Astrological sign of Scorpio
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: October 24 - November 22

Eighth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Scorpion

Birthstone of Scorpio: Topaz

Alternate Birthstones of Scorpio: Beryl, Opal,  Amethyst,  Aquamarine and Tourmaline

Ruling Planet of Scorpio: Pluto

Ruling Element of Scorpio: Water

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Scorpio, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs.

The Zodiac sign of Scorpio represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Scorpio, influences people who were born between the dates of October 24 - November 22.

The Zodiac sign of Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Pluto rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Topaz. The Topaz has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Topaz gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Scorpio is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Scorpio.

Scorpio Characteristics & Personality
Scorpio (the sign of the Scorpion) is the eighth sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between October 24 - November 22. The Water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are associated with growth processes, identification and emotion. Combined with other elements, water feels that fire will make it boil, air will evaporate it, but earth will shape and channel it. Those born under the sign of Scorpio possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Focused

  • Determined

  • Emotional

  • Hypnotic

  • Complex

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Jealous

  • Possessive

  • Stubborn

  • Cruel

  • Capable of hurting feelings

The Scorpio Birthstone - the Topaz
The birthstone for Scorpio is the Topaz. The Zodiac sign of Scorpio also responds to Beryl, Amethyst,  Aquamarine, Tourmaline and Opal. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Topaz is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Pluto with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

Properties of the Topaz - the Scorpio Birthstone
The properties with which the Topaz, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, is associated are as follows:

  • Constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship

  • Strength, releasing tension and balancing emotions

Healing Properties of the Topaz
The healing properties of the Scorpio birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

  • Sanity, asthma, gout, blood disorders

  • Tuberculosis and insomnia.

Birthstone Index
Birthstone Zodiac Signs

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