Nine Things You Did Not Know About Scorpios

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Unless you are a Scorpio, here are Nine Things You Did Not Know About Scorpio. Probably.

(1) When they gaze at you intently, like a Scorpion getting ready to sting something, it is actually them trying to seem nonchalant.

(2) Scorpios are unable to work as extras in movies or advertisement shoots because they draw the eye. They always look as if they’re up to something, part of the plot or plotting.

(3) They will always know a lot more about you or about any given situation than they are likely to let on to you. Their sleuthing skills are extraordinary.

(4) Scorpios like to give or to receive knives as a gift – penknives, kitchen knives, fancy gourmet ones, ceremonial scythes and cutlery that means business.

(5) They know that when they say “I am a Scorpio” to someone,  his/her eyes immediately drop to their crotch? They don’t care because they secretly like their rep as the ‘sexy’ sign. 

(6) They often short-circuit vibrators and other variants of the same. It’s their Qi.

(7) All Scorpios have a Scorpio ancestor who visits them from the other-world at some point in early life. Perhaps this is linked to the old witches tale that when a Scorpio in the family passes, another is conceived.

(8) They love psychotherapy and would go every day if they could. Their relish of self-knowing and traversing the wilder areas of the psyche is for real. They’re psychological avatars.

(9) They love psychics and clairvoyants but are never satisfied. What telepath would be talented enough to pierce their Sphinx inscrutability?


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Double scorpio. (sun, moon.) I tend to keep away from knives because 1. don’t like cooking 2. temptation to stab someone when angry might get too much. and giving one as a present is either to home-maker-y or too creepy, like you think they want to be in the army special forces or something. However the knives as sex toy thing sounds promising. Would have to be very sharp though. Is it true that if you say “I am a Scorpio” to someone, his/her eyes immediately drop to your crotch? – No but they do react verbally … “sex and… Read more »

Ms Motown

Re Scorps and sex toys. A gal-pal and I were trying to persuade our scorpio mate to get a vibrator…. she was bemoaning the lack of sex due to her fella being a pain in the patootie. She refused point-blank to consider one. We were saying but, but but!! But she was adamant.


Now you know why…


I’m Scorpio Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Neptune.

I have given LOTS of knives as gifts. My favorite was a underwater knife for my husband to use when he scuba dives.

Tried psychotherapy but hated it. I always felt like I was being “led” down a path (but my moon is Aquarius so that might have something to do with it).

I am completely easy for others to read, especially when I’m mad.

Have broken many sex toys.


Its all un-true except for the psychotherapy thing. that’s spot on


Scorpio rising and the only one that applies to me is the psychotherapy. I don’t even like knives.


scorpio sun, ascendant, mercury and neptune. all close to/or conjunct, straddling 12th and 1st houses. Love knives, but only because of their beauty/design and not functionality (Libra venus). Have given Swiss Army Knives as gifts. And was given a splendid and beautiful hunting knife by my Dad- a cap. Have not had people ponder my crotch when faced with my sun sign. Perhaps they have been too polite? Love analysing, probing, exploring, reading other people. Am in medical profession and most consults detour spontaneously from the mundane physical to the fascinating psychological. Ruthless in my own self evaluation. Not into… Read more »

lib rising ramzilla

Oh, I had to laugh. I will never forget scorp ex & his heavily scorped son (sun conjunct pluto!! plus merc, venus, jupiter & node) at son’s bday happy as pigs in mud taking part in scorp ex’s created family tradition of cutting birthday cake with a sword. Those two serious types weren’t happy as pigs in mud v often, but i’ll never forget their smiles wielding that sword… eyes often dropped to scorp ex’s crotch, it was truly magnificent. mum is tres scorpy (sun, MC, merc, venus, saturn). she is SERIOUS about knives and sharpening rituals with special stone.… Read more »

scorpalicious robot

worked with a Sagg girl who told everyone in our department she liked to take knives to bed and that guys liked it. You could almost hear the dropping of mouths. Whatever rocks her boat. Certainly doesn’t rock mine.

Angelina Jolie’s into knives and carrying around vials of blood apparently. She’s a Gemini, no planets in Scorp but not sure of her rising sign. Moon and mars in Aries.


