Scorpio Sign


The Scorpio is the phoenix, the bird that burns and rises from its ashes, renewed and rising up. Alike is the sign, filled with cycles of destruction and rebuilding anew. An interesting representation of it is the Indian god Shiva, described in Indian literature as representing the connection between destruction and ruin to renewal and life. Shiva is responsible for the destruction of the cosmos but he is also sensually sexual and erotic expressing the fertile rejuvenating power. The Scorpio is presented in the figure of Hades, king of the underworld (His name means “the unseen one”) in the ancient epos of the Greek, describing the conjuration of the underworld, the land of the dead, the guard dog Cerberus who welcomes the new “subjects”. The queen of the underworld is interestingly the goddess of spring. In Egypt, Pharaoh is embodied within the god Horus, who turns into Osiris once he dies and reaches the underworld. The Scorpio nature is most seen when the pure virgin Kore, turns into the horrible Persephone after she is raped by Hades and she is temporarily bound in the underworld. In Egypt, another representation of the Scorpio is the god Ra, who rules during the day and dies at night, only to resurrect at dawn. All fertile Scorpio gods in the different traditions die and resurrect. They symbolize the withering and the renewal of vegetation and crop of the Polar Taurus (In the cycle of zodiacs, there are mystic polar opposites). Osiris is murdered and is sent to the underworld, Isis stitches his wounds and he undergoes Scorpio resurrection. Tammuz goes down to hell to retrieve Ishtar (Inanna), queen of the sky who is denounced on a spike for days. This extent is Scorpio as it unfolds agony, death, and hardships eternally extended through myths, declines, withering, transformations, immortality, renewal or reincarnation, comfort in resurrection. The descent into the underworld of Orpheus, in order to find his lost love, was commemorated by Dante. There is the underworld but there is also the purgatory – the cleansing reactor that gives the psychological Scorpio his meaning to the descent into the underworld, a deep dive into the soul – dying to be reborn anew as a phoenix or as Persephone, daughter of the goddess of crop, the one who descends into the underworld every fall and returns in (the Polarity of Taurus) spring to bloom grass, flowers and fruit. It is an intrinsic insight for the Scorpio: to be reborn, you must first die. In the astrological perspective this means a spiritual change, psychological and deep in the soul. A process of cleansing and purification will commence in the underworld. In the Greek mythology, as in much other folklore, descending and returning from the Scorpio underworld marks the heroic bravery of a man who has crossed the boundaries of life and death and therefore earned apotheosis, a godlike status. Mortals who could not return from the underworld stayed with Hades, such as Perithous who wanted to earn Persephone’s romantically mercies, failed and are punished to be eternally sited on a stone without being able to move or speak. The Greek called Hades’ underworld “Tartarus” (derived from the Greek word for torture).

Sexuality, Crime, Death and Torture (Camus, Manson, Jean and Mishima)

Death is a deprivation, the deprivation of life, but as a Scorpio it reflects a passion for positivity as it also represents the deep passion for existence. This is how a Scorpio holds a paradoxical aspect, a sort of contradiction where the experience of death is a deep expression of passion for life. The philosopher Heidegger sees the horror of death as a moment where man faces himself: death isolates him from the world and his surrounding reality. One, present before death, perceives himself as a person and not an object. The horror of Scorpio death restores one’s unique place in the universe and becomes devoid of the illusion that he is part of the world. In Albert Camus’ (Scorpio, 7.11.1913) book “The myth of Sisyphus” (1990, p. 61), he claims death has a cleansing force; “left with yourself, defenseless, in front of God”. In a more extreme extent, Camus’ play “Caligula” features Caligula, who ruled Rome in the years 71-73 A.D., killing a man only to experience death. Caligula represents the extreme of the Scorpio, experiencing death in a sense of “I kill, therefore I am”. He strangles his mistress, has intercourse with a woman in front of her husband and combines the elements of sexuality, extreme and death of the Scorpio the a cycle of madness, sex and killing. It is a type of nullifying all norms with ruthlessness and brutality. Castrated subjects, raped women, tribunes basked with blood, all a result of being possessed by Pluto. By taking a life, the killer creates a connection with eternity, this is how probably the Scorpio Charles Manson (12.11.1934) thought about killing Sharon Tate (the Spouse of Roman Polanski) in August 9, 1969, being 8 months pregnant. Manson hypnotized his victims and he went on an insane murder spree in California, addicted to the offerings