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The watery Scorpio is the eighth of the twelve astrological signs, ruled by Mars and Pluto. Scorpios are secretive and mysterious and can be one of the best romantic partners. They are deep, intuitive, and are always on the lookout for mystical meaning. They are fiercely loyal, yet can struggle with jealousy and deception. Intuitive, passionate, and intimate, Scorpios are one of the deepest and most emotional signs. There are many important Scorpio correspondences which you can use in your magickal work.
The Scorpio Astrological Sign
|Dates||October 23 – November 22|
|Constellation||Scorpius is the scorpion which Orion battled. As the seasons pass, the scorpion chases Orion out of the sky each year. The constellation serves as a reminder to not be too proud. It also contains many bright stars such as Antares.|
|Location||210° – 240°|
|Glyph||A scorpion shaped like an M|
|Ruler||Mars & Pluto|
|Quality / Mode||Fixed|
|Polarity||Feminine / Negative / Receptive / Yin|
|House||8th House – Succedent|
|Lunar Mansion||17th, 18th, 19th Mansion|
|Season / Sabbat||Autumn (Samhain)|
|Chakra||Root & Sacral|
|Deities||Anubis, Apep, Ares, Ereshkigal, Hecate, Hel, Hephaestos, Isis, Khepera, Mars, Njord, Osiris, Persephone, Pluto, Ptah, Selket, Set, Vulcan|
|Birds||Eagle, Hawk, Vulture|
|Animals||Beetles, Insects, Panther, Scorpion, Snake, Wolf|
|Crystals||Agate, Alexandrite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Beryl, Black Coral, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Diamond, Garnet, Jet, Kunzite, Labradorite, Malachite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Quartz, Red Jasper, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Topaz, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Zircon.|
|Herbs & Plants||Allspice, Aloe, Basil, Benzoin, Chrysanthemum, Clove, Cumin, Deer’s Tongue, Galangal, Gardenia, Geranium, Ginger, Ginseng, Heather, Horehound, Honeysuckle, Horseradish, Myrrh, Nettle, Patchouli, Pomegranate, Reed, Rosemary, Saffron, Thistle, Vanilla, Wormwood|
|Trees||Ash, Bramble, Birch, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Holly, Palm, Pine|
|Metals||Copper, Iron, Steel|
|Colors||Dark reds like maroon and crimson, reddish browns and burnt oranges, brown, black, purple|
|Traits & Gifts||Scorpios are the most intense of all zodiac signs, but also have an irresistible personality. They can be frustrating to have as friends and companions because they embody human nature at its best and worst. Their deep and often conflicting emotions can be hard to understand. But their passion is unmatched, as they are highly sensitive and approach everything with intensity.|
Scorpios love intensely and are passionate, sensual, and loyal lovers. Their desire for intimacy and vulnerability can result in physically and emotionally fulfilling relationships. But conversely, their unbridled passion can lead to jealousy, possession, and resentment. A Scorpio will never forget a grudge, but their emotional intelligence will make them a wonderful partner in a deep and long-lasting relationship. Scorpios are highly secretive, and maintain an air of mystery everywhere they go. This can create an enticing allure, but it can also lead to distrust, suspicion, or deception. In order to stay private, Scorpio’s outward appearance may mask what they are truly thinking or feeling.
The extremely intuitive Scorpio is not interested in the mundane and day-to-day. They won’t form friendships with shallow personalities. Scorpios are introspective and comfortable delving into the shadowy areas of their consciousness. They value personal growth and look for hidden meaning and mysticism in all areas of life.
The Scorpio is also a survivor. In pursuit of their goals, Scorpios are resourceful, strong, and determined. They have great resourcefulness and tenacity to withstand any situation. They can pull out deep willpower and use it to battle for control with anyone who stands in their way. But this power is a double-edged sword. When backed into a corner, Scorpio may resort to manipulation and underhanded tactics.
|Magick & Rituals||Scorpio magick is deep and mysterious. Psychic endeavors and development are especially powerful. Look for answers to deep questions, uncover secrets, and build your intuition. You can explore past lives as well.|
The energy of sexual magick also blends well with Scorpio’s energy. Perform magick for intimacy, erotic arts, fertility rituals, labor blessings, and birth celebrations.
Scorpio also deals with death and rebirth. So use magick related to transformation, renewal, and creative creation.
Scorpios tend to absorb the emotional energy around them. So regular focus on mental health is important, and they must regularly create balance and peace in their lives. Spiritual cleansings, soul healing, catharsis, and personal re-dedication is key.
|Full Moon||The Scorpio full moon falls opposite its new moon. So when the sun is in Taurus, Scorpio hosts a full moon. This also contains the sabbat of Beltane.|
|Full Moon Magick||During the Scorpio full moon, meditate on attachments in your life. Consider how attachments have brought you joy, but also consider how they have brought you grief. Think about the wonderful friends and family you’ve had, whether they are still here or have passed on. The cycle of life is just a part of the human experience. Cultivate awe at how we are able to form deep attachment with loved ones. But also realize their brief nature of these bonds as nothing in life stays the same forever.|
|New Moon||The Scorpio new moon occurs while the sun is also in the sign, so it will fall within Scorpio and contain the sabbat of Samhain.|
|New Moon Magick||When the moon transits Scorpio, it is a time to let go of what does not enrich us. We can let go of past wrongs, heartbreaks, and regrets. Focus on creating a fresh start. Use this time to forge a new beginning. What are your new intentions? What new self-care do you need? Focus on creating a new start for yourself, reborn and free of past baggage. Pull the Death card to see what ending you need in your life. Work with the element of water to cleanse yourself of old energies and start fresh.|
Scorpio Correspondences for Health
|Body Systems||Reproductive system, genitals, groin, bladder, urethra, prostate, sphincter, pelvis, rectum, coccyx, colon, gall bladder, nose, and thyroid|
|Imbalance & Illness||Reproductive issues: menstruation, low sex drive, infertility, STDs, irregular period, yeast infections, prostate inflammation, sperm disorders, fistulas. Bladder issues: infections, stones, incontinence, appendicitis. Colon/rectum issues: bowel diseases, hemorrhoids, diarrhea. Toxicity: toxin accumulation, excess sweat, body odor, acne.|
|Treatments||Detoxification like saunas, herbal treatments, elimination aids (fiber, water)|
|Mental Health||Due to Scorpio’s tendency toward jealousy and distrustfulness, they can often find themselves feeling undue revenge, obsession, and even paranoia. Scorpios are also prone to excessive behavior, like reckless behavior, acting rashly, substance abuse, and OCD.|
Scorpios can also find themselves chronically imbalanced, leading to bottled-up feelings, resentment, and needing emotional release. Rather than let this build up, Scorpios should take care to regularly and frequently engage in catharsis and emotional detoxing.
Scorpio Correspondences in the Tarot
|Tarot – Major Arcana||Scorpio is associate with the Death card in the Major Arcana.|
Although called Death, this card more often signals an ending or a change that needs to be made. What do you need to let go of? What is just dragging you down?
Use Death to examine a transformation you may need. What needs to die so that you can be reborn? What do you need to shed to reach your highest good?
Other useful cards to pull are Swords and Judgement.
|Tarot – Minor Arcana||5, 6, 7, and Knight of Cups|
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