This symbol is supposed to represent the stinger of the scorpion. There are some accounts that say that the symbol represents the outside reproductive organs of men. Scorpio rules the sexual organs and is known for its mysterious, sensual, and seductive traits. Scorpio has three personas: The Scorpion, The Eagle and The Phoenix.
Scorpio’s ruling planet is Pluto in modern astrology but traditionally it is associated with MARS!. So while Pluto will always be the main association, many astrologers work with Mars as a Co-Ruler with Pluto. Aries Co-Rules Mars with Scorpio and they share Tuesday as their day of the week.
There is more than one account of the myth of Scorpius (Scorpio in astrology). It involves Orion, the hunter and Artemis the goddess of the hunt, the sun god Apollo’s twin sister. The most common account is that Orion boasted of his hunting skills and killed many forest animals. Artemis fought Orion in a battle so big it caught Zeus’ attention. Eventually, Artemis had the Scorpion extinguish Orion and Zeus subsequently placed him among the stars. Artemis asked that the scorpion be placed there as well as a warning to humanity not to let its ego get out of control. Orion is also linked to the Khemetic or Egyptian god Ausar (Osiris)