of hate. Jean Genet also has traits of Scorpio extremity. His play “Deathwatch” features a killer called “Green Eyes”, where his killings grant him ecstasy. From a psychological perspective, crime, especially murder, in its extremity grants a clear-cut identity; a murderer is a definitive identity stigma. If one doubted his identity due to a chaotic mind; the stigmatization and classification of being a murderer will give an undoubted identity. As for society, the moment he is tagged and jailed, the “dirt” and evil is in his hands, and society gets cleansed; the murderer takes the evil on himself with a weapon. For a Scorpio, the emptiness and the eternity in the jail cell is part of the cleansing mechanism. It is a descent into hell that brings with it the collective sin of the society. Powerful conjunctions between extreme behaviors, death and sex, are portrayed to us by famed Japanese Author Yukio Mishima. To Mishima, death is beautiful, ecstatic and erotic, such as in one of his books, a woman stands in front of the ocean and the gods of the sea strike her and enter her. In his books he kills his protagonists during sexual contact, a form of suicide during an act of love. Mishima wanted the bushido way, the Scorpio samurai soul that demanded the samurai to live out his death every day, determine how he dies, to have a grip on his death. To Mishima, an early death is a preservation of youth, an escape from aging. In 25.11.1970, Mishima invaded a Tokyo naval military base. Hundreds of soldiers were forced to listen to his speech about the deterioration of Japan. At the end of his speech he committed seppuku in public. Mishima chose to end his life at the age of 45 when he is at his prime, at an honorable ceremony of the samurai, wearing a green Kamikaze band on his forehead. Mishima died in an ancient Scorpio ceremony, as to him, death is a triumph over aging time. This triumph of youth is an erotic experience being that it grants meaning to life by the way a person dies. Animals such as the snake and the eagle represent the Scorpio. The snake in myths and folklore is a phallic symbol representing sexuality. In the Zoroastrianism of good and bad in ancient Persia, the evil god Ahriman, rules secular creation and views lust and Jahi- the seductress, as the basis and ‘cornerstones’ of his kingdom. This is in contrast to Buddha, who is against Kama – sensuality, since Scorpio sex ties humans to repeating cycles of rebirth, the Samsara –is the eternal existence in physical body and the dimension of time. Sex for a Scorpio is a way to get into the physical Gnostic jail of body and time, it is decreasing eternity for his soul. This raises an interesting thought: The feelings of guilt and shame that exist deep within the Scorpio might derive from sex being seen as a brutal action of inserting seed in religion. Catholicism identifies love for god as opposed to love for body. Countless holy characters in Catholicism chose death over willing sex, such as Lucretia in Titian’s creation, the renaissance artist who painted the saint committing suicide after being raped by blade wielding Tarquinius. The Scorpio links within itself a feeling of guilt and shame in everything related to sexuality. The sexual act and the physical enjoyment resulting in an orgasm are an unequivocal proof for physical existence, departure from God’s grace into a sinful and secular world. Author Karen Armstrong describes Augustine in “A History of God”; Augustine believed that God cast an eternal curse over humanity as a result of Adam’s sin. The curse was inherited by all of his descendants through intercourse, which was polluted as a result of materialistic greed – the irrational longing for materialistic pleasure as opposed to God, especially during intercourse, where our rational is completely overcast by lust and emotion, and God is forgotten as humans shamelessly pleasure with each other. This explains the pure body of the Virgin Mary. From a Scorpio perspective, the physical body creates a duality where one part satisfies sexual pleasure, but at the same time you have to face the destructive nature of that same pleasure. The Scorpio, if such, mediates between the physical (Taurus) and spiritual, using sexuality. This mediation holds a dilemma between cleanse and sin, soul and flesh. Sex, as mentioned, is a tool for creating life in a physical sense, but it may also be the opposite, asking to be freed of your physical body in certain situations. This absurd state is portrayed by the inquisitor wielding white-hot iron, torturing his interrogate and forcing him to confess his “sins and crimes”. The victim now is in a state opposite to the Scorpio sexual pleasure, undergoing indescribable suffering and all he wishes is to be free of physical existence, to be free of his physical body which is now a burden and unnecessary, that you can only wish to shed away at moments like these. The only thing the miserable victim wants is to separate his soul from his physical body. That way Rabay Akivah cried out to his students, when the Romans tortured