Yes, it’s Scorpio season! But don’t be afraid! Scorpio gets a really bad rap, probably mostly because its deep, intuitive intensity is not valued in modern life. We all just want to keep taking action like Aries and keep moving onto the next thing like Gemini and keep perfecting like Virgo, without taking the time to dive inwards and find out who we really are and what we are truly here to do.
Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology.
Sidereal Scorpio – November 25th to December 7th
The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Scorpio from 25th November through to 7th December this year – hold your breath for this short but deep dive! And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change by one day, in accordance with precession.
Something else I need to say here is that I practice 13 sign astrology, which brings in an additional (13th) sign, Ophiuchus, between Scorpio and Sagittarius. The reason that we include Ophiuchus is because it appears in the zodiac belt, just as the other 12 signs do. However, if you’ve come this far with me in exploration of Sidereal Astrology and including a 13th sign is really going to push you over the edge, don’t worry! If you were to ignore the constellation of Ophiuchus you would say that Scorpio Season runs through until 20th December.
So as for the previous season of Libra, Sidereal Scorpio dates are a big change from Tropical Western astrology dates for Scorpio (23rd October – 22nd November). There is no overlap at all, and this can result in a bit of an identity crisis! If you feel strongly attached to your Scorpio personality it is probably because it is still a strong energy in your astrological chart, even if your sun does not sit in this sign. You may have a Scorpio moon, a Scorpio rising, or a stellium (2 or more planets) in Scorpio. The best way to check this out and reconnect with yourself through true sidereal astrology is to do a reading with me!
So Who Needs to Really Read this?
People who are born between November 24th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Libra season even if they were born on the 4th November, check with me) and November 24th. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Scorpio and you identify as a Scorpio. You most likely see yourself as passionate, determined and courageous
People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in the sign of Scorpio.
* If your Moon is in Scorpio this means that you need to feel Scorpio qualities for your emotional wellbeing – you need to have intense connections with other people, yet continue to maintain secrecy for yourself * If your Ascendant/ Rising sign is Scorpio, this means that this is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and it is what you are becoming and developing through this life. You are working towards a deep understanding of humanity, and yourself
Lastly, again for those who can read their astrological birth chart, if you have Scorpio on the cusp of your 6th house, or indeed anywhere in your 6th house, this is the house of health & wellbeing (amongst other things) so it is pertinent for you. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, again go back to this first Blog in the series for more information on Houses.
Also of course if you are in a significant relationship (parent, child, partner, lover, close friend or colleague) with someone who has Scorpio Sun, Moon or Ascendant (or 6th House) then this could be useful information for you! Enjoy!
Scorpio is the second of the three Water signs in the zodiac – and is an energy directed towards a deep exploration of emotion and the soul.
If you need any more reminders about what the Water element means in the zodiac, head back to the piece about Cancer, which was the first Water sign.
You may remember that Cancer’s emotional energy was directed towards others and wanting to nurture and protect them. With Scorpio, this energy turns inward. Scorpio needs to understand itself in order to be able to transform. While it is deeply curious about others, Scorpio does not necessarily want to share its own inner life.
The Wheel of the Year
Western Tropical Astrology continues to make the association between the seasons and the zodiac, and this often only works well in the Northern hemisphere. Scorpio season in this context is mid Autumn. In Sidereal astrology Scorpio season is early Winter in the northern hemisphere and early Summer in the southern hemisphere.
Scorpio wants and needs to transform and indeed this is what occurs at these points in the calendar. The seasons are transforming into their opposite as the wheel of the year turns – from the cool to the warm – or vice versa.
Mars, Pluto and the Scorpion
In traditional astrology Scorpio is ruled by Mars (along with Aries). We can feel the Mars quality in Scorpio, with its determination and forcefulness. In modern astrology Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet that brings about transformation through destruction – death and rebirth.
The symbol of Scorpio is the Scorpion. Scorpio does have a sting in its tail! Because of its passion and intensity Scorpio can have a quick temper, and experience resentment and jealousy. Scorpio can also be vindictive and sarcastic when hurt.
The Eighth House
In astrology, the chart is divided into 12 houses, which refer to 12 different areas of life. If a planet or a sign is ‘in a house’ this will give us the information about which area of life their energetic affect is going to be felt in.
Each of the signs ‘rules’ one of the houses. This means that they each have a particular area of life in which they are most comfortable, they have a natural affinity to it.
Scorpio, as the eighth sign, rules the eighth house. The eighth house is all about transformation. This certainly refers to the soul level work that we are all here to do, but also to healing. In medical astrology the 8th House is where we will find inherited conditions (DNA) as well as situations where medical intervention is required, including surgery. The eighth house is also where we find financial transformations, things like investments or anything financial around the resources of others eg. Inheritance.
