Brace yourselves, star grazers. The Sun enters the intense sign of Scorpio on Oct. 22. You’ll be feeling all the feels and uncovering truths about yourself you’ll wish you could forget. It’s not all bad, however. Scorpio season brings together the high points of fall with the depths of personal transformation.
As the leaves reach peak autumn colors, so you, too, may find yourself shifting shapes. Letting go is a natural process that prepares us for what’s to come. Old leaves fall so new ones can bud. And whether your changes mean just a new shade of lipstick or a whole new way of life, don’t skimp on the commitment part.
Scorpio energy has less to do with the superficial than it does with digging deep. Keep it as real as you can and understand that in all of nature things come in cycles.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars square Pluto: You may be repressing the urge to meet your goals, which makes you aggressive. Give in to the workload. Idle hands are the devil’s playthings.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus square Neptune: Embrace the fact that you are a fault-ridden individual, and that your faults only serve to enhance your natural beauty. There is no such thing as perfect.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury quincunx Uranus: Positive life changes will likely require an alteration of your basic habits. Don’t act impulsively, however. Good things come to those who wait.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Full Moon in Aries: Last week’s full Moon in Aries, whose effects endure a week or two, demands that you find that self-other balance you may be missing.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun in Scorpio: Instead of focusing on the purging of what’s superficial, find those things you’re carrying within and catharsis the heck out of them.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury quincunx Uranus: Be patient as you make positive alterations to your life. Impulsiveness will only slow you down. Slow but steady wins the race.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus square Neptune: You may be abhorring what you see in the mirror, but it’s really your attitude about yourself you should dislike. Don’t ignore your faults but also don’t become their victim.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars square Pluto: Don’t hold back from setting your mind to your goals. The less focused you are, the more likely you are to get distracted. Better to stay busy.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter trine Mars: Dress for success this week! As long as you believe in yourself and have good intentions, you are likely to accomplish all that you set your mind to.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn sextile Chiron: You’re feeling both competent and secure this week. Confidently be yourself and make sure not to rock the boat on your way to new horizons.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn sextile Chiron: Feel free to be confidently you this week. That said, try not to shake anything up. No need to cause a ruckus just because you’re on your way.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter trine Mars: The power of self-belief cannot be overestimated. Success will come to you as long as you set your mind to what you’re doing and exude positive intentions.