Scorpio: Fallen Angels Lifting Up the Dark.

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Scorpio is one of the most important signs of the Zodiac.

Discovering more about its inner operation is helpful because we all stand to gain from it—no matter what our personal astrological sign.

When I personally picture Scorpio, I see a fallen angel dancing through the dark. She lights up the night and brings a new understanding to crisis situations. Her depth of perception and ability to be truly honest is apparent to all she encounters.

Deep within her is the most intense power. However, her strength is surrounded with wounds and scars of the past. A battleground of emotion is running through her veins. She understands pain like no other.

Scorpio is the sign that is most in tune with people’s suffering. It understands the struggle of being trapped without light. Despite the darkness that surrounds it, a Scorpio will always finds a way to pick themself back up and start anew.

While many think of the Scorpion as the sign of Scorpio, the original symbol is actually the serpent. A serpent is a large snake and it’s been a powerful spiritual symbol for ages. The snake is symbolic of renewal and rebirth. It’s a creature that can shed its skin and regrow it—regeneration to the fullest.

Just like the snake, Scorpio sheds its skin at various points, because it subconsciously craves the renewal process. If you ask a Scorpio about their life, they might reveal that it’s categorized into distinct sections. Each chapter begins with them crawling through the muck and being at the bottom. However the chapter will always end with them finding their way back to the top again.

Scorpios have the capacity to succeed in anything because of their willpower, patience, persistence and insight. Like a fallen angel, a Scorpio will always make its way out of the darkness and into the light. The power of renewal and rejuvenation are characteristics inherent to this dark sign.

No matter what the situation, a Scorpio will always find a way to rise back up again. They contain within them an unparalleled strength and emotional commitment. The steady control of this fixed sign can wait for years. Trying to persuade someone who’s emotionally connected to something is difficult and likely impossible.

When a person’s emotions are part of the mix, it’s rather difficult to tear them away. When a Scorpio wants something, they literally jump in, heart and soul.

Being a water sign, along with Pisces and Cancer, it is most connected to the feeling side of life. A Scorpio is compassionate and caring to a tee. It relates to suffering and will sympathize with pain and loneliness. However, unlike Pisces and Cancer, it has a harsher side that will reveal itself if tested. It simply will not stand for weakness because Scorpio believes we all have the power to rise above it.

While most have a hard time seeing their way through the darkness, Scorpio thrives there. It dares to go where others simply can’t. This is the sign that craves going deep beneath the surface in order to discover the darkest secrets of the world.

When we encounter its true nature, we can get rid of the fear involved in sharing our dark side. A true blue Scorpio embraces that part of each of us and isn’t afraid to say it. They know the dirty little truth that so many try to hide. Instinctually they just accept that we all carry a dark side. To them, it’s a normal part of human nature. Trying to hide that from a Scorpio is impossible.

A Scorpio will always find a way to keep their secrets but once engaged—we won’t be able to keep ours. They’ll always find a way to try to probe it out—because hearing about it is rather comfortable to this mysterious sign.

Being superficial never works with them either. Seeing through the façade is rather easy for them. Trying to fool them is impossible. If we truly want to go deep within ourselves, find a Scorpio to help on the quest. They will help you finding answers to the darkest questions because that’s what attracts them most.  Scorpio goes where no one else does because it simply needs to know.

For this reason, people with strong Scorpio in their personal astrology are often found in the health care field including counseling and mental therapy. They will always make the best psychologists. A famous example is Sigmund Freud who was a Scorpio rising.

When it comes to relationships, being involved with a Scorpio (no matter what the duration) will change the way we think about ourselves forever. The connection we’ll end up having with them makes us more self-aware. It also helps us to look at things more deeply.

Being the sign of intense desire, we might also feel twinges of their control, jealousy and possessiveness from time to time. Scorpio simply cannot help but to possess their lovers. As I said earlier, they are emotionally attached and committed beings. They truly have the strongest ability to understand the people they love at the deepest level.

In truth, Scorpio is an intensely lonely sign that craves an intimate connection. They can be quite mistrusting and discriminating because they see what others don’t. In the end, they’ll only allow a select few into their world.

Of all the signs, I believe that Scorpio is the one most intrigued by Astrology and other systems that help us tune into the undercurrents of why things are happening. Scorpio doesn’t skim the superficial surface of what’s going on. It doesn’t care about the method used to make discoveries either. It’s always going to go after the answers no matter what they reveal.

Scorpio will move into the limelight on October 23rd, 2015 and remain till November 22nd. A happy birthday is in order for everyone born under this sign. Each of them will be celebrating their birthday and going through their own renewal process with the beginning of their new year approaching.

