The SCORPIO Woman
"Consider anything only don't cry . . ."
The female Scorpio has a deep, mysterious beauty. She's magnetic, proud and
totally confident. But she has one secret regret. She was not born a man.
I can almost feel the heat from here when Pluto women hear about that revelation.
There's not a Scorpio female alive who doesn't think she's all woman, and you may
wonder what I'm talking about yourself, if you're in love with one. This girl
certainly has enough glamour, and she's enormously seductive. But I didn't say she
looked like a boy, nor did I intend to imply she doesn't do a bang-up job of being a
female. It's just that, unconsciously, she would prefer to be a man. Less restriction-
more opportunity. It's the one secret she even hides from herself, and seeing it
exposed won't sit well with her.
Once the Scorpio girl has figured out the difference between blue booties and pink
booties, she'll resign herself to wearing the pink ones, because she's fabulous at
making the best out of a situation. But pink is not her natural color. The true shade
of her nature is dark maroon, or deep wine-red, not a female color at all. However,
to give her proper tribute, she's able to make you think it is. I know one who's great
at pretending to be a fragile, fluffy kitten. She purrs so contentedly most men guess
she's an ultra-feminine Piscean. They topple into her trap and wake up later, sadder
but wiser. She is no kitten.
Scorpio women have a scornful contempt for members of their sex who flop in the
roles of sweetheart, wife and mother, once they're stuck with the parts. A Pluto girl
will control her desire to dominate, while she gives a glorious performance of
womanhood, and she'll do it with more finess than the masculine Aries, Leo or
Sagittarius girl. At least she'll do it during courtship. There may be a few cases
when the unsuspecting male gets a rude surprise after he shakes the rice out of his
shoes and the illusions out of his eyes. Unlike the Mars female, for example, a
Scorpio will subdue her drive and magnetize a man with the heavy perfume of her
exotic glance as she allows him to use his lighter to ignite her cigarette. That's far
sexier than aggressively striking a match herself and blowing the smoke in his face,
and she knows it. She knows lots more. Another girl might rush headlong into your
arms and shout her love from the rooftops. The Scorpio girl walks toward you
slowly, seductively, and silently delivers her private message. It's puzzling, but
these women can look seductive in jeans, jodhpurs or basketball shoes. Maybe it's
her husky voice that creates the image. I know one who wore a baseball cap
(honest) the entire time her future husband was courting her, and she spent a lot of
time talking about batting averages. But she was as seductive as Mata Hari just the
same, and she got her man. (He was hypnotized, as usual.)
You can give her a tumble, but she won't fall all over herself reacting to your
overtures. Don't expect her to bat long, sweeping eyelashes at you, and adore you
with blind devotion. Lots of female Scorpios are tomboys with stubby eyelashes.
Besides, with those beautiful, mysterious eyes that can read your mind so clearly,
she doesn't need any extra trimming. Whisper something romantic that would melt
another girl out of her senses, and the Scorpio girl will simply give you an intense,
penetrating look that will see right straight through to your real intentions. She's a
human X-ray machine, so don't flirt. Unless you mean business, you're wasting her
time and insulting her. I wouldn't advise you to insult a Scorpio. It's just not healthy.
If you don't know what I mean, ask someone who has. He may have some stories to
tell that will curl your hair.
I'm well aware that this dangerous femme fatale can hide her power of retaliation
with a tremulous smile, gentle mannerisms, and the most breathless voice this side
of an angel. But astrologers are expected to be up on these things. It's more
important for you to be well aware. After all, you're the one who's seeking to tame
her-or protect yourself against her-whichever. Probably both.
You can be sure that heaven certainly has no fury like that of a Scorpio woman
who's lost her normal steady control over those inward, seething, Pluto emotions.
She can be overbearing and domineering, sarcastic and frigid- then turn as hot as an
oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. She can hate with bitter venom and love with fierce
abandon. She can shriek like a furious banshee or whisper like an affectionate turtle
dove. One thing you can be sure of- she's never wishy-washy.
The Scorpio woman has a disconcerting gift that can make icy shivers run up your
spine. It's a peculiar form of black magic, and she weaves it so expertly it can seem
like real witchcraft. You have very little chance to escape, once her eyes meet yours.
