Posts Tagged With: Scorpio
Happy Birthday, Scorpio!
It’s finally your time, the month when your energy is at its most intense, when your focus is the most exact and your
passions likely the most fulfilled.
Natural Sign of the Eighth House — House of Sex, Death and Regeneration — Scorpio usually gets pegged with a
reputation that’s both the sexiest and the scariest of the twelve Sun Signs. During the Sun’s transit through this Water
Sign, emotions will run extra high and, with the increase of emotions, suspicions may also be raised. Scorpio is a
perceptive Sign, and when it gets a hunch, it investigates it, leaving no secret undiscovered. Watch out: Consequences
will be more serious than usual, and messages more honest and direct. You Scorpios (and the rest of us during the
Sun’s transit of the Sign, actually) will be magnetically attractive to others, as you exude a forceful sexuality and
an emotionally-tinged confidence in your own appeal.
Because Scorpio is so fiercely passionate, there is a tendency for natives of the Sign to brood and exhibit bursts
of jealousy when the road to love becomes bumpy. The flip side to this characteristic is that Scorpio cares deeply
and intensely about those it loves, and will go to great lengths to protect and defend these lucky individuals. Although
romantic relationships can be complicated because of Scorpio’s unpredictable moods, at least there’s never a dull moment!
Although Scorpio’s intense feelings define the Sign, we shouldn’t forget that Scorpio is also kind, loyal and generous. Scorpio’s innate understanding of emotions, ability to uncover the truth and driving passion are an inspiration to us all.
Courtesy of Granny Moon’s Morning Feast
The Sun enters Scorpio on October 23, initiating a descent into the depths of our emotions and the mystery of our soul’s purpose. While some do this with fear, this sign is not designed to cause pain, but to eliminate outmoded habits, reconnect with the seeds of life and become more fully alive.
It may seem odd to connect this inward turn of awareness with the power of life. The bare trees and shorter days ahead appear barren and lifeless. Yet this is a turning point when we decide whether to continue on our current paths or to give up the ghost. The investments we’ve made in relationships, careers and in our ambitions and dreams will encounter contracting forces that require even more commitment to sustain them or to elect to let them go. Will we blindly forge ahead as before, or will we challenge ourselves more deeply to recognize the goals that are leading us nowhere? That is the question.
These important decisions begin on an unconscious level because Scorpio is an emotional Water sign whose seeds are sown beyond the rational confines of the mind. It is by our instincts that the stage is set for what we choose to keep throughout the winter months to come. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth, of resurrection and regeneration. Its key is learning where to let go in order to grow. Releasing unfulfilled hopes and giving up on people and plans isn’t easy. Our egos are attached to the promises we’ve made to ourselves and others, and most of the time the ego wins.
Saturn in Scorpio raises the stakes
This year’s solar journey through Scorpio is the last time it will coincide with Saturn, the planet of karma and crystallization, also in Scorpio; he moves on to Sagittarius in December 2014. With Saturn in Scorpio, the stakes in the games we play are higher as the cost of inaction increases, but the rewards of clarity and consciousness are growing just as much. There will be choices made personally and collectively that will set in motion patterns that can shape our worlds for decades.
We live in acquisitive times, when having more and doing more are associated with success. Yet the never-ending hunger to accumulate objects and experiences can never be fully satisfied. We can shoot hundreds of photographs on digital cameras without taking the time to deeply examine any one of them. We have thousands of television stations, millions of books and an ever increasing number of websites to fill our heads with images and ideas. We collect information like some people collect clothes, filling the closets of our minds, yet feeling like we have nothing to wear.
The Sun in Scorpio is a time to empty our drawers of fading dreams, to turn our pockets inside out and our purses upside down to look at what we’re carrying that we no longer need. This is not a form of sacrifice; it is a gift to ourselves. When we put down the loads of desire, doubt and unrewarding tasks we carry, we open ourselves to receive the wisdom, joy and pleasure of what we really need. These acts of personal liberation become models for other individuals and for institutions that appear to shape society. Corporations, governments and churches stuck with corruption, waste and destructive habits need us to show them the way and help all of us to to become free, happy and put on the path to achieve our highest potential.
The solar shift each year from Libra to Scorpio occurs usually on this day or October 22. It is a real power-house and intensity-enhancer as Scorpio — the eighth sign of the zodiac — has a reputation for willfulness, tenacity, and the capacity to endure various types of ordeals. The Sun enters Scorpio at 4:58AM and this important solar dynamic is followed by Venus parallel Neptune (8:59AM), a void lunar cycle in Libra happening from 10:23AM to 2:11PM, the Moon parallel Neptune (1:03PM) and Venus (1:42PM), Venus entering Scorpio (1:53PM) until November 16, plus the Moon joining forces with Venus (2:13PM), the New Moon (2:58PM and activating 1 degree of Scorpio, along with a Partial Solar Eclipse 12 minutes earlier at 2:46PM) as well as the monthly Moon-Pallas union (5:56PM). When so many major cycles and alignments occur in a short time-period, you need to be as logical and wise as possible to avoid taking unnecessary detours and missing the opportunity to make significant gains across the board. Except for the nearly 4-hour void-of-course lunar condition, the other sky configurations carry various types of creativity, artistry, and soulful insight. With three more quintile, 72-degree heavenly links occurring tomorrow — to add to the four that energized earthly conditions yesterday — and with an imagination-boosting trine from the Moon to Neptune tonight (11:30PM), the universe is providing you with a vast portfolio of aromatic celestial seasonings. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
Scorpio, the Scorpion
The zodiacal month of Scorpio begins today (ends November 21). Scorpio was originally ruled solely by Mars, the planet name for the Roman God of War, partly because a scorpion’s sting is comparable to a spear. Following the discovery of the planet Pluto’s recent relegation to dwarf-planet status may change that—with Pluto’s influence being said to add intensity and secrecy. Other characteristics of Scorpio include a feminine polarity’ reticence; a fixed quadruplicity’s stubbornness, and a watery element’s profound emotions.
You may find that tarragon a Scorpionic herb, helps you to go with the psychic flow, if you are intending do some scrying or telephathic work this evening. The fresh leaves of this relaxant and mild sedative also enhance many culinary dishes.
8 days until Samhain!
National Mole Day
TV Talkshow Host Day
National Red Ribbon Days
Holiday: Revolution Day (Hungarian)
Day Dedicated to Pele-Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes. Invoke Her aid in something you’d like to see turned inside out/reversed.
On this date (approximately), the Sun enters the astrological sign of Scorpio. Persons born under the sign of the Scorpion are said to be magnetic, psychic, imaginative, mysterious, and often prone to jealous obsessions. Scorpio is a water sign and is ruled by the planets Mars and Pluto.
Pastoral Care Week
Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week
World Rainforest Week
National School Bus Safety Week
National Kids Care Week
National Character Counts Week
National Chemistry Week
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Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
NOTE: Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestrial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple.
Courtesy of Granny Moon’s Morning Feast