Scorpio Zodiac Sign Symbol and its Meaning

Intelligent, passionate but also possessive and sometimes vindictive, natives of this zodiac are born between 23rd October and 21st November. A Scorpio is one of the most complicated signs in the Zodiac and this is amply signified by the many layers of its symbol, the Scorpion.

The Scorpion is a creature known for its tenacity and persistence. Once it captures a victim within its pincer-like claws, it does not let go easily. In this sense the Scorpion embodies one of the most distinctive traits of the Scorpio native – an intensity of nature. Both the Scorpio man and woman are likely to be highly passionate in her emotions, loving and hating to the extreme. They would detest doing anything by half measures – they would either have all of an experience or nothing of it. A Scorpio native is likely to pour his/her entire self into the relationship and would expect no less from a partner. Which is why, a Scorpio makes one of the most passionate of lovers so that a romantic relationship with them is one breathless experience after another. At the same time, once she changes partners, he/she will have nothing to do with an ex. One cannot be a former lover of a Scorpio and continue to be friends even after the relationship is over.

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The same intensity of nature also makes it extremely dangerous to be on the wrong side of a Scorpio’s affections. If natives of this sign can love to the depths of their being, they can hate with equal passion. Once wronged, a Scorpio will neither forget not forgive, no matter how much time has passed since a painful experience. Thus one of the scariest traits of the Scorpio personality is their vindictiveness and their capacity for revenge. It is here, that the Scorpio bears the closest resemblance to the creature whose symbol it bears. Just like the Scorpion which carries a poisonous sting in its tail and can paralyze its victim, a native of this sign will hit back, sooner or later, with equally deadly attack and even seek to destroy an opponent.

Curiously, the tendency to give way to intense passions makes a Scorpio quite secretive too. This is in fact a survival tactic since wearing one’s on the sleeve all the time is akin to inviting disappointment and disaster. So a Scorpio individual usually appears rather reserved and cautious on the surface even though beneath that cool and collected exterior, they may be capable of experiencing tumultuous emotions and intense passions.

An alternative symbol for Scorpio is the Eagle, a bird which has been regarded from ancient times as a symbol of courage and power. This is true of the Scorpio native as well since he/she is as fearless in adverse circumstances as before strong opponents. No matter how challenging a situation might seem, a Scorpio rarely shirks from it and will employ all his/her resources in reaching the goal. An Eagle is associated with powerful vision too since it enables the bird to spot its prey from enormous heights. In a Scorpio this is embodied as an uncanny knack of looking straight into the hearts of people and learning the truth about them. It is this perceptiveness perhaps which has lent shades of the psychic and occult to the bearers of the sign, particularly its women. Scorpios are especially capable of looking through deception and among the things that they hate with all their might are deceit and dishonesty. However Scorpios are not always above board in the use that they make of their keen perceptivity. They are as likely to use their understanding of people to manipulate others as they are capable of using it to gain power and influence for themselves.

Scorpio's glyph, or symbol, is in the shape of the letter M with a tail. The curves show the grounded nature of the sign and ends in an upward-turned arrow which can be interpreted as the native’s need for action and the striving for something higher. According to certain interpretations, the symbol represents the male genitals since the sign of Scorpio is strongly connected to sex. In fact for Scorpios, physical intimacy is an important part of a romantic relationship. For a personality which who feels as strongly as it does, it is only natural that a Scorpio’s emotions will find expression in physical passion too. Sex is likely to be wild and fun with a Scorpio lover but it is never superficial or something to be taken lightly.