Oct 24th – Nov 22nd
The Scorpion Passion
Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld is the Mythological ruler of the Constellation of Scorpio, and Pluto is a very complex figure in Mythology. Pluto rules all that lives deeply below the surface, all that is mysterious, secretive, sometimes taboo, and often completely subconscious (unconscious)….
The keyword that describes Scorpion energy is “I desire”. Accordingly, those born whilst the Sun was passing through the Constellation of Scorpio are passionate people. These days, superficially, people tend to think passion is a word that describes smoldering sexuality …well that is only a fraction of the story. Passion is the Christian theological term used to describe the events and suffering (physical, spiritual, and mental) of Jesus in the hours before his trial and crucifixion. Scorpion passion can indeed urge them to the heights of ecstasy and the depths of despair. Sometimes the lives of those born in the month ruled by Scorpio resemble the most dramatic of operas, with all the intensity, and highs and lows. Left unchecked this tendency to live via the dictates of inflamed emotions will result in a life that is an emotional roller-coaster ride for the Scorpion, and all those close to him or her.
If you have any Planets in Scorpio, (the Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) then this is where you will be incapable of lukewarm detachment. Everything funneled through the Scorpio lens view of the world is in black or white. And this is reflected in how they feel about nearly everything – love, work, sports, politics, religion etc… They will literally love or detest………no middle ground for them… (which is a complete reverse reaction to all those lessons of contrived balancing learnt in Libra) and rarely will they listen to the voice of calm logical “reason”. Of course, positively, this obsessional dedication can be channeled into great feats of accomplishment or conversely, negatively, degenerate into ruthless and destructive behaviour.
Many Scorpios (and those with planets in Scorpio) will at some time, be faced with the choice of whether to follow the path of darkness or light. Typically, this struggle with the darkness is a Scorpion “Rite of Passage” in quest of their own Plutonic power and deep wisdom. In most cases, the Scorpion will emerge from the dark night of the soul like the Phoenix rising from its own ashes.
Scorpios are powerful, proud, magnetic, hypnotic, and sensual. They can drive you to hell and back but their intense passion can help launch you to your highest potential. Understand them and by so doing you will have won the undying loyalty of one of the most wise and faithful souls.
Copyright 1999 devorah