The Sun is in Scorpio from October 23-November 21. Read on to see what the month has in store for you based on your Sun or Rising sign!
Of all the signs, Scorpio month for you is especially significant. It’s happening in a part of your chart that deals with the dark parts of yourself and your vulnerability.
The month will start off with a fixed grand cross with the Nodes and Uranus, plus a Full Moon on the 24thin this place. For you this configuration is a bull’s eye target on the push and pull between what you want and what others want. Are you changing your values and lifestyle to live by what other people think? The personal development that you’re working on… is it because you want to for yourself or because you think you’re supposed to? The Full Moon is a time to release something, and you should think about how you can release other people’s expectations and imprinting values upon you.
The last couple weeks of October, and especially the last few days, will bring some needed positivity to this wild and intense month. You should take advantage by tapping into your innate power deep within yourself. This is the kind of power that is gifted to you as a being and you can use it to create. Go within and listen to your higher spiritual self and you’ll be guided to the thing in your life that you need to be using this power to transform. For an easy transit, it could still feel very intense as you discover how you can will things into existence.
Mercury will enter Sagittarius and Venus will drop back into Libra. During Mercury’s transit through Sagittarius, you may be inspired to learn something, revise your beliefs, and you could find fortune and expansion somewhere in your life. Venus is still in retrograde, so as she enters Libra, you could be faced with further lessons to learn in your relationships. While it sometimes seems like everyone else is the problem, you need to look at what you’re contributing to the relationship.
Uranus is dropping back into your sign where it will stay until March 2019, giving more fuel to the fire of changing your identity to match where you want to go in life. The New Moon on November 7thhappens the same day, giving you the perfect opportunity to plant a seed for radical improvement of self for the next few months.
Jupiter is returning home to Sagittarius the following day on November 8th, beginning his year-long residency there. The stuff that you might have been thinking about when Mercury entered this space on Halloween, stuff you seek to learn about, areas of your mind you want to expand, that’s the stuff that you should make space for in your life for the next year. This year could very well bring plenty of opportunities for that mental exploration as well as literal exploration in the form of travel.
On November 16th, Venus goes direct, ending the cycle of learning to release control and addressing your relationships on a deep level. But the lessons never stop; 15 hours later, Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius. This transit will be revealing to you in the sense that as you put energy towards these areas of learning and expansion, you’ll be able to see how opening up in that way can enact change at your core that will in turn affect other areas of your life.
The end of Scorpio month brings more positivity as the Sun moves into a trine with Chiron. As someone who would rather take action and DO instead of spending a lot of time going within, Aries, this specifically will give you more ease in finding stillness and spiritual power. You’ll again be able to be aware of that raw, innate strength within you and its divine source that has nothing to do with what you’re doing here as a human. There is tremendous power outside of your purely human and mental strength, and as you are both human and spiritual, recognizing and honoring both parts will make you unstoppable.
Happy half birthday, Taurus. This month the Sun is in your opposite sign, which for you means a month of thinking about not only your relationships, but who are you through the eyes of others?
The beginning of Scorpio season starts off with a fixed grand cross involving Uranus in your sign. The Full Moon on the 24thalso in your sign brings even more drama to this situation. You’ll feel like you need to figure out who the heck you are, the many facets of who you are. Who’s the person you see in the mirror versus the person that your coworkers know versus the person that your partner knows versus the person deep down inside that you don’t always show anyone? Is it possible to find consistency between all these versions of you or do you have to compartmentalize it? The strongest pull may be to change the person you see in the mirror that’s the most basic version of you, but taking time to address the secret you, the one you tend to hide away, can affect all versions and make you feel more at home overall.
The last couple weeks of October, and especially the last few days, Jupiter and Chiron will be in a positive aspect, helping you to find positive inspiration to heal areas of yourself that need healing, particularly in how you are fitting in with the group. Whereas it seems like some basic insecurity, there’s some hidden stuff at work that needs to be brought to light and transmuted. This period of time would be ideal to find some bravery and face that stuff, because you’ll be more likely to approach it with optimism and create strength out of it.
