In the shadow of this week’s New Moon in Scorpio, truth’s clarion call rises from the depths of our hearts. Expect honest, emotional exchanges that spark unwanted but overdue transformation. Like so much of nature does in autumn, Scorpio sheds to renew.
Scorpio season is about that “urge to merge” — sexually or spiritually. Under Scorpio, interpersonal relationships become conduits for achieving states of being beyond the cycles of life. Scorpios themselves tend to use others on their quests to satisfy their desires. This may seem alluring at times, but it’s best to be wary.
Scorpios can heal with the power of love, or they can lust for power at all costs. To know which Scorpio you’re dealing with, just look for the telltale signs of narcissism. Inflated sense of self-importance? Squash the scorpion before you get stung.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Saturn square ruler Mars creates resistance in the pursuit of your goals. This may be frustrating, but use the friction to sharpen your blade for forging a fresh path forward.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
You’re blessed with a brief reprieve as ruler Venus sextiles fast-moving Mercury. Take time to relax, to unwind, and to deepen your most intimate bonds.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
As zippy ruler Mercury sextiles charming Venus, you’ll be well positioned as a resolver of conflicts. Use the power of love to relax any barriers to progress.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Ruler Moon conjunct lovely Venus this week offers you a brief yet sweet reprieve from your usual mooning. Relax, have fun, and remember that you’re beautiful.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
You won’t be told what to do this week with ruler Sun opposite rebellious Uranus. Try to keep an open mind as you find ways to foster your independence.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Take some down time as ruler Mercury sextiles Venus. You’ll get the most pleasure by fostering your most intimate social bonds. Let your love shine.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Relational harmony is yours to have this week as ruler Venus sextiles communicative Mercury. Let your affection bridge any space between yourself and others.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Ruler Mars’s square to Saturn may place obstacles in your path toward achievement. Use the friction to your advantage. The heat of your effort will melt them away.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Ruler Jupiter square to the Moon may make for a fickle disposition. Committing to choices may seem like a life sentence, yet your mind can easily be changed.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Persistent ruler Saturn’s square to Mars may stymie your projects in the most frustrating fashion. Don’t lose momentum. The harder you push, the stronger you’ll get.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Instead of going around obstacles this week, blaze a way through them. Ruler Saturn’s square to Mars is forcing you to be aggressively committed to realizing your goals.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Your tendency to flake increases this week with ruler Jupiter’s square to the Moon, and it’s not because you have layers. Don’t half-bake your commitments.