We are entering a Full Moon in Scorpio this afternoon at 2:42 pm PST (5:42 pm EST). I am always one to fall deep into the preparation for a Scorpio Moon and find that it is a few days before this particular Moon that I can truly find what I need to release. Scorpio is a sign that delves deeply into the emotional waters and communication is one of the themes of this Moon as she is sitting in the Third House.

I have been preparing for a Full Moon Ceremony tonight and what came forward for me this Full Moon is the Nautilus. The Nautilus brings messages from the depths of the oceans connecting us to our ancient wisdom and knowledge. She is a living fossil that has survived the earth’s oceans for over 500 million years! As the Nautilus grows it continues to stay connected to its central point. This is a beautiful reminder that as we grow and evolve we become more centered and move back to our center ~ your experiences lead to wisdom. This beautiful Cephalopod also teaches us to grab opportunities as they come our way and her medicine will guide you to connect to your intuition and let go of past emotions that do not serve you. The nautilus shell is a perfect spiral and reflects the order of the universe connecting us to our ancient wisdom and knowledge.

I offer you a simple yet beautiful way to work with today’s Full Moon in Scorpio and the Nautilus ~ today, tonight, or tomorrow.

  1. Below are two Nautilus Mandala’s ~ choose one and print it out.


  1. Tune into the energy and wisdom of the Nautilus. Let her help you to unfold life mysteries to you. Connect to your ancient wisdom.
  2. Grab colored pencils, crayons or markers to color your mandala.
  3. Choose a number between 1 and 10.
  4. Look below to see the word and energy connected to your number.
  5. While coloring your mandala use the colors, the energy of the nautilus and the energy of this Full Moon in Scorpio to release what you need around the word you are working with.For example ~ if you are working with the word resentment ~ think of all the ways you hold on to resentment and how you can learn to release it, or bring to mind what/who you are holding resentment for and laugh at how much time/energy you have spent on holding that resentment…use the mandala to create new space around the released energy and fill it with thoughts that bring you joy or happiness as you color. 
  6. Once you have finished the coloring the mandala write down three words that you want to carry forward that came to you while coloring. For example, it could be …release, joy, centeredness.
  7. Place the mandala somewhere you will see DAILY for the next two weeks. Use it to discover the intention you will place under the New Moon in Gemini on May 25th.

Words to work with on releasing

  1. Resentment
  2. Jealousy
  3. Revenge
  4. Vendettas
  5. Betrayals
  6. Blocks to transformation
  7. Destructive relationships
  8. Unhealthy joint financial situations
  9. Obstacles to having a healthy sex life
  10. Resistance to changing paradigms

Scorpion Medicine

Lady Stearn Robinson & Tom Gorbett/The Dreamer’s Dictionary:
This poisonous spider in your dream is a warning of danger from treacherous friends or associates, especially if you killed it, however, you will overcome the hostile influences if it bit you.

*The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable:
Scorpio/Scorpion–Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 24 October. Orion had boasted that he could kill any animal the earth produced. A scorpion was sent to punish his vanity and it stung Orion to death. Jupiter later raised the scorpion to heaven.

Fable has it that scorpions carry with them an oil which is a remedy against their stings: “‘Tis true, a scorpions oil is said to cure the wounds the venom made, and weapons dressed with salves restore and heal the hurts they gave before.” Butler: Hudibras, III, ii, 1029.

The oil was extracted from the flesh and given to the sufferer as a medicine; it was also supposed to be very useful to bring away the descending stone of the kidneys. another belief was that if a scorpion was surrounded by a circle of fire it would sting itself to death with its own tail. Byron, in the Giaour (I.422), extracts a simile from the legend:

The mind that broods o’er guilty woes
Is like the scorpion girt by fire….
One sad and sole relief she knows,
The sting she nourished for her foes,
Whose venom never yet was vain,
Gives but one pang, and cures all pain.

A lash, or scourge of scorpions: An especially severe punishment, in allusion to the Biblical passage: My father has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. [I Kings xii, II]

In the Middle Ages, a scourge of four or five thongs set with steel spikes and leaden weights was called a scorpion.

*Barbara G. Walker/The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets:
The constellation of the Scorpion is one of the links between the cultures of central America and those of the ancient east, possibly Mesopotamia, whose ziggurats were so similar to the Mexican pyramids. Scorpio was the same in Babylonia, India, and jGreece; and the Maya of Yucatan also called the same constellation “scorpion stars”.

