Earthlore Explorations - Lore of Astrology - Scorpio Title An Earthlore Study Element
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Who keeps an arrow in his bow,
And if you prod him, lets it go?

A fervent friend, a subtle foe –
— Scorpio
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Ruling Planets
Earthlore Astrology: Mars
s & Pluto

Earthlore Introduction

  AstrologyAstrology - ScorpioThe 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.

AstrologyScorpions 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.
Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Scorpio Zodiac Stained Glass
Scorpio Zodiac in stained glass
Lausanne Cathedral, Switzerland,
Mid-thirteenth century

AstrologyTheir demeanor is dignified and reserved, affable and courteous, and many have a gaze that is both direct and penetrating. Their secretive natures make them natural detectives. Many Scorpios possess a suspicious outlook, and need to know the reasons behind everything. Scorpio does nothing in half measures. An all or nothing attitude permeates their entire life. When fixed on something or someone, the scorpion perseveres. Scorpio never settles. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest or not at all.





Scorpio Element: Water


Eagle, Scorpion


Earthlore Astrology: Scorpio Glyph

Maroon, Dark Red

Steel, Iron


Eagles, Insects

Scorpio Animal: Eagle
Golden Eagle
Dual Aspect of Scorpio
ScorpioScorpio 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.

Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Moon in Scorpio Manuscript
Personification of the Moon (Luna), seen here
processing through the sign of Scorpio.
Italian manuscript, fifteenth century.

Scorpio 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.

Scorpio 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 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.

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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!


The Planet Mercury

Mercury in


Mercury in

Mercury in


Geranium, Honeysuckle

Aloe, Witch Hazel


Norway, Syria,
Algeria, Zambia


New Orleans,
Washington DC,
Liverpool, Halifax

Body Area:
Regenerative Organs


Intense, Passionate,

Notable Scorpio
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Vivian Leigh

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    Study Elements

    First sign
    March 21 - April 20
    Symbol: Ram

    Second sign
    April 21 - May 21
    Symbol: Bull

    Third sign
    May 22 - June 21
    Symbol: Twins

    Fourth sign
    June 22 - July 22
    Symbol: Crab

    Fifth sign
    July 23 - Aug 22
    Symbol: Lion

    Sixth sign
    Aug 23 - Sept 22
    Symbol: Maiden

    Seventh sign
    Sept 23 - Oct 23
    Symbol: Scales

    Ninth sign
    Nov 23 - Dec 21
    Symbol: Archer

    Tenth sign
    Dec 22 - Jan 20
    Symbol: Sea goat

    Eleventh sign
    Jan 21 - Feb 19
    Water bearer

    Twelfth sign
    Feb 20 - March 20
    Symbol: Fish pair


    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Scorpio Tarot Images
    Medieval Tarot images often correspond to the
    symbolism of Astrology. Scorpio is depicted
    here with the Empress of the major arcana.

    Astrology 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.

    ScorpioDiscover how compatible you are with others!

    Sun Sign Scorpio Aries - Taurus - Gemini - Cancer - Leo
    Virgo - Libra - Scorpio - Sagittarius
    Capricorn - Aquarius - Pisces

    EarthloreOrigins in Mythology

    Astrology 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 Scorpion

    Astrology An 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.

    Earthlore Astrology: Scorpio Constellation Mural
    The Scorpio constellation, depicted in
    an eighteenth century wall mural.

    Astrology 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.

    AstrologyRenowned Scorpios: Pablo Picasso and Grace Kelly
      Voltaire (F. Arouet) (November 21, 1694)
      French Philosopher, Author

      Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin
      (November 2, 1699)
      French Painter

      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)
      American President
      Marie Sklodowska-Curie (November 7, 1867)
      Polish Chemist-Physicist
      Edouard Vuillard (November 11, 1868)
      French Painter
      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)
      Spanish Painter

      George Patton (November 11, 1885)
      Four Star General, US Army, World War II
      Ezra Pound (October 30, 1885)
      American Poet
      Georgia O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887)
      American Painter
      Katherine Hepburn (November 8, 1906)
      American Actress
      Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909)
      American Lyricist: Moon River
      Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913)
      American Actor
      Vivian Leigh (November 5, 1913)
      English Actress
      Dylan Thomas (October 27, 1914)
      Welsh Poet: 18 Poems, The Map of Love
      Charles Bronson (November 3, 1922)
      American Actor
      Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922)
      American Author: Slaughterhouse Five
      Richard Burton (November 10, 1925)
      Welsh Actor
      Robert F. Kennedy (November 20, 1925)
      U.S. Senator, Attorney General
      Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928)
      American Poet
      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)
      Comedienne, Actress
      Bill Gates (October 28, 1955)
      Founder of the Microsoft Corporation
      Demi Moore (November 11, 1962)
      American Actress
      Jodi Foster (November 19, 1962)
      American Actress, Director
      Julia Roberts (October 28, 1967)
      American Actress
      Winona Ryder (October 29, 1971)
      American Actress
      Leonardo DiCaprio (November 11, 1974)
      American Actor

      "Some see things as they are, and ask why?
      AstrologyI dream things that never were, and ask why not?"

      Astrology- Robert F. Kennedy


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