Scorpio Traits, Personality And Characteristics

Born between October 24 and November 22 is the eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpio is a feminine, fixed, negative, water sign with two planetary rulers Mars, god of war and Pluto, lord of the underworld.

The Scorpio characteristics include an intense, intuitive, complex; a determined soul who gives life his all, for better or worse. The Scorpion symbolizes Scorpio.

Much like the Scorpion would rather kill itself than be killed those born under this sign are in ultimate control of their destiny.

It is life on the Scorpion’s terms too since these folks promote their agenda and see to it that things go forward.

  • Strengths: Loyal, passionate, resourceful, observant and dynamic
  • Weaknesses: Jealous,  obsessive, suspicious, manipulative and unyielding
  • Likes: being persuasive, being influential, having a meaningful job, honest people, commitment
  • Dislikes: superficial people, casual romantic relationships, flattery, being controlled, aloof people
  • Ruling Planet: Mars and Pluto
  • Element: Water
  • Opposite Sign: Taurus
  • Famous Scorpios: Leonardo  DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus
  • Scorpio lucky numbers: 3, 9, 4
  • Scorpio lucky day: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Scorpio lucky color: Yellow, Red, Orange
  • Scorpio lucky stone: Coral
  • Scorpio most compatible zodiac signs: Cancer, Pisces
  • Scorpio least compatible zodiac signs: Leo, Aquarius

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Scorpio Traits

Popular Scorpio traits are focused, brave, balanced, faithful, ambitious and intuitive. One of the major strengths they have is their ability to focus. If a Scorpio has decided on something, it’s almost impossible to divert them from their path. Scorpios are fearless and will never lose their sleep over disruptive times and failures. The Scorpio will take it head on regardless how difficult the situation may seem.

Scorpios are jovial and passionate, but not immature and careless. They are quite mature and balanced, and you will prefer to remain in the company of a Scorpio as they are interesting personalities. They are trustworthy and faithful. It’s great to have a faithful Scorpio around. They will always stand by you if they promised they would.

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Power, position and money are the key motivators for Scorpios. They are an ambitious lot. They will aim for the stars and will ensure that they reach there. They are led by their instincts and they take the right decisions at an opportune time. They are so intuitive that they can easily read the minds of other people.

On the flipside, Scorpios can be jealous, resentful and manipulative. The Scorpio tends to be extremely possessive and jealous. And the jealousy more often than not disturbs their relationships and affects their peace of mind. Scorpios are very sensitive and can get hurt easily by negative treatment and comments. So, they will try to get even with those who dared to insult or harm them. Manipulative and domineering; Scorpio-born have a knack of getting things done their way.

Although we generally don’t comment on physical traits for the zodiac signs in these pages, it is worth noting that many, many Scorpios are noted for their penetrating eyes that make others feel uncomfortable.

Scorpio Personality

Of all the signs of the zodiac, Scorpios are arguably the most recognizable due to their combination of straight-shooting directness, laser beam mental focus, and critical assessment.

Don’t ask Scorpio if you don’t want to know the unvarnished truth.  There’s no sugar-coating whatsoever here, even if the truth is not pretty.  This tendency does not endear Scorpio to many of the other signs, who consider him overly critical – even hurtfully so.  However, by the same token, when Scorpio gives you a compliment, it’s not as a condescending gesture, but rather a straight-out, honest assessment that you can indeed be proud of.

Although Scorpio generally performs well in social and work situations, he is most comfortable either alone or with the small circle of family and friends he is closest to.  This is not a sign that actively seeks out the company of others, preferring introversion rather than extroversion whenever possible.  Scorpio is fiercely self-reliant and will almost never seek out the advice of others, preferring to look to himself for his answers.

Scorpio Man

A Scorpio man always has a firm hold over his own destiny. He has control over any situation he finds himself in, and lives life on his own terms.

There is deadly kind of beauty to the Scorpio man – he is independent, fearless, and ambitious. Don’t get in his way and don’t place any bets against him. A self-made winner, the Scorpio man rarely knows the pain of defeat. His stubbornness and resourcefulness will drive him to keep trying, determined to get what he wants. He is also hard working and enjoys the satisfaction of basking in the fruits of his labor.

The Scorpio man doesn’t live under a rock like his animal sign does, but he is secretive and very complex at times, not likely to spill out his darkest secrets at the first sign of friendliness. In fact, friendships with a Scorpio man have to be proven and won with loyalty before he will get chummy. Attempts at trying to get too close too fast may result in him retreating to his lair in high suspicion and a little bit of alarm. You can’t tame a Scorpio man. He’s not a pet to be coddled or pampered but a natural force to be reckoned with.

Ruled by Mars the god of war and Pluto the god of the underworld, Scorpio men are intense, passionate, and filled with desire. They can be moody and vengeful, with a hot temper and long memories for any wrongs, imagined or otherwise, done against them. Intimidated yet? Well, once you get to know a Scorpio man, you will be happy you took the time. He is a delight in his own way – a man who cuts through appearances and gets to your very soul. He is more vulnerable than he lets on, and he is wiser than probably any other man you know.

All Scorpios have a long-term strategy and approach to life, so if you lose a battle with a Scorpio man today, it doesn’t mean he’s given up. He’s probably just biding his time and waiting for an opportunity tomorrow.

A prime example of a Scorpio Man is Canadian actor Ryan Gosling, born 12 November 1980. In addition to being one of Hollywood’s leading men, Gosling wears many hats. These include director, producer, screenwriter, musician and businessman. Gosling also supports a number of charities and advocacies.