Astrological myths everywhere placed Aquarius the Water-drawer at the winter solstice, Taurus the Bull at the spring equinox, Leo the Lion at the summer solstice, and Scorpio at the autumnal equinox. Therefore it was said in Egypt that the Scorpion killed Horus, the sun, sending him to his midwinter death and resurrection as his Mother Isis gave him rebirth; and Pharaoh’s daughter apparently played the part of the Water-drawer or divine midwife on the banks of the Nile, as shown by the myth of Moses.

Spirits of the four points of the year were sometimes called Sons of Horus and placed as small images in the four corners of a pharaoh’s tomb. As man, bull, lion, and scorpion (or serpent) they were adopted by Christianity and converted into the four totems of the evangelists and the four angels of the Apocalypse.

*Mary Summer Rain/On Dreams:
Scorpion will stand for retaliation.

*D.J. Conway/Animal Magick:
Technically, the scorpion is not a reptile, although it is an invertebrate; it is an arthropod (order Scorpionida of the class Arachnida) and more closely related to spiders. A scorpion has four pairs of legs, a pair of pincher-like front feet, and bears live young. From before the days of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, the scorpion has been much feared. They are more numerous in the tropics but do extend into Canada in western North America.

From the shining black, eight-inch species that infest tropical jungles, to the thin, pale, 1-inch ones that live in sandy wastes, all scorpions have an abdomen ending in a tail-like section that is armed with a curved stinger at the tip. This tip is like a poison-filled syringe, with some scorpions more deadly than others; a few species have poison glands also in their jaws. Arching over the back, this tail waves in all directions. the scorpion usually hunts by night, hiding by day under stones or loose bark.

The ancient Sumerians believed that scorpions or Scorpion-Men were guardians of the Gateway of the sun, the Mountains of the East, and the Twin Gates. This creature was associated with various aspects of Ishtar (as Ishara Tamim, the scorpion-tailed Mother), Nanna, and the Phrygian Sabazius. The myth tells how the hero Gilgamesh had to make his way through the Scorpion-Men to the house of the Scorpion Goddess, Siduri Sabtu.

To both the Zoroastrians and the Egyptians, the Scorpion was an embodiment of evil. A desert animal, it accompanied the Egyptian goddess Selket who was pictured with a scorpion on her head or as a woman with a scorpion body; she was known as the protector of the dead. Myth tells of 7 scorpions that went with Isis on her search for Osiris. The scorpion goddess is mentioned in the Book of the Dead as being an extremely ancient deity.

Mithraism had a slightly different spiritual explanation of the scorpion. Their Dadophori, who were twins and upward and downward pointing torches, were called the Bull and the Scorpion. these twins symbolized life and death, the rising and setting Sun.

In Central and South America, several cultures spoke of Mother Scorpion, who lived at the end of the Milky Way; she received the souls of the deceased. The ancient civilizations of Babylon, India, Greece, Egypt, and the Mayas all knew of the same constellation of Scorpio and associated it with the scorpion.

Superstitions: If you hold a scorpion in your palm, it can’t sting you.
Magickal Attributes: Revenge, dark magick. Sending dark magick and negativities back to the makers.

*Ted Andrews/Animal-Wise:
Keynote: Dynamic transformation through secret passions and desires
The scorpion is sometimes referred to as the serpent from the Garden of Eden. In Egypt, it was the symbol of darkness, for it brought with it the waning strength of the sun. In Greek mythology, it was the monster that caused Apollo’s horses to run wild while in the hands of Phaethon. This is often a caution for those who the scorpion is a messenger. Unless we control our passions and desires and direct their energies appropriately, the transformations will occur in the midst of chaos.

In astrology, the sign of Scorpio is represented by several animals–the scorpion, the eagle, and the phoenix. The Scorpio zodiac sign has been associated with transformation and rising to new heights and is known for its secretiveness and passions. It is a sign of mystery, long associated with sex, death, and rebirth. Those of this sign have great strength and an ability to inspire. They can also misuse their psychic and sexual energies.

Sex and death are often associated with the sign of Scorpio. These mysteries stimulate great passions and feelings, and both are vehicles of change. Within the sex act, the two partners exchange energy and neither is ever truly the same again. Death itself is a transformation of energy so that rebirth can occur. This is scorpion energy.

The scorpion is an amazing creature. It is an arachnid, but it is very different from spiders. Underneath the last legs are comblike structures called pectines? These are sense organs of touch. Scorpions do have two eyes in the center of the head, and usually more along the sides of the head as well, but they do not see very well. They rely on their sense of touch. When the scorpion appears as a totem or messenger, the sense of psychic touch will become increasingly heightened. Responses to touch will grow stronger as will the ability to touch others more intensely.

