Black Astrology : SCORPIO THE SCORPION...

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You're welcome, Regina...see my thread titled, "Man's Mating Season" for clarification and edification...
 

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The scorpion is an arachnid that travels by night and is feared for its deadly sting. It has 8 appendages, and Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac. Scorpio also rules the 8th house on the natural zodiac...
 

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Aqil,

I enjoyed reading this topic. It was interesting to note the things that were true for me that I never even thought about. I have always said I am the classic Scorpio. After reading your column, I realize this is even truer than I knew.

In the Scorpio and Sexuality column you mention that Scorpios and Aries are a definite no-no. Do you have some tips to get around that fact? I know fire and water don't mix, but what if I am really feeling this guy? In this column you said that Aries were a neutral match. Can you explain that statement, as well?

Thanks, for being on Destee. Every time I think I have found every good thing here, I discover something new.

Blessings
 

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You're welcome, blaquebutterfli...I've responded to your queries in the "Scorpio and Sexual Compatibility" thread...
 

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That's some DEEEEPPP Scorpion info!

Aqil,
This is some seriously deep info u put down here. I happen to be a scorpion and am very aware of my sign. You really put some good information that I didn't know. But truth is the truth although not everything applies to myself. I did want to say that Aquarius men are very attracted to scorpio women in my particular case anyways. My best friend is also a Scorpio and we get along so well because we are so much alike. But because we are both such strong individuals its inevitable that we bump head occasionally. But just wanted to add a couple of fellow Scorpions to the list. Myself, My best friend Oracle, Sean P DIDDY Combs, and Monica. Thanks again for the info. Shalom Yaleah Yisrael AKA yahsistah!
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Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, which the Sun transits during the second month of autumn, from about October 23rd to about November 22nd. The symbol for this sign is The Scorpion; its polarity is negative; its element is water; its quality is fixed; its traditional ruler is Mars and its co-ruler is Pluto; and on the physical anatomy Scorpio rules the procreative organs...

Scorpio is the most powerful sign in the zodiac. In it the resourcefulness of fixity and the emotionality of water are combined with the dynamic energy of Mars and the invisible power of Pluto to create a nature of profound depth and dramatic intensity. Fixed water suggests a dam, an iceberg, or an underground pool, and all these images are appropriate, for in Scorpio a great deal is going on under the surface; energy is being held in reserve. Water represents emotion in astrology, and emotion can be fixed only if it is not expressed, which only increases its intensity. Thus love may be poisoned with jealousy, and anger may harden into hate.

The scorpion, Scorpio's symbol, is an arachnid that travels by night and is feared for its deadly sting. (Coincidentally, the scorpion has eight appendages, and Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac.) Though all Scorpio people are by no means venomous and cruel, the symbol conveys the qualities of secretiveness, penetration and willpower that do characterize those born under this sign. (Incidentally, Scorpio people include not only Sun-sign Scorpios, but all in whose horoscopes the sign is emphasized.)

The ancient esoteric symbol for Scorpio was the eagle, one of the Biblical beasts of the Apocalypse (Rev. 4:7) that represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac (Aquarius, Taurus and Leo are the others). The eagle kills too, but it also soars high above the ground, thus symbolizing not only power, but transcendence.

Pluto was the Roman god of the underworld, and Scorpio is the sign of death. It is also the sign of generation and sexuality, i.e., the critical moments of human existence that involve a release of the ego and contact with the ultimate mysteries. Besides the strong sexuality for which they are famous, Scorpios have an awareness of death that is often not fearful, for Scorpio is also the sign of reincarnation. They have a natural affinity for the occult (the word means “hidden,” and Scorpios like to pry into dark corners).

All the water signs are psychic, but many Scorpios will actually explore areas like ESP, psychic healing and mediumship, and they develop the powers that are latent in all of us, but of which many are afraid to investigate. Indeed, if Scorpios are afraid of anything at all, it is of being known as deeply as they wish to know. Their ability to penetrate and probe may be channeled constructively into research or healing, or it may be used to manipulate people in personal relationships.

Scorpio children are sometimes hard to fathom because of their emotional sensitivity and intensity. Deeply sensitive, they seem to understand their parent's unspoken feelings even before they have acquired language. The trauma of being displaced by a new sibling can be particularly painful for them, although the pain may be partly alleviated by giving them responsibility around the house.

Relationships are very important to Scorpios, for they have a magnetic appeal that is almost universal. They tend to focus on their partner's reactions as a way to avoid facing their own. Since this sign is strongly related to the desire principle and the sex drive, there is tremendous emotional force behind the Scorpion’s romantic excursions. They seem to attract crises and may put themselves through infernos of jealousy and rage before they learn to stop trying to control people.

Scorpios excel in any activity that involves going deeply into things: psychology, detective work, investigation, research, chemistry, physics, astronomy, archeology, history, oceanography, surgery, hypnotism, and all forms of healing. Scorpio writers and artists tend to focus on sex or death, and/or may have a gift for satire. And the powerful Scorpio charisma draws many to the stage or to politics, for they possess the most caustic tongue in the Universe!

Their most compatible signs are: Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo and Pisces; Aries, Libra, Gemini and Sagittarius are neutral; Leo and Aquarius would be difficult; with another Scorpio there would probably be too much intensity; and with Taurus, Scorpio's polar opposite and complementary sign, there will be both attraction and tension, for in this relationship the irresistible force meets the immovable object! But, as in all cases, the success of the relationship will depend on how the two horoscopes interact, and not on the compatibility of the Sun-signs alone.

In matters pertaining to health, Scorpios are subject to hemorrhoids and blood disorders. In addition to ruling the procreative organs, this sign has rulership over the rectum, bladder, prostate gland, descending colon, sigmoid flexure, sacral vertebrae which form the pubic arch, and the red coloring substance in the blood...

The chief anatomical and physiological afflictions attributed to Scorpio are: diseases of the womb or uterus, ovary afflictions, urethal and prostate strictures, nasal catarrh, piles, adenoiditis, irregularity of the menses, leucorrhea, and various venereal diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis and AIDS...

The colors of Scorpio are dark blue and dark green; its birthstones are the ruby, sardonx and topaz; and its day of the week is Tuesday, which is ruled by Mars.

The following are some prominent African-Americans born under the sign Scorpio:

Lisa Bonet, Astronaut Guion Bluford, Clifford Brown, Ruby Dee, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Gooden, Larry Holmes, Jayne Kennedy-Overton, Yaphet Kotto, Hubert Laws, Kweisi Mfume, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Warren Moon, Melba Moore, Imam Warithudin Muhammad, Ahmad Rashad, Condoleeza Rice, Minnie Riperton, Esther Rolle and Lenny Wilkens...
 

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SCORPIO CHILDREN...

Scorpio babies are extremely observant. They come into the world and be- gin at once to record an emotional diary of experiences that they will retain throughout life. Since most of these children will also develop friendly, cheerful personalities, it is their parents and those who ultimately share intimate relationships with them who come to understand that Scorpios have far more complex natures than their outer personalities suggest. As part of their celestial heritage, Scorpio children are endowed with remarkable strength and recuperative powers that help them overcome such disadvantages as lack of physical nourishment, lack of material comfort, physical illness, and other hardships that life can sometimes impose. What is most difficult for these children to overcome is emotional deprivation and disappointment. It is parents who promote healthy emotional bonds who are most likely to produce well-adjusted Scorpio children.

Most Scorpio babies develop definite personal preferences very early. For reasons that are often unfathomable to anyone but themselves, they seem arbitrarily to choose one thing over another -and certain people over others. But an element of mystery is characteristically a part of every Scorpio personality, even young Scorpio children. As they get older, they find that trying to solve as well as create puzzles and mysteries is an intriguing way to spend their time. The mystery factor in their nature can be happily satisfied when their parents are thoughtful enough to provide some sort of cupboard – or perhaps special nooks and crannies – somewhere in the house where these little ones will be able to hide their secret treasures, and, when in the mood, even hide themselves. Such places need not only give the appearance of secrecy, but they must also be places of absolute safety where children can in no way endanger themselves.

Though it does not guarantee intellectual achievement, there is a well- developed keenness for discovery in all Scorpio children. As infants, they are fascinated with toys and gadgets with detailed features and intricate movements. When they get older, this fascination will become the urge to know exactly how and why things work. As soon as they have acquired the necessary physical skills to get around on their own, they will strike out to explore unknown territory from basement to attic. As they get older, they can develop just as much enthusiasm for intellectual discovery, delighting in solving mysteries and puzzles. They will also be delighted when their parents take them on "mystery trips" to new places and to enjoy new experiences.

One of the most wonderful things to a Scorpio child is nature itself - perhaps because nature, after all, is the greatest mystery of all. Not surprisingly, the biological and psychological studies attract more than a fair share of Scorpio students. Since many Scorpios grow up to be avid gardeners and landscapers, parents will not be off the mark when they encourage their Scorpio child to grow seeds in a pot and, later, gradually let them plan and plant gar- dens of their own. Scorpio children are also apt to demonstrate mechanical skills, which means they are very adept at getting into and out of cupboards and closets, and prying the lids off or unlocking various containers. Along with mechanical dexterity, they often possess artistic talent as well. It is truly worthwhile for parents to encourage their growing Scorpio child with a variety of arts and crafts, as well as exposure to art and music.

As aforementioned, Scorpio children tend to form definite preferences. Even very young Scorpios seem to take an unaccountable and instant like or dislike of people, food, and various other experiences. What is worse, once they have formed such opinions – or, for that matter, become engaged in some disagreeable habit such as sucking their thumbs or waking up at 2:00am expecting food or attention – it is almost impossible to get them to change. There is a strong stubborn streak in the Scorpio nature. On the positive side, however, their stubbornness can translate into impressive stick-to-itiveness when it comes to important projects and other commitments later in life. This type of assiduousness is responsible for successful attainment of goals, as well as enduring relationships.

