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Dr Z's: Scorpio and Sex
to the Zodiac Master!
Practically everyone is at least vaguely familiar with the
nefarious Scorpio "reputation."
you know... while Scorpios like a good secret (or two)...
it's certainly no secret that Scorpios with their stingers
are known for being erotic, seductive, kinky, and sensual
fact, it's probably this Scorpio "reputation" that
led you down the garden path and to this article on Scorpio
also know that in traditional astrology the Zodiac sign of
Scorpio rules the genitals.
yep, jokes abound as to how Scorpios are into kinky sadistic/masochistic
sex, enjoying wild insatiable sexual escapades that somehow
involve the use of whips and chairs...
there is so much more to the connection of Scorpio with sexuality
than that; and so I'm about to introduce you to more about
Scorpio and sexuality than you probably, ever in your life,
wanted to know!
Sex, and Mystical Transformation
essence [of Scorpio] is transformation, and it is inherently
mystical. This is not the mysticism of Christianity, which
is primarily otherworldly, ascetic, and self-denying. It
is a mysticism that sees the power of transformation at
work in ordinary reality. Rather than deny the physical
universe in order to transcend it, Scorpio will immerse
itself in physicality and even drown in it in order to go
in criticism or in envy, Scorpio is often called an extremely
sexy sign. But if one is referring to the simple enjoyment
of sex, Scorpio is not necessarily sexy. In fact, the sign
is capable of denying itself sex altogether. Yet there is
a relationship between Scorpio and sexuality. It is not
the search for pleasure that brings a Scorpio to sex, it
is the search for transcendence. The orgasm offers one of
the few experiences of ego death and self-transcendence
that is accessible to the ordinary human being. And it is
characteristic of Scorpio that this is also one of the few
experiences where ego death and supreme ego gratification
are experienced at the same time. Scorpio does not feel
the need to separate the two as much as other signs do.
To a Scorpio, no matter how attractive and sexy the partner
is in other respects, love that does not contain drama and
emotional intensity will not endure." short excerpts
taken from Rob Hand's Horoscope Symbols
having the Sun and other personal planets located in Scorpio,
I used to read Rob Hand's illuminative description of Scorpio
with a genuine sense of wonder and awe. I was fascinated as
to how this Sun Sign Sagittarius astrologer had managed to
grasp so much of the pure essence of Scorpio and sexuality.
I finally discovered that Mr Hand, of course, has some pretty
significant placements of his own in the sign of Scorpio,
as well as, birth chart aspects involving Scorpio's modern
than deny the physical universe in order to transcend it,
Scorpio will immerse itself in physicality and even drown
in it in order to go beyond it."
is not the search for pleasure that brings a Scorpio to
sex, it is the search for transcendence."
it or not... believe it not... Mr Hand's description of Scorpio
is pure Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC) ... but then
during the European Renaissance the birthday of the ancient
Greek philosopher Plato was celebrated on November the 7th,
when the Sun was located in 10 degrees of Scorpio. So, at
the very least, Plato was an honorary Scorpio.
Sexuality, and Transcendence
In defining Eros (erotic love) as "passion aroused by
beauty," the ancient Greek philosopher Plato understood
the pathway to his famous metaphysical, eternal "ideas"
[one of which was "Beauty"] as a road that first
takes one straight into and through the
heart and depths of eroticism and sexuality.
Plato, the spiritual journey - where one could enter into
a heavenly type of existence called "full sensuousness"
- was not a voyage where one could hope to skirt around and/or
avoid the "physical sensuous." For Plato, no shortcuts
around the lusty love goddess, Aphrodite, or her son Eros
in the "Symposium" that Plato vividly explains that
Eros is the soul's driving power that is capable of catapulting
the soul from the physical (sexual) love of the body to the
spiritual (mystical) contemplation of love and the everlasting
"Plato seems also to be aware that there is a mystery
of love not only in nature, but in man, extending far beyond
the mere immediate relation of the sexes. He is conscious
that the highest and noblest things in the world are not
easily severed from the sensual desires, or may even be
regarded as a spiritualized form of them... Love is with
Plato not merely the feeling usually so called, but the
mystical contemplation of the beautiful and the good. The
same passion which may wallow in the mire is capable of
rising to the highest summit - of penetrating to the inmost
secret of philosophy." From Introduction to the Symposium
- Benjamin Jowett
Wow! Plato's ideas regarding the divine mysteries of love
and sexuality may feel more than a wee bit foreign and (even)
unsettling to you?
