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This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
Scorpio Horoscope Traits
Astrological Characteristics of the Scorpio Zodiac Sign
Personality of the Perturber
Scorpio, the Scorpion, is the eighth sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters Scorpio on or around October 23, when the autumn arrives. Scorpio belongs to the element water, its quality is fixed and its charge is negative. Its Ruler is Pluto, and Neptune exalts in it. Scorpio's motto is: "I wish."
In the horoscope chart, Scorpio brings a mysterious and unsettling character to planets or Houses therein.
Your Scorpio Star Sign TraitsThose who have Scorpio as their star sign are born when the sun was in Scorpio, normally October 23 - November 21 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more accurately - called the sun sign.
The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It's your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are.
The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it's not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself. Below you find what can be said in general about the Scorpio Horoscope Traits, based only on the sun's position.
Scorpio Is Excited by the HiddenIf your star sign is Scorpio, you're a secretive person, who enjoys strong emotions lived out through others - but you keep yourself quite restrained. A key word for Scorpio is passion, but it must be understood that passion is so strong a feeling that it can hardly be expressed. It's suppressed. Under the surface and deep inside, that's where Scorpio's passion roams.
Still, this is what makes Scorpio trigger others to live it out. You make them feel your inner turmoil without knowing its origin, which makes them confused and anxious.
Scorpio enjoys the mysterious and the incomprehensible, bringing spices and excitement to life. You crave to make your wishes come true, more like magic than by concrete action of yours, no matter how unlikely that is. Scorpio also has a taste for the bizarre. To Scorpio, life is wonderfully mysterious and would be much more dull if all the mysteries were revealed.
Three Different ScorpioA Zodiac sign doesn't give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If you were born at the end of October, the sun is in the beginning of Scorpio. Then you're very good at having other people live out your feelings, and it pleases you tremendously. You are mysterious, and enjoy making others confused by it.
If you were born in the beginning of November, the sun is in the middle of Scorpio. Then you keep all your emotions inside of you, and let people know very little about what you feel. You are secretive, but enjoy what people might guess about you - as long as they're not accurate. Since this is the fixed part of the sign and the Scorpio quality is fixed, those with their sun here are the most typical Scorpios, with most of its traits. That means they are excellent at hiding what's going on inside of them. So, they can be spotted, not by what they show, but by all they hide.
If you were born in the middle of November, the sun is at the end of Scorpio. In this case you're worried about your own feelings, fearing that you might not be able to suppress them enough to keep them hidden. Therefore, you get a bit intimidated when others let their feelings out - although you really want them to. You worry that their emotional outbursts might ignite yours. To you, the world is a dangerous place. You trust no one, not even yourself.
Your Father in the HoroscopeThe sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Scorpio traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.
If you have the sun in Scorpio, your relation to your father is one of uncertainty and inexplicable tension. None of you shows it, but there are worries and frustrations between you, as well as countless questions never asked aloud. You know how to play on your father's emotions, causing numbers of his outbursts, and that you do enjoy. But your father, too, knows how to get on your nerves. You rarely argue with each other, at least not loudly, but there is mostly an impression that it can happen any minute. Although you irritate each other frequently, you still enjoy each other's company - maybe mostly for the thrill of it.
Your Complete Horoscope ChartThe above is very general, to give you an idea of how the Scorpio Zodiac sign traits affect the horoscope. You need to study your complete horoscope birth chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation. Here is how you do that: