I've been having a discussion with someone regarding self-help/therapy and when to call it quits. Therapy is Scorpio territory and there's no easy answers here. Scorpio is a fixed sign so while it deals with purging and transformation there is also the danger of getting stuck. When you turn the number 8 (the 8th House is the natural domain of Scorpio) on its side you get the infinity symbol. The endless loop of addiction, habit, obsession.
Therapy is invaluable for delving into the deep stuff and sometimes that takes years. But what if you get addicted to the process? What if you use the process as a way of keeping a memory or situation alive?
I realize there are no cut and dried answers. But as Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) is retrograding through Capricorn (boundaries and structures) it feels like a timely discussion. When Pluto goes backwards it can be almost impossible to resist going over and over certain things. But the goal of Pluto in Capricorn is to transform structures, rules and fear. Something must die before the Phoenix side of Scorpio comes into being and there is new life amongst the ashes.