Knives in bed ? that hurts just thinking about it !

scorpalicious robot

yeah Ouch! she must have been dating wackjobs! She had a few issues that one.

Leonine Librarian

The knife thing is where any of my scorp tendancies abandon me…I have a deep seated fear of being cut. Admittedly my Aries mother was extremely cautious with me with knives to the point where I couldn’t pick one up without being warned not to cut myself…so thats just reinforced it…but I think it’s from something past, way past.

scorpalicious robot

The answer is No. It doesn’t fit all Scorps. I just don’t get the whole obsession with knives? but then i don’t consider myself to be a classic Scorpio either.

I must admit i can’t pull of nonchalance. Cracked up when i read that 😆

Perhaps psychics find it easier to read Scorps because they’re more open to it. I once convinced my Leo sister to see one and she told me the psychic said she was hard to read.

Cap rising, moon in Sagg (11th house) Venus in Libra (9th)


scorp sun + moon…

well – i definitely have my own obsession with kinives and bought a brand new set for myself when i moved house.

i don’t pull of nonchalant at all.

i am usually the one looking at other people’s crotches

i’m a mental health worker and i’m investigating further training in psychotherapy

etc. i’m tragically(?) classic scorp.


now all you need is some kind of kinky fetish scorptastic 😉


Haha, I laughed out loud when I read these. Friend of mine with all major planets in Scorpio was recently extolling the virtues of psychotherapy and how he thinks it should be mandatory for everyone.

I don’t know him well enough to answer the other questions though!


These comments are great… As a scorp I: Have never given anyone a knife. But I’d love it if someone gave me expensive knives… I am a bit fanatical about my lone kitchen knife, and LOATHE serrated knives. Is it true that if you say “I am a Scorpio” to someone, his/her eyes immediately drop to your crotch? – Hehehehe, yes, then they look terrified! Is it true that you cannot “consume” marital aids/sex toys as you tend to break them? – Its not just me? I thought I just got a dodgy one! A suprised yes, I think… Is… Read more »


Love my knives and paid a small fortune for good german steel. Don’t tend to give them as presents tho…

And yes, I generally don’t bother to mention I am a scorpio as it is met with discerning looks and the occasional ‘nympho’ comment!


it is very funny that you mention scorpio’s Mystic
once again i find myself talking to a teacher about astrology — she too is a scorpio!
she seems very skeptical (yet it didnt help with my cancerean arch enemy telling her everything was just bullshi*)
we were in the computer lab and she asked to see her chart — i did it up on (loove the site btw) and apparently she has a double scorp – scorp sun and scorp rising

Triple Cancer Chick

Two close friends are Sun Scorps, i’m unsure of their other details.. I have been given a knife set from my female Scorp friend. The Male definitely likes knives and swords but I’ve never received them as a present from him. I have a close psychic bond with both. I’m not really sure about the crotch thing? They are both very sexy in way that isn’t overt. They don’t wear sexy clothes or give come hither looks but they give off a very sexy energy. They’re both kinky and into toys but not openly so, it’s not something they sit… Read more »

Triple Cancer Chick

oh. that was weird. one of my (very cute) staff just came up to my desk holding a swiss army knife, talking about how he cut himself with a stanley knife on the weekend. My brain flashed to christmas when he gave his kris kringle a knife and then my brain wonders “He must have some major stuff in Scorpio”

So i look at his crotch 😛

He is Aries Sun but that’s all i know.

Leonine Librarian

Thank you for that mental image. Actually did laugh out loud.

Triple Cancer Chick

heh. another knife incident just happened. Another one of my staff who is sun Scorp was all flustered about not cleaning up after we had birthday cake earlier. She was in a hurry to leave. I told her I’d clean up. She still looked worried “BUT my knife!!!” . She finally agreed to leave when I promised I would handwash her knife and put it back in her drawer.

She also believes that you should never give knives as presents because it will cut the friendship. She’s from Trinidad so maybe that is a cultural tradition there?