The sun’s entrance into the dark and mysterious sign will also begin bringing out the essence of Scorpio, deep within all of us. We all carry deep within us the power to tap into the Scorpio energy if we’re aware of it. The ability to lift out of the dark and regenerate is always there for the taking. Understanding this key Scorpio concept is something we can all benefit from—no matter what our personal signs.



Author: Crystal B.

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: flickr/katmary

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anonymous Nov 20, 2015 10:59pm

Stayed with me. Glad it did. Happy Birthday Scorpio! You've got me thanking my lucky stars! Great post. I read this back in October and again today.

Sean Mcgrath Oct 25, 2017 3:36am

Why is it a she?. Male Scorps are just as important in so many ways!!

Angelique Cejka Oct 12, 2017 1:59pm

Interesting, thank you!

Linda Lewis May 14, 2017 12:37pm

Basically I see astrology as a way for people to identify and then talk about themselves in terms of what they perceive to be their sign's qualities; it's a conceptual exercise and expression. But it has little to do w/ astronomy. In fact, over the centuries the astological chart has shifted 1/12th or one slice of pie in the sky from the present, actual astronomical descriptions--so my being a Scorpio according to my birthdate is BS; if constellations are relevant, I'd be a Libra. But what about people in the Southern Hemisphere who have entirely different stars overhead? My point is that any system can be misused to re-ify ego, to solidify ego, rather than to remain open to an infinite array of possibilities. The Buddha families can be misused if one declares allegiance to just one family, forgetting that each of us have all the families with both their neurotic and enlightened aspects. Astrology as a game is fun. As prediction is ridiculous, unless you believe in the fortune-cookie so strongly you make it happen, as in self-fullfilling prophesies.

Melina Powers May 14, 2017 5:29am


Sara Long Mar 17, 2017 12:53am

Thank you for this. At last, someone gets it.

Josie Bit Mar 16, 2017 2:08am

Can't agree more!!! Definitely me!!!

Verginia Leigh Higgins Mar 12, 2017 1:20am

Same here! I can't help but to see right through people as well!

Pammy Mains Oct 30, 2016 11:40am

Just thought would say to u the soul mate I'm ready my hart healed iam ready when u are u know where I'm at ready or not

Gretchen A Doumit May 23, 2016 12:36am

Beautiful. I am blessed to have my Venus in Scorpio.

Synergistic Harmony May 14, 2016 3:47pm

I felt every word. Thank you! Connecting the dots of my inner world.

Amy Kate May 13, 2016 7:37am

Perfect. 100% perfect.

Lisa Hoy Apr 22, 2016 6:41pm

That is 100% me. Thank you. I shared it with everyone. I think I use my "Scorpio gift" the most teaching first grade. Teaching my students how to fall, get back up, and fall again. There is no shame, only strength! I love that after 20+ years so many have found me on FB and thanked me for being one of their best teachers. <3

Melina Powers Apr 22, 2016 4:04am


Richard Campbell Oct 25, 2015 2:09pm

Thank you for this, i have gotten the 'Scorpios are bat shit crazy' before, it's nice to see someone gets us ;)

Sammy Merrick Oct 25, 2015 12:45pm

Great insight, being a Scorpio, we do have intense,often overwhelming emotions, of love, and hate ..and yes, shedding our skin, is opening a new phase of our life. Thank you

Uche Samuel Smith Oct 24, 2015 2:19pm


Uche Samuel Smith Oct 24, 2015 2:04pm

So true n frustrating

Miranda Pass Oct 24, 2015 10:17am

Thank you for writing this.

Miranda Pass Oct 24, 2015 10:15am

Thank you for writing this.

LeeLoo LuLu Oct 24, 2015 1:32am


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Crystal B.

Crystal B. is the Astrologist and Astro Therapist behind Crystal B. Astrology. Connect with her astrological insights on InstagramFaceBook,and YouTube. Learn more about how astrology actually works on her new podcast Astro Virgins. Crystal’s office is based in the metro New Jersey/New York area but she connects with people all over the world for readings. To date, she has had consultations with people in over 30 different countries. She is also co-creator of AstroJewels, a unique jewelry range gifted from the Earth, divined by the Planets & inspired by a Global Collaboration of women. Crystal offers private & group readings and live online astrology workshops. Astrology has always been part of her life since her dad is also an Astrologer. Sign up for her Free Monthly Newsletter and get a free 2019 Lunar Calendar. Find out more about her “Modern Astrological Insight With a Twist”, monthly horoscopes, and simple learning tools all on