Quote from ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astrology’
“How many Scorpios does is take to screw in a lightbulb? None. They like the dark.”
Our Solar Sun enters Scorpio this week, and we have some interesting planets and aspects prompting and helping us to prepare for what is headed our way. Midweek brings a very interesting Full Moon in Taurus. This brings forth the seed we planted during our New Moon in Libra. I look forward to witnessing our added seeds of Peace and Harmony to grow. The first blossom starts from within. Once a bud starts to open, it has an energy all its own to open into full bloom.
Monday Oct 22nd: Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto Rx in Capricorn
This aspect is deep and intense, especially in regards to your thinking and conversations. Your mind wants to probe and penetrate and with Pluto in Capricorn it is down to business with a strong desire to learn. Your intuition is also heightened during this time. You can use this powerful intellect and psychic energy towards something you’ve been working on or just see what comes to the surface.
Tuesday Oct 23rd: Sun moves into Scorpio, Sun in opposition to Neptune Rx in Pisces
Moving into Scorpio is Plutonian… let go of the old so there can be new life. It is the Icarus story… the rise of the Phoenix. When working with Scorpio or Pluto, the lesson to learn is to let go and allow the natural evolution (without taking ourselves down). It is when we try to hang on for too long and are unwilling to let go that we create our struggles. To understand the power of Scorpio is to understand the truth in death. High level of Scorpio has moved beyond the fear of death. I was taught that Scorpio is the strongest, most powerful sign in the chart. So, use Scorpio’s power while the planets are here… move beyond fear. LET GO.
Sun/Neptune opposition can have you feeling confused and discouraged. It is a good time to use your creativity and your spiritual beliefs, especially if you end up in a challenging interaction with someone. Take the high road… understand they are just feeling this opposition without the awareness. Neptune is in retrograde, so this is a redo; repeat to take to a higher level. You can utilize this energy to connect with your soul on a higher spiritual dimension. Oppositions are always the tug-of-war between the two. I think of myself as a kid playing on a teeter-totter by myself, standing in the middle, balancing and letting each side rock a little without letting one side go too far---and never banging and hitting the ground… at least until I am ready to get off and go play somewhere else.
Wednesday Oct 24th: Full Moon in Taurus, Venus Rx in Scorpio is sextile Saturn in Capricorn
This full moon is conjunct Uranus, making it filled with excitement, changes, and uncertainty. The Moon is also trine Saturn, which helps moderate Uranus and help this Full Moon be more about opportunities while adding some stability to the changes. Full Moon energy lasts for several weeks; watch for the changes in your life (maybe in relationships) and when adjustments to those changes are needed, know that solutions will arise. Be gentle with yourself and others through the process. Patience, forgiveness and love will see this Full Moon bring growth into your life.
Venus/Saturn sextile explains why this moon could be about changes in your close relationships. This aspect is serious and committed, and with Venus in retrograde, this is another repeat we are doing that needs to be taken to a higher level. If there are any difficulties, this aspect will help find resolutions because it brings in a lot of mutual understanding. Saturn in Capricorn is serious and down to business; we’re not interested in frills or diversions, we want what’s real. We also might need to upgrade what we love and value in our lives; in Scorpio we may need to let somethings go to allow for new birth.
Friday Oct 26th: Sun conjunct Venus Rx
The Sun literally shines on your love and close relationships along with your creativity. You are also shining with Venus’ love. This is a great time to get out and socialize and be ‘out there’. Venus also ules money and material goods, making this aspect supportive and flowing with ease in those areas of your life too.
Saturday Oct 27th: Sun sextile Saturn
There is a sense of duty and serious work ethic, making it a good time to meet your goals. This aspect gives you added patience and determination… this is the perfect time to get something else off your plate and be ready to move forward.