It’s time to shed your husk as the Sun reaches its zenith in zany Scorpio. The seasonal shift and fall of foliage mirror our own internal, natural transformations.
Scorpio energy is all about sacrificing the superficial. It’s an all-or-nothing sign committed to pulling back all the layers in order to reveal what lies beneath.
Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto. Individuals of this sign, with its combination of intense depth plus assertive savoir-faire, can be a jagged pill to swallow in social settings.
Despite their intensity, however, Scorpios are loyal to a fault. And they are tigers in the sack. Just beware their tendency to devour their lovers like prey.
Scorpio calls us to be true to our own selves by dropping our disguises — without apology. That said, serving our personal growth this way can take us toward versions of ourselves too bent on power over others. Harness these impulses and focus them on bettering the world instead of bending it over a knee.
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 inconjunct Venus: You may be struggling between two forces within you, one for assertion and the other for diplomacy. The twain can meet.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus sextile Pluto: Company loves even more company. Take your relationships to new depths, which could mean sex or just a good conversation.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury sextile Pluto: Your powers of persuasion are hypnotizing, but don’t be led down a path toward domination.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon in Cancer: With your ruling planet in its home sign, the focus is on nurture. Take time to care for self and others.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun trine Neptune: Lean into a burgeoning and deep sense of empathy. It’s a good time to remember our collective oneness.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury sextile Pluto: Your probing intellect makes you particularly persuasive. Don’t abuse the power of your magnetism.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus sextile Pluto: How deep is your love? This is a time to evolve into the more profound spaces of your heart. Sex can be the medium.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars inconjunct Pluto: Your two ruling planets are suspended in tension. Can you overcome the urge to rely on brute force to get what you want?
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Venus trine Jupiter: Luck will strike when you find yourself in a fun, relaxed state of mind. Accept it with open arms.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Sun square Saturn: It’s okay to rebel against notions of who you think you’re supposed to be. Nothing is set in stone.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Sun square Saturn: You don’t often prefer to be the adult in the room. It’s OK to balance your concerns with some laissez-faire.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Venus trine Jupiter: You might be getting lucky this week, in more ways than just that one. Take it all in good cheer.