Scorpio children are not necessarily shy, but when proud parents want to show their offspring off to friends and relatives, it would be wise to observe the baby's initial reactions to the sight of unfamiliar faces. If signs of un- happiness begin to appear, parents can be pretty sure such distress will not disappear for any amount of cajoling until the baby is back in the nursery and out of the limelight. Scorpio children, like Scorpio adults, usually prefer being able to observe people from positions in which they themselves can remain unseen. Letting toddlers, for instance, observe company from the hallway or another room – entering it only if and when they feel comfortable doing so – is one way to avoid traumatizing those who are feeling reluctant to socialize.

Forcing a Scorpio child to do anything is definitely not a project for which parents should be willing to volunteer. Those who attempt it will need the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon to sort out the winners from the losers in a contest of wills with a Scorpio of any age. By the time these children reach school age and beyond, their typical reaction to strangers is to fearlessly meet them head-on, with a look of frankness and curiosity.

Mars, the planet of dynamic energy, rules Scorpio, and this sign is co-ruled by Pluto, the planet of depth and intensity. Thus one of the most singular elements of the Scorpio nature is a certain intensity that comes out in different ways. It offers, for example, the potential for developing remarkable powers of concentration and focused activity. two assets that are often at the heart of Scorpio's success in life. However, this intensity can also be demonstrated on an emotional level, and it is on the emotional level that Scorpio children can experience some problems.

It has been pointed out that many Scorpios possess cheerful, friendly personalities, but the difficulty with such personalities is that they do not always give an accurate impression of either the sensitivity or the depth of their feelings. Those born under the other water signs (i.e., Cancer and Pisces) are also emotionally sensitive – and make no secret of their feelings. But the more self-contained Scorpios do not want their sensitivity to be obvious. These children have long memories when it comes to emotional upsets. The unfortunate thing is that those who can help them through a crisis or loss may not always be aware of just how deeply these children have suffered if they cannot get them to discuss their feelings. When there has been no obvious crisis or disappointment, adults may not even realize these children are upset about something.

Jealousy, possessiveness, and vengefulness are other destructive emotional attitudes they can develop. On the positive side is the fact that the same emotional strength responsible for their obsessive behavior can also be responsible for their remarkable power to overcome adversity. Scorpio’s intensity is often demonstrated in their singular streak of competitiveness. When they are engaged in contests of any kind, they will not take kindly to finishing in any other place by first. Parents can certainly help to modify this potential tendency during the early stages of their pre-school and school-age Scorpios, guiding their children to grow up wanting to be successful, but never at the cost of losing a friend or compromising more important values.

Although Taurus (Scorpio’s opposite and complementary sign) is most often associated with stubbornness, this particular trait is equally entrenched in the Scorpio nature. For this reason, it is important for parents to avoid engaging in a contest of wills with their offspring. These children must learn early and unmistakably that rules and regulations will be consistently enforced, and that punishment is certain when they ignore these restrictions.

Another significant element in the nature of the Scorpion is the need to gain control or a position of power. This can be exhibited in many different ways. Later in life, it may be through politics, religion, or intellectual achievements that they will get a certain amount of power and control. Parents can take advantage of this trait by encouraging their teen-age Scorpios to turn the need for control toward themselves…attempting, for example, to control the development of their physical bodies through proper diet and physical-fitness programs.

These children can develop an awesome determination and physical strength, which in turn can make them formidably skilled athletes. They enjoy being in the environment of a lake or seashore, whether as permanent residents or just on vacations. They should be encouraged in their preference for being near water and also in their participation in water sports, especially swimming. As one of the water signs, it is a natural part of their celestial heritage.

Their competive spirit is another significant element that tends to make Scorpio children strong athletes. With practice, their movements become swift and accurate. Sometimes their retaliatory instincts have to be curbed. Even in play they can become so completely absorbed by what they’re doing that they have to be reminded it’s only a game. Scorpios often to feeling that their biggest competitor is themselves. As a result, when these children begin to mature, they have a tendency to take up bodybuilding, physical-fitness programs, and sports or activities such as running or jogging, where essentially the participant is ultimately competing against himself.

As adults Scorpios represent some of the best gourmet cooks in the zodiac (Cancers are the best). As young children they can be taught the art and skill of being a chef or good cook. Even before they are old enough to handle this type of activity, they are likely to demonstrate surprisingly mature tastes when it comes to their personal selection of foods. They have fondness for re-doing things. If, for example, they are offered an opportunity to paint and paper a playhouse – or perhaps build one from scratch or even construct one out of discarded boxes or other suitable materials – they can show quite a bit of imagination and talent…
 

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Sometimes I feel powerful, and other times I feel quite powerless. I guess it depends on what I'm trying to do at the time. But I'm proud to be a scorpio. I just think it's the coolest sign.
 

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Man... I just went back and read the whole thread. I'm definitely a scorpio alright. The part about not handling dissappointment well is definitely me, but I'm trying to get better about that.
 

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The Sun entered the sign Scorpio last night (10/22), and transits this sign until 11/23. The life cycle is completed in Scorpio, when the Earth lies fallow once more, and the bleakness of the winter season begins...

IT IS THE TIME OF THE SCORPIO...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE SCORPIONS AT DESTEE.COM!
 

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