How to Prepare for Scorpio Season: Demons, Darkness & Depth

Posted on October 11, 2020
Updated on March 10, 2021

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Sultry, sensual Scorpio season is upon us, making it the best time to not only celebrate this zodiac sign, but to also prepare ourselves for the energy that accompanies it.

That’s right – this year, from October 21 to November 20, Scorpio reigns supreme, and we all feel the effects!

Scorpio is the ruler of the 8th house in astrology, the house of change and transformation. As such, we can expect this season to bring some changes to the forefront of our lives. Change can be stressful, but preparing yourself to embrace and accept these changes makes them much easier to deal with. After all, when one door closes, another one opens.

And in the Northern hemisphere, Scorpio season coincides with the beginning of the winter season, a time of change itself.

The leaves die and fall off of the trees, allowing new growth in the spring. Think of yourself as the tree, and try to remind yourself that Scorpio season creates the change that allows you to grow new, beautiful leaves when the time is right.

Scorpio is a sign of sensuality, mystery, depth, and creativity – and when we experience Scorpio season, we invite these themes into our lives.

Navigate Scorpio season by checking in on your free daily horoscope to track the changing energies!

What Scorpio Season Means

If you’ve ever had a Scorpio in your life, you know that this sign is all about intensity.

When the Sun moves into Scorpio, you won’t be doing anything halfway. You want to give your all to any situation or experience that you encounter during this time, meaning that you’ll be enjoying and embracing your surroundings with all your heart and soul.

There’s a convenient and popular acronym associated with Scorpio that perfectly sums up the vibes of this sign:

  • Secretive – Scorpios enjoy keeping their own secrets and discovering the secrets of others.
  • Complex – There’s nothing simple about this Water sign.
  • Observant – You can try to hide something from a Scorpio, but they’ll always figure you out.
  • Romantic – Scorpios love with all their heart, and they aren’t afraid to show it.
  • Psychic – Ruled by Water, Scorpios are extremely tuned in to the energies around them.
  • Intense – As a Fixed sign, Scorpios are fairly extreme when it comes to their emotions and beliefs.
  • Obsessive – This can be both positive and negative. A Scorpio will never rest until they feel the job is done.

While many people judge the intensity of Scorpios, this is a loving sign with a heart of gold and a mind full of curiosity. This sign is passionate, and when the Sun is in Scorpio, we feel more passionate as well. In fact, Scorpio season can bring you closer to those you love by strengthening your bond.

Intimacy and close connections are heightened during this time, making it a season of romance and connection. You will also feel more passionately about any causes or projects that you’ve been involved with recently.

Scorpio is not a sign that accepts or acknowledges superficiality, but rather prefers honesty, depth, and realness.

This sign wants to dig beneath the surface and discover anything hidden or unknown – and it won’t stop digging until it’s found the answers. This is an excellent time to do any kind of research or studying that your heart or mind desires. If a Scorpio senses B.S., they will stop at nothing to discover the truth of the situation.

And then there’s that tendency toward obsession.

A Scorpio does not simply “let things go,” but has the ability to ruminate on a particular subject for hours, days, even months. It doesn’t matter if it’s hobbies, a creative endeavor, a relationship, a project – when a Scorpio digs their heels in, they don’t relent until they feel they’ve seen a situation through to the end.

So, when the Sun is in Scorpio, all of us may feel a bit more obsessive than usual.


How to Thrive During Spooky Scorpio Season

Scorpio’s connection to the 8th house of transformation, as well as its intensity and desire for the truth, makes Scorpio season an excellent time for facing our inner demons and doing some healing shadow work.

If there are any tendencies or traits that you’ve been trying to suppress or avoid, this is the time to pay them some attention and embrace them. Avoiding certain parts of yourself will only make these aspects more prominent in the end.

Keeping your demons or your shadow hidden will never make these things dissipate.

When we experience Scorpio season, we have more drive and a longer attention span, making it easier to focus on things and see projects through. This is the time to shine the light on the darkest, most hidden corners of your mind, as you’re able to heal now. Scorpio is a creature of the dark, making it easier to navigate these corners.

Equip yourself for this intense zodiac season with: Crystals for Scorpio Season

5 Tips for Scorpio Season Survival

If you want to know how to navigate the Scorpio season with ease, all you have to do is follow these five, simple tips.

1. Find Positive Outlets for Heavy Emotions

Passion is the name of the game during Scorpio season, and those passionate feelings can be overwhelming sometimes. That’s why it’s so important to find an outlet for these big, over-the-top emotions.

Scorpio is naturally creative, so any artistic endeavor will tickle your fancy right now. Your favorite hobbies and vigorous exercise are also some excellent outlets for your larger-than-life feelings right now.

2. Reflection is Perfection

Some of the best shadow work comes from self-reflection and spending time with your emotions. While Scorpio emotions run deep, there is also a tendency to try to bury these feelings deep within the well.

Instead, try to give your emotions some attention and reflect on the feelings you’ve been experiencing lately. Your body, mind, and heart will thank you.

3. Connect to Your Intuition

Scorpio is a Water sign, an element that is deeply connected to intuition. This is a fantastic time to connect to your intuition and let it guide you. When you get a gut feeling, trust it rather than trying to suppress it!