Each sign of the zodiac also has a particular body type associated with it, but this is largely based on the elements, so typically all Water types will have a similar body type, which is generally rounded and curvy.
Scorpio, despite its Fixed Mode tends to recover well from illness. It is a very vital sign but can tend to ‘attract’ illness as it delves into the depths of others.
It is common for people to have the body type that equates to their rising sign element because it is in the 1st House, which concerns image and body. This is not always true though and your body type may relate more to the most dominant element in your chart, or a combination of that and your rising sign. If you want to find out for yourself book a session.
From an eastern medical point of view the Scorpio constitution tends to be cold and wet.
Although Scorpios really want to have an in depth understanding of others they will often not trust them, and this includes their medical practitioners. They really need to be able to have faith in the remedies and treatments being prescribed to them – and this includes the person doing the prescribing – in order for these to be effective.
Scorpio rules the following body parts:
Reproduction and genitalia
Ovaries and Testes
Genetic coding and DNA
Detoxification/ Elimination systems – defecation, urination and sweating
Colon, rectum and anus
What this means is that Scorpio can tend towards ailments in these areas, common ones are:
Injuries to and illnesses in the above body parts
Poor elimination of toxins
Reproductive ailments including menstrual issues
When Scorpio fails to eliminate toxic emotions through appropriate processing they are very prone to physical illnesses.
The Creation Energy is our emotional energy, the Insight Energy helps us to have a clear look inside ourselves.
Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing approaches to health and wellbeing for Scorpio
Because of their elimination problems, Scorpios really need to move!
Cardiovascular exercise that makes them sweat is required.
Movement will also help Scorpios to get out of their emotions for a while, and grounded into their bodies.
Find a type of movement that you enjoy, Scorpios, and do it very regularly.
During sleep our bodies, and in particular our brains, are able to cleanse and detoxify. Therefore it is super important for Scorpios to ensure that they prioritise their sleep opportunity to provide enough time for deep sleep when this cleansing process occurs.
Scorpio may have trouble falling or staying asleep when they are piecing together one of life’s mysteries so good sleep hygiene is essential.
Being in or near water will help a Scorpio to manage their vast depth of emotion more effectively
Guided visualization meditations may help to access hidden emotional resources
Energy healing helps to heal underlying or imbalanced emotions – reiki, kinesiology, acupuncture
Bach flower: Chicory (there are others that are very useful depending on what exactly you are managing, contact me for more details)
The foods of watery Cancer, are beneficial for Scorpio as well
Fresh vegetables and fruits (7-10 cups per day) – including oranges, lemons, rhubarb
Avoid heating and stimulating foods eg. Spicy
Avoid salty foods, and anything in excess
Avoid alcohol and drugs due to toxicity
Staying well hydrated is super important to improve elimination
Fasting and elimination diets can work well
Dark red foods: beetroot, plum, berries, cherries, red cabbage, pomegranate
There are a lot of herbs that are useful for Scorpio and which ones are most appropriate for you will depend on what symptoms/ conditions you are trying to manage. Some of the common ones to use in teas are:
Black Pepper – the oil of unmasking: promotes courage and authenticity through self-awareness
Cypress – the oil of motion and flow: promotes adaptability, trust and letting go
Melissa– the oil of light: promotes enlightenment and connection to the true self
Vetiver– the oil of centringand descent: promotes groundedness and emotional awareness and connection
Lemongrass– theoil of cleansing: promotes spiritual clarity and ability to release what is no longer needed
Wintergreen – the oil of surrender: promotes release of control, non-attachment and strength
Thyme – the oil of releasing and forgiving: promotes openheartedness, understanding and tolerance
Geranium – the oil of love and trust: promotes empathy, trust, forgiveness and tolerance
Cypress – the oil of motion and flow: promotes flexibility, trust and adaptability
Cassia – the oil of self assurance: promotes courage, confidence and authenticity
If you’d like to know more about how important Scorpio is in your chart, and your life, book in for a Reading.
I am Arwen Bardsley, Holistic Health & Wellbeing Coach, and founder of Evenstar Wellbeing.
I love to explore the full spectrum of modern science, combined with ancient wisdom, to help you get your energy back, and hold on tight to it! I specialise in helping you to identify the root underlying causes of any type of wellbeing concern, and working with you using all the tools of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing (which includes Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings & Being) to feel energised and balanced on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
I help people with problems ranging from chronic pain, anxiety and stress, overwhelming fatigue, addictive behaviours, negative habits, approaches to food and weight management, grief, fertility and hormonal issues, and toxicity of any kind. I have a range of services including coaching, training programs and healing sessions.
I am a Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner, and a Low Tox Coach, and I also utilise my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Reiki Master qualification, and additional certificates in Kinesiology, Seichim, Crystal Healing and Aromatouch Massage in my practise.