Two animals are used to represent Scorpio, the eagle and the scorpion. The eagle is capable of reaching great heights because he has mastered his lower nature and overcome his passions and the temptations of the sensual sphere. The eagle has risen above the physical world because he has regenerated himself. The scorpion, however, represents those who have not regenerated their thoughts and actions and are still living degenerate lives. They use their cunning and strike when least expected. These are the ones who satisfy their passions regardless of consequences. You in general are ambitious, efficient, courageous, resourceful and intuitive. But, you can also be jealous, sarcastic, resentful, stubborn, possessive and vindictive. You enjoy impossible tasks. You like work that demands continued, determined effort and intense concentration. You are born detectives. You have a strong will and determination to accomplish anything undertaken. You possess an analytical mind, strong intuition, reasoning powers, perception, long range planning ability, magnetism and energy. You have very definite opinions. These opinions can be so rigid that no amount of persuasion will make you change your mind. You make friends easily and give unwaveringly to you. In these relationships, you like to know what others plans are, but, because of your secretiveness, you do not necessarily want others to know what you are planning. You are capable of extreme self-sacrifice for those you love. If any of your loved ones are threatened in any way, you feel that you, too, are being threatened. This causes you to instinctively strike out, either verbally or physically. Because your unconscious mind is more in control than your conscious mind, you lose all sense of judgment under criticism. Under attack, you make effective use of both silence and sarcasm. Unfortunately, your sarcasm can become vindictive. You can, and will, wait a long time in order to get even. You need to learn forgiveness. It is usually difficult to deceive you because your intuition enables you to understand the motives of other people. You receive very strong first impressions of others - experiencing either a liking or a dislike for the person involved. You need to learn flexibility, both in thought and action. Once your course of action is set, it is difficult for you to change. Trivial things bore you and you would rather go deep rather than broad. The more intense, the better. In whatever you do, you want to be completely engrossed. Half-hearted measures are not for you. You have the tendency to do things to extremes, either all or nothing. You have to get to the bottom of whatever it is that interests you. You have to know everything, yet you remain mysterious and secretive. Although it may not appear so, there are powerful emotions and desires at work within your underneath the surface. This power is one reason for your great endurance. Sometimes in your battles you trample on others in the process. This is why you are sometimes classified as great saints or great sinners. You regard yourselves as your own judge, jury, and executioner and punish yourselves unnecessarily at times. You are self- sufficient, but not necessarily self-assured. You rarely actively seek applause or the limelight. You are enerally healthy, but can be inclined to overindulgence in food, drugs, sex or alcohol. In matters of love, you are loyal, affectionate and demonstrative, and perhaps possessive and controlling. You are happiest and most fulfilled with one partner with whom you can combine emotional and sexual love.
You who have the Sun in Scorpio, are steady, with inner power and occult tendencies. You have a magnetic ability, critical thinking, and the ability to judge with insight. But when you are not under full self-control, you become demanding, jealous and steep. You have intense appearances and resentments and you can become overly cautious and imposing, though when you are irritable you tend to be sharp and sarcastic, if not really raw. However, you have enough self-control, determination, stability and secrecy, and as life progresses, there will be a more intense desire to investigate the occult and the secret. Avoid pride, cultivate sympathy and try to see things from the perspective of both others and yours.
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