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Welcome to the Web's first page of quotations about the Scorpius constellation, with several about the Scorpio astrological sign and personality too. I myself am both a Scorpio sun sign and moon sign, and an INFJ to boot — I know, yikes, right‽ Anyway, please enjoy these stellar quotes!
Scorpio is in a region of the heavens famous for the appearance of novæ, the wonderful temporary stars that occasionally flash upon our view the light that spells a great conflagration or mighty cataclysm far out in space, the enormity of which is beyond our comprehension. ~William Tyler Olcott, "Scorpio, The Scorpion," Star Lore of All Ages, 1911
Scorpio: the magician of the zodiac. ~Internet meme
Scorpio governs the lower part of the body and back, such as the kidneys, bladder, uterus, and lower parts of the intestines, and the sexual organs. ~L.D. Broughton, The Elements of Astrology, 1898 [a little altered
O'er orchards and o'er vineyards I preside.
Though on the frigid Scorpion I ride,
The dreamy air is full, and overflows
With tender memories of the summer-tide,
And mingled voices of the doves and crows.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Poet's Calendar: October"
[Scorpio] is a very beautiful group of stars, and easily traced out in the heavens. It furnishes striking evidence of the facility with which most of the constellations may be so accurately delineated, as to preclude every thing like uncertainty in the knowledge of their relative situation. ~Elijah H. Burritt, The Geography of the Heavens, 1833
Scorpios can't fake it — and don't want to — so they are highly discriminating about who and what they plunge their energies into. ~@ScorpioSeason
Next in the rank the Scorpion behold,
Emblem of Autumn's pestilential force;
Him Jupiter, for fierce Orion slain,
As mystic fables sing, plac'd in the Stars:
For as the monitress of latent truth,
Sweet Poesy, suggests, the Sire of Heaven,
Detesting Violence and brutal Wrong,
Amidst the stars exalts the conquerors
Of Tyranny, deliverers of man.
The Heart, with lustre of amazing force,
Refulgent vibrates: faint the other parts,
And ill defin'd by stars of meaner note.
~Capel Lofft, Eudosia: or, A Poem on the Universe, Book III: "The Seasons and the Zodiac," 1781
September follows next clad in a frock of russet brown, and she balances fruit in a pair of scales, and a basket on her arm. On her pannier is the mark ♎.
A fresh coloured Bacchante then proceeds with purple skirts, and her head ornamented with the Vine and Grapes. She reels giddily along and stumbles on the tail of a Scorpion, indicating perhaps the danger which the thoughtless steps of inebriety lead us into. A bowl in one hand has the mark ♏.
A gloomy melancholy maid comes next, with large rolling blue eyes, and apparently very much dejected: her bow is slung across her shoulders, and a quiver by her side, from which one arrow is taken, and which she points towards herself, implying the suicidal melancholy of November. She is arranged in black, and a veil is thrown across her temples marked ♐.
~T. Forster, The Perennial Calendar, and Companion to the Almanack, 1824
Whiles Scorpio, dreading Sagittarius' dart
Whose bow prest bent in flight, the string had slipp'd,
Down slid into the Ocean flood apart,
The Bear, that in the Irish seas had dipp'd
His grisly feet, with speed from thence he whipp'd...
~Thomas Sackville, "The Induction," Mirour for Magistrates, 1563
Scorpios may seem light, happy, and cheerful but are secretly carrying some of the darkest emotions you can imagine. ~@ZodiacFacts
Scorpio has perfected the art of being dark and mysterious while being cute and goofy. ~TheZodiacSociety.com
At my nativity my ascendant was the watery sign of Scorpius; I was born in the planetary hour of Saturn, and I think I have a piece of that leaden planet in me. ~Thomas Browne
The ruling planets for Scorpio are Mars and Pluto. Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution. ~AstroGraph.com
♏ (Scorpio). October 23 to November 22. This class belong to the department of the sex function, and therefore to the fires of life. They have a great deal of magnetic heat in their system, and if proper conditions of health exist, will not suffer much from the cold. They have strong appetites and strong passions, and, when angry, a very high temper: they have, besides, a great deal of jealousy in their nature. They are quite conservative and conventional, proud, and apt to be pretentious. They set too much value on external appearances, and are rather inclined to be extravagant and self-gratifying. They love, and even venerate, great book knowledge. Their habit is usually silent and dignified, weighing well their words to be sure they are right before speaking — yet they are often able to make themselves felt without a word. Through the magnetism of the hands, in connection with their great vitality, they have the ability to cure disease; this is especially the case where their bodily condition has been cared for, and preserved in health and strength. The only disease to which this nature is constitutionally liable is heart disease. In their love relations, they are controlled almost wholly by the passional nature; so much so, that, if not gratified by their companion, they are easily led astray. In their anger they are very subtle and vindictive. ~Hiram Erastus Butler (1841–1916), Solar Biology: A Scientific Method of Delineating Character, etc. from Date of Birth, 1887 [a little altered
Scorpio natives, those born between the dates October 23rd and November 22nd are said to be strong but reserved in speech. Scorpio governs the region of the groin. It is a feminine sign and unfortunate. The red carnation is the flower and topaz the gem. ~William Tyler Olcott, "Scorpio, The Scorpion," Star Lore of All Ages, 1911 [a little altered
A Scorpio will tell you the truth even if you can't handle it. ~Internet meme
Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. They may suffer in life, but their pain leads to important personal transformation. Scorpios are a shrewd judge of other people's motives. When they work out their issues to be more in line with their own higher nature, they can take on the charismatic power of a natural healer, transforming themselves and society around them. ~AstroGraph.com
Antares' fire burns low — with huge embers it glows like sullen demons doomed to death, a flame-scourged sun awaiting the frigid touch that time bestows on life. ~William Tyler Olcott, "Scorpio, The Scorpion," Star Lore of All Ages, 1911 [a little altered
...The sky to-night
Is of a clearer blackness than is wont,
And far within its depths the colored stars
Sparkle like gems — capricious Antares
Flushing and paling in the Southern arch...
