[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #9 – Under the Scorpion Sun

Reason 9 – Under the Scorpio Sun


“We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the season in which we are born.” ~ Carl Jung

I have always been fascinated by Scorpios. The interest bordered on both curiosity and fear. If you have known any, you will agree their energy is palatable and intense. See, Scorpio sits directly opposite from my own sun sign, Taurus. Like dead across. As such, I have always felt the draw of this opposite force. It is no surprise then that when I discovered G.O was born under the sign of Scorpio, it both fascinated and excited me. For that, I list this as one of my many reasons to love Byung Hee.

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Some people pay no real notice or heed to the fact that the planets were in particular alignment at the precise year, month, day and hour of their birth. Daily horoscopes aside, there is actually a true science behind astrology and has been for centuries.

In fact, astrology is sometimes considered the first science as it was used to explore the relationship between the position of Earth as well as the position of other celestial bodies in the heavens. Ancient Babylonians of the second millennium B.C. followed ‘celestial omens’ and understood there was a connect between human souls and the movement of the heavens. As it evolved, planets became the ‘what’ of astrology showing the various energies of our lives with the signs showing how those energies behave in the birth chart. Houses, or planet placement, were where various areas of our lives unfolded (love, finances, career, relationships, etc.).

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Ok so this may be a bunch of hooey fluff, but I happen to believe there is a connect to those quirky suns signs and also believe they offer some insight as to who we are and how we develop in our lives. If you are a skeptic who thinks astrology is corny, that’s cool. I still want to take a look at how and why G.O matches his intense Scorpio sun sign. So, humor me!!^^

The Scorpio Body

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How true to physical appearance is G.O to that of a Scorpio? Kind of dead on, actually. Scorpios have strong features. Now, I know I am biased, but if you at look him, I think you will agree he fits this description, from his full and sensuous lips (which I featured as an earlier reason post here) to his large and elegantly shaped hands.

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Scorpios are physically attractive and probably one of the most (if not the most) of all of the sun signs. They have thick hair.

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And equally thick eyebrows.

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They are often slender yet robust and will usually have thicker waists. Even though G.O’s weight has fluctuated a little in the past, I would not necessarily consider him thick-waisted. He is, however, reasonably compact and deliciously muscular.

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Perhaps the most noted physical trait of a Scorpio that fits G.O to a tee, is the eyes. Scorpios have eyes with an almost hypnotic intensity. Even in repose, their expressions remain intense. When  a Scorpio captures you in his gaze, you will feel penetrated.

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If you have looked at the number of pictures or viewed the countless videos as I have of G.O, you will agree that he is well aware of where the cameras are at all times, and will invariably lock on the camera’s eye, capturing it with focus and intensity.

This intensity with which a Scorpio eyes you with is not menacing. On the contrary, it is quite invigorating albeit initially unnerving. There really is no hiding feeling or thought from a Scorpio as when they look at you, they bore deeply into you and most probably will surface knowing more about you than you even know about yourself.


The Scorpio Mind

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If you have a question to an unknown or want to get to the bottom of a mystery, go to a Scorpio. Inasmuch as they may not have the answer readily available, their acute intelligence and ability to put clues together make them extremely helpful. They have a way of probing beyond the surface of things to find out what lies beneath. They rarely take things at face value and always believe there is more to something that meets the eye. It must have something to do with the fact that one of Scorpio’s ruling planets is the invisible and mysterious planet, Pluto.


Don’t expect them to reveal answers or clues quickly, however. Scorps tend to keep their ideas and thoughts guarded until they have had the time to observe and formulate their answers and plans of action. The art of keeping a secret is a Scorpio’s forté. When they are ready to divulge, it is best to sit up, shut up and listen. They are not prone to idle gossip and/or rumor so you can rest assured that the advice they give will be meaningful and helpful.

Because they are so intuitive, Scorps are great judges of character. If you aren’t sure about someone’s integrity, bring a Scorpio along for the interrogation. They are extremely observant, can see through facades, nothing gets by them.

They also have good memories and enjoy telling jokes. Oh yes…..totally Byung Hee!

The Scorpio Heart and Soul


I do not purport nor do I have any clear knowledge of this man’s love life. But a Scorpio in love is most likely a sight to behold. That is, once they acknowledge it themselves and let the world in on the secret. G.O has not divulged much about his personal life in way of girlfriends and the like other than to say he has dated some 20 times, and that was revealed back in 2010. I certainly hope the guy has been on a few dates since! If he has, it has been deeply guarded and not mentioned and this is indicative of a Scorpio.

Secretive. Hmmm, yes, a Scorpio is a champion at keeping thoughts and feelings to themselves generally because those thoughts and feelings are too deep for mere words. This holds true for love. However, when a Scorp does find the right person, he will move quickly and passionately. Scorps also become deeply attached to loved ones and attract them like a magnet. Once you feel the pull of their magnetism and become the object of their affection, you best be ready for passion, intensity and absolute faithfulness. Scorps approach love with sincerity and honesty. Sincere and honest? Yes, I think G.O fits that description quite well.