Because of her mystical sixth sense, she can often recognize a future mate at first
glance, and somehow, she'll transfer this perception instantly. You'll have one of
two reactions. You'll be hopelessly caught in her spell, and down you'll go, in a
dizzy spin toward surrender, or you'll be scared right out of your socks, and feel like
running for help. What's your rush? Stay around awhile. You might find out what
life is all about. She knows. And she'll teach you. Anyway, you should be flattered
that she considers you worth that strange gaze. A Scorpio woman can't excuse
weakness in a man. She looks for ambition and courage. She wants a mate who can
dominate her and make her proud, without disturbing her secret individuality. He's
expected to be strong, masculine and better-looking than average. A high degree of
intelligence is required to match her own excellent mind, plus more than a passing
acquaintance with abstract, philosophical wisdom. So put your socks back on and
practice a superior smirk. Everybody you know will think you're pretty super to
have her staring at you. The men and women both. It could open new vistas, when
you think about it. Your personal stock should zoom several points higher than it
was before she noticed you.
Having once achieved closeness with a female Scorpio, you can be positive you're a
unique and unusual man. You can also be sure that her love for you is unmatched by
any you'll ever experience-and you can take that in several ways. You'll be the most
important interest in her life. If she's a typical Pluto girl, she'll boost you loyally,
and try to please you with passionate intensity. If you're too hard to please, she'll
show her frustration with passionate attempts to conquer your disinterest.
The word "passionate" probably caught your eye. Most men have heard exciting
rumors about the passion of November females. It's true. She's brimming over
with passion, though it's kept under rigid control by a poised, frosty attitude toward
strangers, and a surface smoothness suggestive of black velvet. But the male sex is
too inclined to relate passion strictly to romantic action; and that's selling her short,
because Pluto's definition of the word is far more encompassing. It's involved with
her feelings about everything she touches. She's never just slightly interested. It's
impossible for her to be detached or casual. She seldom likes or dislikes a play, a
book, religion, furniture or people. She either bitterly resents or she intensely
worships. If one of these two passions can't be aroused, then she totally ignores,
with ice around the edges. Yet, through it all, she'll remain essentially untouched by
emotional storms, judging at least from her placid exterior, which always drapes
itself around her after each minor or major nuclear explosion. It may be difficult to
convince your mother-in-law that her daughter really broke all those dishes and tore
all those draperies to shreds after the fury has subsided and her black velvet poise
has returned. People may look at you as if you're a character assassinator. What do
you mean? Shame on you, accusing that cool, controlled, lovely girl of such a
temper. You have my sympathy, if that's any help.
She has such fabulous virtues, you might know her vices wouldn't be skimpy, either.
So think about her good points. All right, then, think about her good points after that
lump on your head has healed.
Because she's drawn to investigation of the shadows, she may at first seem to be
tempting, forbidden fruit, and the deep, strange expression in her eyes intensifies
impression. It's true that the Scorpio girl sometimes wanders into dangerous waters
in her efforts to penetrate life, and since there's not the slightest trace of fear in her
(unless she has an affliction to her Moon, and is full of nameless terrors), her search
may indeed take her into some weird byways. But the typical Scorpio will emerge
from any discovery still strong and pure. If she allows the journey to soil her inner
spirit, Pluto will punish her with anguished remorse and guilt; yet she can still call
on her great strength of character to rise again, like the phoenix, from the ashes of
her experiments. In Kahlil Gibran's writings, the Prophet replies, in answer to a
question about Evil, "Of the Good in you I can speak, but not of the Evil. For what
is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst? When Good is hungry, it
seeks food, even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters." A
perfect description of Scorpio.
She may have been a fascinated spectator to a million human foibles, and she may
have tasted a variety of experiences to savor the knowledge. But she can
mysteriously emerge from all her explorations above suspicion, and still superior to
almost every other woman you know. She could be the keeper of quite a few
secrets. It's surprising how many dark deeds are confessed to Scorpios, though
own inner lives are marked: "Private-Keep Out." She likes to hear secrets, but she'll
seldom tell anything anyone has confided in her, not even to you (unless there's an
afflicted Mercury in her natal chart). You can also expect her to have a stack of
secrets that relate to her personally, and don't try to pry them out of her. There's a
private part to this woman you'll never touch, a part of her mind and soul that
belongs strictly to her, and there's absolutely no trespassing there. She's not
untruthful, in fact she's more oftien too brutally honest, yet there will always be
those special thoughts and feelings she won't confide to you or anyone else.
