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.
Select individual icons in the image grid for more information about Scorpio and Scorpio associations.
The flowers associated with the sign of Scorpio are the chrysanthemum (depicted here) symbolizing optimism and fidelity, the geranium, and the rhododendron.
The glyph associated with Scorpio is depicted here.
The curves of Scorpio's glyph represent 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 genitals.
Scorpio: Planetary Rulers
The planetary rulers of Scorpio are Pluto, which represents rebirth and transformation, and Mars, with keywords energy and passion.
Scorpio's element is WATER. There are three water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
Water signs are fluid, emotional, and intuitive.
The scorpion is Scorpio's primary symbol.
Scorpions inflict disabling stings with their tails, and Scorpios are thought to be rather cunning and/or vengeful.
Another symbol for Scorpio is the Eagle, symbolizing courage and power, clear vision, and intelligence.
Scorpio's mode is Fixed. There are four signs in the FIXED family: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Fixed signs are loyal, steadfast, and stubborn. They tend to resist change and possess excellent follow-through.
Scorpio: Ruling Planet Glyphs
The glyphs of Scorpio's ruling planets, Pluto and Mars, are depicted here.
The glyph for Pluto combines the circle (spirit) over the crescent (receptivity) and the cross (matter). This glyph suggests spiritual receptivity to “super-worlds” or the superconscious, placed above the physical world.
The glyph for Mars may represent Mars' shield and spear. It can also be considered the circle of spirit directed outwards and thrust onto the world, symbolizing direction and assertion.
The constellation of Scorpio is depicted here.
The metals associated with Scorpio are steel (depicted here) and iron. Iron is connected to power, courage, and protection.
There are several gemstones associated with the sign of Scorpio: the opal (pictured here and representing faithfulness and confidence), the blood red carnelian, and topaz are some. The topaz symbolizes strength and vibrancy.
The colors associated with Scorpio are deep red, brown, gold, and purple.
Scorpio: House Association
Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac and is associated with the eighth house.
The eighth house rules transformation and crisis, our attitude towards crisis and change, sexuality, sex, death and rebirth, personal growth and transformation, regeneration, our partner’s resources, addictions, psychology, others’ money, taxes, divorce/alimony, inheritance.