And those are the good ones! The rest, we just file under “Well, that was a waste of my time!”
The zodiacal diversity (or perversity) in our approaches towards attachment and separation suggests that not everyone will process endings in the same way. Case in point, Scorpio. This sign can go to two different extremes: never letting go, or burning an ex’s memory to the ground. All fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), in fact, are resistant to change, but Scorpio — being an intensely emotional water sign — conjures up the image of prying a beloved object from one’s cold, dead hands. The Scorpion loves so deeply that it’s hard to excise an ex from its heart.
But that’s exactly what’s needed. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, planet of resurrection and regeneration. The phoenix rising from the ashes is one of Scorpio’s iconic images, for to be reborn, one must die. In the context of letting go and moving on, this sign relishes ex-arson like no other. (No, I don’t mean setting one’s old lover on fire!) The incineration of the attachment of Scorpio to their ex must be complete. This process requires that all vestiges of the ex — photos, memorabilia, neural impressions — be excavated and then thrown on a bonfire fueled by Scorpio’s obsessive insistence on removing all traces of evidence at the scene of the crime.