Lucky that I was born with a Virgo sun and a Scorpio moon. Your moon sign is what is in charge of your emotional realm and the sun is more linked to how you behave and appear to others.
I have met many Scorpios in my own life, particularly within my family system, as I have faced this treacherous combination of anxiety and depression with the Virgo sun and Scorpio moon in my own chart.
Scorpio is a water sign. Water signs are more prone to depression because they are very sensitive emotionally. Water is an element that is about looking at the deeper emotional and subconscious currents of life that control our waking actions and behaviours.
Scorpions are like this: "still
waters run deep". They can appear to be very good-natured, happy, perhaps calm, and are often very practical. They tend to be very efficient workers who are very good at getting things done.
Initially in life, they may have a lot of trouble getting in touch with their emotions because it is often their karma to be born into situations where this behaviour is not rewarded, and may even be seen as "wrong". When they learn to tap into their emotions, it can be very frightening for them because they have a depth that is often not considered "normal" in our society. What is considered normal is not necessarily what is really "normal", as "normal" does not exist, but what is dominant is what reigns.
Scorpions have often suffered trauma in their lives due to being considered abnormal, and this can affect their sense of stability in the world, which is something they long for. They can often find themselves in codependent relationships as a result of this desperate need to stabilise their naturally chaotic aquatic nature.
Scorpios are very affectionate and sweet, but can be hurt very easily. It can cause them to lash out at others or self-sabotage. The fate of being a Scorpio is not an easy one, but it is one that can be best handled when you understand your own nature and try to flow with the flow of life rather than trying to make other people do what you want. Scorpios can have a controlling and rigid nature that can confuse others, - they may keep it to themselves or they may express it towards others who are close to them - but it is only because they feel things much more deeply and intensely than other people. They are also very practical and often know how to do things more efficiently than others.
When they try to shut down that part of themselves to fit into society, they may struggle with mood disorders such as bipolar, borderline personality disorder and depression. They are often psychically and intuitively very gifted and may be drawn to the arts, theatre, dance, sexual and creative activities, as well as the occult.
To combat these mood swings that are so common in Scorpio, they need to know whose friends they are, and often have a close-knit circle of people they can trust. When their trust is betrayed, it is difficult to regain it. They need stability, with a good solid living situation and a full schedule to balance their chaotic aquatic nature. They also need time to relax, be alone, reflect and flow with the currents of life. It is of utmost importance for Scorpios to express themselves artistically and creatively in order to be happy.
I have been writing horoscope and self-help articles professionally for over 20 years.
• Today's horoscope: Scorpio