From the maiden to the scorpion, it’s Scorpio season from October 24 – November 22! Often misunderstood, Scorpio’s stinger takes undue significance in their popular reputation. But make no mistake–the stinger and hard shell of Scorpio should not imply aggression or danger but rather strong defenses protecting a deeply felt inner life. Like fellow water sign Cancer, Scorpios are highly emotional and passionate. Rather than retreating into a shell like Cancer, Scorpio defends their tender heart by going into extreme modes of either defensive secrecy or full, unbridled drive and expression.
Individualistic, slow to trust Scorpio may feel that they’re always ready for battle. In relationships, communication is their biggest challenge, as they’re more likely to think with their heart as opposed to their head. Their extreme caution in letting others in can make partners feel distanced, and their fierce loyalty and almost overwhelming love towards those they do learn to trust mean Scorpios are often plagued by anxiety and jealousy. Staying in the practice of mindfulness and conscious communication will help Scorpios maintain more balanced relationships in all facets of life.
Scorpio is a highly energetic sign, incapable of doing anything by halves. While their ruling planet of Pluto is often seen as another negative omen, like the scorpion’s stinger, it instead should be taken to imply a mind prone to deep thought, where normally suppressed subconscious desires and feelings are made real. Scorpios are often found excelling in creative professions or rising to the top of corporate ladders. Scorpios are undaunted by difficult challenges. Rather, they enjoy any opportunity to muscle through a problem and see plans through to the end. However, Scorpio’s focus on success and achievement can make them prone to burnout. Even leisure hobbies and projects can spiral out of control, with creative outlets turning into side hustles or a simple DIY home repair becoming a full renovation. Learning moderation and how to balance work with genuine down-time is key for Scorpio’s long-term success and wellbeing.
Scorpios will enjoy reading about highly successful people, from artists known their unflinching vision to accomplished CEOs and lauded sports heroes. Guides to navigating burnout and cultivating mindfulness will help them smooth the edges of their ambition, and books that encourage creativity and self-exploration will help to channel their passions. Our picks for Scorpio this month feature celebrities who share the sign, Matthew McConaughey and Whoopi Goldberg, books that honor water as their zodiac element, books to aid in communication and moderation, and books that celebrate expression and incredible achievers to inspire the ambitious Scorpio.