Scorpio Horoscope (October 23 - November 21)
Your ruling planets are Mars and Pluto.
This is not smooth sailing, Scorpio, but it is an important voyage that you are on nonetheless. For you right now things are interesting to an extreme, and full of hopeful creativity as well as powerful transformation that comes upon you from the inside out. Your ruler Mars is slowing to a standstill in your career sector, accompanying a perceived sluggishness in outer-world accomplishment of all kinds. There could also be underlying confusion that never seems to end, and a feeling of loss regarding rational reasons for what is taking place. In compensation, there are the realizations that keep coming and that you cannot keep from putting down in words, either in depth communication or in personal journaling, and these are vital for your continued development.
As the month begins, you are coming into yourself in a new way through plumbing your depths in some fashion. This is not unusual for you of course, but this particular inner journey is definitely becoming a larger and larger part of your reality, and your communication with others around you reveals the intensity of your exploration. The Last Quarter Moon takes place on February 5th, and the days surrounding this juncture are climactic for you, as you look more closely into where you are at right now and how far you have yet to go to accomplish your most deeply cherished goals and objectives. Your dreams are only partially centered in the mundane concerns of making a living and achieving outer world aims. Instead you are more fully centered on a series of emotional developments that are taking place beneath the surface, within the scope of home and family concerns and those of your root psychological process. The New Moon of Saturday, February 13th brings these ideas out more completely. This is a time when confusion reigns, partly because the depth work that occupies your attention does not fit in with the more obvious agendas of the outer world. Your process, while spiritually rewarding, is an inherently destabilizing and perplexing one that takes you into paradoxical realms where the normal rules of logic are left behind. You are simultaneously feeling compromised from the poorly integrated residue of past trauma and yet also seeking to embrace these earlier events and to finally understand them, taking them as in some way your greatest treasure. It might be said of you that "without a hurt a heart is hollow," and the rewards are great if you can manage not to shy away from this, your own unique inner work. You are engaged in a years-long adventure of sorting through the past and mining it for the nuggets of positive realignment that only comes with effort and acceptance. Partnership is a powerful aid in this reconstruction, since significant relationships in your life make a better and more advantageous mirror than a simple looking glass can provide, when their tale is told with benevolence and love. If you can muster up the courage to take the opportunity, you are in a position to make great strides forward in this most important of your list of life tasks. The First Quarter Moon a week further on, taking place on Sunday, February 21st, is a good time to stop and take stock, feeling your full potential for personal evolution and trying to avoid reactivity when challenges present themselves. These events can of course be seen as further opportunities for growth when you look at them without the habitual thought patterns that prevent compassionate response. By the time of the Full Moon that arrives one week further at the very end of the month, you might be ready to push off into a better and more productive future.