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Scorpio & The Mask: Hiding in Plain Sight

Scorpio & The Mask: Hiding in Plain Sight


The Pluto energy that rules Scorpio is famous for secrecy and privacy, giving Scorpio an anxious desire to fly under the radar.

Enter the Scorpio Mask.

The Scorpio mask is not about being sneaky, although for less evolved Scorpios that can be the case.

Masks for Scorpio are about concealing the most essential parts of self from the public so that they can be shared only with the chosen inner-circle. Scorpio men and Scorpio women do not believe that everyone has earned the right to access the real them.

Scorpios do NOT exhibit themselves the way Sagittarius or Leo people do.  Scorpio exhibition is private and rare, meaning that whenever you are gifted enough to glimpse it, the experience is precious and captivating.

Even if a Scorpio seems extroverted, people are often only seeing the mask Scorpio wants them to see. Yes, sometimes a mask can be a jovial persona.  Personality, accessories, clothing, alter egos, and certain physical behaviors might all be employed as masks for the Scorpio.

Plutonian people likely to use masks include:

  • Scorpio suns, who keep their ego, emotions and motivations hidden.
  • Scorpio Rising or Scorpio Ascendent people who superficially express themselves publicly as Scorpios and find exposure to be too revealing and unnerving at times.
  • People with Scorpio Mars, who exhibit Scorpio behavior when trying to achieve something. Such people don’t want their true actions to be obvious.

The Scorpio tendency to mask and hide is not unlike the behavior of the scorpion, an arachnid used to typify this astrology sign. Scorpions move about at night and hide under rocks, in crevices and wherever they can find camouflage.

Different Types of Scorpio Masks


A Scorpio seeking to keep the true persona under wraps might resort to being curt, being cold or, in contrast, being dynamic or extremely outgoing. This often goes along with a stoic face or fake exuberant face, both of which are impervious to attempts to show real emotion or thought.

Another method of disguise for Scorpio is to be completely bland, perfect and sterile; Scorpios displaying this behavior are committed to revealing NOTHING. They become so good at public suppression that they seem artificial, fake or empty. Obviously, with Scorpio, this can never be the case; all the substance is simply underneath, reserved for the precious few who have access privileges.


While sunglasses, caps, scarves and other accoutrements are just fun fashion statements for others. Those with Scorpio energy use these as relief. Sunglasses and hair swoops can especially help Scorpio keep their revealing eyes unseen.



A few months ago, on the website, a wonderful article was published on the number of Scorpios that go into the fashion industry. Many commenters tried to figure out why.  I mean, Scorpios are not known for following fashion or trends. They can, but it’s not that important to them. That’s more of a Libra thing.

Immediately, I felt there were two reasons to explain Scorpio’s attraction to the fashion world. One, they aim to use clothing as avant garde statements against mainstream couture. And two, they aim to use their natural ability to mask on a grand, artistic level.

Clothing, which inherently has its own personality, can easily substitute for the Scorpio’s personality — in the same way that a costume can replace a person with a character.  Fashion created by Scorpio designers, in fact, seem like over-the-top costumes or facades to me.

With clothing masks, Scorpio might opt for basic, dark colors or go to the other extreme and hide behind ostentation that shocks and diverts attention. This attracts so much attention to the external that the internal Scorpio is safely ignored.

Fashion is really the most extravagant Scorpio mask possible, allowing Scorpios to create physical mirage and distance between themselves and others while hiding in plain sight. Go ahead and focus on their clothing, just don’t fixate on their eyes or their soul!

Alter  Ego

Scorpios often create a second ego or alter ego — much like comic strip superheroes.

A Scorpio likes to think that he or she is in real life Superman,  but moves through the world as Clark Kent by choice. At the risk of sounding astrologically elitist, Scorpios try to suppress their more potent selves and find it a struggle to pretend to blend in.

Some Scorpios might use the alter ego mask to hide their intensity because it’s too much for others. That is never good, though. Even if people leave you because you are “too much” (Scorpios know what I mean), you should still be your intense, profound selves — even if only in the presence of kindreds.

Scorpio or Scorpionic people might go through public name changes as part of embracing an alter ego or have regular fake names that they use.  Often they might also change the names of people close to them, giving them new and special personas.

Note: The alter-ego tendency of Scorpio is also related to Scorpio’s need for transformation.


Although not shy, don’t be surprised to see a Scorpio sitting in the corner or the shadows, shrinking to have their physical presence obscured so they can people-watch while going unnoticed. Some Scorpios can be painfully unnerved by public places and large crowds of strangers. They might position themselves behind structures and other people  or contort themselves in such a way as to minimize their bodies.

So How can you remove Scorpio’s Mask?

You can’t. The Scorpio will when they are certain you can handle their deepest thoughts, most poignant emotion and dramatic intensity with care  and loyalty.

Until then, the Scorpio face will be a Poker face and their thoughts and sentiments will evade your wildest guesses.

Video: Scorpio make-up mask?

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Synthia L. Rose

Synthia L. Rose is a 9th house Scorpio with a four-planet stellium in Sagittarius. She has more than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist and six years of experience as a professional blogger. An ardent student of astrology, she has studied intuitive astrology since 2008. Synthia is obsessed with penning blogs that examine Scorpio's mystique, Plutonic personalities and the risqué, taboo 8th house life.