Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Your ruling planets are Mars and Pluto.
This is a tricky period of time for you, Scorpio. Dreams could come crashing down or else morph into more reliable form as ideals that can serve as guideposts for your journey forward, and somehow you must choose how to separate the truth from the illusion. The future you see coming toward you now is not what you once thought, and friendships or group affiliations that you espoused might lend a very different hand to help you on you way than you had formerly imagined. This is actually stimulating and enlightening if you can take it in the right spirit. Remain loose and on your toes like a pro tennis player receiving a serve and you’ll prosper; but staying stuck in any one particular viewpoint is not currently recommended.
As the month begins, you are feeling very creative and full of pizzazz, although perhaps with more inner motivation than outer as symbolized by the retrograde of your traditional ruler Mars through your sector of goals, friendship and group affiliations. This important area of your life is definitely subject to reassessment and reconsideration over this Mars retrograde period, which shifts in mid-April but does not entirely end for you until mid-June. You might find yourself reviewing all aspects of where you are currently headed with future plans, and also the manner in which you plug yourself into society around you plus the associations and alliances that you make along the way to getting there. Your self-expression is also heightened at this time, having received a big boost from the recent New Moon in your creativity sector and from a powerfully aspected Neptune there as well, so that there is bound to be a mystical slant to your musings and your imaginings during this entire monthly cycle. Events that come up, at times rather rapidly, make for a synchronistic chime to your reevaluation of your life direction and spark as they do this inner orientation that you are now coming from. Your life is enriched by the natural mental fertilizer that is turned over in this way to add to the nutrients of your evolutionary process. The Full Moon of Thursday, March 8th, stimulates this procedure and also provides grounding into concrete practicality. Partners come into your process in a big way now, and serve as an adjunct to your own arc of development as you meander forward. There is much to be gained by recognizing where a blended viewpoint can benefit you and where you must draw the line and make your own determination. It is unhelpful to erect a sealed wall where a more porous boundary would do, although it is certainly a mistake that is frequently made. The secret lies in respecting not only others but yourself, and in trusting that it never means that to partially give in, you have to lose something and become willy-nilly completely submerged in the other. With the Last Quarter Moon of Wednesday, March 14th, considerations such as these become more poignant and subject to increased scrutiny on your part. Mercury is newly retrograde in your sector of health and day-to-day work, and now, too, a strong predilection within you has you reevaluating your life and loves from an evolutionary standpoint. Rather than dwelling entirely in the present you are investigating everything that has gone on up to now, storing up wisdom for the sake of the future moment. The New Moon taking place on Thursday, March 22nd, is another potent time for you, when there is again tons of energy available for visualizing a better future for yourself and for attempting to discern the way to get yourself there. Paradoxically and perhaps contrary to what you might expect, you find that this involves more inner than outer work. What could come up for you along this pathway for example, might be old patterns of behavior stemming from childhood trauma that have long outlived their usefulness in the present moment. These could be holding you back in some manner, so that it pays to recognize them and acknowledge them, and to accept these dark places within you just as they are, and just as you are. This could be an amazing and fruitful place to put your attention over the coming cycle.