Scorpio

Nick Moscati and Joey Mungo

What Are Zodiac Constellations?

Zodiac Constellations are the 13 constellations that lie on the ecliptic.

Where is Scorpio

Scorpio is the 11th Zodiac constellation he sun passes through over he course of the year. Between the dates of October 23 and November 21, the sun is right on top of Scorpio. It is the southernmost of the zodiac constellations.

The Stars in the Scorpius Constellation

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The Myth of Scorpius

Scorpius was created by Gaia in order to kill Orion the hunter. The reason Gaia wanted to get rid of Orion is because Orion wanted to hunt and kill all the creatures on Earth. Orion tried to run from Scoripius, but could never escape. Eventually, Scorpius stung Orion to death. Legend has it, Orion and Scorpius were put into the sky opposite each other to prevent the arch rival from fighting. Whenever one rises, the other sets. They will never be seen in the sky together
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Information on Scorpio

It is the eighth sign in the zodiac. Scorpio is a water sign. This means that they are very emotional. Scorpios, however, don't like to show emotion. It is ruled my Mars and Pluto. This means Scorpios are extremely motivated to get things done
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Personality Traits of Scorpio

Positive traits include balanced, faithful, ambitious, and intuitive. Negative Traits include jealous, secretive, resentful, and manipulative. This leads to Scorpios liking to get things done their own way even if it causes them to be a bit mischievous.

Compatibility

Scorpios match very well with the water signs of Pisces, Cancer, and itself. It matches poorly with the fire signs of Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries.

Astrology vs Astronomy, Science vs Pseudoscience

Astronomy is the scientific study of the Universe and everything in it, while Astrology is just guessing about how the positions of the stars affect life on Earth. Ever since Isaac Newton proved that we can scientifically calculate how the stars and planets move in the 1600s, Astrology has been relegated to a pseudoscience since it can not be proven though the scientific method. Astronomy has instead expanded into the primary position of scientific study since it's findings are veritably true. Quite frankly, the fact that we are learning about the pseudoscience of Astrology in Astronomy class is a disgrace to entire field of scientific study