There is an ancient text called The Emerald Tablet by Hermes Trismegistus, outlining the process of alchemy where a base metal like lead goes through a process of transmutation and turns into gold. Your sign has alchemical qualities but of a psychological nature. You have the capacity to know yourself, and others, on a very deep and intimate level, encompassing the hidden realms of the psyche, the shadow. It is through your deep self-navigation, often triggered through experiences with others, that you are able to journey into these deep storehouses of self and return with the gold of self-knowledge.
Your ruling planet, Pluto, represents an individual’s power and that power comes through knowing and excavating the self, through deeply understanding who you are and having the ability to reveal yourself to another. Scorpio is associated with intimacy and sexuality and this is because healthy Scorpio knows how to hold space for itself and others. In the highly developed Scorpio, this energy can hold transformative space for others. Sex in itself is an alchemical process. Part of what your sign needs to learn to do is to deeply trust, yourself and those closest to you. It is in the act of trusting that you can let go and be vulnerable. The Scorpion may test those around it first to see if they are trustworthy.
You may be the psychological ear for your group, even for strangers. There is something within your energy that makes people feel seen.
Small talk has minimal value for your archetype. You may want to head straight into discussing everything taboo, everything hidden and unsaid.
Your growth comes from walking through figurative fires, be they your fears or shadowlands. When Scorpio is not operating healthily, it can want to avoid the void, it fears the unknown, it doesn’t trust. And so, it works to control its environment and everything in it. Part of your journey is in the process of letting go, releasing old hurts (through transmuting them) and gripes with sworn enemies, being more in the present.
You are naturally aware of the power plays amongst people and so much of your journey comes from navigating your own power. Are you embodying it and channelling it? Are you aware of everyone else’s in a way to protect your own power?
As the psychic investigator of the Zodiac, you can sense a disconnect between a person’s words and energy, you can smell a rat a mile away. How do you utilise this skill? It is worth noting and being aware of the level of intrigue you bring to mundane scenarios. Trust that not everything is a puzzle that needs solving. While your early training may have been in sensing the disconnect, it’s worth understanding that as adults, not everything requires a deep read, that some people are true and honest in their communication.
Taurus, your sensual opposite brings stability and groundedness to your sign. It is reliable and sustaining and tethers you to the rituals and joy of of day to day living. Taurus holds the key to simple pleasures and brings some balance to the oscillating nature of your sign.
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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYST
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