All About Me... Or Not

March 9, 2004

Htet Htet was kind enough to send me a small treatise from on what my triple-scorpio-ness is supposed to mean. It's too long for me to break it down point by point, but I'm sure you'll know where the appropriate places are to laugh hysterically.

Quick Guide: Scorpio

Scorpio is symbolized by the Scorpion. Intense and emotionally perceptive, you pick up on unspoken words and speak the language of gesture. Deep, mysterious and magnetically attractive, you yearn for emotional intimacy. If hurt, you really sting -- and you don't forgive easily!

Symbol: the Scorpion
Ruling Planet: Mars/Pluto
Ruling House: Eighth House
Element: Water
Quality: Fixed
Body Parts: sex organs
Keyword: SEX
Date with destiny: Cancer, Pisces
Run for the hills: Leo, Aquarius
Where you glow: investigating
What makes you tick: chess
Fitness forecast: sex
Play date: chatting on the Internet
Perfect jobs: private investigator, surgeon
Best accessory: magnifying glass
A sure thing: magnetism
Destination: The Netherlands
Pleasure: mystery, calling the shots, passion
Pain: exposure, simplicity, interruption
What's my line? Yeah, Baby!

Sun in Scorpio: 10/23-11/22

As the eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpio represents the eighth stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. This stage is concerned with an emotional development that goes beyond Cancerian concern with home and family. Scorpio's emotional involvement is not based on love or pleasure, but on the control and understanding of human emotions and the role they play in the mysterious process of life and death. Though all Scorpios do not spend their lives pondering the mysteries of life and death, most of them are inquisitive, probing individuals. They are fascinated with how things work, especially people. Their mental and physical powers of recuperation are remarkable, and truly evolved Scorpios can learn to use their power to help and inspire others.

Scorpios are stubborn and impervious to changes not of their own making. However they accomplish many things in life because of their tenacity in sticking with projects when others lose patience and stamina. On the surface they may seem easy-going, congenial, and gregarious but they are also extremely tenacious with a tendency to manipulate and control. Keys to their success are a strong will and the ability to get to the bottom of things. They want answers and doggedly persist until they get them. Astrological symbols for Scorpio are the scorpion and the eagle. They representative the potency and range of the formidable power and control that Scorpios can develop.

Scorpios react emotionally to everything they experience in life. Before they take physical action, before they sort out the practicality of what they are doing, and before they reason things out intellectually, they express their feelings. Though their emotions are the strongest motivational factor in their behavior, unlike the emotionally oriented Cancerians and Pisceans, Scorpios are not apt to wear their hearts on their sleeves. They consciously or subconsciously want to dominate relationships and rarely exhibit emotions openly. Even when they seem to be open, they always hold back something of themselves. They may not intentionally want to be mysterious but many of them manage to appear enigmatic anyway. They do not like being crossed or manipulated, and react to such treatment with sarcasm and vengefulness.

Modern astrologers assign Pluto, planet of intensity and depth, as the ruler of Scorpio. Ancient astrologers (unaware of Pluto's existence) assigned Mars, planet of fire and energy, as the ruler of Scorpio. Both of these planets can be seen to influence the nature of those born in Scorpio. The focus and concentration of their expressions and personality makes them appear magnetic and powerful. The fiery energy of Mars that is exhibited when they are enthusiastic attracts and inspire others. Their intensity can be overwhelming but also subtle. Their considerable energy is not aroused or employed just to have something to do as is often the case with Aries, the other Mars-ruled personality. Unlike Aries, Scorpio is not openly combative unless it becomes necessary. Their privacy is tightly protected, and others get to know them only up to a certain point. They may not show any sign of inner struggle but when they are after something or someone their determination is fierce. Should they not be favored in the outcome, they are not willing or gracious losers. They are not arrogant and, in fact, are quite interested in others and what others have to say. However they often exhibit a self-sufficiency that implies there isn't much they don't already know.

Scorpios have a strong, competitive nature. With little effort they become exceptional athletes. They want real challenges and will not easily suffer would-be competitors who do not possess skills that are equal to their own. They enjoy sports that require strength, swiftness, and cunning. Body-building, soccer, hockey, hunting, swimming, scuba diving, and spelunking are favorite activities. Scorpio is associated with the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes. This symbol not only represents their own recuperative powers, it also represents their resourceful ability to create something new out of something old or useless. Recycling, and renovating homes and other buildings are typical projects for which they are well suited. Creative potentials include those who are outstanding cooks, writers, designers, and composers. Their shrewdness in assessing value makes them excellent real estate agents and developers, bankers, stockbrokers, and financial planners.

