Scorpio season begins on October 22nd, with the Sun's ingress at 7:45 PM EDT. This is the season of turning inwards. It can be soothing or uncomfortable, depending on how you handle darkness.
Scorpio breaks through barriers, but they are all obscured or subconscious. This time of year urges you to go deeper into yourself, or into a situation/relationship, so you can identify the truth. Truth is a very important theme for Scorpio - its highest expression is unvarnished honesty. This is ironic for a sign associated with manipulation and secrets. But Scorpio can't manipulate anything until it understands the core truth. Hence, the Scorpio rep for stalking *ahem* research.
Knowledge is power, and that's key for Scorpio season. Look beyond obsession, passion, fear. That's Scorpio as well, but it all boils down to pushing past limits so a complete understanding can be gained.
Samhain/Halloween (October 31st) is the festival of all things Scorpio. More than a candy-filled romp, it's also the halfway point between the Autumn Equinox (hours of light and dark are equal) and Winter Solstice (the longest night). The wheel of the year is plunging into the dark side, and Samhain marks that threshold. Appropriate for a boundary-busting sign, October 31st is when the boundaries between this world and the next are thinnest.
So Scorpio season is really about pushing past boundaries. As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, the urge to curl up supports the quest for internal understanding. Not logical analysis so much as the instinctive resonance with what feels real. This can take you to some frightening places, because Scorpio honesty is not simple or clean. It involves looking at the ugly, the outcast, the taboo. The thing you don't want to admit. What you're trying to control...but can't. Once you explore it, amputate or accept it, and resolve your denial, the resulting peace is absolute. Nothing can compare to Scorpio peace, because there's nothing left to fear.
This can only be nurtured in Scorpio's darkness.
Here are the aspects the Sun in Scorpio will make:
- Oct 23rd: square Vesta, 0 deg Leo
- Oct 27th: conjunct Mercury, 4 deg
- Oct 30th: New Moon, 7 deg
- Nov 1st: trine Neptune Rx, 9 deg Pisces
- Nov 2nd: trine South Node, 10 deg Pisces
- Nov 7th: sextile Pluto, 15 deg Capricorn
- Nov 11th: conjunct Black Moon Lilith, 19 deg Scorpio
- Nov 12th: trine Chiron Rx, 20 deg Pisces
- Nov 12th: square Pallas, 20 deg Aquarius
- Nov 13th: inconjunct Uranus Rx, 21 deg Aries
- Nov 14th: inconjunct Ceres Rx, 23 deg Aries
- Nov 21st: Sagittarius ingress