• The Witching Hour
  • October 23 2021

Sun in Scorpio

On October 23rd– close to the ‘witching hour” at 12.51am - the Sun heads into the powerful, deep and intense water sign of Scorpio. Scorpio Season happens at the same time as Halloween and Eclipse Season, and thus, the potent energies of this sign can be called upon to manifest fierce transformation.

Scorpio is the sign of the Alchemist and the Shaman, the sign that rules the concept of death and rebirth. It’s that time of year when the gears shift from light and breezy to complex, passionate and slightly on the darker side of life. But dark doesn’t mean bad – in fact, it’s absolutely essential for us as a collective to integrate all sides of us – from the acceptable to the ‘unacceptable’. Scorpio strives to show us our shadows so that we can be whole and live a meaningful, more balanced existence.  

Fittingly, Halloween is celebrated during Scorpio Season, as it is every year. This is no coincidence. In Paganism, Halloween is on the day also known as Samhain, the ancient holiday where the veils are thinnest between the world of humans and the world of spirits. And so, this is a Season to dive deep and to do the healing – to connect to our ancestors and remember those who have passed and what we could still learn from them.

With Eclipse Season also kicking off – on the 19th of November with the Taurus Lunar Eclipse – we are offered the chance to allow something to die, and something else to be reborn. This can be a past trauma, a relationship, a job, or a complex situation. Remember, Scorpio is the sign of the therapist and the psychologist, a sign that just loves to investigate and probe deeper. Thus, this is the perfect few weeks to do inner work. To withdraw from the world and be a little mysterious, as Scorpio loves to be.

Mars and Mercury follow the Sun during Scorpio Season, entering the watery depths of this sign on 30th October and 5th November respectively. This brings a double dose of the all-or-nothing energy of Scorpio, and it’s easy to go to extremes for these few weeks. There’s nothing wrong with extremes per say, but we do have to be mindful of when we push too hard, of when we may get a touch controlling, domineering or rigid. Instead, let us harness our energies to get make our desires a reality through sheer determination, willpower and dedication to a goal, person or thing that we hold close to our hearts.

Speaking of hearts, Scorpio is often painted as a toughie, as the scorpion with the sharp sting. But in reality, Scorpio is the softest, and most vulnerable sign there is. This is why Scorpio Season can often be a time to review our relationships, to either let go and make room for more authentic connections, or to renew and rebirth our existing ones. Once you’re in the heart of a Scorpio, they’ll lay down their lives for you – unless you betray them. Then, their famous sting can be poisonous and leave a deep scar. You’ve been warned.

This Season is also a perfect time to fearlessly investigate and bury ourselves in occult subjects, to probe into the meaning of life and death and to practice our tarot, astrology or other metaphysical interests. Intuition is massively expanded during Scorpio Season, and we may be able to see and understand things that we weren’t able to before. To truly walk between worlds.

Finally, let us keep an eye out of the New Moon in Scorpio on the 4th of November, where we can seed our intentions for transformation and change over the next several months. The Eclipse afterwards can help us to do what Scorpio fears to do the most – surrender and release. It’s only in this evolutionary action that the alchemical process of metamorphosis can have the chance to happen.