Scorpio is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Scorpius, and is the 8th sign of the Zodiac; its element is water and its quality is fixed. Traditionally, in astrology, Scorpio is ruled by the planet Mars, and in modern times also by Pluto. Some modern astrologers consider Pluto to be a more appropriate ruler over the sign, citing the reason for Mars having initially ruled the sign being that Pluto had not yet been discovered.
The opposite sign to Scorpio is Taurus.
Under the tropical zodiac, Scorpio is typically occupied by the Sun from October 23rd → November 21st, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from November 16th → December 15th. However, the Sun may be occupied by Scorpio at any time between October 23rd → November 22nd depending on the year. Scorpio rules over the astrological house number 8.