Dancing Through the Underworld
The Sun just moved into the sign of Scorpio 3 days ago. Almost right away, I noticed this shift in my own life. The past few days, I’ve had multiple conversations where deep, clarifying, exposing questions were posed. Questions like if you knew you would die in 10 years, 5 years, 1 year, what would you do with that precious time? If money weren’t an issue or alternatively you lost everything, what would you do? When everything is stripped bare, what really matters?
Scorpio season—October 23rd to November 22nd—takes us through Halloween and Day of the Dead, the holidays that connect us to death and the other side. On Halloween (from the ancient ritual of Samhain), ghosts, spirits, and fairy folk walk among the living, and on Day of the Dead loved ones and ancestors who have passed on are celebrated and remembered. (Here is a cool website I found on the history of Halloween: https://www.worldhistory.org/.../1456/history-of-halloween/). The veil thins. We may be touched by things we can’t explain that feel intense, passionate, intimate, dark, taboo, or even downright scary.
This is the gift of Scorpio. It’s a sign ruled by both Mars and Pluto. Mars gives its qualities of energy and passion, while Pluto brings the darker elements of intensity, mystery, and obsession. Together, they create a potent combination of liminality, ice-cold clarity, and the knowing that any day could be the last, so there is no choice but to live like there is no tomorrow.
The energy of Scorpio isn’t always easy to navigate because it is so laser-focused and raw. Intimacy of all kinds—emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical—can be a strategy for Scorpio season, coupled with a healthy dose of Martian courage to turn our gaze into the darkness and keep looking until the fear in us is quelled. It’s then that our eyes adjust, and we are introduced to an entirely new world.
So, I'm curious, what would you do if you knew you only had a year to live? How would it feel and who would you know yourself to be if you were to do those things? Is there something you can do today or plan today to take a step towards being that person who lives like today is the last day?
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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