Rulers: Mars, Pluto
Stones: Topaz, Opal
The Scorpio Woman
The Scorpio woman is the sexiest and most mysterious of the twelve signs of the zodiac. She is exotic and magnetic as deep as the sea, and, depending on her mood, as calm or as tempestuous. Scorpio is the sign of extremes and intensity, there is always more than meets the eye. They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world yet lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will. The Scorpio woman has great charm, allure, and inner strength, and is able to overcome almost any obstacle in life. A closer look at the traits of Scorpio women reveals just how complex, fascinating and magnetic these lovely ladies can be.
Highly intelligent and very courageous, she is no shrinking violet. In fact, when this woman decides what she wants, she’ll go after it regardless of the challenges in her way. She’ll simply never give up. She’s not intimidated by anybody or anything. Fearless and stubborn; when life gets a little tricky Scorpios merely take it on the chin and keep it moving.
Full of flair and intrigue, most of her character lies beneath the surface, and what she chooses to put on display may be deceptive. This seductress may dress like a corporate nun in gray suits – or a sweet little airhead without an agenda to her name. Don’t be fooled. She will settle on a look that suits her, and exploit it. Like all water signs, her instincts are unerring. If the gray suit is the path to power, she will take it. If the sweetness works better, she will switch lanes. Because, at the end of the day, Scorpio is all about power.
With a reputation for being the sexiest sign in the zodiac, is it any wonder the Scorpio woman looks and acts the way she does? That’s a lot of pressure to measure up to the fantasies of everyone who has ever dreamed of meeting her. But true to the deep and secretive Scorpio nature, she will not be what they expect.
She will always be understated with her powerful sexuality–she doesn’t need to flaunt it, it exudes naturally. Scorpio women tend to be quite aloof on the surface. Even when they like someone, they’ll still fix those steely eyes on that person and make him quake all the way down to his boots. The more she wants something, the less likely it is that she’ll let on.
Hell hath no fury like a Scorpio scorned, lied to or cheated on. If you show her the slightest reason to distrust you, however, she will never forgive you. On the other hand, treat her well and she will reward you for the rest of your life. The Scorpio woman loves her partner passionately and will do anything for him. She will promote his career, and she will never hear a bad word spoken about him. She will defend him to the hilt and praise him, building his self-esteem. Home and family are regarded as sacred, and Scorpio will defend and support her man to the ends of the earth.
The Scorpio Man
The Scorpio male is a modern day 007: thrilling, strong, silent and handsome. Ruled by Mars the god of war and Pluto the god of the underworld, Scorpio men are intensely passionate, and filled with desire. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth, the mythic Phoenix rising from the ashes of destruction. Pretty hardcore stuff, right? He is extraordinarily intuitive and is keenly interested in the esoteric, or any occult or spiritual experience that offers some kind of deep insight. He is in tune with the fundamental forces of life and nature and is moved by the great tides and events of human experience.
As volatile as the Scorpio man’s reputation, there’s a surprisingly calm and collected side to his personality, in fact, this is the side that is most commonly in place. When you combine this with an extremely analytical mind and a curious nature, you have a man whose exhilarating complexity is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Underneath his calm, cool, exterior is an electric undercurrent of roiling feelings. Like all water signs, he is much attuned to his own and others’ emotions and feels deeply. In Scorpio, passion is even more intensified because it is often restrained or suppressed, and deliberately holding something back often only strengthens it, so when it does finally come out, the Scorpion’s passion can become too strong and eventually explosive. Not much of this is on display for the outside world, however, as Scorpios dislike losing control over their own feelings.
The Scorpio man perceives life as a battleground, and you’re either on his side or not. Although he’s generous and caring, those who have done him wrong may see an equally vindictive and nasty side to the Scorpio man’s personality. The scorpion sting is no fable. It is never used casually, only when he feels threatened to the core, for its sting kills not only the victim but the Scorpion itself. A Scorpio man who thinks he’s being toyed with or humiliated, can be the most difficult person in the world. While Leo may indulge in his dramatic, royal pout when his pride has been wounded, Scorpio aims for the jugular. At least on a psychological level where he knows he can do more permanent damage. However, many Scorpios have learned that the best revenge is living well, and will gladly freeze out any wrong-doer and simply live the best he can. Scorpios can be extremely wise. It’s true that they might hold on to anger longer than most signs, but as they mature, they learn better ways to manage their emotions.
Intensely loyal to friends and family, his unlimited fervor makes for a wildly exciting partner. To be with this man, you must truly respect and like him. Passionate attraction alone isn’t enough. You must understand him – how his acute perceptions isolate him, what his depth of feeling does to him in a society which rewards superficiality, what his sensitivity means in a world which doesn’t value it. If you can’t like him, then leave him alone, because you’ll never change him, and if you ask, he’ll probably do the opposite.
Scorpio is enchanted by mystery and seduced by intrigue. Scorpio is the sign of deep bonding and extreme detachment, making him a bit schizophrenic about intimacy. You may have to endure a “come-here-now-go-away” drama until he realizes you’re not trying to control him. He’ll need to take baby steps to let you in. Your Scorpio love needs space, but he also needs you to lay down limits. Don’t give him an all-access pass to your life. He needs an edge of mystery, some part of you that he’ll never figure out. If you can create these around you, you will quickly become the object of his passion. He won’t rest until he’s discovered your mystery and claimed it for his own. Dancing this fine line can be the way to his heart. Once you’re in, should you make it that far, you’ll feel like a goddess. The Scorpio man is a wholly different creature once he surrenders to trust.
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