On Halloween, Mercury is changing signs to Sagittarius. Mercury’s transit through Libra, and especially his upcoming retrograde cycle there starting in the middle of November, is going to further ask you to think about what’s going on under the surface and where you need healing. But the cool thing also is that it will also help you discover a deeper level of personal power that comes from being that honest and vulnerable with yourself.
The New Moon at the beginning of November would be a perfect time to set an intention to take that honesty and vulnerability that you’re discovering within yourself and sharing it with your partners and your friends. Perhaps the reason you’ve been feeling out of sorts with other people lately is because you’ve been lacking that self-honesty. This New Moon is ideal to change that.
Jupiter is beginning his one-year trek through Sagittarius on November 8. Go back and take a look at the stuff you started thinking about when Mercury entered that space on Halloween. Jupiter’s transit for you would be a perfect time to make space in your life to work on not only your vulnerability and personal power, but also to expand your mind and consciousness by taking on new interests and studies that resonate deeply with you, thereby discovering more about yourself than ever.
When Mercury does go retrograde, he’ll be doing so in a square to Neptune. During that cycle it will become more difficult to continue trying to blend in with your crowd by being what they want you to be rather than what you so desire to be. Silliness and surface relationships aren’t going to work for you anymore.
The final days of Scorpio month bring us another positive aspect that will help you start to wrap up the work you were doing at the beginning of the month with deep self-healing and bringing that honesty and vulnerability to others. You should be able to see how that kind of realness resonates with people and they have more respect for someone who will admit to their flaws. People may even want to join you in your journey and do their own healing. When people come together in that kind of supportive atmosphere, real change can happen.
My darling Gemini, this month is a perfect time for you to refine your routine and your commitment to doing all the little things necessary foundationally for an awesome life. Your health and daily habits are the focus right now.
Starting off the month is a tense grand cross. For you it could feel like this overwhelming pull in different directions—smaller details that need your attention and bigger and more abstract ideas that you want to put your energy into. And yeah, the Full Moon on the 24thwill make this a more emotional crisis, and you’ll have to think about what is truly important to you. Whereas you want to refine your spiritual beliefs and really think about the meaning of life, right now you need to put some more attention on what’s in front of you. Not only can you learn a lot about your spiritual identity by the physical evidence of your current life, but going too far adrift into theorizing doesn’t always lead you to tangible results.
During Jupiter’s trine to Chiron in the last couple weeks of October, there will be a general sense of optimism and belief that the success will come, especially in terms of career and those sorts of life goals. Be careful not to get too lazy though. Faith that everything works out perfectly is something to cherish, but back it up with action. Like the saying goes, “When you pray, move your feet.” Your ruler Mercury will be activating this trine the last few days of the month as well, so you’ll start really thinking about what is working out well, where you can continue to improve, and what you can do right now.
On Halloween, Mercury will be entering your opposite sign of Sagittarius, which could bring up thoughts and pondering about your relationships and whether you are getting the kind of intellectual and spiritual satisfaction from the people closest to you. Remember that external experiences are a reflection of internal conditions.
The New Moon on November 7thwill bring in a lot of few and fresh energy. Especially for you, taking time to set an intention for how to bring about the change you want in your career and/or life goals through small, daily action would be ideal. Take that spiritual connection and faith and combine it with actionable steps and see what plan you can come up with.
Jupiter will also be entering Sagittarius in the beginning of November, where he’ll be hanging out for the next year. This could bring some great luck and fortune in the area of your relationships, and some opportunities to learn and improve as well. You may find yourself welcoming lots of new people into your life over the next year, or expanding the nature of your current partnership into something really great.
