Like 'Sophie's Choice', Scorpio 29 describes a situation that presents an impossible challenge. Imagine an Incan king , presiding over a ritual of human sacrifice. The squaw is the mother of the sacrificial children. Up against such inflexible powers that be, all she can do is plead for the lives of her children.
In less dramatic terms, Scorpio 29 will often manifest as encountering seemingly impossible situations, reducing one to helpless/powerless entreaty to somehow change the circumstance to something more workable. An individual with placements here may tend to perceive their own circumstance as unworkable... impossible... and therefore emotionally express anguish on a frequent basis.
In today's Sabian Sage daily, I presented this symbol and the day's planetary presentation, as an allegory of Plead and Pleasing. The intent is to point out the close quarters within one feel trapped, but even more, the possibility of working the situation into a more pleasing form.
We might add that anguished pleading may or may not work as well. But the gentler 'Pleasing' in the allegory, finds some wiggle room.
Notice the themes within the other Fixed sign symbols: Taurus; Leo & Aquarius.
The 'cobbler' Taurus degree indicates stones which when placed in a cobblestone road for example, are tightly fitted. The 'mermaid' of Leo 29 is a symbol emphasizing the tight skin that a mermaid is said to shed when moving from the emotional waters of the sea onto the arid atmosphere of land.
Aquarius 29 'Butterfly emerging from a chrysalis' points to the tight confines of a cocoon from which the butterfly must wiggle and squirm to emerge from. The manner of all the fixed 29 degree symbols contrast hardness... stone or cobble... with gentle movements that slowly bring about a pleasing emergence from a tight spot.
The impossibility' of the perceived challenge is replaced, changed through a specific manner of acting... such a slightly wiggling... or attitude... finding a pleasing manner or comportment that may soften the hard and fast rule.
This is reminiscent of Hexagram 10, Treading... treading on the tail of the tiger. The Hexagram depicts a situation where attitude, comportment gentle and respectful, pliant yet resolute, can win the day even when dealing with seemingly inflexible powers.