Scorpio (24 October-21 November)
Your ruling planet Mars is on the move almost as soon as the month begins. On the 2nd, Mars enters your fellow water sign of Pisces where it remains until 12th March. This is a six-week period in which you’ll want to up your playtime or bring more creativity into your work if you’re busy.
Pisces rules the sector of your chart that’s about all the good things in life and that includes entertainment, luck, children, romance and creativity. Another way of looking at this sector of your chart is to discover where your passion lies and what inspires you in life.
We all need inspiration and none more so than the water signs, which include Scorpio. So it’s worth taking the time to review your life and ensure that as well as work and routine matters, you’re doing things you enjoy, that make you laugh and smile and you prioritise fun as high as anything else.
Neptune swiftly meets up with Mars as it’s currently at the beginning of Pisces and this takes place on the 4th. Neptune is the planet of romance and as Pisces rules your romance sector, for some of you it’s love that’s going to be high priority now. Neptune not only connects with Mars but Mercury (communication) on the 6th, the Sun (vitality) on the 21st and Venus (love) on the 28th. These are wonderful dates to meet someone new if you’re looking for love or to fall in love with your other half all over again.
However, there is a flip side to Neptune and this is the fact that you view life through rose-coloured glasses and don’t always see someone for who they truly are. So bear this mind and keep your intuitive antennae on red alert. Notice first impressions if you’re dating and if you suspect anyone of immoral behaviour, check it out rather than ignore the signs.
In fact, when it comes to new romance, it’s best to keep your options open as on the 23rd Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces and remains on go slow until 17th March. This is a classic case of being in the dark, experiencing misunderstandings and not having all the information you need at your fingertips. You don’t know where you stand when Mercury’s retrograde or what you truly feel. So go with the flow but don’t make final decisions about love or romance until mid-March when the fog clears and you no longer feel you’re swimming against the tide.
If you’re married or in a relationship, there are some key areas which require your attention. One is your home, whether you’re in the process of moving, renovating or sorting out the housework rota between you. The other is family and their role in your relationship. Finally, it’s important to consider joint finances and who pays for what.
In all these areas, it’s crucial that you have agreements which work for both of you. Don’t leave things unsaid and don’t believe that matters will resolve themselves unless you communicate and set some guidelines or rules in place. This is especially important if one of you is generous and extravagant with money whilst the other prefers to save rather than spend.
Jupiter, the planet of abundance, is currently moving forward in the sector of your chart that rules joint finances. This is potentially lucky for money matters up until the end of June but this month Jupiter squares the planets in Pisces. So it’s important not to over-extend yourself or be over-optimistic where cash is concerned and instead to be realistic and keep a close eye on what you’re spending and where your money goes.
Saturn is the planet of boundaries, the ‘get real’ planet and it’s currently in your sign of Scorpio. This helps you to be organised and make plans but the weight of responsibility or the reality of roadblocks in your life can get you down. Take note of what happens on or around the 11th, when Saturn squares Venus. This suggests a reality check, especially where relationships or money are concerned.
The good news is that Saturn turns retrograde on the 18th and this weakens Saturn’s dominance. So if you’ve been having a tough time since October when Saturn first moved into Scorpio, you will find that any difficult situation starts to ease and you begin to find solutions to problems and can deal with life in a constructive manner.
The 15th and 16th are also helpful dates when Mars, your ruler, connects firstly with Pluto, your co-ruler and then Saturn in Scorpio. Get to the bottom of any tricky matter quickly and communicate your needs. Most important, however, is that when it comes to anything new this month, if it sounds fun say ‘yes’ otherwise wait until a better offer comes along.
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