Scorpio- The Passion and the Pathos

Anna Shaw

Westgate on Sea, United Kingdom

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Scorpio – one of the most powerful creatures in the world of the zodiac, symbolic of life,death and regeneration.

Here, Scorpio is celebrating her power and freedom,after having killed her lover with her deadly sting. She looks to the owl, not for affirmation, but for new companionship. She is oblivious to her deed. Leo, with his family, look on.


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This was created totally in Photoshop CS4. I started with the beautiful background of trees, and overlaid this with several layers of textures and colour. The individual characters were added and each individual layer overlaid in different blending modes to blend in with the background.
Full stock credits can be found below.

My thanks go to the following artists, who generously make their stock available…

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The music portrays both the passion and the pathos of Scorpio. It speaks of love and loss.
It is Beethoven’s violin romance played by Anna Fontanella, – it is wonderfully moving.


Scorpio being the eighth of the Sun Signs, is considered to be the sexiest soul of the Zodiac, Scorpio attracts others without even trying.

Discovering others and the world’s secrets, under various circumstances is, by and large, a life mission for this highly energetic, powerful and passionate Sun Sign.

Scorpio has a way of seeming dangerous, even when they he is minding his own business. A typical Scorpio could be walking a puppy, but still have an air of danger, with a subtle attitude of, “Don’t pry into my world unless I give you full permission to look.”

Scorpio rarely gives anyone permission to get close, and very few people are allowed to see the Scorpio’s true inner self. This is because scorpions have instinctively learned that the world is not a kind place and they come prepared for it at all times.

As a child, this sign is often very trusting – perhaps too trusting, and he allows his generous emotional nature to flourish. That is, until reality sets in and the world shows its true colours. Scorpio then establishes an elaborate defense system, vowing never again to fall victim to unkind individuals.

Keep your eyes open when approaching the Scorpio, because you are being watched from the very second you step into their domain. Scorpio is, by nature, a sensitive sign and they are totally peace-loving, until someone gives them a reason to strike. The Scorpio will strike with a famed scorpion stinger if you cross territory lines, or if you’re careless with your words.

One must remember that this is a sensitive water sign, so it’s important to tread lightly. They are known to seek revenge when hurt, others should expect it – in fact, it should be marked on a calendar! The intended target is wise to apologize, rather than being subjected to repeated stings from the scorpion.

The Scorpio can find a person’s weak spots within seconds, and if for some reason it’s not found immediately, then the outsider is studied until a weak point is discovered. Once found, it’s filed away, and if necessary, that weakness will be used against the target in the future. Why? It all stems back to childhood, when the Scorpio lost faith in human kindness. Thereafter, the Scorpio developed a defense system to protect those passionate, yet vulnerable emotions.

The Scorpio’s stinger will usually keep most enemies at bay. Choosing to nearly perish rather than appearing weak, makes this person formidable opponent. Extremes are common place for this sign and they can come in the form of great strength, or great weaknesses. Most commonly it’s great strength, unless abuse was present when they were youngsters. Even so some still manage to rise up from those ashes.
Usually, there is a distinct preference for the darker areas of life, intrigue or anything mysterious. Scorpio minds are known for penetrating beneath the surface of any situation or topic.

With all of this darkness, Scorpios are still passionate and loving to the core with those that they care about.

Men and women both gravitate to people born under this astrological sign, yet they do not know why. There is a hypnotic trance – something in the air when a Scorpion arrives on the scene. Scorpios are naturally gifted with great magnetism, despite the fact that most Scorpions aren’t aware of this trait. A powerful persona mixed with a confident nature is how a Scorpio is perceived by others.

Text from Suite 101

This is the ninth in the World of the Zodiac series. The others are …

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