LOYAL, SECRETIVE, PENETRATIVE, PASSIONATE, STEADFAST. NEEDS TO CHANNEL INTENSE EMOTIONS CONSTRUCTIVELY. HAS ABILITY TO DRAW ON HIDDEN RESOURCES, BUT DOES NOT ALWAYS KNOW WHEN TO PULL BACK DANGERS: DESTRUCTIVE, MANIPULATIVE AND VENGEFUL TENDENCIES. TAURUS DESCENDANT CAN TEMPER MORE EXTREME URGES
Scorpio’s powerful personality traits will colour the whole chart when this sign rises, and other elements will in most cases be subservient. There will be a stronger sense of purpose and need to question every action and the tendency to be secretive can become an obsession. When Scorpio rises and Leo is on the Midheaven, Scorpio’s drive and emotional resources are enriched by Leo’s organizational and leadership powers. The combination is formidable, but can result in a real need for power and a tendency to dominate others for good or ill. A source of remarkable potential, it can also make you highly autocratic and sometimes even power-mad. People with Scorpio rising generally feel a strong need to know themselves.
They don’t care to reveal themselves to others but their ability for self-analysis is considerable, and they are usually capable of seeing their own problems clearly and honestly. This introspective tendency may result in the feeling that they do not like themselves very much; they should not discount their positive qualities, nor forget that they have the ability really to enjoy life. In partnership, those with Scorpio rising will show their affection in a charming and tender way that will be very private and not always discernible to outsiders. Emotional security will be as important as financial security, but jealousy is possible and may be exacerbated by possessiveness. If this is allowed to take hold, a claustrophobic atmosphere may develop which some partners will find extremely trying. An inability to discuss problems, with consequent worry about them, may provoke physical symptoms – notably a lessening of the sexual drive.