Blessed be the onset of Scorpio season.
Ruled by the planet Pluto, the eighth sign of the zodiac is associated with themes of sex, death, magic, shadow work, regeneration, inheritance and the pursuit of success and acquisition of power at all costs.
Unsurprisingly, America’s most famed family is a veritable mess of Scorpio placements.
Born on Nov. 5, 1955, Kris is the Scorpionic matriarch of the family.
Kris allegedly orchestrated the leaking of daughter Kim’s infamous sex tape in a purported bid to increase visibility and opportunities for the young star and her siblings.
Wielding sex as a weapon in the campaign for fame? Pure Scorpio power play.
Retired Olympian and full-time Scorpio Caitlyn Jenner was born on Oct. 28, 1949.
Caitlyn’s Scorpio sun falls in her first house. As AstroFix.com reports, “With the Sun in Scorpio in the first house, you discover personal power through laser focus on your complex image and persona. Your central purpose is to be transformed by how you feel about the way you look, thereby penetrating your own social mask to exude an authentic presence.”
Caitlyn’s journey to transgender womanhood is emblematic of this search for personal power and the Scorpio propensity for profound transformation.
Born on Oct. 21, 1980, Kim falls on the cusp — or dividing days — between the zodiac signs of Libra and Scorpio.
Known colloquially as the cusp of drama and criticism, the Libra/Scorpio apex blends the elements of air and water and the personality traits of brutal honesty and sharp judgment.
Kim — currently in the throes of a divorce from husband Kanye West — recently spun those forces together into comedic gold during her turn as host of “Saturday Night Live,” fearlessly taking shots at herself and her famous family. These cusps have the propensity to be both vain and vindictive, as exhibited in Kim’s throwing Instagram shade at carnivores following her conversion to veganism and describing herself as being “so much more than that reference photo my sisters showed their plastic surgeon.”
At its highest power, this cusp marries the intense determination of Scorpio with the Libran quest for justice, demonstrated by Kim’s push for prison reform and campaigning for the passing of a bipartisan bill to acknowledge the Armenian genocide.
Kylie, the youngest of the crew was born on August 10, 1997, making her a limelight-lapping Leo with a Scorpio moon.
In astrology, the position of the moon in the birth chart indicates our emotional needs and our approach to meeting them. According to LiveAbout.com, “When Scorpio inhabits the moon, there’s a powerful sexuality felt by others, as well as a strong need for catharsis. Sometimes primal desires can eclipse all other emotional truths and lead people into dangerous situations.”
Kylie’s pull towards the dark and darkly sexy was made manifest in recent advertisements for her Kylie Cosmetics x A Nightmare on Elm Street collaboration. In an ominous video clip, Kylie can be seen nude and dripping in blood, the preferred condition of the Scorpio spirit.
Khloé, the sole Cancer in the family band, came to be on June 27, 1984, bringing with her the fury of a Scorpio Mars.
In the birth chart Mars, named for the god of war, represents our active energy, ambition and sex drive. As EverydayHealth.com writes, “The person who has Mars in Scorpio is compulsive and intense. He or she tends to explode when angry and finds it difficult to forgive and forget.” Mars in Scorpio folk like Koko are drawn into intense love affairs but find themselves easily and deeply wounded by their mates. For Khloé, those wounds have materialized as accusations of infidelity in her relationships with exes Tristan Thompson and Lamar Odom.
That trademark anger is often directed by the famously outspoken Khloé not towards the perpetrators of her heartbreak but to haters and naysayers on Twitter. EverydayHealth.com continues: “This person is passionate and seductive and has a tendency toward all-or-nothing extremes. The strong sexual energy Mars in Scorpio people possess is sometimes channeled into more productive pursuits and these people have the energy, drive and determination to achieve what they want.”
Khloé has effectively channeled that prodigious energy into her own “revenge body” and has inspired others to do the same through her 2017 to 2019 E! series of the same name. Good looks as vengeance and actualization through aesthetic transformation? All in keeping up with the Scorpionic vibes.
Kendall Jenner was born on Nov. 3, 1995, under the sun sign of Scorpio, radiating its dark power through her seventh house of partnerships.
As AstroFix.com reports, “With the Sun in Scorpio in the seventh house, you discover personal power by being a trusted healing partner and friend to others. Your central purpose is to be transformed through significant relationships that require that you learn to see eye-to-eye. You build confidence through being an emotional tuning fork to other people’s personalities.”
Kendall appears to be the least combative, most compassionate of her familial lot and reportedly boasts an expansive and very, very rich friend group that includes Justin Bieber, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Fai Khadra, Harry Styles and fellow Scorpio Willow Smith. AstroFix.com continues: “You shine when you show that you have the emotional strength to handle complex relationship interactions with zero manipulation or power games. You’ll know you’ve become extreme when everyone in your life is to blame for your problems and somehow they’ve all done you wrong through no fault of your own.”
This extremity — and aversion to accepting responsibility — is exhibited in Jenner’s response to the controversy surrounding her problematic endorsements of 818 Tequila
Eldest Kardashian sister Kourtney was born April 18, 1979, making her an Aries with Uranus in Scorpio in her eighth house of transformation.
As I.TheHorscope states, “The Uranus Scorpio is one of the most determined and gritty individuals of the zodiac. They will fight for their ideals until the end, against any odds and will overcome any challenges. Perseverant and innovative in thinking, they come up with brilliant ideas that offer them great opportunities, solutions to problems, but also possess some degree of risk involved.”
For a concrete example of inherently risky behavior, I bring you the entirety of Kourt’s relationship with Scott Disick. “They may have to take some leaps of faith, and sometimes, they end up in shambles after a near-miss, with some wounds to take care of,” I.TheHoroscope continues. “However, the spirit is endless and immutable. Nothing can hope to diminish its fierce intensity.”
Amid family upheaval, her breakup with Disick and the challenges of co-parenting with him, Kardashian has proved indomitable in her approach to life and open-hearted when it comes to true love — two pillars of the Scorpio spirit.
If that wasn’t enough Plutonian power for one family, consider this: Should the gods of love continue to bless the coupling of newly engaged, black-clad, public make-out champions Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian, then Travis — born Nov. 14, 1975 — will be the clan’s latest and greatest Scorpio addition.
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently reports back on planetary configurations and their effect on each zodiac sign. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled a variety of artists and performers, as well as extensively chronicled her experiences while traveling. Among the many intriguing topics she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girls guide” to strip clubs and the “weirdest” foods available abroad.