Scorpio: October 23rd - November 21st, is symbolized by the Scorpion, which immediately calls to mind that poisonous tail that can lash out and sting when its victims least expect it. Scorpios can be like that, when highly upset or pushed into a corner.

This is a complex, passionate sign that sometimes acts in passion rather than thinking things through properly first.

A Fixed Water Sign, Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto, which is where all that passionate intensity comes from, mixed in with emotions that run miles deep like a fathomless ocean -- and, of course, the stubbornness to match. Whew -- what a combination! It's no wonder this sign is known to be incredibly intense.

Scorpio has so many things going on under the surface, it's a wonder it can seem so put together. But that passion and intensity make for a highly compelling personality.

Scorpio is one of the sexiest signs of the Zodiac, and its reputation is matched only by its reality -- as a magnetic, brave sign that can become possessive and vengeful when given proper motivation.

It's true -- Scorpios can make formidable enemies, and they're only slightly less intimidating as friends. They love to control their surroundings (including the people around them), and often take a behind-the-scenes approach to manipulation. But it all comes from a good place -- that drive to connect, to know as deeply as they want to be known.

Scorpios make great psychologists, dramatic actors and surgeons.

All the zodiac signs are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

The retrograde Mercury in Scorpio is a powerful influence that can throw your reasoning ability right out the door. Although your perceptions may be quite keen, the words that stream from your mouth indicate a less than rational mind.

You may find yourself more suspicious and insecure for some unfathomable reason. As a result, negative thinking or feelings can color the way you express yourself. You may be rather sharp tongued, lashing out words like a whip on your unsuspecting audience.

You could also be using more codependent language on those closest to you, striving to gain some control in a chaotic world. Conversations can be rather heated with resistance from the other party. This would not be a good time to debate a subject.

You should also be cautious about embarking on any financial dealings as well. A great use of this planetary influence would be to spend it in self reflection. Deal with old baggage and examine your knee-jerk reactions.

You could resolve issues that have been haunting you from childhood. What are the key compulsions in your life? How can you transform them? You will probably be able to answer these questions with some thought.

The New Moon in Scorpio shifts your consciousness from external relationships to more internal issues. Depth and meaning are qualities that give value to our existence. There are many mysteries in life that intrigue us and invite us to delve a little deeper.

This is a time when you find yourself looking within, seeking to understand yourself more truly. Look at the areas in your life that need healing. Some of it may be physical, but much of it is probably emotional. Contemplate the way you respond to any situation or crisis. Do you overreact? Do you panic? Do you make the wicked Witch of the West look like Mother Teresa?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to take a look at your personal triggers. Generally speaking, where you reaction is the strongest is where your greatest pain resides. See if there's a link with a childhood trauma that keeps you behaving in ways that can be embarrassing for you. Don't expect to change overnight, but at least try to recognize patterns that keep reemerging.

Be honest with yourself. Play detective with your life by charting some of the best and worst moments you can remember. Try to sit still long enough and insights will come. Make a commitment to tackle a few of these demons. Do a little research and see if there is any professional help that you can utilize in the healing process. You may want to consider alternative therapies such as rebirthing, hypnotherapy, and naturopathy.

During the Scorpio Full Moon, you may feel your personal power growing within, gaining strength. The consequences of your initial work during the New Moon begin to show in obvious ways.

Physical and emotional wounds are beginning to heal. You feel in control of your life, as opposed to being controlled by circumstances. Personal power is central to self actualization, and you are certainly on your way. Carry on with your good work!

If you have been playing detective, attempting to demystify a particular problem or issue, chances are good that some answers are starting to show. Don't stop your line of questioning. Delve further for a deeper understanding of the matter.

Emotions are highlighted with this full moon. You are present, completely engaged in your close relationships. Time spent with loved ones can be more meaningful, as long as you don't try to project your fears onto your sweetheart. Physical intimacy can be particularly passionate and steamy.

Under Scorpio's influence, meditation is sure to generate amazing insights. You may even get more ideas about your future direction.

As the moon begins to wane, enjoy whatever quiet time you have at your disposal. Take a time-out from partying. In this day and age, we do not know how to appreciate quiet times. When the mood seizes you, relish the messages that silence can offer.

Learn more about all the Full Moons: Full Moon in Aries, Full Moon in Taurus, Full Moon in Gemini, Full Moon in Cancer, Full Moon in Leo, Full Moon in Virgo, Full Moon in Libra, Full Moon in Scorpio, Full Moon in Sagittarius, Full Moon in Capricorn, Full Moon in Aquarius, Full Moon in Pisces