|Duration (tropical, western)||October 23 – November 22 (2023, UT1)|
|Sign ruler||Mars (traditional), Pluto (modern)|
|Exaltation||None in traditional, Uranus in modern.|
Scorpio (♏︎) (Ancient Greek: Σκορπιός, romanized: Skorpiós, Latin for "scorpion") 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 21. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, someone born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpionic.
Scorpio is one of the water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces. It is a fixed, negative sign. According to The Astrology Bible, Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, black, and brown.
According to Greek mythology, its representation as a scorpion is related to the Greek legend of Orion and how a scorpion stung him to death (said to be why Orion sets as Scorpius rises in the sky). Another Greek myth recounts how a scorpion caused the horses of the Sun to bolt when they were being driven by the inexperienced youth Phaethon.
Mosaic in Maltezana near Analipsi, Astypalaia, 5th century CE.
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