Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eighth Zodiac Sign

This section describes the eighth zodiac sign, Scorpio, the Scorpion.

Scorpio, the Scorpion, is the eighth zodiac sign in Western and Indian astrology, with the following properties:

Unicode Symbol: U+2650 ()
Name: Scorpio
Symbol: The Scorpion
Tropical Sun Sign: October 24 - November 22
Sidereal Sun Sign: November 16 - December 15
Element: Water
Ruling Body: Pluto, Mars
Colors: Red, Black 
Numbers: Three and Five 
Day: Tuesday
Related Constellation: Scorpius
Opposite Sign: Taurus, the Bull

Your sidereal zodiac sun sign is Scorpio, the Scorpion, if you were born between November 16 - December 15. During this period, the Sun's apparent position is in the Taurus constellation area - the Sun and the Taurus constellation are in the same direction if you view them from the Earth. Sidereal zodiac sun sign is used in Indian astrology.

Your tropical zodiac sun sign is Scorpio, the Scorpion, if you were born between October 24 - November 22. The period shifted, because tropical sun signs follow the equinoxes, which has been shifted for about 24 days because of the precession. Tropical zodiac sun sign is used in Western astrology.

If your sun sign is Scorpio, the Scorpion, here is nice logo for you from istockphoto.com:

Scorpio, the Scorpion, Zodiac Sign

According to wikipedia.com, Scorpio is associated with intensity, passion, and power. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a complex, analytical, patient, keenly perceptive, inquisitive, focused, determined, hypnotic, and self-contained character, but one which is also prone to extremity, jealousy, envy, secretiveness, possessiveness, cruelty and cunning.

Many Web sites provide daily forecasts based on Western sun sign astrology. Here is an example for Scorpio, the Scorpion, from Yahoo:

Quickie: A friend has a great social idea brewing but needs your help with the planning.

Overview: Feel like your interest in love has been more rusty than lusty as of late? Not a problem. Everyone goes through those low-energy periods now and then. Things are about to change -- and definitely for the better!

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Quick Introduction to Astrology

 Basics of Astrology and Astronomy

 Stars

 Constellations

Introduction to Western Zodiac Signs

 What Is Western Zodiac

 Zodiac Signs and Zodiac Constellations

 Zodiac Coordinate Systems - Starting Points

 Aries, The Ram, The First Zodiac Sign

 Taurus - The Bull, The Second Zodiac Sign

 Gemini - The Twins, The Third Zodiac Sign

 Cancer - The Crab, The Fourth Zodiac Sign

 Leo - The Lion, The Fifth Zodiac Sign

 Virgo - The Virgin, The Sixth Zodiac Sign

 Libra - The Balance, The Seventh Zodiac Sign

Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eighth Zodiac Sign

 Sagittarius - The Archer, The Ninth Zodiac Sign

 Capricorn - The Goat, The Tenth Zodiac Sign

 Aquarius - The Water Bearer, The Eleventh Zodiac Sign

 Pisces - The Fish, The Twelfth Zodiac Sign

 Horoscope and Horoscopic Astrology

 Horoscope and Planets

 Chinese Astrology and Horoscope

 Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

 References

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