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Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 210–240th degree of the zodiac, between 207.25 and 234.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area on average from October 23 to November 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Scorpius 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 zodiac water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces.

Astrologers believe Scorpios are ruled by their desires, but that their strength is resourcefulness, and that their resourcefulness allows them to control their desires unless they have a plan to achieve them. Scorpios are analytical and meditative, and ponder data to create a realistic plan; self-deception is not something a Scorpio does. The Scorpio is secretive and intense, though their careful approach to planning and action can appear as a lack of intensity. The Scorpio is good at hiding their feelings. A creative dreamer with an original personality and a very vivid imagination. They take things personally, and sometimes their unique personality is not very well received, which makes them feel excluded and misunderstood. Kind and passionate, the Scorpio has an uncontrollable need to please others. Scorpios could always have a great deep discussion with Geminis.

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Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 210–240th degree of the zodiac, between 207.25 and 234.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area on average from October 23 to November 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Scorpius 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 zodiac water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces.

Astrologers believe Scorpios are ruled by their desires, but that their strength is resourcefulness, and that their resourcefulness allows them to control their desires unless they have a plan to achieve them. Scorpios are analytical and meditative, and ponder data to create a realistic plan; self-deception is not something a Scorpio does. The Scorpio is secretive and intense, though their careful approach to planning and action can appear as a lack of intensity. The Scorpio is good at hiding their feelings. A creative dreamer with an original personality and a very vivid imagination. They take things personally, and sometimes their unique personality is not very well received, which makes them feel excluded and misunderstood. Kind and passionate, the Scorpio has an uncontrollable need to please others. Scorpios could always have a great deep discussion with Geminis. More...

 
    The Zodiac, Divided into Twelve Star Signs
  The Zodiac, Divided into Twelve Star Signs
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    Libra, 7th Star Sign, September 23 - October 22
  Libra, 7th Star Sign, September 23 - October 22
Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 180–210th degree of the zodiac, between 180 and 207.25 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, Sun transits this area on average between (northern autumnal equinox)...
 
    Sagittarius, 9th Star Sign, November 22 - December 21
  Sagittarius, 9th Star Sign, November 22 - December 21
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    Agrippa, Roman General
  Agrippa, Roman General
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    Tiberius, 2nd Roman Emperor
  Tiberius, 2nd Roman Emperor
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  Vespasian, 9th Roman Emperor
  Vespasian, 9th Roman Emperor
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    Domitian, 11th Roman Emperor
  Domitian, 11th Roman Emperor
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    Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
  Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
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    King Edward III of England
  King Edward III of England
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  Vlad the Impaler, Dracula
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    Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy
  Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy
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    Columbus, Discovers America - 1492
  Columbus, Discovers America - 1492
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    Desiderius Erasmus, Prince of the Humanists
  Desiderius Erasmus, Prince of the Humanists
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    Joanna of Castile, The Mad
  Joanna of Castile, The Mad
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    Martin Luther, Initiator Protestant Reformation
  Martin Luther, Initiator Protestant Reformation
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  Paracelsus, Father of Toxicology
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    Suleiman I, The Magnificent
  Suleiman I, The Magnificent
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    Eleanor of Austria
  Eleanor of Austria
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    Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Spain
  Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Spain
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  Robert Devereux, Favourite of Elizabeth
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  Prince Maurice of Orange, Stadholder
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  Jacob Cats, Dutch Poet
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  Joost Van Den Vondel, Dutch Poet and Playwright
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    Charles I of England, Executed for High Treason
  Charles I of England, Executed for High Treason
Charles I was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles was the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he mo...
 
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  Otto von Guericke, The Magdeburg Hemispheres, 1654
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  Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor
Aurangzeb Alamgir and by his imperial title Alamgir ("world-seizer or universe-seizer") was the sixth Mughal Emperor and ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. His reign lasted for 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707. Aurangzeb was a nota...
 
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  Paulus Potter, Dutch Painter
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    Johannes Vermeer, Dutch Painter
  Johannes Vermeer, Dutch Painter
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    Antony van Leeuwenhoek, 1st Microbiologist
  Antony van Leeuwenhoek, 1st Microbiologist
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek was a Dutch tradesman and scientist. He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist. He is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope and for his c...
 
    Christopher Wren, Architect St. Paul's Cathedral
  Christopher Wren, Architect St. Paul's Cathedral
Sir Christopher Wren was an English anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of Lond...
 
    William III of Orange, King of England
  William III of Orange, King of England
William III (Dutch: Willem III) was a sovereign Prince of Orange by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange (Dutch: Willem III van Oranje) over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From...
 
    Edmond Halley, Astronomer
  Edmond Halley, Astronomer
Edmond Halley, Astronomer, remembered because his name is attached to a comet. Leaving Queen's College, Oxford, without a degree in 1676, he went to St Helena to map the southern stars. After a famous meeting with Wren and Hooke, he visited Newton in...
 
    Charles II, Last Habsburg King of Spain
  Charles II, Last Habsburg King of Spain
Charles II (Spanish: Carlos II) was the last Habsburg ruler of Spain. His realm included Southern Netherlands and Spain's overseas empire, stretching from the Americas to the Spanish East Indies. Known as "the Bewitched" (Spanish: el Hechizado), he i...
 
    François Couperin, French Composer
  François Couperin, French Composer
François Couperin was a French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist. François Couperin was known as "Couperin le Grand" (Couperin the Great) to distinguish him from the other members of the musically talented Couperin family. He was taught b...
 
    King George II of Great Britain
  King George II of Great Britain
George II was King of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the last British monarch to have been born outside of Great Britain, and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As King, he exercised little contr...
 
