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More About Scorpio


The Scorpio personality is a profound chasm of infinite complexity (or at least how they project themselves). They are difficult people to get to know. They are psychological trap doors. They socialize from behind a double-sided mirror, always scanning, reading you while you can only see your own reflection. They prefer to be the people asking the questions. They remove your skin with their perceptive scalpel and take inventory of your pulsing viscera. They probe and push. They know the little things that make you tick. Your pressure points. The subtle ways to procure the answer they’re seeking. They are keenly aware of power, its flows, and their position within its matrix.

Despite their ability to be generally popular, there’s something very lonely about Scorpios. They have a ruthless view of the world. Eat or be eaten. Every human interaction is a meeting of opposing powerful forces. A clashing of wants and needs where somebody wins and somebody loses. Their knowledge of other people’s internal structures gives them an edge over the competition. They know how to play people against each other. They are forthcoming and evasive at the same time, depending on what is situationally beneficial. They are blunt, but not tactlessly so. They are intentional about the information they reveal. They’re not liars, they do not espouse falsehoods, but they are masters of opening windows on certain truths while concealing others behind heavy curtains.


Scorpios aren’t afraid of most things other people fear. Not darkness. Not pain. Not death. They confront these truths head on. They know that death is inevitable. Instead of instilling fear, this knowledge is the whetstone that hones their appreciation for life. Scorpios teeter on the fine edge of the unknowable. Life is more interesting that way.

Scorpios do fear vulnerability. The feeling of being known. Darkness can be a hiding place. Pain can be an excuse not to trust. When they open up, it gives other people power over them, and Scorpios need to be in control. The illusion of control over themselves and other people is the only thing that makes them feel secure in the face of an otherwise uncertain world.


Scorpio’s favorite color is irrelevant. Everything looks black in the dark.

Scorpio in Love, Sex, and Romance

This is most relevant to Scorpio Venus and Mars, though Scorpio Suns may identify with some traits.


  1. Wear an outfit that makes you look innocent. Pair it with slightly smudged eyeliner so they can tell you’re a little unhinged under the surface.
  2. Dim the lights. Put on a mournful Joni Mitchell song and ask them very seriously what their deepest fear is. Suggest that this has something to do with their relationship to their mother.
  3. If they are quick to tell you that they love you, it’s a test. Don’t say it back until you’re sure you both mean it.


Scorpio’s directness in establishing immediate intimacy causes people to fall for them quickly, but it takes them a while to open themselves up to someone enough to really fall in love. They think that love is the capacity for pain. Love means partially relinquishing some of their self-control and this is especially hard for a Scorpio.

When they do let someone in, they fall in love completely. They can be fiercely possessive. They want to learn everything about you. They want to be around you as much as possible. They are frighteningly fast at getting attached.


Scorpios’ flirtatiousness is extreme enough to be considered fatal. It’s like watching two deadly snakes entwined. It is like watching a volcano erupt.

They are amoral and uninhibited. Their flirtatiousness is not about making friends. They flirt with others to take control of the situation. It’s about asserting dominance. They are the type to whisper in your ear “I see you looking” if they catch you staring and then smile wickedly.

Scorpios don’t make small talk. They stare into your eyes and say “I know you’re feeling something.” They don’t need to say “I like you” to get you to like them. They are not nice. They say exactly what they mean exactly how they mean it.


Scorpios are attracted to what’s beyond the surface. They want to be with someone who pushes their boundaries, who brings out their most intense desires and most profound fears. Intrigue. Passion. Lust. The need for completion. A darkly seductive energy. A screen for projection. An enigmatic intensity. The forbidden. The unknown.

They have the ability to see past the mask of pretense to the soul of desire, and they look for people who can see and appreciate this part of them. They are into things that are real. They are into people who are not afraid to say what they mean.

They’re not interested in anything that doesn’t involve the risk of being completely destroyed. They’re like emotional daredevils. They want to have as much of the dramatic experience as possible because the absence of strife is a kind of subtle death.

But even though Scorpios are attracted to passion, they are also repelled by it. They want to desire things, but they don’t want to be ruled by their desires. This is why they will sometimes date people who are the exact opposite of what they claim to want.


Scorpios are silent assassins. They don’t immediately make their feelings known. Then, they give you a long, penetrating look. They will want to feel you out. They will try to test your character. Once they’ve determined that you’re trustworthy, they’ll give you a second look, this time with slightly dilated pupils.

A Scorpio will pursue you with the same venomous intensity they use to pursue their enemies. They will uncover your devious secrets, and they will expose you. They will impress you with their insight and wit. They will seduce you with their magnetism. They will tell you the most elaborate fantasies about your future together.

Scorpio in Friendship


Scorpio’s happiness is rooted in their ability to feel powerful. They are deeply in tune with their insatiable drive for dominance. They want to be a vital organ in the big throbbing heart of the world. Once they feel essential, they can sink back into their psychic depths and become excited by the prospect of creating something sacred.


Scorpios are very good friends. They are extremely loyal and deeply compassionate. Scorpios place the highest value on what’s real. They don’t have time for fake. They are the masters of separating fact from fiction. Scorpios are incredibly self-aware, and this enables them to be accountable towards and direct with people they care about.

Their ability to understand other people’s emotions allows them to sense and respond to the shifts in your world, and come to your aid before you even know you need it.