One of my best friends is a scorp and she’s a psychic, but I’ve not known her to be too interested in knives – heaps of virgo in her chart would probably deem all that too dangerous or downright silly. She says she can’t read me because I influence my reality and change it at will! HA! Dunno about scorp ancestors .. psychotherapy, doubt it, it would be a contest of wills over who’s gonna suss out whom first (she’d win). The therapist would really have to be on the ball.


I have Scorpio sun (Uranus conjunct) & mercury. I love the Scorp rep for being intense and obsessive, enjoyed reading the posts here! Yes I have given knives! I think it would be a good sign to get a knife from a Scorp – shows they trust you 😉 Never broken a sex toy, and busting the stereotype I’m not into them. (just for me- it is antipassion as if my/partner’s own body/mind is not enough, although I have owned one and have no prejudice against them) Not the crotch stare so much, but definitely ‘ooo-errr’ kind of response. Everyone… Read more »

Leonine Librarian

This is what has surprised me a little here, seeing so many Scorps being open about questions asked…I’ll normally blather on about all manner of things, but while I’ll go yep some strong scorp tendancies ala the list I’m more comfortable not going into it in depth…maybe because my scorp stuff is the stuff that is the most intensely private for me?

scorpalicious robot

it’s because your MOON is in Scorp LL. My sister is same – Leo with moon in Scorp. She’s intensely private.


Thanks for that scorpalicious robot, that makes sense to me. The sun wants to shine. And I think I’m more communicative about ‘scorpy stuff’ cause my mercury is there + virgo rising + stellium in libra.

scorpalicious robot

my moon is in Sagg and i find it hard to shut up and be secretive… hehe. No topic is off limits. The Sagg candour + Scorp brutal honesty = peeps always know where they stand with me.

Leonine Librarian

You know there was no judgement in there didn’t you…just honest query? Honestly finding out about the importance of Moon position and Rising sign and houses and postions and conjoining of this and trine of that has made so much more sense to me of me. Can you imagine feeling like a Scorp but also having a healthy serve of Leo and then the Taurus rising added to the mix….I say this not as a poor me ‘cos in my own egocentric way I actually think it gives me a reason for the extra layers beyond the surface sheen…also it’s… Read more »

scorpalicious robot

LL, of course i thought it was an honest query. Perhaps my answer was a tad abrupt. I had the day off today and still struggled to keep up with all the posts and comments. Anyhow, I totally understand about the layers and the mix of signs that make us who we are. Leo/Scorp not such a compatible mix but neither is Scorp/moon… hehe. Knowing the mix certainly makes it easier to understand and be more accepting of ourselves and others doesn’t it? I’m sure i read somewhere that women become more like their moon as they get older. Any… Read more »

Leonine Librarian

Nah Scorybot, I’m just freakishly sensitive at the moment. RAW and then not. Empathy plus and then feeling like I’m just missing the mark a bit. So then I do my pain in the arse clarification spin… Am gearing up for more change and it’s just unsettling. Did a big clear out of stuff today…in between an inordinate amount of posting here. Have had months of this unwanted attraction to a Taurean bloke, and am sick of it. Have had missed connections with a formerly reliable Leo male friend (who last year drunk dialed and spilled lot’s repressed longings from… Read more »

Leonine Librarian

The nah was nah to abrupt…and yes I think I’m scorping more strongly as I age…if it ever comes up in conversation…and if I say I’ve got a Scorp moon I get this look and then they generally say of that makes total sense…it depends on who I’m with who I let see the inner fierceness..although a few people can sense it….if I don’t really trust someone they get to see warm sunny exterior…not many people get to go dark side.

scorpalicious robot

LL, freakish sensitivity could be due to Dark of Moon. Sounds like there’s a lot happening. There’s an eclipse coming up soon too. Will be interesting to see how it all pans out.
Why is your attraction to Taurean bloke unwanted? I do recall you mentioning him before. Is he spoken for or have you just had enough of the lack of progress?

