Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)
Your ruling planet Mars is now storming through fire sign, Sagittarius, ruling your money, your possessions and your self-worth. This is an excellent month to focus on finances and to put energy into spending money or earning money, whichever is most relevant to you.
There is a speculative nature to Mars in Sagittarius and you may find you’re more willing to take risks or invest your money. Adventure and knowledge are linked to Sagittarius so this would be an excellent month to start a savings plan if you want to travel or commit to a course of study.
Mars has a relatively free run through Sagittarius this month apart from a potential conflict with the planet Neptune on the 17th. This muddies the waters and it isn’t a good date to spend, invest or gamble. Neptune is linked to illusion. Sometimes what you think is a good deal turns out not to be. Don’t allow yourself to be lead astray, fooled or seduced mid-month.
Otherwise, you’re wise to focus on money and, in particular, work out where your values lie. What’s of most importance to you right now in your life? Is it what you own, is it what you experience? Get clear about your priorities.
It’s also an excellent month to look at your pricing if you offer a service or product or consider whether you’re being paid what you’re worth, whatever your profession. This will become more important next month when you can implement what you learn this month.
Seeds that are sown now can prove fruitful later this year or even next year and this Mars’ transit may turn out to be more significant than you realise. This is because of what’s been happening in the star sign Sagittarius and your money sector. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, you had the taskmaster of the heavens, Saturn, in Sagittarius. This is often a time of hardship or, at the very least, you need to work hard to reap your rewards.
Saturn has now moved on and, in November 2018, is replaced by big planet Jupiter. Jupiter enters Sagittarius on November 8th and remains here until late 2019. As Jupiter is the planet of abundance, this could be a truly wealthy period in your life.
It may be that the seeds that are sown this month and the decisions you make about saving, spending, earning reap your rewards later in the year and into 2019.
The other star sign that’s pivotal in the first half of February is Aquarius, as the Sun (identity), Mercury (communication) and Venus (relating) are all here as the month begins. Aquarius rules your home and family, your domestic situation. It’s about your past, your roots and where you come from.
It’s likely that you have a lot to discuss in these areas of your life, whether you’re planning to move home or you’re organising a family get-together or celebration. It’s a good month to become more organised at home or implement a new rota or schedule outlining who does what around the house. Aquarius works best when there are organisation, rules and guidelines.
Note that Mars, your planet, is in Sagittarius, your money sector and Venus, your partner planet, is in Aquarius and your home sector. This suggests there will be significant areas to discuss or sort out within a relationship. You might be thinking about starting a family, be dealing with the in-laws or be considering building work or a new location.
Plus, the planets are building towards the most important event this month, a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 15th. A Solar Eclipse is a turbo-powered New Moon, a symbol of new beginnings and the start of a new chapter.
However, eclipses have a shadowy or hidden theme. If you think of eclipse symbolism, the lights go out momentarily leaving you in the dark and when the light switch is flicked back on, things look different. You see your situation through new eyes or perhaps you’re somewhere new entirely.
This eclipse is part of an eclipse cycle which began in August 2016 and ends in January 2019. It focuses on your foundations and major changes to your career and life direction, and how this impacts on your home and family.
This is, however, the only Solar Eclipse in Aquarius throughout the whole cycle. This means that events mid-February could be most significant for what’s happening at home and with regard to your roots, your foundations. Wait and see what the eclipse brings in and then embrace change. Move things forward in your life quickly and don’t look back.
Love and romance are part of the planetary picture because Venus enters romantic Pisces on the 10th and is joined by the Sun and Mercury on the 18th. Pisces is a fellow water sign and you may feel more in flow once the personal planets shift star signs.
Pisces not only rules romance but also children and pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment and luck. Neptune’s here too, Pisces’ ruler and the 21st and 25th could prove dreamy and romantic. This may be a stunning period for new love or a creative project.
Take care that you don’t lose yourself entirely in a fantasy world, however, and keep a firm grip on reality. The flip side of Neptune is illusion and seduction so keep your savvy Scorpio wits about you, so you’re not fooled or deluded.
At its best, this is a month when you can move your situation forward at great speed and start to make the changes which will help you create strong foundations in your life. The birth of a child or news of a pregnancy could also bring much joy to you and your family.