Sanskrit Name: Vrishschika
Meaning of Name: The Scorpion
Scorpio is nothing, if not fierce! The 8th Sign of the Zodiac, the Scorpio loves a good fight, and can give ‘intensity’ a run for its money (worth). Well, to put it simply, the Scorpions are strong, commanding, intense, passionate and zealous. Driven, dedicated and loyal, they also are ambitious and security-loving. Inquisitive and ready to learn, Scorpio individuals are intelligent, motivated people, who can contribute amply to any project. However, it is noteworthy that if the strength of the Scorpio-born lies in these qualities, his/ her deepest weaknesses too are rooted in them. Yes, these charming individuals don’t like to quit, and their impassioned efforts are to die for. Yet, this same ‘never say no’ attitude becomes painful, when the Scorpio takes and treats every ‘no’ as an insult. And, when an otherwise beautifully ardent passion gets misdirected and becomes fanaticism, the Scorpio-born is, as always, sadly unstoppable. This, though, is not to say that Scorpios are fearsome or negative. On the contrary, Scorpions are lovely, dependable friends and awesome lovers. Soft at core as they are, they happily bow down to the wishes of their beloved and kids, and are open to bend backwards for their (family’s) happiness. Sensuous in love and willing and caring in all their sweet bonds, Scorpio individuals make some of the best mates, unless, of course, their vengeful sides are stirred. Betrayal is the word and expression, Scorpio-borns hate and cannot take prettily. If someone truly gets in Scorpios’ way, they lose their temper, and get revengeful. In short, they need a plenty of own space. All said and done, Scorpios are fearless beings and keep moving on, as they are determined to succeed. Their aura of mystery and secretiveness makes them akin to a magnet – someone to whom others will, invariably, be drawn.
All About Scorpio
Ruling planet : Pluto and Mars
Element : Water
Quality : Fixed (= stability)
Symbol : A Scorpion, Snake, Eagle
The Symbol denotes : Resilience, Persistence, Secretiveness and a Hidden Wish to Succeed.
Characteristics : Fierce, Watery, Focused, Negative, Mute and Unemotional
Noteworthy qualities : Energetic, action-oriented, fearless, tenacious, thoughtful, determined, eloquent, focussed, devoted, patient, ambitious, passionate.
Undesirable personality traits : Emotionally Hardened, Sarcastic, Suspicious, Destructive, Vindictive, Possessive, Intolerant, Ruthless.
Birthstone : Red Coral (The gemstone is suggested considering Aries as the Ascendant/Lagna Sign. To know your Ascendant/Lagna Sign, click here.)
Birth Colours : Red, Maroon
Other lucky colours : Saffron, Yellow
Lucky Numbers : 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90
Compatible Signs : Cancer, Pisces
Lucky Day : Tuesday
Deepest need : Transformation
Quality most needed for balance : A wider view of things
Detriment : Venus
Exaltation : Uranus
Fall : The Moon
Associated Flowers and Plants : Heather, dark red flowers like geraniums & rhododendrons, thorny plants
Best Sign/s for marriage and/or partnerships : Libra and Sagittarius
Anatomically Scorpio corresponds to : The generative organs, reproductive system; bladder, ureters, pelvis of the kidney, urethra, prostrate gland, groin, rectum, colon, nostrils, and sense of smell; pelvic and pubic bones; muscles governing the opening of the bladder, rectum, and urethra; arteries serving the pelvic region; veins serving the reproductive organs.