The Scorpio symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Scorpion and its stinger. This is the Scorpio horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.
Each zodiac sign has a special symbol, or glyph, that’s associated with the mythology behind it. For example, Sagittarius is ruled by the mythical Centaur—the Archer—so its glyph resembles an arrow pointed skyward. Scorpio is symbolized by the Scorpion’s stinger. Almost all of the 12 zodiac signs are depicted by an animal, with the exception of Gemini, Virgo and Libra. The Scorpio symbol also has a unique meaning.
What animal is the Scorpio symbol?
The Scorpio horoscope symbol is the Scorpion. The Scorpio sign symbol is usually depicted as the Scorpion and its stinger to insinuate Scorpio’s highly sexual nature. The Scorpio “M” glyph has a prolonged and pointy tail, revealing the Scorpion’s sting, unlike Virgo’s tail, which is curled in on itself. Scorpio dates typically fall from October 23 to November 21. Intimacy, sex, secrecy, power and control are the main Scorpio traits. Thus, the Scorpio symbol of the Scorpion’s stinger expresses the intensity, depth and obsessiveness of this zodiac sign. As an elusive water sign and a goal-setting fixed sign, Scorpio is the zodiac’s power-monger, the sign known for their savviness in wealth, resources and joint ventures.
To remember the Scorpio symbol, here’s a handy chart of zodiac symbols:
Although there is a standard symbol used to depict each zodiac sign, Scorpio symbols can vary based on the artist who renders it. You may see different Scorpio symbols, spanning from the simple Scorpio “M” glyph of the Scorpion’s stinger, to a full-on detailed drawing of the Scorpion itself.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, which has a symbol of its own. The Pluto symbol is simply depicted by Spirit (a circle) over a crescent and a cross. Pluto’s symbol suggests spiritual receptivity to “super worlds,” or the superconscious; placed above the physical/material world.