Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and is generally symbolised by the Scorpion. In some cases, however, Scorpio is portrayed as an eagle and Scorpio has also been known to be associated with the Phoenix. In this way Scorpio has more symbols associated with its sign than any of the other signs and this reflects the greater complexity of mind that Scorpio enjoys over the others.
Scorpio is one of the three Water signs, the other two signs being those of Cancer and Pisces.
In much the same way as Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces, it is said that Scorpio is negative in polarity meaning that Scorpio prefers to look after things themselves rather than seek outside for assistance and co-operation.
The sign of Scorpio is associated with birth and death – Scorpio is thus associated with both the beginning and the ending of things. Adding to the complexity of Scorpio we find that two constellations are associated with this sign. Clearly Scorpio is associated with the constellation of Scorpio but Scorpio is also associated with the constellation of Orion due to Scorpio’s links with Orion in Greek mythology. In the particular tales in question we find Scorpio battling with Orion who had earlier pronounced that he would despatch all of the animals of the earth. Scorpio goes into battle with Orion and wins. Zeus, the chief God of the Greek pantheon, lifted Scorpio up to heaven in his gratitude and placed him as the constellation of Scorpio amongst the stars.