The image of the scorpion is enough to strike fear, awe and a healthy dose of respect into the heart of anyone who meets one! There are thousands of varieties of scorpions, and yet, only 3 possess a lethal venom.
And, yes, scorpion totem medicine is not for the faint of heart. It is traditionally associated with shaman and shamanic healing, because at it’s root that is the power that scorpion has to share with us.
As a totem animal, scorpion confers the powers of charisma, rejuvenation, transformation, death and rebirth, sales, magnetism, passion, intensity, boldness and healing at the cellular level.
Recently the scorpion venom has been studied to fight certain types of cancer. It is also associated with youth and renewal. Scorpion medicine is very powerful for those who know how to use it. Even though the scorpion totem is associated with the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, this is not the same thing as having and using Scorpion medicine as a personal totem. The use of the totem animal personally is much more specific and meaningful than the generalities of a zodiac sign.
One of the greatest powers that scorpion totem has to offer is the ability to remove and cut out those things that are no longer needed or useful. You may want to think of it as the scorpion tail stinging and removing things that are causing dead weight, obstruction, pain or illness in your life. In this way, the scorpion stinger can be used usefully, to clear, heal and remove obstacles and toxins.