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Welcome to my page of quotations about Scorpios and their zodiac sign. I am an October-born sun-and-moon Scorpio, ascendant Sagittarius. And an INFJ to boot. Which from what I understand makes me just one side or the other of crazy. But in the best possible way, of course. Enjoy the quotes.  SEE ALSO:  ASTROLOGY OCTOBER NOVEMBER AUTUMN WINTER SCORPIUS CONSTELLATION SCORPIONS BIRTHDAYS OPALS MOON & STARS MOONS OF THE YEAR  –Terri


October is drawn in a raiment of yellow and carnation; upon the head a garland of Oak leaves, in the right hand the sign Scorpio, in the left a basket of services. ~The Perennial Calendar, and Companion to the Almanack, 1824, edited by Thomas Forster (1789–1860)


Complexity of temperament makes Scorpios difficult to understand. ~Terraize H. McDonnell, "The Stars and Their Planets: Terraize H. McDonnell Considers the Scorpio People," Motion Picture: The Quality Magazine of the Screen, November 1923


Scorpio was considered by the ancient astrologers as a sign accursed.... The Egyptians or Chaldeans, who first arranged the Zodiac, might have placed Scorpio in this part of the heavens to denote that when the sun enters this sign, the diseases incident to the fruit season would prevail; since Autumn, which abounded in fruit, often brought with it a great variety of diseases, and might be thus fitly represented by that venomous animal, the scorpion, who, as he recedes, wounds with a sting in his tail. ~Elijah H. Burritt, The Geography of the Heavens, 1833


The sign (Scorpio) represents the department of the reproductive organs, and is the foundation or fire-principle of the nature, giving snap and vim to the entire system, feeding and sustaining the mind and life of the body.... The Reproductive Trinity begins at the autumnal meridian, September 22, and ends at the winter solstice, December 21. ~Hiram E. Butler, Solar Biology, 1887


Scorpio governs the lower part of the body and back, such as the kidneys, bladder, uterus, and lower parts of the intestines, and the sexual organs. ~L.D. Broughton, The Elements of Astrology, 1898


At my Nativity, my ascendent was the [watery] signe of Scorpius, I was born in the Planetary hour of Saturne, and I think I have a piece of that Leaden Planet in me. ~Thomas Browne (1605–1682)


(Scorpio). October 23 to November 22. This class belong to the department of the sex function, and therefore to the fires of life. They have a great deal of magnetic heat in their system, and if proper conditions of health exist, will not suffer much from the cold. They have strong appetites and strong passions, and, when angry, a very high temper: they have, besides, a great deal of jealousy in their nature. They are quite conservative and conventional, proud, and apt to be pretentious. They set too much value on external appearances, and are rather inclined to be extravagant and self-gratifying. They love, and even venerate, great book knowledge. Their habit is usually silent and dignified, weighing well their words to be sure they are right before speaking — yet they are often able to make themselves felt without a word. Through the magnetism of the hands, in connection with their great vitality, they have the ability to cure disease; this is especially the case where their bodily condition has been cared for, and preserved in health and strength. The only disease to which this nature is constitutionally liable is heart disease. In their love relations, they are controlled almost wholly by the passional nature; so much so, that, if not gratified by their companion, they are easily led astray. In their anger they are very subtle and vindictive. ~Hiram Erastus Butler (1841–1916), Solar Biology: A Scientific Method of Delineating Character, etc. from Date of Birth, 1887


Scorpio natives, those born between the dates October 23rd and November 22nd are said to be strong but reserved in speech. Scorpio governs the region of the groin. It is a feminine sign and unfortunate. The red carnation is the flower and topaz the gem. ~William Tyler Olcott, "Scorpio, The Scorpion," Star Lore of All Ages, 1911


Scorpio:  the creepy duplicitous one no one suspects of being creepy and duplicitous (Iago, Richard III, Lady Macbeth). ~Chloe, "The Signs as Shakespearean Archetypes," macklesufficient.tumblr.com, 2016


I don't believe in astrology — we Scorpios are too scientific for that sort of thing. ~Bob Thaves, Frank and Ernest, 1978 March 2nd, ©Thaves, FrankAndErnest.com


I'm a Scorpio, and Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves... I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother's determination and my father's optimism. And how do I explain what I am? Part prude and part non-conforming and I say what I think and I don't dissemble... ~Vivien Leigh, interview, 1960


Scorpios are known for the skilled use of others' resources. ~Mary Valby, The Quotable Scorpio, 2011  [Oh my gosh, I was *born* to be a quotation anthologist! –tg]


Scorpio has perfected the art of being dark and mysterious while being cute and goofy. ~TheZodiacSociety.com


Scorpios are natural watch dogs. ~Adam Elenbaas, 2017, NightlightAstrology.com


Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. They may suffer in life, but their pain leads to important personal transformation. Scorpios are a shrewd judge of other people's motives. When they work out their issues to be more in line with their own higher nature, they can take on the charismatic power of a natural healer, transforming themselves and society around them. ~AstroGraph.com


Scorpios are born in the darkening time of the year — during the season of mystery, intimacy, death, and rebirth. ~@ScorpioSeason, ScorpioSeason.com


Scorpio people... should never let their remarkable capability for calm deliberation degenerate into procrastination. ~Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson, "Astrology," The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, 1966


Scorpios can resist temptation, but they'd rather not. ~Jim Davis, "Garfield on Astrology," Garfield's Guide to Everything, 2004


Scorpios are the most misunderstood sign of the entire zodiac. ~Mademoiselle, 1972


Scorpios are constantly searching for answers... ~Edmund L. Van Deusen, 1976


Scorpios are perfectionists... Scorpios are basically homebodies and dislike crowds. ~Paul Rosner and Joyce Nunn


