A zealous and careful nature in one’s actions and work; decisive work ethic, steadfastness in belief, fortitude, and the capability of not giving up. Budgeting one’s time; monitoring one’s own activities to guard against laziness. Upholding one’s convictions at all times, especially when no one else is watching (integrity).
Most Virtuous: Taurus, Aquarius
Also Virtuous: Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Restraint, temperance, justice. Constant mindfulness of others and one’s surroundings; practicing self-control, abstention,moderation and deferred gratification. Prudence to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time. Proper moderation between self-interest, versus public-interest, and against the rights and needs of others.
Most Virtuous: Capricorn, Libra
Also Virtuous: Virgo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Lust is an intense desire. It is usually thought of as excessive sexual want; however, the word was originally a general term for desire. Therefore lust could involve the intense desire of money, food, fame, or power as well.
Most Guilty: Taurus, Sagittarius.
Also Guilty: Scorpio, Leo, and Capricorn.
Greed is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, Greed (as seen by the church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions. Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by Greed.
As defined outside of Christian writings, Greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs, especially with respect to material wealth
Most Guilty: Aries, Leo.
Also Guilty: Capricorn, Taurus, and Scorpio.
Wrath, also known as “rage”, may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and self-destructive behavior, such as drug abuse or suicide.
Wrath is the only sin not necessarily associated with selfishness or self-interest, although one can of course be wrathful for selfish reasons, such as jealousy (closely related to the sin of envy).In its original form, the sin of anger also encompassed anger pointed internally as well as externally. Thus suicide was deemed as the ultimate, albeit tragic, expression of hatred directed inwardly, a final rejection of God’s gifts.
Most Guilty: Aries, Scorpio.
Also Guilty: Pisces, Virgo, and Leo.
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This song is a pretty awesome representation of the more obsessive side of Scorpio’s in relationships.
The traditional way of treating rulerships goes back to a concept of the universe in which our planetary system was not viewed as one many systems in a single galaxy, out of many galaxies - but the whole universe itself was viewed as a single system.
In that system, the seven visible planets were all the lords of their own fiefdom, and therefore all the activity within their lands and possessions.
Looked at that way, the chart becomes like a set of nation-states through which the planets travel, sometimes in their own kingdoms, sometimes crossing borders into kingdoms ruled by either allies or enemies, where they have less authority.
And by totaling up who has the most and who has the least, and where it finally leads, it could be determined who the most powerful magnate was, and who the weakest; Who “ruled the chart” and who owed what to whom in the end, and who didn’t. It is really astoundingly anthropomorphic, and tagged to a very specific historical political system.
In a population of seven planets and twelve signs, the division was very neat and symmetrical, with Moon and Sun holding sway over neighbors Cancer and Leo, and then each planet in order of speed having two kingdoms on either side, progressing outward from the middle: speedy Mercury over Gemini and Virgo, sauntering Venus over Taurus and Libra, determined Mars over Aries and Scorpio, leisurely Jupiter over Pisces and Sagittarius, and deliberate Saturn tying up the opposite ends with tangent Aquarius and Capricorn. Hierarchical and symmetrical, this was the celestial tree of life – the whole universe in its perfectly-formed completeness.
(Original 7-planet rulership tree was totally symmetrical, with inner inconsistencies ignored in favor of overall structure.)
As new planets arose, the plan began to lose its balance - shifting to apply the new knowledge of the heavens to the twelve signs.
Mars clearly shares energy and aggressiveness with Aries, but not so much with more withdrawn and isolated (though powerful) Scorpio, while Pluto seems actually a bit more similar to that dark sign.
Jupiter certainly has the broad shoulders and inclusiveness of Sagittarius (though maybe not so rough-hewn), but doesn’t seem to have much in common with Pisces at all, while Neptune seems made to the task.
Saturn and Capricorn seem a perfect match, but Aquarius though sometimes cold is far from conservative and stodgy, so Uranus would seem to share some of its more unusual and inventive side.
Both Mars and Pluto rule the zodiac sign of Scorpio, so anyone whose birthchart has a strong Scorpio influence will tend to have two drives — one influenced by the battling energy of Mars and the other by the hidden depths of Pluto. In astrology, Mars is the planet of aggression, and Pluto is the planet of magnetic forces.
There is some Variation from source to source, Astrologer to Astrologer, over whether Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, Mars, or both.
Traditionalists often advocate for Mars as the sole rule, and more Modern Astrologers claim it to be solely Pluto’s rulership.
Some consider them to be both equal rulerships, though most commonly Pluto is seen as the Planetary Ruler, and Mars considered to be a “Subruler.”
People usually think “Sexual, manipulative, intense.”
Okay, yeah, but there’s a lot more to them than that.
Did you know most Scorpio’s thrive on transformation? Destruction and Creation, rebirth and growth, are as important to this sign as sex, intensity, and manipulation, if not more so.
These individuals thrive on self-improvement. They’re the type to constantly reevaluate how they are, and how they want to be, and actually work towards becoming the best that they can be.
This is why they are so often self-assured; they try to be the best that can be, as opposed to others who they see as being confident without due cause or unhappy with themselves without attempting to change.
Scorpio’s thrive on change - unlike the other Fixed Signs. They see change (especially towards the better) as essential to the rhythm and flow of life (compare this to Scorpio’s Opposite Sign - Taurus). They are aware that change is what allows things to remain the same, and that which isn’t the same, they move in the right direction.