpio! Oct. 25th. I agree with most of your hub. But I have never been the revengeful type. I prefer to call myself infinitely passionate, having emotions that swell with the seas, and empathic to a point of sharing real pain from beloved friends. I think Scorpio's are very deep, caring people, who turn to anger because we are so easily hurt and have to hide it to save out pride. Just food for thought. Thanks again Enelle for a nice hub!

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      KyonSOS23 - Sorry, I can't help you with that, you might try E-Harmony though lol

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      KyonSOS23 

      9 years ago from Nabon

      I want girl friend from Scorpio .I haven't friend Scorpio I can't anything about their.

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      FP - They do keep a very low profile, and rarely, if ever, answer that age old question..."so...what's your sign?" LOL Thanks FP you and Red are making my day :D

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      Feline Prophet 

      9 years ago

      I don't know too many Scorpios but they do tend to be rather enigmatic, don't they? You're on a roll here Enelle...keep them coming! :)

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thank you so much Red =)something a Libra is always looking for...LOL

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      RedElf 

      9 years ago from Canada

      I second that, Enelle, because Scorpio can be a difficult sign to get a handle on and do them justice. So often their describers only focus on the negative aspects. I really think you have showcased so many great Scorpio qualities - the almost hypnotic effect they can have, their incredible focus and drive, and (once bestowed) their steadfast friendship. You have done a super job here - a well-balanced Hub!

    • Enelle Lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Enelle Lamb 

      9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Welcome Lisa - and thank you for the well wishes! Only 3 more to go and I will be writing about Aquarius ;) stay turned lol

      Hi Red =) Thank you so much for your compliments - I do love reading them...there are a few signs that have dual elements to them, which sometimes makes it confusing to write, never mind to understand lol...I just hope I don't end up offending any Scorpio's here...

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      RedElf 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Excellent Hub, Enelle. Another well-written, high-quality Hub! This sign is one of incredible dichotomy, because those born here can embody such incredibly negative characteristics, and yet have such strong positive qualities. You have really captures their essence here - well done!

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      9 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Interesting--I myself am an aquarian--FEB 1st 1958 -OLD GAL=)

      Wishing You a HAPPY SUNDAY!

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