Today is mine.
For those of you who didn’t know, the 21st is my big day. I’m a Scorpio. They say that Scorpio is the only sign that has three animal totems. First, there is the well-known Scorpion with its active tail. Second, as the Scorpio learns to master its passion and hold its instincts at bay, it changes into the Eagle. The Eagle has more perspective, for it flies high above the surface of circumstances, swooping down with its power only to kill prey for food. In its third form, the Scorpion becomes the always-peaceful dove. The real meaning of Scorpio is thus shown. Scorpio is about metamorphosis. Scorpios transform the painful poisons of possessive passion into a higher consciousness based on universal love.
I know I’ve always had the tail part down pretty pat 🙂 and I feel like I have grown into the Eagle who is moving toward the Dove. I’ve never read that before about Scorpios but I feel like it makes real sense to me.
The Scorpio motto might be “What is hidden is more interesting than what is obvious.” You are the detectives of the zodiac. Your magnetic personality draws others to you. But you can also be secretive yourself, for you learn early on that when you express everything, others may be scared by the power of your feelings. You desperately want to have someone to merge with your feelings, but can become cold and withdrawn when hurt in love. You have the magic to light up the dark, but sometimes you would benefit by looking at the positive side of things rather than going into the darkness at all.
That statement is pretty accurate. I love in big ways and get hurt in big ways as a result. This leads me to closing off to certain people. I don’t want to do this but at some point it is my last resort of protection.
Astrologically, the water element symbolizes emotion. Water runs deep; it seeks its own level and will flow until it has found it. The cycle of water is endless with the snows falling in the mountains and melting. The mountain streams join to make the great rivers that run to the sea. The tides and currents churn the oceans. Similarly, our feelings are flowing as they connect the present with past experiences. Sometimes the waters are so deep that we cannot put words to our feelings.
The water of Scorpio is fixed and frozen, but it is a mistake to think that ice doesn’t flow. It does flow — and with great power. Think of a glacier, moving so very slowly, yet with enough power to flatten a forest or even a mountain.
Eighth House: Transformation
Since the Second House is the House of Possessions, the Eighth House opposite it, is about what other people have. This can include sexual issues, for they usually involve another person. It is also about the ultimate transformation — death — but not necessarily your own. It could be said that the Eighth House is what we don’t know and what we cannot understand. It is surely a House of Hidden Power.
Key Planet: Pluto
Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld. If this sounds scary, it demands a bit more explanation, for Pluto symbolizes everything that is beneath our consciousness. This isn’t about the Hell where we are punished. Rather, it is the Hell that William Blake describes as a place “so beautiful that it would torment an angel to insanity.” As the key planet for Scorpio, Pluto is intense and powerful, representing those things that we don’t or can’t understand. And it is from these hidden Plutonic spaces that magical transformations arise.
Scorpio Greatest Strength: Your passion about your feelings
Scorpio Possible Weakness: Need for secrecy can be isolating
I could do with a little less Pluto and Eighth House. I already think and overthink things to death. Maybe that is why. Strange to think that the timing of your birth could have such an effect of who you become as an individual.
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