Sun in Scorpio

(The Sun is in Scorpio from approximately October 23 to November 21, depending on the year.)

Scorpios are known for their intensity. They are determined folk that absolutely throw themselves into whatever they do -- but getting them to commit to something is rarely an easy task. In fact, it's better not to even try to "get them" to do anything. Solar Scorpios absolutely have their own mind. And, their primary motivation is unlikely to be prestige (like their Capricorn friends), or even authority (Leos can have that, too)--it's real power. Their power can absolutely be of the "behind the scenes" variety, just as long as they have it.

To others, Scorpios seem to have plenty of willpower. They probably do. Scorpios do know what they want, and they won't go out and grab it at the wrong moment. They simply sit back, watch (quite expertly), and then get it only when the moment is just right. This apparent patience is simply their powerful skills at strategy at work.

Scorpio isn't afraid of getting their hands (their bodies, their minds) dirty. The darker side of life intrigues them, and they're always ready to investigate.

Scorpios simply never give up. They have tremendous staying power. They're not in the slightest intimidated by anybody or anything. Confrontations are not a problem. In fact, talk to any Scorpio about their lives, and you'll probably be in awe at all they've gone through. Trauma seems to follow them wherever they go. When Scorpio learns optimism, instead of expecting the worst, they'll find that they possess amazing regenerative powers -- the power to heal, create, and transform.

Sun in Scorpio: People who have Sun in Scorpio usually experience lives filled with dramatic, even traumatic changes, and encounter situations which transform them in some way. It seems that old parts of you are continually dying and new parts are being born, so that your life is never static.

You also have the ability to strongly affect others, even to change their lives; and you see your 'role' as that of the transformer. Perhaps you are a therapist who helps people uncover and work through their deep-seated problems. You might be a teacher who awakens hidden talents in your students, a counselor who rehabilitates substance abusers, or a rapist who terrorizes victims. Regardless of the form your influence takes, you transform everyone you know in some way. You have a powerful, almost magnetic persona, and though you may not say much it's impossible not to be aware of your presence.

As a child, you probably experienced some deep, emotional 'crisis', a loss of some kind which made you feel you were alone in the world, with no-one but yourself on whom to rely. Sometimes this crisis is an obvious and extreme one, such as the death of a parent, the loss of your home, a serious illness or a violent incident. In other cases, it may be more subtle and internal, such as coming to the realization that your parents will never love you the way you want them to. As a result, you withdraw into yourself, becoming skeptical and self-reliant at a very early age.

When you were a child, you insisted on doing everything for yourself, and were quite content to spend time alone, entertaining and teaching yourself. As an adult, you are self-protective and suspicious of others, hiding your thoughts and feelings behind an almost impenetrable wall. Very few people earn your trust; fewer still gain access into your private world; and no-one will ever know you completely.

Although you reveal little about yourself, you want to know everything about everyone else. You are eager to find out what makes others tick, and delve into the secrets and hidden agendas of friends, family members and business associates. By understanding their underlying motivations and desires, you can manipulate them for your own advantage, or at least anticipate their moves to protect yourself. You'd be a good psychiatrist or private investigator, for you understand human nature - especially the dark side of life - better than anyone.

You approach everything with intensity and passion; nothing is done half-heartedly. An extremist, you throw yourself heart, mind and soul into any undertaking. In your career, you can accomplish more than most people. Your perseverance and your ability to focus your energies toward a goal can take you to the top of your field. However, you also run the risk of becoming a workaholic.

No-one takes relationships more seriously than you. Though Scorpio has a reputation for being intensely sexual, what you truly desire is an intense emotional connection. You want to merge with your partner in every way. Only rarely do you give your affection to another; and you expect your mate's total devotion and fidelity. Highly emotional, you know how deeply you can be hurt, and are reluctant to leave yourself open to potential pain. When you do fall in love, however, you immerse yourself completely in the relationship. You see your partner as an extension of yourself and can be extremely possessive and jealous. If betrayed, you find it impossible to forgive and forget, and may become vengeful, vindictive, even violent.

You have uncanny intuition and keep perception, and make instantaneous emotional connections with other people. You seem to see into their unconscious minds, and thus appear to be psychic. This natural psychic ability coupled with your desire to discover the inner workings of the Universe may lead you to become interested in the occult arts. However, you need to guard against developing your powers for the purpose of manipulating others or the forces of nature.

Power and control issues are likely to arise frequently in your life. Perhaps you experienced your father (or your dominant parent) as being authoritarian, domineering, even cruel. You may have trouble with authority figures and employers who attempt to overpower, control or manipulate you. It is important to realize that you, too, desire power and total control, and are inclined to try to dominate others. Stubborn and willful, you want your own way and are reluctant to compromise or answer to someone else for your behavior. And, you can be ruthless in pursuit of your desires or goals.

Your greatest gift is your power to destroy old, worn-out structures and give birth to new ones. Your greatest failings usually result from your extremism and your intense desire for power and domination.

Sun in Scorpio: Scorpio children are born in a mother-dominated atmosphere. They do not come into an environment that is warm and loving, and a parent may be missing. There is often a death in the family a few days before a Scorpio is born. This affects the emotional set of the parents, for the person who dies is someone they love. This circumstance brings an attitude of grief into the small child's life. Often Scorpios are unwanted children; and sometimes they are the eleven-pound babies born into a seven-month marriage. Or, they are just one more child in a family that can't afford another mouth to feed at this point in time.

Scorpios born in this type of atmosphere pick up all the unpleasant vibrations. Like any infant, Scorpio needs lots of attention and love, but the father ignores the child, and the mother often gives only minimum care: food, shelter, diaper changes, etc.. There is little affection, warmth and holding. Later, the parents feel guilty about not giving this child love, and try to make it up by spoiling him, or by providing many opportunities in life. But, the little Scorpio isn't buying it. The child needs affection early in life, and the allowance and extra privileges he gets later on don't mean anything; and the parents end up thinking the child is ungrateful.

Because of the early experience, Scorpios are on a life-long search for love and affection. They search for the mother love that was missed in childhood. Scorpios have a reputation as the 'super sexed' sign of the zodiac, but they aren't as sexy as they would have us think. The young Scorpio male and female confuse sex with love. If you have sex with someone they will love you, thinks Scorpio. So they learn how to be good at sex; but people who have a relationship with Scorpios often find that after the relationship has been established, the sexual part of it is not nearly as important as it was. Affection becomes more important to Scorpios. When young Scorpios feel insecure, they try to create sexual situations; it makes them feel secure when they think someone 'loves' them. (If you love an immature Scorpio, and you are perceptive, you may feel that sex for them is not merely sensual pleasure but is used to control you.)

Scorpios are born to go through great personal transformations. The life is such that either they spend a lifetime trying to create a family experience for themselves, or they go into the business of self-transformation. The problem here is one of direction. Often Scorpios try both - they want to manage a tight household and transform the world at the same time. Because they felt unaccepted in their early childhood, acceptance becomes important to them. In the attempt to become accepted, confusion arises when they try to lay down the law to others and try to control the behavior of others. As they judge and control and push others, they become quite unpopular and don't really understand why. The Scorpio search for identity is a real one; and one of the things they learn is that the search is a personal one - it isn't one of transforming the world first and yourself later! In the process of discovering the meaning of existence, they uncover lots of information on the way. The sign is known for its investigative abilities.

As far as career is concerned, Scorpio types can go in many directions. They often choose to become involved in the corporate structure, which is like a family for them. The new¬found family can approve of them, and promote them; and they belong. Usually, the corporate type of Scorpio is indicating a need for father approval, which may mean that the father was either harsh or quite distant from Scorpio. We often seek in our adult life what we lacked in our childhood.

Scorpios are also drawn to all kinds of scientific and social research, for their investigative minds can be put to good use in this area. Detective or police work, or analysis of any kind, is good for this sign. There is an interest in the various aspects of the medical profession; this field brings out the research abilities as well as the transformational or healing quality of Scorpio.

Sun in Scorpio: The Scorpio personality tends to mask its qualities, rarely revealing them too openly. You are likely to be extremely determined and resolute, possessing a very powerful will when you choose to use it. You will tend to be forceful when chasing your goals, often using subtle manipulation over others to achieve those aims.

You will have considerable self-pride, and will not take kindly to being embarrassed or humiliated in any way, and would certainly never forget who it was that placed you in such a position. Your sensitivity and feeling nature is a main source of contact with the world; and usually if someone offends you, causing an emotional reaction, then your perception and future response to that person will be affected from that point onwards. Generally, you are quite reserved, keeping others at a distance, trying to prevent them from seeing into your inner life, which can alternate between 'calm seas and boiling passions'; your inner life can be experienced as extremely 'raw' at times, and this can be difficult to handle.

