In 2006 when Jupiter was transiting Scorpio, the Me Too Movement was founded to help survivors of sexual violence. In October 2017, as Jupiter began another transit of Scorpio (it does this every 12 years for one year), the Me Too Movement went viral after allegations of sexual misconduct against movie producer Harvey Weinstein were made public.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign ruled by Pluto which has traditionally been associated with deep emotional involvement, intimacy, sex, taxes and death. That’s pretty intense stuff.
What’s the connection between sex, death and taxes?
The connection is that you are energetically penetrated by another. Taxes – who said the government could take money out of our paychecks before we receive it? Death – no more you – the universe has penetrated “you.” And sex is the physical merging of two separate entities.
When we allow penetration, it is called sex or intimacy (of course, not all sex is intimacy). When we share money, such as a joint bank account, we’re allowing our energetic earnings to be shared by another.
When Scorpio activities are unwanted, then we have crime – rape, molestation, burglary, fraud, forced entry, etc.
In 1991 when Clarence Thomas was being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, law professor Anita Hill accused him of sexual misconduct. In 1991 (when Pluto was transiting Scorpio) as in 2006 and 2017 we find that it’s quite common for females to have experienced threatening, unwanted sexual advances.
Focusing on sexual assault is highly important for women. Yet, astrology can teach us that focusing on sexual assault only may be only half of the equation.
In the horoscope, there are twelve “houses” or areas of life. The 8th house is where Scorpio energies play. If you have sun the 8th house, you probably are an intimate person who loves emotional connection and sharing. Yet if you have Saturn in the 8th, in contrast, intimacy and sharing are an issue.
Opposite the 8th house is the 2nd house – a polarity. So if the 8th house is intimacy, the 2nd house is physical separateness. The 8th house is joint finances; the 2nd personal finances and where we are self-reliant. The 8th house is death; the 2nd house, the physical body.
The second house is ruled by Taurus/Venus. In my mind, Taurus is ruled by the earth itself and represents physical life, physical property and self-reliance. Through those activities, we define our values.
Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein could get away with 8th house crimes because of 2nd house wealth. These energies are connected. Had they been poor, they might have faced justice much sooner.
Women’s focus on sexual rights is important, but misses the connection of financial influence. As women gain more 2nd house economic parity, they will have more chance of successfully fighting 8th house sexual issues.
In addition to focus on sexual rights, women should also focus on increasing wealth among women and for labor draws a high percentage of females. Otherwise, we’ll be talking about this again every 12 years when Jupiter transits Scorpio.