Saturday, 12 September 2009
07:42:13 PM (GMT)
Ruler: Pluto, Mars
8th Sign of Zodiac
Metal: Steel, Iron
Stone: Topaz, Opal
Color: Gold, Purple
Anatomy: Genital organs, bladder, bowels
Keywords: passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling,
determined, probing, fixed, focused.
Comparison with the Scorpio symbol, the Scorpion:
Scorpions have "two lobster-like claws"(1) and when a scorpion captures its victims
with its claws, it "inflicts a disabling sting with its tail"(2) Scorpios are thought
to be rather cunning, and sometimes revengeful.
Dual nature of Scorpio: A second symbol for Scorpio is the Eagle. The Golden Eagle
"has been regarded from ancient times as a symbol of courage and power". (3) The
eagle represents clear vision, intelligence, and power. It is a majestic bird, and
also symbolizes freedom. Scorpios, with their perceptiveness, have the potential to
"see" things more clearly than others. How they handle the power of this vision will
depend on whether they are at the level of a scorpion or an eagle!
Scorpio's glyph, or symbol, looks like a letter M with a tail. The curves show the
grounded nature of the sign, ending in an upward-turned arrow, symbolizing the need
for action and the striving for something higher. Some believe the symbol represents
the male genitals -- the sign of Scorpio is strongly connected to sex.