You will seldom display deeper emotions and feelings, as they are too intimate to your real nature, and impulses may be repressed due to the passion and power that can flood through you and outwards. You are likely to be quite secretive and private; and difficult to understand due to an inscrutable mask that you maintain, giving the appearance of controlled intensity (except for the eyes which can reveal your inner state).

You can be direct, blunt, provocative, and potentially confrontational in attitude and style of expression. Some may find this refreshing; others may not; and this can lead to broken friendships or enmity occurring. Your words will be controlled and deliberate; sometimes very diplomatic and cautious, sometimes very pointed and designed to make their mark. At times, your passionate energies will make you say things which perhaps you should not, but in the releasing of pent-up energy you are glad to have been honest. You can be cynical and sarcastic, and display sudden outbursts of rage and anger, especially if you have been repressing feelings for some time.

You are not easily impressed or influenced by others, and will usually tend to react against authority, even though in family life and personal expression you are authoritative yourself; and your attitudes, beliefs, values and opinions are clear and firm. You try to guide your life by relying on passion and commitment to those inner compulsions and motivating life purposes. You can be quite ambitious, especially when attracted to power and influence over others. You prefer to take control and initiative in all aspects of life, tending to be a natural leader who is prepared to take responsibility but you do not make a good follower, often trying to undermine superiors by a very irreverent attitude.

You will be shrewd and enterprising, although you will only apply effort if you are genuinely interested in what you are doing. Research can attract, or any work involving investigations, mysteries or the occult. The energies of your inner passions can be used intellectually, probing the depths of mind / being; and your insights and understanding can become extremely profound and clear.

Your love life may be traumatic, with periodic crises or turning points, and can often be emotionally intense. Choosing a right partner is crucial in this sphere of your life, and you will have high ideals and expectations of any partner. You are likely to hold a traditional attitude to marriage, and can be very jealous. Essentially you are a 'loner', and even within marriage will walk a personal and solitary path.

Sun in Scorpio: Scorpios can be silent and co-operative, hidden from view, unexpectedly meek or absolutely deadly. Astrology books give poor old Scorpio a very bad press. We are told that Scorpios are drunken, over-sexed, obsessive, untrustworthy, bullying rogues. This is simply not fair, although many Scorpions are not the easiest of people to live with or to work for. They respect strength and independence, and really cannot cope with anyone who either needs to be treated with kid gloves or relies upon them financially. Being members of a fixed sign, Scorpios don't appreciate change. This is not meant to imply that they are not ready to try a new hobby, meet new people or visit an area which is new to them, but it does mean that Scorpios are reliable as friends, neighbors, relatives and employees. Once a Scorpio has made a commitment, he puts his whole heart into it and makes it work. If the enterprise turns out to be absolutely unworkable, he will still give it his best shot before abandoning it. In some ways, I consider that the sign for Scorpio should be the bulldog or the bloodhound, because they hate giving up on anything. The world is full of women who are looking for men willing to make a commitment to a relationship and stick to it; and when they ask me which zodiac signs to choose for reliability, my answer in all cases is either Scorpio or Taurus.

Scorpios have a strong sense of duty, and they are the world's best keepers of secrets. They are not casual in their attitudes. If a Scorpion lends you money, you must be prepared to pay it back by the due date. If you lend a Scorpio money, he will pay you back even though this may not actually be necessary. When I was an infant, I apparently inherited some shares in an engineering company. I had no knowledge of this until I was in my mid-thirties. At this time, the company was wound up, and I was sent $750 by the relative who had been charged with the administration of this matter. The relative was, of course, a Scorpio; and it is characteristic that not only did she fulfill her obligations to me to the letter, even though I didn't even know about them, but also she had never felt any obligation to tell me about this legacy until that moment. If a Scorpio finds himself the guardian of a cranky older relative, a small child or even an animal, he will take his obligation very seriously and make every effort to see the job through. He may have absolutely no affection for the unfortunate orphan, but he will do what needs to be done. As far as his own family is concerned, he usually loves them all unreservedly, but he can make life very difficult for anyone whom he considers weak or unworthy. These subjects are not dawdlers; they prefer to have specialized knowledge in a small number of fields and to shut out anything which doesn't fall into those categories.

Scorpio faults occur due to the emotional nature of the sign. Remember, this is a water sign which is intuitive, sensitive, and inclined to make decisions on an emotional basis. A big problem for these people is their inclination to over-react and to jump into or out of something due to either excitement or anger. Scorpios are normally excellent judges of character, often being able to see below the surface, but there are occasions when they seem to turn off this faculty and enter into some scheme with a person of dubious morals because they want to believe that everything will turn out well. They can just as easily cut themselves off from whole sections of their family if one member speaks to them in a disrespectful manner; and, unfortunately, it is not difficult to mortally offend a Scorpio. Forgetting and forgiving is not in the Scorpio nature, and they make implacable enemies. They find it extremely difficult to apologize, and can dig themselves into a hole out of which they then find it impossible to climb. Scorpios hate confrontations and they know that they have a dangerously hot temper. They will back off and back down if confronted directly by a quietly assertive person. It is difficult to talk openly to these people because it is all too easy to cross some invisible line and cause them unintentional offence. They also pick up on the anger and frustration of those around them, and can become unsettled and angry as a result. Like Pisceans, Scorpios can act as psychic sponges where strong feelings are concerned.

Scorpio defensiveness may manifest itself in spiteful remarks. If a Scorpio decides that one particular set of people have let him down badly, he will either loathe the whole lot of them, or he will choose one particular member of the group on whom he will pour out his hatred. One elderly Scorpio lady believed that none of her family had ever appreciated her or returned her good deeds, and this disappointment finally corroded into detestation of her nephew, who was the last remaining relative. Even if you love or are loved by a Scorpio, don't expect anything to be left in his will; these people are notorious for getting in the last spiteful move, deserved or otherwise, by leaving their worldly goods to the nearest cat's home! There are Scorpios who are violent, oversexed, alcoholic, drug-addicted and / or obsessed by death or involved in black magic. There are others who use violent, manipulative or sexual tactics to control others. Most aim simply to live quietly and control nobody but themselves.

Some Scorpios are sturdily built, while others are small and wiry. The bone structure is strong and prominent, and they often have a bony and angular appearance. Some of the most beautiful people on earth are born under this sign, while others may have arresting looks or can even be downright ugly. A typical Scorpio has thick, wavy hair which, in men, may thin out just a little in later years. Most astrology books talk about magnetic eyes, but I think this is less due to the eyes themselves than to the Scorpionic habit of looking directly at people. These subjects don't smile easily, and may scowl with concentration when listening. Many Scorpios stay slim all their lives and have a contemptuous attitude to those who put on weight. This is because they, themselves, don't appreciate their genetic luck, and they tend to consider fatness to be solely the result of weakness and over-indulgence. Fat Scorpios tend to ignore their own obesity, but still don't hesitate to criticize others. Scorpios hate to throw anything out, and will wear a favorite garment until it falls apart. Even when they are forced to admit that they really cannot wear that particular outfit again, they will hang on to it, just in case.

Traditionally speaking, the reproductive organs are supposed to be weak in Scorpios, but I think that the lower spine is much more likely to cause problems. If a Scorpio does get ill, or if he has an accident, it is usually very dramatic; but Scorpios have the most amazing powers of recovery, and often manage to live a very long and, on the whole, healthy life.

There are a number of jobs which are specifically associated with the sign of Scorpio, and all of these involve investigating or looking for something which cannot immediately be seen. Many Scorpios work in the field of medicine, either as surgeons, or as diagnosticians, or osteopaths; while others are drawn to psychiatry and hypnotherapy. This gives the Scorpio the satisfaction of both finding out what is wrong and putting it right.

Mining for coal or precious metals is supposed to be a Scorpio trade. Another typically Scorpio interest is police work, and many Scorpios do indeed have a career in some branch of investigative or forensic work. Rather like Arians, Scorpios can be drawn to the kind of job which was once considered to be masculine, such as engineering. The military world, and also that of armaments, appeals to Scorpios; and they may even become caught up in this without making a conscious effort to do so. The urge to investigate makes many Scorpios look into psychic and mediumistic matters.

Scorpios are very physical and energetic, and they don't seem to worry about getting hurt. Typical interests would be wrestling, rugby football or American football, as well as sailing, competitive tennis and hang-gliding. Many Scorpios like to dance, and most love to listen to good music. This is a sensual sign; therefore it is no surprised that Scorpios love to use their bodies to their fullest extent, whether this be by going on a military exercise, indulging in physical and competitive sport, or making love! Whatever a Scorpio sets his mind to, he will do it thoroughly and to the best of his ability. Typical Scorpio sayings are, 'If you are going to do something, then do it properly!' or 'If you start something, then for goodness' sake finish it!'; or even 'You only fit double-glazing once, so you might as well fit the best'.

