Scorpio is known for its deep intensity and extremity. This is a sign that has the birthright of understanding the complexities of life on a profound level. Skimming the surface of life is something Scorpio just can’t do. This is a sign that they must dive into the depths of themselves and others in order to acquire the understanding that allows them to evolve. While Scorpios can have a bad reputation for just being who they are, being ruled by Pluto and Mars is no easy feat. Let’s explore the journey of deep diving in the shadows of transformative Scorpio.
Scorpio: Still Waters Run Deep
Scorpio has a special place in the zodiac for being the strong silent type. They are never the type to reveal their cards. They understand that much can be gained by observing. Scorpio possesses the energy of still waters running deep where they appear to be unemotional and stoic. However, if you remember that Scorpio is a water sign, this is the furthest thing from the truth.Read More »
When it comes to Scorpio’s stance, you won’t see Scorpio being flashy and grandiose like a Leo, but they definitely have a strong, noticeable countenance that makes them a magnetic powerhouse that people can’t keep but notice.
Scorpio’s Connection to Hades
If you’re into mythology, you may be aware of Hades, the God of the Underworld. Scorpio is Hades and is quite familiar with the shadows and the underworld. The underworld is a deep dark place where there is no light…no sunshine. It’s the place where Hades took Persephone after kidnapping her.
Scorpio’s connection to Hades represents the journey into the shadows of ourselves. Everyone possesses Scorpio energy in their natal charts. This area is where we would do well to do some deep shadow work to understand ourselves deeply.
Although Scorpio rules Hades, the underworld is not supposed to be the final stop for Scorpio. The realm of darkness is where Scorpio spends its time when they are on the lower rungs of the evolutionary process.
At some point, Scorpio is called to honor the darkness in order to transform, ridding itself of everything to reach his ultimate state of the Phoenix. Scorpio has an important understanding that they can’t become the phoenix until they are willing to honor Hades’ dark, shadowy experience.
Exploring the Darkness to Get to the Light
Scorpio reaches through the dark to get to the light. Imagine being in a dark room, and you want to get to a light source. The only way to turn on the light is to reach through the darkness. This is the experience of Scorpio. Light and darkness are often separated, but they are One. While others may lean into the light aspects of self, Scorpio’s life mission is to transform through the acknowledgment of the shadow.
Under Libra, there is a fixation on” niceness” despite the fact that Libra is here to balance the light and dark. It’s in the experience of Scorpio that we get to explore the darkness to kick-start the evolutionary process.
Going Deep to Be Known
It is through the deep plunge of Scorpio energy that intimacy is experienced. While Libra represents the fine art of relating to another person in a partnership as well as establishing a relationship through a contractual agreement such as marriage, Libra lacks depth. It is through Scorpio that the marriage between two people is deepened and actual intimacy and reciprocity are experienced. For this reason, Scorpio, Pluto, and the eighth house rule joint finances, inheritances, and even the experience of having an orgasm. Why is this? Because having an orgasm is the ability to relinquish the self to another through the intimate act of sex.
Intimacy requires trust and willingness to move beyond the niceties of the courting process. Who are people beyond the mask that they wear for the public? This is the area of Scorpio’s deep diving. Scorpio probes to determine if someone has the capacity to reciprocate intimacy. While many may want to get to know another, few may have the ability to bare themselves for deep, true intimacy.
It is for this reason that Scorpio is deeply discriminating about whom it allows into its personal space. Whether this is acquaintances, friends, and most definitely lovers, Scorpio wants to know for sure that the people that they connect with have the capacity to go into and hold space in deep intimacy spaces just as they do.
The Purge-Letting Go
Letting go can be difficult. However, Scorpio is the one sign that’s not allowed to stick its head in the clouds and just hold on for dear life. Clinging to what is no longer necessary goes against everything that the Scorpio experience stands for. Thus, Scorpio will at some point go through the purging process. Some call it shedding, dumping, or releasing… no matter the name, it’s the process of throwing out anything that doesn’t belong because it stifles forward movement and evolution.
The evolution process, especially when it comes to purging, can be quite difficult. Imagine having to leave behind everything that is foundational to one’s existence. Scorpio has the tough position of being forced to release its old self in order to move into higher expressions of who they are.
In fact, true to the nature of Scorpio’s ruler Pluto, if Scorpio attempts to stifle its evolution, life has a way of bringing drama, strife, and unfortunate circumstances to make Scorpio finally release that which is no longer necessary. Betrayals are also likely to force Scorpio out of their comfort zones particularly when they are associated with someone who is a hindrance to the evolutionary process.
While it can be upsetting to let go of the familiar, Scorpio understands that they must go deep and eliminate the unnecessary to evolve.
Rising Above the Ashes
In the end, Scorpio is rewarded for the turmoil and strife that it endures. Evolution is a process of becoming greater than the past and the now. The only way to do this is to be willing to dive deep within the self and tackle those barriers that keep us bound to particular patterns, behaviors, and experiences that limit healing and transformation.
So, what is left after all of this purging? Ashes, and from these ashes Scorpio’s new self emerges. The ashes represent Scorpio’s former self that was burned away never to be experienced again. Once Scorpio moves to a different level or phase of the evolutionary process, there is no going back. For Scorpio, becoming the phoenix is a life mission.
Ultimately, Scorpio’s deep diving is a necessity for achieving the transformation and rebirth of the phoenix experience. Sometimes you have to go low in order to get high, and these extremes in experiences are what make Scorpio one of the most complex yet deeply interesting and transformative signs of the zodiac.