Happy Birthday Scorpio the Scorpion!
Those born from October 23~November 22!
Key Phrase for Scorpio is “I Desire”
Scorpio abhors phoniness usually detects a lie even before the spokenword is uttered. They are usually honest, loyal and perceptive. Scorpio Rising (Ascendant) individuals often have angular facial features and are easily recognized by their piercing eyes. The expression “the eyes are window of the soul” may, very ell, be the hallmark of a person with planets in the sign of Scorpio…yet with a twist. You might say that Scorpio Rising people have the unique ability to see into the "soul" of others with sharp, penetrating gaze and an acute perceptual awareness.
Scorpio’s polar opposite (8th house~sexuality, taxes, values of others, others finances, inheritances, death and endings) is the fixed, earth sign Taurus (2nd house~values, finances, aesthetics, issues around personal security). The integration of my values and finances versus others values and finances in addition to security issues are Scorpio's concerns, also contingent upon other aspects in the natal. When under stress every sign may engage the most negative characteristics of their polar opposite, the sign 180 degrees opposite itself. In this case, when under stress, Scorpio may manifest the negative qualities of fixed, earthy Taurus, ruled by Venus. Some of those qualities would be the unique stubbornness, inflexibility, and fixity of Taurus; temper tantrums and sulking, another option.
Icy Pluto rules Scorpio. Some astrologers still utilize Mars as Scorpio’s ruler. I tend to look first towards Pluto then towards Mars since Pluto is actually considered the higher octave of Mars in traditional astrology. They are sometimes associated with the 1st and 2nd chakras where instincts and survival issues are centered, 8th house versus 2nd house issues. I might venture a guess that a Scorpio may have “invented” the concept of “Soul Mates”.
Obsessions, compulsions, addictions, and uncontrollable passions all fall under Pluto’s realm. If your Pluto makes an aspect to a partner’s Venus or Mars…sparks fly. Astrologer Linda Goodman in her book, Relationship Signs writes that “Venus/Pluto contacts indicate a “soul mate” relationship. There is an indisputable karmic tie between people with this combination and it’s a powerful one. Even when there are disagreements….it is next to impossible to separate the two permanently. Anyone who tries to come between you will not succeed”. Pluto has strength, power and staying power. He definitely doesn't give up yet will take his own sweet time teaching or learning a lesson. Pluto is all about sexuality, intensity, change and complete transformation is the result.
It’s chemical (let’s do it)
Habitual (can we do it?)
But most of all ...
Sex is something we should do
Sex is something for me and you
Sex is natural - sex is good
Not everybody does it
But everybody should
Sex is natural~sex is fun
Sex is best when it’s ... one on one
One on one
~I Want Your Sex~George Michael
Pluto was discovered in 1930. This was a period of time when the atom bomb, made from Plutonium, was being developed. The United States was in the midst of a Depression and Psychoanalysis and Depth Psychology were emerging. Pluto is symbolic of psychoanalysis. The function of Pluto is to transform, liberate and motivate. Sigmund Freud’s theories on sexuality (Scorpio and 8th house) and Carl Jung’s theories of transformation (Pluto) were formulated. Hypnosis, probing the hidden recesses of our mind is also related to Pluto. Both Freud and Jung have Pluto prominent in their birth chart. Additionally, Pluto was assigned to rule the sign of Scorpio since both the planet and its sign are related to the underworld. (Underneath and hidden from view)
Pluto is the planet of power, obsessions, transformation, the depths of the unknown, what’s underneath, sexuality and instincts necessary for survival. Pluto/Scorpio is nothing if not intensely passionate and penetrating. The superficial holds absolutely no appeal for those born under the sign of Scorpio…these guys are “deep” and penetrating…and just try to pull one over on them and you will have an enemy for life. Frankly, you may not know this about them because they have the ability to conceal and cloak themselves in (self protective) secrecy quite well. The planet Pluto ruling the sign of Scorpio is all about redefining and transforming the mundane and outmoded.
|Kissing by Alex Grey|
When Pluto transits your chart or if Pluto makes significant aspects, you may experience a sense of loss during your lifetime. Sometimes something of value is taken away or are forced to make a decision to give up something or someone we thought we couldn't live without. Sometimes these experiences or decisions “feel” like a death. Pluto experiences force us to go down as far as we can and hit “bottom”. Events, beliefs and people that once provided safety and security may vanish under a transit of Pluto. Most often these “things” aren’t material in nature. They are usually beliefs and attitudes about ourselves and life, perhaps how we experience others or one person in particular. Because Pluto is slow moving and has its retrograde (backward motion) phases, it is possible for him to pass over a point in the chart 3 times before he has completed his transformative process. When Pluto transits are felt, very often you may feel as if you are descending into unknown territory, and more than likely, you are. It doesn’t feel safe yet you know on some instinctual level that you need to get there. In mythology, the decent into the underworld is classically the feminine archetype. Ariel Guttman and Kenneth Johnson’s Mythic Astrology refer to this descent as follows: “It represents the acquisition of serpent wisdom, which is defined as feminine wisdom. Medusa had serpents in her hair and Pluto rules Scorpio, the sign traditionally associated with the serpent. Thus the process of initiation through pain, grief, darkness and emotional resurrection is an essentially feminine process. Men don’t do well with this particular journey”. Pluto experiences and transits are for the growth of the soul and are transformational in nature.
If Pluto is prominently placed in your birth chart, you’ll most likely experience an acceleration in your personal evolution at least in your lifetime.
If you have your…
Ascendant in Scorpio: Scorpio rising folks are intense, passionate, clever and resourceful. Individuals with a Scorpio Ascendant have a unique ability of knowing what others are thinking. They have the ability to psychologically penetrate others upon first contact. Look to where the planets Pluto (modern ruler) and Mars (ancient ruler) are in the chart of the native with Scorpio rising to obtain the true nature of how this Ascendant operates in the birth chart.
Moon in Scorpio: Moon in Scorpio people can be quite willful and shrewd. The moon in Scorpio can be jealous, determined, emotional and secretive. Emotionally persistent, you maintain high standards in choosing a lover.
Mercury in Scorpio: Here you have an intense urge to understand, research and delve into subjects others wouldn’t touch with the proverbial 10 foot pole! Mercury in Scorpio is also known for sarcasm when provoked as well as having a volatile temper yet it dissipates quickly enough. You make a terrific detective!
Venus in Scorpio: Values a partner who is sexy, intense and loyal. You are attracted to individuals with depth of character. You may be possessive and/or controlling in love and in financial matters. You fall in love with a partner with good earning potential. Negatively you can become vindictive in love matters.
Mars in Scorpio: Mars in this sign is persistent, passionate and intense. This is a very sexually intensified Mars yet it can also be ruthless, relentless and highly emotional.
Famous Scorpion’s: J Actor Kevin Kline, October 24th, Author Sylvia Plath, October 27, Bill Gates, October 28th, Actor Art Carney, November 4th, Singer/Songwriter Art Garfunkel, November 5th, Actress Sally Field, November 6th, Nobel Prize Winning Physicist and Chemist Marie Curie, November 7th, Singer Rickie Lee Jones, November 8th, Actor Richard Burton, November 10th, Film Actress Demi Moore, November 11th, Actress/Princess Grace Kelly, November 12th, Georgia O’Keefe, Painter, November 15th, Actress Jodi Foster born November 19th, and assassinated Presidential candidate and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, November 20th.
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