عقرب، هشتمین برج [خانهٔ] خورشید، قوسی ۳۰ درجه از دایرةالبروج است. این برج خط سیر خورشید در آبان ماه به مدت ۲۹روز و ۲۱ساعت و ۳۹دقیقه و نام دیگر این ماه در گاهشماری خورشیدی نیز میباشد. میانگین شبانهروز لحظه تحویل برج عقرب ساعت ۱۹:۰۳ روز ۱ آبان است.
کلمهٔ عقرب به معنی کژدم است.
Scorpio (♏) is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It spans 210°–240° ecliptic longitude. Under the tropical zodiac (most commonly used in Western astrology), the Sun transits this sign on average from October 23 to November 22. Under the sidereal zodiac (most commonly used in Hindu astrology), the Sun is in Scorpio from approximately November 16 to December 15. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.
Scorpio is one of the three water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces. It is a fixed, negative sign. In ancient times, Scorpio was associated with the planet Mars. After Pluto was discovered in 1930, it became associated with Scorpio instead. Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle (or phoenix). The snake and eagle are related to the nearby constellations of Ophiuchus and Aquila. Scorpio is also associated with the Greek deity Artemis, who is said to have created the constellation Scorpius. According to The Astrology Bible, Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, brown and black.