Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Kaal Purush chart (Natural Zodiac Wheel). It is the second sign that is ruled by Mars.
Let’s read what does the classical text says about it first.
BPHS: The sign Scorpio has the slender physique and is multi-footed. It is Brahmin by Varna and resides in holes. It is strong in the daytime, and it signifies the North. Its color is reddish brown, and it resides in both water and land. It has a hairy body and a very sharp forepart. (Ch 4, Shloka 16-17 1/2).
Complete Description: Scorpio is second among the three watery signs of the zodiac. It covers the 210° to 240° path of the celestial longitude of 360°. It is ruled by Mars. No planet gets exalted in Scorpio, however, it’s a sign of debilitation for Moon. For Moon, the debilitation is from 0° to 3°, where 3° is its deep debilitation point. It is represented by Scorpio. It’s a Fixed sign with Water element, having Female qualities, and also represents the North direction. It is of Phlegm (Kapha) temperament. Its Varan (Caste) is Brahmin. It’s a Diurnal sign, which is strong at daytime. It’s the one and only Keeta sign of the Zodiac. It’s a Shirshodaya sign with a long Ascension, and abodes in holes, near watery and hilly area. It also signifies hidden places and the secret part of the human body.
Characteristics of Scorpio: The people having Scorpio Ascendant or Moon sign are very courageous and known for taking bold decisions that can change the context altogether. They are very passionate about things they do. It’s very hard to fully understand a Scorpion, as Scorpions never open themselves fully to anyone. They make good detectives and can be seen leading secretive agencies. They don’t make friends easily, but when they do, they prove to be the best among the rest. Opponents and enemies face hard time challenging Scorpions. They are very creative at work with various out of the box solutions. Many times they can get involved in things that are immoral for the society. They think a lot before making their move. They are well skilled, and hardworking, and a very brilliant strategy maker.
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.”
― Steve Jobs
Positive Traits of Scorpio
Negative Traits of Scorpio
Colors: Orange, Red & Yellow
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Gemstone: Yellow Sapphire
Auspicious Signs: Aries, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius, and Pisces