Scorpio Wellness Guide

An In-Depth Wellness Guide to the Scorpio Zodiac Sign

Learn what workouts to test, self-care activities to try, and beauty practices to indulge in to make the most of your Scorpio zodiac sign — all according to an astrologer.

Everyone knows the Scorpio stereotype: They're mysterious, secretive individuals who rarely show their cards to others and are emotional and intense, particularly when it comes to matters of the heart. So it probably comes as no surprise that both Leonardo DiCaprio and Drake are both represented by the scorpion. While these characteristics largely hold true, there's much more to Scorpios beneath their volatile surface: They're as loyal as a golden retriever and are strong proponents of the "work hard, play hard" lifestyle, for example.

To get a feel for all that the Scorpio zodiac sign has to offer, read the guide below to learn stats, traits, and compatibility of this sign, plus a wellness guide that will help Scorpios optimize their health and fitness goals.

Scorpio Zodiac Sign Quick Stats

  • Scorpio Dates: October 23 or 23 to November 22 or 23 (start and end dates vary annually due to the fall equinox)
  • Scorpio Symbol: The Scorpion ♏️
  • Scorpio Ruling Planet: Mars and Pluto
  • Scorpio Element: Water
  • Scorpio Modality: Fixed
  • Scorpio Ruling House: 8th house of sex, death, taxes, and transformation
  • Scorpio Key Traits: Intense, loyal, intuitive, emotionally intelligent, and mysterious

Scorpio Characteristics and Personality Traits

Co-ruled by change-spurring Pluto and action-oriented Mars, Scorpios are known for being dark, brooding, and determined. They have a transformative nature that will take anyone for a spin. When making decisions, stubborn Scorpios rely solely on their intuition, and they won't look over the facts of the matter until they've already made their mind up. They can change their opinions down the road, but it's not easy: Scorpios may be capable of growth, but they're inflexible by design.

Folks with the Scorpio zodiac sign also have an intense nature, so they can become transfixed on others very quickly. If they're into someone — romantically or platonically — they'll respond to texts mere moments after they were sent and stare deeply into their potential partner's or friend's eyes during every conversation.

As long as they aren't poked, Scorpios won't take out their infamous venomous stingers that can brutally attack one's heart. Their passion can bring out their temper, but it requires provocation. Don't worry, though: Scorpios quickly forgive once they realize the person who upset them is making personal progress and becoming the best version of themselves.

Scorpio Compatibility

Before diving into Scorpio compatibility, it's important to note that any zodiac sign can be a perfect match for the Scorpion. However, certain zodiac pairings may be better fits for the Scorpio zodiac sign than others.

Scorpio and Taurus

Just like Paula Abdul said, opposites attract — and that's what makes a Taurus and a Scorpio an ideal duo, especially in a romantic and sexual relationship, as the signs sit opposite one another in the zodiac. Both fixed signs have an innate obsessive side that makes them feel fully infatuated with the person they're crushing on. In their eyes, no one exists besides their partner, and they won't come up for air during the majority of the relationship, as they'll want to spend every moment together.

Scorpio and Gemini

This duo isn't conventionally compatible from an astrological sense; water sign Scorpio is emotional while air sign Gemini is more logical. However, the two signs know how to have a good time together and find amusement in the mundane, as Pluto (Scorpio's modern planetary ruler) is mythical and known to laugh at Mercury's (Gemini's planetary ruler) hijinks.

Scorpio and Virgo

While Scorpios aren't known for their verbal skills, they do communicate well with Virgos, making them an effective pairing as friends or romantic partners. Virgos have an analytical nature that complements the meditative state Scorpios bring to the table. Both zodiac signs, who are ruled by Mercury, live with honor and truthfulness. Neither of them enjoy getting involved in Selling Sunset-level drama, so they work well together right from the get-go.

Scorpio and Capricorn

These two zodiac signs understand the importance of hustling and will put in the extra work in order to attain success, making them the perfect work wives. Due to this "rise and grind" mentality, both Scorpios and Capricorns both live to party, and they're not afraid to throw back a few drinks at happy hour to decompress after a hard day's work.

Scorpio and Pisces

Scorpios are known to be super dominant, which is why they'll find comfort in the arms of Pisces, who's down to partake in any adventure, whether it's an afternoon spent skydiving, a spontaneous cross-country road trip, or a backpacking trip in the mountains. Scorpios will also encourage Pisces to let go of their fears and enjoy each other's company. Since they're both water signs, you can expect this pairing to be highly emotional.

Scorpio Zodiac Sign Wellness Guide


Scorpios don't shy away from opportunities for self-growth. This means that they will find solace in doing some soul-searching through mindful meditation, journaling, intention setting, and yoga. Connecting to their true spirit will be the best form of self-care for the water sign, as they strive to be the best versions of themselves every day.


Since Scorpios are dedicated individuals, they thrive when taking on fitness activities that require serious commitment, such as long-distance running and triathlon competitions. As transformative individuals, they'll also enjoy powerlifting or bodybuilding — intense sports that come with a major payoff.

Beauty and Skin Care

Scorpios don't shy away from pain (it makes them feel present in their bodies), which is why they'll benefit from microneedling or lymphatic drainage massages. As they partake in these beauty activities, they'll feel as though their aura and energy are being cleansed and they're being transformed internally and externally.

The Wellness Takeaway for the Scorpio Zodiac Sign

Due to their passionate nature, Scorpios prefer high-intensity wellness activities, either in the form of serious self-reflection or vigorous exercise. Regardless of the practice, Scorpios feel their best when their wellness routine comes with a quick, yet major pay-off for their mental, physical, and spiritual health.

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