To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, its excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, but because passion is in essence made to be seen: the hiding must be seen: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, that is the active paradox I must resolve: at one and the same time it must be known and not known: I want you to know that I don't want to show my feelings: that is the message I address to another.
The Sun transits through Scorpio at about 8 degrees during the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon new years, Halloween on October 31. Traditionally in astrology, the sign of Scorpio relates to themes surrounding death, horror, rebirth, witchcraft, the occult, the paranormal and everything unseen; with the myths of Scorpio associated with the Autumn death of nature and the promise of eventual new life. As the portal to Winter, the holiday of Halloween ties to Scorpio’s karmic responsibility - to drag up the depths of the underworld and thrust them into society’s consumption, to engage with everything hidden, locked away and to remind us of the sinister and the mystical; vampires, ghosts, ghouls, fairies, pixies, goblins, wizards, witches, zombies, demons and poltergeists.
The traditional myths of Halloween tell the tales of prayer services for the departed, the festival of summer’s end and the night when the fallen could once again access our world. Huge bonfires were often thrown to scare off spirits, where on this day the souls of the dead were thought to revisit their homes. Divination often regarded Halloween as being the most favourable time in terms of love, luck, marriage, health and death and the time to placate the supernatural forces controlling nature. These parables relate closely to the Scorpio archetype; one which is shrouded in its own mysteries. There is a pressing urgency within these individuals to provoke given reality and explore the hidden depths; where they seek to know the unknowable. Given profound capacity to divulge below the surface, Scorpio see through the masks we wear during Halloween, likewise the ones we wear during every day life. These individuals tend to live on the darker side of life and indulge in paranormal games, ouija boards, black and white magic and often the Tarot. Many maintain deep fascination and obsessions with death and the afterlife, and often hold unique and somewhat obscure beliefs about passing over.
The toxic and destructive frequency rays from Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, are vibrationally align to the holiday of Halloween and the return of our fabled ancestors. The sign of Scorpio is exalted in revolutionary and progressive Uranus, where we hang up our spooky skeletons and free our consciousness from the burden of carrying around such dark forces. Like the fairies, goblins, spirits and apparitions that are said to wander back into our world on October 31; Scorpio carry the archetypes of these mythical creatures within them and harness their powerful energies during their multiple transformations. Halloween represents the eternal soul and the macabre horror of death; and as the sign associating with the dissolution of our transition, Scorpio, carries Halloween around with them everyday.