This is a most peculiar sign as far as attitudes to money are concerned, because Scorpios can vacillate between extreme parsimony and being 'the last of the big spenders'. Scorpios will spare no expense on an exciting project, but shopping for boring everyday goods does absolutely nothing for them. The exception to this is food, because Scorpios like what they like and won't do without their favorite foods. All the feminine signs, especially the water signs, like to hang on to money, and they seem to get as much pleasure from saving as they do from spending. These subjects retain a sentimental attachment to their homes, businesses and possessions; and they prefer old favorites to novelties. Some Scorpios are wizard at hanging on to old paper bags, elastic bands and kitchen tools; while others have a wonderful ability to recycle their own junk.

If a member of a Scorpio's family is in dire financial straits, the Scorpio will help them out unstintingly and without expecting to be paid back. However, if their nearest and dearest just want a few little things to make live a bit more pleasant, they should go about getting these for themselves.

Scorpio houses are adequate, but they may be scruffy because, as long as they have enough to eat and drink, many Scorpios don't actually need possessions, although they will spend money like water on their own particular interests such as travel or the raising, breeding and keeping of animals. Having said this, there are some Scorpios who are very generous and free-spending in every way. This is a sign of extremes; and, therefore, extreme profligacy or extreme generosity are both possible. As far as possessions are concerned, they like books and music, tools for their trade or hobby, and sporting goods. Scorpios also like to own a large and comfortable car. They enjoy owning items which have some kind of sentimental attachment for them, but the best new possession by far is a ticket for a good holiday. In short, possessions themselves mean little to Scorpios, but anything which offers them the opportunity to explore and to experience life to the full is much appreciated.

Scorpios are given a bad press in most astrology books; and, while it is true that they can be hard to live with, they also have some very good points. Scorpions are not loners; they like to be in a relationship and will make great efforts to keep it going through thick and thin. These subjects are loyal, and they stick to those whom they love even when this is difficult. Scorpios take marriage vows very seriously, and they don't leave a partner when he or she gets ill or if the money runs out. They are definitely not fair-weather friends. These types are possessive, and the very thought of divorce makes their blood run cold. They hate to lose anything, whether it be money, a battle, a business or a spouse; and they will hang in there until the bitter end.

These subjects have high standards, and they may try to impose these standards upon the rest of their families. They respect courage and strength, and lose patience with those who whine or who cannot cope with life. When they themselves are faced with a problem, they worry intensely about it and may even do a fair bit of complaining themselves; but they don't give in, and they try to find a solution one way or another. I have been surrounded by Scorpio types all my life, and have seem them go through terrible times when their health has let them down or their businesses have collapsed under them; and in every case, these misfortunes have brought out the best in them. In a way, it is easier to live with Scorpios when they are in trouble because it is only then that they allow anyone to help. In good times, they can be so independent that the relationship makes one feel like a spectator rather than a participant in their lives.

A Scorpio home is not a palace because they are not especially tidy and they don't set out to impress others. Like Cancerians, Scorpios tend to hang on to everything which comes into their homes, and every cupboard is stuffed with the junk of ages; they have a sentimental love of the past, and hate to part with anything. On a number of occasions, I have tried suggesting to my Scorpio husband that we get rid of our old-fashioned wardrobes in favor of fitted units, but he won't hear of it. Those wardrobes have twenty-seven years of memories sunk into the grain of their wood, and it would be too much of a wrench for him to be parted from them! Most Scorpios are practical, and will find a way of doing what needs to be done around the house. Being restless, they prefer to keep busy rather than simply sit about. Both sexes will handle any kind of job, and they don't feel that anything is beneath them. They need to have quite an active social life, but they are easily tired by people. The answer seems to be for Scorpios and their partners to take up some sport or interest which they can do together and also in the company of others. If this allows the Scorpio to compete with others, then it serves as an outlet for some of his pent-up energies and occasional rages.

Scorpios are very emotional, but they don't all express this in the same way. Some are self-pitying, especially when ill or unhappy; while others brood and get into long-term spells of free-floating bad temper. They take their work seriously and, if something goes wrong in their jobs, they can become extremely difficult to live with. The worst aspect of this is that their poor partner doesn't know why he / she is being subjected to such extreme unpleasantness; and it may be a long time after the event that the reason comes to light. The poor benighted partner knows very well that it would be far better if the Scorpio actually told them what was going on, but pride or the habit of silence seems to prevent this, and any probing or questioning is seen by the Scorpio as being intrusive. On the other hand, Scorpios are very inquisitive, and will even go through a partner's private papers if they think that something is being kept from them. Some Scorpions escape from their problems by drinking too much.

Scorpios have a reputation for wanting to be 'top dog' in a relationship, but this is not necessarily so, although mutual respect is a necessity to them. Scorpions need to be consulted about decisions, and they hate being presented with a fait accompli, especially if it is likely to cost them money. These subjects are not easily influenced, but they will listen and take note when presented with a reasoned argument and a commonsense approach. Scorpios are not good at sharing, and they can use money or resources in order to control others. They either withhold money or from their families, or bestow it upon them as and when they think fit. The partner of a Scorpio is strongly advised to have an income and a bank account of his / her own. Oddly enough, Scorpios who behave in this way see money as a form of self-protection, and they feel that, if they relinquish financial control, they will allow other people to walk all over them. They are not alone in feeling like this; Leos and Capricorns feel very much the same way. These subjects see the world in black and white, either loving or hating, with few feelings in between; and if anyone insults them or even mildly criticizes them, they can take their hate to the point of murder. They may give their families a hard time, but their love is as strong and genuine as their hatred, and they will feel things deeply. They respect and understand their partner's loves and hates, and will do all they can to help a partner succeed in what he or she wants to do. It is worth remembering that this is a fixed sign, and these subjects cannot be influenced or molded into something other than what they are. There are some Scorpios who are so self-absorbed that they cannot relate to anyone. Many Scorpios don't care what others think of them, and therefore won't compromise or meet anyone halfway.

Scorpios have a reputation for sexuality which I think is probably quite wrong. They love to shock others and will come out with statements which makes people think that they are very liberated in their behavior. For example, 'I used to go there on dirty weekends', or 'you actually like the missionary position?' might be typical remarks; but, in my opinion, Scorpios are actually rather prudish where it comes to sex. They are not libertines; and, unless there is a great deal of Libra on their charts, they cannot bounce lightly from one relationship to another without their feelings being engaged. Scorpios have a great deal of charm, and are probably the greatest flirts in the world; but this form of dicing with danger is rarely carried through into a true sexual adventure. They worry far too much about AIDS, other sexual diseases, the risk of pregnancy, and even the possibility of falling in love, to let themselves go.

Scorpios like to be desired and wanted, because this gives them a feeling of power over others; and they can wilt if they are not the centre of attention. At a party, a Scorpio will work the room, using conversation and his expressive face in order to entertain and draw attention, but this is really just an act. Scorpios are super-cautious where their feelings are concerned, and will think twice and three times before getting into anything real. When in a relationship, they can be quite demanding, but they are also shy, afraid of looking foolish, and nervous of trying anything new. They need a partner who will encourage and reassure them, or they can become stuck in a rather boring sexual routine. Some Scorpios have a variety of sex partners, but don't allow themselves to fall in love, thus avoiding potential pain.

Scorpios have many acquaintances but very few friends, and there are very few people who really know them well. They don't much care for the kind of cozy tête-à-tête where confidences are exchanged. They won't admit to foolish behavior or indiscretions of their own, and are not sufficiently interested in other people to want to hear about theirs. They can be quite competitive as friends. Once a friend lets them down in some way, that is the end of the friendship and there is nothing that can be done to regain the trust which was lost. Scorpions try to get on with their relatives, but they don't lose any sleep if this doesn't work out.

As parents, Scorpios can be absolutely terrible. One astrologer describes the experience of being the child of a Scorpio as 'Rocking backwards and forwards in horror on the stairs as the Scorpio parent screams the marriage to an end, and wondering what I had done to cause this'. Scorpios don't control their anger or their feelings for the sake of peace, and they are capable of destroying a marriage or their children's sanity through pride coupled with the inability to ever admit that they can be wrong. On the other hand, many Scorpios are very loving parents who somehow manage to control their wilder side and give their children the security they need. All Scorpio parents have a tendency to use their children in order to compete with others; and they are happiest with children who can and do cope with pressure. Many Scorpio parents seem to be blessed with talented, successful Leo children. However, some Scorpio parents can actually become jealous of their offspring's success, even while claiming that they had a hand in bringing it about.

