(Oct 24 - Nov 22)
A scorpion as a sort of giant crablike combination lizard/hippopotamus/lobster snorting flames from a poisonous tail, ready to strike at all times. Scorpio people bear a very close resemblance to the scorpion in various ways. At first they seem all shiny and cute and not too significant. They give the impression you could do them in with a toothpick. They are sensitive, retiring, reserved and mysterious. If you see Scorpios at a party or in public, you may hardly notice them at first. They don't seem to pose a threat. But find a Scorpio in your bed or even in your shoe, and then you'll start to notice the little darlings.
Because Scorpios have the reputation for being ultra sexy, I have also noticed that certain insecure folks are always adding, "I have Scorpio rising" to their astrological IDs. It sounds so terrific to be a Scorpio. But let me tell you that just because Scorpios are sexy doesn't mean they have more fun. Imagine all the tight spots being sexy gets you into. Think of all the people who end up hating or being hated by you. Try to conjure the responsibility of having to fulfill the sex-bombshell image of Scorpio when you have a headache. Being a Scorpio is not what it's cracked up to be. It's a lot of hard work.
Scorpions are definitely vengeful. And they are domineering and self-centered and, well, colorful. Scorpios like to see inside other people's heads and then see how they can direct that person's life. Scorpios are self-confident to a fault. They love the occult and crave mystery and intrigue. They are determined and impulsive.