Scorpios are more conscious of the war in their own natures than are most people. Perhaps they are ashamed of their intense feelings and it is for this reason that they tend to be secretive... ~Sheila Geddes, 1980


Scorpios are capable, in a truly Plutonian fashion, of completely and suddenly changing their life styles... ~Sheila Geddes, 1980


Scorpios are seekers of truth and hardworking, though they can easily be diverted. They are believed to be secretive, and it is felt that no one person is ever aware of the many sides of a Scorpio friend, lover, or child. ~Marion McCue, 1977


Scorpios are, in fact, often deceptively calm, keeping their true feelings secret. ~Fleming Lee, 1973


Scorpios are perhaps at their best when actively engaged in helping others face some momentous crisis. At such times they seem to understand everything, even though they may never have faced such a situation before. ~Richard B. Vaughan


Scorpios are not known for half measures... ~Julia and ‎Derek Parker


...Scorpio. Beneath this cool exterior is a powder keg of passion. ~Jim Davis


Scorpios are... quiet people with an inner strength, sharp vision, and a deep understanding. They can be secretive loners who resist change. They tend to be courageous, strong-willed and idealistic, with a strong, healthy desire to succeed. They sometimes have perception bordering on the psychic, and they almost always have a deep survival instinct. ~Carole Potter


According to the opinion of the world's most prominent astrologer, the people of Scorpio are quoted as being "either angels or devils," but, fortunately, the majority of them are fine characters. Scorpios possess an inexhaustible fund of sympathy and are drawn to champion the downtrodden and depressed. They display a superficial sternness, masking the real kindliness that exists in their naturally secretive natures. They are just and sincere in all of their convictions. The people of Scorpio are attracted by projects characterized by novelty, daring, or uncertainty. Although naturally indolent, they can become sincerely efficient in pursing a clearly defined course of action and excel at doing the greatest amount of work with the slightest expenditure of effort. They are perceptive and possess brilliant mentality and humor. Scorpios detest underhand methods, but they should always examine their own experiences before criticizing others. ~Terraize H. McDonnell, "The Stars and Their Planets: Terraize H. McDonnell Considers the Scorpio People," Motion Picture: The Quality Magazine of the Screen, November 1923  [modified —tg]


Scorpios are clever and strong-willed... ~John Eric Nolt


Scorpio people are quiet, even secretive in manner, yet highly observant. ~Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson, "Astrology," The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, 1966


Scorpio people are subject to ill health brought on by emotional difficulties. Their intense natures brood and seethe over insults and injuries (often imagined). ~Joanna Martine Woolfolk


Most Scorpios don't know how to say no to a second drink. ~Joanna Martine Woolfolk


Scorpios are extremely affectionate and also very playful. When they are happy, they can be the sunniest people around but, when they are sad, then everyone suffers. ~Sasha Fenton


Even in repose, Scorpio's expression remains intense. When looking directly at a person, a Scorpio makes his subject feel penetrated. ~Monte Farber and ‎Amy Zerner


The penetrating gaze of a Scorpio is unlikely to miss any detail. ~Monte Farber and ‎Amy Zerner


Scorpio people are blunt, argumentative, and natural fighters, but their coolness under fire deceives the opposition and adds to the Scorpio strength. ~Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson, "Astrology," The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, 1966


You know how you shiver with fear at the idea of doing something extremely dangerous, but feel compelled to proceed? Falling for a Scorpio is just like that shudder of terrified excitement. The legendary magnetism of this sign is real. A Scorpion in love is erotically powerful, amazingly cunning, and totally dangerous. Scorpios are the stuff of romance-novel characters... ~Hazel Dixon-Cooper


Scorpio I people, those born October 26 to November 2, are very intense. Once they get their teeth into something they do not easily let go. Although they may be referred to as "sunny" Scorpios, those born in this period are nonetheless attracted to tragedy and know what it is to suffer. Scorpio I's usually have an immediate feeling for whether someone is likely to be a friend or foe. They have an excellent sense of humor but should try to be less hard on themselves when it comes to mistakes. ~Gary Goldschneider, The Secret Language of Birthdays: Personality Profiles for Each Day of the Year, ed. Aron Goldschneider, a Joost Elffers production, 1994  [a little altered —tg]


People born on October 26th, in the Libra-Scorpio Cusp, are secretive and tenacious. They are restless, keenly sensitive, compassionate, and can be worrywarts. Naturally temperamental and born mimics, they have a vivid imagination and are resourceful in regard to self-entertainment. These people could succeed as humorists, public speakers, or surgeons. ~Terraize H. McDonnell, "The Stars and Their Planets: Terraize H. McDonnell Considers the Scorpio People," Motion Picture: The Quality Magazine of the Screen, November 1923  [modified —tg]


Those born on October 26 are very intense individuals. They can be fearless or reckless, but usually their emotions and actions are highly controlled and directed. Some born on this day even elevate self-control to a godlike position, but it is much better for their sake if they go in the other direction. October 26 people are planners, but also doers. They do not hesitate to clean house or reorganize from top to bottom, even if they arouse great antagonism. They are able to show quite pragmatically that their methods work toward efficiency. Responsibility is an important theme in their lives, and they generally adhere to their own firmly established principles. People born on this day would be well-advised to not expect too much of others or of themselves; only so much is possible — not more. ~Gary Goldschneider, The Secret Language of Birthdays: Personality Profiles for Each Day of the Year, ed. Aron Goldschneider, a Joost Elffers production, 1994  [a little altered —tg]


Brunette Scorpio women become gossips in their old age. ~Terraize H. McDonnell, "The Stars and Their Planets: Terraize H. McDonnell Considers the Scorpio People," Motion Picture: The Quality Magazine of the Screen, November 1923  [a little altered —tg]





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