by Tarotcom Staff
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, lord of the underworld, and there's nothing about this powerful Water sign that isn't deep, passionate and intense. Symbolized by the Scorpion -- with a poisonous stinger for a tail -- Scorpio cares deeply, but can also hurt deeply.
Scorpio is the detective of the zodiac, always eager to explore mysteries and get to the bottom of things -- including probing others' emotional depths. Many are drawn to Scorpio's intense ways, only to be repelled again by their jealousy, secrecy or desire to control. And watch out if you cross a Scorpio -- they're not afraid to use that stinger.
Check out how a Scorpio acts in real life with this article by Maria DeSimone!
Scorpio's true purpose is to practice and teach metamorphosis, and their magnetism comes from their ability to transform pain into love.
What we love about Scorpio
Scorpio is passionate and intense, with a magnetic personality that draws us in. It's as if they can see right into your soul!
Why Scorpio drives us nuts
When Scorpio's passion gets the best of them, they can become jealous and controlling. Also, they love to hide secrets, which can be maddening for others.
Watch that stinger! Be careful of lashing out at others with your intense feelings, but also of hurting yourself by keeping too much inside.
Most compatible matches
Passionate Scorpio is most compatible with equally sensual Taurus, and with fellow Water signs Pisces and Cancer.
Least compatible matches
Intense Scorpio is least compatible with aloof Aquarius, independent Gemini and bold and brash Leo.
There's more to compatibility than just your Sun sign! Check to see if you're matched up with the best sign by trying our Free Love Compatibility Meter.
Born on the cusp
People born on the cusp share common traits from two different zodiac signs. Check to see if you're a cusper!
Scorpio at a glance
Colors: Deep, dark reds and purples
Ruling Planet: Pluto
Ruling House: 8th House of Birth, Life and Death
Tarot Card: Death