Zodiac sign Scorpio: dates, character, compatibility


(October 24 – November 22)

Element: Water

Colors: raspberry and burgundy

Ruling Planets: Pluto and Mars

Symbol:Zodiac sign scorpioScorpio

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac. Covers our calendar year from October 24 to November 22. The symbol is a pictograph of the human reproductive organs with the scorpion's stinger.

There are at least two stories of Scorpions in ancient myth. Both involve Orion, a handsome giant, son of Neptune, who was as amorous as Jupiter, but not as lucky.

One story is that Eos, the Goddess of the Dawn fell in love with Orion, and took him captive. Diana became jealous that she took a lover who was a mortal, and sent a scorpion to kill Orion.

Another story is that Orion tried to rape Diana, and she had a giant scorpion do battle with Orion, and stung him to death.

Scorpio is in the heavens, during the summer, while Orion is a winter constellation. Separated by the seasons, they will not battle anymore.

Best Matches for Scorpio

The best match for Scorpio is Capricorn. Cancer, Pisces, Virgo are also good matches. Capricorn is filled with insecurities and Scorpio’s possessiveness helps allay these fears. Both signs are immensely ambitious and will work hard to attain the goals they set. They will be financially strong as both are responsible and make wise investments. The bonding will be strong and the relationship will be a long-lasting one. Scorpio is a tad emotional while Capricorn is rather reserved but this harmonizes the relationship rather than harming it. Scorpio is not very sentimental about sex but this does not affect Capricorn. Both make extremely compatible sexual partners. Sex can be explosive.