|Zodiac symbol||Scorpion (mythology)|
|Duration (tropical, western)||October 23 – November 22 (2021, UT1)|
|Sign ruler||Mars (traditional), Pluto (modern)|
|Exaltation||None in traditional, Uranus in modern.|
Association of the astrological signs with Empedocles' four classical elements was another important development in the characterization of the twelve signs. The body of the Hellenistic astrological tradition as it stood by the 2nd century is described in Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos. This is the seminal work for later astronomical tradition not only. Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. The Sun transits Sagittarius’ constellation from late November to mid-late December (approx November 21 to December 21) each year. This time of year marks the end of the Fall season, as we transition into the Winter season. The Zodiac Explained Astrology interprets the influence that the Sun and Moon have while they are in a specific zodiacal sign and is based on the concept that there are 12 signs of the zodiac, measuring 30 degrees each, along the astrological circle.(See Chart Below). Astrological symbol: Archer. The sign of the Archer is influential for those born November 22 - December 21, when the Sun is considered to be in Sagittarius. It is representative for the charisma, openness and ambition of these natives.
Scorpio (♏︎) is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It spans 210°–240° ecliptic longitude. Under the tropical zodiac (most commonly used in Western astrology), the Sun transits this sign on average from October 23 to November 21. Under the sidereal zodiac (most commonly used in Hindu astrology), the Sun is in Scorpio from approximately November 16 to December 15. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.
Scorpio is one of the three water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces. It is a fixed, negative sign. Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle (or phoenix). According to The Astrology Bible, Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, black, and brown.
Mosaic in Maltezana near Analipsi, Astypalaia, 5th century CE.
Scorpio adorning a building in Hamburg, Germany, designed by sculptor Richard Kuöhl.
A mosaic in a residential complex in the Jedlesee district of Vienna. Virgo 2021 astrology yearly.
Although the exact dates can shift plus or minus a day, depending on the year, here are the general zodiac sign dates used by Western (or Tropical) astrology:
In Western astrology, your star sign dates are calculated we use what’s called the Tropical Zodiac, which is based on the seasons. It is calculated by the path of the Sun against the sky, called the ecliptic, as it travels through an imaginary 360-degree circle known as the zodiac.
In second century Alexandria, the great mathematician and astronomer/astrologer Ptolemy created the Tropical Zodiac. It’s is a fixed system that is not affected by changes in the constellations or the Earth’s axis. Ptolemy used the same names for the zodiac signs as he did for the constellations, which is why there is often confusion around the birth date range. The Tropical Zodiac is static and not affected by shifts in the Earth’s axis. It is based on the seasons.
The Tropical Zodiac begins every year with the Aries pseudo-constellation—or the Aries slice of the zodiac wheel—which is based on the position of the Sun at the Spring Equinox on March 21. The Sun enters Cancer on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. It enters Libra at the Fall Equinox, and it enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice, or the shortest day of the year.
The Sun moves into a new zodiac sign every 30 days, on approximately the same date every year. *However, it can shift by a day from year to year, and that’s why we have the concept of a “cusp” birthday. The myth of the cusp is that you are two star signs, instead of just one. You’re not. Whatever zodiac sign the Sun was traveling through at the moment of your birth determines your star sign. To figure out your exact zodiac sign, you need to know what time you were born. You can do a free chart here to discover what your actual Sun sign is.
Periodically, astronomers will point to the fact that the Earth’s axis has wobbled and therefore the position of the constellations in relation to us has shifted. They are correct about that. However, they will then announce that there is actually a 13th sign, or a new zodiac sign, called Ophiucus. This is NOT true.
Here’s why: Western astrology is NOT based on the actual positions of the constellations. It is calculated by the Earth’s rotation around the Sun, using a fixed and imaginary circle (or band) around the Sun that is divided into 12 different 30-degree segments.
Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, is the traditional Hindu astrology system. It is based on the Sidereal zodiac, or Nirayana, which is an imaginary 360-degree “belt” of zodiac signs divided into 12 equal sectors. However, Vedic astrology is different from Western astrology in that it measures the fixed zodiac, rather than the moving zodiac. So in Vedic astrology, the Aquarius dates would be February 13-March 12. Go figure!