As the Sun continues its journey through the zodiac, it will greet the Sign of Scorpio on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 2:10 am Eastern Time. With autumn well under way and the days growing shorter, the Sun’s time in this sign will have us looking deep into the mysteries of life from now until November 22nd.

The Scorpion, the Lord of the Underworld and the God of War

The Sign of the Scorpion may have you thinking of words like “danger” and “sting.” Despite its treacherous reputation, the scorpion only stings when threatened. But rest assured, this cunning creature is shrewd and always checking things out.

The dwarf planet Pluto, also known as the Lord of the Underworld, rules Scorpio. He is responsible for providing the intense and transformative energy that can boost our internal strength and power. However, Pluto wasn’t always in the picture. Before this heavenly body was discovered in 1930, Scorpio was under the rulership of Mars, the God of War, which explains the scorpion’s capacity for aggression and action. So for all intents and purposes, you can say that Scorpio is co-ruled by these two powerhouses.

With autumn well under way and the days growing shorter, the Sun’s time in this sign will have us looking deep into the mysteries of life from now until November 22nd.

Mysteries and Deep Dark Secrets

During this solar transit, the energy will focus on mysteries and deep dark secrets. It’s important to note that Scorpio is a fixed water sign, not unlike still waters that run deep. It’s anybody’s guess what’s at the bottom; it could be buried treasure or a scary sea monster. In many ways, life might feel like this right now. You may have the urge to submerge under those surface emotions and find out what’s really lurking underneath. This energy will help you get in touch with your emotional depths and it could be quite cathartic.

This period is also excellent for probing the mysteries of life and looking into hidden things. Ghost hunting, paranormal research, conspiracy theories, mystery schools, the occult and spirituality are just a few of the possibilities that may excite you now. At the very least, you’ll be in the mood for a good mystery novel or a CSI marathon. For the truly brave, it’s an excellent time to confront the secrets within your own heart and mind. But have no fear; Scorpio energy likes to get to the bottom of things no matter how challenging or unpleasant.

Time for Transformation

The Sun in Scorpio is a time for transformation. So, while you’re busy investigating life’s personal riddles, you may come across things you’d like to change. You’re in luck! The energy of this transit can help you immensely.

Scorpio has a reputation for undergoing metamorphosis. In addition to scorpion symbolism, this sign is also represented by the legend of the phoenix. According to Greek mythology, the phoenix is a bird that continually undergoes death and rebirth. This is where the saying “like a phoenix rising from the ashes,” comes from. Keep this image in mind during the Sun’s time in Scorpio.

Now is your chance to do a deep dive and emerge transformed. It’s the perfect time to deal with Pluto ruled themes and activities. Going to counseling, understanding and improving your sex life and even dealing with taxes and budgets are all favored now. You’ll have the drive to get down to the bottom of issues, analyze them and purge them if necessary.

Like the autumn leaves dying and falling off the trees, you might find that certain aspects of your life are withering away. Perhaps it’s a relationship, a job or just the way you’ve been thinking or feeling. Although it might be intense, challenging or scary, the energy of this transit will carry you through the difficulties and renew your outlook. You, like the phoenix will rise from the ashes and be rejuvenated.

Embrace the energy of the Sun’s time in Scorpio. It has much to teach us.