Here are some of my meanderings on the sign of Scorpio. We have entered the sign of Scorpio today on Sunday, October 23rd. -- for the next month until November 22nd. Scorpio is the sign of the deep unconsciousness, ruled symbolically by the archetype of Pluto ( the ruler of the underworld). The myth of Persephone fits here --- going into the underworld, being abducted by Pluto ( Hades ) into order to be reborn again in Spring for half of the year into the light in the Northern Hemisphere. Scorpio deals with the duality of lightness and darkness. These are symbols for the deep psychological shadow parts of our personality. The parts which need in be integrated and transformed (a Plutonian word). Scorpio is a water sign having to do with the waters of the deep unconscious -- it is a very deep healing sign, the sign of the surgeon and the true spiritual psychiatrist -- which seeks to cut away the unneeded parts of our being in order to bring purification and light into our whole consciousness and being. Scorpio has to do with the hidden mysteries of Life and Death, the afterlife, life between lives, the bardo states. Scorpio is said to be the ruler of the Tarot cards, symbols and symbolic language and alchemical wisdom. Scorpio has multiple symbols connected to it -- First the lower scorpion which strikes and bites,, then the snake... ( symbol of kundalini within our being),,, then in it’s higher aspects Scorpio also is represented by the Winged Eagle or Winged Scarab,, and lastly by the Phoenix which is burned to ashes (old worn out karmic patterns of useless thoughts , emotions, addictions and actions) to be reborn again into the Light. It is not by chance that the pagan Holiday of Halloween and the Day of the Death in Latin American countries are celebrated during the Scorpio season. Scorpio is supposedly the hidden aspects in relationships, some which must be redeemed and transformed also, if we are truly to evolve. Once the more challenging aspects of Scorpio are conquered within us - it brings true wisdom, light and strength into our being. During the Scorpio time of the year it can bring deep emotional dreams and emotions to the forefront within us. Seek the message it is trying to share with us -- even if it calls for deep self examinations. It is time to truthfully examine deep emotional compulsions and desires, which may be controlling us, instead of us controlling them. Thank you and Peace.