The ascendant or sign of Scorpio is ruled by Mars. It covers the degrees between 211 to 240 in the Zodiac. No planet is exalted when placed in Scorpio and Moon is debilitated in this sign. The direction governed by this sign is North and core element for Scorpio is Water.
Friendly planets for this sign are Sun, Jupiter, Moon and Ketu.
Enemies planets for this sign are Saturn, Venus, Mercury and Rahu.
The Ascendant of Scorpio has following lordships for houses