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~ Oct 23 – Nov 21
(the scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio".
It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the
east. It is a large constellation located in the southern
hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way.
Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares. Due to its
location on the Milky Way, this constellation contains many deep sky
objects such as the open clusters M6 (the Butterfly Cluster).
to Greek mythology, it corresponds to the scorpion which
was sent by Gaia (or possibly the goddess Hera) to kill
the hunter Orion, the scorpion rising out of the ground
at the goddess' command to attack. Although the scorpion
and Orion appear together in this myth, the constellation
of Orion is almost opposite to Scorpius in the night sky.
It has been suggested that this was a divine precaution
to forestall the heavenly continuation of the feud. Scorpius
also appears in one version of the fable of Phaethon, a
foolish mortal who obtained permission to drive Apollo's
sun-chariot for a day. The horses, already out of control
in their sky journey became scared when they encountered
the great celestial scorpion with its sting raised to strike,
and the inexperienced boy lost control of the chariot,
as the sun wildly went about the sky. Finally, Jupiter
struck him down with a thunderbolt to stop the rampage.
astrological sign Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) is
associated with the constellation. In some cosmologies,
Scorpio is associated with the classical element Water,
and thus called a Water Sign (with Cancer and Pisces).
Its polar opposite is Taurus. Scorpio is a Fixed Water
sign; in other words, ice. Actually, Scorpio is more like
an iceberg, because planets in Scorpio may not show much
on the surface, but there is a lot more going on down below!
Scorpio experiences emotions at a deeper level than any
other sign. Scorpio is the eighth stage in the evolutionary
process of the zodiac, and the first time that we can encounter
and experience the death of the ego.
for Scorpio are "I DESIRE."
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