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

Posted on October 12, 2021
Updated on October 13, 2021

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As we move out of balanced, peace-loving Libra season, we come to the season of Scorpio. And now that sultry, sensual Scorpio season is upon us, and it’s time to prepare ourselves for the energy that accompanies it.

When is Scorpio season 2021? On October 23rd, the Sun enters this fixed water sign, and let’s be honest – Scorpio season brings its set of challenges! We’ll be here working through them until November 21st, when the Sun moves into the adventurous sign of Sagittarius.

Have you ever felt from the months of October to November that there is a sort of “heaviness” weighing upon you? Or do long-buried thoughts seem to just rise to the surface out of nowhere? Maybe you struggle to maintain your positive energy?

This is not to say that Scorpio is all about the negative – absolutely not! If anything, this sign has the potential to transform the negative into positive more than any other sign, and they deserve our respect for that.

But what is Scorpio all about? Scorpio season is about transformation. And transformation is never easy.

Scorpio is also 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!

The Scorpio Personality Explained

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and thus rules the 8th house in astrology – the house of sex, death, inheritance, 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.

Scorpio can be a little heavy and even spooky for some people (Halloween falls in Scorpio season, remember?), but if you get past the intimidating elements, there is tremendous depth, heart, and soul to this sign.

Scorpio rising epitomizes this, as the Rising sign is how people see you. Scorpio rising often comes across as intimidating – people are either fascinated or intimidated by them. But when people get to know them, they often find there is a lot of depth and much to explore.

This is the Scorpio personality. Depth, loyal, and ready to go where few will venture. As such, Scorpio is the personality that will face all that is unpleasant. There is a keen sense of danger to this sign. Because they are willing to go where angels fear to tread, they have a heightened sense of danger and awareness and a keen, sharp mind.

So it’s no surprise that Scorpio season is similar!

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

What to Expect During 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. During Scorpio season, issues that were buried come rising to the surface. This is why you may feel that “heaviness” we spoke of or a sense of dread.

If there are unresolved issues, you may experience the turbulence of emotions and feel like you want to run and hide. This can sometimes result in forms of escapism, which can often be more harmful than helpful.

Nightmares can also occur during Scorpio season as issues that are buried in the subconscious rise to the surface during sleeping hours.

This is why during Scorpio season, it is crucial to maintain inner balance and harmony. Meditating, nature bathing, doing things you enjoy such as reading a good book and making time to pamper yourself, and even a short retreat somewhere among nature can be very good ways to keep you feeling balanced.

It is easy to sink into the darkness of the season, so being wary can be very helpful. At the same time, we have the opportunity to discover much about ourselves and others.

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

Your Scorpio Season Horoscope

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. Plus, read on to find out what you can expect this Scorpio season based on your zodiac sign!

Navigating Scorpio Season as an Air Sign

Gemini, Libra & Aquarius

Air signs 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

Don’t be surprised if issues around your health and well-being crop up during Scorpio season, Gemini!

If you’ve been feeling run-down or you are overworking yourself - especially on a mental level - then the Universe is going to let you know about it.

Don’t push yourself too hard. Remember, downtime is just as essential as getting things done. Making your well-being a priority is crucial this Scorpio season.

Libra

It’s a time of powerful communication for you, Libra, but at the same time, there may be a few instances where you run the risk of blurting out something you’ll regret!

Hence, maintaining balance is more important for you than ever. Meditation, yoga, and crystals such as dragon stone and amethyst are wonderful tools to help you during Scorpio season.

This is also a great time for reaching out and expanding your horizons. You may feel compelled to do some digging and investigating and then share this information, either verbally or on the world wide web.

Your sense of justice combined with investigative skills this Scorpio season makes you a force to be reckoned with, Libra! Issues surrounding finances are also important this month, so be sure to go through the finer details carefully.

Aquarius

You may come to a few realizations about work that leave you reeling, Aquarius. Still, it’s important for everything to be out in the open so you can make a fair and accurate assessment of your situation.

It benefits you to reach out to people who are experts in their field and seek advice when you need it.

Don’t let pride stand in your way. Reaching out benefits you in more ways than one. Trust your gut feeling, Aquarius.

Navigating Scorpio Season as a Fire Sign

Aries, Leo & Sagittarius

While Fire signs 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

Scorpio season may bring out your combative side, so keep an eye on your temper, Aries!

Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio, and he’s your ruler too. So if you find yourself feeling less tolerant or more frustrated than usual, it’s time to take a step back and have a think.

Approach all issues with a calm and rational mind. Remember, once words are said, they cannot be taken back! You may also receive interesting proposals in the financial area, so be sure to read through the finer details before accepting anything.

Leo

There’s probably going to be quite a bit of drama for you this Scorpio season, Leo, so make sure to maintain your cool!

On the upside, your creativity levels are tremendous during this season, so if you’ve been looking to whip out the paintbrush or do a bit of sculpting or get on with writing that song, there is no better time to do it!

Nature bathing is especially helpful for you, so take time to do this too if you can.

Sagittarius

You may have quite a few unusual encounters during this Scorpio season, Sagittarius – the Universe is sending you messages!

Keep an eye out for synchronizations and dreams that occur. Keep a dream diary if you can. The dreams you have at this time will have important messages.

You may find that someone from your past is eager to reach out to you. You may even have an odd ‘feeling’ about it. Don’t ignore your intuition, Sag.

Navigating Scorpio Season as a Water Sign

Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces

If you’re a Water sign, 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.

Cancer

Matters of the heart are likely to come to a head, Cancer. Scorpio season always brings up all kinds of emotions for you, and this time is no different.

However, there are important revelations you have learned about yourself this year, and much of these revelations will tie in with what this season has to offer you.

The key is to stay focused. Don’t lose yourself in the process of self-discovery. Be wary of escapist tendencies, and be sure to maintain inner balance with practices such as yoga, meditation, and the crystals moonstone and rose quartz which are especially helpful for you during Scorpio season.

Scorpio

The Sun moves into your sign, and this brings great intensity to you during this season, Scorpio. You may find yourself going through a transformational period that enables you to view things from an entirely new perspective.

The process is not always easy, but as you know, you’ll be thankful for it in the long term! Be sure to take good care of your mental and physical well-being. Meditation and yoga are especially helpful for you during this season.

Pisces

Expanding your horizons is on the agenda for you this Scorpio season, Pisces, but it looks like this is going to be a spiritual journey for you.

You may come to terms with facing certain aspects of yourself that were buried. There is a risk of escapist tendencies during this season, but you are encouraged to face what is brought to your attention.

Spend time near water whenever possible. This helps to soothe and balance you. The crystals amethyst and kyanite are especially helpful for balancing you during this season, as well as bringing you clarity.

Navigating Scorpio Season as an Earth Sign

Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn

While Earth signs 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.

Taurus

There’s quite a lot of emphasis on your relationships this Scorpio season, Taurus. Don’t be surprised if revelations are forthcoming or hidden things come popping to the surface.

Of course, you’ve got your excellent methodical way of looking at things to see you through it, but be aware you might just find yourself slamming a door or two. Take some time to cool down.

Above all, engage in the pampering. It’s important to look after yourself, so do what makes you feel good. The crystals moonstone and aventurine are especially helpful for you this Scorpio season.

Virgo

Your emotions are going into overdrive this Scorpio season, Virgo. It’s important to pay attention to them.

Your first instinct may be to bury them and immerse yourself in far more practical issues which can produce immediate tangible results.

But Scorpio season encourages you to face them. They are rising to the surface for a reason. An important heart-to-heart conversation looks forthcoming and may lead you to question yourself on a transformative scale. Listen to your intuition - it is very powerful.

Capricorn

Original thinking is the name of the game during Scorpio season, Capricorn. Chances are, you’ll be feeling pretty fired up about your future plans, and you’re ready to move forward with great dynamism and vigor.

Your hard work is going to pay off. Things are looking positive. Just be aware that there may be some who do not have your best interests at heart. Trust the ones you trust and keep an eye on those you don’t. Follow your intuition, Capricorn, always.

A 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.

Scorpio season brings with it demons, darkness, and depth. But it also brings revelation, transformation, and light.

Embrace the Darkness This Scorpio Season

All dark must be transformed into light one way or another. This is the essence of Scorpio, which is why this sign is famous for delving deep into the darkest parts of existence. The very best of them come out on the other side shining brightly, like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

While Scorpio season can be an intense time filled with many emotions, 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!

Don’t be afraid. Even in the deepest darkness, there is light.

Related article: Which Tarot Cards Represent Scorpio?

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