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Scorpio Quotations
(Sun Sign)

October is drawn in a raiment of yellow and carnation; upon the head a garland of Oak leaves, in the right hand the sign Scorpio, in the left a basket of services. ~The Perennial Calendar, and Companion to the Almanack, 1824, edited by Thomas Forster (1789–1860)

Scorpios are born in the darkening time of the year — during the season of mystery, intimacy, death, and rebirth. ~@ScorpioSeason,

Scorpio was considered by the ancient astrologers as a sign accursed.... The Egyptians or Chaldeans, who first arranged the Zodiac, might have placed Scorpio in this part of the heavens to denote that when the sun enters this sign, the diseases incident to the fruit season would prevail; since Autumn, which abounded in fruit, often brought with it a great variety of diseases, and might be thus fitly represented by that venomous animal, the scorpion, who, as he recedes, wounds with a sting in his tail. ~Elijah H. Burritt, The Geography of the Heavens, 1833

The sign (Scorpio) represents the department of the reproductive organs, and is the foundation or fire-principle of the nature, giving snap and vim to the entire system, feeding and sustaining the mind and life of the body.... The Reproductive Trinity begins at the autumnal meridian, September 22, and ends at the winter solstice, December 21. ~Hiram E. Butler, Solar Biology, 1887

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

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.

(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

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

Scorpio: the creepy duplicitous one no one suspects of being creepy and duplicitous (Iago, Richard III, Lady Macbeth). ~Chloe, "The Signs as Shakespearean Archetypes," 2016

I don't believe in astrology — we Scorpios are too scientific for that sort of thing. ~Bob Thaves, Frank and Ernest, 1978 March 2nd, ©Thaves,

I'm a Scorpio, and Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves... I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother's determination and my father's optimism. And how do I explain what I am? Part prude and part non-conforming and I say what I think and I don't dissemble... ~Vivien Leigh, interview, 1960

Scorpios are known for the skilled use of others' resources. ~Mary Valby, The Quotable Scorpio, 2011,  [Oh my gosh, I was *born* to be a quotation anthologist! –tg]

Scorpios speak five languages — English, Profanity, Sarcasm, Truth, and Love. ~Internet meme

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,

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.

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,

Scorpios know that sometimes the poison is the cure. ~Author unknown

Scorpio motto:  Do it with passion or not at all. ~Internet meme

Scorpios are emotionally courageous, going where others fear to go. ~@ScorpioSeason,

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.

A Scorpio can give you sensitivity, moodiness, dominance, stubbornness, advice, laughter, harshness, love, and a headache — all in a matter of minutes. ~Internet meme

Scorpio people... should never let their remarkable capability for calm deliberation degenerate into procrastination. ~Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson, "Astrology," The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, 1966

Scorpios have strong desires and appetites that can't easily be satisfied. ~@ScorpioSeason,

Scorpios are human lie detectors. ~Internet meme

Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Because of its incredible passion and power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm. ~Aliza Kelly Faragher, "Each Zodiac Sign's Unique Personality Traits, Explained by an Astrologer," 2020

Scorpios can resist temptation, but they'd rather not. ~Jim Davis, "Garfield on Astrology," Garfield's Guide to Everything, 2004

The Scorpio's creative power is unrivaled. ~@ScorpioSeason,

Scorpios are the most misunderstood sign of the entire zodiac. ~Mademoiselle, 1972

Scorpios are constantly searching for answers... ~Edmund L. Van Deusen, 1976

Scorpios are perfectionists... Scorpios are basically homebodies and dislike crowds. ~Paul Rosner & Joyce Nunn

Scorpios are more conscious of the war in their own natures than are most people. Perhaps they are ashamed of their intense feelings and it is for this reason that they tend to be secretive... ~Sheila Geddes, 1980

Scorpios are capable, in a truly Plutonian fashion, of completely and suddenly changing their life styles... ~Sheila Geddes, 1980

Scorpios are seekers of truth and hardworking, though they can easily be diverted. They are believed to be secretive, and it is felt that no one person is ever aware of the many sides of a Scorpio friend, lover, or child. ~Marion McCue, 1977

Scorpios are, in fact, often deceptively calm, keeping their true feelings secret. ~Fleming Lee, 1973

Being a watery sign Scorpios are always at war within themselves... ~Author unknown

Scorpios are perhaps at their best when actively engaged in helping others face some momentous crisis. At such times they seem to understand everything, even though they may never have faced such a situation before. ~Richard B. Vaughan

Scorpios are not known for half measures... ~Julia & ‎Derek Parker

...Scorpio. Beneath this cool exterior is a powder keg of passion. ~Jim Davis

Scorpios are... quiet people with an inner strength, sharp vision, and a deep understanding. They can be secretive loners who resist change. They tend to be courageous, strong-willed and idealistic, with a strong, healthy desire to succeed. They sometimes have perception bordering on the psychic, and they almost always have a deep survival instinct. ~Carole Potter

Scorpios are clever and strong-willed... ~John Eric Nolt

Scorpio people are quiet, even secretive in manner, yet highly observant. ~Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson, "Astrology," The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, 1966

Scorpio people are subject to ill health brought on by emotional difficulties. Their intense natures brood and seethe over insults and injuries (often imagined). ~Joanna Martine Woolfolk

Most Scorpios don't know how to say no to a second drink. ~Joanna Martine Woolfolk

Scorpios are extremely affectionate and also very playful. When they are happy, they can be the sunniest people around but, when they are sad, then everyone suffers. ~Sasha Fenton

Even in repose, Scorpio's expression remains intense. When looking directly at a person, a Scorpio makes his subject feel penetrated. ~Monte Farber & ‎Amy Zerner

Scorpio people are blunt, argumentative, and natural fighters, but their coolness under fire deceives the opposition and adds to the Scorpio strength. ~Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson, "Astrology," The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, 1966

The penetrating gaze of a Scorpio is unlikely to miss any detail. ~Monte Farber & ‎Amy Zerner

You know how you shiver with fear at the idea of doing something extremely dangerous, but feel compelled to proceed? Falling for a Scorpio is just like that shudder of terrified excitement. The legendary magnetism of this sign is real. A Scorpion in love is erotically powerful, amazingly cunning, and totally dangerous. Scorpios are the stuff of romance-novel characters... ~Hazel Dixon-Cooper

Being a Scorpio is an intense earthly experience. ~Doreen Virtue & Yasmin Boland

"These mysterious types might have more than one soulmate because they have such a deep need for intensity in their relationships," astrologer Judi Vitale says. When Scorpios meet a person they're interested in, they have a need to know everything there is about them. That intense interest allows them to form emotional bonds with multiple people, and potentially have multiple soulmates. ~Kristine Fellizar, "4 Zodiac Signs Who Are More Likely To Have Multiple Soulmates, According To Astrologers,", 2018,

A Scorpio will tell you the truth even if you can't handle it. ~Internet meme

Scorpios will never lose their cool unless they feel it's necessary to put you in your place. ~@ScorpioSeason,

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published 2016 Feb 17
revised Mar 2017, Aug 2020
last saved 2022 Sep 18