- Facts about Scorpio's Ruling Planet - Pluto vs. Mars
- Domicile (astrology)
- Scorpio Sign Traits Overview
You are in the midst of major self-development, and yet are paradoxically tied to The Water element is the feminine or yin energy of emotion.
It corresponds to the Jungian typology of Feeling. Receptive and sensitive to subtle currents of interconnection, it flows through everything and connects at a deeper and more unconscious level than that provided by logical thought.
Water people are tuned in to a deeper and subtler reality than other types around them. Their emotions range the gamut from fear and dislike to an unconditional acceptance and love of the world and the creatures they find within it.
They can be security oriented and respond well to the solidity, direction and form provided by others. At their best they provide a powerful connection to the divine within themselves and each person in their surrounding milieu. Fixed signs are in-taking rather than outgoing, receptive rather than originating.
People with many Fixed signs tend to be stubborn and difficult to sway from their intended course of action.
Facts about Scorpio's Ruling Planet - Pluto vs. Mars
The ruling planets of Scorpio are Mars and Pluto. Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus.
When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies. Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power.
Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. 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. On October 23rd, the Sun moves into the sign of Scorpio! Their will is strong, The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world.
It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries.
The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted poorly placed or poorly aspected it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun by planetary aspect are emphasized in your personality.
If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be. More about the Sun The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun.
The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself.
In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract.
The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life. More about the Moon Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence.
Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.
Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going as represented by Mars , and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction as represented by Saturn and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.
Scorpio Sign Traits Overview
Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith as represented by Jupiter.
It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.
Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. The closest metal is Plutonium and the closest stone is Topaz. For those born under the sun sign of Scorpio, the lucky day of the week is Tuesday and the lucky number is nine.
Intense Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, planet of power and control. Pluto is a tiny powerhouse, and a bit of a mystery; in mythology Pluto was the god of the underworld. Sensitive Scorpio picks up vibes. You see every little detail, and you can read people like an open book.
Anyone who betrays you had better watch out! Since your sign is naturally secretive, work on being more open with people. This will develop trust, and improve your relationships.
Curb any jealous or possessive feelings by pouring your energy into a creative project or passion. Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. Conversely, Saturn , the most distant and hence the "coldest" of the planets known to ancients, was accorded the rulership of Aquarius and Capricorn , the signs opposite Leo and Cancer, respectively.
Jupiter , being next farthest away, was given the signs on either side of Aquarius and Capricorn Pisces and Sagittarius , and Mars , next in order, received the next two Aries and Scorpio. Since Mercury never appears more than one sign from the sun in either direction, it was deemed to rule the two signs on either side of Leo and Cancer Virgo and Gemini , and since Venus can never be found more than two signs from the Sun, it obtained the rulership of Libra and Taurus.
The discovery of planets outside of the geocentric field of vision in modern times provided a dilemma for astrologers, which most eventually resolved by a general consensus declaring Uranus to be Aquarius' ruling planet, while assigning Neptune to Pisces and later, Pluto was given to Scorpio.
Some modern authorities uses the concept of "night rulerships" to find room for the additional dignities. Uranus was designated the day ruler of Aquarius while Saturn was to be its night ruler.
Similarly, Neptune was the day ruler of Pisces, leaving Jupiter as the night ruler, and Pluto was the day ruler of Scorpio with Mars as the night ruler. This notion probably had its origin in the concept of astrological sect , but this was the only vestige of sect in the modern tradition.
Unfortunately, no allowance was made for these modern suggestions in the complex traditional doctrine of essential dignities , but the idea was very popular. The use of dual rulerships in a manner such as this was also be known as "co-rulership". Some astrologers believed that the new co-rulers were primary rulers of the signs with which they were associated and might have been sole rulers of those signs, and if that was the case, two other planets, one linked to Libra or Taurus , and the other to Virgo or Gemini , may await discovery, thus eliminating the need for dual rulership of a sign altogether.
Although the status of Ceres is unknown at the moment in astrology, due to its new definition as a dwarf planet, it has been suggested as the ruler of Virgo or Taurus. For some modern astrologers it is the ruling planet of Virgo and co-ruler of the 6th house with Mercury , and for some others the ruling planet of Taurus and the 2nd house with Venus.
The possibility exists that it isn't involved with any sign, but in any event, it can almost definitely be attributed to the Earth element. Many modern astrologers assign what is called a "natural" rulership of each house of the horoscope to a different planet , in the same way as the zodiac signs are said to have rulers.
Traditionally, however, rulership of houses was understood to apply only in the individual birth-chart, in what is called an "accidental" rulership. In this case, co-rulership of a house in the "native's" horoscope is shared by planets that rule the sign on the cusp and any sign intercepted within the house and planets occupying that house.