What Are Some Facts About the Scorpio Astrological Sign?

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Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and the astrological star sign of people born between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21. The zodiac symbol for Scorpio is the scorpion, and the zodiac element is water. People born under this sign are said to be passionate, mysterious and serious.

Scorpio is considered one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Scorpio is ruled by the planets Mars and Pluto. In Roman mythology, Mars represented the god of war, and Pluto represented the god of the underworld. Together these mythological forces make an intense combination, and people born under the Scorpio sign are said to harbor intense, extreme emotions.

The sign is known as the perturber, and people under this sign are described as being a catalyst for the chaotic actions of other people. They are also curious and probing. Scorpios are said to be determined and powerful with the ability to manipulate people and situations.

Scorpio is said to be compatible with people born under the signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Pisces. It is said to be incompatible with people born under the signs Aries, Gemini, Leo and Libra. Lucky days for this sign are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Lucky gems include garnet, ruby and yellow sapphire. Lucky fragrances are cinnamon, pine and cypress.