Most scorpions are nocturnal, and one of the most common ways of collecting them is through the use of a black light which makes them fluorescent in the darkness. This reminds us that light can be found within darkness if we channel our passions correctly.

The mating ritual of scorpions involves the male holding the female by the pincers and leading her back and forth. Eventually, the male deposits a package of sperm, which the female picks up with an organ on her stomach. The young will ride around on the mother’s back until they shed their skin for the first time. They then become independent and live a solitary life. It is thus not unusual, when scorpions appear, to find that periods of solitariness are intermixed with intense and passionate relationships and encounters in life.

Remember the scorpion promises transformation. Whether that transformation is calm or chaotic depends on how we use our energies. Are we channeling our passions correctly? Are we allowing our passions to override our common sense? Do we need to balance our relationships with more solitariness? Are we becoming too solitary? Do we need to merge our physical passions with our spiritual passions? Are we ignoring our psychic perceptions only to be stung?

scorpio-infographSlinky Scorpio as your star sign means that the Sun blazed in a passionate water sign in the zodiac on your birthday. The Sun in astrology stands for your inner nature. Scorpio, the eighth sign of the Zodiac, is a feminine sign ruled by fierce Mars, the warrior planet and mysterious Pluto, the planet of transformation. A fixed (strong and solid) sign, Scorpio governs will and authority. Scorpio people are passionate and emotional, with very deep feelings. Although you are a loyal and dedicated friend, you are fiercely competitive, subject to fits of vindictive jealousy and can be quite manipulative in pursuit of your goals.

Symbols for Scorpio are the scorpion, a ground-dwelling killer with a poisonous sting in its tail and the eagle, a far-seeing predator soaring above petty problems into the spiritual sky. Scorpio’s real involvement is not primarily based on love or even pleasure, but on the control and understanding of human emotions and the role they play in the mysterious processes of life and death. Though you may not spend your life pondering the mysteries of life and death, you are inquisitive and probing, fascinated with how things and people work. Your mental and physical powers of recuperation are remarkable – and truly evolved (eagle) Scorpios can learn to use their power to help and inspire others.

Determined Scorpio, a fixed sign, can be rather stubborn and resistant to imposed changes. In many ways, this is a plus, for it gives you the stamina to accomplish things in life, due to your tenacity. On the surface, you may seem easy-going, congenial, and gregarious, but you are also extremely tenacious with a need to manipulate and control your situations.

Keys to your success are a strong will and the ability to get to the bottom of things. You want answers and doggedly persist until you get them.

The fiery energy of Mars shines out when you are enthusiastic; it attracts and inspires others. Your intensity can be overwhelming, but also subtle, for your considerable energy is not aroused or employed just to have something to do – as is often the case with Aries, the other Mars-ruled personality. Unlike Aries, Scorpio is not openly combative, unless it becomes necessary. Your privacy is tightly protected, so others get to know you only up to a point. You may not show any sign of inner struggle, but when you are after something (or someone) your determination is fierce. Should you not be favored in the outcome, you are neither a willing nor a gracious loser. Nevertheless, you are not arrogant, being generally interested in others and what they have to say, although you often exhibit a self-sufficiency which implies there isn’t much you don’t already know.

The transformative energy of Pluto motivates you, as you delve into the deepest mysteries of life. Whether you are trying to get to the bottom of a murder or some heinous crime, or whether you are saving a life through your surgical skills, or pursuing a meditative magical mystery tour, you characteristically seek to uncover the truth or to transform raw materials into things of great power and beauty. Relationships are not exempt from this probing, so anyone involved with you must prepare for profound changes in themselves, their mysterious partner and the relationship itself.

Emotions govern your first reactions to every experience in life. Although instinctive emotions generate the strongest motivations for your behavior, you are not prone to wearing your heart on your sleeve (unlike those feeling-oriented Cancerians and Pisceans). You need to dominate relationships and rarely display your true feelings, holding back something of yourself, even at your most open and communicative moments. Although you may not intentionally want to be mysterious, you manage to appear enigmatic anyway. You hate being crossed or manipulated and can react to such treatment with sarcasm and vengefulness.

Scorpio rules the reproductive organs and excretory system, so those with Scorpio active in their charts suffer headaches, infections and fevers, along with various illnesses to do with what used to be called the secret parts. You have, however, a strong constitution and can usually overcome your problems, many of which are of your own making, due to your clandestine activities.

Scorpio colors are red, black, midnight blue, and emerald green. Scorpio rules metallic iron and your birthstone is the topaz. Topaz, one of the hardest minerals, cannot be cut with a knife. It is yet another representation of the impenetrable Scorpio nature. Scorpio flowers include the anemone, heather, and gardenia.

