There is more than one account of the myth of Scorpius (Scorpio in astrology). It involves Orion, the hunter and Artemis the goddess of the hunt, the sun god Apollo’s twin sister. The most common account is that Orion boasted of his hunting skills and killed many forest animals. Artemis fought Orion in a battle so big it caught Zeus’ attention. Eventually, Artemis had the Scorpion extinguish Orion and Zeus subsequently placed him among the stars. Artemis asked that the scorpion be placed there as well as a warning to humanity not to let its ego get out of control. Orion is also linked to the Khemetic or Egyptian god Ausar (Osiris)
Scorpio is all about uncovering the truth, getting in touch with our shadow-self and transcending all of the circumstances until we rise above in our eagle or “hero” persona. While the helmet of invisibility can seem challenging, it also provides you safe passage if you want to lay low and stay beneath the radar. Remember that the “stealth” characteristics help you to stay invisible until you can define what you want, but once you know what that is, the cosmos will rip it off of you like a band-aid that has been on for too long.
With the ingress of the Taurus sun on April 19th, the full moon on April 25th and the Stellium of planets in Taurus, the end of April and the beginning of May promises to be a circus of synergy mixed with moments of reflection stabilization, security and scrutiny of everything that we value to achieve happiness. The Co-creative forces of the sacred masculine of Mars Ruled Scorpio, and the Sacred Feminine of Venus ruled Taurus, emphasize achieving maximum happiness both individually and collectively.
Known as the most sexual sign of the zodiac, Scorpio has a special charisma for attracting those that they desire with the pure intensity of their thoughts. Thought waves that are so strong that they are considered to be a subtle form of telepathy. Scorpios can be: Jealous Compulsive Secretive Suspicious Resentful Obsessive Obstinate and Controlling! The sting of the scorpion’s tail is well-known throughout the zodiac—just ask Orion—Like Taurus rules the throat, Scorpio rules the genitals.
Stop, Drop and Roll! The Moon is in Scorpio! Our silky smooth agent of the zodiac is influencing our behavior through destruction and impatience. Under the Scorpio moon many moments of jealousy and envy come up in strange and unpredictable ways. At this time people are a little more introverted, cold and secretive about their private lives contradicting their need for romantic attentions. Great week for Scorpions, Cancers, Pisces, Aries, Virgo and Capricorn. Sorry Taurus, Leo and Aquarius. Scorpio is at a squared angle (90º degrees) with Aquarius and Leo and Opposing (180º degrees) with Taurus.
Overall you are good-natured, kind, and honest. You are very perceptive of others emotions. And if someone is hurt, you take it personally.