4. Embrace Transformation

Transformation is a natural part of the Scorpio season, and embracing that transformation is a key piece of making the most of this energy. Pluto is Scorpio’s ruling planet, and Pluto is all about transformation.

It isn’t always easy or comfortable, but these changes help to bring you closer to your core self, helping you blossom into the butterfly you’ve always been meant to be.

5. Spend Quality Time with Yourself

While all these emotions may encourage you to connect with those you love – or even make new connections – this is a wonderful transit to spend some quality time with yours truly.

Spending time alone can help you develop a better relationship with yourself and learn more about who you are and where you’re at in life.

Are you a Scorpio? Do you know a Scorpio? Learn more about the Scorpio man and the Scorpio woman!

Your Scorpio Season Checklist, By Element


Scorpio season brings an increase in emotions for each and every sign under the Sun, but different elements – Earth, Fire, Water, and Air – will experience these emotions in a different manner and degree.

To navigate the waters of Scorpio season, it’s useful to learn how it might affect you, based on your ruling element.

Air Signs: Get Out of Your Head

Air signs – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius – spend a good deal of time in their head, with their thoughts. Air signs don’t necessarily get cozy with their emotions all that often, which may change during Scorpio season.

Air signs lead with their head, while Scorpio leads with the heart. That means you’ll be more connected to your heart and finally able to step out of your head for a while.

This may feel conflicting for Air signs, however, because they aren’t used to these big, deep emotions running through their veins. While there may be conflict, it’s important that you connect to your emotions from time to time – and now is the season to do it!

This transit is a lesson for Air signs – a lesson that tells you that emotions are not all bad, that they are necessary for life to be fulfilling and whole.

Gemini is chatty while Scorpio observes. Libra and Scorpio are neighbors, but Libra prefers more harmony than disruptive, rebellious Scorpio. And while Scorpio and Aquarius are both Fixed signs, Aquarius enjoys their ideas more than their emotions.

If you’re an Air sign and you want to sail through the Scorpio season, try the following:

  • Feel before you think.
  • Think before you speak.
  • Make sure to end conversations or interactions on a loving note.

Fire Signs: Let the Steam Rise

While Fire signs – Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius – tend to be feistier than deeply emotional, something magical happens when Fire meets Water: steam is created. And steam can make things happen.

Fire signs may feel pretty steamy during this transit, and this steam may turn into passion. The key to making sure that the Water doesn’t smother your Fire is allowing the right amounts of each element into your system!

The emotional side of Water is not so different from the passionate feelings that are associated with Fire. It’s all about finding the right balance.

Aries are the natural leaders of the zodiac, but the Scorpio season may force them to relax a bit more than they’re used to. Leo is a bit more gregarious than Scorpio, but this season brings out their ability to share their affections even more. And while Scorpio and Sagittarius are neighbors, they’re not exactly on the same page when it comes to emotions.

When the Sun moves through Scorpio, Fire signs may have to compromise more than they’re used to. To make it easier, try:

  • Practicing security in your emotions.
  • Trusting your intuition.
  • Being more flexible.

Read this one next: 16 Things Only a Scorpio Will Really Understand

Water Signs: Feel the Love

If you’re a Water sign – Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces – this is your time to shine. You’re already comfortable with your emotions because you’re so connected to them. Water signs lead with their heart, and they’ll feel even more connected during the Scorpio season.

The one thing to look out for is a wave of emotions that feels unmanageable. You may experience mood swings like never before.

The important thing is to focus on love and the situations that bring you joy and happiness. Lead with love rather than emotions during this time. Remind yourself of all the things you love about someone and keep that in your heart and mind as you interact with them.

Stick with what you know and be yourself right now, because you are truly in your element. For even more success, try:

  • Leading with love and positive emotions.
  • Following your intuition.
  • Saying nothing when you have nothing nice to say.

Earth Signs: Plant the Seeds of the Future

While Earth signs – Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn – may not be too attached or connected to their emotions, these two elements are remarkably compatible. Think about how the rain helps plants within the Earth to grow – this is your time to plant the seeds of the future that you seek.

Every plant on the planet needs the Sun, the Earth, and Water to give it life – and that is exactly the combination of elements you’re dealing with now.

While you may not appreciate a surge of emotions right now, try to embrace these feelings and give them life. Your emotions can propel you towards the future that you’ve always dreamed of if you allow them to.

To blossom even more, it’s a good idea to:

  • Prepare yourself for emotional situations.
  • Manifest the things you want in life.
  • Connect as deeply as you can to your emotions.

Special Note for Scorpio Suns, Moons, & Risings

This energy can be especially intense if your Moon sign, Rising sign, or Sun sign are in Scorpio.

However, if that is the case, there’s a good chance that you’re used to the intensity of emotions that you may experience during Scorpio season. If you begin to feel overwhelmed, try using self-care practices and activities to bring your energy back down to Earth.

Meditation, yoga, crystal healing, astrology, and Tarot readings are all helpful practices during this time.

While Scorpio season can be an intense time filled with many emotions, it can also bring you closer to your core than ever before. If you embrace this energy, this can be a transformative and empowering time.

Use this energy wisely and explore the deepest, darkest, most hidden corners of yourself. This is the time to embrace your passion and vanquish your demons!

Related article: Which Tarot Cards Represent Scorpio?

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