Origin of Scorpio
The sign of Scorpio stems from the Tale of Orion. Orion was the son of Poseidon and Euryale. He would hunt every night with the Greek goddess of hunting, Artemis who ultimately fell in love with the handsome hunter. Artemis’ twin brother Apollo became angry with Orion for loving his sister so he went to his mother Hera and asked her to send a scorpion (Scorpio) to kill Orion. Hera obliged and the Scorpion stung and killed great Orion. Artemis vowed never to love again and weeping asked her Father Zeus lord of the skies to put a constellation in the sky for her beloved Orion. And so he did, he not only gave a constellation to Orion but also to his killer Scorpio. That way Artemis could always see her love amongst the stars while she hunted.
Scorpio Sign Facts
Here are basic facts about the zodiac sign Scorpio:
- Symbol: The Scorpion
- Element: Water
- Quality: Fixed
- Ruling Planets: Pluto and Mars
- House: Eighth
- Birthstone: Topaz
- Color: Black, Red, Gray
- Mode: Feeling
- Motto: I Control
- Body Areas: Nose, genitals, blood, urethra, bladder
Scorpio Lucky Charms
General good luck charms for those born under the sign Scorpio.
- Lucky Day: Tuesday
- Lucky Numbers: 3 and 5
- Lucky Color: Dark red
- Best Locations for Success: near water
- Black pearl: for calm in troubled times
- Carnelian: to keep your feet on the ground
- Garnet: to balance sexual drives
- Ruby: for inner faith and courage needed to face the world
Scorpio Positive (+) Characteristics
Everybody has a good and bad side, here are some of Scorpio’s good qualities:
Scorpio Negative (-) Characteristics
Nobody is perfect! Here are some of Scorpio’s negative qualities:
This is just a basic introduction to the zodiac sign Scorpio. Browse the site for more detailed information on Scorpios.
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SCORPIO BIRTHDAY PERSONALITY
Not all Scorpios are the same. There are cusp Scorpios, October Scorpios, and November Scorpios. There are also Scorpio periods and differences between a Scorpio each day of Scorpio Season. Read on for Scorpio birthday personalities.