certainly doesn't feel comfortable to the average person,
as most major (and minor) world religious systems have imparted
the morale morays of looking down on our sensuality, desires,
and sexuality. We view them as being patently "unspiritual"
if not downright "sinful." (Even Benjamin Jowett,
in explaining it, couldn't resist describing it as "wallowing
in the mire.")
prevailing Collective Consciousness (Society) of the past
2,000 years has managed to quite successfully create an uncrossable
chasm that separates spirituality from sexuality. To the typical
societal way of spiritual thinking... our sensuality and sexuality
are certainly not a pathway to the Divine! Rather, the two
(spirit and flesh) are split apart and considered antithetical.
I would be remiss if I didn't admit that Plato's own writings
betrayed that he, himself, remained divided (split) when it
came to his personal views of sexuality.
Transcendence of Scorpio
Enter Scorpio... in its pure essence, Scorpio is the one archetypal
Zodiac sign - as symbolized by Scorpio and the Eagle - that
can potentially help us "bridge" or "transcend"
this seemingly uncrossable chasm between spirit and flesh.
word transcendence comes from two Latin words: trans and
escendo. Trans literally means "across." Escendo
means "to climb." So transcendence literally
means "to climb across."
According to astrologer Richard Idemon, the true seduction
of Scorpio and Eros occurs: "when two or more separate
entities combine in such a way that they are totally transformed
by the experience."
and Eros are often typically associated with sex and sexuality.
However, Idemon reminds us that (unfortunately) not all sexuality
is truly "erotic..." This is to say that
not all experiences of our sexuality are truly transformative.
And, conversely, eroticism (contrary to popular belief) does
not necessarily involve physical, sexual union and/or intercourse.
According to Idemon, Scorpio and Eros (and true eroticism)
always involves death of the ego, emotional merging and shared
transformation with another entity. For example - the passion
of Eros and eroticism can take place between the artist and
the erotic object of her/his art.
says Idemon, the emotional shared erotic catharsis that we
sometimes experience in a crowded movie theater will most
likely be much more truly erotic than a meaningless
"jump in the hay" one night stand with a stranger.
Attempting to bring all of this back down to earth where we
live... Scorpionic eros desires much more than the mere physical
merging of bodies. Scorpio desires to merge souls and psyches.
For Scorpio, sex is not only for purposes of self-pleasuring.
archetypal transcendtal energy of Scorpio is inspired and
stimulated by arousing, awakening, and transforming someone
(or something) other than the self... and perhaps the truly
good news for Scorpio's lover is that the erotic connection
for Scorpio often involves finding ways to give the other
just try explaining all of the above - (that your sexuality
is inextricably connected to your spirituality) - to a lover
having very little emphasis on Scorpio, Pluto, and/or the
8th house in their birth chart. They will lovingly (but cluelessly)
nod their head with the glassy eyed
of a deer caught in the headlights...
folks... the Scorpio lover is potentially capable of experiencing
the spiritual and emotional depths of intense passion, yearning,
and desire. As your lover, Scorpio (once they trust you) may
attempt to lead you into his/her innermost depths. Taking
in this inner-journey into the depths of Scorpio, then can
potentially enable you, as Scorpio's lover, to reach into
and experience your own deepest passions, yearnings, and desires.
Scorpio's lover, getting in touch with the dark depths of
your own truest passions and desires may or may not be comfortable.
If not comfortable with your own deepest passions and desires,
then you may find yourself "headed for the hills"
just as fast as your little legs can carry you.
is the world's greatest teacher..." Plato
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