Scorpio is the detective of the zodiac. Scorpio senses discord and seeks to make sense of puzzle. Scorpio Mercury mines the senses and communications to make sense of the puzzle; Scorpio Mercury talks in riddles. Scorpio Venus likes a puzzle. Scorpio moon needs a puzzle. Scorpio Mars moves the pieces around. Scorpio Sun is both the puzzle and the puzzler.
Seeing what is beneath the surface is what Scorpio does best. When presented with a situation where the pieces don’t seem to fit, Scorpio moves those pieces around until they do. When Scorpio can’t make those pieces fit they throw the puzzle in the trash and set off to find a new one, amputation.
The 8th house is Scorpio’s house. Planets in the 8th house, whatever their sign, have a scorpionic flavor. When people’s planets fall into one’s 8th house, that aspect of the other takes on a puzzle-like challenge. There’s an interest in figuring out that person’s planet’s energy. One’s own 8th house planets are another puzzle, hard to leave alone until the depths are mined and the discord is ironed out. If that is not forthcoming sometimes there’s an attempt to amputate those parts of the self.
Do you have Scorpio planets or planets in the 8th house? What house cusp does Scorpio occupy in your chart?