Mercury will be going retrograde in Sagittarius on November 16th. Since Mercury is your ruler and Sagittarius is your opposite sign, this is an important transit for you. You’ll have to do some thinking and mulling over not only how your relationships are going, but who are youin the relationship? How are you showing up for your partner? How are you speaking to them? Have you been slacking off a little bit? It’s okay if you start realizing some errors or shortcomings, because this is the ideal time to address them.
The final days of Scorpio month bring a positive trine between the Sun and Chiron, a similar energy to the Jupiter/Chiron trine at the beginning of the month. How can you improve the way you think and speak to yourself about your insecurities? Perhaps you’ve been feeling less than stellar at work lately, or like you’re damaged goods and aren’t getting ahead the way you want to. Instead of approaching it from that negative perspective, during these days you’ll find some more optimism and will be able to see that there may be some force at play that has nothing to do with whether you’re “good” or “bad.” Find logic in the situation. Thinking and speaking are your strong suit, Gemini, so it should be easy for you to back up off the emotional drama and think objectively and come up with a plan to surpass the challenge.
This month is a time for you to really do what you want to do. What are the activities and interests that may sometimes get put to the backburner but that give you so much joy and bliss? Make time for yourself, and make time for anything that brings you that kind of positive energy this month.
Sometimes daring to make time for ourselves comes as a challenge, and that’s going to be the case here at the beginning of the month. The grand cross between the Sun, Uranus, and the Nodes is going to feel like this intense force asking you to choose between what others are expecting of you and what you are expecting of yourself. You give a lot of yourself to other people and other obligations, but it’s coming at the price of your own value for yourself. Something is going to have to give. You’re going to need to ask yourself what’s truly important to you, regardless of what Joe Blow is asking you to do at the moment. When the Full Moon happens on the 24th, this will be especially important, as the Moon is your ruler. You’ll see how this lack of priority for yourself is starting to be unbearable, but you’ll have the opportunity to release it. Take something off the list and replace it with you.
The positive trine between Jupiter and Chiron the last couple weeks of October may reveal you to more opportunities to focus on yourself and expanding your own intellectual curiosity. What have you been not wanting to make space for in terms of your own self-development? What beliefs have been continuously called into question in your life, but you haven’t wanted to address them? This is the perfect time to face those things and make an honest attempt to change up what needs changing.
On Halloween, Mercury is entering the sign of Sagittarius, where he will also go retrograde in the middle of the month. You will do a lot of thinking of the day-to-day obligations you have and whether those things are spiritually aligned with where you see your life going. Again, what needs to be eliminated from the list that just isn’t vibing with you anymore?
Venus will be entering Libra before finishing off her retrograde cycle. For you, the focus will come back to the home and what is sacred to you. Being present for yourself and others, and finding harmony and balance in your off time is crucial. What have you been holding on to that’s been blocking you from being able to do that? Now is the time for a final push to say goodbye to those things.
The New Moon on November 7this happening the same day that lots of other stuff is going on. Notably for you, the Nodes are switching signs to Cancer and Capricorn. This New Moon is going to start off a year-and-a-half cycle of seeking out the most authentic and high-vibrational you. Everyone is going to be aspiring to Cancer energy through this transit, and for you the stakes are high. It honestly might be uncomfortable at times trying to live up to what you know you could be, but just know that the evolutionary process pays off when you lean into it.
Jupiter’s entry into Sagittarius the day after this also marks a period for you to spend time refining your daily routine and finding ways to constantly improve, evolve, and expand, even on an incremental scale. You are guided by what feels emotionally secure, and in this case you’ll feel an emotional craving to really learn more.
Mercury goes retrograde just after Venus goes direct on November 16. So go back to what I said about the mulling over of your day-to-day obligations and the spiritual soundness of these things. With a planet going in reverse, you might have to literally reverse some of your commitments and pull back. The goal is to make room for you and your own development and spend less time on what’s only a benefit to others.
