5 Scorpio Season Rituals That Provoke Passion

Try one of these transformative Scorpio Season rituals to make the most of the Sun’s four week journey through the sexy water sign.

Power is the name of the game during Scorpio season (October 23 to November 22). When the Sun slinks into this intimate sign, focus your energy on transformation and joining resources–FTW! Try one of our Scorpio season rituals in this article to make the most of this magnetic time.

Scorpio season rituals to try

1. Shroud yourself in mystery.

Details of our private lives are rarely spared in the digital age, but mysterious Scorpio loves to turn up the intrigue factor, cueing us to hold back a little. Take a break from documenting every meaningful moment on social media and let people wonder what you’re up to. A bit of JOMO (that’s joy of missing out) can actually work to your advantage now.

The power of suspense is a Scorpio specialty—suggestion, anticipation, the dangling of the proverbial carrot. Scatter a few clues and love notes, seduce people to follow your trail while you build their curiosity into a frenzy. They’ll be dying to know where the thrilling plotline leads!

If you’re a business owner, follow this same formula. Seth Godin’s classic book, Free Prize Inside: How To Make a Purple Cow, explains the concept of “the irresistible bonus.” To put this Scorpio season ritual to work, you can seduce people into buying that metaphorical sugary cereal with the toy buried in its depths!

Because if you think about it, it’s not the prize that creates the excitement. The thrill comes from the anticipation, the experience of ripping open the package, the moments before you find the crappy little plastic ring and shrug, “Oh well.” It’s the psychology behind those addictive unboxing videos. But don’t follow in the footsteps of those charlatans. Lean in to the competitive vibes of Scorpio and make sure the prize you deliver makes the search even sweeter!

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2. Get a little spicy.

Scorpio’s erotic powers have become legendary at this point—and this solar season is prime time to unleash your own undercover freak. But this isn’t just about a quick shag! Contrary to popular lore, this is the sign of intimacy, merging, and “constant craving,” like the song by Scorpio K.D. Lang—it’s where two become one, and you can revel in the communion of mind, body and soul.

During Scorpio season, a kiss is never just a kiss. Don’t kid yourself into thinking you can keep it casual. Exchanging energy—even a deeply penetrating eye lock—creates an invisible “cord” between two people. Before you gaze into the windows to someone’s soul, consider whether or not you really want to find out what’s really going on behind those velvet drapes. It might be best to look away…and walk away!

Since Scorpio is the sign of both jealousy and transformation, this is the perfect season to read new thinking about consent, non-monogamy, play parties and any of-the-moment trends around sex. The bold memoir, Future Sex by Emily Witt details a single woman’s foray into sex and sexuality in the Internet age from Orgasmic Meditation/OM-ing workshops to “Chaturbate,” to no-strings hookup attempts with friends. Or check out Esther Perel’s SXSW talk on the future of love, lust and monogamy.

There are plenty of Scorpio season rituals to get in touch with your sensual, life-force energy. Even doing some simple hip circles—standing in place and rotating your hips like you’re slowly hula hooping—can get stagnant energy flowing again. Or check out Fragrant Sensuality by author Valerie Worwood, and find new ways to go from scents to sensuality.

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3. Dive into a (healthy) obsession.

A higher incarnation of Scorpio is the sharp-eyed eagle, which dives for its prey from the sky and rarely misses its target. So it makes sense to use this focused solar cycle for doing research or detailed work. What are you eager to learn? Plow through tutorials, watch YouTube videos, take a Skillshare class. You’ll have the focus you need to master your first guitar chords, edit a music video on an app or make your first larger-scale macramé wall hanging, during the next four weeks.

But watch out! While your one-track mind can give you incredible stamina, it can also take you off the rails. Don’t get SO fixated on your agenda that you miss other important cues. Too much introspection can stall the action and leave you stuck. If you find yourself overthinking, it’s also a worthy Scorpio season ritual to get up and move your body, ideally in a way that gets you hot and bothered. (Maybe it’s time to install that pole in your living room or the swing in your boudoir…)

4. Steer clear of low-vibe behavior.

Some of your basest instincts may come out over the four weeks of Scorpio season: jealousy, possessiveness, competitiveness, paranoia. It doesn’t help matters that Scorpio is ruled by hawkish Mars and powermonger Pluto, which can drive up issues of domination and control, or emotional manipulation.

In The Artist’s Way, author Julia Cameron suggests viewing jealousy as a “map” pointing to your true desires. It’s an intriguing way of looking at it, so don’t deny your intensity! And if you feel any shame about your reptilian brain responses, turn to Scorpio BrenĂ© Brown for a lesson on vulnerability. The trick is to be like an alchemist during Scorpio season and transmute negativity from lead into gold.

And don’t forget for this Scorpio season ritual: The people who annoy us most can be our finest teachers. Does someone’s excessively loud voice push your buttons? Reflect on why that is. Maybe you don’t feel entitled to speak up or brazenly take up space as this person seems to. Challenge yourself to raise your own volume and ask directly for what you want. Once you let yourself be that squeaky wheel, you might find that this person no longer bothers you so much. Or, if they’re interrupting your work, sleep or personal space, summon the courage to ask them to respect your space.

5. Embrace the urge to merge during Scorpio season.

Scorpio rules “other people’s money”—a somewhat misleading concept that suggests we should all start rifling around in someone’s wallet for a $20 bill they won’t miss. Forget petty theft, this Scorpio season ritual is about pooling resources. Strategic alliances, and combining your money, talent, time, energy—whatever you have in abundance—will create a mutual, winning combination.

Scorpio is masterful at refurbishing and remixing—taking the old lead and spinning it into gold, creating something fresh and new. This four-week cycle is meant for reinvention and manifesting, even if you’re making something out of nothing or turning trash into treasure with savvy upcycling. Yet another incarnation of Scorpio is symbolized by the golden Phoenix rising from the ashes. During Scorpio season you could even rise triumphantly out of something that felt like a loss, a waste of time or downright apocalyptic.

So sure, you might court some deep-pocketed and well-connected investors for your grand ideas, like Scorpio billionaires Laurene Powell Jobs, Wang Jianlin, or Bill Gates. But you could also free-cycle, potluck, crowd-source and mine the shared economy’s treasure trove. No money actually needs to change hands for you to tap into the wealth-building powers of this Scorpio season ritual. Heck, your Scorpio season mantra might as well be “never pay retail.”

A resourceful attitude is all you need, and the spiritual Scorpio vibes will light the way. Join up with people who have a bounty of what you’re lacking—and vice-versa. Make sure everyone is giving an equal amount, even if one of you donates sweat equity while the other just writes a check. Together, you’re a force to be reckoned with!

Other Scorpio season rituals and resources you can try!

A Scorpio Season Water Element Meditation

Or A Scorpio Season Meditation to Provoke Passion

Work with crystals: Scorpio Season Crystals Horoscope

Enjoy a soundtrack for all your Scorpio season rituals: Scorpio Season Playlist

Learn all about the astrology of the Scorpio zodiac sign here

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