“The Scorpio Extrovert ?”
A Scorpioland.org Reader asks:
“I’m a Scorpio female (Aries moon, Virgo rising) and I know a number of
Scorps, myself included, that are friendly and love to be around
people. Any insight?
When Scorpios befriend or feel an interest in someone, they can be among the kindest, most giving and friendliest people on the planet. Scorpios ache for connections to people. They’d rather be around people than anything else in the world; that is because Scorpio is the sign of intimacy. Their greatest pains come from a lack of connection to people. Scorpios are both loners AND bonders.
One of Scorpio’s purposes in the Zodiac is to teach intimacy; that is something that the partnership sign of Libra cannot do. The Social Scorpio article never implied otherwise. It only implied that Scorpios don’t like being around random strangers and the general population. They like to vet and choose. They also tend to not have many friends. They like meaningful interaction. They find social rules to be arbitrary and conventional social conduct to be stifling and too ceremonial. But they can play the game of socializing if necessary; Scorpios wear a mask better than anyone in the Zodiac.
If you and your fellow “Scorpio extroverts” like office parties and big social gatherings, then that is the influence of other signs in your chart.
Air signs are the most social in astrology (Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra), followed by the outgoing and life-of-the-party fire signs (Leo, Sagittarius and Aries). I’d look to the Mars and the Rising sign (as both shape behavior) to see if air and fire influence those factors in the natal charts of overly social or extroverted Scorpios. I know a Scorpio with Sagittarius rising and he is extremely gregarious, silly and completely uninhibited around strangers.
But let’s be clear: This is not quintessential Scorpio energy at work.
This is energy from elsewhere.
As a feminine sign, Scorpios, like all feminine water signs and earth signs, are introverts by nature and tend to be closed off, with Scorpio introverts liking privacy and subtraction from the social sphere more than most.
We as people are so different because aspects, houses and other planets can add and subtract from the sun sign ego. They can mute and transmute the sun’s expressions– and that is always fun to observe.
However, it’s hard to discuss all these permutations of a sun sign, so ScorpioLand.org is dedicated to discussing Scorpio qua Scorpio, which means Scorpios acting out of true and authentic Scorpio energy and time-tested Scorpio principles. Such Scorpio traits have stood the test of time over the centuries and resonate with nearly all Scorpios.
Even many Scorpios with lots of air and fire STILL are generally true introverts and prefer select social interaction.
Regarding extroversion, or the direction of energy outward, Scorpios can easily fake that. And even if they do genuinely like to direct energy outside themselves via chatter, socializing, partying, etc., most Scorpios still have a greater propensity for introspection and losing themselves inside their own heads in moments of solace. I would personally say the true Scorpio extrovert is very rare, although pretend Scorpio extroverts abound.
I find that people confuse introversion with shyness and mild personalities (not saying you do). Scorpios are typically bold, confident and dramatic. In fact, if they are in the mood, they can wear red and cause a scene! However, that doesn’t mean they are Scorpio extroverts. Being so thoughtful and reflective, Scorpios simply have too much internal activity going on to qualify as extroverts.
They also renew and regain their energy by being alone; whereas true extroverts replenish themselves by being in a crowd of activity.
Even with four planets in Sagittarius, my love of exhibition is still subject to my Scorpio need for privacy. And a Scorpio male friend with a Libra stellium (including Libra Mars!) just insisted to me that although he is friendly, he is not one to socialize with abandon; he keeps a small circle of true friends.
Perhaps you and your friends are rare specimen. However, if all is examined, I’d be willing to bet you all are mostly introverts…?
What say you?
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