16 Things Only a Scorpio Will Really Understand

Have you read your Scorpio horoscope today? Are you curious about your own traits as a Scorpio, or would you like to understand a Scorpio in your life a little better? Let’s dive deep into the mind of a Scorpio today so those horoscopes can begin to come to life.

Have you ever met a Scorpio and wondered what’s going on in their head? Scorpios are a rare breed and able to do things other signs cannot because of the intense passion within them. Instead of allowing yourself to be confused (or even offended) by the way they act, why not take an inside look at what makes this zodiac sign tick so you can be friends with everyone?

A Scorpio can help you go deeper within yourself. They are often the people who help unveil the things within yourself that you are afraid to face, and they love nothing more than to help you overcome the most out of reach subconscious emotional blocks you may have. We need to be grateful for the Scorpios in this world and have compassion for the fury they live in.

Common Scorpio Traits

Scorpios tend to have a different relationship with intimacy than most. Scorpios are known for their intensity and sensuality. A Scorpio is intrigued by death and the ideas that corrupt people, not because they are evil, but because they seek to understand it so we can solve the deeper issues in society.

Scorpios are drawn to horror films, death metal bands, and don’t shy away from discussing dark topics. They are wired to be interested in the shadow aspects of life, the things that drive people or the things they avoid. If you want to have a conversation with a Scorpio, get ready to be vulnerable. Once you open up, they will feel more comfortable with you.

Scorpio is One of the Most Misunderstood & Complex Zodiac Signs

Each zodiac sign is valuable in our society and it’s important that we know that different zodiac signs come with completely different ways of seeing the world. Understanding the uniqueness of the Scorpios in your life will strengthen your interpersonal skills and teach you new ways to understand yourself and the world around you.

Here are some of the traits Scorpios tend to exhibit:


Without a doubt, Scorpios will seem more dramatic than Earth signs and more morbid than Air signs. It’s not just sex and mystery they are passionate about. They also can channel all that passion into their interests, which can bring out the brooding mad professor archetype. Scorpios often become scholars who stay up all night studying, buried in their work. They like to know as much as they can to try to understand everything, and that means they can immerse themselves to an obsessive level. Scorpios become very good at things very quickly, as immersion is required for our brains to become an expert in complex things like playing an instrument or learning a new language.


When Scorpios fixate on something, very little can get in their way, which isn’t a surprise considering they’re ruled by Mars, the planet of passion and ambition. You’ll find they are not people who will be told what to do or how to do it. Their independent nature is a part of who they are, and it’s for good reason. Scorpios see things differently by not thinking like everyone else. If they seem unconventional, it’s because they like to experiment with new ways of thinking that challenge what’s seen as “normal”. Scorpios are rebellious, but that isn’t always a bad thing. They often will go after what they want without even stopping to eat because they become myopic, focusing on one thing only.


This Water sign makes a great leader because they understand people. Scorpios observe the feelings of others intuitively and can see exactly how each person is motivated. Scorpios spend a lot of time facing their fears so they can live with them and not run from them. They are intriguing to people because of their unconventional behaviours, which can make them seem more powerful than people who would rather not make waves.


Scorpios are creative people who can come up with solutions. If you’re feeling stuck, have a talk with a Scorpio, because they can often find ways to see things that get around conventional thinking as they are wired to be courageous and break the rules. They also are not usually concerned with luxury so they often can be thrifty (literally they’d usually be fine with low-cost food and clothes). Their mind is so inquisitive that if they want to figure out a way to do something, they usually can dig enough to do so.


Most Scorpios may not even be aware of how powerful their manipulative abilities are. They know how people think, so they can pull at emotional strings and get others to do things. This is a key trait of a Scorpio that people need to watch out for because if they aren’t actively seeking to do good, they can use abuse their power in search of instant gratification or fantasy.

Here are 16 Things Only Scorpios Will Really Understand:

1. You Deal with Battles Internally

Scorpios may seem angry, but chances are, their minds are chewing on some larger-than-life idea or trying to solve a puzzle that has nothing to do with the room they are in or the people they are with. They often will work things out on their own, so don’t expect them to be particularly open as they prefer to find their answers within.

2. You Keep Your Struggles to Yourself

Scorpios tend not to open up about their personal struggles even though they are easily frustrated when others won’t open up to them. They often feel they carry the world on their shoulders and don’t want to burden others. Scorpios can handle a lot and will struggle to ask for help.

3. Intense Commitment to Someone You Just Met

If you’re on a first date with a Scorpio, proceed with caution. They get immersed in their environment, and if you’re in it, you’ll feel as if no one else in the world exists but you. As a Fixed Water sign, they don’t feel a difference between their emotions and others’ – everyone is a part of their emotional soup. Scorpios go deep right away, so don’t assume they have fallen in love with you.

4. You Either Love or Hate the Way You Look

Scorpios are known to be a sign of extremes with no middle ground; seeing the grey areas in life is not easy for them. You’ll hear them ask yes or no questions and expect definitive answers to things that are not finite. Scorpios are also known to be vain, especially since sex is a big motivator for many Scorpios. Don’t take it too seriously if they seem superficial – they are observing their own physical attraction mechanism as if trying to dissect a machine’s gears.

