As we are in the depths of Scorpio season, it is only appropriate to honor the sign from which this time of year dignifies!
You may be thinking to yourself: “I’m not a Scorpio so this doesn’t apply to me.”
You’ll hear often with astrology “as above, so below,” meaning that just as the sky holds every zodiac sign and planet at any given time, so do each of us have some representation of each sign and planet in our natal chart.
Throughout the article, I will teach you how to discover Scorpio in your chart and then how to best work with the Scorpio energy.
While every sign in the zodiac has a dark side*, Scorpio is one of the deepest, intimate, and most dark zodiac signs. I hope that you might have some insights or secrets revealed about yourself that lead you on a deeper path into passion and purpose.
*I should note that “dark” doesn’t mean evil, but rather a mysterious, hidden secret or trait. Your zodiac secret or dark side is just as varied and unique as the next person.
Before we go over how to find Scorpio in your birth chart, let’s get to know this zodiac sign just a little bit better.
3 Common Misconceptions About Scorpio
To help discover how Scorpio resonates with you, let’s begin with some common misconceptions about Scorpio.
Scorpios are mean.
Sure, if you engage in battle with a Scorpio, you’ll want to make certain you have antivenin ready because there will be swelling. Truth be told, Scorpios are a Fixed sign, meaning that they tend to be very resolute and inflexible.
This is never the case 100% of the time, but given their inability to back down, it can come off as malicious and sharp.
Scorpio is often associated with the shadow self.
This is true, however, many individuals don’t want to go that “deep” and feel their Scorpio companions will. The idea that a Scorpio tries to pull others into the depths of their psyche is not accurate.
While Scorpios are intellectual individuals, this misconception gives them way too much credit. Going to grab a drink with a friend who is a Scorpio will not always result in a psychoanalytic assessment, but you may find that your conversations rarely stay on the surface.
With all of the above misconceptions in mind, we can see more clearly why Scorpios can be considered cold or distant, but perhaps it is not so much that they are dismissive, as much as they are introspective.
They tend to think deeply on a topic and love to get into the details. They’re not ignoring you. They’re just very focused.
Learn more about the Scorpio Man: All About the Scorpio Man
3 Important Traits Scorpio Possesses
Now that Scorpio is more fully realized, let’s explore why we love them!
Scorpios are brave in mind and spirit.
The scorpion symbol itself represents that fearlessness. Scorpios take a stand on what they believe, and as mentioned, will never leave a fight easily. We love them because this courage is a model for others and easily contagious.
It’s not such a secret that the sign of Scorpio relates to sex, and not just the act of sex, but the passion of it as well. This is because Scorpios are passionate!
This trait is not only applied in the bedroom but with many areas of life.
Scorpios will most likely be the first of their friends at a protest or the one with daily reminders to vote (coincidentally another major Scorpio season event). Each passion may vary, but when there is something to learn or do involving their area of interest, there is nothing that Scorpios won’t know.
Scorpios don’t like to waste time.
They usually prefer to get right to the heart of a matter. Given this, Scorpios are extremely purposeful and direct. They keep to the point, get deep fast, and are very honest. You can usually learn quite a bit about a Scorpio’s opinion of you whether you ask for it or not.
Learn more about the Scorpio woman: All About the Scorpio Woman
How Do I Find Scorpio in My Birth Chart?
Now that we’ve gotten to know the Scorpio zodiac sign a little bit better, let’s talk about Scorpio in your birth chart.
First, ensure that you’ve gotten a free birth chart done, and have your chart in front of you.
Now you’re going to look for the Scorpio symbol. It looks like the capital letter “M” with an arrow tail. The arrow is pointing outward. This is very important because it can be easily confused with the Virgo symbol that has the tail pointing inward!
Wherever the Scorpio symbol falls in your chart, is the area of life it is associated with for your unique birth chart.
You will notice that the birth chart looks like a clock divided into twelve different parts. These are called astrological houses. Each house represents the area of life that the sign’s energy is happening.
The 1st house begins where the 9 o’clock would appear. Each house goes in numerical order counterclockwise.
For example, the 2nd house begins where the 8 o’clock would appear, tenth house where the 12 appears, and so on. Therefore, if you’re seeing Scorpio in your 6th house (5 o’clock), then that is the house most affected by the sign of Scorpio.
There are many opinions in the field of astrology about how the houses should be appropriately divided, and there are even interpretation techniques that also involve using the house’s natural sign and ruling planets to get even deeper into understanding one’s chart.
To spare you all these details (but I encourage you to do more studies), below is a simple but unique clarification of how Scorpio can play out in your chart and suggestions of how to work with the energies.
Scorpio in Our Birth Charts: Secrets Unmasked
These examples only skim the surface of the depth Scorpio reveals in the houses, but it’ll give you a good idea of how to work with that investigative Scorpio energy to learn more! Take what resonates with you and leave the rest.
Get more insights on how to read your birth chart with: The Basics of Reading a Birth Chart
With Scorpio in your 1st house, you are a mysterious one.
