Scorpio Ascendant or Scorpio Rising
You project yourself to the world with a “Take me as I am – I tell it like it is” attitude. Honest, direct, and willing to stake everything in the defence of a cherished principle. Once your mind is made up, it is futile for anyone to try to convince you otherwise.
Very careful in the expression of thoughts, you never say or write anything unless there is a definite reason for doing so. You can be very secretive, preferring to remain silent rather than open up your weak spots for others to see. Your emotions are at times almost overwhelming, fixed and intense, so it is hardly surprising that you prefer not to divulge some of the darker things you sometimes find yourself thinking and feeling.
Since your words tend to be carefully calculated for maximum impact, problems may arise through others finding you harsh and exacting in your speech. Your sting tends to be in your tongue, but those that know you well, also know that you mean well too!
Whilst intellectually interested in the mysterious, you are surprisingly sentimental in affairs of the heart, serving your loved ones without thought of self. Your loyalty can be extreme, as can hatred of your enemies. You can always be relied upon to be there for your friends and loved ones, especially if they need your help. However, you expect them to absorb from you, the strength and self-sufficiency needed to carry on unaided.
Ambitious in your chosen profession, if at all possible you will seek positions of leadership and authority, and have no qualms about being in the position of giving orders. You like to give the appearance of being strong, confident and decisive, and for this reason refuse to straddle the middle ground.