Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)
Your ruling planet Mars hasn’t exactly been speeding through the zodiac this year. It entered Aquarius and your home and family sector on May 16th but, due to its retrograde phase in July and August, Mars is still in Aquarius.
This does mean, however, that you can start to clear up any problems or things that went wrong back in July and August. This is the clean up phase and Mars is finally out of its shadow period on the 8th. It’s back at the point in the zodiac where it was when it turned retrograde on June 26th.
So Mars is picking up speed now and making steady progress. Bear this in mind with regard to your home, whether you’re involved in a property deal, building work or DIY or you’re changing things around in other ways. This is also about family and your connections with the past. You may be keen to take a trip down memory lane or revisit someone from your childhood.
This is in keeping with the Sun’s move through Libra and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. The Sun is here until the 23rd and, up until the 10th, talk planet Mercury joins the Sun in Libra.
The focus is on what you need to release or let go of when planets move through the star sign before your own. This is preparation time, getting you ready for a new chapter, a new phase in life.
This is also the theme of the New Moon on the 9th, which takes place in Libra. Plus, this New Moon is square to your co-ruler, Pluto, currently in earth sign Capricorn. This is about communication. Perhaps you need to speak your mind or return to the past because you want to let go of something that was said previously.
If you’re a typical Scorpio, you can find it hard to let go of resentment or difficult emotions. Instead, you turn things over and over in your mind, which only serves to torture yourself. Consider whether the New Moon in Libra would be an effective moment to forgive or ask for forgiveness. Whether you can also forget depends how true a Scorpio you are.
Use this key astrology to release and let go of the past. Either that, or close the door on it and cease communications that aren’t helping anyone.
This is your time of year which means it’s time to do things your way. Talk planet Mercury is in Scorpio from the 10th to the 31st and is joined by the Sun’s move into Scorpio on the 23rd.
You are the star sign in the limelight, so make the most of it. Talk yourself up and find a place you can take centre stage that feels empowering rather than scary. This is the ideal time to focus on your personal goals and aims and what you want next out of life.
When key planets are in Scorpio, this is about your image and profile and how other people see you. This is particularly pertinent in October because one of the planets in Scorpio is Venus, the planet which rules beauty. Therefore, you are going to be more than usually obsessed with the way you look and you can use your Scorpio allure to the max.
Be aware, however, that on the 5th, Venus turns retrograde in Scorpio and will remain on go slow until November 15th. This is not the time for a drastic make-over or to dabble with cosmetic surgery. If that’s something you want for yourself, wait until Venus is back to direct motion.
Venus is the planet of love and relating, so this could be a significant month for you with regard to your close relationships. You might spend time soul-searching what you want when it comes to love as Venus goes deep into the underworld.
The Venus retrograde phase turns her attention inwards, towards your hidden motivations, your inner needs and desires. This can be a sexy and seductive time when your Scorpio magnetism hits its peak and you attract other people to you. If you’re looking for love, you could enter into an illicit affair or passionate liaison.
What does it mean, therefore, if you’re in a relationship or married? It means a couple of things. Firstly, this is a time of intrigue when it’s wise to delve deep to reveal what’s hidden. In true Scorpio mode, explore taboo issues with your other half and don’t be afraid to discuss anything.
Know too that secrets are lurking when Scorpio season kicks in. Clock any suspicions but don’t act on them until Venus leaves the dark and comes back out into the light.
Secondly, this is potentially a huge month of change when it comes to love and relationships. If this is true for you, then it will be the Full Moon on the 24th which could prove to be dramatic. This Full Moon cuts across the Scorpio/Taurus axis of the zodiac and it pulls in Venus in Scorpio and unpredictable Uranus in Taurus and your relationship sector.
Uranus is in action on the 24th and 31st, when you can expect some sudden twists and turns. You do seem to be in a powerful place, however, because the Sun and Venus unite in Scorpio on the 26th followed by Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio on the 29th.
This is your time of year when your potential burns bright. Remember it’s how you wield Scorpio’s power which determines your success. Use Scorpio’s knack for transformation and regeneration to good effect and don’t be lead into corruption or evil doings. When it comes to temptation, well, that’s up to you.