A Scorpio woman will be incredibly loyal to those she finds strong and deserving,
but the weak ones will never be honored by her glance. Her dignity in human
relationships can make her seem aloof and snobbish. In a way, she definitely is,
because she practices a personal caste system, and it's more clearly marked than
of her Leo and Capricorn sisters. All Scorpios are highly selective in friendships.
They'll keep the worthy companions through an entire lifetime, and freeze the
shallow, the common or the unworthy. There's an immense store of perseverance
and determination buried in the nature of a Scorpio woman, and any time she
chooses, she can call on these to help her master the excesses which may tempt
from drink and drugs to self-destructive, ruthless revenge and dangerous
Sooner or later, she'll probably investigate some form of the occult, and ancient
mysteries and unseen worlds will eventually have her respect, though Scorpios can
range all the way from religious fervor to total atheism during a lifetime.
A Scorpio woman need not be a legal wife to give wifely love and devotion. If
circumstances beyond your control make marriage impossible, she'll love you from
hell to breakfast, and not give a hang what the neighbors think. In most such
unusual situations, the relationship is real and honest above and beyond the
selfish love of many a legitimate marriage. The hypocrisies of society will never
keep this courageous woman from seeking the sun. She answers to no law but her
own, and in her Pluto heart, she has more total understanding of the vow "till death
do us part" than half the brides who blissfully murmur the phrase.
.Despite her own strong individualism, the typical Scorpio girl will let her man be
the boss. Instead of overshadowing him with her force and drive, she'll apply her
talents to help him attain his goals. Your future will be important to her, and she's
not likely to insist on retaining her own career after marriage (unless you've
disappointed her deeply or a second job is needed in a temporary domestic crisis).
She may fight you wildly in private, but she'll defend you fiercely in public. She
won't stand for anyone maligning you or taking advantage of you. Those who try
will feel the lash of her righteous anger. Your happiness will always come first.
Unless there are adverse aspects to her Sun sign or ascendant in her natal chart,
she'll patiently help you persevere until you get what you want, and while you're
getting it, she won't whine or complain or become restless, though she might turn a
little bitter if you lose your courage on the way. She'll expect you to aim as high as
your abilities will reach. Anything less may bring on some pretty sarcastic taunts
and reproaches, especially if she has an afflicted Mercury.
Scorpio women love their homes, which usually shine with cleanliness, taste and
comfort. Meals are served on time, and things are generally under control. If the
opposite is true, something is making her mighty unhappy, because her natural
inclination is to beauty and system. To the typical Scorpio woman spring cleaning is
like vacation. They love to dig into comers to see what they can find. Just be careful
she doesn't find any cryptic notes that smell of perfume in your old jacket pockets
when she's clearing out the closets. Scorpio is unreasonably suspicious, even when
there's no basis for suspicion, so you can imagine what happens when she finds a
real clue to possible infidelity. Picture the shape of a mushroom cloud and you'll get
a general idea of what may happen, figuratively speaking. It's no good being
suspicious of her, no matter how many opportunities arise; and there will be a
goodly number of them, because she never exposes her deepest feelings. Naturally,
this can arouse a few questions on your part. Just swallow them, along with the
lump in your throat. Like that locked chest or drawer she's had since childhood,
certain things about her are off limits. It will get you nowhere to probe. I realize
fully that it isn't fair. So does she. But that doesn't change things a bit. That's the
way it is. Take her or leave her. You'll probably take her. It's almost impossible to
leave her. If nothing else, she'll haunt you the rest of your life. Adjusting to the
idiosyncrasies of her nature is easier than suffering the nightmares that will surely
result if you walk away. No one walks away from a Scorpio. Not really. Didn't you
know that? Those who have tried can educate you. Anyway, you have a very special
As much as she needs the security of home roots, shell move if it's necessary to
career, and without any visible flinching at the uprooting. She makes an excellent
wife for an army or navy man and a real jewel for a politician. There's no one she
can't see through, no deception that escapes her. A Scorpio woman can tell you
exactly who can be trusted and which ones you have to watch. The Pisces wife has
the same ability, but she may be too soft to criticize, too ready to make excuses for
the failings of others. Not so the Scorpio female. In fact, she may frequently have to
check her sharp tongue and tone down her brutal analysis.
