Scorpio Traits & Anti-Traits
Astro lore tells us that Scorpios are brilliant, sexual, confident, powerful and magnetic.
Pepper that Scorpio personality profile with tales of this 8th sign of the Zodiac being deep, loyal and rebelliously exciting and we have an irresistable image that may not always jive with reality.
Yes, many Scorpios are grand enough to warrant the legends that precede them. However, many can also be the polar opposite!
The sign of Scorpio is the sign of the extremophile, able to exhibit diametrically opposite personalities for every realm associated with Scorpio, whether that realm is sexuality, power or psychology.
So, it’s not unusual to see Scorpios who exhibit either their legendary trait OR the anti-trait — and possibly both — over the course of their lives. There’s no room for in-between.
Scorpios are either very intelligent or very dumb.
They might be incredibly magnetic or incredibly repulsive.
Scorpios can be very confident or very insecure.
They can be sugary sweet or loathingly sinister.
Scorpios can be very powerful or very impotent.
Scorpios can be sexually stimulating or sexually revolting.
They can be evolved or degenerate.
They can be inspiring or intimidating.
They can be risque and exciting or boring.
They can be profound or shallow.
…wholesome or depraved
…polite or terribly gauche
…electric or obnoxious
… wanton sexually free spirits or repressed celibates — even asexual!
The tale of the dumb, repulsive, impotent, shallow and unsexy Scorpio is rarely written about . However, examples can be encountered in everyday reality and in the celebrity world. Tracy Morgan, anyone? Kathy Griffin? Perhaps it’s unfair to indict them by name. Claim your brethren, you if wish.
Often when these bastardized and polar opposite expressions of the legendary Scorpio essence exist, the expression is like a malignancy — a potential that has been mishandled, destroyed or poorly developed.
The existence of such Scorpios can be confusing because they challenge everything we thought was true about the Scorpio personality and classic Scorpio traits.
However, the reality is that Scorpio rules over power, sex, psychology, intimacy and the occult in strong ways. How they rule and from what angle they rule these realms are subject to the natal chart, personal will, self-development and maturity.
A repulsive Scorpio is every bit as capable in the realm of personal power as the magnetic Scorpio — they’ve just turned the magnetism inside out and redirected it.
So, it is with the binaries listed above in other Scorpionic realms.
The evolved, deeply reflective and inspiring Scorpio is no more capable than the degenerate Scorpio; they both have mastered the realm of psychology and use their insights into the souls of others to pull levers — just in opposite directions.
The sexually profane Scorpio is every bit the brother of the Scorpio who sees sex as the highest sacred expression. He has merely taken that sacred act, acknowledged its value and exploited it to the extreme.
From that perspective, the existence of Scorpio anti-traits within the Scorpio tribe aren’t so confusing at all.
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