Scorpio Monthly Horoscope for July 2020
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You probably think of yourself as a rational person driven by logic, though you may have noticed how emotional you actually are. By that I mean motivated (or discouraged) by emotional factors, which also tend to set your limits on what you think is possible. The more you offer your voice to what you feel, and to the potentially irrational currents that run through you, the better access you will have to your significant intelligence. That includes reasoning power, memory and willingness to be contrarian, though that is only the beginning. Your true wisdom will come through when you connect the concept of knowledge to what you feel (which is different from what you emote). Feeling is receptive. Emoting is expressive (including when you do it by yourself). The receptive element is the one that connects you to your power, including being receptive to your own observations — and those of others. The theme of the rest of the year could include working with the process of disruption. This can involve disrupting your idea of who you are, or allowing it to happen. Events in certain relationships will shake you up, so hang loose and move with the energy rather than resisting it. Many factors are helping you bust free of your false security or primal need to be accepted. Therefore, you can afford to ask yourself real questions, including on matters you might have never dared to inquire about. As for one particular relationship: you cannot truly love a person until you understand who they actually are. That seems to be happening.
Sign Description for Scorpio
(Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Scorpio is an emotional, fiery water sign, usually represented by a creature of the desert — the scorpion. But it’s a desert creature that resembles lots of critters that live underwater, as if the ocean dried out and the scorpion stayed behind.
Note the contradictions: fiery water, ruled by a land creature. Of all the animals to have as your totem, the scorpion is by far the oddest of the lot, and we can be sure that the ancient masters of lore had a perverse sense of humor, or were keenly aware of human nature.
Scorpio is an odd hybrid, both a product — and an instigator — of evolution. In plain talk, that means growth. You tend to push the people around you. And you tend to feel pushed, both internally and by your circumstances.
Your sign is associated with sex, deep commitment and death, and that’s what you remind people of, even if it’s on a subtle level (it’s probably not). This has an influence on the people around you, all of whom think you’re ‘intense’. You probably detest that word, and likely think that you’re normal and they are missing something. Maybe you don’t have a fever; maybe their body temperature is 88 F.
Speaking of fevers, you need water, literally and figuratively; as emotional as this sign is, it can be mentally fixated (usually, on the psychology of others) and can appear to have trouble grounding in the realm of feelings. That’s a kind of illusion. You might cover your feelings, you might cover your vulnerability. But when you go deep, you really go. And when Scorpios get detached from the feeling realm, that’s when they can live up to their dangerous astrological reputation.
It’s vital that you not only think before you strike, but that you feel before you speak. Other people have feelings; you need to be reminded of this and spend time listening to the ones you care about. Express empathy as a conscious choice and invite people in with your famous capacity to keep a secret. This said, the passions of Scorpio are unparalleled, and people crave you as much as you crave them. Give them the space to desire you.
Your sign is the one that rules over the sexual organs, deservedly so; it is also the sign associated with death and transformation. You love the idea and the experience of surrender perhaps a shade more than you love control. It’s healthy for you to let go; pay attention and you will figure out that jealousy is your best teacher. Scorpio is a fixed sign, of the element water, traditionally ruled by Mars, and in modern times by the potent antiplanet Pluto. To understand yourself better, study both of these planets. These days most astrologers forget (or pretend) that Mars isn’t involved. It is — and if you’re curious about astrology, start there.