Element and Quality of Scorpio
Scorpio is a Water sign, sharing with other signs the focus on feeling and emotions but with a dark intensity. Scorpio has both a traditional ruler (Mars) and a modern ruler (Pluto), and the combination of the two creates a fiery (Mars) and forceful (Pluto) personality. As a Fixed sign, Scorpio can be stubborn and unyielding and have difficulty relinquishing control. In Scorpio this strength of the Fixed nature combines with a passionate intensity of emotion and focus of Will that results in a powerful drive to probe the depths and eliminate whatever is inauthentic.