Scorpio (astrology)

Scorpio (♏︎) is the eighth astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It spans 210°–240° ecliptic longitude. Under the tropical zodiac (most commonly used in Western astrology), the Sun transits this sign on average from October 23 to November 21.[2] Depending on which zodiac system one uses, someone born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpionic.[2]

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Zodiac symbolScorpion
Duration (tropical, western)October 23 – November 22 (2022, UT1)[1]
Zodiac elementWater
Zodiac qualityFixed
Sign rulerMars (traditional), Pluto (modern)
ExaltationNone in traditional, Uranus in modern.


Scorpio is one of the water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces.[3] It is a fixed, negative sign.[4] Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle.[citation needed] According to The Astrology Bible, Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, black, and brown.[5]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Astronomical Applications Department 2011.
  2. ^ a b dictionary n.d., s.v. Scorpio.
  3. ^ Allen 1899, p. 107
  4. ^ Lewis 2003, pp. 601–608.
  5. ^ Hall 2005, pp. 84–91.

Works citedEdit

  • Allen, Richard Hinckley (1899). Star-names and Their Meanings. G.E. Stechert.
  • Astronomical Applications Department (2011). Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°....
  • Hall, Judy (2005). The Astrology Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Zodiac. New York: Sterling. ISBN 1402727593.
  • Lewis, James R. (2003). The Astrology Book: The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences (2nd ed.). Detroit: Visible Ink Press. ISBN 1578591449.
  • "Scorpio". n.d. Retrieved October 14, 2022.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Scorpio at Wikimedia Commons