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Scorpio (♏) (Greek: Σκορπιός, Skorpios; Latin: Scorpius) is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 210-240th degree of the zodiac, between 207.25 and 234.75 degree of celestial longitude, an area which the Sun transits on average between October 24 and November 22 each year, linked to the constellation of Scorpius.
An individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpian.
In Ancient Egypt, Scorpio was the equivalent of the Serpent.
Alpha Scorpii is Antares (Greek: anti-Ares), which implies that Scorpio is the antithesis of Aries—the name of the 8th house, with which Scorpio is associated, is "Death", while the name of the 1st house, with which Aries is associated, is "Life".
- Needleman, Jacob ♦ The Sword of Gnosis Arkana, 1986, p. 222
- Oxford Dictionaries. "Scorpio". Definition. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- Zodiac The Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911 ♦ "A Serpent was the Egyptian equivalent of Scorpio."
- Gettings, Fred ♦ The Arkana Dictionary of Astrology Penguin Books, 1985, p. 24 ♦ "Antares: Sometimes called Antar, in confusion with a literary hero (see Allen), the modern name is said to be derived from its red colour, in that it was rival even of the planet Mars—the Greek, anti-Ares."
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Scorpio". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.