Horoscopes are said to have developed in ancient Egypt, although Babylonians are credited with inventing these so-called astrological charts. This is according to most recordings of the history of what is now called Western astrology.
For any modern scientific culture or individual, the idea that one can predict events or occurrences or an individual’s state of mind based on the position of the Sun at one’s time of birth due to “celestial influences,” is at best, silly and at worst, absurd. But as a religious, spiritual, and scientific proponent – all these things existing in an imperfectly contradictory union – I believe in leaving room for the unknown; that no singular body of philosophy or path to knowing can explain the world.
All of the above aside, I like to humor myself by reading horoscopes every once in a while. Scorpios of course are particularly interesting because they exist in three stages: The Scorpion tends to be ruled by their passions. The Golden Eagle tends to put forth their intellect above all. And The Dove of Peace and Phoenix manifests power through love, healing, and transformation.
As a Scorpio – often considered one of the more contentious signs in the Zodiac – the scientific part of me finds it a mild coincidence that many of the attributes often assigned to Scorpios, I have found to be true in myself and other Scorpios. The non-scientific part of me is humored. The following are 17 stereotypes about Scorpios that are almost always true. Humor yourself.
1. Intuitive and Spiritual
Scorpios have a tendency to trust their intuition, often failing when they don’t. They tend to have foresight and insight into things that many people miss. And because they believe in this intuition strongly, they tend to think of it as a sort of supernatural force that guides them.
2. Secretive and Private
Good luck getting a secret out of Scorpio, especially about something that really matters. They are not the type to disclose everything you need to know, and they are most certainly not going to tell you the entire truth about their insecurities and failings.
3. Jealous Creatures
While on the surface it may seem otherwise, Scorpios tend to be ridiculously competitive, believing they deserve the best. And when they don’t get it, the green-eyed monster comes out to play. They are especially jealous in relationships if they don’t believe they are getting your undivided attention.
4. More sexual than you average…
Scorpios tend to be well-known for their generally sexy aura and for being particularly sexual beings. This doesn’t mean what most people think it means. When a Scorpio is in love and committed, they are very sexual, and will supposedly go where others won’t. But Scorpios don’t fall in love easily.
5. Obsessive and Possessive
When Scorpios become fixated on a thing or a person, it’s game over. They desire to know everything about that thing or person. It, he, or she becomes theirs in their mind and then they will do what they need to do, for it, he, or she, to be actually theirs.
6. Prone to melancholy
Scorpios tend to be prone to melancholy for two reasons: Firstly, their love is hard and deep and they often feel they won’t get it back the way they gave it. Secondly, because Scorpios tend to be more private and secretive, few people really know who they are and this leads to a certain sadness. But all in all, Scorpios just tend to have a deeper understanding in making sense of the world, and this leads to melancholy too.
Scorpios do not trust anyone easily. In their mind, you have to be put to the test, and test you they will. Of course the person won’t know they are being tested but they will eventually know if they have failed or passed.
When you do have a Scorpio’s trust however, they will be loyal to you for the rest of your life. Scorpios never forget a good deed done to them and will always return it.
Hell hath no fury like a Scorpio scorned. Scorpios also never forget a bad deed done to them, and they will likely pay you back tenfold. Scorpios who exist as Phoenix’s however might show more restraint but if you are dealing with a Scorpion Scorpio, good luck. But whichever Scorpio you’re dealing with, remember: A Scorpio never forgets.
Scorpios are fiercely independent to the point of fault. Their need to be in control while refusing to be controlled often means they’d choose being alone more than the average person in many situations.
Scorpios tend to be brave in a unique way; oftentimes by the very way they lead their lives. Scorpios tend to be risk-takers. And they also tend to be able to act courageously when particular situation arises. Scorpios also never ever let anyone hurt their loved one in their presence.
Scorpios are resourceful creatures, and they know this well. They know that no matter what, they will make a way for themselves.
Scorpios can be calculating creatures reflecting good decision-making but also with the potential to be manipulative when the situation arises. And if you try to manipulate a Scorpio, just know they are probably miles ahead of you. The joke will eventually be on you.
Scorpios are hard-working creatures, even when they don’t come across that way. They are always working on something. But most importantly because Scorpios believe in their strength and spirituality, when bad things happen, they also believe they are reborn stronger after every bad situation.
Many Scorpios are ruled by their passions. Only when they start to become Golden Eagles and maybe eventually Phoenixes do they learn to temper it. A Scorpio’s passion is fiery and constantly burning in an oftentimes cool, calm, exterior.
Scorpios have a mysterious aura about them. And just when you think you’ve got a Scorpio figured out, they turn around and do something to remind you that you will never 100% understand them. If it makes you feel better, they too are oftentimes a mystery to themselves.