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What is Scorpio’s Spirit Animal? [Zodiac Series]

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Written by: Tina Caro

Scorpio is one of the most complex signs of the zodiac. It is one of those signs that need a little bit of analysis to really understand his personality, his strengths, and his flaws.

Let’s learn more about this sign and discover what Scorpio’s spirit animal is.


Scorpio’s spirit animal, the dog, represents loyalty, devotion, and companionship, reflecting the Scorpio’s deep emotional bonds and unwavering loyalty to their loved ones.

The symbolism of the dog as Scorpio’s spirit animal is rooted in ancient beliefs, where dogs were seen as guardians of the afterlife and guides through the underworld, mirroring Scorpio’s transformative and mysterious nature.

Scorpios can harness the energy of their spirit animal by embracing the dog’s qualities of protection and intuition, allowing them to navigate life’s challenges with heightened awareness and resilience.

The connection between Scorpio and the dog as their spirit animal is a reminder for Scorpios to trust their instincts and maintain their fiercely protective nature when pursuing their goals and relationships.

What is Scorpio’s spirit animal?

Scorpio’s spirit animal is the dog. Scorpios are intense, passionate, and full of desires. Mars was the God of War in ancient Roman religion and the first ruler of Scorpio.


When Pluto was discovered in the 20th century, it was assigned to this sign.

Pluto was the God of the Underworld, thus combined with Mars, it gives the intense energy of Scorpio to the Earth. The associated element is water. Unlike the waves seen in the other signs, the best motto for Scorpio would be “the waters run deep”.

Statue in Gartenparterre, Germany. Pluto by Dominik Auliczek

Scorpios are as emotional as the other water signs, they just don’t show it. Their emotions are repressed, kept hidden.

Beware of the Scorpio if you don’t get along and some issue arises between the two of you: it can be vindictive in an instant.

Those born under Scorpio are powerful, faithful, and passionate, qualities that serve so much until they become self-indulgence or compulsion. Scorpio loves competition in work and play, which is why they will succeed in sports and play. They have to have an opponent to make the game more fun.

He softens up a little when he falls in love and is loving and devoted to his beloved. He is lustful to the extreme, he needs to be concerned about his reproductive organs. The great strengths of the Scorpio are in their passion, determination, and motivation.

Just like its spirit guide, the dog, those born under the sign of Scorpio suffer from almost morbid jealousy for their partner, so much so that their fears lead to real anxiety crises. The emotionality of this sign translates into an affectionate love that manages to bring out the best to give to the partner.

Spirit AnimalDescription or SymbolismQualities or Characteristics
ScorpionResilience, transformation, and intuitionIntense, passionate, secretive, and adaptable
EagleInsight, power, and spiritual connectionObservant, intuitive, courageous, and visionary
PhoenixRebirth, transformation, and regenerationStrong-willed, transformative, and determined
SnakeHealing, transformation, and wisdomMystical, perceptive, secretive, and regenerative
WolfLoyalty, intuition, and guardianshipInstinctive, protective, strong, and mysterious
Table 1: Other Scorpio Spirit Animal Associations

It is quite easy, retracing the life of the Scorpio, to find unsuccessful relationships that have marked him deeply. Perhaps, however, thanks to these, he manages to make people feel strong emotions between one jealous scene and another.

Those born under the sign of Scorpio are resourceful, deep, serious, and have a strong physical magnetism. They are often authoritarian and possess the ability to discover the weakness of others.

If you become a Scorpio’s enemy, be careful because he will wait for an opportune moment to attack you. They are prone to tactlessness, although they are later surprised when it becomes evident that they have offended someone. They are very possessive and capable of feeling intense emotions.

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The symbolism of this spirit animal explained

The Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Celts considered the dog a guardian of the earthly world and of the afterlife, a spiritual guide in charge of guiding journeys to the other (spiritual) dimension.

Let’s consider Anubis, the Egyptian god in charge of accompanying and ensuring the passage of the soul from reality (the physical world) to the spiritual world. We can see that he was depicted with the head of a dog, which is why he was attributed with the great sensory power and perception of dogs.

Trait/CharacteristicDescriptionConnection to Spirit Animal Symbolism
IntensityDeep emotional intensity and passionResonates with the scorpion’s powerful sting
TransformationNatural ability to undergo profound transformationReflects the phoenix’s rebirth and renewal
IntuitionStrong and intuitive perceptionMirrors the eagle’s keen observation skills
MystiqueA sense of secrecy and mysteryResonates with the snake’s enigmatic nature
LoyaltyDeep devotion and loyalty in relationshipsReflects the wolf’s strong pack mentality
Table 2: Scorpio Spirit Animal Traits

Furthermore, dogs represent protection, guidance, loyalty, and adherence to spiritual energies that we are unable to perceive. With everything we have said so far, we can clearly see that the dog relates to safety and security and is considered a guardian.

For the Celts, the dog represented heroism. Some of the characteristics attributed to the dog were courage, persistence, and virility. This is mainly due to the fact that the Celts used these creatures in hunting activities, which is why they were trained to be ready for battle. It was therefore related to values that had to do with defense and protection.

These animals were also related to the symbolism of the guide and associated with the Celtic god Nodens, the god of water, hunting, and driving. Sometimes it was also related to another Celtic god, Sucellus, who was the god of protection and prosperity (from an agriculture-related perspective).

Scorpio, the Scorpion, detail from the Horoscope from ‘The book of birth of Iskandar”

Native American tribes depended heavily on this species as they considered it a guide and support in their everyday choices. Before horses, it was dogs that were trained for hunting activities. In fact, when horses began to be used, introduced to the North Americans thanks to the Spaniards, they were called “dogs of the sky”, precisely because they were as useful as their canine allies. Some of the values that were associated with the dog at the time included: support, loyalty, community, protection, friendship, and communication.

As for the Chinese symbolism, dogs were considered a representation of friendship. This is due, in part, to one of the legends related to the figure of a dog called Fu, who was in charge of preserving and protecting sacred spaces.

Asians in general regarded the dog as a cunning being, a symbol of good luck, loyalty, obedience, and prosperity. Other values that stand out are change and intelligence.

How to work with the energy of Taurus’s spirit animal?

The Dog totem mainly teaches the value of fidelity.

Show loyalty not only towards others but above all towards ourselves. Whoever is guided by this totem has a kind and tolerant soul.

Due to his kind nature, he can often come across people whose goal is to take advantage of that altruism. It is therefore important for a man to learn to put these skills aside when necessary.

Be faithful but try not to be possessive and don’t overreact.

Your heart is pure and so are your intentions but, when jealousy comes around, try to stay still and don’t act based on instincts.


Focusing on the energy of Scorpio’s spirit animal is a wonderful way to work on some flaws and become a better version of yourself. Life is not that easy for someone born under this sign, but respecting his own personality and opening himself up to his soul’s true and loving side can be hugely rewarding!

Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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