Scorpio Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars
Scorpio 11º 39’ ~ Mimosa in Crux in the Southern Cross. 1.2*
Scorpio 11º 52’ ~ Acrux in Crux in the Southern Cross. 0.7
Scorpio 12º 18’ ~ Alphecca in Corona Borealis in the Northern Crown. 2.3
Scorpio 12º 18’ ~ Menkent in the left shoulder of Centaurus the Centaur. 2.3
Scorpio 15º 05’ ~ Zuben Elgenubi in the Southern Scale of Libra. 2.9
Scorpio 19º 22’ ~ Zubenelschemali in the Northern Scale of Libra. 2.7
Scorpio 19º 57’~ Beta Serpens in the Serpens the Serpent. 3.7
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.
Scorpio Decan 2 ~ General Meaning
Scorpio decan 2 is ruled by the Sun and Jupiter (Pisces triplicity). The Sun traverses the constellations of the Southern Cross, the Scales, the Crown and the Serpent from November 2 to 11. Here resides the Zodiac’s James Bonds. This is the zone of spies, femme fatales, spellbinders, game players and depth psychologists and occultists.
Yes I know it sounds abit too much like a stereotypical sun-sign Scorpio interpretation, but this as close as it gets. Scorpio decan 2 conforms most off all to the typical mysterious and secretive Scorpio, but it also has a surprisingly playful side too.
Spiritual Accountants & Poker Faces
You will see that the fixed stars that fall heretotally support this. But typically for our Scorpio, there is even more intrigue below the surface. If Scorpio decan 2 was a game it would be chess, strategic and thoughtful or maybe a murder-mystery like Cluedo.
Having the scales of Libra here gives us more juice to work with. These scales can be measurers used for commerce or the Egyptian balances for weighing the souls of the dead. Equilibrium here is about finding that mid-range of emotions where one is calm and cool. Here we find the famous Scorpio “Poker face.” (Lady Gaga’s moon here.) Inside, the Scorpio decan 2 may be experiencing a tumultuous emotional storm, but on the outside, nothing, not a flicker, awesome…It’s all in the eyes though, the eyes burning into you with such ferocity, but what, what do these folk want, they won’t tell you?!!! How infuriating.
This is when you start doing things for them because they are so ripe for your shadow’s projection. You might feel bullied and overpowered depending how domineering your own personal shadow is, but who is doing that? Them? Well, they aren’t saying anything so how could they be…? Yes, you can read a whole lotta ‘Wuthering Heights’ into that blank stare.
Scorpio decan 2 have the knack of being omnipresent, it feels like they are constantly watching and judging you, like god. Deep in the recesses of their brain, they are making tallys, keeping a scorecard of all the good and bad treatment towards them. In arguments, they can pull out dates and times and even what you were wearing on the day they were ‘wronged’. Scorpio decan 2’s make excellent judges and critics because of their innate ability to weigh up all the odds.
They are also the world’s best hagglers. They know your real best price and can beat you down to it by very skilled non-verbal communication. They start to walk away and you end up chasing them down the street while they secretly smile to themselves. This makes them very skilled merchants and their business sense is outstanding.
However, they are never out to rip you off or scam you since their fair-minded ethics are pretty solid. Of course, there will be a few unscrupulous wheeler and dealers here that will use this stunning ability to their advantage. The unlucky star in Libra’s Southern Scale has a reputation for criminal tendencies. The star Alphecca can cheat in relationships, showing Scorpio’s famous dark side.
My main feeling, when I look at the list of natives, is that these are people who seek justice and truth. Some of them may take the law into their own hands, but fundamentally they fight for the rights of the disadvantaged. The only problem comes when their own judgement is compromised by say a mental illness or addiction problems (Serpens here) which can skew their reasoning.
Their zeal is pretty hard to quash since the Sun and Jupiter ruling this decan give it such power and this is a stubborn fixed sign too. Scorpio decan 2 are natural leaders and arbitrators. It also means they can use logic to mediate their deep and passionate emotions. Balance is everything with this decan. Balancing the books, balance in relationships, give and take.
