Strange What Desire Will Make~ October 30th-November 5th, 2017


The world was on fire and no one could save me but you

It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do

The middle of Scorpio season rests upon the nexus between life and death. This is the week of Halloween and Samhain, where the veil between the worlds is said to be at its thinnest. This is a moment of transfusion and interpenetration between eternal spirit and finite matter. With life and death transfixed in this coital embrace, you may feel a strong urge to become thus entwined. Whether you indulge this urge through sex, study, or intimate conversation, know that the underlying desire of Scorpio season is to return to Primal Unity.

This is the time of the season marked by a hunger to return to what is beyond and prior to all experience. In Scorpio, no feelings are stirred without first dredging through the muddy waters of the unconscious. Thus, your most ancient and predatory instincts will emerge, tunnelling your vision towards the light of a single obsession.

I’d never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you

I’d never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you

Unlike Venusian love, obsession has a particularly martial flavor, bringing viscerality, motivation and danger into the mix. Like a sudden eruption, obsession makes a pleasantly warm heart begin to burn.

No I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart)

Though it is ill-advised and often deadly to give into obsessions, there is something undeniably enticing about the stark simplicity it brings to one’s sense of purpose. The spectrum of light fades into black and white, making everything so clear.

What a wicked game you played to make me feel this way

What a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you

Whatever your highest ideals and morals may say, centuries of literature and drama demonstrates that there is something utterly seductive about the torments of obsession. Whether it be the amorous fixations of lovers or the vengeful predation of murderers, there is something that everyone admires about the raw power that can be summoned under great duress.

What a wicked thing to say you never felt this way

What a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you

Fortunately, this week the Sun in Scorpio’s rabid appetites will be subdued by the softening filters of Venus, Neptune, and the Full Moon in Taurus. As you know, the right lighting and filters can improve the look of any scene. So as the influence of Scorpio transfixes you in a storm of dark emotions, notice how the clouds will begin to shapeshift into something tremendously beautiful.

This is the real purpose of the sign of Scorpio, to know that the powerful drives for sex and death are meant to push you into metamorphosis. For inspiration, consider the song Wicked Game by Chris Isaak, one of the most melting love songs ever recorded.

(This girl is only gonna break your heart)

Nobody loves no one

His lyrics are deeply melancholic, showing how obsessive love brings nothing but sadness. But from the darkness of its emotional content, sparkling vapors of the most blissful beauty begin to surface. When the song ends, you remain enchanted, cast adrift in feelings that can hardly be described.

The transmutation of pain into rapture is the kind of emotional alchemy that this season will guide you to experience. Yes, darkness will descend, but the exploration will lead you towards that bliss of Primal Unity.

Monday/Tuesday: Let Me Dream of You

The Moon will be waxing in Pisces at the beginning of the week. The Moon’s conjunction to Neptune on Monday will start this week off in a haze of misty emotions and remembrances. Though the inner visions may seem very real, this is a time where memory and imagination, fact and fantasy will bleed together freely. Though not the best time to uncover the most pragmatic truths, this is a beautiful time to allow the drifty and dreamy symbolic awareness guide you in your divinatory practices and artistic expressions.

Tuesday is Halloween, a time when the spiritual and material realms will be in their most intimate communication with one another. The deepest parts of the psyche become wide dilated pools, pouring their subconscious liquids into your experience. In the revelry of the holiday, you may find that you become possessed by an unknown or unexplored aspect of yourself. This may be fun and easy to contain. But if an obsession takes hold, the remainder of this season might ask you to find a way to transmute it.

Wednesday/Thursday: The World Was On Fire

In the middle of the week, the Moon continues to wax in the sign of Aries. The emotional temperature will rise, swelling up with an increasing desire for release. The anticipation and anxiety will not subside until after the Full Moon over the weekend, so it would be wise to channel this energy into something that can take the edge off. In other words, you might want to engage in some very invigorating exercise or devote yourself to long hours of unbroken study. If you put the obsessive edges of these days to good use, your insights into subjects of interest can be very profound at this time.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Strange What Desire Will Make

Much like the tunneled vision of a predator, this week has almost all of its potent action focused upon one day. On Friday November 3rd, the Full Moon in Taurus will occur concurrently with the Sun trined Neptune, Venus sextiled Saturn and opposed Uranus. Expect the romantic and visionary qualities of this night to be greatly enhanced.

During Scorpio season, as the light of rational certainty dims into a subconscious glint, the influence of lunar awareness brings everything out of the abstract and back into attunement with the wisdom of the body.

On this Full Moon night, your receptivity to sensual pleasures will be greatly enhanced, strengthening your spirit and nourishing your soul. By grounding consciousness back into your body, this Full Moon will illuminate your senses, bringing new sparkle into your eyes, new softness into your hands, and a new melting into your mouth. Thus, your consciousness will expand as the wonder of infinity is revealed through the simplest enjoyments.

On Sunday, the week closes with Mercury’s ingress into Sagittarius. Expect an attitude of optimism and a taste for adventure to uplift you. Having become free of the cloistering darkness of the underworld, Mercury in Sagittarius will lead your mind towards inner visions aflame with symbols of resurrection. This light in the dark will guide you safely through the remainder of Scorpio season, reminding you that death is only the midway point on the path to experience new life.