Characteristics of Scorpio
Scorpio is taken as the eighth among 12 zodiac signs, in Vedic astrology. It is ruled by Mars. It features three nakshatras. The last quarter of Vishakha, all four quarters of Anuradha and all four quarters of Jyeshtha nakshatra fall in this sign. This sign features 9 navamshas ranging from Cancer to Pisces. Cancer navamsha is ruled by Vishakha, Leo to Scorpio navamshas are ruled by Anuradha and Sagittarius to Pisces navamshas are ruled by Jyeshtha nakshatra. Scorpio represents water element and it is taken as a feminine sign.
Looking at characteristics of Scorpio; it is a deep, intense, emotional, sensitive, intuitive, brave, loyal, determined, ambitious, jealous, secretive, stubborn, vengeful and dominating sign. Natives under strong influence of this sign may have good psychic perception and some of them may also be significantly/highly intuitive. They may love to dig into secrets and they may be good at keeping secrets. They may be significantly or highly emotional and they may go to extreme lengths in order to protect the ones they love or in order to punish the ones who may have done wrong to them. These natives may be brave, intelligent and creative; and they may have good understanding of deeper elements of nature, society and/or human mind. They may be jealous, controlling and dominating at times.
Though Scorpio represents a number of characteristics; different planets may embrace different characteristics when placed in this sign. Mars and Ketu may utilize most of its characteristics. Hence they may be very strong or strong in Scorpio; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Jupiter and Sun may be strong or they may have significant strength in Scorpio; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Venus, Mercury and Saturn may perform well or poorly in Scorpio; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Moon and Rahu may perform poorly or very poorly; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign.
Within this sign, various planets may have different strengths based on their nakshatra and navamsha placements. Taking an example, Mars may be very strong when placed in Capricorn navamsha of Jyeshtha nakshatra within the sign of Scorpio whereas it may be strong but not very strong when placed in Cancer navamsha of Vishakha nakshatra within the same sign. Taking another example, Jupiter may not perform well when placed in Capricorn navamsha of Jyeshtha, it may perform very well when placed in Sagittarius navamsha of Jyeshtha and it may perform even better when placed in Cancer navamsha of Vishakha nakshatra; within the sign of Scorpio.