“Scorpio has three symbols [the scorpion, the eagle, and the snake] because it concerns the process of transformation, and three is the number of process…
The unconscious residue from other lifetimes which eats away at us is symbolized by the scorpion. Once we begin to recognize our Shadow and can name it, the symbol shifts to an Eagle… This is the initiation of Scorpio. To go through all the tests that life brings us and learn from our mistakes and find the meaning of what it is we are sent here to learn.
The two ruling planets of Scorpio are Pluto and Mars. Pluto exposes what is dead and decaying within us as well as within our society. And then he wants to throw it in the cauldron of transformation so we can use that energy for new life… Mars is our desire nature, our ability to go after what we want, our will to achieve. In Scorpio, Mars becomes a tightly focused laser with the ability to turn within and use its willpower to achieve its goals.
This is the energy we need to face our Shadows and dance with them until they yield the golden energy within them. So with this Scorpio New Moon, we have a chance to plant a seed of power, the power to transform what is dead into soil for new growth. It is a time of letting go and shedding our old skin (that Scorpio Snake).” ~Cathy Pagano