By Lucy Verlaque
Elm Staff Writer
Scorpio season is officially upon us, so anyone born between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21 has the aforementioned star sign.
Scorpio is the eighth zodiac sign out of the total 12; the sign falls in the water category and is ruled by the planets Pluto and Mars. The symbol for Scorpio is a scorpion, though it is also associated with the eagle.
According to Cafe Astrology, Scorpios are characterized by their intensity, perceptiveness, and determination. They are known for being passionate about their interests and working hard to achieve their goals.
Junior Emi Bernstein, who says she has “always resonated” with her Scorpio sign, agrees that Scorpios tend to have “very intense” personalities.
“We hate surface level stuff,” Bernstein said. “Shallowness is just very much a pet-peeve.” This intensity is likely to manifest in Scorpios’ professional lives. According to The Cut, “Scorpio has a laser-sharp focus, a powerful drive, and a strong desire to probe and get to the bottom of things.”
Because of their inquisitive and focused nature, Scorpios may be well-suited for career fields that require research, such as psychology or journalism. It is important for Scorpios to feel enthusiastic toward their work in order for them to maximize their natural drive.
In terms of relationships, Scorpios tend to be most compatible with their fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, who share similar traits with each other. They are also likely to get along with earth signs, such as Virgo, Taurus, or Capricorn, who might help them ground their emotions.
These traits mean Scorpios are less likely to be compatible with air signs — Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius — and fire signs — Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius — due to their difference in emotional attitudes.
According to Bernstein, Scorpios form friendships very quickly and want to know “everything about everybody.” They desire deep connections with others, though this extreme approach to relationships can cause them to come across as possessive or lead to misunderstandings.
“They take even the lightest sign of betrayal very seriously,” Bernstein said. “They’re very ride or die.”
However, according to Allure, once “they build trust with others, Scorpios demonstrate unparalleled empathy, depth, and commitment” that allows their relationships to thrive.
Since Scorpio is the sign of intensity, this season is likely to echo that forceful energy. According to The Cut, “Scorpio season might ask you to refuse to settle for less than what you really desire — and to figure out what that actually is.”
Aligning with this prediction, Bernstein believes this time will bring about “intense self-evaluation,” as well as “deep” reflections about relationships and life in general.
“I like to think of it as a time of reflection and reevaluating where you are and where you want to be,” Bernstein said. “[It is a time for] getting into things that you’re really passionate about.”
After Scorpio season is Sagittarius season, which will begin on Nov. 22 and last until Dec. 21. Look out for a future Elm article about Sagittarius season.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Photo Caption: Each star sign is associated with a specific symbol; for Scorpio season, the main symbol is the scorpion.