Scorpio, The Scorpion, is the eighth symbol of the Zodiac. Anyone born between 24 October and 22 November is born under this sign. According to ancient Greek legend, the huntsman Orion went to the island of Crete to hunt. Orion threatened to kill every beast, which made the goddess of earth, Gaia, angry. To punish him, she sent a huge scorpion which stung Orion to death. Scorpio is a fixed sign, and is ruled by Pluto. Its symbol is , which represents the scorpion’s sting. Scorpio is one of the four water signs.
Blue topaz is one of the traditional stones for Scorpio. Blue Topaz is believed to be very calming and soothing, and to be able to assist with problem solving.
Another stone traditionally assigned to Scorpio is aquamarine. Aquamarine is thought to bring peace and serenity, calm the nerves, and protect sailors.
Key words for people born under the sign of Scorpio are: Corrosive, passionate, piercing; brings about extreme situations. Scorpios frequently cause quarrels. Scorpio rules the reproductive system, sexual organs, bowels, and excretory system.
Scorpios share their sign with such notables as Claude Monet, Carl Sagan and Michael Collins. You can shop for a Scorpio pendant in my Celestials Collection in The Silver Forge Shop.