Scorpio Dates of Birth
The Zodiacal Sign of Scorpio commences on October 24st, but for seven days it does not come into its full power until on or about October 28th. Prom this date onwards it is in full strength until November "20th and is then for seven days gradually losing its strength on account of becoming overlapped by the "cusp" of the incoming sign - Sagittarius.
The Scorpio is often misunderstood. These personalities are bold and are capable of executing massive enterprises with cool control and confidence. They can surmount seemingly all obstacles when they put their mind to the task, and they have unshakable focus when the situation calls for it. Regardless of their bold nature, they are often secretive, but they are always observing behind their withdrawn manner. Being associated with a solar animal, (the scorpion) they are not withdrawn for long, and when they come out again they do so with force, vigor and determination. It is true, Scorpio’s can be argumentative and pack a powerful sting, but that’s simply because they see all opposition as a healthy challenge.
In astrology, your Scorpio Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it’s not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That’s why we have leap years.
Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there’s an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it’s evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Scorpio starts on October 24 and ends on November 22, but that’s just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
If you were born on the 24th of October or the 22nd of November, you have to check if you’re really a Scorpio or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Scorpio must be within the 24th of October, and the end of it between the 21st and 22nd of November. People born on other dates need not be concerned.