Pluto, Persephone and Scorpio Rose

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Pluto, Persephone And Scorpio Rose

I cannot believe that i have never heard of the Eighties Comic book character Scorpio Rose before.  Launched in 1983, Scorpio Rose made just three appearances – as far as i can ascertain. Fittingly, for a character named Scorpio Rose, her story is thoroughly Plutonic. A gypsy sorceress becomes immortal with super-powers after being sexually assaulted by a demon. Pluto Vibe is very much about the gaining of anti-fragility via trips to dark places. Post-Traumatic Strength Syndrome.

Or is it even more appropriate to say that this is a Persephone theme? As some of you know, the planet currently called Eris is adjacent to Pluto and was originally supposed to be called Persephone. But, as there is an asteroid Persephone, it could not happen. But Persephone, the violated maiden turned Queen of the Underworld, is far more apt. And the story of Scorpio Rose seems to loosely parallel that of Persephone.

Loyal to the Goddess Hecate, she devotes her life to study, magic and keeping esoteric knowledge away from dark forces. She lives a quiet life, in stealth mode, until one day the original demon shows up again, disguised as an eligible book buyer.  At least i think that’s it. Scorpio Rose is legit the first vintage comic i have actually wanted to get my hands on a.s.a.p.  Also, could this comic have just been ahead of its time? I just emailed the creator to learn more and hopefully get some Scorpio Rose comic books.

Check out these strips from the comic! Thoughts?

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scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

yayyyy just won these on ebay! interview, mystic……?

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

cant wait for this interview….

rachelMM Member
rachel

ECLIPSE COMICS!

ZenluciousMM Member
Zenlucious

PTSS! TRUTH! Now changing my vocabulary. Thank you.

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

Post-Traumatic Strength Syndrome this resonates with me. Brilliant. I refuse to be viewed or pitied as a hapless victim. I refuse to live with PTSD.
I love the Persephone and Medusa mythos of a woman wronged and she comes back stronger 10x fold. The archetype of the Femme Fatale.

Jokerman
Jokerman

25 letters in the alfabet

@ms.mystik
@ms.mystik

If your interested in this, also check out Promethea by Alan Moore. It is another occult themed comic with a strong female lead. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for sharing.

babysinclairMM Member
babysinclair

OMG what??? This is so amazing! I want to read this!

BalsamicmoonMM Member
Balsamicmoon

Wow a comic book hero I can relate too! ❤️

ScorpittariusMM Member
Scorpittarius

Wow, this is speaking to me! Thank you!

Pi
Pi

This looks so readable though. Will there now be a mainstreamish comeback for graphic art on esoteric (but actually not esoteric) themes? Post(?)-metoo. So good. X

just1nMM Member
just1n

NEW OBSESSION thanks MM ❤️❤️❤️

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

The demon returning sounds a little like a chiron return for someone with a particularly afflicted natal placement.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Omgoddess all over this !

PiMM Member
Pi

Hmm, I am all for Eris as the planet adjacent to Pluto. For one, at least Persephone isn’t therefore stuck in orbit next to the shadowy git for as long as astronomy exists. Pers gets to bing around as an asteroid instead, that’s about as free as you can get from Pluto surely. Dodged a bullet? Meanwhile Eris gets to surveil the solar system and cast around for a nice shiny apple to inscribe when sufficiently provoked. She’s also handy imho as a role model for confrontational strength that is neither defined nor circumscribed by any man. I feel like… Read more »

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Weird coincidence! I’ve been listening to this tune a lot lately and thinking how it is a contemporary folk retelling of the Persephone myth. “One advantage woman have over man/She can go down to hell and come back again”. The genius that is David Rawlings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K7-pATk6Dc

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

I Love them, David and Gillian, powerful poignant musicians.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Agreed – my favourites x

ScorpintheSky
ScorpintheSky

Love them. But do you think men can’t go to hell and come back again for real? Or are you not taking it so literally?

mememe
mememe

testing

dark starMM Member
dark star

Here 4 this

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

this has just re-doubled my intentions to get a pluto tatt

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

I’ve been contemplating the same.

HowdyhihiMM Member
Howdyhihi

Apparently Kat Yronwode of Lucky Mojo fame was the editor of eclipse comics around that time.

Centauri_ScorpMM Member
Centauri_Scorp

Pretty sure you already ran across this link Mystic:

http://www.steveenglehart.com/comics/scorpio%20rose.html

Coyote Collection 5 seems to contain a reprint of all 3 issues even the unreleased book 3.

Cool Story. I love running across all these ‘old’ weird comics.

RedsonyaMM Member
Redsonya

It looks like Scorpio Rose came back in another life as a warrior nun in 1996 comics by the same comic artist. Check out the Areala comics.

PlutoMoonMM Member
PlutoMoon

LOVE

AriesPiscesLibraMM Member
AriesPiscesLibra

First let me just say holy shit mystic this post just zapped my brain. A few quick thoughts: Louise Gluck has a poetry collection called Averno where she falls deep into the Hades/Persephone myth. ALSO that Death card is from the Thoth deck! And it was my signifier this week! Not a Scorpio, natal Pluto in the first with some serious aspects and now serious transits. Holy Moley. I’m about to watch Preacher, a tv show based on a comic with its own undercurrent of Pluto and I’m also watching Wynona Earp…another tv show based on a comic with a… Read more »

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

Check out Mary Kills People. Very Plutonian positive aspects of dying with dignity. If you like Dexter you’ll like it. It’s dark humor. love it!

Pointy claws
Pointy claws

I swear mystic, you always have just the right vibe for the astro moment. As a scorp mars conjunction Pluto opposite Taurus rising, Scorpio Rose is my kinda trauma turned mystic goddess figure. I enjoy the thought of turning pain into knowledge.

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

Scorpio Rose shares the Persephone and Medusa
Post-Traumatic Strength Syndrome mythos.
I love the myths of women wronged but come back 10 fold. Femme Fatale!

CalidorMM Member
Calidor

I’m a Scorpio who always felt an affinity with Persephone (although as I hadn’t ever heard the name as opposed to reading it I called her Per-se-phone -eek). I was 13 during 1983 and probably would have slept with the Scorpio Rose comics under my pillow had I known of their existence. Thanks very much Mystic

RedsonyaMM Member
Redsonya

As a redhead scorpio with green eyes, I am officially replacing Red Sonya with Scorpio Rose as my comic muse.

Aqua-cap-GeminiMM Member
Aqua-cap-Gemini

Cue a Scorpio Rose Re-birth.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

oh wow i need to track these down!

Alitis17MM Member
Alitis17

Very keen to have a read of this! Love it