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 22. Under the sidereal zodiac (most commonly used in Hindu astrology), the Sun is in Scorpio from approximately November 16 to December 15. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, someone born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.
|Zodiac symbol||Scorpion (mythology)|
|Duration (tropical, western)||October 23 – November 22 (2021, UT1)|
|Sign ruler||Mars (traditional), Pluto (modern)|
|Exaltation||None in traditional, Uranus in modern.|
Scorpio is one of the three water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces. It is a fixed, negative sign. Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle. According to The Astrology Bible, Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, black, and brown.
Mosaic in Maltezana near Analipsi, Astypalaia, 5th century CE.
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