Everything You Need to Know if Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio

The scorpions are one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac.

Hello, Scorpio! Welcome to the most sensual, spiritual season of them all. Represented by the scorpion, which has the ability to shed its skin, this time is all about transformation and a marked energy shift. After spending some time in beautiful, balanced Libra during Libra season, the sun now takes its cosmic place in the eighth sign of the zodiac, harnessing a newfound sense of passionate, intense energy and a desire for change. It’s no coincidence that Scorpio season takes place during the same time as Halloween and Día de los Muertos either, as this sign has a bit of a mysterious side, too.

If you are a Scorpio, you’re a member of one of the most complex and misunderstood signs of the zodiac, but you thrive during this season of heightened emotions, transitions, and personal growth. 

If you’re not a Scorpio, this is the perfect time to tap into your darker side and embrace the things that you may otherwise consider taboo (like trying a risqué new sex position, perhaps?). Scorpio season is sensual, but it’s also quite mystical. Just like the scorpion, it’s a time to shed any past demons and embark on a sort of spiritual rebirth. This season, practice some introspection and ask yourself what you really want out of life over the next few months. While emotions tend to run deep during the Scorpio season, you’ll feel inclined to take action and even make a big life change. Take some advice from the universe and don’t shy away from the intense energy that’s coming your way; embrace it. 

To get the full scoop on what it means to be a Scorpio, HelloGiggles enlisted the help of astrologer Lisa Stardust. Here’s everything you need to know about this passionate water sign.

Birth Dates: October 23rd – November 22nd

Symbol: Scorpion

Ruling planet: Pluto

Element: Water

Quality: Fixed

Season: Fall

Your defining traits:

Ruled by Pluto—the planet of revelations, regeneration, and rebirth—Scorpio is exceedingly intriguing. “You’re also known for your desirous nature,” says Stardust, who points out that Scorpios have so much passion that they are often confused with being fire signs, even though they are actually water signs. While some Scorpios initially come off as cold, others can be downright magnetic.

Mysterious, imaginative, and emotionally intense, you are also not afraid to sweep away anything that stands between you and your goals or your quest for a higher being, Scorpio. You’re thoughtful about who you surround yourself with, and while you’ve been known to take a while to open up, when you do decide to let people in, you’re incredibly loyal to those you love. “You’ve also got an amazing intuition,” says Stardust. In fact, Scorpio may have heightened psychic abilities. “You know how a matter will end before it’s even begun,” she adds.

Who you’re compatible with:

Scorpios are the kind of people who seek out relationships that are deep, meaningful, and real. According to Stardust, this allows you to vibe well with other water signs (like Cancer and Pisces) because you can relate to their emotional and sentimental sides. “You also connect well with Gemini, Virgo, and Capricorn because they understand your ability to work hard and hustle,” she says.

Your ideal career path:

At work, you thrive on competition and will go above and beyond because of your desire to succeed, making you a fabulous candidate for virtually any career path. However, as a sign who also enjoys murkier subjects and isn’t shy about typically taboo topics, Stardust says that “any career that allows you to ignite and embrace your ability to seek the truth of sex, transformation, and taxes will be a fit.” You may want to consider career paths such as psychologist, editor, writer, detective, doctor, money manager, or even CEO. When it comes to your career, Scorpio, the sky’s the limit.

Your ultimate purpose in life:

Scorpios are complicated because they possess equal parts light and dark within themselves. Because of this, Stardust says one of your main purposes is to honor both of these sides of life. Additionally, you are true proponents of recognizing change as both necessary and good, so Stardust says your ultimate purpose in life is to “help others see that change is possible, no matter how dreary it may seem. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and Scorpios will help those they care about [to] get there.”

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