Scorpio children don't get on well with their siblings. They are far too competitive, too self-centered, and they simply don't consider that the other children's demands and requirements are in any way as important as their own. Scorpio children find sharing very difficult; and, rightly or wrongly, they feel they are being deprived of their share of their parents' love. These children have high personal standards, which means that they either make a great success of school or sports and of childhood in general, or see too many obstacles in their path and opt out altogether and become anti-social. Most Scorpio children benefit from an active, sporty outlet, and they also enjoy being involved with organizations such as the girl guides, military cadet organizations, or para-medical ones.

Sun in Scorpio: The chief characteristic of a Sun sign Scorpio is a remarkable reserve of energy. It is often said that this is the 'worst' of the Sun signs. Of course, this isn't true: the sign's energies are so strong they can seem overpowering, even inhibiting; the Scorpio can feel driven by them. But if they are fully and positively expressed, both physically and emotionally, the individual will be a big achiever. However, if the energy flow is inhibited or uncontrolled it can be disastrous, with typical resentfulness, jealousy and broodiness.

Jealousy is the worst Scorpio fault, and not only in relationships: Scorpios can be jealous of colleagues and of other people's possessions. This can, however, act as a spur: seeing the progress of others, Scorpios may be inspired to do equally well or better.

The Scorpio body area is the genitals, and this may partly explain the sign's sexy reputation. Sun sign Scorpios need just as much sexual fulfillment as everyone else, and may suffer more if they don't achieve it, but that doesn't mean every Scorpio is a putative sex-maniac! A great many of them express their sex drives through sport; the women may even devote themselves to becoming perfect housewives. The important thing is that the drive is properly directed and extended, and not allowed to stagnate and waste.

Most Scorpios are capable of deep, incisive and analytical thought; they have a powerful urge to get to the root of any problem. They also want to get the most out of life, cramming every day with work and demanding spare-time interests. They may force themselves to extremes of action, and so should try to release their energy as evenly as possible.

A Scorpio, who is all energy, needs a conductor. If the energy is not able to strike home and be received and used in some way, there will be problems, so it is most important in a personal relationship that the partner is not cold or undemonstrative. Scorpios, overwhelmed by the attractions of a possible partner, can put all their energy into the chase, and persist even when it is obvious that the object of their affections is unsuitable. Difficulties will follow. In the stressful periods of a relationship, the Scorpio's tendency to be secretive and vindictive (even to the point of cruelty) may emerge, but other areas of an individual birth chart may modify these characteristics.

When something is wrong with a Scorpio child, he or she will become extremely quiet, and probably reject even favorite food. The sooner young Scorpio can be encouraged to talk over any problems, the better; the tendency to bottle things up can lead to serious difficulties in later life, when he or she may suffer unnecessarily. All children need compelling interests, but young Scorpios do so more than most; they should be encouraged to take up a hobby, preferably one that deeply interests them, and will burn up emotional as well as physical energy. This teaches them how to use that energy evenly. They will probably enjoy heavy team games, water sports, or, for the more creative types, skating and dancing.

Fulfilled Scorpio parents demand much of their children - sometimes too much. They will be especially eager to encourage their children to take the path they have followed, and become successful in their own right. Deeply interested in their children and their development, they may go too far in their desire to know everything about them, and should remember that children need privacy, too. The intense relationship they desire should include fun and humor. Naturally rather strict, Scorpio parents must realize that some children react better to less stringent discipline. Their tendency to insist on what they think best can make them seem intractable to their children and incapable of sensible discussion and argument.

Less than successful Scorpios whose children are doing really well must be exceptionally careful that jealousy, perhaps their chief fault, doesn't spoil the relationship. They should remember that the children's success is their success, too; they brought them up!

Above all else, and more than most other signs, Scorpios need to be emotionally involved in their careers. Like those of their polar sign, Taurus, they need emotional and financial security, and are willing to work hard to maintain it, and to improve their standard of living. Their energy can sometimes seem entirely devoted to making money, and these Scorpio businessmen or women will have found the way in which to direct their keen sense of purpose. Others may have to strive a little harder to discover ways of using their abundant energy and achieving their potential.

When out of work, Scorpios lack a daily outlet for their energy, and must seek somehow to expend it - even, perhaps, in part-time, unpaid work. Otherwise, it is all too easy for the forces to be negatively use, perhaps even in crime. Scorpios need to be under pressure - they must have something against which to test their muscles, mental or physical. They do well in engineering, the mining industry, the navy, the wine trade; they are natural researchers and detectives.

Scorpios will probably resist enforced change; their natural stubbornness will rise to the surface. However, there will be times when they feel that change is absolutely vital, and them nothing will stop them seeking it. Sweeping, drastic changes may result, after which they will settle happily into a new lifestyle, ready to accept new responsibilities. Care is needed, of course, that such changes are made for the right reasons and that valuable experience and hard work are not thrown away.

Sitting about doing nothing not only isn't the average Scorpio's idea of pleasure, but may even be bad for them. These people will welcome retirement as a chance to do all the things for which there hasn't yet been time, although they may still lack time to do everything they've got planned. But at all events (however unlikely it is) Scorpios shouldn't look forward to days of sitting in the sun. They need a compelling interest instead.

Just as Scorpio energy must be evenly spent and controlled, so the physical system needs a regular, controlled diet. That may not be easy; there is a tendency towards self-indulgence in food and drink, which often provokes stomach upsets or constipation. Moderation doesn't come easily to Scorpios, but they must cultivate it, in both diet and exercise, for what starts out as a keen interest in sport and exercise can get out of hand, causing strain. They must not hesitate to slow down when necessary. The martial arts will interest them, not only for the physical aspect, but also for their spiritual and esoteric qualities. Swimming is very beneficial.

Sun in Scorpio: In many ways Scorpio is the most powerful sign of the Zodiac. It is ruled by Mars and Pluto, while Uranus, the planet of sudden release of energy, is exalted in it.

More than any other sign, Scorpio deals with processes of fundamental transformation on all levels. This transformation can be on a high or low plane, depending on the motivation behind the change. However, as a rule, Scorpios work to improve the status quo.

Scorpios possess power, will, and intense emotional desires. Their life is likely to be a constant struggle to conquer desire through the creative use of the will. Since this sign is strongly related to the desire principle and the sex drive, there is tremendous emotional force behind the Scorpio's romantic involvements. When out of proper control, this can lead to possessiveness, jealousy, and violence. No side can be so potent for good or evil as Scorpio.

Because Scorpios act with all their power, it is of utmost importance that they set out on the proper course from the start. They never deal with life superficially; and whatever they become involved with is generally of serious consequence. Sometimes their desire to do everything perfectly makes them unable to delegate responsibility, so they overwork themselves, seeking perfection in all details.

Highly developed Scorpios are the most ardent defenders of justice, even in the face of death. Unlike Arians, who are also ruled by Mars and Pluto, they have tremendous staying power because they are in a fixed sign. They will see any matter through to the bitter end, regardless of the required effort and sacrifice.

Although these people despise weakness in themselves and do not like to see it in others, they are often generous and compassionate, and will extend themselves in order to help someone else. Scorpios expect, however, that the individual, once helped, will stand independently and continue to help himself.

They are not always diplomatic, since they believe in expressing their ideas and feelings with unfiltered truthfulness. They would rather remain silent than give a watered-down version of their true opinions and emotions.

They have an intense drive to investigate the nature of things and discover the causes behind any outward manifestation. Consequently, they excel in work involving detection, science, research, and occult investigations.

They tend to be highly secretive, and woe be unto those who give away their secrets or incur their wrath. In a battle they will give no quarter and expect none. If one takes up cudgels with Scorpios, he should be well-fortified.

In appearance, they are generally of robust and strong build. They often possess keenly penetrating eyes and a strong aura of personal mystique and magnetism.

Their intuition is well-developed, as a rule, giving them the ability to penetrate the inner thoughts of others and exact secret information from them.

When spiritually developed, Scorpios derive immense power from their ability to tap the fundamental, creative, regenerative forces of nature. Thus, their accomplishments can sometimes seem almost miraculous.

They are not inclined to fear death because they have a mystical understanding of the cyclic nature of manifestation. The key phrase for Scorpio is 'I desire'.

Sun in Scorpio: You have a deep, though potentially cruel, heart. You have the will to use wisely your penetrating insight - and so not let it descend into selfish manipulation. Your life should be led in a spirit of emotional authenticity - as opposed to merely being obsessive. Your father is seen or expressed as one who is powerful and uncompromising, and / or destructive.

