Scorpio, the Scorpion, is the second sign of the Water triplicity and the eighth sign of the tropical zodiac. This powerful, but secretive sign is ruled by Mars (action; passion) and Pluto (obstruction; transformation; regeneration). The key phrase for Scorpio is "I desire".
Symbols for Scorpio are the scorpion, a ground-dwelling killer with a poisonous sting in its tail and the eagle, a far-seeing predator soaring above petty problems into the spiritual sky. Scorpio's real involvement is not primarily based on love or even pleasure, but on the control and understanding of human emotions and the role they play in the mysterious processes of life and death.
Powers of Recuperation
Though Scorpio natives may not spend their lives pondering the mysteries of life and death, they are inquisitive and probing, fascinated with how things and people work. Mental and physical powers of recuperation are remarkable – and truly evolved (eagle) Scorpios can learn to use their power to help and inspire others.
Scorpio characteristically seeks to uncover the truth or to transform raw materials into things of great power and beauty. Relationships are not exempt from this probing, so anyone involved with the Scorpio type must prepare for profound changes in themselves, their mysterious partner and the relationship itself.
Scorpio Rules the Secret Parts
Each sign has an external, internal and structural rulership. Externally, Scorpio rules the nose and nasal bones, the pubic area and genital organs. Internally, it rules the gonads, hæmoglobin, bladder, prostate, descending colon, sigmoid flexure and rectum. It has influence over the vocal cords and larynx. Structurally it rules the pubic bones, os sacrum, coccyx and nasal bones. This sign also influences the thymus and thyroid glands, liver, uterus, menstruation, sweat glands and the endocrine glands in general.
Scorpio rules the reproductive organs and excretory system, so those with Scorpio active in their charts suffer headaches, infections and fevers, along with various illnesses to do with what used to be called the secret parts. Scorpio people have, however, a strong constitution and can usually overcome their problems, many of which are of their own making, due to their clandestine activities.
Shades of Scorpio
Scorpio rules the colours red, black, violet and midnight blue. Scorpio people also respond well to the healing ray of emerald green.
The birthstone for Scorpio is the topaz. Scorpio also responds to the energies of alexandrite, bloodstone, iron and plutonium. Remember only to wear these stones if you want to bring their influence into your life. More about Gemstones and Astrology.
Flowers and Herbs
anemone, heather, geranium, rhododendron, honeysuckle and gardenia; wormwood, horehound, blackthorn.
Bach Flower Essences
- Agrimony (rose family)
- Over indulgences, mental torture, worry, concealed from others, intoxicates to forget oneself.
- Suffers bitterness and resentment from any adversity, self pitying, self justifying.
- Used in the treatment of coughs, earaches, menstrual disorders.
Metal: iron; plutonium
Cell Salt: calc sulph
Healing Musical Note: C
- Healing Aromas
- Black pepper, cardamom, coffee, ginger, hyacinth, hops, pennyroyal, pine, thyme, tuberose, woodruff.
- Scorpios should avoid fatty, rich and intoxicating foods and drinks and benefit through a vegetarian diet.
Green ray foods like brown rice, millet, wheat grass, spinach, lettuce, celery, cucumbers, etc stabilise the Scorpion energies.
The Martian influence requires plenty of water and fresh vegetable juices and should avoid salt. Beneficial foods are cherries, oranges, lemons, asparagus and rhubarb.
Susceptible Areas: Breast, heart
- anaemia in women;
- adenoids, sore throats, hay fever;
- profuse menstruation, painful and irregular menstruation, ovarian disturbances;
- diarrhoea, haemorrhoids;
- hypersensitivity; bladder problems, infections; obesity, diabetes;
- heart disease;
- genital infections;
- renal calculi.
- Karmic Tendencies
- Kidnapping, sexual abuse
conflict through transformation
revelation of secrets
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