Scorpio has the reputation of being the most intense of all the zodiac signs. An all-or-none quality is accociated with Scorpio and people born under this sign are generally noted for their stregnth of will, perseverence, and powerful emotions. Represented by the scorpion, Scorpio symbolizes hidden dangers, fierce feelings, and life-or-death issues. The scorpion symbolizes the deadly stinger that is latent within the Scorpio and the indomitable spirit that conquers all obstacles and admits no barriers. Traditionally, there is nor loyal friend, nor more deadly an enemy, than a Scorpio.
Scorpios are known as determined and tenatious (or relentless), as powerful (or control freaks), as circumspect (or secretive), as fascinated by the hidden, the taboo, and the forbidden in life. Not content with surface appearance or superficial answers, Scorpios have a deep need to probe, to uncover the underlying motivations, and to research fundamental principles. Scorpios love to learn your inner most secrets, and it may often feel as though they can learn just by glancing at you. Don't expect the sharing of your secrets to be reciprocated, however, Scorpios will closely guard their own. While you may dissatisfied with the one sidedness of this deal, you can rest assured that the secrets you confide to a Scorpio will be kept just that, secrets. There are other types of secrets in the universe beside the aforementioned personal and professional kinds, and the Scorpio strives to learn those, also. The after-life, the sub-consious, and the true purpose of life are far more elusive secrets that Scorpios often spend their lives seeking to gain even the slightest bit of knowledge about. The idea of finding out something no other human being is supposed to know in this life is quite inticing to the spiritual Scorpio mind.
A guiding drive for the Scorpio is self mastery, to learn about and control one's own psyche. This is done partly through relationships; people form a mirror for our own own issues and processes. It is also done partly through exposing one's self to temptation and then rising above it. Mastering addictions and achieving self-control is a very common Scorpio quest. The skill of a really good psycho-therapist is the capacity to transform negatives into positives and liabilities into assets, and the Scorpio can do that in many differnt frameworks. They have the psychological courage to face what would terify many people and to find a way to transmute that horror into something constructive or a learning experience.
Scorpio reaches his highest potential as an individual who is constantly examining himself, striving to become more aware and to transform negative habits into possitive characteristics. Such people view all blockages as challenges and the Scorpio is the ultimate survivor. They will survive, no matter what it takes. Their loyalty is un-shakable and their depth of feeling is sometime frightening to others. Scorpios are people who will have a profound impact upon you, upon the world, and upon their own psyches. They are catalysts and transformers. The highest form of Scorpio is the Avatar, the evolved soul who is an exemplar to all of us for the best that humanity can become.