Scorpio Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality Traits, and More

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Watch Out! A Complete Guide to the Scorpio Zodiac Sign

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Do you know a Scorpio? Watch out! Scorpios are the most intense members of the Zodiac. This enigmatic water sign is renowned for its passionate nature, unwavering loyalty, and magnetic charisma.  But are Scorpios all sting and no cuddle?  Dive deep into our comprehensive guide to learn everything you need to know about Scorpio, from their dates and compatibility to their strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes.

The Scorpio Zodiac Sign at a Glance
DatesOctober 23 - November 21
CompatibilityMost compatible with Cancer and Capricorn
Personality TraitsProtective, Loyal, Charismatic, Intuitive, Stubborn 
SymbolScorpion ♏

What are the Scorpio Dates?

Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpio. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this sign between October 23 and November 21. If your birthday falls in this date range, you have a Scorpio Sun Sign.

The Zodiac Sign of Scorpio spans the 240th to 270th degree of celestial longitude.

Scorpio Signs

Scorpios are a water sign symbolized by the scorpion. Water signs are known for their depth of emotion and intuition. Ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation, Scorpios crave intensity and possess a mysterious allure. Their Vedic astrology counterpart is Jyeshtha, ruled by Mars, which emphasizes their passionate and determined nature.

Scorpio Personality

Scorpio folks are really good at seeing what’s really going on in a situation. They can quickly tell if someone is hiding something and figure out what’s happening.

As a child, you quickly learned that our society is structured with different levels, and you promised yourself not to remain at the bottom. You observe and study successful individuals to comprehend their path to success. 

If education is necessary, you pursue it. If your desired field requires an apprenticeship, you seek one out. You are determined to excel in practical ways, and your goal is to reach the top position. You will persist until you achieve your ambition.

People often marvel at your preparedness, as you have a contingency plan and a secondary one. You possess a strong passion for life and put forth maximum effort when you truly believe in something. Your enthusiasm is infectious when you find a cause, and your teammates should tread lightly if they attempt to impede your progress.

In love, you need a partner who shares your desire to go far. The two of you have long conversations about your hopes and dreams, and you enjoy sharing the planning process. Critical steps are taken one at a time; the top office or executive position is yours before long.

You remember those who have helped you, but you also don’t forget anyone who has stood in your way. It is best to be forgiving even if the memories remain; not everyone is blessed with the talents that you possess. Aim high, and your natural abilities will take you there.

Scorpio Personality Traits

  • Strengths: Passionate and Determined, Loyal and Protective, Intuitive and Insightful, Magnetic and Charismatic
  • Weaknesses: Secretive and Suspicious, Jealous and Possessive, Vindictive and Resentful, Stubborn and Inflexible
  • Scorpio Likes: Depth and Intensity, Transformation and Growth, Power and Control, Luxury and Beauty
  • Scorpio Dislikes: Superficiality, Betrayal and Deception, Loss of Control, Mediocrity

Scorpio Astronomy

The constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion, reigns supreme in the southern sky. Visible at latitudes between +40° and -90°, it boasts a distinctive shape resembling a scorpion poised to strike.

Scorpius is a dazzling sight, packed with bright stars. Antares, a reddish giant, marks the scorpion’s heart and is one of the brightest stars in the night sky. The curved tail features the prominent star duo Shaula and Lesath, nicknamed the “Cat’s Eyes” for their close proximity. Check out our bright star calculator to see what you can see tonight.

Ancient cultures recognized Scorpius’ significance. The Greeks associated it with the myth of Orion, the mighty hunter, eternally destined to flee the scorpion across the night sky. Even older, the Babylonians saw it as a cluster of stars representing a mythical creature guarding the underworld.

Compatibility with Other Zodiac Signs

Most Compatible Zodiac Signs

With Cancer, you will find a strong home life and another deep-feeling person. S/he will keep you well-fed with his/her culinary abilities.

Capricorn shares your desire to get ahead. The two of you will live comfortably and be surrounded by the best of everything.

Compatible Zodiac Signs

Pisces will create a nurturing home to melt all the business troubles away.

Virgo will help keep things organized and highlight the little things you should know.

Famous Scorpios

Many people of note and celebrities are Scorpios! Some Scorpios throughout history include:

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Joe Biden
  • Bill Gates
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Owen Wilson
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Drake
  • Charles Manson

Learn More About Each Zodiac Sign

Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

Are you a Scorpio? Do you know a Scorpio? Tell us about your connection to this zodiac sign.

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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