Welcome to Scorpio season…the darkest, scariest, and most glamorous time of the year. If Libra season was like a charming brunch with well-mannered guests, Scorpio season is more like a murder mystery dinner party: it’s all about meddling in other people’s affairs and exploring the depths of humanity.
Scorpio season lasts approximately October 23rd to November 22nd (give or take a day depending on the year). Scary things regularly happen during this time – for example Halloween and the US presidential election. Scorpio is the most menacing of all astrological glyphs, and in ancient astrology, Scorpio was often associated with utter evil. But don’t be afraid. There’s a lot more to the Scorpio story.
The main characteristics of Scorpio are passion, acumen and unstoppable determination. Scorpio has two ruling planets: Mars, the planet of action, aggression and desire; and Pluto, the planet of transformation, rebirth and our subconscious powers. These planets give the sign its aura of power. Scorpio is not loud or pushy, but no one could mistake Scorpio’s quiet confidence for gentleness.
People are often surprised to hear that Scorpio is not a bold fire sign, as they assume, but rather a water sign that is typically empathetic, intuitive, and emotional. Scorpio’s energy is certainly intense and powerful, but not loud; Rather, it has a deep, throbbing core of determination. Scorpio has a sharp focus, a strong drive and a strong desire to get to the bottom of things. Scorpio is about depth, not appearances. Scorpio is afraid of nothing, not even the darkest truths.
Above all, expect this to be a season full of intensity. This could mean that you are unable or inclined to let things go (Scorpio is famous for its ability to hold grudges). It could mean that you are more prone to jealousy or distrust. Don’t be surprised if the people in your life also respond to your actions with this intensity. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get caught up in mind games and power struggles.
At its best, Scorpio Season can give you an energy of fearlessness: refusing to be intimidated by anyone or anything or to accept answers that are simple but untrue. You can use this energy to ask provocative questions, not settle for easy answers, and disrupt your own social comfort and that of other people. Scorpio season is the best astrological setting you could ask for if you want to go to parties alone, confidently enter new and intimidating social spaces, or uncover secrets.
Scorpio season doesn’t bring scary situations or disturbing encounters; It just makes it harder to look away from the sadness, cruelty and injustice that lurks beneath the surface all the time. After all, life is not always bright, happy or fair. This season offers all of us (not just Scorpios!) a much-needed chance to look beneath the surface and recognize our own (and others’) complexities, shadows, and depths.
Depending on the rest of your astrological chart, all this intensity may or may not sound accurate Fun, but either way it can be immensely rewarding and liberating if you let it. Scorpio season may challenge you not to settle for less than you really desire—and to figure out what that actually is. If you normally focus on comfort, harmony, success and prestige, this season can be an invitation to reflect and put all that aside. What are you? Really Wish? What do you really need?