Scorpio’s East Meets West Zodiac Signs


If you know your Western zodiac sign and Eastern Zodiac sign (based on your birth year) then read on about your “Primal Zodiac Sign”. Astrologer Simon Poindexter describes each West + East zodiac combination, below I have listed all of the combinations for the Scorpio zodiac sign. Check out the summaries below and click on the link to read more about your Primal Zodiac Sign!

Scorpio + Rat = Anaconda

Cartoon Snake Anaconda

1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

In the animal kingdom, the anaconda is a solitary hunter who is incredibly stealthy for its size. They use their native wetlands as camouflage to sneak up on unsuspecting prey and in one quick stroke grab their victims and drown or suffocate them. Most large snakes use their strength to squeeze their prey to death, but anacondas know that they don’t have to put in as much effort to get the same effect. Even though they are bigger and stronger than the other snakes, they prefer to prove that they are smarter, too.

In so many ways those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Anaconda are the same. Powerful, resourceful, and perceptive, members of this sign know intuitively what moves to make and when to make them. They are careful planners and masterful manipulators, able to get what they want by taking calculated risks and taking advantage of others weaknesses. Members of this sign are extremely observant. They understand human nature so well they can often predict what you will do before you do it, and they are not afraid to use this skill to their advantage.

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Scorpio + Ox = Platypus

Cartoon Platypus

1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

There is no question that the platypus is one of the most unique and difficult to comprehend animals in the world, so there should be little surprise that people born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Platypus find themselves in a similar situation. Shy, hard-working, and sensitive, those born under this sign often feel that they don’t quite belong in whatever society they have been brought up in.

Platypuses do best around intuitive individuals, who understand that which is not being said out loud – the reservations with others, the fear of betrayal and rejection, the need to plan things out before acting. Members of this sign do well with intuitive types because they can still communicate without having to explain themselves. It doesn’t even matter if these others are like them or not in terms of physicality, social groups, or approach to life.

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Scorpio + Tiger = Honey Badger

Cartoon Honey Badger

1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998

Powerful, passionate, and resilient, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Honey Badger are fierce competitors who are not afraid to go after what they want. This incredibly complex sign is extremely powerful and capable, but also highly emotional. When focused they can harness great power and wisdom to accomplish what few others are capable of. When out of balance they can become terrible tyrants, equally capable of using their power for destruction and manipulation if left unchecked.

Like their animal namesake, those born under the sign of the Honey Badger are fearless in their conquests and will not back down to anyone. In their minds they are a one-man army, capable of conquering the greatest of challenges. In the animal kingdom, the honey badger is well known as the world’s most fearless animal – often taking on much larger and stronger predators and treating them like prey.

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Scorpio + Rabbit = Koala

Cartoon Koala

1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999

Emotional, powerful, and intense, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Koala are often not what you expect. It’s not that they are putting up a false front, it’s that they are trying to keep their tornado of emotions safely inside themselves. Koalas almost always approach life with good intentions, but with so much inner emotional turmoil, plans can miscarry and life can often seem frustrating. This is a sign that wants what they want when they want it, but they also try to refrain from using their power indiscriminately. Though they may seem cute and friendly, Koalas also have a dark side.

Despite Koala’s small stature and calm demeanor, these marsupials also have long, sharp claws and can be very territorial. Similarly, those born under the sign of Koala can seem harmless from a distance, but can be quite defensive if provoked or approached without caution.

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Scorpio + Dragon = Jaguar

Cartoon Jaguar

1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

Powerful, regal, and solitary, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of Jaguar have a powerful attractive quality that others can’t help but notice. Often eccentric and always proud, members of this sign are capable of great achievements as long as they can remain in control of themselves.

Jaguars are their own best friend and worst enemy. They have the strength, influence, and vision to succeed beyond all reasonable expectations. Ancient South American tribes viewed the jaguar much like the Chinese viewed the dragon. Proud, noble, and brave, jaguars were considered the warrior kings among the animals. Similarly, those who were in positions of royalty and power were honored by comparison to this creature.

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Scorpio + Snake = Anglerfish

Cartoon Anglerfish

1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

Powerful, clever, and determined, those born under the sign of the Anglerfish are mysterious individuals who use their immense intellect to outwit others in the game of life. And to them, life is a game; a challenge to be won. Just like a professional poker player, they keep a straight face and keep others guessing about their next move. It can be very hard to know what an Anglerfish is thinking or feeling since they rarely ever talk about their inner fears or hesitations.

Like their animal namesake, Anglerfish harness much more power than meets the eye. The size or strength of their opponent matters little, especially since members of this sign are experts in manipulation and use their intelligence to outwit their opponents at every turn. Like the animal, those born under the sign of the Anglerfish like to use their cunning to draw others to them, rather than chasing after anyone or anything.

