Samantha Clark Staff Blogger
As we settle into November, astrology fans are also settling—or bustling with unease—into Scorpio season, which ranges from October 23nd to November 21st. While Scorpios and things associated with them get a bad rep (a scorpion, come on), not everything involving them is as anxiety inducing as the rest of us non-Scorpios think.
Scorpios are the most intense signs of the zodiac, allowing for strong, focused energy and deeply rooted emotions. Their ruling planet is Pluto, the planet of power, which is no surprise for the power Scorpios usually embody, whether they’re conscious of it or not. This sign is known for their mysterious and secretive ways and is usually associated with anything dark and shadowy.
This all may sound grim and scary, but it doesn’t have to be, for it’s more about interpretations and less about direct symbols! By this I mean that Scorpio rules the eighth house which is mostly known as the house of death and rebirth. It’s not hard to imagine Scorpios and their season as this dark and evil sign when taking the term death at face value, but it really means much more. The house of Scorpio stands as the house of symbolical death and endings. A Scorpio (or other signs with planets in this house) could be more likely to dress in darker clothing or prefer dark and mysterious books or movies, not actually having anything closely related to actual death. In addition to that, the eighth house signifies what one must be able to release, another result of the death symbol, as something is coming to an end.
So, with all of this information in mind, when we move into Scorpio season these are the sort of things any sign can rightfully expect. Of course, each zodiac sign has their own specific meaning for when we reach this time of year—and I encourage you to explore that—but, in general, Scorpio season holds a baseline vibe of intense emotions and actions involving letting go and evolving, a.k.a death and rebirth. It may not all be sunshine and rainbows; there could be a struggle or some discomfort in recognizing what you need to let go, but the season supports these actions as happening for the best.
On top of this period of continuous transformation, we also encountered a New Moon on November 7th—8th. A New Moon is the start of the moon cycle and from there flows through all of the phases until it’s reached its capacity, becoming a full moon. As the New Moon is the fresh start of the cycle, it stands as a fresh start for us as well. In relation to Scorpio season, this New Moon is a perfect time for us to release anything that isn’t serving us, and to welcome positive intentions.
A common thing during a New Moon is to have a ritual for yourself, taking a moment of your time to really focus on what exactly this New Moon will bring for you. It can be anything from letting go of emotions and thoughts you no longer wish to consume you, to intending for this month to be full of successful work outs that make you feel great. Whatever you’d like to release and whatever you’d like to welcome into your life, now is the time to envision it and put it into the world. While the moon is not new anymore, keep this in mind for you actions as it begins to wax again, and maybe try a New moon ritual of your own next month. Speak it into existence, write it down on different pieces of paper and throw away your release while keeping your intentions, or just take a second to focus in on them in your mind. Whatever feels right for you.
I hope that this Scorpio season and our New Moon bring you the peace you seek, whatever it may be.
Photograph by Samantha Clark