Scorpio Zodiac Sign - a Deeper Look

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Scorpio's task is to learn to be at ease with feeling what goes on beneath the surface of life. Scorpio follows Libra in the zodiac. Whereas Libra has an ideal about how relationships ought to be, Scorpio is more interested in the emotional reality, a reality which can be the end of any ideal! The move from Libra to Scorpio symbolises the move from ideal of how things ought to be to the experience of how things are. This applies to love relationships, certainly, but also to everyday life. A mature Scorpio has a built-in detector which can tell when the truth is not being lived, both by oneself and by other people. This can make life very uncomfortable, as you know when those around you are not being completely honest. The chances are they are not being deliberately false, it's just that they cannot see the truth beneath the surface of things as clearly as you can. Therefore a Scorpio has to learn acceptance and understanding, as well as trying to sense how far to go in challenging the falsehood, how much the other person is able to accept about himself or herself. Compatibility with others may not come easily.

Scorpio is co-ruled by the planet Pluto, which symbolises all that goes on beneath the level of consciousness. Pluto challenges innocence, and forces us to learn from experience. Those who have Scorpio or Pluto strongly placed in their charts come to know what it means to die to be reborn to a new level of awareness. Other parts of the chart may show what stands in the way of this. For instance, an abundance of planets in Aries and/or Taurus would indicate a preference for living life fully at the level of everyday consciousness and without the complications of having to delve for unconscious motives and desires. It might be possible to do this for a while, but it would be at the expense of the ultimate fulfilment which comes from living according to one's destiny. Venus in Sagittarius would indicate a tendency to form relationships which offer an escape from what might be perceived as the swamp of Scorpio, and perhaps a strong desire to travel and experience foreign cultures. There is nothing wrong with an escape hatch being available, but a more fruitful use of Venus in Sagittarius might be to find situations, maybe relationships, which offer the opportunity to find meaning out of your rich experience of life.

The above is just a brief sketch of the sort of qualities Scorpio should be aiming for. If you are experiencing difficulties on the way, the rest of your birth chart will indicate where these difficulties are, and a consultation would very likely provide clues as to how to deal with them. All aspects of our nature, as represented by the planets in signs and houses of our charts, need to be honoured and respected.

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This article is by Richard Hills - Astrologer. Richard offers birth chart and other astrology readings. Find out more at Astrology Readings, Birth Charts

This page indicates qualities you will have if the zodiac sign of Scorpio is prominent, but not necessarily your Sun sign, in your birth chart. If Scorpio is your ascendant or Moon sign or if Mars or Pluto is prominent these characteristics are likely to show.

The positions of, and relationships between, the planets in your birth chart will show the predispositions you have and how best to use them successfully in life in the world.

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