In the budget department, Scorpio women are completely unpredictable. She can
scrimp and save and pinch a penny until it bends double, then have a sudden spell
being magnificently extravagant. One thing is sure. She'll enjoy money, whether she
saves it in an old shoe or spends it on luxury. But this woman always leans heavily
toward prestige, and she won't let cash compromise that. She'll be satisfied if you
choose a smaller income, as long as it insures that you are your own boss, with the
potential to rise to become somebody of influence, Scorpio females like power, and
they will sacrifice much for it. Your power will do, because Pluto allows her to be
adept at living vicariously through others when it suits her. Remember that although
she'll sacrifice and put up with very little for a planned goal, she's too proud to live
amid shabby surroundings forever, and she'll become mighty sour and discontented
if she's forced to do so for an unreasonable length of time. She'll either try to force a
change in the family fortunes after a certain period, or she'll gradually retreat into
the dismal world of the gray lizard, outwardly accepting and almost seeming to
enjoy poverty, but inwardly intensely bitter.
She'll be possessive but she won't want to be possessed. One of the worst traits of
both male and female Scorpios is a refusal to see any viewpoint but their own when
the emotions are involved. It takes weeks of introspection to bring them around to a
semblance of humility. Her natural interest in the opposite sex, even if it remains
platonic, may give you as much reason to be jealous of her as she is of you. She'll
probably fascinate every male in sight on occasion, and you may have to sit by
while they're mesmerized. It seldom leads to anything serious, but it can cause some
uncomfortable moments. It can also lead to some explosive disagreements. In the
heat of battle, it pays to remember that her compulsion to even the score usually
makes her the winner in any kind of skirmish. She gets the last word. If you tell her
a lie, she may tell two. If you stubbornly refuse to kiss her good-bye in the morning
after a tiff, she may refuse to kiss you goodnight for a month. Just let your mother
(or anybody's mother) criticize her cooking, and the Scorpio woman may forget to
invite her to dinner for several Sundays in a row. An accidental injury, however,
she'll forgive, if she knows it's unintentional. The Scorpio sense of justice is as
strong as the sense of revenge. Most people forget this. She'll remember every
kindness and give you back double for that, too. It works both ways.
With the children, her expression of love may lack a certain tenderness and open
demonstration, but the youngsters will probably sense her deep devotion and feel
emotionally secure anyway. A Scorpio mother won't let the talents of her children
go unnoticed or gather dust. She'll spend many an hour encouraging them toward
higher goals, and be willing to provide any support they need. Her offspring will
find her strong and helpful when youthful problems arise, because her knowledge of
human nature makes her a wise counselor. She'll teach them to meet difficulties
with her own courage. But she can be bund to their faults, an attitude which can
naturally cause a lot of trouble if it isn't recognized and checked in time. Anyone
she imagines is a threat to the happiness of her children, in any way, however small,
will be crushed, and I'm afraid that includes her husband. She won't appreciate it if
he's stricter with them than she thinks he ought to be.
A Scorpio woman will sometimes nearly drown you in her passion for living, yet in
a real storm, her cool, calm reason and steely strength will be a life raft. Though she
works her magic in strange and secret ways, her haunting eyes will always gaze at
you with basic honesty, even while she remains just beyond the reach of human
understanding. She's a little dangerous, perhaps, but undeniably exciting. Let other
husbands cope with the flighty girls. You've known the compelling mystery of a
lovely witch who brews a pretty good cup of tea and never bums your toast. (Well,
almost never.) When the cup is empty, let her read the tea leaves for you. She can-if
she wants to.
You mean you didn't know? I told you there are things she keeps to herself....