You generate an unmistakable sexual vibration that reaches Other on a level beyond his / her inhibitions or conscious resistance. You have a laser-like perception of life and Other that is irresistible and deeply healing. You have an aura of intimacy that enables Other to be more in touch with his / her real feelings.

You can alienate Other through sapping him / her of his / her psychic and / or physical energy in order to subjugate him / her for your own darkly selfish reasons; by hitting Other where it hurts in order to vainly appease your own resentfulness; and with a compulsion to have Other feel as deeply painful as you feel.

You overemphasize a conviction that you are absolutely right concerning an issue about which you are obviously biased. You over accentuate your desire to have someone exactly where you want him / her, be it very close, at a distance, or out of your life completely. You overstress Other's weaknesses, as a smoke screen to hide your own; and you are excessively secretive.

You can feel weak when you are not 100% sure of yourself over any issue, especially an emotional one - but this is a weakness in itself. You can also feel weak about chinks in your own armor; and because you cannot bear to be unsure of where someone stands with you, and so you often enforce this with a finality that you later come to regret.

When you are alone, it is because you have broken a taboo that most people observe to keep at bay anything they cannot manage psychologically. Like the pariah, you are cast out beyond the city walls of so-called polite society. The Other who does this could be one person in particular, a community, or your own family. As you stew in your own juice, it is down to your own formidable depth of insight to determine whether you were right or wrong in committing whatever deed it was that had you cast out - or what that deed was and whether you actually committed it at all. Scorpio has the arguable advantage of doing things out of a sense of inner conviction rather than out of a need for external approval. More often than not, the answer is that you have broken a taboo that was a cover-up for some species of emotional insincerity. What you have to face up to in the extremes of your isolation is that the underground river of truth will emerge when it will.

Sun in Scorpio: Sun in Scorpio individuals feel they have the right to possess, investigate, control; to search out the secrets of people's desires and needs.

When your attention is directed towards getting a reaction from others that reflects your power, you may instigate conflicts. In doing so, merely as a cheap thrill and test of your dominance, you may alienate those closest to you. If you covertly insist that others recognize your ultimate strength, you may become impatient and insecure when they do not offer you the deference expected. When your potency is not acknowledged, you may become angry and demand attention through an inappropriate provocation.

The unpredictability of the Scorpio's sharp responses may be emotional and destructive in nature. Indulging in agitating others may lead to their mistrust and wariness in including you on the core levels most wanted. You might rely on inciting others as a means of validating and measuring your power and control by their responses. This can lead to a type of self-expression that defeats your independence.

When you focus on uplifting other people, you can express your abilities for manifesting power in a way that is constructive and vital for both parties. Revealing your perceptions of another's inner thoughts and feelings allows you to feel the aliveness of significant participation. You can inspire others when you validate your self-control by exposing those factors that enable them to achieve the same self-mastery.

You can be aware of the ambitions and goals that others are seeking. This awareness allows you to contribute your perceptions effectively in a way that others can accept. This results in your increased vitality and well-being. You give others an opportunity to know you and to appreciate the power of your discernment when you reveal the psychological insights that further them. Seeing the foibles and hidden motivations of others can inspire you to help them become aware of their own deepest desires. In this way, you can experience the satisfaction and acknowledgement of the Scorpion power to transform the lives of others constructively.

Sun in Scorpio: Of all the Sun signs, Scorpio is the most closely identified with sexuality. You feel life intensely and need to express your passions in all that you do. In a love relationship you want all or nothing, and you are quick to let a partner know there is no middle ground.

Your basic drive for power is most clearly seen through your ability to manipulate others in less than obvious ways. You will be very tempted to use your sexual magnetism to gain material or psychological advantage over your lover. For this reason, you may attract less sophisticated partners whose naiveté allows you to be in command. But you will soon tire of that game and look for something that is more meaningful on a long-term basis.

You usually are very clear about what you desire, and you know it is worth waiting a long time to get what will satisfy you. This can make you seem quite cold to those who want to get to know you but don't understand your secretive nature. You might explain to these people that you simply need to be alone. This small courtesy will win you much support from others, who may be able to help you.

Sun in Scorpio: The dualism of Scorpio makes it a baffling sign, for the Scorpion combines materialism with spirituality. He is 'the world, the flesh and the devil and also the spirit that renounces them. He is full of the zest of life, which however is meaningful only after he has added a unique, almost mystic, significance. The search for inner values, for the key to the riddle of self, of world, of life itself, is Scorpio's basic motivation; and his search, whether it takes him to spiritual heights or into the darkness of subconscious depths, is always intense. To him, 'Life is real, life is earnest, and the grave is not its goal'. Scorpio takes himself, his work, his ideals, his love seriously, and insists that others do the same; yet at the same time he is unaware of the fleetingness of it, the futility of it, the smallness of it. Not usually religious in any orthodox sense, he has his own personal religion, which is more mystic than philosophic, and which is part of the depths of his profound nature. Scorpio is the only sign that never produces a shallow person. The best of the rest slip into nonentities from time to time, but a Scorpion is always consequential. You must reckon with him even if you dislike or despise him. He can sink to the lowest level of them all if the sense of futility turns his great energies inward instead of outward; but to whatever level he may sink, he carries with him an essential dignity, as if to represent the greatness of Lucifer in fall as well as in glory. At his best, Scorpio is a mechanical, spiritual or legal genius, though rarely an executive. Luxurious and extravagant in his tastes, he lacks interest in making money because, when he calls on his maximum powers, they lead him to noncommercial fields. So great is his magnetism that he will generally be found in a position where he can get all he wants without giving his all, which is reserved for private, perhaps secret, pursuits. He is careful of appearances, generally a conformist in all that meets eye, and would not willingly let you into the private details of his life, thoughts and philosophies. Yet these are very clear to him and provide him with an unexpressed viewpoint that gives him great poise. He looks at the world with aware, perhaps accusing, eyes; he does not betray the secret he has with himself, which gives him reserve and self-assurance and an uncanny knack of making the other fellow feel that he knows more than he is expressing. Part of the secret of Scorpio (no-one can tell you all of the secret except the individual Scorpion himself, and he won't) is the simplicity with which he accepts the merger of the material and the spiritual. He relates all problems of life to a standard of intangibles that is unknown to other men; achieves a practical answer in terms of his secret, perhaps unconscious, doctrine of the worlds; and thus adds to his personality the sort of magic one would have who consulted with an invisible, but ever-present, guardian angel.

Sun in Scorpio: Keynote: The power of individuality manifests through regeneration. Symbol: Lava from an erupting volcano flows hissing into the sea.

In Scorpio, sign of sex, death, and regeneration, the somber gleam of an unseen Sun kindles the smoldering fires of Mars and Pluto to produce a strong and willful personality. The awesome potency of this combination is symbolized by the hissing steam that arises when the solar radiance heats the waters of the hidden psychic realm. The propensity of Scorpions to bottle up their simmering emotions creates so much inner tension that when proddings from the outside penetrate their wall of reserve they can erupt with scalding violence. They have a reputation for inscrutability since no-one can say what repressed passions are seething within the cauldron of their unconscious minds, but often they are less inscrutable than paradoxical because of the clash of conflicting elements within their nature.

Scorpio's intellect is incisive, his feelings vehement, and his body capable of extraordinary endurance. When the lower type of Scorpion is antagonized, he sulks and broods, waiting in silence for the opportunity to strike. Then he lashes out so venomously that the object of his wrath is paralyzed by his sting. By contrast, when the evolved Scorpion turns his powers to good, no greater devotion to principle or capacity for sacrifice can be found. He is compassionate without being squeamish, and will uncomplainingly take on jobs too tough for others to handle. These higher types can be as forbearing as the lower types are vindictive. The only certainty is that their characters will not be flabby. They make heroes or villains - or both at once.

In Aries, Mars is the warrior who marches boldly to fight upon the battlefield of the world. In Scorpio, he makes the discovery that the real battlefield lies within. The conflict then becomes infinitely more difficult and dangerous. Subtler stratagems are required because the antagonist lurking in the depths of the psyche is tricky, elusive, and difficult to engage in fair combat. It is often necessary to advance through retreat, triumph through surrender, and gain an ultimate victory through the loss of that which has been most cherished.

Metaphysically, Aries represents the birth of man's sense of self. Scorpio represents the purging of selfish or ego-based desires. Scorpio's co-rulers Mars and Pluto bring conflict and destruction; but exalted Uranus promises that the shattering of the senses will effect a basic transformation. Thus, in Scorpio, the soul descends into an abyss in order to shed the waste matter of its existence in preparation for its ascent to a higher level of self-knowing. In actuality, Scorpio people are invariably subjected to periods of trial and testing. Then, if the Plutonian process of elimination has been successful, they arise phoenix-like out of the ashes of the past and go on to greater attainments.

