Make no mistake: the Scorpio is not a sign that you want to mess with. Because underneath their exterior, they possess a dark and brooding side, that is capable of just about anything.
Because whilst they might be fiercely loyal to their loved ones, they don’t take kindly to those who betray them. And once they consider you to be their enemy, their fury can be so intense, that it will like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
But just what is it about the Scorpio exactly that makes them so, well, dangerous? Here are nine secrets of the infamous Scorpio dark side.
1. Their ruling planets Mars and Pluto make them fierce as hell.
When it comes to Scorpio’s dark side, their ruling planets have a LOT to answer for.
Mars is known as the planet of war and with it brings immense energies of passion, strength and aggression. Whilst Pluto on the other hand is literally named after the God of death, representing darkness and destruction. These planets deal deeply with energies relating to control, manipulation and power dynamics.
Your ruling planets can have an enormous affect on your personality and the way that you move through life. And with ruling planets like these influencing their charts, it’s should come as no surprise that Scorpios can be absolutely savage when it comes to dealing with their enemies.
2. They can hold a grudge for eternity and will stop at nothing to get revenge.
Some of the signs in the zodiac try to live by a philosophy of “forgive and forget”, but not the Scorpio, in fact, they couldn’t be more opposite.
They have extremely long memories and when somebody wrongs them, it becomes so etched into their brain that they simply can’t let go of it. And when they deem an offense to be of a serious enough nature, you better believe that they will become hell-bent on revenge.
They will plot and scheme in the most calculated of ways, until they come up with a punishment that will ensure the offender never even thinks about making the same mistake again.
Hell knows no fury as a Scorpio scorned.
3. They’re patient and wait for the perfect opportunity to strike.
Just because the Scorpio can be vengeful, it doesn’t mean that they will strike right away. Instead, they bide their time, watching carefully and waiting for the ideal moment to pounce, when they know it will have maximum impact.
In fact, this can be one of the most dangerous and downright unnerving things about this sign. Because whilst other signs might get caught up in the heat of the moment, and retaliate without much thought, a Scorpio is much more patient and methodical.
This means, you’ll never know what they’re up to, forcing to you to constantly look over your shoulder until one day, just when you think they’ve forgotten all about their grudge, they blindside you from out of nowhere.
4. They don’t back away from confrontation.
Some of the zodiac signs try to avoid conflict at all costs, leaving it as an absolute last resort. But the Scorpio rises to the challenge and even revels in it.
They absolutely refuse to allow others to walk all over them. The moment that they feel as if they are being backed into a corner, their stinger will come out in a big way. They’ll go from 0-100 and ramp the tension up to such a degree that you’ll likely wish you never crossed them.
If they’re not happy about the way that things are going, then rather than just gritting their teeth and bearing it, the Scorpio will absolutely kick up a stink and let you know all about it. And often it will also be in the bluntest and harshest way possible too, with zero guilt or remorse.
5. They’re master manipulators and experts at psychological warfare.
If you’ve never had to deal with the mind games of a Scorpio, then consider yourself extremely lucky. They know exactly how to get inside of your head and mess with your emotions, in a way that is unmatched by any other sign.
They instinctively know exactly how to manipulate a situation in order to give them the upper hand. And through mental trickery, they can convince you of just about anything, all whilst making you think it was your own original thought.
They’re capable of acting in such a Machiavellian fashion that even the most ruthless of politicians would be envious of their abilities.
6. They have an insatiable hunger for power and control.
There’s a good reason that the Scorpio is often said to be the most powerful sign in the zodiac. And that’s because in many ways, they are.
Their ruling planet Pluto emits profound energies of power and control into their chart, making them hands-down one of the most dominant signs in all of the zodiac.
They have an authoritative nature and a desire to take charge of every situation that they find themselves in, bending the world around them to their will. It’s no coincidence that many Scorpios wind up finding themselves in leadership positions in which they are able to wield enormous power.
7. They can read you like a book and know where all of your weaknesses lie.
The incredible sense of intuition which they inherit from their ruling planet Pluto, gives them an uncanny ability to read people and pick up on the hidden subtext of a situation.
They pay close attention to every subtle display of body language, every slight gesture, every pause and every hesitation. They can read between the lines and intuitively understand what it is that a person is not saying to them, and what it is that they are trying to hide.
They can peer into your soul and uncover all of your deepest thoughts and desires, regardless of how well you try to disguise them. They know what it is that you’re most afraid of and where all of their enemies weaknesses lie.
They take note of all of this information and store it away in their memory vault, just in case there comes a day that they will need to use it. And if they do, you can be sure that they will use it to devastating consequences.
8. They’re so damn secretive that you’ll never know what their true agenda is.
Whilst they’re extremely good at sniffing out other peoples secrets, they’re also highly skilled at hiding their own. They have serious trust issues and are highly wary about who they allow to get close to them.
They keep their cards so close to their chest that you can never be certain about what their true intentions are. Trying to get a read on them when they don’t want you to know what they’re up to, can be like trying to read a book that was written in ancient hieroglyphics. In other words, good luck.
This makes them extremely dangerous because when they’re coming for you, you can never be sure what their next move is going to be, making it next to impossible to prepare a good defence.
9. They are prone to jealousy and can be intensely competitive.
Everybody gets hit by the green eyed monster of envy from time to time, but with the Scorpio, well, they can take it to a whole other level.
If somebody has something that they want but don’t have, then their competitive instincts can kick into overdrive, and they will stop at nothing, until they successfully one-up them.
And when it comes to their relationships, they quite simply, don’t like to share. When they fall for someone, these brooding women and domineering men can become obsessed, which in turn, can bring out their possessive side.
They can become overly paranoid about people stepping on their turf. And when they sense that a competitor is trying to make a move, then the Scorpio sting can come out in a big way.