5. You’re Extremely Excitable

A Scorpio’s highs can be extremely high and their lows can be the lowest of low. They feel everything intensely, so if they are excited, it’s like being excited on steroids! Scorpios have a lot more emotional energy than most, so they are just responding to their emotions in the way that feels natural to them. That energy is used to accomplish things that would seem insurmountable to most.

6. Your Independence Makes it Very Hard to Ask for Help

Scorpios may be suffering deeply and never let on about it. Unfortunately, they also have a tendency to fall into denial about their inability to accept help. Scorpios will give to the ends of the Earth, but they need to learn how to receive. They feel things so intensely they often can’t commit in relationships because they know how lost they can become in them.

7. Your Determination Might Be Mistaken for Stubbornness

Scorpios are highly intelligent people, but their Fixed nature means they focus so much on one thing that other things can fall by the wayside. Their inability to multitask could make them seem as though they are stubborn and close-minded, but rest assured, they do things in their way on their time.

8. Your Feelings Don’t Always Make Sense

Scorpios aren’t motivated by the same things others are. Many may not feel like marrying, having kids, and being a part of the neighbourhood book club is definitely not for them. They may not understand why forgetting to do something is such a big deal, or why missing an event even matters. Scorpios are looking at philosophical ideas, not daily events. Manage your expectations of them and understand their motivations may be quite different than yours.

9. Having a “Black List” of People Who Have Wronged You

Scorpios have a warrior-like spirit which means they are always on the lookout for danger. They aren’t afraid to look into the darkness in others, which means if they don’t trust you, you will likely never get past their walls. They are protective of those they love and hold grudges like a Capricorn. Even if a Scorpio can find it in themselves to forgive, they sure won’t forget.

10. Losing Friends Over a Group Project Because of Other’s Ideas

Not the type to take fools lightly, Scorpios get frustrated when people are not as smart as they believe themselves to be – they want to do things their way. Scorpios can be lone wolf types because of their tendencies towards tactlessness. Trying to do a group project is like blowing on a fire, it will usually ignite all the wrong emotions; Scorpios work best when they take on solo projects.

11. Patience Is Not Your Greatest Virtue

Scorpios have trouble waiting or being unproductive as they have so much energy! Their short-tempers mean they can get angry because they want things to happen instantly. Scorpios must learn to cultivate patience lest they drive people away from them with their anxiety and restlessness.

12. You’re Accused of Being Intimidating

They can be a bit brooding and animalistic which others sense as wild cat behaviour. The unspoken tension you may feel is their intensity but some people may sense it as if they are about to attack. Rarely do they actually attack but people are often intimidated by their baseline energy.

13. You Have a Hard Time Letting People In

(But When You Let Someone In, You’re All In)

This comes back to the black and white way they see the world. Scorpios are extremists and if they fall in love, they don’t hold back. They are afraid of falling deeply, so they often have only a few true loves in their lives.

14. Your Friends Rely on You to Make Decisions

Known to be a bit controlling, Scorpios will often take the lead in making plans. They will not be shy to tell you what to do and want to be in the lead. For some, that takes the pressure of making decisions off so they can go along for the ride.

15. Scorpios Are Seen as Extremely Emotional, But You’re Actually Very Logical

The mind of a Scorpio is constantly gathering and organizing information. Their brains are like a massive filing system which is constantly processing data. If you could see the amount of processing going on a Scorpio brain, you’d see there’s almost information than emotions even though they have a ton of emotional energy.

16. You’re Extremely Honest

(But, Apparently, That Isn’t Always a Good Thing)

Scorpios will always say how they feel and ask blunt questions. Conversation with Scorpios is usually intense and vulnerable. Sometimes they lack tact when they deliver an opinion, but they mean no harm in their directness. It’s actually more that others aren’t used to saying how they feel. If you have a sensitive and conservative group that isn’t likely to talk about heavy issues or debate, you may need to keep a Scorpio from going to their dinner party.

Concluding Thoughts…

Don’t judge someone only based on their Sun sign – and that includes yourself! That is like judging a book by its cover. In order to truly understand a person, you need to study the whole birth chart in order to peel back the various layers of personality. If you aren’t a Scorpio Sun but saw a lot of yourself in this list, it’s worth taking a look at that chart of yours to discover where Scorpio might be influencing you. Perhaps your Moon sign or Rising sign is Scorpio?

Check out your Scorpio Daily Horoscope right here!

About The Author

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and been featured as a dream interpreter on Viceland’s Nuts + Bolts show as well as for Mercedes Benz and Refinery29. She has read Tarot for The Zoe Report, done readings for stars and aims to bring the empowering wisdom of astrology mainstream.With a bold voice, she wants to uplift consciousness to help us evolve to a healthier more spiritual society. Her classes can be found online at www.HOI.TV/authors/shannon and you can follow her daily inspirations on Instagram @shannonyrizarry. She also teaches kundalini yoga in Portland, Oregon. What gets her out of bed is helping people align with their soul purpose.Shannon is the author of two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Psychic Yoga and Modern Guide to Meditation Beads.
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