Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) is the eighth sign of the zodiac, symbolized by the Scorpion. It is a Fixed Water sign ruled by Pluto. Those born under this sign tend to be fiercely independent and very trustworthy. Though initially appearing stoic, Scorpios can be intensely passionate beneath the surface, desiring truth and security about all else. These emotions are often well-meaning, though their forcefulness may appear manipulative or self-destructive if left uncontrolled. Ultimately, giving a Scorpio the space to be themselves can prove that they are a truly loyal friend and partner.