3 Myths And Facts You Should Know About The Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Even If You Don't Believe In Astrology)

Everything is not what it seems, right Scorpio?

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There are twelve zodiac signs, and in astrology, each has distinct traits, strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. It's important to learn these characteristics in order to not only understand your sign, but the zodiac signs of the people around you. 

Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign of the zodiac, and it is a water sign ruled by the planet Pluto. If your birthday falls between October 23 and November 21, you belong to the Scorpio zodiac sign.


The Scorpio sign is symbolized by an animal-shaped constellation, the Scorpion.

This is because scorpions represent intimacy, power, and depth. The sting of a scorpion can be felt intensely, just like the presence of the Scorpio personality.

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One thing commonly understood about people Scorpio traits is that this zodiac sign really can't be understood at all. The Scorpio horoscope is mystical and doesn't give out too much information about herself and what she is feeling. But don't be fooled — she feels every emotion intensely, she's just not one to shout them out to the world. 

People often think that Scorpio has malicious intent, and they are often intimidated by her presence. However, Scorpio is not nearly as sinister as she might seem.

Scorpio has very admirable qualities, and she's actually one of the best friends and partners you can have. If you have a relationship with a Scorpio, either friendly or romantically, consider yourself lucky. Scorpio devotes a lot of time to her relationships and loves deeply. 

Whether or not you believe in astrology, there are some things you should definitely know about the Scorpio personality, especially if you or someone you love belongs to this zodiac sign. By reading these myths and facts, you can begin to understand any Scorpio in your life a whole lot better. 


Fact 1. Honesty is very important to Scorpio.

Scorpios aren't ones to sugarcoat the truth; they tell it how it is, and they expect this in return. If you ever need an honest opinion about anything, Scorpio is the friend you're looking for. She might come off as blunt and brutal, but she only does this because of how much she respects honesty. 

There's nothing Scorpio hates more than a liar. If you ever do a Scorpio wrong, do not try to cover your tracks, because she will find out. If you tell the truth and come clean, Scorpio will be more than forgiving. 

Fact 2. The Scorpio zodiac sign is mysterious.

Scorpios tend to keep their feelings to themselves, and it takes a lot for them to finally let somebody in. This is why they come off as so mysterious because no one truly knows what they're thinking or how they feel.  

It might seem like Scorpio is just shy, but, in truth, she actually loves that people are so puzzled by her. This is what gives her an edge, and there's nothing wrong with being a tease, right? 

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Fact 3. They are incredibly passionate.

One thing that really stands out about Scorpio, compared to the other zodiac signs, is the way she acts in relationships. Something about Scorpio intrigues people and immediately draws them in. Her mysteriousness, perhaps? While she acts calm, cool, and collected on the outside, she has a fiery inside, and this is what makes her so attractive.

To Scorpio, relationships are all about passion. She is an intense lover and will give you the attention you need, even after the so-called honeymoon phase is over.   

Myth 1. A Scorpio can't be trusted.

Many people often think that because Scorpios keep their private life to themselves, they can't be trusted with the secrets of others. However, the truth is actually quite the opposite. 

Scorpios truly respect the privacy of anyone who shares their personal feelings with them. If you put your trust in a Scorpio, you can guarantee that they will give you their word. 


Of course, it goes the other way around as well. If a Scorpio gains the courage to share something personal with you, they expect this same treatment in return.

Myth 2. All Scorpio personalities are emotionless.

Scorpios often come off as being heartless or emotionless, but this is totally false. Scorpios are actually very in touch with their emotions and the emotions of those around them. 

It might take Scorpio some time to trust you enough to share how she feels, but that doesn't mean she isn't feeling anything at all. Just give her the time she needs to become comfortable, and you'll be surprised by how deep she really is. 

Myth 3. A defining Scorpio trait is their selfishness.

Because Scorpios come off as being sexy and self-aware, people often get the impression that they're selfish. The truth is, Scorpios actually have a very soft core.


Kindness and service are very important to Scorpios, and they take the time out of their busy lives to help those in need. Scorpios want to use their power for good, and they'll often put the needs of others in front of their own.

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Caroline Grossman is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.