Scorpio energy can strive to manipulate others in order to get what it needs. It is not violent and aggressive, but perceptive, sneaky and penetrating. It goes through our defense system without us even realizing we gave it permission to enter. With Scorpio, we find ourselves in it’s possessive embrace with no idea how we got there. But there is one astrological entity that can run to our aid. It is the energy of Taurus, the fierce stability, the stubborn persistence, the everlasting commitment to our values.
Knowing what we stand for, what we value, what we need and what we plan to get from this existence is the best tool in dealing with manipulative energies. We don’t need to defend or fight for our beliefs. No, that’s not the Taurian way. The only way to avoid manipulation is not to join their game, not go into the battlefield they set up. Not go into their territory, just stubbornly stay in our place, confirming, again and again, what is what we are, what is what we value, and what are the rules by which we live. We confirm our truth by living life our way, not paying attention to outside influences, to those sweet-talking, luring temptations that only want to entrap us and suck our vital force for their enjoyment.
And then, vice versa, we have to become aware when we become that Scorpio vulture, when we try to play mind games and toy with emotions of others just so we can satisfy our lust.
The game of Scorpio and Taurus is a game that teaches us respect for mutual boundaries, gives us the power to acknowledge the deepest emotions of others and shows us the balance between intensity and ordinariness. Through that game we gain understanding of the beauty of deep connection to our ordinary selves.