Scorpio Season: A Look at the Orisha, Oya; the Lunar Eclipse, and Liver Health

Happy Scorpio Szn ~

If these past two years of living through a pandemiii have taught us anything, it’s taught us that the only constant in change. In that same respect, this Scorpio season is bringing more of that energy. Transformative shifts are in the mix from Oct 23rd- Nov 21st. As leaves fall and Mama Earth goes into rest mode for the next few months….we are in a sense, mirroring the same shifts.

Scorpio energy reminds us that in order for us to transform and transcend, we've gotta do some shedding and releasing ourselves. Just as destruction leads to creation, we have to be willing to make peace with what needs to be released so we can forgive those shadows and move on. Clearing these old attachments can help us to nurture and ground into regenerating new, intentional forms in this next cycle. 

Scorpio Season Brings Depth and Shadows

Oya Scorpio Season

In my belief system, Scorpio is associated with the Orisha, Oya. She is the ruler of the eighth house (The 8th House in astrology rules birth, death, sex, transformation, mystery, and money.)

Oya is the Orisha of the winds and storms. She is a powerful force in nature that can change the face of Earth. She embodies tornadoes and twisters that uproot trees and houses with her destructive winds. This powerful Orisha is also responsible for helping to carry spirits of the newly departed into the spirit realm. Side note-- last year, 2020, that wild ass 365 days was ruled by Oya. Mhmmm….. 

Scorpios are unafraid to go where most folks are willing to...they go deep into the subconscious and waters of the unknown. They can move between realms and are usually natural healers, counselors, and shamans, carrying messages from the other side for us all to hear. 

There is no coincidence that the veil in between realms is so thin during this season. This is high time for ancestral work, dreamwork, and deep manifestation work.

Prepare for Eclipse Season 


Scorpio season also marks the beginning of eclipse season, with the first being a lunar eclipse happening on the full moon in Taurus, 11/19. What even IS a lunar eclipse, you ask? A Lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the Earth's shadow. This can only happen when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly aligned with Earth between the other two and- only on the night of a full moon. 

Something VERY interesting to note-- The eclipses happening over the next 2 years will be on the Taurus- Scorpio axis. Taurus is a reliable earth sign and Scorpio is a passionate water sign. These eclipses will push us to put in the work to make our dreams come true and understand which relationships are worth our time and energy & which ones gotta gooo. An eclipse helps to illuminate our karmic path- it opens new doors by sometimes slamming others shut. There may be some abrupt changes and shifts occurring but….be thankful that the universe cares enough to help you see so that you may pivot. 

Take Care of Your Liver and Gut This Season

(* Taking a deeeep breath*) So liiike, Scorpio season is a lot y’all. But do not fret- we’re here to help you ground and offer some supportive tools! We’re all traversing these crazy waters together, trust.

During any shedding season and transformation period, it can be emotionally taxing- things are changing, we are grieving the shifts, striving to feel mentally clear and also be present & grounded. Our body keeps score of these feelings and these particular feelings can show up in our liver and our gut. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) The Liver rules Digestion and the processing of nutrients. It is also the place in our bodies where anger, depression, grief, and the below physical symptoms are held:

  • Emotions: Anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness, and being “hot-headed”
  • Liver function: Involved in the smooth flow of energy and blood throughout the body; regulates bile secretion and stores blood; is connected with the tendons, nails, and eyes
  • Symptoms of liver imbalance: Menstrual pain, headache, irritability, inappropriate anger, dizziness, dry, red eyes, and other eye conditions, and tendonitis
  • Liver conditions: Liver qi stagnation, liver fire

So be sure to keep your emotions in check and do what you can to keep your energy flowing. Whether its through yoga, drinking herbal teas, or journaling, there are are quite a few ways to tap back into your body and work through feelings that sit in our liver.