You are Scorpio if you were born between 23rd October and 21st November. If you were born on the first or last date of this sign, then you may feel an affinity with the characteristics of the previous sign (Libra) or the following sign (Sagittarius). This may be to do with your Moon sign, or your actual Sun sign if the affinity is with the previous sign. (See Precession of the Equinoxes).
Scorpio is a Negative and Fixed Water sign. The Water in Scorpio is the raging torrent, as Fixity in Water can create turmoil. It can also be the unfathomable depths of the ocean. Scorpio is a complex sign, as, in ancient days, the Eagle was the symbol of Scorpio. Indeed, the four tetramorphs, or cornerstones, in ancient religious practices are represented by The Bull (Taurus), The Lion (Leo), The Eagle (Scorpio), and the Angel (Aquarius). These are all the Fixed signs. The conflicted nature of Scorpio means that it either stays in a restricted way on the ground, like the scorpion, or soars above all on eagle’s wings.
The Scorpio character
As described above, Scorpio can suffer from inner conflict arising from the dual influences on their sign. Their Negative influence manifests itself by causing them to keep their feelings to themselves, but also allowing them to hold reserves of strength if needed. Scorpionic people possess intensity of feeling, and may be ‘all or nothing’ in their approach. They can become overly attached to people, and the Scorpio with more of the Scorpion’s influence will be very possessive, becoming very involved in the lives of their nearest and dearest. They can suffer feelings of resentment, and may also harbour deep-seated grudges, being over-secretive. The Scorpio with more of the Eagle’s influence will not suffer fools gladly, and will keep a detached view on the world around them, keeping an ‘eagle eye’ on the doings of those close to them. They invest heavily emotionally, but often find it very hard to express their feelings. Scorpios are often passionate about causes, hobbies, or their loved ones, and enjoy convivial times with friends and family. Often charismatic, with a brooding, dark appearance and intensity of gaze, Scorpio does nothing by halves!
If you are Scorpio, then the above is just one aspect of your astrological make-up, as there are many other signs which will influence you, depending upon their position at the time of your birth. The most important influence comes from your Moon sign.