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Greetings from the underworld, also known as Scorpio season! Scorpio is commonly known for its more controversial traits – jealous, seductive, possessive, obsessive, etc. But there’s so much to admire about the eighth zodiac sign. Scorpios are passionate, mysterious creatures who aren’t afraid of calling someone out on their bullshit. They create some of the best art and can dig up the most hidden secrets.

Scorpio can be intensely deep, but it’s a natural departure after the airy frivolity of Libra and before the expansive flightiness of Sagittarius. Frank Ocean, Anna Wintour, Kris Jenner, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bill Gates were all born under the Scorpio constellation and have a tight grip on what really goes on in their private life.

This November might feel a little heavier due to a watery Mercury retrograde (back up your electronics, be wary of contracts, but live your life). The retrograde can work to an advantage though – Scorpio season is the perfect time to hunker down and get reflective as the days grow colder and darker in the northern hemisphere. Scorpio encourages us to ask, what do we need to let go of in order to evolve? Where are we gripping too tightly in our life?

We all have a little (or a lot) of Scorpio in our charts, so it’s time to channel our inner Scorpions and get ready to transform with this curated gift guide fit for the sign. For more astrology content, revisit our shopping survival guide for Libra season.

Bang & Olufsen H4 Over-Ear Headphones

H4 Over-Ear Headphones

Bang & Olufsen

from $299
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The list of Scorpio musicians could go on forever – Drake, Lorde, SZA, Frank Ocean, Bjork, Katy Perry, Neil Young, Miranda Lambert, and Joni Mitchell are just the tip of the iceberg. You can count on a Scorpio to not only have access to their deepest feelings, but the ability to channel them into groundbreaking art. A nice pair of headphones can help you tune out the world and get in your feelings with Blonde or Blue.

Saturdays x Everlast Boxing Gloves

Everlast Boxing Gloves

Saturdays NYC

$110
Buy at Saturdays NYC

In modern astrology, Scorpio’s associated with Pluto, but before Pluto was discovered Scorpio was traditionally ruled by Mars. Mars-ruled signs (Aries and Scorpio) could benefit from an exercise practice that allows them to release their excess energy and aggression, such as boxing.

Warby Parker Tate Sunglasses

Tate Sunglasses

Warby Parker

$145
Buy at Warby Parker

Scorpios want to tell you how they feel, not have you guess how they’re feeling! Keep up your allure of mystery with these Warby Parker sunglasses, designed by double Scorpio Chloe Sevigny.

Boy Smells Unmentionables Brief

White Brief

Boy Smells

$25
Buy at Boy Smells

Each zodiac sign rules a different body part and it’s not a surprise that Scorpio rules the sacral center, the reproductive system, and the sex organs. Now’s the time to invest in a few new pairs of nice undergarments, like Boy Smells’ soft cotton unisex boxers and briefs.

Cold Picnic Muff Bathmat

Muff Bathmat

Cold Picnic

$60
Buy at Need Supply

Scorpio rules the sacral center and the sex organs, so spruce up your bathroom with this subtle nod to Scorpio’s domain on the body.

Nanushka Lou Scrunchie Set

Lou Set of Two Vegan Leather Hair Ties

Nanushka

$70
Buy at NET-A-PORTER

Scorpio may not be as flashy as attention-grabbing Leo, but they still want to catch your eye! A premium hair accessory like this set of vegan leather scrunchies is the perfect way to get you noticed without trying too hard.

Slip Silk Pillowcase

Pure Silk Pillowcase

Slip

$105
Buy at Nordstrom

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All three of the water signs need to make sure they’re getting enough sleep, a time when they can let their subconscious run wild and recharge from the stress of the waking world. Scorpio is especially inclined toward the nocturnal, so level up your sleeping situation with a new silk pillowcase or eye mask.

Boscia Black Charcoal Face Mask

Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask

Boscia

from $34
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Scorpios like to dredge up what’s hidden below the surface, figuratively or literally. Boscia’s black charcoal mask gives you the satisfaction of peeling it off and seeing what it pulled out from deep within your pores.

‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ by Caitlin Doughty

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Caitlin Doughty

$10
Buy at amazon

Caitlin Doughty’s memoir about working in a crematory and her fascination with death is the ultimate book for Scorpios. It’s at times gruesome, tear-jerking, LOL-inducing, and eye-opening, just like your favorite Scorpio.

Susan Alexandra Scorpio Bag

Scorpio Bag

Susan Alexandra

$385
Buy at Susan Alexandra

Susan Alexandra specializes in bright, cheery accessories but she’s also a Scorpio, so also knows how to take a trip to the dark side. Her Scorpio bag is the perfect purse for reminding the world that there’s hidden depths to your personality.

Treuleben Journal L

Journal L

TREULEBEN

$78
Buy at Totokaelo

Virgo and Scorpio are the natural investigators of the zodiac wheel, but Scorpio gets a leg up for being especially passionate and zeroed in when they want to get to the bottom of something. Every Scorpio could use a good journal to keep track of their journalist-worthy discoveries.

Red Snakeskin Vans for Opening Ceremony

Snake Lampin Sneaker

Vans for Opening Ceremony

$75
Buy at Opening Ceremony

The snake doesn’t show up in Western Astrology, but it’s a close companion to the scorpion with their ability to shed old skin and their occasionally poisonous venom. Give a subtle nod to the shape-shifting creatures with these Snakeskin Vans for Opening Ceremony, especially in a fiery red.

Diptyque Benjoin Candle

Benjoin Candle

diptyque

from $51
Where to shop

After social Libra season, it’s time to nest and set the ambiance in your own home! Diptyque’s Benjoin candle is more obscure than the well-known Feu de Bois and Baies scents and can turn any home into a dusky woods-like den.

b-vibe x Zoe Ligon Bump Texture Plug

Bump Texture Plug

b-Vibe

$90
Buy at b-Vibe

Did you think you could make it through a Scorpio guide without one sex toy? Retreat to your lair and try out a textured, vibrating plug by yourself, or with someone else.

Iris Oracle Deck

Iris Oracle Deck

Spirit Speak

$48
Buy at Myths of Creation

If you’ve been meaning to get into tarot or astrology, reclusive Scorpio season is a great time to pick up a spiritual practice. Mary Evan’s’ Iris Oracle Deck is a great place to start – it’s an intricate deck that’s more straightforward than tarot and provides plenty of spiritual guidance.

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Words by Emily Thompson