Scorpio in Brief: Your strengths are that you are loyal, Passionate, resourceful, observant and dynamic. Your main weaknesses are that you can be be jealous, manipulative, unyielding, proud sacrificial but deeply hurt.
THE SIGN OF SCORPIO, THE SCORPION
Ruling Planet, Mars
Number, 9; Day, Tuesday; Jewels, Aquamarine, Beryl, Lodestone and Carbuncle, though any red stones are harmonious; Color, Red; as a special Talisman the people should wear a bracelet or a ring in the shape of a serpent.
The Sun enters the Sign on October 24th approximately and leaves on November 23rd.
Probably the name would be more correct if this were called “The Sign of the Serpent,” since it seems connected with Serpent worship, which is believed to be the oldest religion of which we have any knowledge – its influence may be traced throughout all other teachings. In many ancient Zodiacs this Sign is called, “The Oldest,” which seems proof of what has just been said.
The Greeks, however, named it after the scorpion that killed the giant Orion. The legend goes that Orion boasted there was no creature so mighty he could not conquer it, on which Juno sent a small scorpion to sting him in the foot, and from that sting he died, As a reward the scorpion was placed among the Constellations, but so also was Orion with his faithful dog, Sirius. The Constellation of Orion and the brilliant star, Sirius, which follows it, are among the most beautiful and easily identified objects in the Heavens.
Few weak characters are born under this Sign. Scorpio people are those described as good friends but bad enemies, they pay their debts, generally with interest. The gift of healing is theirs, since healing has been connected with the wisdom of the serpent from the earliest ages, As public speakers they have the power of swaying their listeners with magnetic force; as reformers they are heart and soul with the Cause for which they work; as authors they will write books with a deep and earnest purpose; and they succeed in any form of teaching because they are more fitted to lead than to follow. Any form of electricity or chemistry will offer a calling in which they should do well.
To rise in the world it is necessary they should have the incentive of working for others, failing which the worst side of the Scorpio nature will be in evidence, and much that has been written will be negative. Like sleeping serpents the passions of jealousy and revenge lie latent in the hearts of all Scorpio people, ready to wake to dangerous life unless kept under control.
The influence of Scorpio produces devoted parents and good husbands and wives, but all want to “rule the roost,” and often tragic disaster follows in consequence.
Being one of the Watery Signs, its people are attracted to water, but generally prefer the rivers to the sea. This is being true to type. Cancer, as has been told, rules the seashore, Scorpio the rivers that run into the sea, and Pisces the sea itself. And these influences will be found strongly marked in the people who come under the various birth dates.
Children born under Scorpio need very careful training. That latent streak of cunning, and perhaps of cruelty, which is their inheritance from the serpent, must be checked, while their almost certain possession of the gift of fascination enables them to rule others and obtain easy forgiveness for their faults.
For the Jewels, Colors, Number, Day, Plants and Herbs given to the Sign see under Aries. Mars is the Ruler of both. It is important that all Scorpio people should avoid the colours and jewels given to Sagittarius, as they will be antagonistic.
Scorpios can be very psychic and sometimes foresee their upcoming fame. They are often interested in psychology and the powers of the mind. Scorpio is the sign mysteries, birth, sex, and regeneration. Scorpios are often are willing to explore things others are afraid to look into such as alternative religions, magic and the occult.
The Scorpio Type
Scorpio people are of medium-height, squarely built, with aquiline features, very dark eyes and dark hair. They must beware of fevers, ruptures and diseases of the nose, bladder or appendix.