Tips and Tricks for Surviving Scorpio Season

It's Scorpio season, witches. If you're a Scorpio, have met a Scorpio, or are interested in astrology at all, you'll know that Scorpios are known for their intense emotions and brooding depth.

Scorpio is a deep well of a season. Running from October 23 to November 22, it's a powerful time to be on Earth—this is the period of time when summer's vibrance decays fully into winter, and it also coincides with two of the scariest days of the year, Halloween and Election Day.

It's always a time of intensity, as Scorpio season is a time of transformation, of death, and rebirth. Fortunately, Scorpio season is a great time to unleash feelings you might be holding back and to entertain suppressed or taboo ideas.

Here are some handy tips and tricks you can use to harness the power of the season and come out stronger on the other side.

1. Keep things private

Scorpios are notoriously secretive, and while it's important that they're able to confess what they're really feeling to trusted sources, it can be healthy for Scorpios to maintain an element of privacy. This month, avoid posting excessively on social media and don't feel pressure to push yourself over the brink of what you're comfortable sharing. Instead, let love and openness come to you. That doesn't mean you should hide yourself—it may be the perfect time to reveal your true self to the right person or through the right medium.

It also might be time to protect your money and resources, as well as your personal space. Maybe instead of treating everyone who comes your way, try a few tricks this Halloween.

2. Get in touch with your body

Scorpios are known for being sensual beings, so this season, any physical encounter is likely to be doubly intense. Now's the time to try out a new sexual experience with yourself or someone you trust, or explore new ways of relating to your body and those of others. That doesn't mean you need to get back on Tinder, though—sometimes being a Scorpio means that you'll be likely to get in tangled, emotional commitments, so be wary of quick hookups that could lead to something more.

It's also a great time to try out a new and experimental form of exercise or movement, preferably something that activates your spirit, too, like yoga, pole dancing, or the like.

3. Tap into your dark side

Scorpios are sometimes associated with the mysterious shadow side or the Freudian id, the emotion-driven and instinctual aspect of the mind. Though we're often scared to look at this part of our psyches, it can be incredibly healing to let go of delusions and do just that. Whether you embark on a project to write about things that scare you, or research occultism, rock and roll, or mythical figures like Lilith and Nyx (all staples of this season), or just dive deeply into Bjoörk's discography (she's a Scorpio sun-moon-rising!)

One hint: If you're a creative person, try embarking on a project that allows you to tap into an alter-ego or challenge yourself to work around topics you've previously considered taboo. Though it might feel uncomfortable, you might find that it provides the relief you've been seeking all along.

4. Push through and finish your projects

With Scorpio's intensity may come a rush of focus and drive that you can harness to put your goals into action. Now is the perfect time to wrap up things you've been putting off, or set a new project into motion.

5. Let the bad go and begin to build towards the new

Scorpio's destructive tendencies can make this time of year feel like a bonfire in which all of your preconceived notions are burning, but that can be incredibly liberating. This might mean letting go of critical tendencies or allowing yourself to acknowledge your own flaws and dark sides—and sometimes, acknowledging them and owning them means you can move past them, scars and all.

This season, embrace Scorpio's Phoenix Complex, which tends to pull things towards chaos and destruction—but out of this destruction comes space for new rebirth. Sometimes things have to collapse before you can discover who you really are, and to find the inner strength you never knew you had.

6. Take time to think about what you really desire

During lighter Libra season, you may have found yourself shying away from critical thought, but Scorpio's propensity for intense internal thought means that you shouldn't be afraid of really asking yourself who you are and what you're looking for from this time on planet Earth. Try questioning your preconceived notions and looking at things from different perspectives.

7. Pay attention to your dreams and signs from the universe

Scorpios are in touch with their inner worlds, so no matter your sign, take this month to examine your dreams as well as other signs that the universe might be sending you. Everything you see is reflected through your own perception, but what you notice when you allow yourself to look below the surface might just say a lot about who you are. It could also be a great time to pick up a mystical habit or to start practicing aromatherapy or something else that raises your vibrations and gets you more in touch with the cosmos, if you're into that kind of thing.

With Scorpio's intensity comes a tendency to overanalyze and suspect, so make sure you don't become paranoid. Remember, during this season everyone else is feeling pretty introspective and emotional, so respect that other people may not be targeting you with their actions.

8. Meditate on Death

Scorpio is associated with the Death Tarot card, which of course is a signifier of rebirth and necessary change. What things in your life need to die? What might you need to kill off in order to allow for new growth? What might you be holding back? Also, thinking about death can offer important perspective for this season—it might inspire you to honor your physical body, or to find a new form of spirituality, or to let new and scary things in.

So, with all that said, I wish you the best Scorpio season, girls and ghouls. As a Libra sun and Scorpio moon, I always feel liberated by allowing my balanced Libra exterior to fall away and honoring my sensitive, artistic, and volatile Scorpio side, and I wish the same for you.

So this season don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly—put on Rocky Horror and dance to the "Time Warp," allow yourself to take a risk and ask out your best friend, or cocoon away and meditate on the brevity and intensity of life.

Honi Salt

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