Down Time & Self Care
It’s an intriguing month ahead for you, Scorpio, when you’re wise to balance your commitments carefully. Ideally, have one foot out in the world and the other foot firmly placed at home or wherever you find quiet or solitude.
Traditionally, Scorpio season begins on the 23rd, when the Sun moves into your star sign. Up until then, the Sun is hidden away in your horoscope in the star sign, Libra. This year, the Sun is joined by your ruling planet, Mars, which enters Libra on the 4th and leaves on November 19th.
Mars in Libra doesn’t want to be out in the world. Instead, the focus is on your inner life, when you need more time and space to be quiet and reflective. This Mars is peace-loving and passive rather than aggressive.
Take care that you don’t channel any dissatisfaction inwards. Work actively on your inner state, whether you meditate, do yoga or follow a spiritual teaching. Learn how to keep your inner voice calm and use this period wisely for self-reflection.
Sometimes, when there are key planets in Libra, you need to be vigilant about self-care. Or perhaps, you’re caring for someone else in your life. Libra is, after all, the sign of relating.
Even though you may choose to spend more time on your own this month, ensure there are people in your life who can support and advise you. Talk to a friend, a counsellor or coach or, if you’re a believer, talk to God.
Pluto’s Role – Good Time Management
This is important because the key planets in Libra this month clash with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and your communication sector. The key dates are the 1st, 7th, 14th and 27th. Plus, your co-ruler, Pluto, turns direct on the 3rd. Therefore, it hardly moves at all this month remaining at 20 degrees Capricorn throughout October.
This means that Pluto’s planetary energy is intense, powerful, focused. This can be extremely helpful for studying, research work, analysis and strategising.
Pluto’s laser focus in your communication sector helps you stay on track with what you want to achieve. Another reason perhaps why you need more time to yourself to study, learn or teach.
It is important, however, that you don’t allow negative emotions or critics to get to you. Saturn and Pluto can be harsh taskmasters, pessimistic rather than uplifting.
Consider carefully what you read or listen to in the month ahead. If the news is depressing you, for example, switch off. If there’s someone in your life who moans incessantly, put boundaries in place so you’re able to keep your distance.
Also, think about how you’re spending your time. It’s here where Libra’s scales can be valuable for you, considering how you balance the hours in your day. If you spend too much time on social media, for example, get firm with yourself and create new plans and strategies to help your productivity and well-being.
If you’re on a long commute or daily trip, again consider how you might use your time well. For example, listen to podcasts or audio books. This is an important month to think about the information you’re receiving and to use your time wisely. This could also benefit you financially.
The Full Moon on the 13th is a peak time in this respect. As Pluto’s involved, you may be closing the door on a job or investment that’s not paying well. Realign your purpose with projects and plans that are meaningful, fulfilling and promise abundance.
The Focus Is On You
Plus, this month, the focus is on you for a great part of October. This is because Mercury, the communication planet, enters your star sign, Scorpio, on the 3rd, followed by Venus, the planet of love and relating, on the 8th. Mercury in your star sign is great for heart-to-hearts, insight, deep analysis and communication.
You might step in to the role of counsellor, coach or good friend more than usual. Hone your psychic skills and play to your strengths. Your star sign represents deep emotion and you’re often able to see things that other people can’t. Add to this courage to venture into unknown territory and it’s a peak time for new explorations and bold ventures.
Also, set new plans and ideas in motion sooner rather than later. The Sun enters your star sign, Scorpio, on the 23rd followed five days later by a stunning New Moon in your Scorpio on the 28th, a symbol of new beginnings.
This is your personal New Year, a chance to stop and reflect on what’s been and gone, reset your compass accordingly and set new intentions in place.
This New Moon takes place three days before Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio. In fact, the planet ruling communication and the mind will be in your star sign until December 9th.
From October 31st until November 20th, Mercury’s retrograde phase, you’ll be going deeper still. If this coincides with you taking some time out, you’re in tune with your stars. And, make your important moves before the last day of October.
Love is also intriguing during October with Venus in your star sign from the 8th onwards. This Venus is seductive, passionate and potentially transformational. Also, the lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, are in each other’s star sign from the 8th onwards; Venus in Scorpio & Mars in Libra.
In astrology, this is called mutual reception and it suggests that working together with a key person in your life creates strength in the partnership. You complement each other by trading your skills or taking it in turns to be supportive and to uphold the other.
It’s likely to be a month when you’re seeking love and connection. Key dates for romance are the 15th and 21st when Neptune wafts her magic. Also, the 30th, when there’s a Mercury/Venus connection.
And, with Uranus, the planet of spontaneity, currently in Taurus and your relationship sector, there’s an ‘anything goes’ feel about love and relationships. Uranus is strong on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon.
When Uranus is active, events often happen fast and out of the blue. It’s a good time to break away from a relationship that’s not working for you. Uranus rules freedom and independence, so these may be themes that are prevalent in your 1-to-1’s. It’s an ideal time to ring the changes in love, to set someone free and/or spice up your love life.
Reach out to others this month, especially if you’re spending a lot of time on your own. Alternatively, if you have little space to reflect and be quiet, then create time for this in your life. It’s in your personal space where balance is needed. Learn from Libra’s scales and honour Scorpio’s need for connection on a deep level.