Welcome to Scorpio

With Mars, Venus, and Mercury already here, the Sun has just joined the party.

The party being, of course, a trip into whatever is below the surface of whatever seems to be going on. Digging down into the underside of something to understand how it ticks and what makes it get out of bed in the morning. When planets work through the lens of this sign, they seek to penetrate through or below apparent reality in order to learn what is driving it, what is creating it. Scorpio is all about understanding true motivations.

As a Scorpio with a loud Pluto who does this pretty healthily, I am sometimes amazed that the stereotypes of this sign are perpetuated so thoroughly. Whatever stereotype just popped into your head, get that it is a manifestation of the Scorpionic need to go further, to go deeper, to understand more – to experience more first-hand where the self ends and others begin.

It can look like power struggles, yes, and control games. When Scorpios and those who are strongly or loudly Plutonian get that real power is not in control of self or others, the world will be a very different place! True power comes from absolute self knowledge and utter self acceptance.

Scorpio seeks to control because of the fear of what might come up from under the surface in self or other. If you know yourself truly and fully and accept all parts of yourself with compassion, there are no more buttons in you to push about the potential of being disempowered by being overpowered by another.

With these transits, Mars is the planet of action, of being connected to conscious desire, and doing something about our desires. You have been learning more about what you want and, perhaps more importantly, why you want it.

Venus is the planet of learning to create fairness and harmony with others, and represents what is important to us. With Venus retroing here currently, you have been learning about what is really important to you – and why it is important to you. You’ve been learning about what feels magnetic to you and getting insights into how you translate or transfer your magnetic response to people and situations into relationships and the value system you live by.

Mercury is the messenger between worlds and represents our conscious minds and how they work. Traveling through Scorpio lately it seeks to become conscious of all the inner workings of you and others that might be overlooked at other times for one reason or another. It draws us into thinking but then communicating with ourselves and others about our deeper motivations – that critical why that is behind everything we are and do.

Adding Sun to the mix, there is now a giant flashlight for the next solar month on the inner landscape and how your unconscious motivations are creating the world around you. An ideal I see with this ingress is that now that you have been experiencing some of the intensity of your inner world and learning more about what you want and why, you now have the opportunity to ground what you have been learning about yourself and others and bring the last bits into conscious awareness.

The great big flashlight can help you understand in rational terms what has been going on for weeks with these other planets asking you Scorpionic questions in order to get you to dig deep and learn more about what you do and why you do it, and why it is or is not important to you.

Homeplay: Take this solar month to become more comfortable with your Scorpionic self. Whatever you have in this sign or wherever your Pluto is, you’ve been experiencing unconscious-you stuff coming to the surface. Choose to integrate it with conscious awareness. Defuse the fear buttons you carry about parts of you that you fear you cannot control. Choose to bring them to the table with openness going forward so they can be heard. Choose to release the feeling that you might need to protect yourself and others from the real you.

Tom Jacobs is an evolutionary astrologer, medium, channel, author, and coach offering insight into why your soul is here and guidance about how to make it happen. Contact him via his site for private readings and to learn about intuitive coaching. Tom is the author of four books on metaphysics and astrology including The Soul’s Journey I: Astrology, Reincarnation, and Karma with a Medium and Channel, available via his site and Amazon. Chiron, 2012, and the Aquarian Age: The Key and How to Use It is his new 11-hour MP3 course, also available through his site.