The Sun enters the sign of Scorpio this week. Deeply passionate and resourceful, Scorpio’s intense energy has no patience for the superficial. It’s an all-or-nothing sign committed to digging deep in order to reveal what treasures — or monsters — hide beneath the surface. Scorpio, of course, is ruled by Pluto, mysterious master of the underworld. By underworld, I mean the subconscious mind, where death and transformation, both qualities of Scorpio, take on a deeper meaning. Sex, as well, falls under its purview. Remember the story of how lustful Hades (Pluto) stole innocent Persephone away, bringing winter to the world? So, too, your Scorpio friend may capture you with intensity, then leave you bereft. Wade carefully into this water sign, who makes a powerful friend, and a seductive foe.
March 21 – April 19
You’re still getting a boost of confidence from ruler Mars square Jupiter. Don’t be afraid to take some risks, but do pick your fights carefully. Fearless doesn’t mean tactless.
April 20 – May 20
With ruler Venus in cahoots with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, your relationships take on cheerful, stable, and passionate qualities. Should make a nice change.
May 21 – June 20
You might be laying bare all your best secrets this week, with the Sun conjunct ruler Mercury in Scorpio. This could be a good break from all the pretending you do. Oops, did I say that out loud?
June 21 – July 22
You’re more in touch than touchy this week, Cancer, with ruler Moon’s connection to Mercury. Let that emotional clarity translate into emotional availability.
July 23 – Aug. 22
With ruler Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio, you’ll be confiding your best kept secrets with your sexiest confidants. Try not to take anything too seriously. (That shouldn’t be hard for you).
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury conjunct the Sun in Scorpio brings passion to your interpersonal play. Set your self — and your secrets — free. You may find life to be sweeter.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You can relax, for now. Ruler Venus teams up with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto to bring a steady, happy calm to your most passionate pursuits. There is no other shoe waiting to drop.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
With the Sun in your sign and ruler Pluto getting kissed by Venus, you’re as tantalizing as a tarantella. Enjoy the attention, but don’t let it go to your head.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
You might be feeling lucky in love, with Venus’s angle to ruler Jupiter. Let this optimism soothe any stress-worn relationships and get out there and gather ye rosebuds.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Ruler Saturn gets a bit of love from a helpful angle to Venus. Let your characteristic sensibility benefit your relationships and bring some ease to your affections.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
With the Sun opposite ruler Uranus, best to expect the unexpected. This tends to be a nervous energy. Take off the edge by doing something out of the box.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Wires might seem crossed with ruler Neptune conjunct the Moon. Steer clear of wrong signals and rely instead on your innate capacity for compassion and empathy.