~Nathaniel Parker Willis, "The Scholar of Thebet Ben Chorat"
In some strange way, perhaps you need chaos around you in order to move deeply into joy, spontaneity, creativity, and happiness. Sometimes when everything is calm and happy around a Scorpio their defense system goes into "full alert" mode because Scorpios are natural watch dogs. But then when the chaos rises and all hell breaks loose, Members of your sign are calm, happy, easy, and loose. ~Adam Elenbaas, 2017, NightlightAstrology.com
Scorpios are emotionally courageous, going where others fear to go. ~@ScorpioSeason
There is a place above, where Scorpio bent,
In tail and arms surrounds a vast extent;
In a wide circuit of the heavens he shines,
And fills the place of two celestial signs.
Scorpios have strong desires and appetites that can't easily be satisfied. ~@ScorpioSeason
♏ (Scorpio), with the Moon in ♏ (Scorpio). This polarity indicates that the parent mind was greatly absorbed in some special pursuit of life, and the child will be disposed to independence and self-reliance, standing much alone in the world and seeking few intimate friends. The Scorpio nature has pride and self-sufficiency and gives less liability of being led by others, as it shuts them up in the fires of their own life, giving them great power over their sex nature. It increases the tendency to flesh, and also to heart difficulties. ~Hiram Erastus Butler (1841–1916), Solar Biology: A Scientific Method of Delineating Character, etc. from Date of Birth, 1887 [a little altered
Being both Scorpio sun sign and Scorpio moon sign means a lifetime of intense personal transformation in consciousness. This can empower you to achieve great things, because of the tenacity and depth of your experiences within. You will be able to cut to the quick and see beyond the facade. You must be willing to let go of many things that aren't important and not hold them too tightly, until you have found the gems in the pile of stones. ~Robert Cosmar, 2016
The Scorpio Sun and Scorpio Moon combination produces a nature of tremendous creative force. There are peaks and valleys with little in between. It appears to be a way of life for individuals governed by this combination. Emotions are normally the cause of these enormous changes in mood and nothing here is ever half-hearted. ~ScorpioSeason.com, 2012
A Scorpio can give you sensitivity, moodiness, dominance, stubbornness, advice, laughter, harshness, love, and a headache — all in a matter of minutes. ~Internet meme
Antares carries concealed in its rays a green jewel, a tiny emerald companion, which can be seen with a telescope. When the air is steady and the companion can be well viewed, there is no finer sight among the double stars. ~Garrett P. Serviss, Pleasures of the Telescope, 1901 [a little altered
In Scorpio, distinguished by a train of conspicuous stars, there are several very beautiful objects:— The star Antares is one of the most beautiful of the red stars and is the most brilliant star in that region of the skies. It is a double star, its companion being a minute green sun. The star β Scorpionis is a fine optical double with colours of white and lilac, σ Scorpionis white and maroon, triple ξ Scorpionis white and grey. ~R.A. Proctor, Half-Hours with the Telescope, 1878 [a little altered, plus a little mash-up with E.H. Burritt
Antares, the bright star in the heart of the Scorpion is known by the rapid permutations of colour exhibited by its twinkling. ~T. Forster, The Perennial Calendar, and Companion to the Almanack, 1824
The Scorpio's creative power is unrivaled. ~@ScorpioSeason
A Scorpio is simultaneously the nicest and meanest person you've ever met. ~Internet meme
The Akkadians called Scorpio "the Seizer" or "Stinger." ~Richard Hinckley Allen, Star-Names and Their Meanings, 1899 [a little altered
Venus has left the stars of the Virgin behind, and is sailing into the Claws. ~David J. Beard (1947–2016), tweet, 2007 December 20th #Virgo ♍ #Libra ♎
Scorpios will never lose their cool unless they feel it's necessary to put you in your place. ~@ScorpioSeason
Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter. To begin: there's Aries, or the Ram — lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull — he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins — that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path — he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the virgin! that's our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or the Scales — happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself. As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Waterbearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and, to wind up, with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep. ~Herman Melville, Moby Dick, 1851