Inside anyone who has strong Scorpionic influences is a person who is intractable and impenetrable, so the secret Scorpio usually remains a secret. All Scorpios like to keep their true nature as hidden as possible. Astrologically, a Scorpio is said to be at one or other of three stages of evolution.
A “stage one” Scorpio exercises power through emotion and instinct. This Scorpio is symbolized by the scorpion, an insect more likely, in the end, to sting itself than others.
The “stage two” exercises power through the intellect. This Scorpio is symbolized by the golden eagle — a bird that soars higher than any other.
At the final stage of evolution, Scorpio exercises power through love. This Scorpio is symbolized by the dove of peace.