Symbol – Scorpion
Ruling Planet – Pluto
Element – Water
Keywords – I create
Key Notes – Willpower & Confidence
Power Color – Brown
Ability to feel and intuitively know
Determined and forceful
Emotional and intuitive
Powerful and passionate
Exciting and magnetic
Scorpio rules the reproductive system, sexual organs, bowels, and excretory system.
Self-reliant, magnetic Scorpio is an intense and enigmatic sign. Powerful emotions flow beneath an outwardly calm surface. Known for its insightfulness, Scorpio is one of the signs where transformation occurs—a quality of its ruler Pluto. Brown Topaz helps to promote positive transformation. It resonates with loyalty and fidelity, Scorpio attributes. Straight-shooting, they tell the unvarnished truth, sometimes incurring anger from the recipient. As such, Scorpio benefits from the protective energy of Apache Tears. Forgiveness and releasing resentment—great qualities for any zodiac sign—are triggered by Smoky Quartz.
Note: Before the discovery of Pluto, the ruling plant for this sign was Mars—the two are more or less interchangeable with regard to the Scorpio personality, especially since the recent downgrade of Pluto from a full-blown planet to a “dwarf planet.”
The Moon of Frost (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
This period is one of intellect and mind. This is the time to explore and develop ideas, but these new ideas can lead to so much excitement that proper timing can often be ignored. The influence is one of impulsiveness.
Scorpio is a water element — sympathetic and imaginative. They bring emotional sensitivity and intuition.
The Water signs are the intuitive dreamers of this world. Water shapes intuition and emotional experience, and is linked to the feeling and emotional world. The element of intuitive perception, water signs are inward-looking and sensitive. This is a passive, rhythmic element that ebbs and flows. Water signs need time to withdraw, to process emotional experiences, and then to reemerge into the world.
A Fixed Sign
The Scorpio individual is imaginative, passionate, and emotional. For better or for worse, they are intense, intuitive, and complex people who give life their all.
Scorpio in any relationship is fiercely private, deeply-feeling, and intensely loyal, but they’re most compatible with Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Julia Roberts (Oct 28), Demi Moore (Nov 11), and Leonardo DiCaprio (Nov 11).
Do you have any Scorpios in your life?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
Please visit HolEssence and our Facebook page
© 2011 Laurie Buchanan – All Rights Reserved
Half of my extended family are Scorpios, I swear, including my mom. Interesting to read some of their traits and compare them with different people. Hope you are having a relaxed “in between” week, Laurie.
Kathy – That’s a LOT of Scorpios, but that equals a lot of GREAT folks. Yes, we’re having a wonderful week. We’ve still got a full client lineup at HolEssence, but that’s always a terrific place to be 🙂
No current Scorpio’s in my life, that I know of anyway. Makes me feel I’m missing out when I read about them! 🙂
SuZen – You’ve got to rush right out and find one – quick!
It’s always good to know yourself……the good and the bad. I am going to have to investigate Apache Tears!!
(Is that chili ????)
Jill – Apache Tears are, indeed, wonderful, but have nothing to do with chili 🙂 When you look at them grouped in a bowl, or cupped in the palm of a hand, they appear to be solid, dark brown. However, held up to the light, they are beautifully translucent.
I’m sure there is nobody that is a scorpio in my life, clearly I need to get out more. 🙂
Magsx2 – You’ve simply got to add a Scorpio (or two) to your social circle 🙂
I am drawing a blank here for this period for the very firts (and probably last) time in this great project. A few family members are just before and just after it. But some splendid positive traits there.
I wish you and Len the best year ever in 2012!
Sam – There are, indeed, some SPLENDID, POSITIVE traits in the Scorpio makeup. And here’s wishing YOU and YOURS a HEALTHY and JOY-FILLED 2012.
My oldest daughter has a friend who fits this description and she also has dyscalcula – she can not drive at all…and taught me about it and gave me the name to research. She is far away now and has 3 sons, I rarely see her.
Now your next sign is an avalanche of my maternal relatives and now the next generation too……I am looking forward to reading it too
Patricia – I’m so glad that you’re enjoying this series. We’ve got one to go — Sagittarius! Stay tuned…
Finally you’ve reached the most important sign–and it just so happens to mine. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with it for years. Mostly because of the other definations I’ve encountered. Yours, however, makes me very proud to be.
Leanne – I’m oh-so-glad you enjoyed my description of the Sagittarian personality. You are in terrific company with this great Zodiac sign 🙂
Sagittarian? Are you teasing me?
Aren’t we talking about Scorpio?
Leanne – Ha! I mistakenly thought you’d replied on Sagittarius. I never met a Scorpio I didn’t like (that’s true for Sagittarius as well).
Laurie, I can’t bring to mind any Scorpios right off hand although I am sure I run across them. What I do recall is that my Father had several Apache tears that he kept in his collection. I believe he also called them Tektite or something similar. They were interesting to hold up and peer through, I wish I knew what he had done with all those rocks he gathered, Missy would have loved them. She is our stone magnet, when she walks through a plowed field, the arrow heads jump into her pockets. I can never seem to see anything but…rocks.
Sandi – How cool to know that your Dad had Apache Tears in his collection. Many people use them to ease grief, for protection, and for grounding. They are gentle – yet powerful (somewhat like a velvet sledge hammer). I didn’t realize that Missy is a rock hound. I can well imagine that she’s got quite a nice collection of stones and arrowheads.
The Legend of the Apache Tear
One day a party of Apache Indians was ambushed by an enemy tribe. The Apaches fought bravely but were greatly outnumbered and driven to the top of a high bluff. Their arrows gone, unable to fight, and unwilling to be taken captive, they leapt from the cliffs to their death. Their women were understandably grief-stricken and wept over the bodies. Their teardrops froze when they hit the ground to become the lovely stones we know today as Apache Tears. It is said that whoever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already.
Laurie, I did some additional research one the stone I called tektite, it is almost identical in appearance, a dark, glassy rounded form. While Apache tears are of volcanic origin, the tektite is meteoric, both however have the same healing properties. My Dad was either right or wrong, it was one or the other! Thanks for the Legend, I think he got his in Colorado.
Sandi – I have separate tumbled stones at HolEssence known as Tektite (different from Apache Tears). They have very similar, yet slightly different, therapeutic and metaphysical properties. If your Dad got his in Colorado, I’m going to go waaaaaaay out on a limb here and suggest that they’re Apache Tears — in the big scheme of things, not all that far from the famous “Trail of Tears” in Oklahoma.