    Domenico Scarlatti, Italian Composer
  Domenico Scarlatti, Italian Composer
Italian composer and keyboard player. Son of the composer Alessandro Scarlatti, he worked as his father's assistant in Naples. By 1705 he was living in Rome. His father subsequently sent him to Venice, where he stayed until about 1708. There he proba...
 
    Voltaire, Author and Philosopher
  Voltaire, Author and Philosopher
François-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and free trade. Voltaire was a prolific writer...
 
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  Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian Polymath
Mikhail Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics...
 
    Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Mathematician
  Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Mathematician
Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Until 1759 he was also co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie. D'Alembert's formula for obtaining solutions to the wave eq...
 
    Captain James Cook, British Navigator, Explorer
  Captain James Cook, British Navigator, Explorer
Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the...
 
    Bougainville, French Admiral & Explorer
  Bougainville, French Admiral & Explorer
Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville was a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of James Cook, he took part in the French and Indian War and the unsuccessful French attempt to defend Canada from Britain. He later gained fame for his expedition...
 
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  John Adams, 2nd US President, 1797-1801
John Adams was the second President of the United States of America. He was President from 1797 until 1801. His Vice-President was Thomas Jefferson. Adams belonged to the Federalist Party. John Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on October 30,...
 
    William Herschel, Discovered Uranus - 1781
  William Herschel, Discovered Uranus - 1781
Sir Frederick William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering Uranus. He also discovered infrared radiation and made many other discoveries in astronomy. He played the cello besides the oboe and...
 
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  Charles IV of Spain
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  Tipu Sultan, The Tiger of Mysore
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  Marie Antoinette, Guillotined 1793
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    Louis XVIII of France
  Louis XVIII of France
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  Friedrich Schiller, German Writer
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    Georges Danton, French Revolutionary
  Georges Danton, French Revolutionary
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  Robert Fulton, 1st Practical Submarine
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  Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Radetzky March
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  Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Founder Sikh Empire
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  Niccolò Paganini, Violinist / Composer
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  Louis Daguerre, Daguerreotype - 1839
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  John Keats, English Romantic Poet
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  Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology
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  Vincenzo Bellini, Italian Opera Composer
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  Wilhelm E. Weber, Electromagnetic Telegraph
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  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Writer
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  James A. Garfield, 20th US President, 1881-1881
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  Georges Bizet, French Composer
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  Georges Bizet, Composer of Opera Carmen
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  Claude Monet, Impressionist
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    Edward VII of the United Kingdom
  Edward VII of the United Kingdom
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  Bram Stoker, Writer of Dracula
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    Theodore Roosevelt, 26th Us President, 1901-1909
  Theodore Roosevelt, 26th Us President, 1901-1909
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    Warren G. Harding, 29th US President, 1921-1923
  Warren G. Harding, 29th US President, 1921-1923
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    Madame Curie, Discovery of Radioactivity
  Madame Curie, Discovery of Radioactivity
Marie Sklodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a...
 
    Bingham, Machu Picchu - 1911
  Bingham, Machu Picchu - 1911
Hiram Bingham III was an American academic, explorer and politician. He rediscovered the Inca settlement of Machu Picchu in 1911. Later, Bingham served as Governor of Connecticut and a member of the United States Senate. Machu Picchu has become o...
 
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  Leon Trotsky, Revolutionary
Became a revolutionary in 1896. Later worked with Lenin on Iskra in 1902. He broke with Lenin the next year over the nature of the revolutionary party and aligned himself with the Menshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. He bro...
 
    Alfred Wegener, Discovery Plate Tectonics
  Alfred Wegener, Discovery Plate Tectonics
Alfred Lothar Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist. During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered as the originat...
 
    Pablo Picasso, Spanish Artist
  Pablo Picasso, Spanish Artist
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    General George S. Patton, USA WW2
  General George S. Patton, USA WW2
General George Smith Patton Jr. was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and G...
 
    General Montgomery, Britain WW2
  General Montgomery, Britain WW2
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, nicknamed "Monty" and "The Spartan General", was a senior British Army officer who fought in both the First World War and the Second World War. He saw action in the First World War as a junior officer of the R...
 
    Chiang Kai-shek, Opponent of Mao
  Chiang Kai-shek, Opponent of Mao
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    Nehru, First Prime Minister of India
  Nehru, First Prime Minister of India
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    Edwin Hubble, Big Bang Theory
  Edwin Hubble, Big Bang Theory
Edwin Powell Hubble was an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century. Hubble is known for s...
 
    Rommel, German Marshal WW2
  Rommel, German Marshal WW2
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel was one of the best known German Field Marshals and commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps in World War II. He is also known by his nickname The Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs). In a classic blitzkrieg, Allied forces were com...
 
    Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister
  Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister
Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany. Goebbels was known for his zealous and energetic oratory and virulent anti-Semitism. Following Hitler's death, he served as Chancellor for one day. He then committed sui...
 
    René Magritte, Belgian Surrealist Artist
  René Magritte, Belgian Surrealist Artist
René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' pr...
 
    Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians
  Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians
Astrid of Sweden was the Queen consort of King Leopold III of the Belgians. She was the third daughter of Prince Carl, Duke of Westrogothia, and his wife Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. She married Leopold on November 4, 1926, and became Queen of th...
 
    McCarthy, Anti-communist Pursuits
  McCarthy, Anti-communist Pursuits
Joseph Raymond McCarthy was a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin between 1947 and 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period of extreme anti-communist suspicion inspired by the tensions of the C...
 
    Hillary Clinton, Candidate 45th US President
  Hillary Clinton, Candidate 45th US President
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician who served as the served as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and was the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election, which she...
 
    Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft
  Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with P...
 
    Peter Jackson, Director
  Peter Jackson, Director
Sir Peter Robert Jackson ONZ KNZM is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–14), both of which are ad...
 
       
 
         
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