Heavy and strong themes permeate the Journey for the Sun in Scorpio inside this lifetime. To begin, an enormous stirring of all the unconscious, psychological, repressed material underneath occurs. Second, this is the sign that needs to delve deeply into their emotions; they are always trying to get to the bottom of things. Last but not least, t heir eponymous monster, the scorpion, is a vicious nighttime scavenger with a poisonous tail. The capacity of these nocturnal Scorpions to glow when exposed to UV light or the Moon is disturbingly cool. This perfectly exemplifies the personality of those born under the sign of the gravedigger. Jealousy, with its hidden and protective character and its buried urges, is one of the most difficult aspects of the human personality and the Scorpio to conquer.
The task for Scorpio is to confront the Self and all of its hidden aspects. The Scorpio energy has the potential to heal or destroy itself at great depths. To be born under the sign of the deadly Scorpion is to be doomed to a “dark night of the soul” and a journey through the inferno. In order to uncover the treasure buried within the depths of despair, it is necessary to burn away all the things that have damaged the spirit. On the route to their new, revived life, they must first face a part of their dark nature.
A Scorpion’s wisdom will be shaped by the trials it has endured. Many people, however, have the wherewithal to master the mysterious, unseen realm, the darker currents beneath our world. The inner workings of the Self, including all of its passionate yearnings, are investigated. It seems that Scorpio is the zodiac sign that receives the worst life lessons. The sign has some of the most challenging readings because it has long been associated with death and evil. Similarly, the snake from the Adam and Eve myth has been linked to the Scorpio zodiac sign, albeit in this case the Scorpion is seen as a symbol of wisdom and the rebirth of life, as well as a representation of our baser animal instincts. Even in the twenty-first century, Scorpio has a taste for the illicit and is drawn to the underbelly of society. Pluto, the ruler of the New Age, guarantees that there will be a strong draw to this supernatural energy in nature that can bring about transformation, renewal, and growth.
The scorpion has long stood for the fight against oppression and forging one’s own path in the world. Alice Baily’s Hercules’ Myth opens with the words, “The light now shines on Gate the eighth,” and the battle that must be fought takes place in a stagnant marsh with the hydra. Here, in this deep tunnel of eternal night, the Hero/Hercules must face the monster beast that has made its home.
The Hercules remembered that his Teacher had said, “We rise by kneeling.” Casting aside his club, Hercules knelt, grasped the hydra with his bare hands, and raised it aloft. Suspended in mid-air, its strength diminished. On his knees, then, he held the hydra high above him, that purifying air and light might have their due effect. The monster, strong in darkness and in sloughy mud, soon lost its power when the rays of the sun and the tough of wind fell on it. …The nine heads drooped, then with gasping mouths and glazing eyes fell limply forward. But only when they lifeless lay did Hercules perceive the mystic head that was immortal. Then Hercules cut off the hydra’s one immortal head and buried it, still fiercely hissing, beneath a rock. Returning, Hercules stood before his Teacher. “The victory is won”, the Teacher said. “The Light that shines at Gate the eighth is now blended with you own.” The Labours of Hercules: An Astrological Interpretation
Many Scorpios look for profound mystical unions in romantic partnerships, hoping to be transformed by their bond with another soul. Here we encounter the shadowy feminine energy, which contains a soul-eating potential. There’s no denying the Scorpio’s charisma, energy, and compelling personality. The piercing qualities of this sign’s personality can be excruciatingly hurtful to others around them. Nonetheless, they are capable of the grand transformation story and express the great path of evolution using the astrological wheel. No matter what, the Scorpio zodiac sign always has the ability to draw upon incredible reserves of magic and power.
As the sign of FATE and TRAGEDY, those with planets in Scorpio and the more evolved types will make a comeback and walk towards the path of healing rather than inflicting harm on others as a means to intimidate and gain power; they always return with renewed strength and maximum power, revealing how Scorpio truly glows in the dark.