him – “this is how I mostly feel my soul gets closer to God” The victim, if so, now believes with all his soul in God (Even if he weren’t a religious person before) and his ready to come to him as soon as possible. Torture and Sexuality meet in the Scorpio like a junction where spirit and physical meet. This is a total separation between mind and body where the torturer uses the tortured victims own tool of sexuality, to turn them into an avid believer. The inquisitor, the torturer, cleanses the victim, and is an unequivocal separation between heaven and earth. Such a scenario occurs in room 101 in George Orwell’s book 1984; naked Winston Smith stands in front of a rat cage. In order to escape from the terror that interrogator O’Brien (played in the movie by Scorpio Richard Burton (10.11.1925) is about to inflict, he must change his identity, give up his body and live as a spirit. He must believe that two plus two equals five and love this incorrect mathematical equation. It is giving up on external truth, on his sexual relationship with his lover Julia. O’Brien tortures Winston so that he can only trust his inner world, and abandon the outer world. Spies, Traitors and Investigations The Scorpio world is a world of “down under”, hidden deep below the surface, shrouded with darkness. According to the mythology, when Plutus emerges to the surface, he wears a helmet that turns him invisible. The astrological Scorpio is close the world of spying, secrecy, money, temptations, sexuality and struggle. In astrological sync so was born world famous secret agent James Bond, on November 11th, 1920. He also died as a phoenix and resurrected as he “only lives twice” in the famous movie (1967). The money aspect of the Scorpio is portrayed in the movie “Goldfinger” (1964), showing an attempt to rob Fort Knox of its gold. As in other creations written by Ian Fleming, the Scorpio secret agents represent the ideas of betrayal, vengeance, slander, vengeance, jealousy and materialism. The secrecy of the Scorpio gives one a sense of power. The spy knows secrets, and sometimes acts as a double agent. John La Carre presents us a deep analysis of the Scorpio Spy’s soul in his novels “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” (1963), “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (1974) and “Smiley’s People” (1980). In his novels he claims that the shame and inferiority do lead to betrayal, vengeance and a need for attention, dignity and recognition, and also the need to fit in with the ones who are obligated to accept me because of what I know as a spy. To be a traitor you must first be part of something, said the spy who left from Britain to Russia in 1963. Behind every betrayal lies the wish to destroy, win recognition, and to be accepted into the opposing side of your original identity, in a way that leaves no return. It is a wish for identity and recognition. Betrayal in psychological view is a Scorpio vengeance. In a slightly philosophical outlook, vengeance is also a type of rejecting chronological time, a Scorpio renewal against the dreaded past. The traitor and the betrayed will both feel and remember the reason for the act. But the psychological path for the Scorpio does not end here; a deeper wish for Scorpio is the wish of death deep within the soul of the traitor/spy. In many cases, the traitor ends up being executed. The traitor confirms our identity as a group since now he is out of it; we know exactly who we are as we are not him, definitely not him. The spy/traitor from an astrological point of view is our need for an impure martyr to cleanse us, as if there lacks one, the impure ones might be us. Being betrayed cleanses us and proves that we are just. And as for secret organizations who are also generously funded remind us again the mythological source of Plutos that lives beneath the earth but is considered richer than Jupiter. The secret organization is funded by creating a Scorpio fear (and fear is a Scorpio motive) over state security: “We know, we hear”, “We receive information that cannot be published.” There is a need for a lot of money in order to get this information. The more afraid we are – the larger their budgets. We are in danger most of the time of course! In the depths of the Scorpio soul lie feelings of vengeance and inferiority. These properties lead the Scorpio to crime on one hand and on the other police work and secret organizations alike. So the inquisitors represent the Scorpio need of investigation and skepticism, and serve the need of framing and revealing one’s blames. Kafka, Galileo, Joan of Arc, the Moscow Trials, all point to the Scorpio investigator, the one seeking confession, determined to get one no matter what, with repeating endless questioning. The moment of confession is the Scorpio orgasm of the investigator. The “dirt” has moved to the criminal, he confessed, we are clean. Someone has to accept the sin and dirt, that is until the next investigation. Make no mistake, the investigator doesn’t work in the name of state, but rather uses it to cleanse himself.

