Get to know the zodiac sign
What do Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Rene Magritte and Hilma af Klint along with Sonia Delaunay, Niki de Saint Phalle or Georgia O’Keeffe have in common? Obviously, they are all great artists who have driven art forward and shaped a variety of artistic expressions and techniques, but besides that, these artists were all born under the zodiac sign, Scorpio.
When we find ourselves in Scorpio season, we know it’s time to shed our old skin and accept transformations. The ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, is the planet of transformations and it pushes us to realize that we have the power within ourselves to change our lives. With the sun now in Scorpio, it’s a good time to make the changes we need.
Personality and characteristics
Scorpio is one of the oldest identified constellations in the zodiac; having already being named around 5,000 BC. Scorpio season starts from around October 23rd and passes through it until November 22nd, just in time for us to cozy up in the winter and take stock of our lives. People born in this sign are often associated with being analytical in nature while also being instinctive, strong-willed, mysterious, creative, passionate, cynical, bossy, fanatical, and destructive.
Scorpio’s Planets: Pluto and Mars
Scorpio’s Element: Water
Creativity in Scorpio – the source of art
One of the most important traits that an individual can have is creative thinking skills. As a water sign, Scorpio has incredible observation skills with an eye for beauty and from this, we see that they can be hugely creative. They are also anxious to get to the core and meaning of things, often bypassing superficiality, be it in people, music or art!
Those born in Scorpio rising have a rich, creative life, and are able to tap into fantasies in a highly inspired and conceptual way. One of their outstanding characteristics is creativity which comes along with doing what they want to do. Make sure to note that they are also known for the skilled use of others’ resources. Scorpio artists gladly borrow from earlier sources – several very well known Scorpio painters revisit the same subject matter over and over.
Impressionist Claude Monet (dob. November 14, 1840) painted the Rouen Cathedral façade under more than 30 different lighting conditions.
Scorpio Georgia O’Keefe (dob. November 15, 1887) provided numerous large-scale flower paintings.
Our dear Scorpios have a high capacity for creative concentration. They are focused and always setting their own standards while maintaining control over everything. They don’t sense Libra’s urge to please other people and they don’t see Capricorn’s need to constantly prove themselves. Scorpios pursue only projects that they themselves deeply care about.
Giulio Rigoni – Costellazione Scorpione (Scorpio Constellation)
Giulio Rigoni from Italy has created Costellazione Scorpione this Year. It is part of a series consisting of 12 paintings all of the same format and in which the main subject is the tower, reconstructed in different architectural forms as well as the representing different zodiac signs. Scorpio is one of the most impressive constellations in the northern hemisphere. A winding, bright chain of stars forms the clearly recognizable figure of a scorpion with pinchers and a rounded tail. It lies near the center of the Milky Way and therefore contains a large number of star clusters and nebulae, a cloud of gas and dust.
Get to know your Rising sign, Scorpio!
Of course, not all Scorpios are the same. Besides the constellation, the rising sign is of the utmost importance. It is the sign of the zodiac that rises on the eastern horizon at your hour of birth.