keeps an arrow in his bow,
And if you prod him, lets it go?
A fervent friend, a subtle foe
ruler of Scorpio is Pluto. Prior to the discovery of the ninth planet, Scorpio
was ruled by Mars, which is still considered co-ruler. The sign of cosmic purpose,
Scorpio is considered the success sign. Self contained and self centered, concentrated
Scorpios usually succeed in what they set out to accomplish.
Scorpions are known for their intense and powerful natures. They are willful, proud and calm with an electrifying undercurrent of seething intensity. Purposeful and animated with force, they project a magnetic personality.
Scorpio Zodiac in stained glass
Lausanne Cathedral, Switzerland,
Maroon, Dark Red
Dual Aspect of Scorpio
Scorpio will rarely be found in the center of activity, but will always know just what is going on of concern to him. Their tenacity and willpower are enviable, their depth of character and passionate conviction admirable, but it is their deep sensitivity that makes them the best and most loyal friend. This same quality makes them the most treacherous of enemies.
Their sensitivity, and pride allow them to be easily
hurt, quick to feel insult or injury, even when none is intended, and easily roused
to heights of anger. An angry Scorpio is a sight to see. Unlike Leo, who can have
a temper tantrum and five minutes later be quite himself again, Scorpio seethes, and
doesn't give it up.
When they harness their abundant energy constructively, their self-confidence tempered with shrewdness, and their ambition coupled with generosity toward others, they excel at whatever they undertake. Scorpios are demanding of others, but never ask someone to do what they would not do themselves. They can be fanatically focused and work till they drop, and ask the same of those around them. No middle ground for a Scorpio, all or nothing.
Scorpio imagination and intuition are excellent. They possess refined critical perception and strong analytical ability. In addition, they seem to demonstrate a natural healing power. These abundant gifts allow Scorpions to penetrate the most profound subjects. They are serious folk, but quite charming to people they like, and when social events call for it. Their tragic flaw is their immense pride. Once wronged, once Scorpio's pride has been diminished, the game of courtesy is over.
|Where is the Planet Mercury
in Your Birth Horoscope?
Of all the planets within our solar system, Mercury is nearest to the Sun. There is a direct correspondence to this fact in the mapping of an individual's birth chart. With the exception of the Moon, Mercury revolves through the zodiac faster than any other planet; yet its proximity to the Sun insures that its placement will always be near to or on par with the subject's Solar sign.
It is likely that you will be able to determine where Mercury was at the time of your birth without consulting an astrologer. By reading the three potential profiles, it is often uncanny how clearly one of them will fit to us. I thought you would enjoy trying this out. Links to the three positions are provided at the right.
I am always interested to know what you think and discover. Feel welcome to write! Material is currently being developed on the other planets. If you are interested, we would be pleased to keep you updated on their progress. Just send me a brief request!
March 21 - April 20
April 21 - May 21
May 22 - June 21
June 22 - July 22
July 23 - Aug 22
Aug 23 - Sept 22
Sept 23 - Oct 23
Nov 23 - Dec 21
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Symbol: Sea goat
Jan 21 - Feb 19
Feb 20 - March 20
Symbol: Fish pair
Their inner intensity can result in the ice-cold restraint
and detachment of the surgeon, the concentration of the research scientist and the
heroism of the soldier. Any profession in which analysis, investigation, research
or dealing with the solving of mysteries are present appeals to Scorpio. Police and
detective work, espionage, the law, physics or psychology are attractive professions
to the Scorpio. As writers and orators they excel. The Scorpio character is the one
you see up on the podium delivering "fire and brimstone" speeches. They
succeed because they communicate the power of their convictions.
how compatible you are with others!
Origins in Mythology
Within a mythological context there is much that can be understood about the Scorpio personality. Look towards the constellation Scorpius, and you shall see one of the greatest stars visible to the human eye. There, at the very heart of the great scorpion is brilliant Antares! This red giant, some four hundred times larger than our own sun, rivals even close Mars for the eye's attention. Such intense energy burning at the center of this distinct constellation corresponds well to the driving passions which rule over those born in this period.
