As we now find ourselves in the midst of the beautiful autumn season, we also welcome the season of Scorpio. Beginning during the time of the Eclipse, Scorpio season takes place from October 23rd to November 21st. Scorpio is the 8th zodiac sign & is a fixed water sign, meaning they carry traits that are in alignment with their emotions, thoughts, & sensitive nature.
Although Libra season was focused more on communication & relationships, Scorpio season is here to shift our focus towards a more personal & intimate energy within ourselves. In astrology, it is believed that the time of Scorpio is about regeneration & transformation, about determining what needs to be released in order for something else to be reborn. Scorpio carries immense energy from the cosmos, which encourages us to turn inward & nurture the seeds, dreams, & desires we have within our hearts.
Scorpio Personality Traits:
Sensitive or Emotional
Intuitive or Having Psychic Abilities
All About Scorpio:
The flower of this water sign is the Geranium. Geraniums symbolize deep emotions, good health & resilience. This flower is also known to be one of protection & security, keeping negative energy away in order to increase the feeling of comfort.
The gem for this sign is Topaz, a stone of rejuvenation, joy, & trust.
Scorpio’s animal is the Scorpion, as well as the serpent, eagle or phoenix.
Many different cultures & people throughout history have interpreted the Scorpion to have a variety of spiritual meanings…
The ancient Egyptians saw the Scorpion as a spirit, a guardian for souls transitioning from one world to the next. Because of this belief, many used images of Scorpions on rituals, spiritual practices or mummification tools to keep the spirit safe during their precious transformation. The Scorpion was seen to have the power of change, more specifically with the soul’s growth, evolution, & incarnations. It was also a sacred creature to the goddess Selket, who was known for healing stings & bites
In African history, many stories also symbolize the Scorpion to death & life. Many believed that the sting of a Scorpion had healing powers, & therefore they honored the animal.
For the Shamans, Scorpions were seen as a spirit guide who created divine change in one's consciousness. The belief was that the sting of a Scorpion would act like a psychedelic, altering the mind & taking the shaman to the dream world or other spirit realms.
The Greek story of Orion highlights the power of the Scorpion. Orion being killed by a Scorpion for his boastfulness was seen as the creature making Divine judgments.
Healers & Lightworkers believe Scorpions are good totems, as they can transmute the toxins in one’s Aura in its own unique way.
Historians state that Nature has shown us time & time again, that the Scorpion has a great ability to protect itself, making the Scorpion symbolic of self-preservation. Their protective nature includes protecting the weakest creatures from harm in what can be a harsh world.
In Native American culture, the Scorpion was seen as change, & even potential danger. There is a story of a creature swimming across a river, when suddenly a Scorpion asks for a ride. The creature is hesitant at first, knowing the animal's sting could be deadly … But the Scorpion uses persuasive powers to explain that he would not harm the animal, seeing as if he used his stinger, they would both drown. Eventually the creature agreed to the ride, & half way through the ride, the scorpion stung him. When the creature asks why he did such a thing, the Scorpion replies by saying, “It is simply my nature.” This traditional tale served as a reminder that in the world we cannot completely escape the natural order of things.
Oneirologists claim that dreaming of Scorpion can symbolize a call to release old habits & feelings. This message is meant as an encouragement to move forward, to make the sacred space your heart. Making this space will allow you to have room to welcome new, fresh & fulfilling relationships, situations, & opportunities into your life.
Other Spiritual Meanings of the Scorpion:
Protection & Vulnerability
Life & Death
Transformation & Transitions
Third Eye & Open Consciousness
Psychic Gifts or Intuitive Abilities
With appreciation to every belief or idea of the Scorpion, it is universally known that we must always respect the Scorpion spirit animal with respect. Scorpions do not typically sting without reason, as they only attack when they feel danger. Whether physical or spiritual, the sting of this animal is painful & often toxic. With this in mind, if the spirit of the Scorpion keeps appearing to you, this may be a sign to find some awareness, accept change, or to contemplate its prophetic meaning.
~ Happy Scorpio Season!