Most people already have heard of or experienced Scorpios dark side. So I thought it would be important to shed LIGHT on what would be seen as dark Scorpio behaviour and hopefully explain how they could be misunderstood.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign. Which makes them not only emotional sensitive people, but also stubborn & immovable at times. It is one of the most passionate signs of the zodiac especially as it is traditionally ruled by mars which is fiery, destructive, direct, impulsive and selfish. Their ruling planet makes them different from the other water signs, they are like the fire signs of the water but with a lot more emotion.
Some of scorpio’s dark sides can be explained through a close look at their symbol – the scorpion. Scorpions have negative symbolism and used to be symbols of death, evil and self interest. Scorpions are creatures than can live underground and overground, symbolic for a Scorpios capability of being both dark/mysterious/low and light/open/taking the higher ground. This shows that Scorpio have the capabilities of being both bad and good, what we need to realise firstly is Scorpio usually starts off good, they CHOOSE to be bad, but what makes them become bad?
Scorpios are honest signs. They are blunt and direct – being ruled by Mars, they dislike lies and dishonesty. When a Scorpio feels as though they are being fooled, lied to or played, they do the same back. They are impulsive, yet calculating. Their water sign emotional nature allows them to be sensitive & quick in sensing deceit and dishonesty. Also opens up their emotions allowing them to be hurt which clouds their judgment. Their fixed nature makes them stubborn, which makes them unlikely to want to let the situation go without the person receiving their punishment. Their mars allows them to be impulsive, angered and aggressive in their approach to the situation. They are not people you can compromise with. However their nocturnal Scorpion nature allows it to be a slow bubbling type of punishment where they put a lot of thought on the petty punishment they will give.
The final aim is to expose the persons lies and deceit, so they too will usually become deceitful and play mind games. When actually in proper communication w a Scorpio, they are kind hearted, open, honest individuals. Dishonesty towards them, gets dishonesty back or complete cut off from Scorpio. They don’t play that shit. If you start it, they will end it.
Scorpios are defensive people. They rarely attack first. Just like the Scorpion which is a venomous animal that doesn’t hunt prey, it sits back and waits until they come to it and then it attacks. It’s similar to a Scorpios approach to people in life. They’re calm, still, relaxed for the most part. They will only erupt as a defensive mechanism because YOU tried to fuck with them. And they will usually win.
Many people say they have been hurt by a Scorpio who has “pretended to want them” then left them or was “cheating on them”. Looool these stories are most likely figments of the persons imagination. They read their role in a Scorpios life wrong. (Or the person has other unfaithful elements in their chart) Scorpios are not chasers or cheaters. As explained above, Scorpios do not approach and come to you. Being a feminine sign, they are more reclusive in their approach to people. They want you, wait & their energy pulls you to them. They are highly analytical and have a very strong gut instinct, so after good analysis, if they like what they see and it seems genuine, they keep you. If they don’t, you’re either dropped or kept a long as someone to satisfy them. But even while satisfying them, they won’t lie to you and allow you to believe your role is more important than it really is. They most likely won’t say anything unless asked. The confusion usually comes from their sensuality and genuine flirtatious and nice nature. They may cuddle you after sex, buy you food, treat you like a lady/man but in their heads, you’re just a play toy. It’s your fault if you read it for something it isn’t.
The issue with Scorpios is they have major trust issues. So a lot of their gut instinct is actually paranoia. Scorpios are fixed emotional water signs, so not only do they feel things on a deeper level than most, they retain things and hold them forever. This shapes their views, attitude and behaviour to people and the world. Most have been through some type of trauma or pain & struggle to erase their memories of how they were treated, what they went through and how they felt. They have usually been through too much and seen too much. Instead of speaking about it openly, they lie to avoid it or hide things from people. They go into relationships/friendships treating people as though they are the ones that put them through it or treat them as if they will also do the same to them which isn’t fair. People entering Scorpios life do not enter with a clean slate like they should. Hence Scorpios reluctancy to be honest, open sometimes and let people in.
Scorpio is a very possessive sign fuelled by emotion and jealousy. Their territory is heavily protected usually when they’re alone, so when a Scorpio loves someone and decides to allow them in their journey, they become part of their territory and protects them too. They become venomous, angry and aggressive if someone tries to take something away from their territory. When a Scorpio loves you, they love you. To some people it may not be obvious to see because they can be secretive emotionally, holding back and not knowing how to express their emotions. They are more open in expressing them sexually. They are loyal lovers to the point of fighting for them & not letting go even when things get toxic. The males are more likely to become cold and detached sooner than the females in a toxic relationship especially when hurt. The women are more loyal in holding on, but when they realise it is not going anywhere. They are very much capable of moving on, and become very cold and detached.
So Scorpios are not all bad, most of their bad and negative traits come from a place of previous hurt and pain they have not dealt with and spoken about and let go. Most Scorpios need counselling, but usually sweep issues under the rug and try move on. It doesn’t work out well as they end up hurting people around them and hurting themselves. They need to learn to be more open with their pain, let go of their pain and only move on when they’re willing to let go and let the new person fully in.