It is no secret in the general world of astrology that Scorpios are known to be the sexiest sign in all of the zodiac. They are deeply sexual but surprisingly not casual about it. G.O reeks of sexuality. He wears it well and it comes to him naturally. This must be a byproduct of this sun sign. Clearly.  In the Mnet  A-Live performance with Brown Eyed Soul, Jung Yeob said of G.O, “Somehow I can tell that he was a good lover. He has great emotions when singing, and his looks and his way of talking.” I have often said that G.O makes love to us with his voice he sings.

Gawwwwd, I want me a Scorp! Well, more like a G.O Scorp!


Scorpios are magnetic as I mentioned earlier. There really is no better word to describe them, really. What is interesting too about them is that they tend to know everyone else’s heart of hearts yet very seldom reveal their own. However, when they do, they share a depth of passion no other sign can. I believe G.O does reveal his heart through his music and how he interprets it. I have four words for you: Song For Your Tears.

I seriously hold my breath during that entire song…every time I hear it. Scorpio is one of the three water signs in the zodiac. Water is the element that makes a Scorp emotional, sensitive and feeling. Still waters indeed run deep with Scorpios. Having seen G.O perform live in two musicals that required him to be extremely emotional, tapping into that side of himself was effortless. It was so very touching to watch it unfold on the stage and see him lose himself so completely in both roles (Dong Ho/Ho Dong) and to witness the real tears that fell from his eyes.

When singing particularly emotional songs, those beautiful and intense eyes seem to automatically brim with tears. I honestly have not seen a vocalist who taps into emotion the way he does. I believe it is simply part of who he is and what he does when he connects to the music, lyrics, melody and tells his story through the song.

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It is the nature of a Scorpio to pursue  an interest or endeavor to its limit regardless of personal cost or effort. This is how a Scorp best fulfills his destiny. Scorpio is also a fixed sign and fixed signs are imbued with stability, concentration, focus  and perseverance. I think if we look at G.O’s career overall, we will see that he has pursued his dream with relentless passion. He knew from an early age what he wanted to do and with single focus pursued it. He continues to pursue it. And because Scorpios are fearless and powerful, (and know it) it comes as absolutely no surprise to me that G.O is as successful as he is and growing more and more successful each day.

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The Quirky Scorpio


When it comes to food, Scorps like their foods as intense as they are. Spices have to spicy and sweets have to be sweet. They often do have a healthy sweet tooth. Yep….we have see the myriad of pictures of Byung Hee with those sugary gummy worms.



Now that I think of it, those things are basically gelled sugar!^^

Ok…remember that ‘pigeon folder’ incident on Sesame Player when Cheondoong told everyone that G.O had a folder on his computer loaded with porn? OMG….this was hilarious.

Poor Doong lost his innocence when he stumbled upon that folder….LOL!!

Well, G.O dear, don’t fear….a Scorp doesn’t think porn is necessarily a bad thing. In fact, Scorpios do not see pornography as offensive or degrading at all, but rather as research and stimulus for new things to do. In his defense, G.O clarified in a TV Daily interview following the airing of that Sesame Player episode that, ‘those are not porn”. He went on further to say, “honestly you can put a lot of things in a folder. You have pictures, music, other videos are also possible. So, I keep many videos of my favorite singers. Thunder saw the files in the folder and saw the faces of the female singers in the videos so he thought they were porn”. Ultimately, he also stressed, “those are definitely not porn”.

Ok, sure….we believe you, G.O. It would be ok, though seeing how your Scorp nature would not see this as something bad in any event!^^


Scorpios are naturally inquisitive. In fact, they even find the study of ancient civilizations intriguing. This is an interesting factoid as it pertains to G.O. When asked once in an interview what he thought he may have been in a previous life, G.O answer, a seonbi. “Seonbi” (선비) translated from Korean means ‘virtuous scholar.’


During the Joseon Dynasty, these scholars would pass up lives of wealth and power to live a modest life of learning. They would strive to perfect their characters by not only gaining knowledge, but by learning and always taking the rightful path. A seonbi was often a young nobleman who took a civil servant exam, passed but then did not settle into a government position. A seonbi’s masculinity was based more on mental acuity than physical performance.

OMGeeeee! You know how G.O is a brainiac and all. This is SO fitting. Even better, a seonbi was often idealized and romanticized as a young man of integrity. If there is one thing this handsome Scorpio is above pretty much all else, it is that he is replete with integrity, authenticity and honesty.


See, there is so much more to this Scorpio than meets the eye, right? His answer was both thoughtful and interesting.

The Scorpio G.O – Final Thoughts


In sum, Scorpios are intense, passionate, emotional, intuitive and sensual. I believe every adjective listed right there describes G.O perfectly. In everything I have read, Scorpio is deemed the most powerful of all the zodiac signs. That power does have its negative side. A Scorpio’s intensity can make them ruthless, possessive, jealous and moody. Since I do not know him or his full birth chart, it is hard to say in which way all of the characteristics of a Scorpio tilt when it comes to G.O. But, those initial five listed above are a most certain match, especially when it comes to performing and sharing his amazing talent. And for that, I have another reason to love Byung Hee.

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