Jealousy, Materialism, Fear and Vampires

The tension of the polarity between Scorpio and Taurus is the basis for the first Scorpio crime in the Bible. God accepted Abel’s offering but rejected Kane’s. “‘What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand.” (Genesis 4:11). The transition from Scorpio spirituality to Taurus materialism in the Zodiac cycle. The materialistic nature of the Taurus is the archetypical basis for the Scorpio’s motive of jealousy. Jealousy is a materialization of the soul as it’s an extreme fight for property. Antigone’s jealousy derives from totalistic Taurus dedication for the battle against death that surrounds the question whether to properly bury her brother Polynices who fought their brother Eteocles, the ruler of Thebes that resulted in the death of both brothers. Freud reckoned that jealousy derives from sorrow over loss, pain and identity crisis together with feelings of inferiority and decreasing self-worth, for if I have experienced loss I was not worthy to be the owner in the first place. So it is in Shakespeare’s tale “Othello”. Iago, the embodiment of evil, is in love with Desdemona and goes on a killing spree. He is the archetypical representative of Scorpio jealousy. Othello believes Desdemona is unfaithful to him, and feels Scorpio inferiority, perhaps also because he is black. This jealousy is based on fear and loss and also sexuality and the question of “How is he better than me?” Othello, Desdemona and Kane are good examples of jealousy which philosopher Walter (1694-1778) describes: “A jealous man is made a killer for the greater good”. There’s a problem with the polarity of Scorpio and Taurus. The valuable “asset” of Taurus is used and needed daily, which is the reason why it’s declining. The absolute and safe shape of the ‘asset’ is translated in a Scorpio way- to destruction, because of what we destroyed, will forever stay our eternal ‘asset’. The finality of human life is a challenge for the Taurus asset. As for the Scorpio motive fear, it received wide recognition in the genre of horror movies in the cinema. Movies such as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1932), “The Boston Strangler” and “Psycho” (1960) expressed the deep need for Scorpio fear. The fear might convince us that something truly is “out there” and is watching us. It is a clearance to go from subjectivity to objectivity. This fear suggests that the “reality out there” does exist not as a part of us but something completely separate. It watches us and maybe confirms our separate identity. Fear, if so, is like a scaffolding supporting out definitive identity. The fear of the viewer of “Psycho” derives from the scene in the shower where you see Marion’s face as she is being murdered, expressing the fear and horror she is experiencing. Salvoj Zizek’s describes the Scorpio fear in his book “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan… But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock” (Resling, 2004). “The psychopath Hannibal Lecter from the movie “Silence of the Lambs” (1990) proposes to Claris the police agent, played by Hollywood actress Judy Foster the Scorpian (19.11.1962), to reveal to him the deepest secrets of her soul, he doesn’t want to eat her, he wants her soul.” Zizek believes that Hannibal Lecter presents us the depth of the Scorpio by an extreme negation of human rational, insight and intellect. Our view on “Psycho” and “Frenzy” bring to light the deepest layers in our soul. Fear is the confirmation of life that is validated by their threats. You cannot not be afraid when Janet Lee is murdered with a knife in the shower in “Psycho”. The Scorpio fear brings to light the idea of “the other”, one who is not me, for if there is nothing besides me, what exactly am I afraid of? The Scorpio receives folklore and cinema representation in the form of the vampire. Dracula bites the neck of any women he desires, relating to the polar Taurus’s physical aspect, and mixes his blood with hers. It is a junction of blood, sexuality, death and living. The Scorpio if so falls in line with the cult of the phoenix. Dracula is an undead who has lived for 400 years in the same castle in Transylvania. He renews every night as he exits the wooden closet that he resides in during the day. Using his bite he grants the woman eternal life as a vampire and turns her into a renewing phoenix. Since the vampire is also one of the representations of the devil he fears the holy cross and finds himself in places where morals are lacking. His sins are those of a Scorpio – overpowering sexual actions and tempting women. He is a Scorpio as he tempts, destroys and kills in the sake of rebirth and exists in the twilight of life, death and sin. Like the vampire, witches are also Scorpio figures representing the irrational and darkness; they have sexual power and are unrestrainable. In the film “Rosemary’s Baby” (1978) by Roman Polanski the Scorpio which involves sexuality and fear in the upcoming event of childbirth. Scorpio relates to the jaw, nose, sexual organs and the anus. It is identified with the anal step in the Freudian perspective of education of sanitation and excrement. When a victim is hanged, in the moment where the neck snaps the anal ring muscles relax and the bowels empty. The Scorpio crime receives an anal tracer in the excrement. As for the Scorpio’s nose, it elongates… when Pinocchio lies. In nature the Scorpio is related to earthquakes and volcanoes. In Sicilia in south Italy lies the volcano Etna. The city is famous for its crime and mafia.