Leonine Librarian

Have you ever had that feeling where you really like someone, you feel yourself brighten when you see them, be with them, but if you actually consider what the reality of it would be like you know that it’s just not workable…we’ve both talked about what we would like in a relationship and it’s just not each other…it would all be a lot easier if it was just lust..which would be easier to dismiss…or deal with. I can sense he’s either met someone or is about to meet someone that is what he is looking for soon, and I’m pleased… Read more »

scorpalicious robot

oh LL, totally get what you’re going through. I had/have a bit of crush on my barista who is married (and i don’t go there!) He is, like you said a “reminder of something like what I would like” And i guess on Wednesday when the moon went into Aries i got a bit pissed off with the situation. Why the hell can’t i meet someone who’s actually available! And again, like you, it takes a lot for anyone to spark my interest. Plus, i live in inner-city Sydney where 90% of the male population is gay so it’s twice… Read more »

Leonine Librarian

Yep we’re in the same boat when almost right is just infuriating. I too have previously been happy just sauntering along and I think in some ways a little country town and Sydney CBD both sound like shallow talent pools. Could have something also to do with just not wanting to sell myself/yourself short…It’s not I want perfection, hell I’m so far from it perfection would just be torture…Also how much torture for you to have the source of your coffee also be a little too interesting and out of reach ?Sympathy gah. I am looking at the coming astro… Read more »

taurean with the HMBOTS

aaahh thank you, scorpbot, that makes heaps sense to me too!


I’m Scorpio with Sagittarius rising (Sun, Mercury, Neptune & Mars in Scorpio & Moon in Leo). 1. Knives: Attracted to knives myself and have a beautiful collection in the Kitchen. very selective re giving knives as gifts though. Have to watch young sons. 2. Eyes to Crotch: Only if you let them. Keeping a fixed gaze on someone when responding to this question prevents eye shift 3. Marital aids/sex: Don’t need them 4. Scorpio ancestor who visits: In dreams, Yes. 5. Psychotherapy: Tend to develop intense relationships with psychotherapists – trust issues… 6. Psychics easy to “read” Scorpios: You’d have… Read more »


Scorp boyfriend has bought me more knives/scissors/secateurs than jewellery since we have been together. Have learnt to overcome my abject horror. He also has a penchant for knife sharpening and the ritual (performed regularly with the aid of super precious diamond stone wrapped in velvet) is something to behold. The lecture/diatribe that goes with it slightly less so.


i should add though, that more than people looking at my crotch (what’s not to like), the typical response to being outed as Scorp is to assume DANGER . I think we have bad wrap for jealousy, possessiveness, revenge, payback and so on. I find this very annoying (NB, not so annoying as to take retaliatory action, however). It’s a very simple cliche of the lower scorp, which is why i prefer our totem of the Pheoneix to the poor old arachnid scorpion who is too misunderstood. In my experience we keep score, in order to be fair, and we… Read more »

Leonine Librarian



Dearest LL, I see that you are deeply funkatated as at the 18th. I am hoping you have more peace within since then. Its funny at times we ant something so much and at times we try and tweak things to make them work. I find that it is after these machinisations that one discovers that it was actually best left alone then! For now one reaps much havoc. Unwanted attractions and missed connections….they are head achy indeed and at times I wonder if its our gut warning us off or whether its just plain fear of the unknown. A… Read more »

Leonine Librarian

SS no pissing off necessary and that’s just not being polite…thanks for taking the time out to see through the whirl which was mind on the 18th… 1) I’m calmer again…that night/day I was just feeling a bit argh about stuff….which I guess is pointing out the bleeding obvious 2)Bloody good point often when we have missed connections can be a mixed blessing in disguise Spent yesterday looking at apartments in Brissie for and or with my daughters…and just busy busy day… fun for the most part. If I didn’t find it all so absurd I’d go bonkers I’m fairly… Read more »


Hi LL Glad to hear that you have settled to an even keel. Missed connections…..these always make me think of the sliding doors effect….the what if’s. However for sanity sake blessing in disguise for sure makes the most sense. I just loved reading about your adventures looking for apartments. The chamber pot part particularly made me giggle and thank God for the blessing in living in a home that was not in smellavision! You are tres patient and such a good Mama Bear for helping your chilen. Isn’t it interesting hearing about our ex’s from our children? Maybe your Leo… Read more »


I agree Plutonicfemme – who wants to live in a world without depth and passion and intensity?


Is it true?

why yes it is, thanks for asking.

