Scorpio (astrology)

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This article is about the astrological sign. For the constellation, see Scorpio (constellation). For the unit of measurement with the symbol ♏, see minim (unit). For other uses, see Scorpio (disambiguation).
A symbolic representation of Scorpio.

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. Under the tropic zodiac, the sun transits this area on average between October 23 and November 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Scorpius from approximately November 16 to December 15. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.[1] The symbol of the scorpion is based on Scorpius, a giant scorpion sent by Gaia to kill Orion.[2] The Libra-Scorpio Cusp is said to last from October 23 to November 28.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Dictionaries. "Scorpio". Definition. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.theoi.com/Ther/Skorpios.html

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Scorpio at Wiktionary
  • Media related to Scorpio at Wikimedia Commons