While you might hold the cards into your personality, this doesn’t keep you from learning all you can about others. You love psychology and learning about people’s traits. You are likely the first to pull out a birth chart to figure out who in your group of friends is the most watery sign or which of your co-workers is the ENTJ of the group.
You like to know more about others than just what’s on the surface, but also trust that you can be open with them as well.
With Scorpio in your 2nd house, you are very private when it comes to your finances, and have a very “no joking” view when it comes to your work ethic.
You can put such an emphasis on these areas that you tend to freeze when considering any sort of change in the current structure of your daily routines. Allow some time to reflect on where you might be a bit rigid and allow for some more fun and play.
Are you a teacher? Or perhaps work in education? If Scorpio falls in this area in your chart, you might be very passionate about education or learning. And if you aren’t, were those grade school years particularly painful and better left in the past? Perhaps if you have siblings are there some secrets associated with them?
While 3rd house manners are varied, maybe you can take a moment to journal on some memories long forgotten and give them the processing they are due.
You tend to be more private when it involves matters at home with Scorpio in your 4th house. Even if you are friendly with your neighbors, you’re not necessarily gossiping with them daily (unless you have strong Gemini aspects in your chart).
This could also show up in your past.
Was your mother a particularly private individual? Were there secrets kept from you that didn’t come forward until you grew into adulthood? Maybe it’s time to write a letter of forgiveness for anything that happened in the past. Take that note and burn it.
If you’re unable to forgive, it means that a person or situation still has some control over you, and life is too wonderful to hold onto such things!
The 5th house has to do with children and romance. You may be emboldened by your children or deeply entrenched in a love affair. However, if you have neither in your life right now, no need to fret.
The Scorpio placement here means you are capable of deep passion not only in these sorts of relationships, but also in creativity!
When was the last time you had a playdate with yourself? Whatever creative outlet you have, (and you definitely have one), do not be afraid to devote some attention and time towards it.
Read this next: The Meaning of Each Zodiac Sign in the 5th House
The 6th house has to do health and service. One of your primary values is to be helpful to others. You will give all your time and attention to a cause or task and not stop advocating until you are completely exhausted.
Consequentially you might not give yourself the rest you deserve.
Make sure to do a look back at the last time you had a doctor’s appointment, or a trip to the gym, or cooked yourself a healthy meal. You’re going to want to make sure to give yourself the TLC you need so you can keep up your passion of giving to others.
One-on-one partnerships is the essence of the 7th house, particularly partnerships in marriage and long-term commitments. Honesty is very important to you, and you long for that same value to hold strong in your relationships.
This commitment doesn’t have to be just in marriage, but can also be in individual friendships and even in business affairs.
Take time to consider if you’ve been skeptical or not feeling completely settled on an issue. Bring it up to the other person in a loving and non-blaming way. Talking things through and do not suppress them as this will be better for both parties in the long run.
The 8th house is historically the house that is ruled by Scorpio, so it is the house that Scorpio fulfills it’s most “Scorpionic” things!
What are those you might ask?
Intimacy, taxes, shared finances, loans… the list goes on. While it may be an extensive list, it is usually regarding topics that are not everyone’s favorite to talk about or share. Perhaps this Scorpio season it’s time for you to do some organizing of your finances? Are you spending too much on credit? Should you consolidate loans? Is it time to plan for a monetary goal with your partner or yourself?
Get these things straight before the end of the year, and your tax return come April will thank you.
If Scorpio is in your 9th house, you might be a deep thinker. Philosophy and higher learning is associated with this house.
What subjects do you want to learn more on? Is there a particular culture you’d like to experience at a deeper level? Maybe it’s now time for you to set a goal of visiting that place or studying that subject? Take this as your cue to investigate it now.
You can’t keep procrastinating forever!
Being that the 10th house is one of the more public houses, dealing with one’s reputation and career, the secrets that may be within this sector might be a little bit more anxiety-provoking than others.
Are you hiding anything that you would rather keep out of the limelight? I don’t want to freak you out, but it is worth asking: are you acting out of integrity or are you trying to save face?
Philanthropy, technology, and the future. You care about doing good for others but make sure you don’t get too ambitious and forget your “why.”
Often with 11th house matters, it can be more about the subject matter and less about the people within the experience. Just make sure there is time for you to check-in with yourself and make sure your heart is really in it.
Make that time to listen to yourself and especially the needs of others.
Remember what I mentioned earlier about Scorpios being natural shadow workers? Well, this is the house where that shadow work lives.
The 12th house holds deeper spiritual matters.
If Scorpio falls in your 12th house, go deeper and don’t hold back. Ask yourself the things that others may not even want to venture into. You won’t get stuck, but rather you will come out with even greater fortitude!
Now that we’ve uncovered the secrets of Scorpio in your birth chart, it’s time to sit back and reflect. Did anything resonate with you? Do you feel a pull to anything that was mentioned? There are a multitude of different layers and mysterious within every single birth chart, so it’s important to take a look at your own and see what you might be able to find.
Who knows, you might just uncover something magical.
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