Note: The author uses Sol and Luna instead of generic terms like "sun" and "moon" when referring to the two most important spheres in our solar system. Folk remedies, herbs, foods, micronutrients, and other substances and therapies are included as information and not as replacements for the diagnoses, advice, and treatments provided by competent wellness professionals.
Sexuality & Reproduction
Scorpio (October 23 to November 22) is the sign reigning over the processes of birth, death, and rebirth. In a few words, total change. Scorpio is the magician, the transformer, the maker of higher things out of the lower and of lower things out of the higher. The processes of regeneration and degeneration are governed by the Scorpion and its planetary partner, Pluto.
Because of the nature of its rulerships, Scorpio's bodily associations include the reproductive organs, genitals, and prostate gland (the organs of regeneration), as well as the bladder and rectum (the organs designed to pass degenerative matter from the body).
When love forges lifelong bonds between male and female, the individual ego is sacrificed most willingly upon the altar of partnership. The joy of sharing leads to a bliss that cannot be dammed up by the mortal constraints of time and space.
Ultimately, the procreative urge flows not from some base animalistic need, but from the endless process of creation and recreation. We are one with both creator and creation when we agree to plant our seeds in ground that is not only fertile, but also receptive to being tended and nurtured by two pairs of caring hands.
Where Libra brings the individual into a consciousness of being as if he or she were two, Scorpio ensures that the two will survive physical embodiment on some fundamental level by creating a third; our offspring represent survival not only of the species, but also of the respective parental gene pools and personas.
In this light, sex is not only the act of reproduction, but it is the phenomenal mechanism of reincarnation itself. Ironically, it is this highly pleasurable act alone which allows the imperfect soul to move from one form to another until it attains that transcendent state (represented by the phoenix-like eagle, Scorpio's other totemic animal) where sensual pleasures are no longer desired or needed.
When the white eagle of the north is flying overhead and the browns, reds, and golds of autumn lie in the gutter, dead, remember then, that summer birds with wings of fire flaying came to witness spring's new hope, born of leaves decaying. Just as new life will come from death, love will come at leisure. Love of love, love of life, and giving without measure gives in return a wondrous yearn of a promise almost seen. Live hand-in-hand and together we'll stand on the threshold of a dream.
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Because Pluto operates so far from our source of solar illumination (3 billion miles away!), the sign of the Scorpion governs life's deepest mysteries and all phenomena hidden from the light of day. Scorpio natives make excellent researchers, explorers, and detectives. Anton van Leeuwenhoek (b. October 24, 1632), the Dutch biologist who pioneered the development of the microscope, peered deeply into the unseen worlds of the blood, muscle fibers, and the lens of the human eye.
Foods for the Fall Season
The cycles of nature elevate the demand for certain foods and herbs during fall's middle month.
Men might consider consuming a handful of raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds each week so that the trace mineral zinc can nourish and sustain the prostate gland.
Herbal extracts rendered from the saw palmetto berry and the bark of the African pygeum tree have been clinically proven to maintain prostate wellness; this same combination of plant medicines can ease pelvic congestion and painful menstruation in women.
Another powerful Scorpio medicine for females is the oil of the tea tree; a few drops in a douche is an effective remedy for yeast infections.
NOTE: This article was first published in ASTROLORE, an astrological magazine published quarterly in Britain.
copyright 1999 by Ted PanDeva Zagar, Wellness Astrologer
"Sun & Moon Signs Library: Scorpio"
by Julia & Derek Parker.
About The Author
Ted PanDeva Zagar, BS, MA, MLS, is an acknowledged pioneer in nutritional astrological research. Ted's deep love of animals and nature is reflected in his life path's work of service to others. His unique perspective on attaining wellness through astrology has reached many people through his writing, teaching, consulting, and the Internet. His monthly newsletter, The Healthful Astrologer, and his Astrological Health Portfolio can be obtained by contacting him at 4216 Tod Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312 or email to [email protected] or call him at (219) 397-9297.