Plant Horoscope > ScorpioBy Alex Butova, the Witch of Herbs and Cats
Fixed Star - Antares - Alpha Scorpii is an eye-catching star, shining with a distinctive bright red sparkle on northern summer evenings. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s a red beacon in winter evening skies. It’s the brightest star in the zodiacal constellation which has figured prominently in the sky lore of ancient cultures. The name seems to come from a Greek phrase meaning “rival of Ares” (i.e., rival of the planet Mars) and was probably given because of the star’s color and brightness. The traditional Arabic name of Alfa Scorpii is Qalb al-Aqrab - the Scorpion’s Heart.
Antares appears as a single star when viewed with the naked eye, but it is actually a binary star, with its two components called Alfa Scorpii A (Antares A) and Alfa Scorpii B (Antares B). The brighter of the pair is Antares A, the red supergiant, while Antares B appears a profound blue or bluish-green color, in contrast to the orange-red Antares A.
The small and not-so-bright Antares B is pretty hard to see in the night sky unless you're a professional astronomer. This star can sometimes be observed with a small telescope for a few seconds while Antares A is hidden by the Moon
Star-ruler of the house - PLUTO
Element - AQUA
Talisman Plant - Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
Scorpio is the "hottest" among aquatic, and among the other signs of the Zodiac, perhaps, second only to the fiery signs - Leo, Aries and Sagittarius. But if they have this fire of creation, then the Scorpio fire is the fire of destruction. The ruler of his house, Pluto, at the physical, cellular level regulates the process of creation and destruction, death and revival, then at the emotional level Scorpio is left to himself and seethes with passions, suffering from them, first of all, himself.
They are secretive and never show all their cards, their enigmatic nature is what makes them so seductive and beguiling. Scorpio is the sign most closely associated with sex: The part of the body that Scorpio governs is the genital area. Sex isn't solely about pleasure for these sensual humans. They also crave the physical closeness, spiritual illumination, and emotional intimacy which the sex can provide.
Overindulgence of this sexual energy often leads Scorpio to self-destruction and doom. Since Scorpio is smart, he understands this, but not always can tames himself on his own.
On a good day, Scorpion energy is ambitious and enticing. On a bad day, however, the shadowy side of Scorpio is fueled by a relentless desire for control. Power-hungry Scorpios must remember that if controlled by their egos, they are at risk of poisoning themselves. This sign is at its best when that intrinsic intensity is applied to deep, soulful connections with friends and lovers. When they build trust with others, Scorpios demonstrate unparalleled empathy, depth, and commitment that brighten even the darkest parts of Scorpio’s magical psyche.
Scorpio's passionate nature, almost always influenced by the "older" star - Antares A, responds to the pure, refracted, clear light coming from the "younger" savior star, Antares B. And this light makes these non-identical dual natures unusually tender and sensitive. Somewhere deep inside.
Plants that, by the way, Scorpio loves very much, can provide invaluable assistance to this sign. Plants are able to calm Scorpio, transfer his attention and passionate energy to himself and transform it, directing it into a creative direction.
Scorpio is an aesthete. He loves flowers - unusual, bright, large - and lovingly grows them if he has such an opportunity. Their favorite plants, despite all their effectiveness, are often unpretentious and can grow in the most unfavorable conditions. They are characterized by the presence of spines and thorns, as well as tough, rough leaves.
Of particular importance in the sensual relationships of Scorpio with plants is the smell to which this sign is extremely sensitive. An unpleasant (personally for him) smell can disgust him, pleasant - calm anger and jealousy, and the aromas of some plants can affect Scorpio as an aphrodisiac. In addition, strong odors contribute to the elimination of accumulated toxic and carcinogenic substances from the Scorpio body.
Scorpio prefers mix of spices that have deep complex smells: all types of pepper, tarragon, coriander, oregano, thyme, nutmeg. The Camphor basil (Plectranthus hadiensis tomentosus) is most pleasant to him, whose rich smell is harmoniously combined with the strong sensual nature of this sign. Pomergranate (Punica granatum) plays a special role in Scorpio life. Bright beautiful red flowers, fruits full of red grains and life-giving juice, make this tree - a thousand-year-old symbol of fertility and passion a real panacea for our heroes.
Pomegranate (Punica granatum), Theobroma Cacao, Avocado, Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi), Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Ficus carica - Figs, Cup of Gold (Solandra grandiflora), Aglaia odorata (Chinese Perfume Plant), Amorphophallus konjak (Voodoo Lily), Bombax ceiba (Red Kapok tree), Bougainvillea, Butea monosperma (Flame of the Forest), Hibiscus schizopetalus (Coral Hibiscus), Hibiscus mutabilis Cotton Candy (Mallow Hibiscus), Blighia sapida (Akee tree), Hylocereus sp. (Pitaya Dragon Fruit), Malpighia glabra (Barbados Cherry, Acerola), Morus sp. (Mulberry tree), Psidium guajava (Guava tree), Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Orchid), Piper nigrum (Black pepper) and other Piper plants.
Theobroma Cacao (Chocolate tree)
Cup of Gold (Solandra grandiflora)
Butea monosperma (Flame of the Forest)
Hibiscus schizopetalus (Coral Hibiscus)