German-American’s Guide to Scorpio Season
Spooky season is upon us! We’ve been ready all month, and the beginning of Scorpio season on October 23, when the Sun + Venus move into Mars-ruled Scorpio will feel extra moody, introspective, and levels up the melancholy of fall. Scorpio season is when we start to turn inwards, prepare to evolve into our winter selves, letting go of summer feelings and all the light that comes with it. This is the season to embrace the coming darkness of winter, in our outer and inner worlds. It’s an astrologically full month, so give yourself a lot of time to process and be aware of how you use your scorpion pincers!
Saturn just went direct in Aquarius on October 22 (after being retrograde since June). Lots of movement in these fixed signs could mean some stretching is needed, emotionally + mentally to stay cool. And it might feel like we’re ready to move forward towards committing to something in ourselves, for ourselves, our own way.
October 25th brings the Scorpio Solar Eclipse New Moon–conjunct Venus! A really good time to think about what you value, your self-worth, what you’re lusting for and how you’re healing, and then how you set boundaries to protect your energy and what you love.
Another eclipse comes on November 8–the Taurus Lunar Eclipse Full Moon. Another powerful one, as the Moon is full conjunct Uranus, opposing the Sun-Venus-Mercury conjunction. A lot is going on at this Full Moon, so just take your time to sort through things–no need to react quickly. A Taurus moon needs lots of time to process, so see what your body needs and tell you around this time.
Mars has been slowing down for a while, and finally goes retrograde in Gemini on October 30, where it will appear to be spinning backwards (retrograde) through January 12, 2023. If you do anything through January, journal! Talk it out! Scorpio’s planet Mars encourages introspection when it retrogrades, so if you can, take a back seat to so much doing and take a minute to talk and think out what your next moves are.
How Scorpio season might show up for you:
- Feeling moody? It’s not a coincidence we watch spooky, intense, scary, shadow-facing movies around this time of year. It’s fine if you want to brood, take some time alone to figure out how you’re feeling, and get your space ready for winter. Scorpio season brings up feelings as we observe the passing of time through the light fading earlier in the day, realizing another winter is on its way.
- Scorpio is a fixed water sign, showing up like ice or the still water of a well. Water holds memory and emotion–notice what’s coming up for you around this time of year from the past, what you thought was buried, or from your intuition.
Ways to work with the energy of Scorpio season:
- If you work with tarot, put the Death card on your altar, and invite in all its ending + beginnings energy.
- Wear black, embrace your inner goth, be dramatique in a Morticia Adams way. If your inner teen is coming out, see what you can learn from them.
- Get ready for Halloween or All Saint’s Day or Dia de los Muertos or whatever it is you do this time of year to honor your inner shadow and/or your ancestors.
- On Tuesdays (Mars’ day), find a little time to check in with yourself on your goals, what you’re going after, and how you’re showing up for your dreams. Scorpio season is a good time to examine the root cause + urge to do what you’re aiming for, and to look at it from the long view.
Dirndl designs for Scorpio season:
- Scorpio's have mysterious and intense energy and with that in mind, the Zodiac Dirndl in Scorpio has a bright and bold cotton batik apron with a unique pattern in a variety of rich warm colors.
- The corresponding colors for the bodice are shades of deep purple, black, burnt orange and burgundy.
- To embody the passionate nature of the Scorpio sign, there are pops of leather and suede in the bodice.
- Similarly, the Moon Rising Dirndl in Scorpio has deep purple, black, and burgundy ribbons with apron ties.
Food & drink for Scorpio season
To get in the Scorpio spirit (pun intended), you can whip up this infused liqueur with Scorpio and Mars-ruled herbs:
- 3 ¼ c (1 fifth or 750 ml) vodka (80-100 proof)
- 1 lb fresh or frozen cranberries, crushed
- 1 c simple syrup
Combine the vodka and cranberries in a jar and mix. If you want a challenge, add a 2” piece of fresh peeled + shredded horseradish while it steeps. Cover and leave it in a cool place for a week. Strain it out and mix in the simple syrup–this makes a great Cosmo for your 90s reminiscing!
Scorpio Mocktail/Tea Time:
- Fresh ginger
- Cinnamon stick
- A tiny bit of honey if you need some sweetness
Make some ginger tea by scrubbing + slicing your fresh ginger (about a 1” piece of ginger for every 1 cup of water you’ll use) and throw it in a pan with the water over high heat. You can put in a cinnamon stick if you want. Let it simmer and turn it down so it stays simmering for 5 minutes. Strain out the ginger + cinnamon stick if you used it and let cool a bit. Muddle some basil in a mug, pour in the ginger tea and mix in a tiny bit of honey. This is a hot toddy-esque mocktail for the cooler air.
A great German recipe for this time of year is Frikadellen, a cross between a bunless hamburger and a meatloaf. In the mysterious nature of Scorpio, this delicious vegan frikadellen recipe from All Tastes German is a great recipe to try this season.
About the Astrologer: Lacey Prpić Hedtke is an astrologer, photographer, public artist, and witch, and runs The Future–a space and shop in Minneapolis for artists and witches. You can find more at:
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika