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Scorpio: Keeping Your Own Secrets

By October 24, 2009

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Scorpios are often called secretive and cunning. On the Zodiacal wheel, it comes after Libra's initiating of ideas. Scorpio is a fixed sign, so it's about digging in, and filling out the structure of a thing. It's taking that idea and sounding out its dimensions, strategizing about how to bring it to fruition. And Scorpio knows instinctively that when you hold a plan or idea, it gains power. It's taken me years to realize that the best way to kill an idea is to tell all of creation what you're going to do. It can be a way that we sabotage ourselves, by revealing a goal to the wrong person, before it's had time to roll around in our own psyche. By holding it in, you protect it, until you're sure how you want to go forward.

The Sun in Scorpio now reminds us to do a little psychic detective work, before plunging in. To learn to read people's motivations. And to pick up unspoken currents between people that give you an idea of the power dynamics at play. This is especially valuable with Jupiter-Neptune in Aquarius, causing mass delusions to be blown all out of proportion. When things may not be what they seem, it may be wiser to contain our emotional energy, rather than react to the crisis du jour.

And with Scorpio's mental focus, we can look for what's nourishing and cathartic. This can be a time of going below the surface, to know a subject's full breadth. It's an antidote to the preoccupation with celebrity gossip and maddeningly conflicting news-type info. After Libra's illumination of the mind, Scorpio takes us into the unfathomable depths. It can like Fiona says, be a month of "coming home" to the intimate interior and your own passions. It reminds me of this quote from Cancer (July 17) Henry David Thoreau, an author and naturalist. "Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw at it still." It's Scorpio's relentless fixation that helps us grab hold of something interesting in our own psyches. It's a path to finding something authentic and uniquely ours that we keep hidden until the right moment.

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Comments
October 28, 2009 at 6:05 am
(1) anne says:

Molly, your discussion of Scorpio has to be the most comprehensive and erudite writing I have ever found on this subject. Thanks to you I can finally begin to understand my secretive Scorpio friends and family members. I can see now that I have much to learn from them. Beautifully written–thank you so much for this!

October 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm
(2) Molly says:

Anne, thanks, many of my closest friends have been Scorpios. I respect Scorpiocity. :)

January 25, 2013 at 6:10 am
(3) unknown says:

I’m a Scorpio , and all my life I’ve felt like I have a secret in me , and yesterday I researched on Google of “the secret of the Scorpio ” and I’ve read a lot and everything I’ve felt before was in there , before, it was really hard becomes I felt like I’m alone and sometimes I thinked that I’m crazy but it makes me so much comfortable after reading that it’s truth , but you talked a lot of this and you reached to the limed , and you know something ? stop saying everything about Scorpios it’s not a secret anymore just leave us alone !! we need to keep it a secret please every Scorpio need to understand how much important is this …..

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