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Scorpio + Horse = Dragonfly

Cartoon Dragonfly

1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

Independent, temperamental, and restless, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Dragonfly are powerful individuals who are determined to get what they want in life. Like their animal namesake, members of this sign are fast, energetic hunters whose power greatly outmatches their size.

Dragonflies are very passionate individuals. Their work ethic is second to none and combined with their forceful sense of determination, members of this sign are practically unstoppable. This is also one of the most resilient signs in the Primal Zodiac. Dragonflies cannot be held back by outside forces, period. Any obstacles in their way will be systematically removed as the Dragonfly pushes ever forward. They will only stop a project if they make a conscious decision to do so. Those who try to get in their way are wasting their time.

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Scorpio + Sheep = Panda

Cartoon Panda

1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

In the animal kingdom, the famous giant panda is one of the most contradictory animals by nature. They are popular but loners, bears who don’t hibernate, carnivores that eat 99% bamboo, are territorial but don’t live in one place, are strong and potentially dangerous but shy away from confrontation. Humans born under the sign of the Panda share many similarities. Members of this sign tend to be popular but loners, want to go with flow but have to feel in charge of their own destiny, long to relax but are always working on projects, are ambitious yet uncertain, want to do things that help others yet are often self-focused, and have creative minds that are often focused on success and achievement.

Rather than see things as they are, Pandas see the world in terms of how it affects them personally. They have a desire to improve the world around them, but their approach to doing so is a bit different from others. Members of this sign believe that by being their best and improving their own lives they are doing what they can to improve their surroundings, which makes things better for everyone. Others may interpret this behavior as self-centered, but this is genuinely the best way for Pandas to operate.

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Scorpio + Monkey = Raven

Cartoon Raven

1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Strong, curious, and energetic, those born under the sign of the Raven often succeed where others fail. Their deepest desire is to overcome the odds, to triumph, and to prove themselves to the world. They are willing to give up a considerable amount of personal needs, but in return they can use what others consider disadvantages to their advantage. That is their greatest power.

A combination of the western sign of Scorpio and the eastern sign of the Monkey, this is a highly contradictory sign in terms of its dual nature (sun and moon). One one hand, those born during a Year of the Monkey typically start out with an easy beginning of life where they are coddled, loved, and told they are special. Scorpios take much longer to come out of their shells, but where Monkeys usually hit hard times in early adulthood, this is prime time for Scorpio to step up and take action. There will be something of a shift in thinking between childhood/teenage years and early adulthood. This shift in perspective is where they realize their true power and have to decide how to best use their immense inner strength and potential.

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Scorpio + Rooster = Owl

Cartoon Owl

1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

Hard working, determined, and authoritative, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Owl desire nothing more than respect. Loyalty is very important to them and close friendships are valued accordingly. Owls have a reputation for being easily offended by those who disrespect them. Again, respect is of utmost importance, so much so that young Owls often sabotage themselves by demanding respect when they haven’t yet earned it.

Most Owls learn in time that they will only get the reverence they desire by earning it. Luckily, they are very capable of doing so. Owls are very intelligent, very determined, and very confident – the perfect ingredients for creating great success. Simply put, members of this sign won’t stop until they succeed in reaching their goals. They don’t even need natural talent in their chosen field. They can develop all the skills they need through sheer willpower. As perfectionists they know that every detail counts, and above all else they never, ever want to look foolish or have their authority undermined.

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Scorpio + Dog = Octopus

Cartoon Octopus

1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

Loyal, ambitious, and intense, those born under the sign of the Octopus prefer to deal in facts rather than emotions. Though not necessarily unfriendly, members of this sign can be fairly anti-social. To be more specific, they tend to be uncomfortable in most social situations. Octopuses often don’t feel like they fit in or know what to say in social situations. Instead, they prefer time alone or with a couple of their closest friends with whom they share a great deal of the same ideals.

Octopuses are highly complex characters. Like their animal namesakes, members of this sign are highly intelligent and can solve problems and puzzles that would stump their peers. Just as the aquatic cephalopod receives little contact or guidance from parents, so too do those born under the sign of the Octopus require little instruction compared to other signs.

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Scorpio + Pig = Squid

Cartoon Squid

1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Squids are powerful personalities that can only be “checked and balanced” by themselves. They are highly capable, intelligent individuals who seem to know everything. Generally good-natured, they also have a hidden inner dark side that resides deep within themselves. No one is allowed into this secret place, often not even themselves. Squids will even try to bury painful truths within themselves in order to avoid dealing with difficult emotions and situations.

Squids are not confrontational. Like their animal namesake, they are mysterious, powerful, and intriguing individuals who, despite their strength and intimidating presence, are more likely to escape from a difficult or dangerous situation than stay and fight. Except of course, when it comes to finding prey. Those born under this sign, as well as those in the animal kingdom, can go on the offensive with such speed and skill that others don’t realize what has happened until it is all over. Also like the animal, those born under this sign are often categorized as aggressive when they are really more curious. The sheer power and self-control they hold inside radiates out to others and can even scare people away.

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