It’s official, on October 23, 2021, the sun officially moves into the sign of Scorpio. Get ready to explore the complexities of life as Scorpio is never afraid to go deep. Think shadow work, obsession, passion, jealousy, manipulation, and transformation. Scorpio season provides us with the deep lesson that transformation is a journey that involves facing what is not always so “nice” so that we can ultimately transform into a higher state of being.
The Season of the Scorpion
Dark, brooding, and mysterious. These are all traits to describe one of the most infamous signs of the zodiac…Scorpio the sign ruled by Pluto. True to its nature, Scorpio is one of those signs that people sometimes either really love or really hate. This feeling about Scorpios relates to the extremist energy that is also associated with Scorpio as a sign. Scorpios possess a magnetism and a depth that’s very attractive to some. Even those who are somewhat put off by Scorpionic/Plutonic energy seem to be drawn to its depth that other signs simply don’t possess. At the same time, Scorpio is also known for its infamous stinger. There are numerous accounts of the Scorpionic obsession and manipulation and its intent on getting back at anyone that may attempt to do them harm.Read More »
Exploring the Darkness
Unlike its predecessor Libra, Scorpio knows very well that everything can’t be nice all the time. No one is without their flaws and vices and Scorpio is an embodiment of this understanding. In fact, Scorpio’s energy is represented by the god of the underworld, Hades. While many people are afraid of dealing with the uncomfortable, Scorpio understands that in order to be the most authentic, it is important to address not only what is nice about our characters but also what is complex and sometimes less desirable. Likewise, Scorpio is a healing sign and in order to do so efficiently and effectively, we must be willing to address our wound…which is not always the most pleasant experience. Scorpio/Pluto declares I must be authentic and every way possible and the best way to do this is to face myself in every single way and often times this means stripping myself of any person, place, or thing that prevents authentic self-discovery and true healing and transformation.
It is no wonder then that Scorpio energy is often feared because it invites us to face the core of who we are. The true part of ourselves beyond the superficiality of what is seen into the depths of our authentic selves.
Scorpio Obsession & Jealousy
Yes, Scorpio can be obsessed. There’s this all-or-nothing energy associated with Scorpio where there is this total immersion in the experience of a person, place, or thing or not. This is the extreme part of Scorpio’s energy that people either love or hate. Some would view this as being obsessive and in some cases, Scorpio can become so consumed with knowing everything about its “target” that it does appear that they have this unhealthy lock on finding out everything that they can. This is associated with the need for depth because in order to truly know something it is important to dive deep and immerse oneself in the experience of that thing.
Also, once Scorpio decides something is theirs they can be jealous. Because of the intense interaction between Scorpio and their object of desire, there’s really no room for options. Scorpio has the decisiveness that Libra lacks. Scorpio will not tolerate lingering eyes and playing of games once they have decided that someone is worthwhile to them. Intimacy is serious business that requires fixed attention.
The Desire for Intimacy
Speaking of intimacy, Scorpio rules the bonding of people in a manner where the combined energies are able to do much more together than they would apart. In astrology, Scorpio is connected to the 8th house which also rules resources that are attained from outside of oneself. This can include anything from inheritances, the intimate partner’s money, grants and scholarships, residual income as well as taxes. The intimate nature of Scorpio requires both parties to bare themselves in a way that allows for an authentic exchange of energy. Scorpio is the step after the Libra experience of the contractual partnership. With Scorpio, the partnership is deepened. Instead of simply relating, Scorpio desires a union where both parties are reciprocating the energy of depth and authentic understanding because they are willing to bare all and move beyond the superficiality of surface-level exchanges.
For some, this type of depth can be incredibly transformative and highly desired. However, for others, Scorpio and Pluto energy, particularly in the form of relationships, can be downright scary…especially when it means dealing with those parts of ourselves that we may want to keep hidden. It is through lowering the guard with a very carefully selected person that is deserving of deep intimacy that Scorpio is able to explore itself and the depths of the other. Sex is synonymous with Scorpio…but not in the way that many think of sex. For Scorpio, sex is a creative energy that is a pathway to union and transformation.
Becoming the Phoenix
As we navigate through this upcoming month of Scorpio season, we are called to do the work of self-transformation. Scorpio is one of the only signs that is represented by several different archetypes over the course of its existence. This is because Scorpio/Pluto energy is about the process of evolution. To evolve is to go from being one thing to another and to another stripping away that which limits elevation. Like a snake, Scorpio is very familiar with shedding its old skin so that it exists authentically in the now moment.
As the darkness of autumn sets in, let us embrace the energy of Scorpio as we embark on a transformative journey into the evolution of ourselves.