Scorpio characteristics are complex, mysterious and unknowable. Natives of Scorpio – people born between October 23 and November 21 are magnetic characters, uniquely intense and disarming at the same time. An irresistible force of nature, they are fiercely independent, but at the same time they may have a childlike dependence. As usual, we’ll start a little earlier with people born on the Libra-Scorpio cusp.
People born between October 19 and 25 have the best and worst characteristics of both signs. Those born in this week have a heightened need for drama in their lives, and they are very aware of themselves as a major player in any unfolding situation. They have an extremely wide circle of influence, starting with their immediate friends and family. Their words and actions ripple outward, affecting many people. They always have an opinion and are never afraid to express it. They have the powerful ability to ensure their words ‘go viral’.
Internally, they have a hard time with their calming Libra side almost always at odds with the more aggressive Scorpio. This inner tension must be relieved somehow, and the best way is by physical activity. Working the body calms the mind.
When a Libra- Scorpio cusper declares devotion, whether to a lover, a parent or child, they stick to their word unwaveringly. They often have a tumultuous adolescence because their parents simply cannot deal with their wild offspring, but later the Libra-Scorpio becomes the most loving carer when old wounds have been reconciled.
As lovers, they are exciting and unpredictable and their partners need extraordinary quantities of tolerance and understanding… as well as a great deal of physical stamina. When they become parents, Libra-Scorpios must learn to hold back their natural tendency to be over-critical.
October 26 to November 2 produces people who are demanding, critical and quite judgmental. On the plus side, Scorpio 1s are outwardly happy and charming – most of the time. If they are demanding of their friends and family, they are doubly so with themselves and are often eaten up by guilt over some real or perceived self-failing.
The two sides of the psyche are very pronounced in this sign as they are often unable to suppress their ‘dark side’. One mechanism which is quite common is using accusations of negativity toward others when really, the negativity is coming from themselves. If the native is aware of this tendency they can learn to curb it. Scorpio 1s are very keen on positive criticism and believe they can help someone by offering it. Of course, it isn’t always received in the way that it is meant.
Forgiveness comes hard to a Scorpio 1. They rarely forget a slight or misdeed against them. The passing of time sometimes help and there is often an emotional reunion.
Scorpio 1s are rarely without love in their life. Others are fascinated by them, and if they can weather the Scorpio storms, the relationship can be rewarding and long-lasting for both partners.
November 3 to 11 is the week of ‘depth’. People born at this time cannot be doing with trivialities. Life is serious and they are determined to keep it that way. Even having fun becomes a highly focused, intense activity. Like all Scorpios, these natives contain a mix of seething emotions. However, they are able to control them, presenting a calm, usually serene exterior.
Underneath, though, Scorpio 2s hold pain very deeply. The death of a loved one may affect them for all their life. Indeed they can be fixated on the subject of death, loss and grief while never mentioning it or showing it. Even their closest partner may never know of Scorpio 2’s hurts.
Scorpio 2s need some form of escapism to cope with their daily trials. Reading, TV, music and movies all help to relieve the pain. Yet this yearning for relief can take them down dangerous avenues into addiction and even violence. Woe betide anyone who thinks they can act out their own drama in an argument or fight. Scorpio 2 will have you pinned against the wall or running in terror. Those who know them will never arouse the anger of Scorpio 2 more than once.
Having got all that out of the way, Scorpio 2s are generous, kind, and steadfast. Their relationships are never trivial or changeable. They commit, if not for life, for the long term. They do best with people who can soothe and accommodate their prickly personality.
November 12 – 18 is the week of the charming realist. These Scorpios are well aware of their capabilities and limitations. They get on well with most people and often find their place in organizations which value their skills. Emotionally, they are more ‘together’ than other Scorpios. That doesn’t mean they are free of inner turmoil – far from it. Passions are high, but so is their ability to control them.
Inner strength is one of Scorpio 3’s main qualities. Their capacity to bear the deepest pain is enormous. No-one can ever know how Scorpio 3 really feels. Even the native is unable to explore their own hidden depths. Those who are able to bring some of it into the light and talk about it tend to be emotionally healthier, they feel as if their burden is lighter and can even joke about it.
Like Scorpio 2, they can fall into addictive behavior. However, if they can break the habit, they rarely return to it.
Scorpio 3s attract loyalty like no other zodiac sign. They don’t ask for it; they don’t expect it, yet people love to be with them and to make them feel appreciated. Scorpio 3s would never ask someone else to do something that they wouldn’t do themselves. This determination to never ask for help can mean that Scorpio 3 tends towards martyrdom.
In personal relationships, Scorpio 3 will give their all. However, if it’s not working, rarely are they sentimental when it comes to ending it. Friendships are very important to Scorpio 3s – often taking precedence over their marriage. They get on well with many people, building a circle of friendship that can last for years.
Many thanks to Gary Goldschneider for the inspiration for this series.
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