Born Under the Scorpio Sign? This Is Why You're So Mysterious

Updated 08/03/19
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Each month, our resident astrologer, Amelia Quint, shares her horoscope wisdom so you can better prepare for the weeks ahead. But do you know your sign and how it impacts everything in your life from relationships to career to parenting? Do you know how to deal with your S.O.’s temperamental sign, your mother’s authoritative sign, or your best friend’s type-A sign? In this series, we explore the personality of each zodiac sign so you can shed a little light on your own personality traits and those of the ones you love.

Scorpio Personality
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There’s no zodiac sign quite as mysterious as you, Scorpio. People are intrigued by the very mention of your sign, having undoubtedly heard rumors about your spicy sex life and temper. Whether or not they’re true, we’ll never know, as a Scorpio never reveals their secrets. There’s more to you than meets the eye because, as a water sign (like Cancer and Pisces), you’re able to feel your way through complex emotional puzzles and spiritual impressions.

Even better, your status as one of the four fixed signs (like Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius) means you can hold your own against your passions, no matter how intense they may be. With Pluto as your planetary ruler, you possess a powerful magnetic appeal, and your traditional ruling planet, Mars, adds an element of danger to your aura. It’s not for everyone, but those who love you can’t get enough. Scorpio season lasts from October 23 to November 21, so you’ll be even more irresistible in your career, relationships, and spiritual journey that month.

Scorpio and Personality

Nothing with you is just surface level, which is why people find you so fascinating.

By far, your best quality is your depth. Nothing with you is just surface level, which is why people find you so fascinating (or frustrating, depending on the situation). You make people feel seen, which for them can be thrilling, heart-opening, and even scary at first. Your sign is associated with taboos like sex, money, and crisis, so don’t be afraid to break the ice in awkward situations and lighten up a serious mood. Trust me, your social circle will be better for it.

If there was to be a problem here, it would be letting your sensitivity get the best of you. No matter how formidable you seem to other people, you’re always afraid of being vulnerable with others. When it’s not done right, you can get stuck thinking people are out to get you. Know that it’s possible to protect your heart without closing it off or lashing out.

Scorpio and Career

Scorpio is the sign of rebirth, so any career that allows you to assist others in making a big transformation, like medicine or counseling, will be a good match for you. Alternatively, your powerful intuition could make you a talented mystic or spiritual healer. You’re also the secret agent of the zodiac, and while you may not work in espionage, your pattern recognition skills work wonders in any field that requires a certain amount of investigation, like psychology, tech, and cutting-edge research.

In the office, your instincts are usually spot-on, so listen to your first impressions. Odds are good that the more you follow them, the more money you’ll make and the more accomplishments you’ll achieve. Your colleagues rely on you for discernment, so don’t let yourself get caught up in watercooler drama or busywork. Stay focused on your big ambitions, and you’ll excel at whatever you choose to do.

Scorpio and Wellness

When it comes to wellness, the biggest thing you can do is move. High-intensity exercise is one of the best outlets for your powerful energy, which can become overwhelming if it doesn’t have a channel. This style of physical activity is known to mitigate depression, and it can help you live a longer life too. You’ll also want to make sure you’re eating vitamin- and nutrient-rich foods that fuel your body instead of consuming empty calories.

Spirituality is a must for Scorpios, and not just because it comes so naturally to them. You’re innately connected to the mysteries of the universe, so it’s no surprise that lots of Scorpios practice magic. With fiery Mars as one of your planetary rulers, you’ll find that candles are an especially effective form of practical enchantment. Another quick and easy ritual? Writing down your feelings and burning them.

Scorpio and Relationships

Above all, you need a mate who can keep up with your potent and sometimes volatile emotions. Earth signs like Virgo and Capricorn ground you, though you may find some tension with Taurus. You’ll also make a great match with Cancer and Pisces, fellow water signs. Fire signs fuel Scorpio’s passion (sometimes a bit too much). You have a karmic link with Libras, who understand your need to bond on a soul level, but the other air signs are too detached for your taste.

You’re the sign of sexuality, so a partner who isn’t intimidated by your erotic nature is a must. Your powers of attraction also extend to attracting just the right friend or colleague for the latest growth phase in your life. In relationships, you’re the one your friends come to in a crisis. You have a knack for delivering advice in the eleventh hour with almost spooky accuracy, but don’t forget to listen to and appreciate other perspectives too.

Scorpio and Friendships

At a party, you’re the one in the back sending out “come hither” vibes. You know you’re intriguing, and that’s not a bad thing. In social situations, your aura has a tractor-beam effect, and others can’t help but get caught in your orbit. Whether it’s through your dance moves or a stolen glance, you love seducing people, even if it’s just for an exciting conversation.

After all, Scorpio is a fixed water sign, and when you combine those aspects of your personality, you’re like a glacier—majestic and operating mostly below the surface. For that reason, you can be tough to get to know, so you often have to make the first move by revealing an enticing story or secret. You’re not exactly an extrovert, but you do love the intimacy of opening up to someone who gets it.

Scorpio and Parenting

The best thing a Scorpio parent can instill in their children is ambition. You value excellence and aren’t afraid to go after big goals, both things that will help a young person succeed in anything they choose to do. Encourage their curiosity and give them tools to investigate topics they love, like library trips and museum visits. You’ll spend plenty of time playing detective together, exploring nature’s mysteries.

Scorpio parents are almost psychic in their ability to intuit what their child needs at any given moment. You have an instinctive understanding of your child’s emotional state and will go out of your way to make sure they’re taken care of. The difficulty comes with allowing your little one to experience the struggles of growing up without stepping in too soon. If they’re anything like you, they’ll be strong enough to handle some pretty tough challenges if and when they arise.

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