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Oct 8 – Nov 1, 2019
Venus: goddess of art and romance, pleasure and beauty. Despite what you may have heard about the scorpion, Venus in Scorpio is much less about sex than it is self-discovery. We are reminded here that the passion we seek in interpersonal relationships is really intended for fierce self-love: the most meaningful and important love we ever experience.
Venus in Scorpio lives deep beneath the surface. She is extreme, intimate, singular, uninterested in small talk or superficiality. Diving to the bottom with her brings us to breaking point. Blackest black gives way to light. This is the scorpion’s mission, to find the edge and then careen into the abyss: renewal through obliteration.
Scorpio’s mantra: I desire. Drunk on sheer intensity, wants become needs. The scorpion is driven, stopping at nothing to get her fix as she churns in a gigantic supernatural whirlpool. She’s a hot-blooded kiss on the lips, fervent, vehement, clinging madly, chasing her prey relentlessly. With so much sexual/emotional/psychic energy inundating our social life, unstable relationships will suffer during this transit.
This transit is streaked with midnight. It is potent medicine for the blistered soul. It is sharp, oil-slicked, gleaming phosphorescently from the cauldron. Scorpion poison will not kill you, but change you forever.
Venus in Scorpio is just as inspiring as it is challenging. Scorpio is the sign of transformation and rebirth. But first comes the wounded heart, the spiritual agony. Under scorpionic influence, Venus is compulsive, fearful of losing power. Yet when we break down – and let go of our need for control – then we may break through. Drawn to all that is morbid and aberrant, the scorpion feels more alive when there is a crisis. Her stinger destroys in a moment, but just as Shiva rebuilds the world from utter ruin, so too does the scorpion.
When we look at Scorpio from a greater context, we see that the scorpion takes us to Sagittarius. It is Scorpio who prepares us to receive the centaur’s effulgent starlight. Before we enter these flames, we need to overcome sacral chakra blockages. It is time to remove malevolent sexual energies located here. A romantic partner can be of great help, but this is not necessary. If you are standing in the role of healer, be careful not to absorb these energies from your loved ones.
Vulnerability is what the scorpion most desires, though she fears it all the same: soul stripped naked, nothing left between her and Truth. The Goddess of Night enjoys shocking people. Let her be dark. See the witches dance within her.
First notable day comes on Oct 12 (one day before the full moon) when Venus opposes Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. This influence leads us to revisit sex and intimacy – what do we really want? Often accompanied by poor sleep and/or unusual aches and pains in the body. On the quarter moon of Oct 21, Venus forms a harmonious trine to Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. This influence is very conducive for travel, especially when accompanied by good music, snacks and healthy indulgence. Lastly on the day before Halloween (the first day of Mercury Retrograde!), Venus and Mercury link up for a conjunction – an influence which is equally conducive for work, school, travel and socializing.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by interpersonal nuances, focus on the sacral chakra in meditation. If you’re struggling with anger or self-control issues, meditate on the solar plexus chakra. Refresh your psyche with Scorpio Yoga. If you were born with Venus in Scorpio, this is your Venus Return. To find your personal Venus sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am fearless and I love myself