From October 23rd to November 22nd, the energy takes a shift into the deep as the sun enters the mysterious, intense sign of Scorpio. Over the next four weeks, it’s all about seeking the cold hard truth and honoring the complexities of who we are. Scorpio season is not for the faint of heart. Exploring the depths of ourselves and others is attractive at this time. In fact, the shadow is far more appealing than the niceties experienced during Libra season. We want to know what makes ourselves and others tick. If there is anything that Scorpio teaches us is that it is through both acknowledging and working with the shadow self that we are able to do the transformative work of releasing those things that are no longer valid so that we can move forward in authenticity. Let’s get comfortable with what lies beneath with Scorpio season.
Important Scorpio Season Astro Events
During Scorpio season, there are some specific energetic shifts that will align us more deeply with the current Plutonic energy of Scorpio. The following is a brief overview of some of the important astrological events which highlight Scorpio energy and allow us to explore and probe the depths of ourselves to the fullest.
On October 23, the same day that the sun enters Scorpio, Venus will also enter Scorpio. Relationships and finances are serious under this transit. We will find that under the energy of Venus in Scorpio, relationships with depth are where it’s at. Now is the time to move beyond the shallow exchanges found with Venus in Libra to experience deep intimacy and connection with a special someone. Obsession with partners is also likely under this transit, and there is the tendency to test others as a way of determining who is trustworthy.
When it comes to finances, aligning ourselves with people and opportunities that provide power is important. Access to other people’s resources such as credit, grants, inheritances, and wills is also highlighted. Under Venus in Scorpio, it is possible for people to connect with those who have resources that we can use advantageously. Make sure these connections offer a mutually beneficial come-up.
Venus will be transiting Scorpio until November 14.
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio
October 25th ushers in a very intense purging new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio. This new moon solar eclipse actually ends the 2022 eclipse season along the Taurus and Scorpio axis. This is going to be a powerful and releasing new moon that has the potential to bring in new transformative beginnings. However, it will be necessary to release anything that is no longer beneficial to the forward in order to be able to take advantage of these new experiences.
If there was ever a motto to go with the new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio it would be “Let Go.” The more we are able to release that which no longer contributes to our evolution, the better position we put ourselves in to receive the transformative new beginnings that are being offered at this new moon solar eclipse.
It is important to note that the effects of this new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio will be felt for up to a year after its occurrence.
Sun in Scorpio Conjunct Mercury in Scorpio
On November 8th, the sun will meet up with the current transiting Mercury in Scorpio. Traditionally, Mercury in Scorpio isn’t one for many words. When Mercury in Scorpio does have something to say, it is usually filled with truth…albeit with a whole lot of sting. We may find on this day that we and others are more interested in getting to the truth. The issue is that in order to get to the truth, we are going to have to use our spidey senses to detect when things don’t quite add up. The sun and Mercury together in the sign of Scorpio offer the intensity, passion, and drive, and keen attention to detail that is perfect for deep, analytic, perceptive endeavors.
Become Comfortable with the Shadow
With Scorpio season in full effect, we get to meet our shadows…even if we don’t want to. Just think about everything that happens during Scorpio season. We have Halloween, the Day of the Dead, and many more experiences that give us the opportunity to go deeper than what is shown to us. Scorpio energy is all about plummeting to the depths of oneself and others to live in the authenticity of who we are.
However, in order to be able to do this we must be comfortable with our own shadows. The shadows are the things that many of us avoid because they scare us or make us look like the “bad guy.” Scorpio offers us the very important lesson of understanding that in order to be our most authentic selves we must be willing to embrace all parts of ourselves, especially the dark side that so many of us try to avoid. We can’t heal and transform what we choose not to acknowledge.
The Stinger: Revenge
Another aspect of the Scorpio experience is the well-known desire for revenge. There are many people who don’t particularly like Scorpio energy because of its tendency to exhibit obsessive, manipulative behaviors. It should be noted that Scorpios aren’t the only people who possess these particular traits. However, of all the zodiac signs, Scorpios are the ones who are more familiar and comfortable with this energy.
Over the next 30 days, let’s consider exploring our motives for revenge and spite and whether holding grudges and plotting to “get them back” is most beneficial for us. The most important part to understand about the Scorpio experience is that the very stinger that Scorpio uses to hurt others can also be used to hurt themselves. It is through understanding that when we sting and/or seek revenge on others we also end up hurting ourselves. Doing the healing work that allows us to let go and move on is highlighted.
The Circle of Trust
It is the Scorpio experience that urges us to consider who is trustworthy. Scorpio season provides the chance to make connections in our lives whether we have relationships built on trust. In general, Scorpio tends to keep a small circle. This is because there is an understanding that while you can communicate with everyone, there are very few people who you are able to actually have a close, deeply authentic, and intimate bond with which is what is the reason why trust is of the utmost importance to Scorpio.
The Desire for Intimacy
Intimacy is a must for Scorpio. Whether it is family, close friends, and especially partners, Scorpio wants someone that they can bear themselves with, and they expect their partners to reciprocate. This is where Scorpio’s keen spidey senses to weed out people who are untrustworthy is vital. Scorpio understands that it is beyond impossible to have a deep, intimate union with the untrustworthy.
Scorpio also understands that people are like layers. To genuinely know someone is to know all of them, flaws and all. This is the art of being seen for who we really and truly are. For Scorpio, to be seen is to be able to be one’s authentic self and still be accepted and loved deeply.
Being ruled by the planet Pluto makes Scorpio’s transformation and evolution an obsession of Scorpio. In fact, many Scorpios feel as if they have lived multiple lifetimes in just one life! This is because Scorpio is constantly on the path of shedding the old self to become a newer version of who they ultimately are. The Scorpio one meets at age 20 is definitely not the Scorpio one gets at age 40. This is where evolution comes in, and the goal of Scorpio is to transform so much that the former self is unrecognizable. In many ways, evolution is a life-or-death experience for Scorpio. In fact, there are many Scorpios that experience near-death and/or rock-bottom experiences that serve as the catalyst for transformation.
Scorpio is one of the only signs that have several different archetypes from the well-known scorpion to the spider, snake, lizard, and eagle, and ultimately ending up as the phoenix, the firebird. Scorpio’s ultimate path is to become the phoenix rising leaving behind the ashes of the former self to become an evolved authentic healing and transformative version of itself.
While the energy of Scorpio allows us to develop our keen sense of knowing and awareness of ourselves as well as others, it also enables us to heal because we are willing to address the uncomfortable so that we may transform and evolve.
Welcome to Scorpio season where we all have the opportunity to become our own phoenix rising.
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