Scorpio Woman

A Scorpio woman is the sexiest and most mysterious of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

She is exotic and magnetic, as deep as the sea, and, depending on her mood, as calm or as tempestuous. She is extraordinarily intuitive and will be keenly interested in the esoteric, or any occult or spiritual experience that offers some kind of deep insight. She is in tune with the fundamental forces of life and nature and is moved by the great tides and events of human experience.

The Scorpio woman should never be taken lightly. They aren’t flaky, fluffy, or helpless creatures by any stretch of the imagination. Direct, and brilliantly sharp, Scorpio women only focus on the fundamental essence of any issue and disregard the superfluous. They like clear endings and beginnings, with no grey areas in between. A Scorpio woman wants her certainties to remain just so – absolutely rock steady and assured. She wants to understand everything and knows how to craft just the right question to obtain the answers she seeks. They are also multifaceted and secretive, choosing who they divulge their secrets too carefully.

Scorpios are intuitive, controlling, and sometimes self-destructive, but in all this they have a certain deadly beauty to their personalities. They are fearless and stubborn and even when life gets a little tricky they merely take it on the chin and keep going. Self-confident, resourceful, and strong, Scorpios are driven to succeed; they work hard and are willing to sacrifice anything to get to their goals.

American singer Katy Perry, born 25 October 1984, is a perfect representative for the Scorpio woman. Aside from her physical gifts, Perry has been involved in her fair share of controversies in her young life. Yet, she continues to persevere and build a highly successful career in music.

Scorpio at Work

Scorpio possesses an innate drive to do what they feel needs to be done. No matter how long it takes, and how much energy the Scorpio has to put in, they are relentless and can wear down the hardest of people and things. They are power freaks, and believe that only with power comes wealth. They have lofty dreams about money and power, and put in every effort to make the dreams come true.

You won’t find Scorpio flitting around the water cooler looking for gossip, as he considers this a complete waste of time and energy.  Because of this, other people in the office will often comment that they think he is mean or unfriendly, and that they are unexplainably uncomfortable in his presence, although Scorpio himself considers his relationships with his co-workers as adequate.  The boss usually loves Scorpio because he is a low-maintenance, industrious worker who is able to completely focus on the task at hand.  Although he doesn’t seem emotional or compassionate on the surface, Scorpio will be the one to initiate a fund drive for another employee who has fallen on hard times and needs help, and he will usually do so anonymously to avoid unwanted attention.

Scorpio does not like being bossed over or controlled. Hence, they naturally gravitate towards roles that involve leadership or ownership. As bosses or as colleagues, they can be incredibly stimulating people, and give colleagues and subordinates breathing and thinking space. Scorpio can be brilliant at fields like investigative journalism, research, pathology, and finance.

Scorpio Best Love Match

Scorpio individuals have their quirks like all other signs. They require attention and devotion, and more than just a warm body from their lover. They have a noticeable possessive nature, which for some people can be overwhelming. In order to find the best love match for Scorpio, you must search for a mate who wants to be possessed and loved unconditionally. Many zodiac signs can be initially comfortable with Scorpio in the early stages of dating, but only a few survive Scorpio’s jealous tendencies, and those that do discover a world of love and contentment.

Betrayal has no room in a Scorpio’s life. Of all the signs they are the most vindictive, and they will wait patiently to exact their revenge. If you dare to cheat a Scorpio, be prepared to face their eternal wrath, as they never forgive or forget. This is why it is so important to make sure that you are the right mate for a Scorpio, since even if they sense a slight or a betrayal of trust they can fly off the handle, dropping into a deep state of depression, making everyone around them miserable. Cultivate a sense of trust and calmness in your Scorpio and things will work out smoothly.

The best matches for Scorpio for sure are Cancer and Pisces, but Virgo, Leo and Capricorn might also work.  It will likely be tough going with another Gemini, Sagittarius or Aries.

Read about Scorpio’s compatibility with other horoscope signs:

Scorpio and Aries Compatibility
Scorpio and Taurus Compatibility
Scorpio and Gemini Compatibility
Scorpio and Cancer Compatibility
Scorpio and Leo Compatibility
Scorpio and Virgo Compatibility
Scorpio and Libra Compatibility
Scorpio and Scorpio Compatibility
Scorpio and Sagittarius Compatibility
Scorpio and Capricorn Compatibility
Scorpio and Aquarius Compatibility
Scorpio and Pisces Compatibility

Scorpio Health

The sign of Scorpio rules the sexual organs. Symbolically, this part of the anatomy represents life-giving force, and Scorpio people are renowned for their energy and imagination.

A healthy sex life is essential to your well-being. Scorpio natives are prone to problems and infections of the sex organs. Skin eruptions on the genitals, cystitis and diseases of the urinary tract, and venereal infections are ailments to which Scorpios are very susceptible to. In addition, Scorpions are subject to ill health brought on by emotional difficulties. You seem unable to rest and relax, and as a result you may suffer from mental & physical exhaustion.

The sign of Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto, which governs the formation of cells and the reproductive function of the body. Thus, Scorpio’s link with sex and regenerative forces is strengthened. Scorpios have strong, voluptuous bodies and excellent recuperative powers. It’s been said that Scorpios look old when they are young and young when they are old.

A healthful diet is important for Scorpio people in order to keep up their energy and a positive outlook on life.

Scorpio Luck

Lucky Numbers for Scorpios are 3, 9 and 4. Yellow, red and orange will help bring luck and the fortunate days are Tuesday and Thursday. Lucky Gemstone is Coral, which is to be worn as a ring on the ring finger.

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