SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC




Scorpio
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Scorpio
~ Oct 23 – Nov 21

Scorpius (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).

According 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.

The 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.

Keywords for Scorpio are "I DESIRE."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. www.wikipedia.com


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