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Dr Z's: Scorpio and Sex
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Practically everyone knows the somewhat nefarious Scorpio
you know... while Scorpios like a good secret (or two)...
it's certainly not a secret that Scorpios are known for being
sexy, seductive, and sensual lovers.
fact, it's probably this Scorpio "reputation" that
got you to this article on Scorpio and sex!
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
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 beyond it."
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
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 Rob, 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... Rob'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
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 concept regarding the divine mysteries of love
and sex may feel more than a wee bit foreign and (even) unsettling
to you? It 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."
prevailing Collective Consciousness (Society) of the past
2,000 years has managed to successfully create an uncrossable
chasm separating 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 writings
betrayed that he, himself, remained divided (split)
and uncomfortable when it came to his own 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."
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 catharsis that we experience
in a crowded movie theater full of strangers will most
likely be much more truly erotic than a meaningless "jump
in the hay" 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
archetypal energy of Scorpio is inspired and stimulated
by arousing, awakening, and transforming someone (or
something) other than the self... Perhaps the truly
good news for Scorpio's lover is that the erotic connection
for Scorpio often involves finding ways to give the
other person pleasure.
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 look of a deer caught in the
folks... your Scorpio lover is capable of experiencing
the spiritual and emotional depths of intense passion,
yearning, and desire. As your lover, Scorpio will (once
they trust you) 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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