Scorpio (astrology)

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This article is about the astrological sign. For the constellation, see Scorpius. For the unit of measurement with the symbol ♏, see minim (unit). For other uses, see Scorpio (disambiguation).
Zodiac symbol Scorpion
Duration (tropical, western) 23 October – 21 November (2016, UTC)
Constellation Scorpius
Zodiac element Water
Zodiac quality Fixed
Sign ruler Pluto
Detriment Venus
Exaltation Uranus
Fall Moon

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 22 and November 20, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Scorpius from approximately November 16 to December 15.[1] Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.[2] The symbol of the scorpion is based on Scorpius, a giant scorpion sent by Gaia to kill Orion.[3]

Scorpio is one of the three zodiac water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces.


  1. ^ Jackson Swift, Astrology: "Tropical Zodiac and Sidereal Zodiac",, retrieved November 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Oxford Dictionaries, "Scorpio", Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Skorpios", Theoi Greek Mythology], Retrieved November 11, 2015.

External links[edit]

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