This Constellation, “Scorpio” — the-eighth of the Zodiac — exerts its influence from October 22 to November 20.
It endows the subject born during this period with mind at the same time shrewd, persuasive, fickle, capricious, dreamy, poetical and often religiously inclined.
He has a firm hold upon himself and his will-power is steadfast and persevering.
The temper is fiery, bellicose and easily aroused, somewhat rough and even violent, but never unkindly so; there is a love of danger for its own sake. This sign renders those born under it phlegmatic, taciturn and close mouthed; they are often tinged with misanthropy.
Slow to move to anger, they are also slow to forgive; they keep a deep feeling of resentment and as their wrath cools down it becomes almost more dangerous, for in their revengeful spirit, they are relentless and act quickly and recklessly.
If the phlegmatic tendency is the predominant symptom, they oppose their adversary by the mere force of inertia.
If they are not toned down by education and proper surroundings, the subjects of Scorpio are quarrelsome and fond of seeking trouble with or without cause.
This constellation renders those born under it skillful and patient in all kinds of work; it gives them a love for architecture, for simple country pleasures, and withal, a thirst for honors.
In their opinions they are stubborn, rarely amenable to reason and disagreeably aggressive.
This sign gives little prosperity in the first part of life, but promises plenty of it in mature years. Unexpected gains will accrue at that time of life; they may come from matters connected with religious worship or be the result of long journeys; an inheritance is also among the most serious probabilities. Scorpio always brings fortune in its train.
The subject will have few brothers if any; one of them is threatened with a fatal accident either through a fall or through drowning.
If the subject is born between midnight and noon his father will suffer complete ruin in his position and fortune.
Scorpio always gives to his subjects a numerous progeny.
Malignant fevers contracted across the sea will threaten the subject’s life; he will also suffer from constant headaches and cruel fits of neuralgia; through excesses of some kind — work or dissipation — a severe illness will come, but recovery is possible.
The subject will surely marry, in fact, he will marry twice as an early widowhood is foretold; one of these unions will be unfortunate. Either of the spouses will be in slight danger of being crippled by a large quadruped, by secret enemies or by accident.
Deep heart-sorrows will come to the subject by the early loss (before the age of thirty), of a dearly loved one, either wife or husband or sweetheart, or friend of either sex.
Long journeys will be undertaken over land and sea; they will not be particularly fortunate.
As success will come to him comparatively late in life, he will have passed middle life before he tastes a secure peace, bitterly fought for through a laborious youth.
Many will be his friends, and the kindly favors of the great will not be wanting; but one friend or protector will be the cause of great trouble in the march of success, or in a love affair.
Enmities will also be numerous and they will stick to the subject the best part of his life. These will be found even among his daily associates, both social end in business.
If the subject visits a foreign country, he will be in great danger of being waylaid;
but he will escape scot free, as all those born under Scorpio are singularly well protected against accidents or attacks.
In warm climates the subjects of Scorpio are lymphatic-bilious, in cold latitudes they are nervous-bilious.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain