On Oct. 23, the sun entered Scorpio, officially marking the beginning of a secretive and dark Scorpio season. This particular sign, which will last until Nov. 21, accompanies autumn in the northern hemisphere, and it pushes us all toward preparation and waiting as we prepare for the tough winter. As we hunker down and prepare for this Scorpio season, here is what to expect. 

Water signs revolve around emotions, and Scorpio season is an intense reminder of their focus. During this time, expect to be more in tune with your emotional self. This could manifest in many ways — more crying in the shower, or maybe longer walks with Taylor Swift or Lorde on repeat. 

Getting in touch with your emotional side is not something to fear; instead, think of Scorpio season as a time of rebirth. Tears are a means of release, and as we begin to prepare for the long winter ahead, we need to release what can no longer serve us. Rebirth comes in many forms: makeovers, to-do lists, discovering new music or finally cleaning your bathroom for the first time since you moved in. It is necessary to take a moment for rebuilding in preparation for the positivity of Sagittarius season (insert here broadly what to rebuild towards), especially after this difficult semester. 

Despite communication issues, Scorpio season is a time to emphasize close relationships and analyze what people mean to you. Reflecting on your relationships with friends, coworkers or classmates may offer insight into what the future brings. Who’s on your team? Who advocates for you? Do you advocate for yourself? Keep your friends close and your enemies far. Scorpio season is a time for complex relationships to flourish by being open communicative.

(Illustration by Mia Usman/The Emory Wheel)

Those with a Scorpio sun, though, can be stubborn. With the sun in their territory for so long, everyone might feel in tune with this stubborn nature. Instead of succumbing to this energy, look for ways to be flexible to your surroundings. Don’t get hung up on the little things; look instead at the bigger picture for your semester goals.  

Even though Scorpio is a water sign, the season is filled with unbridled passion in numerous ways: relationships, future endeavours or anything that excites us. Intense passion is nothing to be afraid of; instead, it is a tool for rebirth. Focus this passion on rebuilding yourself positively and communicating effectively with the people around you. Positive transformations take time, but utilizing passion allows for you to enter the next season with your head held high. 

For Scorpio suns, gear up. This will be a difficult season for you. Communication, emotions and relationships are all in flux. Without careful consideration for your word choice, you might be at risk of upsetting someone you care for deeply. Resist the natural urge to be secretive; openness will lead you to the life you crave. 

No matter what your sign is, have grace with yourself as we enter this difficult time. Emotional affairs are difficult to navigate even during the clearest times, but during Scorpio season many things can get confusing and secretive. Think of it as a time to rebuild yourself from the depths of your imagination — you never know what you could become. 

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Rachel Broun (23C) is from Carrboro, North Carolina, majoring in anthropology and women's, gender and sexuality studies. She writes for the Editorial Board. Outside of the Wheel, Broun often finds herself doing crafts, working for Theater Emory and watching "The Real Housewives" series.