Ah, you deep and dark, sexy and mysterious Scorpios! Have you ever met a prudish Scorp? I really don’t think I have. You just can’t help but exude something a little taboo. Those of your sign tend to be passionate and single-minded, capable of depths of emotions. You need intensity the way flowers need rain. You have a sharp mind and – sometimes a sharp tongue. If someone can’t see the obvious, staring them in the face, you want to whip back the veils of illusion, to improve their view. You want to go to the heart of every matter and you won’t shy away from the truth just because it’s not exactly what you or others want to hear.
You’re a Water sign and ruled by Mars and Pluto. As I’ve mentioned many time in many columns, the fact that your ruler Pluto was demoted to being a Dwarf Planet is immaterial to you. Pluto is the dark side of your nature – your shadow self. Having Pluto ‘less visible’ works for you – you get to be just that little bit more covert and even subversive.
And yes, like the Scorp stereo-type say, you are sexy, because sexiness comes from being real – and that’s something that comes naturally to you.
Scorpio also rules detectives, undertakers and sex workers, by the way. Please don’t take offense! It’s just that you can be like a detective – going deeper and further into the shabby and shady alleys of existence, where lesser souls fear to tread. Undertakers? You are less afraid than most others of the concept of mortality. In fact, it may even fascinate you. And sex workers? Scorpio rules sex, and not just the love-making side of it!
You love what is hidden – you want to uncover it. And you also love to hide. Careful not to succumb to the temptation to bury the truth!
You like to be alone, with your thoughts, as much as you like to share others’ company. You are enigmatic and truly mysterious. Yes, you have that famous sting in your tail, but you are also a healer. Spending time with a Scorpio is rewarding. You may not always show your friends and lovers the ‘sunny’ side of life, but with your ability to handle extremes and your capacity to feel profoundly, you teach the rest of us a little more about what it means to be human – dark side and all. Try not to be obsessive, though. Learn to forgive and forget where possible. And allow your watery side to carry you along life’s ebb and flow.
You’re not interested in the superficial which is why your relationships run so deep. You relish privacy and can take a secret to the grave. You have oceans of tolerance inside you, which is why people love to be around you. You accept what others find unacceptable. You make it OK to be scared. You don’t shy away from the shadow – rather you quest for truth. You’re not interested in skirting around tough subjects and – if you are truly, madly, deeply Scorpionic – you may even be blessed with magical powers.
Scorpio Medical Astrology
Scorpio’s areas of dominance lie down south: reproductive system, sexual organs, bowels and the excretory system are all ruled by Scorpio. Much like the scorpion, their powers — and vulnerabilities lie in their tail area. Scorpios have a robust sex drive, and are likely to have more sexual experiences than most other zodiac signs. But remember, they are more vulnerable to diseases in their sexual organs than most others, so it is key to practice safe sex.
Many of Scorpio’s health problems lie in repressing their emotions, and being unable to let go of past hurts. They can be quite secretive, and the fallout from this manifests in their ovaries, cervix, bowels, uterus and prostrate. They are prone to diarrhea, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Hence, Scorpios should avoid fatty, intoxicating and rich foods for optimum bowel and excretory system health. They should also make sure to drink plenty of water and incorporate fibrous foods into their diets.
Scorpio’s powerful energy ensures that their bodies are strong, and they can move past any illness quickly. Their ability to be strong-willed and persevere is admirable, yet it can result in pent-up feelings which can cause damaging health issues. Exercise can be a good release for Scorpios looking to let go of tension.