Scorpio concerns the inevitables of existence - sex and death. Since these irrevocable events touch upon the mysteries of life, they are shrouded with secrecy and surrounded with taboos to keep them from being profaned. Repression of the sexual instincts can cause the aberrations of cruelty, jealousy, and satanic pride, all negative traits of the sign. The Christian tradition has not dealt kindly with the sexual instinct (largely because of the Scorpio overlay given by Saint Paul); and as a result it has fostered a morbid emphasis on the blood and suffering of Christ, along with a prurient denial of the value of carnal love.

The necessity to raise and sublimate the libidinal instincts impels many Scorpio people to seek an outlet for their energies in the field of the arts. In their creative enterprises, they are apt to be preoccupied with achieving emotional release rather than with the expression of conventional ideas of beauty. Consequently, their painting, poetry, and music may seem more decomposed than composed. A characteristically Scorpionic artist is Pablo Picasso, whose zeal for tearing down images into their basic components stems from a compulsion to restructure forms according to an interior vision.

Since Scorpions are adept at handling other people's money, they are frequently found in business and finance, and are noted for their jealous supervision of the family budget.

They are well-suited to be detectives, inspectors, psychologists, and troubleshooters, being better adapted to the tasks of renovation and restoration of what already exists than to making a fresh start. They are capable of ruthlessly eliminating that which has served its purpose, even at the cost of personal pain.

The real mystery of Scorpio is why, with all their wariness and strength of character, these people are so often caught in the grip of their sexual and aggressive compulsions, unable to avoid being sucked into a maelstrom of duplicity and intrigue. Yet, once they have squarely confronted their problems, they have the courage to find a solution regardless of personal loss and sacrifice. They can transform themselves, and often do.

See also: Sun in Scorpio; Sun in Scorpio; Children of Scorpio

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Aries: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a realist with little interest in generalizations or abstractions. Your focus is definite and highly personal. Ambition is strongly marked in your nature. You have little feeling for right, wrong, justice, philosophy, or other intangibles unless they touch you, or someone you are interested in, personality. You are extremely independent and highly impulsive. You know that you are personally a strong person, and you have little compassion or concern for those who are not. An understanding nature is not your special gift. A shrewd and hard-headed demeanor is more likely to describe your individuality. Your effervescent personality and good sense may keep you from clashing too often with associates and friends, but you are never one to run away from a fight, and when aroused, you are capable of voluble and forceful resentments. You are mentally quick, clever, and highly protective. An accurate critical mind can handle hard work and long scientific analysis. You are ardent and passionate in your relationships, but you’re not an easy person with whom to share a relationship. You are demanding and exacting of others, but not necessarily willing to be imposed upon in return. Though your temperament is rash and forceful, you are admired by others for strong definite opinions that you never hesitate to put into practice. You are a fighter that attacks problems directly with little concern for tact and diplomacy. Nonetheless, you are the one people will call on when they want to get a difficult job done, as you will let little or nothing stand in the way of reaching your goals.

See also: Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Aries

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Aries: Sally Field, Bill Gates, Andrew

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a nature that is solid and down-to-earth, with a great deal of strength, intensity and concentrative power. Your mind is occupied with the realities and facts of the here and now, with little interest or concern for ideals or the philosophical. Your thoughts, emotions, plans and aims are all on the wide and sweeping scale. You think and act in the grand manner. You attract and control people with the strength of your personality, but you are tactful and considerate of others in a general sense, although your goals are usually clear. This combination blends the emotional force, power of will and determination of Scorpio with the stability and practicality of Taurus. There is a great deal of determination and intensity of purpose, perhaps showing a relentless aspect to your personality. You cling to habits and routines with great tenacity, rarely being swayed from your point of view. Though it is difficult, you should attempt to develop a degree of flexibility and versatility, and the ability to relax. A constant struggle for accomplishment often causes problems with tension.

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Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus: Prince Charles, BPoe, Prabhukar, River

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Gemini: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a highly versatile and clever personality. You have a flair for people that makes you very popular. You have a keen, if sometimes sarcastic, sense of humor. Sometimes you can sound a bit cynical in expression or be too clever. Your mental capabilities are very significant, as you have the ability to reason on your sensations. You are an exceptionally quick and retentive learner. The depth of Scorpio’s intensity and tendency to dig to the bottom of every issue, is challenged by the Gemini desire to always be into something new and different, and this factor seems to generate a great deal of nervous energy or hyperactivity. Thus, you seem to always be engaged in a flurry of activity, constantly moving from one project to the next. You obtain more satisfaction from addressing a wide variety of problems at the same time rather than concentrating your efforts on getting a single project finished right. You thrive on change and you are rarely content or satisfied with current ideas or opinions. In contrast with the inherently fixed, stable and determined character normally found in Scorpio, you are much more flexible and changeable in your mental outlook. There are periods when you are wavering and indecisive, because of your ability to see both sides of a question. You are clever and quick with words and you may achieve success in fields that take advantage of your critical or analytical and investigative skills. Success in not, however, all important to you, as you want to just more or less just slide through life with an attitude of indifference and nonchalance. Nonetheless, brains and personality will usually go far even when the attitude in completely determined.

See also: Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Gemini

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Gemini: Art Garfunkel, Ju

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Cancer: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces feelings that are deep and emotionally supercharged. The combination blends the emotional aggressiveness or intensity of feeling and determination of Scorpio, with the emotional sensitivity, tenacity of feeling and possessiveness of Cancer. You are proud and aloof, tending to rely on yourself more than you rely on others, but it is hard for you to say no and stick with no when you are approached with an emotional appeal. Not necessarily an outgoing personality, you don’t go out of your way for others, expecting friends to come to you instead. By nature you are somewhat demanding, even harsh, but with an intuitive understanding of the world and of people. You can be reached by those emotional appeals far more easily than by logic or good sense. You are a magnetic individual, with a tremendous amount of self-confidence. Your emotions are very powerful, your intuitions keen, and you have a great respect for your hunches. You are suspicious, shrewd, defensive, and in affairs of heart, very sensitive and jealous. The danger of this combination is that you are too receptive, too impressionable, or too easily influenced through your feeling and sensations. There is never anything wishy-washy about your attitudes and opinions and you cling tenaciously to your ideals, loves, hates, and dreams. You are strongly opinionated and capable of defending your position by argument, although logic may not be one of your weapons in this war. Your arguments twist and turn, frustrating an opponent who would attack your position with pure reason.

See also: Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Cancer

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Cancer: Will Rogers, Leif

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Leo: Your Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Leo creates a strong, positive personality, with fixed opinions and fixed emotions. If you don’t let your intense emotions completely take over, you will become a person of considerable influence and importance within your circle. The blend combines the emotional force, power of will and determination of Scorpio, with the pride, dignity and authoritativeness of Leo. Certainly the two will naturally produce a very strong character and a personality that is full of personal confidence, persistence, determination and courage. Your weakness may be that your feelings and passions are a little too strong, requiring rigid control at all times. You have a complex set of ideals that you strive for, and you’re a very passionate person in many ways. You have a rather idealistic view of love and romance, and in fact, most of your other interpersonal relationships. You are a bit harsh on your partner, or just about anyone else, when they show weakness or human frailties. Integrity and character are all important; you expect a great deal in this regard from everyone to whom you are close, and especially from yourself. You have a great deal of pride and consequently a strong ambition for high and authoritative position in life. You have a keen ability to analyze which can help you in may different businesses or professions. Your enthusiasm, spirit and flare for showmanship permit you to succeed at just about whatever it is you choose to do.

See also: Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Leo

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Leo: Ezra Pound, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Cesar

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Virgo: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign blends the emotional forces, powers of will and determination that are native to Scorpio, with the intellectuality, discrimination, and critical analysis of Virgo. This produces keen mental insights and a penetrating awareness of things around you; this includes many conditions that other people usually miss. The scientific method assuring objectivity and detachment is your way. You know how to concentrate mental energies on research or investigation. You need to be careful not to become too absorbed in detail for you are are a person who can sometimes miss the big picture because you are too involved with a piece of the puzzle. You are also prone to be too critical of those with whom you come in contact, and you especially need to be tolerant with friends and loved ones. You may have few really close friends, but people do appreciate the fact that you are always willing to listen attentively and provide wise advice, though it may not be especially deep and sympathetic; you are not one to provide a shoulder to cry on. Avoid setting too high of standards for others to live up to. Sometimes, there may be a need to apply your talent for critical analysis to yourself, in analyzing your own scope for advancement and success. By knowing yourself better, you can assure success in the many businesses and professions that require employment of the scientific methods, persistence, and attention to detail.

