Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It spans 210°–240° ecliptic longitude. Under the tropical zodiac (most commonly used in Western astrology), the Sun transits this area on average from October 23 to November 22. Under the sidereal zodiac (most commonly used in Hindu astrology), the Sun is in Scorpio from approximately November 16 to December 15. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.
Scorpio is one of the three water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces. It is a fixed, negative sign. In ancient times, Scorpio was associated with the planet Mars. After Pluto was discovered in 1930, it became associated with Scorpio instead. Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle (or phoenix). The snake and eagle are related to the nearby constellations of Ophiuchus and Aquila. Scorpio is also associated with the Greek deity Artemis, who is said to have created the constellation Scorpius. Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, brown, and black.
Scorpio, in Greek Mythology, comes from the story of Orion. He was the son of Poseidon and Euryale. He and Artemis were hunting partners. According to one version Artemis's twin brother Apollo, was jealous of Orion, so he sent a giant scorpion which then stung and killed Orion. Zeus placed both of them in the heavens as a constellation. Scorpion is a pretty big constellation. The bright star, Antares, is the Scorpion's heart.
According to another version, Gaia sends the scorpion to kill Orion, because he wanted to kill all animals on Earth. Gaia sends Scorpius to kill Orion as he claimed he would kill all the animals on Earth. Another says that Artemis did it because of Orion saying again about killing all animals on Earth. This time, Artemis places them in the skies.
|Constellations :||Aries ✧ Taurus ✧ Gemini ✧ Cancer ✧ Leo ✧ Virgo ✧ Libra ✧ Scorpio ✧ Sagittarius ✧ Capricorn ✧ Aquarius ✧ Pisces|