Name your Scorpio
horse "Lassie," and she still won't
want to lick your face.
So now the Sun has entered Scorpio (Fri. Oct 23-Sat Nov. 21st). Once upon a time it marked that stage of the year when people began spending more time indoors than out, huddled by a cheerful fire.
Nowadays we huddle round the television sets. I always love those hokey horse-lover westerns where the hero or heroine is about to be done in by the Bad Guy, when suddenly hero's faithful steed clatters into the barn, and the last thing we see is Bad Guy falling backwards into the stall, while faithful horse rears up and down with sounds of trampling and righteous nickers. These movies are written by the Walt Disney school of animal behavior, but hey, if we wanted reality we'd go muck out a barn.
I know horse people who swear their horse *would* rush to their defense should it ever be required. These people usually have a healthy dose of Cancer in their charts--Cancerians tend towards a "Timmy & Lassie," view of the world, which is why they're so devastated when other people in their life prove to have more complex motives than television collies. (If we're in a relationship with a Cancerian, channeling Lassie every now and then will help keep the home fires burning warmly; just keep the panting to a minimum or our efforts may be misconstrued).
If a horse were to gallop in and trample the Bad Guy, that horse may well be one born between (approximately) October 24th and November 22nd, when Sun is in Scorpio. Scorpio's do not like it when others mess with their stuff! A Scorpio horse is territorial. They don't usually need to get out the heavy artillery though. Scorpio horses, like Scorpio people, get the point across by freezing the opposition with one cold, hard glare.
When not playing Medusa a Scorpio's eyes are among the most beautiful in the zodiac; deep wells of inscrutable passion. It's not a passion like the Aries horses' passion though, flung all over the place willy-nilly and for any reason; Scorpio is stoic. Best not to reveal strengths or weaknesses so as to keep the advantage.
Scorpio horses don't request respect, they demand it, and this horse requires a confident rider who doesn't mind being tested--because the Scorpio horse will test you. They want a rider they can respect, so be willing to meet the challenge. And don't go baby talking and kissy-kissying your Scorpio horse in public unless you want her to dump you on the way home.
Scorpio horses make spectacular endurance and event horses; they enjoy having their mettle fully tested and like activities that let them use their bravery (okay, their desire for domination) to openly defeat rivals.
In 2009 Scorpio horses experienced many changes on the home front and may have had some trouble maintaining their position in the herd. Better news in 2010 though, as the stars favor accomplishment in competitive games as well as finishing up some significant realm of training. And while it's no more true that Scorpio horses spend all their time thinking about sex than it is true of Scorpio people (both also spend significant time thinking up ways of manipulating themselves into positions of greater power in the herd), foals will be a more prominent part of the Scorp horse's life in 2010 as well.