Nov 7 – Dec 1, 2017
Venus in Scorpio is less about sex than it is self-discovery. The passion we seek in interpersonal relationships is really intended for fierce self-love: the most meaningful and important love we will ever experience. Because Scorpio is enamored by complexity, unstable relationships suffer during this transit. With so many feelings and sexual/emotional/psychic energy, things get messy. Drawn to all that is morbid and aberrant, the scorpion feels more alive when there is a crisis.
Scorpio is the sign of transformation and rebirth. We are graced by her only after the wounded heart, or spiritual agony. Venus in Scorpio is just as inspiring as she is challenging. Under scorpionic influence, Venus is compulsive and fearful of losing power. Not until we break down do we break through. The scorpion’s stinger is poised to destroy, but just as Shiva rebuilds the world from utter ruin, so too does the scorpion.
Scorpio’s mantra: I desire. Drunk on sheer intensity, wants become needs. The scorpion is driven, stopping at nothing to get her fix, though this is really just an improper channeling of the ego’s desire to transcend the ego. The scorpion swims in a gigantic supernatural whirlpool. She’s a hot-blooded kiss on the lips, fervent, vehement, chasing her prey relentlessly. Twist inward, penetrate to the core, ask yourself what is the meaning?
Venus in Scorpio is unsatisfied with surface living. She is extreme, intimate, singular, uninterested in small talk or superficiality. Scorpio comes from beneath the floorboards, the psyche’s rotten well, the locked basement closet. Diving to the bottom brings us to breaking point. Blackest black gives way to light. This is the scorpion’s goal, to find the edge and then careen into the abyss: renewal through obliteration.
When we look at Scorpio from a greater context, we see that the scorpion is Sagittarius‘ forerunner. It is Scorpio who prepares us to receive the centaur’s effulgent starlight. Before we enter these flames, we need to overcome root chakra blockages. It is time to remove malevolent sexual energies located here. Heal to wholeness. A romantic partner can be of great help, but this is not necessary. If you are standing in the role of healer, be very careful not to absorb these energies from your loved ones.
This transit is streaked with midnight. It is potent medicine for the blistered soul. It is sharp, oil-slicked, gleaming phosphorescently from the cauldron. Scorpio clings madly. Her poison will not kill you, but change you forever.
Scorpio hates feeling vulnerable, and yet this is what she desires most: soul stripped naked, nothing left between her and Truth. The Goddess of Night enjoys shocking people. Let her be dark. Her words and actions are a performance, a way for others to see the witches’ dance within her.
Mantra: get to the root