The sign of Scorpio is traditionally ruled by Mars,
although Pluto has also been assigned rulership since its discovery in 1930.
Physically it is related to the sexual organs and excretion.
It is said to have a feminine nature, and is therefore more passive
in its energy expression. As a Water sign it is connected with the world
of emotions, particular the deep primeval emotions concerned with sexuality and survival.
As a Fixed sign, its energy manifests in a stable manner, giving great
determination and endurance. Planets in Scorpio seek to establish emotional
security in a threatening world. Hence the association with jealousy and passion.
Anxiety in the face of the unknown and consequently a desire to be able
to control what is going on leads to a certain obsessive quality in planets placed in
this sign. There is a secretiveness and compulsiveness which is hidden
under a facade of strong self-control. Instinctual knowledge, occult talents and psychological
ability manifest themselves in Scorpio, because the character dwells
on the inner emotional demons most people choose to ignore.
Being able to trust someone, and being sure that nothing is hidden from
your considerable perceptive talents are essential ingredients for a good relationship. And
intense emotional relationships are very important to you -
you do not like superficiality at all.
Turning points in your life come in the form of psychological
breakthroughs which shake your emotional foundations.
Often this will be connected with the transformation of a deep emotional bond,
which wakens your latent anxiety connected with emotional security.
By giving up the illusion of being able to control others emotionally,
you are confronted with your own vulnerability. Your facade of inscrutability
is transformed and a softer and more understanding side of your character is evoked.
Your greatest talent is your ability to strengthen others
by your emotional and mental support.
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