Scorpio: The Bookstrologist Recommends

Scorpio, you're known for being fearless, determined and strategic. You're fierce and the type of leader that isn't deterred by danger. We recommend you check out the accessible, informative and illustrated She Came to Slay about the life of Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born into slavery, escaped and went on to lead dozens of slaves to freedom as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. She also worked as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. 

The always-inquisitive Scorpio will probe any number of topics and doesn't shy away from dark, morbid or taboo subjects. Scorpios are certain to enjoy the books of author and mortician Caitlin Doughty. Doughty talks frankly and entertainingly about the "death industry" and is an advocate for death acceptance and reform in Western funeral practices. Check out From Here to Eternity, which explores death customs from around the world.

One Scorpio who embodied the creative power and deep emotional intensity that Scoprios are known for is author and poet Sylvia Plath. Pick up Red Comet: The Short Life And Blazing Art Of Sylvia Plath, a new and illuminating comprehensive examination of Plath's life and work.

For fiction, we think Scopios will admire the bright, curious and willful protagonist in Hild, a fictional account of the woman who would become Saint Hilda, one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. This is a moving and engaging fictional portrait, and intuitive Scorpios will also appreciate the mysticism in the book.

Secretive and dark Scorpio will also enjoy Tokarczuk's brooding fable-like mystery Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, which features an elderly Polish recluse in a rural community where a number of strange murders take place. Incorporating Blake, astrology, nature and a surprising ending, this is a taut, subversive and satisfying novel.

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