Happy Scorpio season! Scorpio energy is unmatched when it comes to integrity, loyalty, and depth. It is also associated with the more difficult, shadowy parts of the human experience. It often makes us confront things like death, commitment, and virtue with the sincerity that is necessary to navigate the heaviest things in life. This month is likely to start off with a number of synchronistic events as Venus, the sun, and Mercury will all form oppositions to the North Node during the first week. The North Node and South Node are mathematical points of the moon associated with our destiny in this lifetime, and these back-to-back transits will feel difficult to ignore. Currently the North Node is in Scorpio’s sister sign of Taurus, and thus we are collectively working towards material stability and personal responsibility despite the effects that deeply-felt emotions can have on our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The full moon in Taurus on the 8th will highlight the growth we have achieved individually and collectively in this arena. Venus and Mercury will enter fun-loving Sagittarius on the 16th and 17th, respectively, followed by the sun on the 22nd. By letting Scorpio season facilitate necessary shadow work, we are given an opportunity to establish healthy philosophical detachment that allows for deeper understanding and open-mindedness as we enter Sagittarius season.
Scorpio and Aries share an association with the planet Mars—often tactical, masculine, and confrontational. These aspects of your personality might manifest more overtly than Scorpio, as your fiery nature is less inclined to pull punches. As the sun transits your 8th house this month you are being asked to excavate your shadow side and face the consequences of the less admirable attributes of your masculine side. Mars will continue its retrograde motion in the sign of Gemini throughout the month, perhaps teaching you to play more nicely with others.
Your ruling planet Venus will aspect three of the outer planets this month: Neptune, Pluto, and Jupiter on the 2nd, 10th, and 15th, respectively. As the sun shifts above the horizon of your chart into your 7th house, you might feel a dynamic shift in focus from self-improvement to concern for your social environment. Neptune encourages you to simultaneously contract and expand. Your sister sign, Scorpio, has a great deal to teach you about the importance of emotional fortitude and how it underlies your capacity for material stability. These lessons will occur specifically in the realm of friendship, partnership, and creativity.
This month the sun will transit your 6th house, and you might feel a bit restricted by duty or the desire to embody a more mature version of your Mercurial self. This could look like focusing more on your physical and mental health or maintaining commitments and deadlines without getting overwhelmed or annoyed. Your ruling planet Mercury will square Saturn on the 10th, asking you to proverbially put your money where your mouth is. A week later Mercury will enter your sister sign Sagittarius on the 17th, expanding your ability to show up for yourself and others in ways that are freeing and intellectually stimulating.
Your fellow water sign Scorpio is ultimately concerned with emotional security and getting down to the actual truth of the matter in any and all circumstances. While you may prefer to be self-protective—keeping your soft crab meat safe inside a hard, protective shell—this month you might feel encouraged to strike first before waiting for the blows to come. The full moon in Taurus on the 8th will remind you that being stubborn can be a virtue if you’ve spent a long time letting people take advantage of you. The sun will be transiting your 5th house, encouraging romance, creativity, and playfulness. Embrace your cardinal nature by pursuing your desires and passions without second-guessing yourself.
The sun will be transiting your 4th house this month, and you might be feeling a bit softer or sweeter than usual. Now is a good time to take stock of your emotional inner world and to create more beauty and comfort in your home and family life. The full moon in fellow fixed sign Taurus could be a particularly good time to ground and connect with the Earth in pursuit of internal peace. Venus and Mercury will be entering fellow fire sign Sagittarius on the 16th and 17th, respectively, followed by the sun on the 22nd. After grounding in the more feminine aspects of Scorpio and Taurus, Sagittarius season will offer you a great deal in terms of play and authentic connection.
Scorpio and Virgo are sextile signs, and thus often have an innate understanding of each other. In addition, their symbols are the most similar in the zodiac—Virgo with an arrow pointing in and Scorpio with an arrow pointing out. While you might often be conflict-avoidant, preferring to focus on yourself and your own growth rather than blaming the other, Scorpio energy can teach you to be more assertive when your boundaries are not respected or acknowledged. The sun’s transit through your 3rd house this month and your ruling planet Mercury’s movement into fellow mutable sign Sagittarius on the 17th will encourage you to embody a more self-assured version of yourself. Take advantage of this energy by being direct about your needs and letting go of people and situations that cause more pain than pleasure.
This month the sun will transit your 2nd house, encouraging you to embrace your most Venusian desires around material abundance, pleasure, and creativity. This season is a great time to beautify your home and environment, and focus on work in order to support these pursuits. Your ruling planet Venus will enter fellow fun-loving sign Sagittarius on the 16th, and you might shift focus from your internal, intimate life to a desire for adventure and intellectual pursuits. Both are valid and necessary, and your balanced nature is more than equipped to honor both.
Happy You season, Scorpio! We are blessed by your emotional intelligence, your integrity, and your not-so-secret heart of gold. This month your traditional ruler Mars will be in retrograde through the sign of Gemini in your 8th house. You might feel some tension between your ability to be self-contained and a desire to share your most intimate thoughts and feelings with other people. The sun’s transit through your 1st house will illuminate a new sense of purpose and ego awareness, and this can be exhilarating or exhausting depending on how you choose to navigate your most important relationships. The full moon in your sister sign Taurus on the 8th will offer an excellent time to ground yourself both emotionally and physically so that you can navigate your relationships with yourself and others with grace and compassion.
The sun will transit your 12th house this month, and you might feel a bit psychically drained as you navigate the more complex and emotional parts of your nature that you prefer not to share with others. If the practice of being vulnerable and allowing your emotions to surface is uncomfortable for your playful and intellectually focused tendencies, now is a good time to take steps toward intimacy that you might have previously approached with fear. Protecting yourself is important, but there is equal strength in being emotionally honest, even when it isn’t easy. Venus and Mercury will enter your sign on the 16th and 17th, respectively, encouraging honest dialogue about what you truly desire and deserve, romantically and creatively.
Your ruling planet Saturn will be aspecting three of the inner planets this month: Mercury, the sun, and Mars will all play a central role in your development of self-image and public image. You might face difficulties communicating your needs, or feel aggressive when you do not feel valued and appreciated. You might be able to get ahead of these issues by harnessing the energy of the full moon in Taurus on the 8th to remind yourself that you are not somebody to be fucked with, and nobody determines your self-worth but you. The sun’s movement through your 11th house will encourage a focus on collective power, which might also mediate any self-defeating ego patterns.
The sun’s transit through your 10th house in fellow fixed sign Scorpio promises to be a dynamic time for you—you might experience changes in your public image, reputation, or career that fundamentally impact your sense of integrity and emotional stability. In addition, the full moon in Taurus on the 8th will help you determine how to make the strides necessary to achieve your goals and find internal and external harmony between pleasure and dedicated hard work.
After what might have felt like a difficult unearthing of tension and pain last month, this month promises to be rewarding and stimulating as you expand your horizons and apply the emotional lessons from last month to creating your own freedom and communicating effectively. Venus and Mercury will both trine your ruling planet Neptune on the 10th and 12th, respectively. You could be feeling very creatively or spiritually inspired to chart your own course, embracing the multitude of possibilities available to your infinitely multifaceted self.
illustration by Artemesia Trapeze