Scorpio (astrology)

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Scorpius symbol (bold).svg
Scorpio Astrological Sign at the Wisconsin State Capitol.jpg
Zodiac symbolScorpion
Duration (tropical, western)October 23 – November 22 (2022, UT1)[1]
Zodiac elementWater
Zodiac qualityFixed
Sign rulerMars (traditional), Pluto (modern)
ExaltationNone in traditional, Uranus in modern.

Scorpio (♏︎) is the eighth astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It spans 210°–240° ecliptic longitude. Under the tropical zodiac (most commonly used in Western astrology), the Sun transits this sign on average from October 23 to November 22.[2] Under the sidereal zodiac (most commonly used in Hindu astrology), the Sun is in Scorpio from approximately November 16 to December 15.[3] Depending on which zodiac system one uses, someone born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.[4]


Scorpio is one of the water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces.[5] It is a fixed, negative sign.[6] Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle. According to The Astrology Bible, Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, black, and brown.[7]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Astronomical Applications Department 2011.
  2. ^ Oxford n.d., s.v. Scorpio and Sagittarius.
  3. ^ Sharma 2016.
  4. ^ Oxford n.d., s.v. Scorpio.
  5. ^ Allen 1899, p. 107
  6. ^ Lewis 2003, pp. 601–608.
  7. ^ Hall 2005, pp. 84–91.

Works cited[edit]

  • Allen, Richard Hinckley (1899). Star-names and Their Meanings. G.E. Stechert.
  • Astronomical Applications Department (2011). Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°....
  • Aubin, Ada; Rifkin, June (1998). The Complete Book of Astrology. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0312180705.
  • Hall, Judy (2005). The Astrology Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Zodiac. New York: Sterling. ISBN 1402727593.
  • Lewis, James R. (2003). The Astrology Book: The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences (2nd ed.). Detroit: Visible Ink Press. ISBN 1578591449.
  • "Scorpio and Sagittarius". Oxford Dictionaries. n.d. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  • Sharma, Sanjay (2016). "Scorpio Horoscope Vrischika Rashi – All About Scorpio Astrology". Retrieved March 24, 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Scorpio at Wikimedia Commons