See also: Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Virgo

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Virgo: Terence McKenna, Tara, VinCal

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Libra: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a socially warm, enthusiastic personality, with a good deal of charisma and poise. The great intensity of Scorpio, producing an abundance of energy and vitality, is socialized by the amiable and breezy Libra. The blend marries the emotional forces, determination and will of Scorpio to the perceptiveness, mental equilibrium and friendliness of Libra. You are a likable and charming person who is certainly able to capture the hearts and minds of men, by being eager to please and ready to help. There is a degree of vanity in your nature giving you a strong sense of exactly how things should look. You insist on balance and harmony in your environment, and this definitely extends to your personal dress and appearance. Your surroundings must be up to the standard that you consider acceptable, and your friends must, likewise, live up to your rather lofty standards, preferably living on the “right side of the tracks,” as well. A suspicious nature, absent in your youth, develops a you mature. As this occurs, you become less direct, and more discriminating. Your judgment in maturity contains an extraordinarily high degree of good taste and idealism. Your self-confidence amounts almost to pride, but rarely becomes offensive. You know how to put everyone at ease and make an incomparable host/hostess. Your circle of friends is wide and diverse. In romantic relationships you are keenly “tuned-in” to the other, and you are tolerant of their wishes and always sensitive to their needs.

See also: Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Libra

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Libra: Ted Turner, Carolyn, David, Lance, Virginia

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Scorpio: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign shows a terrific creative force in your nature. This is a very hard placement to predict because you can be so executive and commanding at times, and at other times your riotous emotions and sensational tendencies take over. The pits or the heights, with little in between, is the way that your life seems to go. Emotions are normally the cause of these enormous changes in mood. Nothing you do is ever half-hearted. You are very emotional, but people may not realize this because of you natural ability to conceal or hide your feelings. You can be very impulsive or quick on the trigger, and you do best when you keep your impulses under direct and conscious mental control. You have such intensity that you generally get what you want by shear determination and persistence, not to mention a huge capacity for hard work. You are a real whiz in an emergency; forceful and in complete control. You have a powerful sex nature that would try to control a partner utterly, and you may have a bitter determination to do just that. It requires a strong degree of self-discipline for you not to dominate all those with whom you come into contact, for the cooperative spirit is not strong, and the will-to-power in personal matters is great. You have a sort of rule or ruin attitude that makes you a very formidable opponent. When your devotion is fixed, you are capable of the extremes of loyalty. But it takes a very strong and tactful person to arrive at this position, and even then it takes a good deal of flattery. Your vanity is great, and you need to be made to feel you rule the roost. In one way or another you usually do. Relationships are hard for you because you will naturally fight with people that are strong and have pride themselves, but you hold those not measuring up to such a standard in complete disdain. You have no time for weak individuals. For this you live a somewhat lonely life, and in many respects, you are a very private person.

See also: Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Scorpio

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Scorpio: Ricardo

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Sagittarius: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a personality that is assertive and expressive. The emotional force, determination and will power of Scorpio becomes somewhat explosive when combined with the directness of manner and utter honesty of Sagittarius. You are idealistic, with a viewpoint that is aloof, and you live in a philosophic world of your own. You are social-minded and eager to help others, though you are apt to find it hard to ever get started. You are affectionate, loyal and sincere, almost to a fault. You can do well in some idealistic sort of job such as medicine, religion, or public service. You may be too idealistic for business and too critical of anything that you feel smacks of shrewdness. You are not one to compromise your ethics for money or status gains. There is a great deal of enthusiasm or spirit in your nature, but success may be difficult until you have learned to control impulses that often result in outbursts of temperament, brusqueness of manner, or tactless assertions. You react too quickly, without due consideration and forethought. As you mature, you must study the effects of your words on others, particularly on sensitive people, and avoid attracting antagonism and misunderstandings. After harnessing your powerful emotional energies, your high principles and sense of honor can take you far indeed.

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Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Sagittarius: Pablo Picasso

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Capricorn: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign shows honor, integrity and authority as very important to you. You are not concerned with your popularity as long as you are true to your high principles and honesty with yourself. This combination blends the emotional force, determination, and will power of Scorpio, with the ambition, shrewdness, realism, and practicability of Capricorn. You have a prudent attitude of mind that features patience, perseverance, endurance and determination. Business strategy and the details of management organization come naturally to you. A natural sense of caution and reticence marks your professional personality, and you use tact and calculating shrewdness in handling other people and in achieving your long-range goals. Ambition is very strong in your nature, as is the urge for recognition and high office. Steadfast in your opinions, you are slow to change, and you uphold tested and established procedures. Control, management and organization are your strengths. Your reputation for sound, trustworthy handling of affairs is rarely equaled. You have considerable powers of self-control or deep inward firmness of nature. Yet, circumstances can alter your control and ability to mask your feelings, perhaps stimulating impulsive and aggressive action when you feel the need to force issues. You have a keen understanding of psychology, particularly in matters of group action, control, management and decision. You feel things deeply but manage to exercise personal control, and your feelings and emotions help serve personal interests and ambitions.

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Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Capricorn: George Patton

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Aquarius: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign may create a rather quiet exterior, but inwardly there is a great deal of mental pressure and a constant flow of undercurrents. You often seem to be absorbed in another sphere of existence and above being actively involved in mundane activities surrounding you. This combination blends the emotional force, determination and will power of Scorpio, with the originality, ingenuity and friendliness of Aquarius. You have a strong will and deeply fixed attitudes and ideas. Keen judgment of human nature and the ability to sense the motives of others gives you a very good knack for handling people. But you can be a tough boss, for once you lose respect for someone’s ability to think and reason, you have little use for them in any way. Never showing this outwardly, you can always be polite and civil, while feeling nothing but scorn and disgust. You don’t believe in discriminating against anyone, so you hide the intolerance you can not help but feel. You have a need for adulation, but unless you feel that you deserve it, you resent people that flatter and compliment you. You have the ability to influence people and as you progress up the ladder, you are apt to become surrounded by “yes men”, for whom you can hold no respect. Shallowness or superficiality completely throw you off. You have a profound mind that is broad and tolerant (at least in theory), and quite creative. Pride is strongly marked in your nature, and you set great store by intellectual and artistic accomplishment. There is a depth to your nature and your emotions that few can understand. You’re outstanding at observation, at analysis, at imagining and creating.

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Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Aquarius: Charles Manson

Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Pisces: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a person with terrific intuition and sense that ordinary people simply don’t have. You are overly dramatic and frequently exaggerate problems. You are, likewise, able to capture the drama of your surroundings as well as the imagination of the public. Yours is an emotional profundity that lends a great deal of inspiration to your personality. You attack any problem with unswerving enthusiasm and devotion, always giving more that just a part of yourself to your causes or ideals. Here there is a blend of the emotional force, determination and will power of Scorpio with the sensitivity, impressionability and intuitive insight of Pisces. This produces a strongly emotional and somewhat psychic or receptive and impressionable nature. A studious and intellectual bend permits you to succeed, especially in literary or artistic endeavors. You are very creative, but your success may be more from a willingness to apply yourself than from pure talent. On the down side, you are anxious and worry too much. Positive thinking is essential for you to attain personal balance and peace of mind. There are unexpected depths in your nature and you succeed by concentrating your energies on definite objectives, avoiding the tendency to dispense emotional energies and intellectual power in overemphasis on romance, daydreaming or negative apprehensions or worries.

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Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Pisces: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joni Mitchell, Jane

Sun in Scorpio Woman: Scorpio women are emotional, affectionate, often passionate; they are willing to tear down the past in order to build for the future. Tradition takes a back seat when it comes to the promise of better things tomorrow. These women have an air of mystery and are often considered psychic; it is difficult to know them completely, for they change as circumstances demand. A man involved with a Scorpio woman is not always going to have an easy time - but it will be exciting, and he will know he's alive.

Do not seek relations with these women unless you are strong, willing to change your opinions, and able to adjust, and unless you have a basic respect for members of the opposite sex.

This woman is dynamic, even explosive. She can lose her temper one minute and resemble a purring kitten the next. You are stepping on a merry-go-round when you begin to court a Scorpio woman. The pace may be dizzying - but if you ask for it you have no right to complain.

This woman can be fiercely loyal; she demands a great deal, but she also has much to give. She knows her way about the practical aspects of living. This may puzzle you, for one day she can discuss finances like an expert, and the next she is willing to follow a whim or a hunch instead of charts or facts. She is not easy to understand. It is best to close your eyes and enjoy the changes she is bound to make in your life. If you are the nervous or oversensitive type, please seek another woman!

