Thursday, October 23, 2014

Scorpio the Reborn

"The Zodiac, Scorpio" by Erte

"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."
--Albert Camus, author and Scorpio.

Many modern Pagans prefer to pick names based on astrological signs. Yes, I know I just finished doing a series of posts very similar to this on the old blog, but this time I'm not limiting myself to thirteen names. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names by K. M. Sheard is an excellent resource for finding names to go with specific astrological signs, so if you want even more options than the ones I list here go find that book.

Today the sun switches to a sign that is very dear to my heart since most of my astrological chart is almost nothing but Scorpio and Aries. Scorpio lasts roughly from October 23 to November 23. This sign is symbolized by the scorpion, but also the eagle. In the olden days, Scorpio was associated with death and was therefore an unlucky sign to be born under. It's not for nothing that the height of Scorpio's power is on Samhain. Since then, we've become more enlightened and Scorpio now represents rebirth. Scorpio is the most fiery of the water signs. People born under this sign are known for their intense emotions and for embracing the darker side of life. Their personalities can be very catlike in that they do what they want to do when they want to do it. Scorpios also have a tremendous amount of power, and are not easily intimidated. On the negative side, they can be pessimistic and overly serious. Once they learn optimism, they can have amazing regenerative energy.

Death/rebirth names:

Phoenix
Wren
Viva ("live")
Osiris
Pluto
Persephone
Dusk
Dawn
Chrysalis
Jivan ("life")
Ambrose ("immortal")
Raven
Zoe ("life")
Valkyrie
Anastasia ("resurrection")
Isis
Isadora
Isidro
Serpentine
Vivienne ("alive")

Water and (to a lesser extent) fire names:

River
Ocean
Oceanus
India ("river")
Rain
Delphine ("dolphin, womb")
Delphino
Coral
Coraline
Tempest ("storm")
Rosmerta ("great provider")
Coventina
Mortimer ("still water")
Lotus
Tallulah ("leaping waters")
Merlin ("sea fortress")
Kittiwake
Undine ("wave")
Dover ("the waters")
Rumi ("current/flow" or "water")
Leviathan ("sea monster")
Ember
Draco

Time names:

October
Octave
Octavia
Octavian
November
Autumn
Autumnus
Hachi ("eight," because it's the eighth sign.)

Red, blue, and green names:

Roux
Ruby
Auburn
Fox
Blue
Azure
Turquoise
Sappho ("sapphire")
Forest
Jade
Viridian ("green")
Emerald
Midori ("green")

Attribute names:

Belladonna ("beautiful woman")
Secret
Rune ("secret")
Constant
Constance
True
Truly
Fortuna ("fortunate, lucky")
Maeve ("intoxicating")
Pia ("pious")
Mohandas ("bewitching")
Mohan
Boniface ("good fate")
Theodoric ("ruler of the people")
Velda ("power, rule")
Odysseus ("to hate")
Ulysses
Odin ("inspiration, rage, frenzy")
Vera ("true")
Verabel
Verity
Perseverance

Other ideas:

Opal
North
Wolf
Wolfgang
Marceline
Berry
Natalie
Thor
Thora
Faline
Cloud
Lulu
Aquilo
Caspian
Bryony
Lorelei
Audra
Howard
Firebrace
Edward
Chester
Alexander
Alexandra
Alastair
Ivy
Katherine
Whisper
Eve
Balthazar
Faramond

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