If they feel you are taking from them in some way, then energetically Scorpio decan 2 will do something to ensure equality. It might not be obvious tit-for-tat though, for example; you may be spending too much of the family income, so they will withdraw emotionally. It’s part of their survival instinct, they have to preserve some part of themselves. They really should just come out and say what’s upsetting them, but that might reveal too much vulnerability. Instead, they leave their partners to figure out the mystery, thinking you really should be able to read their minds.
Scorpio decan 2 needs to remember that unlike themselves, we are not all seers. (Nostradamus’s Moon here). Not all of them will have such impressive prophetic ability, but generally, these folk will have amazingly sharp instinct and intuition.
The Tarot card associated with this decan is surprisingly quite a light-hearted and affectionate one, the six of cups. The imagery in the Rider-Waite card is that of children, a boy offering a gift to a girl. It is an image of childhood memories. This optimistic card is supported by the Sun and Jupiter rulership of this decan. “After times of loss, sadness or despair we often take comfort and solace from familiar places and those we have known the longest, such as old friends and family. We crave what is secure and steady as we have coped with enough change for the moment.” teachmetarot.com
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Scorpio Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars
Acrux 11º and Mimosa 11º, according to the Ebertins, both give “Inventive mind, intuition and wisdom, a grasp for the inner nature of one’s fellow man. The gift of successful investigation of the hidden side of things. A deeply religious nature connected with mystical and theosophical interests.” So these Crucifix stars here fit very comfortably with tropical Scorpios love of the occult.
Scorpio Decan 2 ~ Planets & Angles
Sun Scorpio 2
Alphecca 12º ~ “Active and brilliant mind, self-seeking, subject to scandal that does not affect the position.”  Zuben Elgenubi 15º ~ “ Sickness, loss in business and through fire or speculation, disgrace, ruin, disfavor of superiors, suffers through wrongful accusations, sickness to family.” Zubenelschemali 19º ~ “Great good fortune, high position, transitory difficulties eventually proving beneficial.”The Sun is the ruler of this face so therefore it is very powerful here and will bring out the most positive manifestations of this secretive and intense Scorpio energy. It is not so lucky if the Sun is placed near the star of loss, Zuben Elgenubi, but even in that case there is the opportunity to learn from ones mistakes and redeem oneself if one is truly sorry for ones misdemeanours. Sometimes these folk repent and ‘get god’ after an uninspiring life of materialism and licentiousness.Sun Scorpio 2 are the most skilled poker players and they also make the best undercover cops and spies. They have the great ability to slip between two opposing forces unnoticed. This ability means they are also very intuitive and in some cases also very psychic as they can tune in the space between awake and sleep. In business they do very well, but they are also very fair which wins them respect and a good reputation. The more evolved souls here know deep down that they cannot abuse the power they have, so they possess an innate sense of karma.Those with lower morals can be unscrupulous rascals however! (especially if their Sun is close to Zuben Elgenubi) These scoundrels usually don’t get away with this rotten behaviour for long though, as in the words of John Lennon “Instant Karma’s gonna get you, gonna knock you off your feet” and they will be knocked off their feet quite dramatically. The lucky ones, may experience scandal in their life, but if they quickly payback their dues with good behaviour and remorse, they usually resurrect themselves without any dire consequences.
SUN SCORPIO 2 EXAMPLES: Marie Antoinette, Leon Trotsky, Richard Burton, Vivien Leigh, Grace Kelly, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nigel Havers, Charles Bronson, Joan Sutherland, Hedy Hamarr, Tony Abbott, Billy Graham, Charles Manson, Mackenzie Phillips, Lena Zavaroni, Tatum O’Neal, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore, Anne Hathaway, Sally Field, Roy Rogers, Ennio Morricone, Roseanne Barr, Prodigy, Jack Osbourne, Lulu, Adam Ant, Neil Young, Art Garfunkel, Keith Emerson, Joni Mitchell, Marie Curie, Lynndie England, George Blake, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anna Wintour, Dolph Lundgren, Carl Sagan, Nadia Comaneci.
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