Scorpio falls roughly between October 23rd and November 21st, depending on the sun’s exact movements. It’s the sign of Fixed Water, deeply probing the subconscious mind and the depths of human emotion.
Although most commonly depicted as the scorpion, Scorpio is often depicted in ancient texts as the eagle. It’s often illustrated in its avian incarnation with other fixed signs–Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius–in tarot and occult texts.
Traditionally ruled by Mars, Scorpio is the planet’s cooler expression and excels in strategy, analysis, and endurance. Once Pluto was discovered and implemented in astrology it shared the role as Scorpio’s ruling planet. This amplifies Scorpio’s deep, mysterious nature and association with transformation and destruction.
With this in mind it’s hardly surprising that Scorpio’s tarot association is Death, the 13th card of the Major Arcana. Scorpio represents the greatest mysteries of the human experience: death, birth, sex, the occult, and metamorphosis. As the ruler of the 8th House it has ties to the alchemical process, rebuilding and strengthening through destruction and analysis.
Scorpio’s hallmark is its unparalleled intensity and anywhere the sign falls on your chart tends to be a place of profound depth and potential for healing. Like the mythical Underworld, Scorpio asks us to look beneath the surface and examine what lurks there. It’s not a journey to be taken lightly and what we find may take years to truly understand.
In classic astrology, Scorpio is the sign of the Moon’s exile meaning people with this placement may have difficulty accessing or understanding their emotions. It can also create a sense of alienation from the outside world and must be diligently worked through in order to build healthy relationships and self acceptance.
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