Disclaimer: your Sun sign is only a fraction of the complex system of planetary placements and interrelations that is your nativity. In fact, I would advise against considering your birth chart itself as a mere representation of your psyche and encourage you to start seeing it as a map of the multiple ways in which selfhood and experience intersect. If you want to know more about this subject, you can schedule a reading with me.
A Fixed, Water sign ruled by Mars, Scorpio is about vulnerability as much as it’s about strategy and defense. Acknowledging our deepest urges and Soul-deep emotions stirs a subsequent desire to intimately know what is Other from us in order to minimize the damage.
Too, Scorpio is associated with sexuality (this is the sign that rules the genitals), secrecy and excretory systems. This sign’s Martian proclivity for tactical movement correlates with psychology, as the ability to probe minds and investigate the deeper motives informing people’s actions, while still playing with one’s cards close to the chest. Scorpio is labyrinthine, cunning and self-contained. It also encompasses the innermost, buried layers of our psyche, those we sometimes have difficulty accessing.
A Scorpionic experience is one of constant regeneration, often through repeated tests of strength. It’s not unusual, for people with their Sun in Scorpio, to become familiar with upheaval and transformation from a very early age and to become masters at managing tension and handling crises.
Scorpio is indeed a Water sign, and your waters run deep: you’re likely to have a very intense, stark inner life, with powerful reactions and strong impulses. Your life likely went through repeated stages of destruction and regeneration that brought you to develop exceptional focus and endurance, to the point that it’s not unusual for other people to turn to you in times of crisis: your ability to handle the most complex and challenging situations and to come out of them unscathed is palpable to most.
Since you live, think and feel from a very deep place, you come across as someone who barely shows the tip of the iceberg, but this doesn’t detract from your personal magnetism: others perceive you to be stingy, enticing, fascinating. There’s a stream of scorching lava burning under your almost neutral surface, as you’re a secretive and complex individual who knows how to preserve her personal power. Being so withdrawn — and preoccupied with privacy and safety to an almost paranoid extent — allows you to dissect other people’s attitudes, body language and agendas with staggering accuracy, digesting and processing all of the information by yourself.
Such visceral intensity can lend itself to diverse expressions: Scorpios can be capable of impressive courage, resilience and loyalty, but they can also be prone to vengefulness, unhealthy attachments to situations that have run their course, and inability to let go. Balancing fluidity and strength is essential to your being, as well as being mindful of your goals and desires, lest they completely overpower your rational intellect. Jealousy, suspicions, a tendency to harbor grievance, bitterness, stinging criticism and controlling tendencies can be common issues among natives of this sign.
Pictured: Chelsea Wolfe, Sun in Scorpio.