October 23rd to November 21st
Scorpio – The Scorpion
Scorpio the 8th house of the zodiac
Ruled by: Pluto
Mars is thought of as the personal planet, Pluto stands for what is hidden, the depth of ones psyche, Scorpio’s Chapters in life. One area ends only to start again anew.
Perseus and Medusa.
Medusa was once a beautiful lady who slept with Poseidon in Athena’s temple. This angered the Goddess Athena, and she turned Medusa into a snake woman whose hair was full of poisonous snakes and whose eyes were terrifying, her gaze froze any one who looked into her eyes.
Perseus was from a Nobel birth, his father was Zeus, and was given the task of slaying Medusa, this was needed in order to stop the forced marriage of his mother to King Polydectes.
Perseus then made his way to the three magical but withered old women, they were seers and were able to see all that was going on every where, they also told him the way to Medusa’s lair.
Perseus was helped through his ordeal by several deities, the goddess Athena told him not to look directly into medusa’s eyes, and gave him a magical shield.
Hermes also helped by giving him a sickle to cut off Medusa’s head, also some winged sandals and a magic wallet to use for her decapitated head.
A dark helmet was given by Hades the god of the underworld to make him invisible. Perseus was successful and Medusa’s decapitated head was thrown into the sea where a beautiful white winged horse emerged fully-grown from Medusa body setting her free.
This was created from the union with Poseidon.
The Scorpio myth Is portrayed to begin with the two women; Medusa is expelled from the land of the living because of the Goddess Athena’s jealous anger, and transformed into something really hideous. The personal mother was given freedom. In this way the darkness is confronted for the light.
Ruling Planet Pluto
The planet Pluto was named after the Roman god Pluto, who was nearly identical to the Greek god Hades.
Hades ruled the underworld, which was also called Hades. The underworld is a place beneath the earth’s surface where dead souls go. Virtuous souls lived in Elysium, a beautiful and happy place, and evil souls went to hellish Tartarus to suffer.
Hades was generally grim and cold, but not extremely painful. The planet Pluto draws out feelings that are deep within a person, and can make a person compulsive or fanatical, and often brings up deep-rooted problems, that can be addressed, dealt with, healed, and perfected, many astrologers refer to Pluto as a planet of transformation and regeneration because it gives the opportunity to change old, habitual attitudes.
Although the planet Pluto was discovered in the 20th century, and given its name by astronomers, not astrologers, the myth of Pluto does symbolically present some of the major astrological themes of Pluto; the Roman god Pluto rules the underworld, and the planet Pluto brings out deep issues embedded in our “psychological underworld”.
Excellence, and pride were also Apollo’s weakness.