Understanding Scorpio and the Nine Tests


During Scorpio each year—and particularly with those born with Scorpio Sun, Ascendant, Moon, Mars, Venus, the nodes, etc.—humanity is given great tests and challenges. We sense a constant state of warring and of battle occurring. This battle is purposeful. Scorpio calls each of us to a state of spiritual discipleship. One must be strong, able, courageous, unwavering, and ready. Disciples carry the light of regeneration and reorientation for and to humanity. The light is like a “burning ground.” Disciples are the leaders of humanity. They are called the “New Group of World Servers, women and men of goodwill.”

Scorpio works with Ray 4, harmony through conflict, which is how humanity learns—through suffering. Scorpio streams through Mars, Pluto and Mercury. Mars brings the Nine Personality Tests, urging us to bring harmony out of chaos (Ray 4); raise lesser values (desire) to higher (aspiration); lift darkness/ignorance up to the soul’s light. In Scorpio we battle with crystallized (old) thinking and behaviors.

We identify with the symbols of Scorpio: the scorpion (sting), serpent (betrayal), spider (web), eagle (air), and phoenix (firelight). Earth to air and into the light. Humanity’s present battle is to reorient materialism from greed to a world of sharing. In Scorpio, the spiritual power of humanity can triumph. Let us work together to see that we do.

Esoteric Astrology as News for Week of November 11

ariesAries March 21–April 20

You become deeply intuitive, your business sense soars, especially when working with another. Unusual, yet this is how one moves forward. If passions ebb and flow, at times ceasing, it’s because you’re assessing which path to take, which behaviors are beneficial, and which resources are most effective. Your daily work in the world becomes more potent. Add love to all you do as your powerful will can either destroy or create.

taurusTaurus April 21–May 21

You must tend and listen more to your partner, close associates, those you love. Invitations for closeness are spoken. But you may not be hearing them. When we don’t listen deeply, we lose the essence of the contact and relationship. If you are seeking closeness then offer listening, ask questions. What do you want from your partner(s)? When there is no deep listening in relationships, everyone becomes physically drained. Tend carefully to personal health and the health of all relationships.

geminiGemini May 22–June 20

Your spirit needs art, beauty, harmony and expressions of creativity each day, lest you become dry as a thistle in the desert’s heat. Do not gamble. Those who do will have moments of prosperity, but they’re as fleeting as tumbleweed. You are many things. The flirt, the lover, the loved one who walks away at a moment’s notice. Constancy will be learned someday, when another walks away. We always learn through suffering.

cancerCancer June 21–July 20

Do you know that others who care for you will be available when you’re in need? It’s important to, in turn, nurture all associations and interactions in your life. Then, care from others becomes a reality. Do you feel separated from certain associates or friends or daily life schedules? It’s hard to share and be close from afar. Sometimes we create distance from the ways we think about others. It is difficult to overcome this. Make your love into an art form.

leoLeo July 21–August 22

When you leave home it’s for a very short time. Home is most important now. Careful with sharp implements like knives and tools. They become dangerous if not handled with awareness. With discipline you can now prepare your body for utmost fitness through diet, yoga, tai chi and exercise choices. Previous travels, times and friends far away are in your thoughts. Careful with things (including finances) shared with others. Don’t be confused. Be just.

virgoVirgo August 23–September 22

Be conservative with money and resources, for later that money and those resources will be needed. Should some material necessity arise that is expensive, do purchase it. Should someone be in great need, help them (tithing). Both choices can occur simultaneously. Social interactions with others are important. Should there be no one around, speak with the garden devas (angels). Speak of your cooperation with them. Eventually they respond.

libraLibra September 23–October 22

Are you feeling overworked and overextended? Is there a wound you’re tending? Are you easily tired, sleeping less and awakening before dawn? Do you sense the need for either a new home or a house renovation? Are you planning the holiday season? Use resources already accumulated. They are beautiful and enough to make the coming season one of beauty, reflecting the light of your generosity. Rest more.

scorpioScorpio October 23–November 21

Is your heart on your sleeve, in the air, acting like a shooting star attempting to connect? You stand behind the curtain, a bit fearful of revealing to others your vulnerabilities, wants, needs, desires, and aspirations. Realize you’re trying to connect so that love is released. Love underlies the entire world of events. However, that fact is hidden until you reveal it. Why you? Because you’re the potential world disciple and humanity needs a mentor and a guide.

saggSagittarius November 22–December 20

Parts of you are shy about intimacy. It hides behind your sense of adventure, traveling here and there, being cheery even in times of stress. It hides behind your laughter, which erupts in times of pain and crisis. Amidst your love of food and adventures, a call to duty, a vocation into service, is searching for you. Each crisis leads them closer. One day a door will open, with you walking through it. The unobtainable becomes the obtained. Patience. Keep searching for word clues.

capricornCapricorn December 21–January 20

You have the ability at this time to organize social events that become areas of art, creativity, healing, and comfort for both yourself and others. Your sense of justice, ethics and aspiration to serve others allow you to comfort and counsel those who mourn, those in need, unnoticed, unseen, overlooked and left out. Slowly your personal power and capabilities for doing good are recognized. Each opportunity reveals another. Continue up the ladder. It leads to the stars.

aquariusAquarius January 21–February 18

Your imagination will give rise to great ideas helping you feel confident, successful and expanded where beforehand you felt held back. Freedom is available to you now. Allow your heart to speak—not only your desires but your heart. Tell the truth about how you feel. Speak of your needs, hopes, wishes, and truths. These make you authentic. Those in touch with their hearts will recognize and help you. Then love happens.

piscesPisces February 19–March 20

In years to come, a group project will begin to manifest. It will have profound effects upon humanity. The seeds have been planted and although you feel impatience, the project seems not to have manifested, it is growing in unseen ways. Gather flower and vegetable seeds wherever you are. Plant them everywhere, in fields and meadows and small patches of soil. Share them with others. This metaphor (seeds) carries you forward with courage, surety and stillness.

Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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