Jeff Jawer wrote an outstanding piece on Scoping out Scorpio this week that set off light bulbs in my head. He talked about Scorpio as living in a world of inter-dependency which dovetails nicely with Scorpio’s concern with death, rebirth and regeneration of life. I have always felt the usual descriptions of this intense sign gets sidetracked onto sex and power (true but only the surface).
Many years ago I was studying the endocrine system and was fascinated by the complexity and beauty of it. Minuscule amounts of hormones are produced to keep our bodies functioning, all coordinated by the pineal gland deep in the brain. Scorpio not only rules the reproductive organs and excretory system but the endocrine system as a whole . . . all interconnected and when a person is healthy, beautifully aligned.
Perhaps we can take this one step further and see Scorpio as ruling the ecosystems of our planet, the wonderful biosphere we live on and are a part of. Is it possible therefore we will begin to see some nasty results of the abuses heaped upon this delicate system by such practices as fracking over the next two and half years when Saturn visits Scorpio? Pulling water away from growing food and for drinking to extract oil in an era when potable water is a shrinking resource is very foolish in my opinion and I have plenty of Scorpio in my chart to prompt those feelings.
A less pleasant side of Scorpio’s ability to gauge inter-dependency in a given system is knowing exactly where the weak points are and how to exploit them. A pissed off Scorp can lay waste to a nicely functioning relationship in very short order . . . often by simply pulling their energy and support away at a critical point.
Conversely Scorpio can also support and uplift those around them because they are very good at sensing what to do or say at the right moment. This is why many excellent healers of all kinds often have a strong Scorpio element in their natal charts.
So listen to your Scorpio friends when they tell you something is really “off” with a person or situation . . . often as not, they will be right.