Scorpion’s Wisdom Includes:
Attacking from the rear

Death and rebirth

Transmutation of poison

Reflecting dark and negative energy back to its sender

Si Norhama


8 Scorpio Sign Symbols

Are you looking for the Scorpio sign symbols? Have you always thought that the Scorpio sign just had one symbol – which happens to be a scorpion? If so, you are not alone. Most people mistakenly believe that Scorpios just have one symbol. The reality is there are eight known symbols connected to this complex and unique zodiac sign.

Scorpio Sign Background

Scorpio is considered the “8th” house of the Zodiac, which also happens to be the same house that sexual energy resides. Each house has its own symbol, giving Scorpio 8. It is estimated that only 9.6% of the world population is born under the Scorpio sign, which makes people born under the Scorpio sign rare.

What follows is a detailed breakdown of each of these Scorpio symbols with a bit of information about this unique zodiac sign that you may not know about. The material below has been fused with spiritual lessons from the ancients, using Spirit Animal Guides to highlight symbolic characteristics.

Scorpio Sign Perspective

First, you need to know that I am a Scorpio. At the exact time and date of my birth, the solar system was in an astronomical formation known as “Scorpion Sky”. This is a 25-cent way of saying that my sun sign and rising sign were also positioned in full on Scorpio. I wasn’t born on a cusp. I just happened to be one of those rare people who are truly Scorpio. I’m sharing this with you because I want you to know that I have written what follows from a true Scorpion perspective.

I also want to state here that Scorpio sign people are not “better” than other zodiac signs. This is just a myth and one that does more harm than good. I will say that people born under the Scorpio sign are different than the other zodiac signs – as one would expect.

Before we explore the 8 Scorpio symbols, it is important to understand some of the basic traits and characteristics of Scorpio sign people. Because I want to focus most of the material here on the symbols, I am just going to give you a brief overview of Scorpio’s traits.

Scorpio Sign Traits

Scorpio Sign: October 23 – Nov 22

Positive Traits

  • Loyal
  • Ambitious
  • Focused
  • Intense
  • Intuitive
  • Empathic

Negative Traits

  • Manipulative
  • Resentful
  • Secretive and Mysterious
  • Highly Jealous
  • Overly Sensitive
  • Prideful

Scorpio Sign Traits Explained

Scorpio is ruled by two planets with Mars being the first and Pluto being the second. Mars gives the Scorpio passion, energy, anger and psychic abilities. Pluto infuses the Scorpio a sense of distance, mystery, curiosity and a fascination with all things psycho-spiritual. This is why so many Scorpios like getting some type of tattoo.

Contrary to popular belief, Pluto is still a planet. While it was once categorized as “major planet” in our solar system, it is now considered a planetoid. With that shared, it is still a celestial body with a planetary status so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Just a few more thoughts here as add-ons to the traits information listed above. Scorpios are in fact extremely loyal – to a fault. We also do not forget. If you are some other Zodiac sign, you need to know it is not a good idea to back stab us. Some Zodiac signs, such as Taurus and Aries, are known to immediately lash out when they have been wronged. This is not the case with this sign.

Scorpios will wait to get their revenge. In fact, many Scorpios will wait years to strike back, long after the offending person has forgotten what they have done. It is, for this reason, you should never try to step on or double cross a Scorpio. Rest assured that payback will happen at a time and place of the Scorpios choosing – when you least expect it.


Finally, under this point, Scorpio sign people are extremely empathic. This means we are able to pick up on what you are feeling with you having to say a word. This ability comes from Mars and Pluto uniting. These empathic skills reach their zenith during October through November and gradually recede as the year goes on. Pisces and Cancer, the two other water signs, are most vulnerable to having their emotions revealed by Scorpios.

Are you ready – let’s jump right in!

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Scorpio Sign Symbol: Otter

Scorpio Symbol 1: Otter

The otter represents the Scorpio’s playfulness and fun spirit. Otters are also symbolic of childhood defiance. If you are wondering where you get your sense of playfulness from or your stubbornness, look at the otters. These loveable, fun and furry animals bring out the joy in people. They also happen to be highly autonomous and march to the beat of their own drummer. Some people consider this symbol to be the “child” of the Scorpio mind.

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Scorpio Sign Symbol: Scorpio

Scorpio Symbol 2: Scorpion

You are no doubt very familiar with this symbol as it represents the Scorpio emblem for millions of people around the world. What’s important that you focus on with this symbol is the tail. It strikes out and can be deadly. If you are Scorpio, this is the symbol that drives your desire to seek revenge and “get back” at those who have harmed you.

