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Scorpio-The Alchemist

One cannot conquer the evil in himself by resisting it ... but by transmuting its energies into other forms. The energy that expresses itself in the form of evil is the same energy which expresses itself in the form of good; and thus the one may be transmuted into the other.

— Charles Henry Mackintosh

A birth chart is made up of 12 astrological houses, and while there are different systems that divide the houses up in different ways, your birth chart is never without any of the signs, just like it’s never without any of the houses. This means you embody all 12 signs (energies/modalities) even if you do not have any planets in that sign. Understanding how any of thee 12 zodiac signs work alongside your Big Three (sun, moon and rising) can help you to make more sense of your chart as a whole


DATES: Oct 23 – Nov 21

SYMBOL: The Scorpion

KEYWORD: Intensity

ASPIRATION: Vision (achieving our signs aspiration (things we can learn to master) is a key stage in the process of personal evolution. The fully evolved person will attain all 12 aspirations and so come closer to Divine.)

MODE + ELEMENT: Fixed (resilient, persevering, sustaining) Water. The 'fixed' quality can be unchanging in comparison to the other qualities. So, Scorpio energy can be seen as ice, frozen and unmoving. Additionally, its association with 'depth' can be akin to ground water, or pure and refreshing well water.

RULING PLANET: Mars & Pluto (Modern planetary ruler associated with Scorpio is Pluto. Previously it was considered the 'feminine side' of Mars. Pluto is associated with transformation and regeneration in one's chart, particularly by exposing one's 'underworld' and bring life and awareness to dormant possibilities. Pluto is the Roman god counterpart for Hades, the Greek god of the underworld. In Greek mythology, the goddess Persephone who was taken into the underworld after eating three pomegranate seeds. Mars is also a ruling planet. )

HOUSE: Eighth

MANTRA: I Transform

VULNERABILITY: Hemorrhoids & Ruptures

PLANTS & HERBS: catmint, basil, sage, catnip, honeysuckle, nettle, onion, coriander, garlic, wormwood, elder.

BODY PART: The Genitals & the Bowels

STONES: Opal

METAL: Iron

COLORS: Red & Black

TAROT CARD: Death

​The word 'Scorpio' means scorpion in Latin. In Babylonian astrology, the sign was literally translated as 'the creature with a burning sting'. In the Mesopotamian culture, the scorpion was the most widely used symbol in art. Following the symbol of the scales which represented the exchange of gold and silver at the start of a marriage, the scorpion was thought to represent the 'act that consummated the marriage' or sex. It was thought that the goddess associated with the scorpion, Ishtar, blessed the sacred marriage, and her power would extend to the fertility of fields. In fact, its likely this symbol was considered good luck and was associated with prosperity. In modern symbology, Scorpio is represented by the scorpion which courageously faces truth. Its venomous stinger and sharp claws represent the intensity of its journey and the power that awakens within. It symbolizes sexual magnetism, emotional resiliency, mystery and enigma, and charisma. It fact it draws upon its hidden subterranean reserve of watery emotional energy to back its will and purpose.


Water signs make natural empaths, with an ability to tap into the emotions of people around them. They're nurturing towards the ones they love but need to be careful they're not overly giving with anyone who might take advantage of this quality. 



When in alignment

  • A passionate, fearless, style & a magnetizing charisma

  • Capacity to experience heartfelt intimacy

  • Seeking to unearth in order to experience greater connection to one's spirit

  • Seeking to be emotionally present and honest in one's experiences

  • A perceptive, sharp approach

  • An embodiment of inner strength

When out of alignment

  • Seeking to dive into an issue needlessly deep

  • Secrecy stemming from shyness rather than self-affirming permission to privacy

  • Searching to unearth other's underlying motivations rather than surrendering to uncertainty

  • Seeking to influence an issue with intensity rather than reaching for the fierceness of honesty and emotional centeredness

Affirmation to reconnecting with self:

My mission is self care first

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