Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gift Giving through the Zodiac - Scorpio

This series of articles will feature ideas for zodiac inspired handmade gifts from members of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team. Each new zodiac month will begin with an introduction to the qualities associated with the present astrology sun sign. Throughout the rest of the month I will feature items which have those qualities and/or would be a suitable gift idea for people of that sign.

Scorpio - The Scorpion
24 October - 22 November
Archetypes -
Shaman, Investigator, Hypnotist, Phoenix

Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac and is associated with the qualities of the planets Pluto and Mars. In the astrological chart (or wheel) of 12 houses it is the ruler of the 8th, the house of death and rebirth, power, sex, debts and assets. Scorpio is a water sign and is symbolized by the scorpion, snake and eagle, all symbols which express matters of life, death and regeneration. It is appropriate that Scorpio emerges in the fall, gateway to winter, when the old passes away to allow new birth in the spring. Halloween is the one day in the year when we allow ourselves to acknowledge the possible existence of unseen worlds and beings, magic and ghosts.
The sign of Scorpio often get's a bad rap for being the 'dark' or 'shadow' sign of the zodiac. This is directly related to the Scorpio's strong reserve of energy and drive. It is true that if Scorpio people mismanage these qualities they can become overpowering and even intimidating, hence the sting of the scorpion's tail which has the ability to strike when least expected. However, expressed positively, they can soar like an eagle, living every minute with an intense awareness of being alive. Scorpio people relate to the world through a need to investigate and connect with the subconscious and to feel the intensity of the life force.

People with a strong presence of Scorpio in their charts: Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Scorpio, Scorpio rising or other prominent influence in their astrology chart can have the following qualities: intense, passionate, magnetic, sexy, emotional, penetrating, genuine, intuitive, jealous, resentful, intimidating, exciting, secretive, imaginative, analytical, good at managing money, determined, tenacious, obsessive, purposeful

Possible vocational calling:
Scorpio people have a need to be emotionally involved in their work, a keen perception of human nature and strong investigative abilities. Many have a strong drive for status and power.
With this combination of qualities they make good psychologists, doctors, healers, astrologers, detectives, police, physicists, money makers, soldiers or researchers.

Gift Ideas:

A perfect gift for the Scorpio man or woman: This image is the Japanese kanji character for "strength and power." Starryeyedstudios makes these striking tile pendants which are finished with a clear resin, sprayed with a durable varnish and then attached to a silver plated bail.

This 'Kundalini' sacred objects bag is from my Inkyspider shop. Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning "coiled up" or "coiling like a snake." Snakes are creatures which shed their skin and have long been associated with death, rebirth, transformation and regeneration. Typical colours for Scorpio are dramatic reds, maroon, dark pink and black.

Other Gift Ideas for Scorpios:
Gifts for little people.
Fashion with Passion

This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.


Laura Bucci said...

Very interesting qualities. Being close to the tail end of Scorpio, it is interesting to see what qualities seem to describe me also.

Alesha Fowlie said...

Thanks for featuring my tile pendant Morgen
I look forward to your new entries in this series, they are so interesting.