I began to write this book during the period of the Coronavirus lockdown in April 2020. There’s something appropriately symbolic about this period in our history and the traditional associations astrologers make with Scorpio, the zodiac sign ruled by Pluto the god of the underworld. Right now, we feel that things will never be the same again, as the human race faces perhaps its greatest threat for generations. The world is being overturned by something that cannot be seen – an invisible, microscopic virus – and yet it is an enemy that wields extraordinary power. If that’s not Pluto in action, I don’t know what is. However, this book is not about the world’s current predicament. If I look to the future, I hope that many of you reading this in years to come will be able to look back at this time through the lens of history rather than current affairs.

This is the first book I’ve completed in my series of books about ‘The Primal Triad’. In your birth chart, the Sun, Moon and Rising sign form the Primal Triad –  the ‘big three’ placements in your natal chart that form the framework of your character, temperament and personality – and in this series of books I’ll be exploring the combinations of Sun, Moon and Rising sign for each zodiac sign.

Those of you with the Sun in Scorpio will, in most cases, have a different Moon sign. You may have spent much of your life wondering why your emotional responses and deepest feelings appear to be out of character with your Scorpio nature. There are also many of you out there who are confused about why you don’t seem to match the dark and brooding Scorpio stereotype – on the surface at least. It’s clear that there is more to being ‘a Scorpio’ than your sign’s stereotype would suggest and that’s why the Sun, Moon and Rising sign are the most important features in your birth chart. How they interact is vitally important to the development of the type of person you become.

The Sun in Scorpio shines at the heart of this book. It is, after all, the primary component of the Scorpio’s Primal Triad. But where does the Sun shine brightest in your life? To answer this, I look at how your Scorpio Sun functions according to its house position. Once you are familiar with your Sun by house position, we examine how your Scorpio Sun combines with your Moon sign to integrate your conscious desires with your emotional needs. I’m sure many of you will be aware that it feels easier for a Scorpio Sun to combine with some Moon signs than others. Understanding and integrating the qualities of your Sun and Moon sign is vitally important to your personal growth and wellbeing – and we have to work with the signs we are born with. Every Scorpio Sun and Moon sign combination is analysed in this book.

We then turn our attention to the final component of Scorpio’s Primal Triad and look at your Scorpio Sun and Rising sign combinations. Your Rising sign is so important as you express your solar nature through this sign – it is the face you present to the world. Some of you may have noticed that your Scorpio passions are easily expressed and some of you may have more difficulty in doing so. Again, I would say, we work with what we have and there is no reason why you should not be able to successfully integrate your solar and ascending sign characteristics.

In this book you will find an analysis of your Scorpio Sun with each Rising sign. Please note, I haven’t gone into the detail of how a natal chart is constructed as I have assumed that you will be familiar with your own birth chart and its planetary placements. However, if you need a copy of your natal chart, I would suggest visiting a website such as www.astro.com where, providing you have your full birth information (date, time and place) your birth chart will be available for free. As you probably know, there are also numerous apps you can download that will do that job too. 

My objective in writing this series of books is to help you understand the complex interactions between your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign and how they form the basis of the unique person you are. This is not necessarily a book for those of you new to astrology, but if you want to build on your existing knowledge of astrology and learn more about yourself in the process, then this is the book for you. 

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© Sara Shipman

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