Scorpio Sign Symbol

By Denise on May 30, 2014, 15711 views

According to the tropical astrology, Scorpio is the eight zodiac sign on the zodiac circle and represents the transition of the Sun through the sign of the Scorpion between October 23 and November 21 every year.

The Scorpion is an animal living close to water and that is not aggressive on its own but only when provoked can react vindictive. This symbol is both a warning of danger and an indication of tenacity and resilience.

Symbolism and history of the Scorpion

The Scorpion in the Scorpio astrology meaning is the representative figure of the animal in the story of Orion. This is where the Scorpio was used both as tool of revenge and justice.

Artemis, the goddess of hunting used to spend her time with Orion, which annoyed her brother Apollo because he knew that Orion didn’t have the right intentions with Artemis.

He then tried to send a giant scorpion to kill Orion. The scorpion, his tool of revenge managed to kill him. As remembrance of this episode Zeus decided to put both Orion and the giant scorpion up in the skies amongst the stars, thus creating the Scorpio constellation.

Scorpio Symbol

The symbol of the Scorpio zodiac sign depicts the scorpion with its proud and stingy tail pointing up. The glyph is similar to that of Virgo, with a calligraphic “m” followed by a tail that descends well below the “m”. Similarly, the three vertical lines are suggestive of the three levels of consciousness.

Characteristics of the Scorpion

The Scorpion is a difficult animal, that is both fierce and calm. It only reacts by stinging when provoked. Therefore, Scorpio natives seem to have developed a strong emotional self-defence mechanism.

Similar to Cancerians, they also benefit from a strong shell to keep them safe. Scorpio natives are vindictive and used to holding grudges just like the scorpion can be quite aggressive underneath that peaceful cover.

These natives possess a great intuition and they can see beyond many things. Unfortunately, their views might sometimes be obstructed by their own fixed beliefs and obsessions.

They are seekers of truth and accomplishment and they do whatever it takes to reach their objectives but at the same time they have a hard time accepting defeat.

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