– The Gray Eminence
Characteristics: fixed feminine water sign ruled by Pluto (traditionally it used to be Mars). Scorpio connects the firmness of the fixed sign, emotionality of the water element with passion of the planet Mars and mysterious power of Pluto. Scorpio has incomprehensible almost Faust-like nature with intense inner life and rather extremist attitudes (all or nothing).
Key words: DESIRE, WANT
Symbolic picture: ice, mud
Zodiac phase: 8th – sharing
In humanistic astrology Scorpio represents the exchange of energies through strong emotions (e.g. sex) or the effort to merge with the higher organic whole while keeping one's own individuality.
Complementary opposite sign: Taurus
Relationships with other signs: Scorpio is compatible with other water signs – Cancer and Pisces, he can establish a friendly relationship with Capricorn and Virgo but there is tension between him and other fixed signs – Aquarius and Leo.
Nature: People born under the sign of Scorpio avoid the average and prefer the extreme, because their Faust-like nature can fully manifest itself rather in an edgy situation than in normal life. Scorpio people have very suggestive, yet incomprehensible character in which elements of something demonic may be observed. Scorpio is characterised by tenacity, courage and good intuition but he has difficulties with finding compromises. He possesses the ability to dive into the depths of the soul and endure the exertion. Still water runs deep. Scorpio is extremely hard but sensitive at the same time. Since he is very vulnerable he often possesses dangerous weapons. He is the master of hidden psychological battles and mental harassment. He never forgets injustice and does not recoil from revenge even years later. He is prone to revenge and cruelty and struggles to gain the power. Scorpio feels the need to control the others quietly. His belief and desires are so strong they often lead him to the edge of the abyss. He feels the urge to uncover mysteries and is courageous enough to cross the borders of the forbidden. His inability to choose the golden mean leads him into various dangerous situations. He also hates social pressure, hampering or outside interventions – he perceives them as an attempt against his most intimate existence. He respects only his own rules and resents any authority, unless he really appreciates his supervisors. Scorpio is an eternal rebel and unrestrained individualist. He is anxious and overly sensitive, often he undergoes tense spans and his strong need to change the things makes him behave in a destructive way. His powerful emotions enable him to either love or hate with all his heart. He is interested in all that is hidden or taboo in which he can explore the passionate but also painful peaks and depths of the life. Scorpio usually has great regeneration skills and he can almost miraculously deal even with the stalemate situations. He desires intense experience which leads him to radical change of his personality. The life crises he experiences influence his character in a positive way because they lead to the concentration of his powers. His life success is often ruined by crazily or ineffectively used energy which causes conflicts, mistakes and suffering. Scorpio people are sometimes pessimistic, jealous, suspicious, thoughtless, envious and overly passionate.
Appearance: penetrating and piercing glance, poker face, dark (thick, sometimes curly) hair, dark looks and skin, medium plump or even fat but symmetrical figure, strong bones, short neck, distinctive, sometimes eagle nose, bad legs, either extremely attractive or extremely unattractive (valid mostly in case there is an ascendant, although each person reflects several elements from whole horoscope. Appearance may be significantly changed by the characteristics of the ascendant planet).
Body: reproductive and excretory organs, bladder, urethra, gonaduct, prostate, bile, anus, ischium, pelvis.
Predispositions to diseases: diseases and inflammations of reproductive organs, infections, veneral diseases, vaginitis, urethritis and ovaritis, bladder diseases.
Professional dispositions: occupations connected with death or sexuality – insurance company agent, funeral director, surgeon, pathologist, coroner, healer, gynaecologist, sexologist; jobs requiring sense of exploration – psychologist, psychiatrist, occultist, graphologist, detective, investigator, criminalist, scientific researcher; occupations connected with metals and machines – technician, mechanic, repairman, metal worker, engineer; artistic jobs – satire, acting.
Fatal influence: The analogy of the 8th House of the individual horoscope – general influence on death, heritage, dowry, husband's property, guardianship, family secrets, intense relationships and sexual preferences.
Famous personalities: Winona Ryder, Larry Flint