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Scorpio Trait or Myth?: Scorpios are Manipulative

Scorpio Trait or Myth?: Scorpios are Manipulative

check mateIn the court of astrology, Scorpios are often indicted for “manipulation.”

The Accusation

While at its core, the word “manipulate” simply means to handle something expertly, the accusation against Scorpio leans on the more sinister side of word, suggesting Scorpios mastermind schemes that are deceptive, unjust and detrimental to others while being advantageous to the Scorpio.

The Rebuttal

First, Scorpios are not deceptive as a rule. Pisces is the astrology sign more closely linked with lies, deception, and trickery.

Secondly, Scorpios believe in justice, perhaps not as much as Libra or Sagittarius, but the principle of justice is what guides their passion for revenge. Whenever a Scorpio tries to come out on top, it’s because that Scorpio woman or Scorpio man believes she or he deserves it.

Thirdly, Scorpios hurt people who are guilty of offending them. They do not make a practice of wounding innocent souls for the glee of it.

That said, Scorpio’s first allegiance is to self; if someone gets hurt as Scorpio attempts to honestly gain an advantage and surmount the obstacles of some personal mission, that’s unfortunate  — but the laws of nature and cycles of life & triumph are often savage and raw.

Scorpio is honest about the harshness of reality. After all, they are ruled by Pluto and likely suffer more hurt and pain than anyone will ever suffer from their so-called “manipulation.”

Manipulator or Strategist?

About that word. It’s a misnomer. Scorpios are strategists and brilliant tacticians — not manipulators. Save that term for people like Machiavelli whose Mars — the planet responsible for  personal strategies and methods of operation — was in PISCES not Scorpio.

A Scorpio analyzes a situation and like a master chess player devises strategies to dominate and win.

That isn’t evil. It’s brilliant.

Are they private about it? Yes! But I know of no champion who plans his moves without secrecy. That would be dumb and naive. #NotWinning

If you got beaten by a Scorpio on some job, in a contest, or in some game of love, don’t whine that the Scorpio manipulated things because you couldn’t decipher their powerful unseen hand. Respect the strategy and accept your loss. Watch and learn, grasshopper.

Conclusion: Scorpio Trait or Myth?

This accusation is a damaging myth not a true Scorpio trait.

Are Scorpios Manipulative?

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Reader Feedback from Debbie

Just read your analysis of the ‘myth’ of manipulative Scorpios and your belief that they are brilliant strategists. As a person who was blatantly lied to and jerked around for a year by a Scorpio (strategist), I disagree. The evolved Scorpio person will use strategy, but they play with integrity. The unevolved Scorpio is very capable of the ‘ends justify the means’ mentality, and there is nothing brilliant about being a self serving liar who uses other people to get their own way. There are two sides to this coin, and you should warn your readers that the lower vibration Scorpio can be out and out dangerous. I loved my Scorpio with all my heart, and he treated me worse then any other man I have ever been with…..I can say this at least. He did say I was right after I called him out, but only after he stung me in the heart in retaliation for expecting to be treated as a human being worthy of honesty and respect. I think I will pass on your advice to watch and learn. If being ruthless, self centered, and totally unconcerned with the fall out of your actions on others is brilliant strategy, I would rather remain a fool.





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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.