I would like to rise in defense of Scorpio signs everywhere. As a Scorpio myself, I’ve heard it all—intense, scary, obsessive, crazy, shady. Enough of the slander! Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer at Astrology.com, says Scorpios are some of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac, noting that they only seem aloof. In fact, it’s all the emotional depth that leaves other signs confused.
Since Scorpio is a fixed water sign (meaning it’s ruled by the emotional, fluid element of water, but is also fixed) this can make them guarded. “For some, their enigmatic nature could come across as ‘shady’ or unapproachable but, in reality, this is how Scorpios protect their heart,” Montúfar explains. (And hello, who wants to get their heart hurt?!) This is why Scorpios would rather have a few deep emotional connections than a bunch of surface-level ones. “They’re either a ride-or-die or not in the least bit interested,” she adds.
Beyond (selective) loyalty, Scorpios are also known for their emotional depth, spot-on B.S. detector, and honesty. Basically, this is the sign you call if you need to bury a body (take that as you will…literally or figuratively). But when you’ve done something wrong, expect them have your back and be brutally honest with you—especially when you’re not exactly being truthful. “They see right through people and know their real intentions. Signs of this element are also very prone to be in relationships, as their need to merge with another means they function better when they feel safe and protected,” Montúfar explains. “Plus, the sensitivity that comes from the water element also translates into great creativity.”
That oft-mysterious mix of passion and creativity might explain why so many celebrities are Scorpios. Whether they’re musicians, actors, or even tech geniuses, the intense dedication to their craft shines through. Need proof? Peep these 50 Scorpio celebrities that totally prove my point: