Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Mars. In Vedic astrology, last pada (one of the four) of Vishakha, Anuradha and Jyeshta nakshatras are covered by this Zodiac sign. In Sidereal Astrology (that is in Vedic or Indian Astrology), Sun is in this sign from roughly November 16th to December 15th, while according to Western astrology corresponding to Tropical zodiac, sun covers this sign from October 23rd to November 21. Scorpio is a Feminine, Negative, Water, Fixed,Insect, Mute, Fertile, Harmful and Mystical sign.
Scorpio born have well-built body, bright face, dark eyes, piercing looks, elevated eyebrows, small and thick neck, flat teeth, long stomach, thin thighs, curved legs, and medium height. Scorpio born have firmness of intentions, self-confidence, killer instinct, powerful reasoning, stable mind, progressive, intelligent, fearless, courageous. They can also be rude, selfish, jealous, sensual, oppressive, impulsive, overzealous, violent, brutal, intolerant, egoistic, secretive and rebellious. They are compatible with Cancer and Pisces born.
These general characteristics of Scorpio born are influenced by the planetary aspects and positions in the horoscope. In Vedic astrology, Mars, Moon,Sun and Jupiter are functional benefics for this sign. When Saturn in transit is in Libra (Thula), Scorpio (Vrishchika), and Sagittarius (Dhanu), Scorpio born undergo Sade Sati.