Thanks for A2A and asking a really interesting question.
There are no “blessed or cursed” signs. The horoscope has to be looked at as a whole.
A prince and a pauper can have a Scorpio ascendant, Sun or moon.
I have seen some of the smartest and toughest people have a Scorpio rising or moon sign. Mind you moon is debilitated in Scorpio.
This is not an easy sign to be, that is for sure, you are not as easy going as a happy-go-lucky Sagittarius or a strong and firm Taurus (if you ask me these would get my vote for being luckiest ones).
THE PROBLEM IS THAT SCORPIO IS THE SIGN OF EXTREMES. They tend to blow up the roof at whatever they do. They love and hate passionately. They are highly sexual or become celibates. Are super workers or just downright rebellious trouble makers.
Having said that, in today’s world they are more suited than most other signs to succeed as extreme passion and courage comes to their aid which is so badly needed. For some reason I have seen that majority of people born in last 30 years either have a Virgo or a Scorpio rising. Apparently more and more souls are opting for this sign so I would say this is more of a blessed sign in today’s world.