Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. Scorpio may refer to a Scorpion, a venomous animal, from which most of the following get their name: Scorpius, one of the constellations of the western zodiac; Scorpio (astrology), the astrological sign represented by this constellation; Technology Scorpio (dart-thrower), Roman artillery invented in 50 BC. It is also considered a water sign and one of the four fixed signs. A fixed (strong and solid) sign, Scorpio governs will and authority. The Fixed Quality means it is more centered on the "here and now", its essential energy movement being to preserve and sustain what was begun.
Love is central to the life of typical Scorpios and inspires many of their ambitions and actions. Their actions in love tend to promise deep commitment and sexual pleasure, even if they are not telling you this directly. Scorpios are very weary about trusting anyone, a person needs to gain their trust and this gets built up over time and once all the 'trust tests' have been passed, Scorpio loves deeply and intensely.
Powerful, passionate, exciting and magnetic, these people also make some of the best sales and marketing gurus when they decide to enter this field. They succeed because they communicate the power of their convictions. Scorpios also make excellent doctors, surgeons, scientists and leaders, they are perfectly suited to any form of business that makes a difference in the world, they tend to prefer one person giving orders and leading a unit of people/practices. Scorpio rising people can be quiet or loud, can lead or work "behind the scenes", but they always seem powerful and determined.
In conventional social gatherings they are pleasant to be with, thoughtful in conversation, dignified, and reserved, yet affable and courteous; they sometimes possess penetrating eyes which make their shyer companions feel naked and defenseless before them. They have a strong and concentrated manner which suggests their feelings run deep. Rarely people who will blow their chances with impatience, they plan out their moves carefully and deliberately, relying on their awesome ability to feel out others and situations.
They are diggers when it comes to the world of emotion--they can see beyond facades and cut right to the core of a person. The person that a Scorpio respects and holds close to them is treated with amazing kindness, loyalty and generosity.
Friends of Scorpios will be treated like family and given every help and consideration. Scorpios tend to be highly selective in friendships. Although Scorpio generally performs well in social and work situations, he is most comfortable either alone or with the small circle of family and friends he is closest to. They are generous and hospitable toward friends, and also make strangers welcome when they call for help or advice.
When they harness their abundant energy constructively, their self-confidence tempered with shrewdness, and their ambition coupled with generosity toward others, they excel at whatever they undertake. They throw themselves into what they decide to do with concentrated energy and awesome willpower.
They may make great sacrifices for their family and friends, and in some instances are even capable of acts of great selflessness. An integral part of the Scorpio personality is to be resourceful.