Honest and forthright, a major Scorpian failing is an occasional descent into self-rightiousness - and woe to anyone who feels the sting of Scorpion retribution whenever crossed.
While more easy-going signs such as Libra or Pisces may brush off a personal offense or injury, Scorpios tend to hold on to resentment long after others have forgotten about it.
In love, Scorpio's all-or-nothing attitude makes for a very fiery and passionate partner, and once domesticated they are usually honorably devoted to family and loved ones.
Born to pursue what's right and just, their personal integrity quite often makes them rock-solid friends and business partners.
Scorpio Fast Facts (October 22 to November 21)
Element : Water Ruling planet : Mars, Pluto Rules : Reproductive system Birthstone : Topaz Color : Red Most compatible with : Pisces
With their tremendous concentration and probem-solving ability, Scorpios can excel at detective work, financial analysis, scientific research or any career that calls upon their intense gaze and almost supernatural analytical strengths.
Scorpio gift ideas - Quiet, mysterious and complicated are words that best describe the Scorpio personality. Gift ideas for the typical Scorpio range from ship-in-a-bottle kits to intricate puzzles and brain teasers.
Detective and mystery novels, or books that plumb the depths of quantum theory also make ideal gifts for the cosmic-minded Scorpio. Those born under this sign also have a spiritual side that tends toward Eastern mysticism, so anything that appeals to their more contemplative natures are also sure to be richly appreciated.