What is the meaning of the Scorpio sign? Scorpio (the Scorpion) is the 8th sign of the Zodiac and the 2nd Water Sign, and the 3rd of the Fixed Signs. “Fixed Water” means ice. The old books considered Scorpio to be cold and ruthless, probably because of people’s encounters with Scorpions in the deserts, or the icy, unrelenting gaze of the people born under this sign.
Most of the time what people consider ruthlessness is only a matter of self defense; the Scorpio will rarely attack unless it is provoked in some way.
Scorpio, because of the claw stars and the long hooked tail, is a recognizable feature of the summer sky, and can usually be found by looking due south for the red star Antares that lies at its heart.