The last few days of the month, the Sun will be trining Chiron from the same place that Jupiter was at the beginning of the month. How can you value yourself and your own journey? Perhaps the steps you’ve taken to get where you are now have been imperfect and you’ve had to learn many hard lessons along the way. But instead of bemoaning the time it’s taken, instead cherish honor yourself for sticking to it. Integrate these experiences into yourself in a way that they become a source of power and strength to keep going.
Scorpio month will start off with a bang for everyone, but especially you as a fixed sign, this grand cross involving the Sun, Uranus, and the Nodes will be intense. It might feel like an identity crisis—like you’re not sure who you are now, who you’re trying to become, and what other people are expecting you to be. The Full Moon on the 24thwill heighten the emotions around this issue, and especially for you will bring more mental anxiety and worry about your global reputation. The idea is of course to be true to you and ignore the haters, but that’s easier said than done, especially when sometimes those questioning you are people you care deeply for. Remember that authenticity starts from the inside and is not just a performance, so it’s possible to be true to yourself, know who you want to become, and still approach others with love and compassion even if they aren’t in the same place as you.
The positive trine between Jupiter and Chiron in the last couple weeks of October will bring some ease in discovering this true self, hidden beneath the mask. It’s a heck of a lot easier to skim over that hidden self sometimes because you’re ashamed of what’s down there or you feel that those damaged parts don’t need to see the light of day. However, recognizing the incredible power that comes from the overcoming and continuous self-improvement is a valuable act of self-care. Honor yourself for where you’ve been and you’ll have the strength to get to where you’re going.
Mercury’s entry to Sagittarius on Halloween, and retrograde starting two weeks afterwards, will facilitate a time to re-think more of this “Am I really being me?” stuff. Are you making time in your life for activities that fulfill your soul and bring you joy? Are you surrounding yourself with people that bring you joy and inspiration or people that you feel you have to simply answer to though an obligation? You’re going to have to confront these questions during this cycle.
The New Moon should bring you some relief, as on this day the North Node is moving out of your sign and into Cancer, while the South Node moves into Capricorn. The feelings of “not good enough” or pressure to live up to an impossible standard will start to subside, and you’ll start to find more to aspire to through your spiritual self, which is less dependent on how you view yourself through the eyes of others.
Jupiter’s entry into his home sign of Sagittarius after a 12-year cycle on November 8thwill be a fantastic source of inspiration to expand space in your life for those activities that really light you up. Exploring a new idea of what it means to be you is a thrilling endeavor, and you never know what you might learn.
The last couple weeks of Scorpio month bring another positive trine with Chiron, this time with the Sun. This is especially positive for you, with the Sun being your ruler. How can you fully integrate the deepest parts of yourself into your entire being? How can you re-claim what you previously had tried to disown from yourself and shine that Leo pride on those things? None of our journeys have been perfect, and we’ve all had to endure real growing pains as we become more authentically ourselves, but those pains don’t need to remain hidden. Embrace them and use them to continue your amazing journey.
This month is a good time for you to pick up a new book or learn a new skill. I know as a Virgo sometimes its difficult for you to see the utility in simple hobbies, but taking time to continuously learn and improve is crucial. Think of something that would be fulfilling that you’ve always wanted to explore, and make some time for that this month.
The season starts out with a crazy grand cross in the fixed signs, which for you will really challenge your convictions about the utility of continuous self-improvement and living more fully in the spiritual side of life rather than everything that you see right before you. The Full Moon will amplify this on the 24th. The Node placements over the last year and a half have really been challenging you to get out of your physical body more and go on a journey of faith in the unseen. While you are a smart one, there is always more to learn and explore about the world, which can help you gain that spiritual connection with the collective. It’s necessary to use your mind in ways that are new and don’t follow the same pattern. As the old saying goes, think outside the box. In this case, think and explore ideas outside the physical reality box.
