October 23rd to November 21st
You, Scorpio, are the true enigma of the zodiac. Many may think that they know you, but in reality, very few actually do. That’s because you carry a protective shield with you, all the better to keep you safe from unwanted attention (or those who meddle too deeply into your affairs.) Some would say that you have trust “issues”, but in reality, you prefer to keep your heart and soul under-wraps, until others have proven themselves. When they do, you are the most loyal friend and companion.
Scorpio rules the following professions: Private investigator, forensics expert, psychiatrist, plumber, researcher, embalmer, funeral home director, mystic (yes, this can be a profession) and dominatrix! Notice a theme? It’s the desire to dig deep and explore the underworld, the mysteries of life--whether it’s the psyche, underground sewer systems, the ritual of death or the sometimes forbidden world of sex!
Your ruling planet is Pluto, the God of the Underworld. You may know the Greek myth of Persephone, the earth maiden that Hades (Pluto) kidnapped to be his bride in the underworld (i.e. Hell). Long story, short, Persephone’s mom made a pact with the Gods to return her daughter to the earth, in spring and summer. Your journey, like Persephone’s in this lifetime is one of death and rebirth, a continual journey of transformation. It’s no stone unturned for you. Something to keep in mind when you’re having a bad…ah…transformative day.
You’re either great at business, or a total “not”, depending on your mood. And yes, you are deeply sensitive and emotional…still waters run deep is an apt description. When you’re on your A-Game, you can out-maneuver the best of the best. In fact you have highly refined perception, some would say “psychic”, the ability to perceive deeper nuances, allowing you to be super strategic when it comes to the game of life. And for you, life is often a chess game, and you love to explore all moves!
At the end of the day, you are happiest digging into….something deep. In the perfect Scorpio world you would be Sherlock Holmes smoking a pipe in your library, with an ever-faithful Watson at your side.
Your Sunny Side: Intuitive, loyal, wise, healer, strategic.
Your Shadow Side: Jealous, controlling, overly-intense, elusive, competitive.