with shrewdness, and their ambition coupled with generosity toward others, they excel atwhatever they undertake.
Scorpios are demanding of others, but never ask someone todo what they would not do themselves.
They can be fanatically focused and work till theydrop, and ask the same of those around them. No middle ground for a Scorpio, all ornothing.Scorpio imagination and intuition are excellent. They possess refined critical perceptionand strong analytical ability. In addition, they seem to demonstrate a natural healing power.These abundant gifts allow Scorpions to penetrate the most profound subjects. They areserious folk, but quite charming to people they like, and when social events call for it.
Theirtragic flaw is their immense pride. Once wronged, once Scorpio's pride has beendiminished, the game of courtesy is over.
Their inner intensity can result in the ice-cold restraint and detachment of the surgeon,the concentration of the research scientist and the heroism of the soldier. Any profession inwhich analysis, investigation, research or dealing with the solving of mysteries are presentappeals to Scorpio. Police and detective work, espionage, the law, physics or psychologyare attractive professions to the Scorpio. As writers and orators they excel. The Scorpiocharacter is the one you see up on the podium delivering "fire and brimstone" speeches.They succeed because they communicate the power of their convictions.Mythic Origins. Within a mythological context there is much that can be understoodabout the Scorpio personality. Look towards the constellation Scorpios, and you shall seeone of the greatest stars visible to the human eye. There, at the very heart of the greatscorpion is brilliant Antares! This red giant, some four hundred times larger than our ownsun, rivals even close Mars for the eye's attention. Such intense energy burning at the centerof this distinct constellation corresponds well to the driving passions, which rule over thoseborn in this period.
The Eagle and the Scorpion:
An important, though little known chapter in Scorpio lore is the placement of the Eagle inpolarity to the Scorpion. Most Scorpios, if they dare be so revealing, would confess of anongoing internal conflict between two distinct aspects of their nature. For individuals with astrong Scorpio influence, this may feel sometimes as a civil war of the self. This is not anabnormal psychological state. Here can be found the echoes of the earliest understandingsof the Scorpio character.Scorpions are creatures, which crawl along the ground, seeking out the hidden spaces.They are a mystery to humanity, shrouded in fear and misunderstanding. Left to their owndevices, they are comfortable in the low-lying realms of the world. If provoked, however, theywill strike with a deadly vengeance. The Eagle soars. On great wings this ruler of the windrises above earthbound limitations. From this lofty perspective, the Eagle sees a worldothers may never dream. The bird of prey also strikes a swift and deadly blow. Yet, unlikethe Scorpion, the Eagle has the ability to soar beyond. Within the spirit of every Scorpioresides this dual nature.