Scorpio colors are red, black, midnight blue, and emerald green. Vulnerable parts of the body are the reproductive organs and excretory system. Headaches, infections, and fevers are Scorpio complaints. Topaz is Scorpio's birthstone. The Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder, traced the name to the Island of Topazos which, in Greek means "to guess." This meaning is a fair description of the inquisitive, mystery-loving nature of Scorpio. Topaz, one of the hardest minerals, cannot be cut with a knife. It is yet another representation of the impenetrable Scorpio nature. Scorpio flowers include the anemone, heather, and gardenia.

Scorpio Ascendant

Your Scorpio Ascendant indicates that you're an individual who is likely to have a strong physique and tremendous physical stamina. You are often far more stubborn than you seem on the surface, and assiduously stick to your goals as long as you feel there is a chance you will be successful. It is difficult to convince you to change your mind once your decisions are made.

You are emotionally oriented, but your emotional vulnerability is apt to be hidden unless your natal sun or moon happens to be in Cancer or Pisces. You are are friendly and while some Scorpio Ascendants are rather quiet, many of you also have far more gregarious personalities and don't mind being in the spotlight. Rarely do Scorpio Ascendant individuals possess the sinister or mysterious personalities that popular literature tends to associate with the sign of Scorpio. You are keen a observer and a shrewd speculator.

Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and, secondarily, by this sign's ancient ruler, the planet Mars. Both planetary influences may be seen in the personalities of Scorpio Ascendant individuals. You are ambitious, energetic, and seek activities that are economically rewarding, as well as mentally or physically challenging. The jealousy associated with Mars and Pluto is minimal unless other factors in your individual personality support such a trait. Many Scorpio Ascendants people possess the cleverness and mechanical ability associated with Mars, as well as the innate resourcefulness associated with Pluto. You are attracted to others with strong, magnetic personalities. You are oriented toward gathering resources of all kinds. For example, many of Scorpio Ascendants individuals consciously or subconsciously tend to establish relationships with strong or powerful people in the belief such contacts may prove useful to them in some way. You can be quite secretive about personal affairs, a trait that often escapes the attention of most people you meet. You are often so accommodating and pleasant that, unless others make serious attempts to probe beneath your surface, your real personality and activities stay hidden indefinitely.

You have remarkable recuperative powers that allow you to recover from physical, mental or economic adversities that would destroy many others. When properly focused, your energy is formidable and you quietly keep going long after everyone else runs out of steam. A Scorpio Ascendant indicates the potential for afflictions to the head and face as well as illnesses affecting the reproductive organs.

Moon in Scorpio

The moon in this position gives a phenomenal memory; nothing from childhood days is ever forgotten. At first this seems like an asset, but if the childhood days were bad, Moon in Scorpio people carry many scars on their psyche. They are very clever at hiding their true feelings, but it is necessary for them to develop optimistic points of view and seek friends who are tuned in to positive thinking. The lunar Scorpion's delicately balanced sensitivity is often forgotten because the moon also imparts strong sexual urges. The moon is in its detriment in Scorpio, and in this case limits the potential of the moon to encourage growth; this may manifest itself in secrecy. It can be hard to get a relationship started because of this need for secrecy. Life is rarely easy for Moon in Scorpio people although they are persistent and will overcome seemingly impossible challenges. Even when success comes it brings more problems, especially overindulgence in drugs or alcohol or intense family worries. (The late Aristotle Onassis had his moon in Scorpio; while he was a much publicized figure, there were many secrets in his life and many personal tragedies.)

Though many good things come into the life of those born with the Moon in Scorpio, it is a strange quirk of fate that so much is also taken away from them. . [In business, these lunar Scorpions work well in quiet offices; if they go into partnership, they generally end up with buying out the partner or somehow gaining control of the entire business. In romance, it is not easy to relate happiness to lunar Scorpions-their sexual drive is often a substitute for long-standing companionship. They take what they want but are rarely satisfied when they have attained it. The constant search for new challenges goes on endlessly.

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