And then you factor in the more, let's just say, nontraditional aspects of your personality, like your zodiac sign, and there's a lot going on. You've got your natal and progressed charts, your moon sign, and your Saturn return—just to name a few. Still, the biggie in astrology is your Sun sign, a.k.a. the one you look up when poring over your horoscope.
Well, Scorpio season is going down RN (it spans October 23 through November 21), making it the perfect time to be a Scorpio. And while you might already have a pretty good handle on what your monthly horoscope says about your astrological sign, there are some basics every member of the Scorpio squad should know.
Donna Page, a certified astrologer, is here to break down the major signs you’re a Scorpio, plus how all of this can impact the rest of your life.
1. You’re intense, but in a good way.
Small talk? No thanks. "You like a depth of connection," Page says. "You really want to understand the deeper meaning of who someone is." That means you’re not afraid to look into someone’s soul, I mean, eyes and ~really~ get to know them. You'd rather have a few deep, ride-or-die friendships than dozens of surface-level ones. On the flip side, you’re totally cool with calling someone out whenever they do something that is just not okay.
2. You don’t let anything get past you.
Your natural BS detector is honed to perfection. "Scorpios, more than other signs, have a sense when something is not right," Page says. "You can’t fool a Scorpio." Intuition could basically be your middle name, since you just know when everything is good with a friend and when "I’m fine" is a load of crap. Some signs would let that slide, but you? Not. A. Chance.
3. You’re not afraid to have it out with someone.
Sometimes, you just get P.O.ed about stuff, whether it's a backhanded compliment from someone you considered a friend or a run-in with a rude AF rando. And really, why should you keep that inside?
"Scorpios are not afraid to have it all out there," Page says. More than any other sign, you'd rather work through your ish and get to the bottom of it than go to bed angry. Once that's taken care of, you're more than ready to let go of all the bad juju and move TF on, instead of letting things stew.
4. You’re super loyal.
Like, Labrador retriever–level loyal."Everybody should have a Scorpio on their side," Page says. "When Scorpios believe in a relationship, they will fight for it, even if it’s difficult." Feel free to quote that in your Insta profile, btw.
5. You’re very sensual.
Break out the lube and the good lingerie. "Scorpios are the sexiest sign in the zodiac," Page says. You live for passion, and you’re all about having deep, intense sex. Basically anything vanilla isn't in your bedroom repertoire.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.