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Modified & Updated: 01 Jun 2024

Jessica Corbett

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horoscope scorpio

The constellation Scorpius has been around for centuries, discovered by the Ancient Greek astronomer, Ptolemy, along with 11 other zodiac signs. “Antares” or the “rival of Mars” is the brightest star of the Scorpio constellation. The mythological origins of Scorpio are unfortunate since the thunderer, Zeus, placed the celestial scorpion among the stars. There are more Scorpio facts to come!

Modern magic card with astrology Scorpio zodiac sign
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A Scorpio is known for being alluring, intimidating, and loyal. This mish-mash combination of traits perfectly describes the Scorpion. Not only that, but they’re also the most misunderstood and “most hated” out of all the zodiac signs. Even then, a Scorpio makes a great friend and amazing lover. Their magnetic charisma makes them suitable leaders, too, especially since 11% of the world leaders are born under the Scorpio sign. Another one of the many Scorpio facts: the 46th US President, Joe Biden, and the first-in-line to the British throne, Prince Charles of Wales, are both under this sign. Here are 50 scorching Scorpio facts to understand the most mysterious zodiac sign more!

  1. The Scorpio season is from October 23 to November 22.
  2. Its constellation spans 210° to 240° ecliptic longitude.
  3. It covers an area of 497 square degrees.
  4. The constellation has 18 main stars.
  5. The star Sco is a stable 2.3 magnitude star.
  1. Scorpius is the sign’s constellation.
  2. Its abbreviation is Sco.
  3. Scorpio lies between the Sagittarius and Libra constellations.
  4. “Skate stars” and “shark stars” are the sign’s two asterisms.
  5. The Greek goddess Artemis sent the celestial scorpion to Orion.
  6. The zodiac’s symbol is a Scorpion.
  7. Scorpio is a fixed water sign, along with Cancer and Pisces.
  8. Mars and Pluto are the ruling planets.
  9. Scorpio’s main birthstone is Topaz.
  10. Geranium is their official birth flower.
  1. Its bright star Antares means “rival of Mars.
  2. In Babylonian, it’s called MUL.GIR.TAB meaning “the creature with a burning sting.”
  3. It is located near the Milky Way’s center.
  4. Scorpio is the second most common zodiac sign of US Presidents.
  5. Tech magnate Bill Gates is also a Scorpion.
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