The Eagle and the ScorpionAn important, though little known chapter in Scorpio lore is the placement of the Eagle in polarity to the Scorpion. Most Scorpios, if they dare be so revealing, would confess of an ongoing internal conflict between two distinct aspects of their nature. For individuals with a strong Scorpio influence, this may feel sometimes as a civil war of the self. This is not an abnormal psychological state. Here can be found the echoes of the earliest understandings of the Scorpio character.
The Scorpio constellation, depicted in
an eighteenth century wall mural.
Scorpions are creatures which crawl along the ground, seeking out the hidden spaces. They are a mystery to humanity, shrouded in fear and misunderstanding. Left to their own, they are comfortable in the low lying realms of the world. If provoked, however, they will strike with a deadly vengeance. The Eagle soars. On great wings this ruler of the wind rises above earthbound limitations. From this lofty perspective, the Eagle sees a world others may never dream. The bird of prey also strikes a swift and deadly blow. Yet, unlike the Scorpion, the Eagle has the ability to soar beyond. Within the spirit of every Scorpio resides this dual nature.
French Philosopher, Author
Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin (November 2, 1699)
Marie Antoinette (November 2, 1755)
Ill-fated Queen of France
John Keats (October 31, 1795)
English Romantic Poet: Ode to a Nightingale
Ivan Turgenev (October 28, 1818)
Russian Novelist: Smoke, Virgin Soil
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (November 11, 1821)
Russian Novelist: Crime and Punishment
Auguste Rodin (November 12, 1840)
French Sculptor: The Thinker, The Kiss
Claude Oscar Monet (November 14, 1840)
French Impressionist Painter
Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847)
Irish Novelist: Dracula
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850)
American Spiritualist Poet
Robert Louis Stevenson (November 13, 1850)
Scottish Novelist: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858)
Marie Sklodowska-Curie (November 7, 1867)
Edouard Vuillard (November 11, 1868)
Paul Valery (October 30, 1871)
French Poet, Essayist
Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871)
American Poet, Novelist: Red Badge of Courage
Guillermo Valencia (October 29, 1873)
Colombian Poet, Author
Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881)
George Patton (November 11, 1885)
Four Star General, US Army, World War II
Ezra Pound (October 30, 1885)
Georgia O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887)
Katherine Hepburn (November 8, 1906)
Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909)
American Lyricist: Moon River
Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913)
Vivian Leigh (November 5, 1913)
Dylan Thomas (October 27, 1914)
Welsh Poet: 18 Poems, The Map of Love
Charles Bronson (November 3, 1922)
Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922)
American Author: Slaughterhouse Five
Richard Burton (November 10, 1925)
Robert F. Kennedy (November 20, 1925)
U.S. Senator, Attorney General
Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928)
Grace Kelly (November 12, 1929)
American Actress, Princess of Monaco
Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932)
American Poet, Novelist: The Colossus, The Bell Jar
Ted Turner (November 19, 1938)
American Media Baron, Founder of CNN
Russell Means (November 10, 1940)
Native American Civil Rights Leader, Actor
Sam Shepard (November 5, 1943)
American Play and Film Writer, Actor
Hillary Rodham Clinton (October 26, 1947)
American First Lady, U.S. Senator
Charles, Prince of Wales (November 14, 1948)
Heir to the Crown of England
Whoopi Goldberg (November 13, 1949)
Bill Gates (October 28, 1955)
Founder of the Microsoft Corporation
Demi Moore (November 11, 1962)
Jodi Foster (November 19, 1962)
American Actress, Director
Julia Roberts (October 28, 1967)
Winona Ryder (October 29, 1971)
Leonardo DiCaprio (November 11, 1974)
"Some see things as they are, and ask why?
I dream things that never were, and ask why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy
|Development & Production Credits|
Editor : Louise Ogden Primary
Text : Laura Laurance
Art Direction : Thierry Alberto Structural Design : Mark Nelson
Art Research: Malcolm Hurrell Support Research : Walter McCrae
Support Production : Henry Craig, Joan Flandrin, Elisa Ryan
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