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🦂 Scorpion emoji

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The Scorpion emoji 🦂 depicts a scorpion, an arachnid with large pincers and a long venomous tail. It is commonly used to represent scorpions and things named after scorpions. The Scorpion emoji 🦂 is also used to represent Scorpio, a sign of the zodiac commonly known as The Scorpion. Because of this, the Scorpion emoji 🦂 is often used alongside the Scorpio emoji ♏ when Scorpios celebrate their birthdays between October 23 and November 21.

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Related words

♏ Scorpio emoji, 🦨 Skunk emoji, 🦈 Shark emoji, 🕷️ Spider emoji, ♎ Libra emoji, ♍ Virgo emoji

Where does 🦂 Scorpion emoji come from?

The Scorpion emoji 🦂 was approved under Unicode 8.0 in 2015. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a brown scorpion with six legs, large pincers, and a curled tail. On most platforms, the scorpion is facing toward the left. The Microsoft version is facing forward and is viewed from above. The WhatsApp version depicts a scorpion with eight legs crawling upward toward the right as viewed from above. The Microsoft scorpion has a red tail tip, the Twitter and Facebook scorpions have black tail tips, and most other depictions of the scorpion have the entire tail colored the same as the rest of its body. Depending on the platform, the depictions of the scorpion range from being adorably stylized to disturbingly realistic.

Scorpions are native to the United States and many other places in the world. Scorpions most commonly live in desert regions, but their habits extend to other climates as well. Americans who live in the southern and southwestern United States are more likely to encounter scorpions and talk about them on social media.

Scorpio is a constellation and sign of the zodiac that is commonly known as the Scorpion. A person who was born between October 23 and November 21 is considered to be a Scorpio. So, Scorpios who are fans of astrology often use the Scorpion and Scorpio emoji ♏  in their usernames and social media posts to talk about themselves or other Scorpios.

Examples of 🦂 Scorpion emoji

October is Scorpio season lol 🎃🦂
@melaaniie94, October 4, 2021
Found a huge scorpion 🦂 in our garage 😰😭 now I don’t wanna be here!  I hate it here lol 😭😭😭😭
@josieejo_, July 13, 2021

Who uses 🦂 Scorpion emoji?

As you would expect, the Scorpion emoji 🦂 is used to talk about scorpions.

The emoji is also used to refer to things named after scorpions.

Astrology fans use the Scorpion emoji 🦂 to talk about Scorpios.

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