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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