The rest of you have no idea what you are missing out on : )

Pisces Goat

I only have Mars in Scorpio, but I have given knives NUMEROUS times as presents (pen knives, ornamental knives from other countries…) and wondered why I’ve got such strange reactions…I always thought they were a great gift and didn’t read too much into it! I’m also VERY into psychology, what drives people, and why people make certain choices…


hahaha! I had an ex who is Scorp. Who “loved” pyschotherapy and would try it on me on a daily basis and alot of “I’m reacting to THIS, based on your actions” It got extremely annoying.


agreed! psychobabble can be extremely annoying!


Yes to psychotherapy (others and myself….all over that stuffand I’m almost always right about other people) and knives; I consider katanas to be among the highest art forms and the one at the British Museum made me literally weak in the knees. I don’t know about “dropping to the crotch” but people do tend to go “OooOOOooohhh…” as if they suddenly learned very dark secrets about me.


But also I WAS an extra in a movie and was told I was one of the better ones by the assistant director…it’s called Taking Woodstock and is coming out soon!

But that is probably my Leo Rising, somehow.


My mum is a scorpio sun, scorpio moon – no useful factoids re: knives and martial arts but she is an amazingly insightful woman, absolutely into psychoanalysing people – she is always spot on! and she has kooky little hunches and feelings about people that often seem quite psychic. But the classic thing is that she thinks that she is being very sneaky sussing people out, asking questions in such a cute minxy way, with a little smile and a cock of the head, but it is very obvious that she is sleuthing around for clues about their inner world,… Read more »


This is tres odd , as my gorgeous man is a Sun in Scorp Sun but Moon in Acquarius. Hmm Mercury,Neptune and Mid Heaven is in Scorp. The thing is though we do not know his birth time as he was adopted, so has just put 12 as his birth time. Why is that? What time do we use when its an unknown? Anyway he has many Scorpy ways by being intense, suspicious, secretive, manipulative, negative, sees the worst etc. At the same time he is very kind, generous, creative, loving, musical, fun, very intelligent etc etc. However he… Read more »


Hmm that’s me Salacious Sagg just then. Why did I turn up as Anonymous?

Leonine Librarian

Yes Salacious Sagg sporadic is not only a word it is a word particularly apt in regards to infrequent sex…as there the origins of the word sporas-scattered is similar to a greek word for speriem-to sow.

Hope you’re doing ok…I’ve been busy lately so I’m not as conversant with how everyone is at the moment.


Hiya LL, I knew you would have the answer and so apt too!! 🙂 I too have been so incredibly busy being Super Woman that i have not had time to keep up with how everyone is at present. I hope FA is ok too. I am ok… my Scorp is doing well being drug free but still unemployed since early this year. This has started to tell on me and the household. However, I stay positive that as I march through the tunnel I am approaching the sunlight! : > Hope you are well and happy in your blissful… Read more »

Leonine Librarian

I’m so glad you’re Scorp is drugfree…that’s a hell of a base line of success, but still on the day to day such a blessing for someone that from what I remember has really struggled. As for you you positive thing…good on you for being able to still maintain that pull to the light. Hard learnings…are you still able to see someone to talk with? Living with someone unemployed is hard, not just the finances and the support, but I find people without a clear sense of purpose get a bit lost …sometimes into x-box, or too much aimless coffee… Read more »

Leonine Librarian

If you have a Moon in Scorpio does this make you Scorp lite? ‘Cos I can put up my hand for 4 of the above.


LL, 4/6 not lite!

Leonine Librarian

Um I forgot about having Neptune in Scorpio…that may explain a bit too.

the hell's belle

in his wilder days, my scorpio ascendant hubby used to keep a golf club AND a baseball bat in the trunk of his car . . . for self-defense, of course, due to graf beef.

Ãœber Virgo

Pardon me, I’m a naive Virgo. What is a graf beef?

hell's belle

sorry, graffiti-related feud – from tad-less-naive Virgo


Scorpio Rising. Re Factoids:
Yes to appreciating a good knife & considering as gift for the right person
Yes to good psychotherapy
No to the others.

A friend’s Scorpio child is very good with knives and cutting for his age – he currently fascinated by those little fishing scissor things to cut fishing line.

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