a reply to: Reverbs
sometimes you act like I don't know you
btw.. my beautiful Scorpio.. read on
If you get long poison-pen messages saying the friendship or relationship is over, or darkly hinting that a mole on her neck has probably become a
deadly melanoma, it's likely from your Scorpio friend. Because Scorpio can be droll or entertaining, you forgive his or her moodiness and drama. You
will receive in return an invitation to a fabulous dinner or New Year's bash (Scorpios throw great house parties, but don't really want you at their
house otherwise, so don't drop in). For a while all seems okay, until you get fresh complaints that you have insulted or hurt them, or been
ungrateful, as if you were an enemy. You begin to think you should be.
A negative Scorpio is a "malcontent": a person who constantly feels attacked and misunderstood. Ironic and sarcastic, saying the opposite of what they
mean, they are of course misunderstood. They have creative superpowers (like Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, Nov. 8, or painter Georgia O'Keeffe, Nov.
15), but if unused, their creativity backs up and sours and they get obsessed or fantasize and joke about committing crimes or suicide. Scorpio's
incredible ability to focus, especially on career matters, is productive, and Scorpio has listening and leadership abilities that make him major
Employee of the Month material (Bill Gates, Oct. 28; Ted Turner, Nov. 19). Positive Scorpio can be classy but a touch intimidating, like Condoleezza
Rice (Nov. 14). People hated her just for being tough and humorless. Effective Scorpio president Theodore Roosevelt (Oct. 25) spoke softly -- but
advised carrying a big stick.
Negative Scorpio stews for years over a slight or becomes an embittered crank believing he or she has achieved greatness the world is too stupid to
recognize. And negative Scorpio, like Aries, thinks anger is a strength when it is a weakness. Constant resentment and frustration often manifests as
chronic illness or an eating disorder such as obesity (top Latino rapper Big Punishment, born Oct. 25, died of a heart attack at 29) or other
self-destructive behaviors. Keep your distance while they drink and party til they puke. After they beat themselves up, you might be their next handy
Possessive and insecure, negative Scorpios think they aren't living unless their lives are a soap opera. They will disapprove of a son-in-law just to
have something to disapprove of. They will stay in a dead-end marriage for "security" and pick people from the neighborhood or Internet to toy with.
Within three days they believe they are in love. Built on vanity, these affairs are fragile, so Scorpio is scared and barrages his or her "baby" with
gifts, cards, sexts, South Park DVDs (that's the most Scorpio show that ever was!), cute photos of kittens, and flattery; anything to wangle first
place in a lover's life. They can't stand to be in second place and hate to lose anything, even an earring. A positive Scorpio, after making a few
sarcastic remarks, will probably quit a no-win situation. A negative Scorpio plots revenge. They can slash your tires or their wrists, spray-paint
your house with the words "B...J..$10," distribute your credit card number, sell company secrets, or stalk you. Sylvia Plath (Oct. 27) shredded her
husband's books, burned his letters, complained of poverty no matter how much money she sued him for, used their children as pawns, wrote a whole
nasty novel about his affair (that manuscript is "lost"), and wrote poems calling him a jailer and torturer. Negative Scorpios have no problem
destroying your universe -- you destroyed theirs! They, and some unevolved Scorpio Moon people, are the bunny-boilers of the zodiac.
Astrology says Scorpios are passionate. "I love you I hate you" is a sure thing with a Scorpio, but does "passionate" also mean they all cheat or are
easy? On the contrary, they are passionate to the point of idiocy about the love they have -- or believe they have. A Scorpio is too private and
classy to wear that T-shirt saying "I Will Cuddle You So Hard," but too much Scorpio togetherness can and does suffocate their mates. Because finding
love is difficult for them, they accept unconventional arrangements, like Demi Moore (Nov. 11), who married a man much younger than she. Single
Scorpio can wait, celibate, for the right partner. Unhappily mated Scorpio fixates on his or her unfulfilled "needs" and finds a weakling to cheat
with and use as a bargaining chip. Cheat on a Scorpio and she will always figure out whose panties she found in your car. Or while you are showering
he will secretly install spyware on your computer's hard drive. I didn't make that up. Ask Scorpio, "What's wrong?" and you will get that piercing
Scorpio look. Take cover. It's going to be extreme.