Famous Scorpio Personalities

Bill Gates (28.10.1955) reaffirms the mythological assumption of Pluto’s wealth. The man who founded Microsoft is considered the richest man in the world and likely in history. Like the Scorpio phoenix, he went through crises, trials and complex business dynamics which he raised up from and achieved new heights. A Scorpio always renews after a crisis. Gates became the godfather of technology as he managed to “take out” his competitors. Alain Delon (8.11.1935) although no longer young, the older ones among us remember the French Scorpio sex idol which represented the Scorpio in his movies about gangsters. In the movie “Le Samurai” (1967) He is silent, pretty and a killer, a lone wolf approaching his Scorpio death. Alike are the movies “Sicilian Gang” (1987), “Night over the City” (1973) and “The Red Circle” (1970), all representing the difficult side of the Scorpio. Pablo Picasso (25.10.1881) the main motives in the creations of the famous artist are death and sex of the Scorpio. Picasso entered the depths of the basic needs of man. He loved women with large sexual parts and presented a sort of Scorpio pornography in his creations. In the summer of 1988 his creations were presented in an exhibition titled “Picasso Creates and Destroys” where the cycles of ruin and buildings were emphasized teaching us about Scorpio renewal. In a series of engravings he expressed the polar Taurus idea mystically making up for the Scorpio nature when he turned himself into a Minotaur (half horse half man) raping a woman. His last portrait was his mask of death, expressing his deep fear of Scorpio death, Picasso was a Scorpio with a large need for sexuality, destruction, death, and renewal. He painted young naked women. Viewing his creations is a Scorpio temptation, inviting us to join his obsessions. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (11.11.1821) in his novel “The Idiot” (1868) the prince Myshkin describes the last moments of someone sentenced to death. Dostoyevsky’s interest in death is not the only Scorpio motive in his works. He’s drawn to Raskolnikov in his novel “Crime and Punishment” because in his deep Scorpio soul he understands the motive for crime. Dostoyevsky expresses in his writings the extreme nature of the Scorpio with swift transitions from love to hatred and from faithfulness to brutality. The soul is the main player of his work that discusses the fight between good and evil. The extreme nature of his protagonists alternates them between crime and passion. In the novel “The Brothers Karamazov” there is a wish for the murder of the father. Stefan Zweig once said that Dostoyevsky leaves an impression of fear and terror as he unveils the destructive powers working on human psychology and the urge for betrayal and humiliation. Joseph McCarthy (14.11.1908) the American senator from Wisconsin that believed in the early 50’s that communists have infiltrated the government, industry, media, military and even entertainment. McCarthy built his political career over Scorpio fear, fear from communism. McCarthy began an obsessive chase that brought the Scorpio motives of betrayal and vengeance to new heights. People were investigated, humiliated, tagged as communists and fired from their workplaces after being summoned as suspects to a public investigative committee of the senate including impossible questioning. They remained stained even after being proved innocent. McCarthy’s witch-hunt ended after his campaign failed and he died. A few more Scorpios; for example, Hillary Clinton (26.10.1947) that underwent Scorpio humiliation in the Monika Lewinsky affair during her husband’s presidency and like a phoenix she renewed and turned the state secretary. She ran for presidency and went through accusations from competitor Donald Trump, nicknaming her “Killary” and calling her corrupt. She now blames the FBI for her failures. Another famous Scorpio is Hollywood actress Demi Moore (11.11.1962) that featured in the movie “G.I. Jane” (1997) as an American naval commando. So was Yoav Gelnat (8.11.1958), a naval commando officer who underwent Scorpio humiliation when he was not chosen as the commander in chief of the Israeli army. And to come to an end, Leonardo DiCaprio (11.11.1972) who “sank with the Titanic” in the famous movie.