The first couple weeks of the season will give us a nice trine between Jupiter and Chiron, and this aspect will be activated by your ruler, Mercury, the last few days of October. This transit might really help you figure out some relationship stuff that’s been stumping you lately. Perhaps you’ve been suffering from a condition of I’m not good enough, or they’re never good enough, and you’ve been experiencing some bad luck on that front. This will show you a better way to approach these situations with more optimism. You should be able to see yourself in the other person and have more empathy and compassion for their shortcomings as well as your own. You also might just find some clarity on who you desire to seek a partnership with and who you want to be in that partnership.
Mercury will be changing signs to Sagittarius on Halloween and also will be going retrograde there a couple weeks later. This cycle puts the focus on your inner sacred self. If you haven’t been honoring that self, if you’ve been trying to put on too much of a mask for the world, this will be a time to address that and figure out why. Sometimes you need to do something just for you, and not because anyone else is watching. It’s especially important during this cycle to cultivate that spiritual connection and relief from relying 100% on tangible evidence.
The New Moon is coming on November 7th, also marking big movement of some other bodies in the sky. The South Node in particular is moving off Aquarius and into Capricorn, marking the end of this year-and-a-half cycle teaching you to get out of your body and rely more on the unseen. While, as a Virgo, that continues to be part of your journey, the focus will now turn toward making more real and vulnerable connections with others. It’s easy for you to take care of yourself—you’re really good at that—but we are social beings and sometimes we need to rely on each other. That will be part of your learning over the next year and a half.
Jupiter’s entry into Sagittarius the day after the New Moon will bring you some good luck in this area of intuitive connection and vulnerability. During his year-long journey, you will be able to learn how to truly start taking care of your soul, not just your body, and seeing what needs healing. Healing yourself from the inside out allows you to show up with more presence and honesty with others—and with less judgment, since now you’re more fully aware of your own shortcomings and not just everyone else’s. Make this authentic healing and care the priority.
The last couple weeks of Scorpio month bring another positive trine between the Sun and Chiron, adding another dose of healthy antimicrobial light on your relationships. It’s never just about the other person. The Universe often shows us our inner selves through external actors. During this transit you should be able to recognize and appreciate the spirit and soul of those closest to you, and how their spirit and soul connects with your own. How can you learn and improve through them? Close relationships are one of the greatest microscopes through which we can view ourselves and discover what else we can do to heal, improve, and become who we aspire to be.
This month is a time for you to focus on what’s really important to you. And by that I mean what are the fundamental values that govern your life? Are you living according to those things or are you ignoring them? Part of your values is your money too, so how’s that area of your life going these days? This could be a month to focus on getting your paper.
The beginning of Scorpio season is starting off with a wild grand fixed cross, amplified further by a Full Moon on the 24th, forcing all of us to take some sort of action. Specifically for you, it’s going to bring up not only questions of those values and your resources, but how you share other people’s resources as well. Your ability to be vulnerable and perhaps ask for help when you need it will come to the forefront, and as the North Node is about to change signs, this could be one final push to you learning lessons pertaining to reliance on the support of community. Real energy-exchanging support, not superficial stuff.
In the background, though, there will be a positive trine between Jupiter and Chiron the last couple weeks of October, and further amplified by Mercury the last few days of the month. If you have been living your life in such a way that you aren’t happy with the way things are going and you know that you’re not being totally true to who you are and what’s important to you, then this transit will bring some clarity and show you ways to expand your perception of the situation—and to expand your strength to change something in your life if it’s not up to snuff. Perhaps you’ll also see the things that are going right and the improvements that you are making, how your life really is gelling in a lot of ways, and that will inspire you to clean everything else up.
Mercury’s entry into Sagittarius on Halloween and especially his retrograde cycle two weeks later will encourage you to think about where you can find some more expansion in your life. What are some interests or skills that you’ve wanted to learn but haven’t taken the time yet? Small things, even something like learning to weave, can change and shift your energy in a way that has a big payoff. It can help your mind start to work and process and understand in ways th