Top 20 Scorpio Traits – Positive and Negative:

1. Let’s start with the most ghoulish celebration of the year, and one which falls rightfully under Scorpio’s domain. Halloween is an ancient festival celebrated under the Scorpion’s birthday where we celebrate by creating mayhem, dressing up as monsters, and gorge on candy. According to Liz Greene, an individual born under this sign cloaks his own essential vulnerability and sensitivity with a barrage of false clues. The monsters we are so afraid of in this Scorpionic realm often lose their power once confronted, so Scorpions should never hide from the monstrous feelings banging on the door.

2. Scorpio loves the complexities of any subject. It can be difficult to pinpoint when the desire to know became the determination to find out.

3. The psyche: If we are with a Scorpion who has suffered from abuse then one will understand their need to gain power. When there is an overwhelming trauma to the soul it becomes a lens through which he views others. The filtering message carried to the individual goes something like this: “You are here to hurt me, and so I must, through power and manipulation, gain control of you first.”

4. Scorpio has a powerful self-barrier – scratch the surface and get more surface.

5. Behind the dark opaque screen there lives another life teeming with desires.

6. Sometimes they drift into a cloud of paranoia, so acrid, people under it can find it hard to breathe and feel engulfed by the Scorpion. Sometimes they see shadows where there shouldn’t be shadows.

7. The mind is like a long eerie corridor, quiet and dark.

8. Scorpio is voted by astrologers as the most likely to take secrets to their graves.

9. Scorpio prefers genuine understanding – for someone to not respond is one thing but feigned or inauthentic responsiveness is worse.

10. Scorpio is simply brilliant at psychology, but will also need to learn to keep their feet on the ground or end up with a head full of psychoanalysis.

11. Scorpio’s penetrating insights are useful for everybody. We need people to crawl under our skin and for such deep understanding to sink into our subconscious and get into our blood.

“Because of my extremes, I’ve learned to control myself. I’ve also learned that I can hurt people with my perceptions, so I tend to be secretive, keeping my insights to myself. I have to admit that my X-ray vision gives me an edge that most people don’t have. But it is also a responsibility. I know about power and how it can be abused. I also know how it can heal. I see the dark, instinctual side of life and what it contains.” By Love Planets

12. Scorpio possesses a ‘private source ‘ of knowledge which they are able to use to great effect. The individual can manipulate or influence – harm or heal.

13. A Scorpio can work an occultation over themselves masking true feelings, hiding a part of their nature away, while probing and invading others.

14. On the subject of occult-like powers, this soul can produce magical effects and can be witch-like in their ability for alchemical transformations to heal themselves and others.

15. Scorpio relishes rummaging around the soul, digging into the Self, looking for answers. The Scorpion knows that by wiping the surface clean doesn’t really make anything clearer. It just masks what is below. It’s only when we really dig down deep, go underground, that we can see who we really are.

16. If one falls in love with a Scorpion they will soon realize that he would burn the whole world down if they were in danger, peril or there was something wrong. Often this love goes through storms and conflicts until it reaches higher ground.

17. Scorpio’s question marks ‘dig deep’,  they almost become buried themselves in a subject, and just want everything to make passionate sense.

18. All Scorpios suffer from an underlying loss of faith and trust.

19. Under a Scorpion’s gaze you’ve never been known so well or seen so unashamedly, honestly, warts and all, by anyone on the planet.

20. I thought it right to end on this for Scorpio’s who always find themselves in the dark:

“The phrase “in the dark,” as I’m sure you know, can refer not only to one’s shadowy surroundings, but also to the shadowy secrets of which one might be unaware. Every day, the sun goes down over all these secrets, and so everyone is in the dark in one way or another. If you are sunbathing in a park, for instance, but you do not know that a locked cabinet is buried fifty feet beneath your blanket, then you are in the dark even though you are not actually in the dark, whereas if you are on a midnight hike, knowing full well that several ballerinas are following close behind you, then you are not in the dark even if you are in fact in the dark. Of course, it is quite possible to be in the dark in the dark, as well as to be not in the dark not in the dark, but there are so many secrets in the world that it is likely that you are always in the dark about one thing or another, whether you are in the dark in the dark or in the dark not in the dark, although the sun can go down so quickly that you may be in the dark about being in the dark in the dark, only to look around and find yourself no longer in the dark about being in the dark in the dark, but in the dark in the dark nonetheless, not only because of the dark, but because of the ballerinas in the dark, who are not in the dark about the dark, but also not in the dark about the locked cabinet, and you may be in the dark about the ballerinas digging up the locked cabinet in the dark, even though you are no longer in the dark about being in the dark, and so you are in fact in the dark about being in the dark, even though you are not in the dark about being in the dark, and so you may fall into the hole that the ballerinas have dug, which is dark, in the dark, and in the park.” ― Lemony Snicket, The End