If astrology isn’t real, then why does the sun make its annual debut in Scorpio, just a few days before All Hallows’ Eve? Must be the season of the witch indeed. This Pluto-ruled season graces us with its mystifying presence each year and its celestial vibration is nothing short of polarizing. Although, when considering the undeniable serendipity of the cosmos, Scorpio is born once we master the art of compromise—in the course of Libra season—which allows for us to surrender, and fully merge with another mind, body, and soul. A sweet catharsis cloaked in seduction and mystery, Scorpio season is climactic and revealing, as we are intuitively led to reunite with our shadow self. I don’t know about you, but shadow work is no walk in the park. Similar to the full moon phase, the sun in Scorpio is here to shed light on everything hidden from our conscious mind which, in turn, triggers powerful transformation both within and all around us. (For more reference on the general effects of this celestial season, check which of the 12 houses in your birth charge belong to Scorpio; this area of life will be emphasized throughout the season.)
A perfect hybrid of the lightest light and the darkest dark, the veil between life and death is said to dissolve during this time; hence the psychic receptivity that comes with it. Is your intuition eerily on point? Do you suddenly foresee what’s about to happen? You’re not imagining it. Governed by Mars and Pluto, Scorpio’s magnetism and bewitching persona has everything to do with its powerhouse planetary rulers: Scorpio’s ancient ruler, Mars, is the planet of action, aggression, combat, energy, passion, sex, and war. Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, is the planet of death, regeneration, transformation, and everything hidden beneath the surface. If Mars fuels this water sign’s relentless drive, spirit, and carnal desires, Pluto takes full responsibility for its depth, enigmatic nature, and shadowy obsessions. If you and/or your loved ones have personal planets in Scorpio, (i.e. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Rising) then this is no surprise. In fact, the extreme highs and lows stemming from this fixed water sign are being reflected onto our current reality, as we are in the process of shedding what no longer serves us, in order to rise again from the ashes like the Phoenix.
A sweet catharsis cloaked in seduction and mystery, Scorpio season is climactic and revealing, as we are intuitively led to reunite with our shadow self.
This energy may seem like a lot to take in, but this isn’t your first rodeo, so don’t fret. In the meantime, now that you’re more familiar with the foundation of Scorpio’s zodiac archetype, let’s take a closer look at this season’s most prominent aspects, and how they may affect your love life. One thing’s for sure: if you suddenly find yourself feeling more vulnerable than you’re comfortable admitting, just know that you’re not alone. The innate “rawness” of Scorpio season is unavoidable, so don’t be afraid to befriend the skeletons in your closet. What I mean is, this is an opportunity for you to dissect everything from what’s emotionally triggering you, to the general culprit of your desires. For instance, let’s say you’re falling for someone, but simultaneously experiencing jealous streaks and/or a fear of betrayal. (Sounds heavy but again, welcome to Scorpio season.) Instead of neglecting these emotions, and sweeping them under the rug, take a moment to reflect on where it’s all stemming from. The good news? You’re human, so be gentle with yourself. Scorpio is equivalent to a “death of the ego,” which gives us no choice but to do the work, individually and collectively.
Scorpio season started just a few days after a Mars-ruled lunation, so it’s safe to say, this fixed water season kicked off at full speed. This speedy momentum, however, has a lot to do with Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn stationing direct so if things in your love life have been at a standstill, this will certainly pick up the pace. Speaking of Mars, the red planet returns to its traditional sign of rulership, Scorpio, on Oct. 30th, just in time for the spookiest night of the year. Now, as I previously mentioned, Mars governs everything from our physical stamina to our sexual desires, so you can probably guess what happens when it transits through the smoldering sign of Scorpio. Bad news first? As alluring as this may sound—especially to those of you with personal planets in Scorpio—using sex as a weapon goes nowhere quick. However, on a brighter note, Mars in Scorpio could serve as a healthy pick-me-up, especially when it comes to our passions and sensual pleasures. This, together with the sun in Scorpio, is incredibly seductive energy, to say the least. So be sure to find an outlet to express yourself, even if that means experimenting between the sheets with your lover.
After a transformative new moon on Nov. 4, Mercury—planet of communication, thought process, and immediate surroundings—will join Mars and the sun in penetrating Scorpio which, in turn, adds a hint of mystery and intensity to our immediate exchanges. FYI: There is nothing remotely subtle let alone superficial about Mercury in Scorpio. On the contrary, despite whether you’re single or already romantically attached, this is a time for deep observation. And though confronting hidden truths typically triggers a sense of discomfort, it’s an opportunity for us to get an in-depth analysis of our surroundings. The best way to describe this energy is the eerie feeling you get when you know someone’s lying to you. Whether it be a lover, a friend, or a family member, Mercury in Scorpio gives us no choice but to partake in taboo-like conversations. Keep in mind, Venus will be making her grand entrance via the sophisticated sign of Capricorn on the same day, shifting our relationship focus and values to themes surrounding stability, and long term commitment. For Venus in Capricorn, love is equivalent to an investment, as the goddess of love teaches us the value of loyalty, responsibility, and self-control.
Last, but certainly not least, the Taurus-Scorpio eclipse series will officially kick off on Nov. 19 with a partial lunar eclipse at 27 degrees Taurus. And as if this life-altering cosmic phenomenon weren’t enough, Venus enters her pre-retrograde shadow phase on the same day. You guessed it; the planet of love will begin its retrograde journey through Capricorn on Dec. 19.
To be continued….