This woman possesses personal magnetism; she is physically attractive. She doesn't do things halfway. She gives of herself or holds back completely. She represents a challenge. She often enjoys a battle; when she believes the cause is right, nothing can deter her from a fight. She can be forceful, dynamic, dominating. Her willpower is admirable except when it fades into obstinacy.

This woman likes secrets. Don't try to know all there is to know about her. If you ever, by some accident, actually succeed, she will lose interest in you and that will be the end of your relationship.

Sun in Scorpio Woman: The Scorpio female grows up to be strong and secretive like her mother, and she often copies her mother's mannerisms. She carries within her, however, a feeling of personal insecurity; a sense of worthlessness that can only be assuaged by getting into love relationships. She can use her sexuality for power. She gives herself sexually until she has what she wants under control, and then she stops. The person she relates to feels confounded when this happens, for he got involved with this 'sexy' lady who is no longer warm. He becomes suspicious and begins to wonder if she is seeing someone else. Sometimes the young Scorpio female marries a man who treats her badly because she thinks she doesn't deserve more than that. As she matures, she finds she wants more from a relationship than second-rate treatment, so she leaves. In her search for a strong man, she manipulates; she's magnetic, and, like the female spider in her web, she catches her guy. But if he turns out to be too powerful; if she can't control him, she may get so uncomfortable that she leaves him.

The undeveloped Scorpio female stays close to her mother. If there's too much maternal influence in her adult life, it's difficult for her to form a good relationship with her husband. He feels he has two women - his wife and his mother-in-law. He may get fed up and leave. The more evolved Scorpio female looks for a relationship that will teach her something because she's a searcher. She needs someone with whom to share her growth and to share her learning experiences. These are fascinating women.

Sun in Scorpio Woman: People either love you or hate you, and you have the same instantaneous reactions to them. Whether you mean to or not, you have this aura. It comes from knowing about human passions through your struggles to master your own. You're a very feeling, sensitive person. Whatever you do, you do with intensity. You tune into emotional undercurrents, especially sexual ones. You can be ecstatic or abjectly miserable. It takes time for others to get used to your intensity. Some never do.

Because of your extremes, you've learned to control yourself. You’ve also learned that you can hurt people with your perceptions, so you tend to be secretive, keeping your insights to myself. You have to admit that your xray vision gives you an edge that most people don’t have. But it is also a responsibility. You know about power and how it can be abused. You also know how it can heal. You see the dark, instinctual side of life and what it contains.

You like that Joni Mitchell song, “Something’s lost but something’s gained in livin’ every day.” You’ve had so many losses and gone through so many changes that you're good at handling crises. When in deep water, you become a diver and go as deep as possible to where the truth lies. When hurt, you can be obsessed with hatred and have powerful vengeance fantasies, but you can also let go. That’s when your greatest moments happen. Something always has to die in order for something better to be born.

Maybe that’s why the men in your life are powerful. with charisma, somewhat mysterious. Perhaps even a bit dangerous. Or they deal with danger in some way. They are men comfortable with being on the edge. That’s why they’re not intimidated by your intensity, which, you confess, flattens lesser souls. A man has to be really his own person to deal with you. You're not easy and you know it. But You're rewarding for someone who will take the time and effort to stay with you, go down into your depths, and see the magic and wonder there. You're a good guide to the inner world. You know your way about in those murky waters. Strange fish, they say, but fascinating - and one can't see them from the surface.

Sun in Scorpio Man: The Scorpio male has a harder time of it than the Scorpio female. He carries a fantastic sexual reputation from all the dime-store astrology books, and he doesn't feel sexy inside. He wants a love relationship that includes plenty of mother love and affection, the kind of affection he missed out on when he was younger. He often chooses older women to relate to, sometimes heavy-set women with big bosoms - all symbolic of the search for his Mother. He is inscrutable, hard to get to know, and moody. All of this serves to make him extremely magnetic to some women. However, he confuses sex with love, and finds it difficult to return the love that may be given to him since he saw little of it given when he was a child. He feels uncomfortable admitting that he loves someone: he thinks this leaves him open for attack.

Seldom is the Scorpio male child not criticized and put down by someone in his family. The secrecy that Scorpio projects is a cover for the fear of rejection. The Scorpio child is extremely intuitive and 'knowing', and he is laughed at or rejected when he tries to share his thoughts. Rather than face more rejection, he learns to keep his thoughts to himself ¬and grows into the tall, dark 'fascinating' stranger.

Both the male and the female of this sign have tension-related illnesses. The Scorpio personality is so moody, so emotional, so sensitive, so intuitive, and so afraid to share emotion for fear of rejection, that all these feelings are pushed down inside, and they churn around and around in the digestive and intestinal tracts. As Scorpios hit their forties, the tension begins to tell, and they are more prone to high-tension disorders or intestinal and digestive stress diseases.

They need to learn to share. As Scorpios learn to share their ideas and dreams and hopes, they begin to find out if anyone really likes them. It's so important to Scorpios to have meaningful and intense relationships that it's more profitable to be open in the long-run. They draw people who are impressed with their 'mysterious' act, but their true selves are never really known. It is far more rewarding to be open and be either rejected or accepted. If we are rejected, we didn't have anything to begin with; if we are accepted, we have the start of what may become a wonderful, intense experience with another person.

Sun in Scorpio Man: Don't expect this man to say one thing and mean something else. He has a knack or gift of seeing through pretence, of knowing what others are really like; he can perceive, delineate, render shrewd analyses of persons and subjects. He is a tough one to fool, and if you are not up to it, you have better look elsewhere. Scorpio men are physical, yet emotional; they require love in its poetic sense, yet can be animal-like, even brutal. But the brutality does not stem from cruelty. Rather, it is brutality in a basic sense: brutal frankness, brutal honesty, and so forth. Nothing halfway here; these men can fight and win. They set a goal and can go underground or arise and fly like an eagle to attain it.

Do not attempt to reform this man. He knows what he wants and usually has sound reasons for acting the way he does. If you want to lose him, start correcting his manners, his speech; if you want to keep him - try to understand and sympathize.

The Scorpio man is forceful, direct, independent, often aggressive. He is likely to be a man of action. If you want to impress him, you will have to do more than talk or make promises - he likes results.

This man can be very jealous. Often he appears a little too careful in money matters. On the positive side, however, this characteristic is really an expression of desire for security. A Scorpio man does not forget a wrong. He is a good person to have on your side; bear this in mind before you try insulting or ridiculing him. He makes a formidable foe.

A Scorpio man is capable of hard work and hard play. At times, his appetite appears insatiable. He is not an easy man to size up or analyze; sometimes he is like a quick-change artist, looking and acting one way today and another way tomorrow.

If you want this man, you will have to meet and pass numerous tests. Once the examinations are over, however, you may well feel the trouble was more than worthwhile.

Sun in Scorpio Man: You are drawn to the mysteries of life. Whatever you feel, you feel intensely. Whatever you do, you do with feeling. Things aren't bad, they're evil. Things aren't good, they're ecstatic. There is always more going on with you than meets the eye, and you know that is true of everybody. Early on, you learned to keep a lid on your perceptions. People don't want to be exposed and see too much too intensely. You can't help it. The underside of life - what's wrong, hurt, sick, or just plain nasty- is visible to you. It's great when what's under the surface is love, but it's unfortunately not the usual case. Because you are so aware of the instinctual level of life, you have an edge. Knowing these things gives you great responsibility and makes you need mastery and self-control. It makes you secretive and private. This discipline gives you magnetic power that radiates to others. And it makes you extremely sexy.

All this is because you're so sensitive. You feel everything deeply. You fight paranoia, jealousy, and vengefulness in yourself so that your greatest triumphs occur when you detach emotionally. You go to extremes and test yourself and those around you. You long to pierce the superficial aspects of your existence so you are relentless when you have a purpose. If it means giving up what you love best, you'll do it without a qualm. You push yourself to the borderline and feel it every step of the way. When things fall apart you rebuild them. Death and rebirth are part of the cyclical nature of life.

Some people see you as destructive, others as healing. By just being around, you'll challenge other people. You're not fazed by their crises because you've been through so much. You know how to survive life's extremes so you are calm in a storm. No one understands more clearly than you that life goes on after a fall or disaster.

Your ideal woman is strong, centered, someone who can take your extremes and go along for the ride. You like women who are seductive while still and deep, like a well. If she has extreme looks, that's fine with you.

Sun in Scorpio: Prince Charles, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sally Field, Art Garfunkel, Bill Gates, Charles Manson, Terence McKenna, Joni Mitchell, George Patton, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Will Rogers, Ted Turner, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Andrew, BPoe, Carolyn, Cesar, David, Jane, Ju, Lance, Leif, Prabhukar, Ricardo, River, Tara, VinCal, Virginia