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Scorpio Sign Symbol Snake

Scorpio Symbol 3: The Snake

Snakes are inherently mysterious and have historically represented danger and death. If you wonder about where you sometimes get your sense of fearlessness, think of the snake. Additionally, this symbol also represents your fascination with all things psycho-spiritual. This is why you are likely fascinated with astrology and spiritualism. Scorpios are obsessed with the afterlife and seek out anything related to what happens after we leave this world.

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Scorpio Sign Symbol of the Monkey

Scorpio Symbol 4: The Monkey

When you think of monkeys, you think of curiosity. The most inquisitive and logical (to a fault) sign in the Zodiac is Scorpio. If you have ever wondered what drives your overwhelming sense to learn about or obsess over a particular topic, think of the monkey. Simians are among the oldest creatures on the planet. Scientists suggest we evolved from monkeys. If you believe this, you must also recognize they did not do this magically. Curiosity, coupled with adaptation, led their way.

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Scorpio Symbol: Eagle

Scorpio Symbol 5: The Eagle

Eagles are known for their ability to see things far away and can “eye” even the smallest objects from the distance. People who are born under this Zodiac sun sign are much like the eagle in that they are able to spot tiny details and “see” things coming down the pike. If you can detect when someone is lying, based on their inflection of their voice and facial characteristics, you are challenging your inner-eagle.

spider-197062_640Scorpio Symbol 6: Spider

Spiders are feared by many but also respected for their “sixth sense”. It is true that spiders have the uncanny ability to sense in advance an event before it happens. This is why characters like the mythical Spiderman have been created. Scorpios are known for their uncanny ability to tap into psychic skill sets and intrinsically know what another will say or do before it happens. If you have always wondered where these abilities come from, think of the spider (arachnid).

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Scorpio Sign Symbol: Phoenix

Scorpio Symbol 7: Phoenix

The phoenix has historically been thought of as the mystical creature that can rise from the ashes. They are considered wise, intelligent, stable and mature. A phoenix is also symbolic of reinvention and renewal in many cultures. If you have traversed through troubled waters and know what it is like to reinvent yourself, perhaps multiple times, you need only look to the phoenix for answers.

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Scorpio Sign Symbol: Rabbit

Scorpio Symbol 8: The Rabbit

This may seem strange but the final sign of the Scorpio is the rabbit. Rabbits are known for many different things but in the case of Scorpio, it represents sex. The old saying, “The two [fill in blank] like rabbits” is the perfect metaphor for the Scorpio because of their high degree of sexual energy. If you are wondering where this characteristic comes from, look to the rabbits you see in the wild. They have much to teach about mating and intimacy.

Inviting Scorpio Sign Symbols

Inviting the Scorpio sign symbols into your awareness using animal spirit guides is an excellent way to learn their life lessons. This requires meditation and an openness to dream interpretation. These creatures will reveal themselves to you while you sleep – but only if you invite them.

Because you are a Scorpio, you have the ability to tap into the metaphysical world in ways other zodiac signs struggle with. This may have something to do with one of the ruling planets of Scorpio, Pluto. As you may know, Pluto is considered a “mystical” planet , symbolic of a portal to the afterlife.

Scorpio Sign Myths

People who are born under the Scorpio zodiac sign are indeed unique. They are also misunderstood by many. This makes sense when you consider all of the material that has been listed in this article. Sadly, there are also a number of myths associated with Scorpios. I can’t cover them all but I have decided to list several of the “biggies”.

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Scorpio Sign Myths

Keep in mind there are many myths that what has been highlighted below!

  • Scorpio sign people are the most attractive
  • Scorpio sign people have telekinetic powers
  • Scorpio sign people can’t be lousy in bed
  • Scorpio sign people get overly emotional
  • Scorpio sign people live longer that other signs
  • Scorpio sign people are all excellent mathematicians
  • Scorpio sign people are more prone to addiction

Scorpio Sign Compatibility?

If you are a Scorpio, you are considered a fixed water sign. This means that you are a deep person who also finds change difficult. According to numerous astrological reports conducted over the years, Scorpios are most compatible with water signs.

  • Pisces
  • Cancer
  • Scorpio

Ideally, Scorpios will partner with Pisces because of their uncanny and intuitive understanding of the Scorpion mind. Cancers are next as they are better able to balance the Scorpios constant struggle with logical, rational thinking and their empathic, emotional skills. A Scorpio paired with a Scorpio can work but it will be a constant struggle because jealousy and trust issues are an ongoing concern.

Final Thoughts

There is much we still do not know about the mysterious Scorpio sign. Research is still occurring by behavioral scientists who are exploring the unique relationship between psychology, zodiac signs and human behavior.