What you need to know about this star sign.
Scorpio, The Alchemist, October 23 - November 21
Welcome to the secretive world of Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac! Scorpio’s are known for their intense emotions, depth, and transformative power. Symbolised by the Scorpion, these water signs possess a mysterious energy that captivates those around them.
Ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation and regeneration, Scorpio’s have a deep desire for emotional depth and truth. They are known for their intense passion and unwavering determination. They possess a magnetic presence that draws others in and a penetrating gaze that sees beneath the surface.
One of the key characteristics of Scorpio is their ability to experience emotions on a profound level. They are not afraid to delve into the depths of their own psyche and explore the darker aspects of life. They possess incredible resilience and have the power to transform challenges into opportunities for growth.
In relationships, Scorpio’s are deeply loyal and passionate partners. They value trust and emotional intimacy, seeking connections that are intense and profound. They have a natural ability to understand the deepest desires and fears of their loved ones and are fiercely protective of those they care about.
Scorpio thrives in professions that allow them to utilise their investigative and transformative abilities. They excel in careers such as psychology, research, counselling, or any field that requires delving into the depths of human nature. However, they should be mindful of their tendency to be secretive and possessive. Learning to trust and let go can contribute to their personal growth and ability to form healthier relationships.
The Pursuit for Scorpio: To harness their intensity and transformative power to bring about positive change in their own lives and the lives of others, embracing vulnerability and using their emotional depth to inspire personal growth.
Famous Scorpios: Julia Roberts, Lorde, Kris Jenner, Drake, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams
SCORPIO IN THE SPOTLIGHT, SUE GRAY (KRISTY'S MUM)
Scorpio Sun, Aries Moon, Aries Ascendant
What inspired you to venture into your current industry/profession, and what drives your passion for it?
My current employment actually found me in some ways! After leaving a corporate job that was never meant to be long term, I took a short break before turning to “SEEK” to consider my next step. The third listing caught my attention and three short hours after sending a cover letter and CV I received a call. This unexpected opportunity has married several of my previous careers together under one roof, but what gives me the most satisfaction is the people. I must say that helping people in any way gives me a tremendous sense of accomplishment - it’s a driving force and gives me a great deal of pleasure, just knowing that I have managed to make someone’s day just a little better.
Could you share a remarkable achievement or milestone in your career or personal life that you're particularly proud of? How did you overcome challenges to accomplish it?
My greatest achievement, in my eyes, was taking a leap of faith, leaving NZ bound for Melbourne, and accepting my dream job in a “hostile environment”. I don’t regret it for an instance because it drove me to pursue a certification that reminded me I was capable of so much more. The challenge was definitely the environment and I eventually decided that no job, no matter how amazing, is only amazing if you're surrounded by like minded people. As they say, one door closes and another one opens.
In what ways do you believe your star sign influences your approach to life and business? Are there any specific traits or characteristics associated with your sign/natal chart that you identify with?
I have got to say that my knowledge of astrology has grown exponentially over time and I am definitely a true Scorpio! With help from an amazing astrologer I finally understand what drives me, my loyalty and dedication to whatever I choose to set my mind to, but I am stubborn and determined to “make it work”, which has often been to my detriment! I seem to be able to turn my hand to just about anything, which has made my career path a little murky as I’ve never been sure just what I want to do. At the tender age of 65 I’m still looking for that thing.
What strategies or practices do you rely on to maintain a healthy work-life balance? How do you prioritise self-care and personal well-being amidst your professional endeavours?
Work-life balance for me is a bit of a joke as I don’t seem to have the ability to switch off. It’s all or nothing for this Scorpio, obsessing constantly over every little thing! However, my health has taken centre stage over the years and I make sure to eat well (99% of the time) and take regular supplements to maintain my good health. I have also learned not to stress as much over every little thing - and that’s something I find particularly challenging!
Can you offer any advice or words of wisdom to aspiring individuals in your industry who look up to you as a role model? What key lessons or experiences have shaped your journey and contributed to your success?
Never stay in a job that doesn’t feed your soul. Never just accept that it’s all you’re worth. There is always opportunity for more and you’re worth it! Just give it a try! There is nothing that saddens me more than hearing someone say how miserable their job is, but they’re just too scared to take a chance on finding their bliss somewhere else. Give it a try people and take that leap - I’ve done it more times than I can count and if it doesn’t work out, so what? There will always be another opportunity!