This deep, secretive, and impenetrable sign has an air of mystery, a secretiveness, and powerful aura. The individual gives off a controlled intensity, and there is a strong impulse to immerse itself in life is no more evident than in close relationships where the battlefield of love often takes place. It is within the sphere of intimate relationships the person enjoys. The person is drawn to drama and encounters situations that transform him in some way, and it may come through a deep loss of some kind. In later life, it may lead them into the role of the therapist, healer, and psychiatry, and there may be an interest in the occult with a voracious desire to know the secrets of the universe.
Often intensely lonely and with a insatiable need to connect deeply with others, Scorpios have an overwhelming desire to feel a strong emotional bond with anything, or anyone, in which his energy is fused. The Scorpio individual is on the path towards learning how to come to terms with their own darkness, to understand the psychological emotions, desires and needs that underpin all of his behavior. The sign, no matter how controlled, has its moments of seemingly being out-of-control that it frightens others in close relationship. Osho believed that too much closeness in a relationship is dangerous, as the other may see your reality. In relating closely people see more of what is underneath, and Scorpio understands this like no other. The individual is characterized by passionate emotional convictions, and is often driven by jealousy, obsession and a need to plumb the depths of any situation.
To Scorpio, death is not always the end, and in many ways the person is always moving toward rebirth, to have power over death and to illustrate the real meaning of life after death, with the empowering feeling of having stared into its abyss and won. According to Zen teachings life is not exclusive of death; death is not exclusive of life, no longer plural but singular. According to The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness - Freud in the 1920's formulated a new theory in which the passion to destroy ("death instinct") was considered equal in strength to the passion to love ("life instinct") and sexuality.
The underlying principle of Scorpio is transformation, and this doesn’t come easy. The transformation is coupled with pain, agony, and sometimes torment, it is as if the person spirals downwards to the bottom of its nature. It often involves the release of the ego and this usually triggers suppressed emotions, those feelings that have been shoved down into the pit of the personality. Being the second water sign on the zodiac wheel, Scorpio reaches a point of emotional crisis, and one could say a place where the individual is at a cathartic precipice, where the unconscious, the stuff we have buried is looking for some kind of final resolution.
Scorpio is the ruler of plots twists, fateful events and secrets and often something that has been kept hidden comes to the surface, resulting in a massive explosion of emotion. Throughout life information is revealed holding important knowledge about Scorpio's destiny. It may come in the guise of an enduring puzzle, deep dark secrets that the individual himself digs up. Scorpio is a place of healing, of facing the shadow and overcoming its emotional demons.
Profound emotions usually hide their vulnerability, the person will sting and wound anyone who seems to threaten its protective barrier, for these people are certainly no pushovers, possessing an iron-grip on their vulnerable emotions and lashing out when others invade their space. Scorpio operates between passionate engagement with the object of their desire to frozen withdrawal, and we are traversing between the hot and cool nature of the sign. In Scorpio, there is no medium, in-between, or half-way house, no lukewarm feelings here. The sign also realizes that while intimacy heals many wounds from the past, being so close to others can hurt as well, and so over time it has built up many layers of self-protectiveness, an almost impenetrable fortress.
Exposing our psychological selves to others involves trust, and when we don’t use good judgment regarding the partners we choose, such exposure of our private selves can result in criticism, ridicule, and abandonment. Scorpio hates its own emotional vulnerability, it fears humiliation and will do what ever it takes to hide its vulnerable self. At core they are sensitive, being a water sign, their element will always rule sway, and will often make the choices. However, being ruled over by Pluto there is much that is hidden, secret, and buried in the personality that it may seem almost impossible to know them on the intimate level. This level of being intimately entwined in the Scorpio's life, only a select few are chosen and allowed into their inner most layers of the soul.
Scorpio’s are hard to get to know and they need to look deep within to come to terms with their own mysterious nature. Scorpio is the sign most susceptible to the forces of dark and light, and they dread the thought of losing control, and this drives them to dominate everything in their world. The sign is magnetic and it is hard not to be aware of their presence and the individual is emotionally charged and must live life with passion, conviction and purpose.
Scorpio can become obsessed with both power and sex. When sufficiently provoked Scorpio can be possessive and suspicious, it can take them a long time to trust and open up and they can feel intensely lonely and are driven by an almost insatiable need for relationship. Indeed, jealousy can become a bit of a problem when it has reached levels of unhealthiness, but the person is committed about their feelings, fully submerging all of their energy into a partner and expect the same kind of love returned. If Scorpio give you a diamond don't return this exchange with a gold plated ring. The sign craves what is real and most valuable, and not the fake, pretend, or any kind of front that casual dating sometimes involves.
Scorpio knows human beings all carry within them a dark side, and is filled with deep insecurity, the kind that makes the world appear untrustworthy. If you humiliate Scorpio, you better watch out for this sign is an emotionally volatile sign, they are prone to sting. It is one of their most instinctive responses, and the type will not allow themselves to be teased, scolded or even threatened in demeaning ways, there is an enormous amount of pride.
When Scorpio reacts they aim for the weakest part of the individual, they are super clued into what goes on inside a person, beyond the exterior, and they often aim their punches on the psychological level where the damage is greater. Scorpio's passion is even more intensified, because it is often restrained or suppressed, and holding something back only makes it more powerful. Scorpio types need to learn to release their heated emotions more often before they get out-of-control and upset the relationships that are deeply valued.
Scorpio is capable of putting up many psychological barriers, designed to forbid access to the underground world of the unconscious which is kept under firm lock and key. No secrets are to be kept from Scorpio, and and if needed, Scorpio will enter into another’s territory to get any secret information to keep them in control. Self aware Scorpio types are dedicated to the exploration of the mysteries of the human complexity and they seek out knowledge, regarding the nature and power of their inner depths. Subjects like psychology, the occult and healing and transformation. The realm of Scorpio is where we undergo the beginnings of metamorphic change which later erupt to alter the landscape of our outer world, like a volcano.
The interior parts of Scorpio, is where the subconscious well of secret fears, hatreds, lusts, compulsions and other discomforting feelings live. When we exist in these states of emotion they continue to consume our energy and leave us in toxic states. Ultimately Scorpio’s must understand themselves, and find some peace within nature, to learn to let go of the things they cling to as if their life depended. Scorpio has extraordinary stamina in the face of pain and traumatic experiences and the sign possesses incredible will power.
Scorpio is the catalyst for growth, change and transformation, and no matter how painful the journey, they are willing to travel to the depths of their own being. This may involve mythical battles with the dragon of the unconscious terrain, a confrontation with those inner demons and psychological complexes that disturb the tranquility of life. Scorpio is life and death and before the phoenix rises from the ashes, they often live in a locked state of darkness, until that time they take flight and show us the true power that nature possesses.