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In Defense of the Most Hated Zodiac Sign

If you ask someone with only a basic knowledge of astrology what the “worst” sign is, they’ll probably say Scorpio. This sign has the darkest reputation of the entire zodiac–but is it deserved?

As Scorpio season is almost upon us, let’s take a look at this much-maligned sign and find out the truth.

Essential Scorpio Facts

Scorpios are born between October 23 and November 21. As a water sign, they are grouped in with Cancer and Pisces. All three are intuitive and sensitive to emotions.

This sign is ruled by the planet Pluto, which is associated with secrets and darkness. Their colors are black and blood red, and their gemstones are opal and topaz.

Scorpio Traits

Scorpios have a reputation for being intense, jealous, secretive, and ambitious. They’re also difficult to get to know because of the walls they put up. You want a Scorpio in charge because they’ll do anything to win.

But this sign is also passionate, fearless, and independent. They don’t lie and don’t like being lied to. And deep down, they’re marshmallows. Once you get past that armor, Scorpio is loyal and loving.

Famous Scorpios

The Kardashians have more than their fair share of Scorpios. Kendall Jenner was born on November 3rd.  Her parents are Scorpios, too! Kris Jenner was born on November 5th, and Caitlyn Jenner was born on October 28th. That many Scorpios in the same house had to be a challenge.

Both Ryan Gosling and his costar from The Notebook, Rachel McAdams, are Scorpios. That might have something to do with their rumored hot-and-cold on-set relationship. They later dated for two years but have since happily married other people. Scorpios are often volatile and intense when paired romantically.

Quite a few successful actors are Scorpios, which makes total sense. The sign is known for being deeply thoughtful but also deceptive. They’re very good at wearing masks. That’s an asset as an actor, but not so great in their personal lives.

Here’s a list of 25 more famous Scorpios:

  • Ryan Reynolds (October 23)
  • Drake (October 24)
  • Katy Perry (October 25)
  • Julia Roberts (October 28)
  • Bill Gates (October 28)
  • Gabrielle Union (October 29)
  • Winona Ryder (October 29)
  • Willow Smith (October 31)
  • Matthew McConaughey (November 4)
  • Tilda Swinton (November 5)
  • Emma Stone (November 6)
  • Lorde (November 7)
  • Ellen Pompeo (November 10)
  • Demi Moore (November 11)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (November 11)
  • Anne Hathaway (November 12)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (November 13)
  • Owen Wilson (November 18)
  • Jodie Foster (November 19)
  • Meg Ryan (November 19)
  • Tyga (November 19)
  • Adam Driver (November 19)
  • Goldie Hawn (November 21)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (November 22)
  • Scarlett Johansson (November 22)

So, have I changed your mind about this zodiac sign? Or are you still convinced that they’re the worst?