Ready to assume greater control of your life? Feeling a need to get on top of things? The Sun is now in SCORPIO, the sign associated with power, politics, passion and peak experience. It’s time to stop procrastinating and direct this intense energy into purposeful action. Focus on personal & professional goals, pursue new challenges and manifest your deepest desires. Set clear intentions, strive for win/win solutions and go for what you want!
The responsible use of power and leadership is the ultimate objective of this month! Crisis, conflict and control issues are the dark sides of the SCORPIO nature; if this potent force is not channeled constructively, it can lead to wars, violence, corruption and other destructive consequences. The challenge here is to actualize, rather than to manipulate. Choose to identify with the eagle instead of the scorpion! Re-evaluate your loyalties, protect your privacy and reclaim your personal power! Regardless of what’s going on in the outer world, know that you have the capacity to take charge of your inner world, transmute fear into courage and redirect anger into constructive action.
Mars—the ruler of SCORPIO—is still in LIBRA (along with Venus) as this month begins and fortunately, will stay here through November 18. Hopefully, the presence of Mars in the sign associated with love, peace & cooperation will soften the intensity, calm down the energy and mellow out the mood. While the world leaders jockey for position, the diplomats will be scrambling to smooth ruffled feathers and sooth international tensions. May cool heads prevail!On a personal level, make some effort to create more beauty, balance & harmony in your personal universe; by joining up with like-minded individuals who share similar ideals, interests & intentions, much can be accomplished. The playful Venus-Pluto sextile on October 25 initiates the first weekend of this solar month, joined by the Moon in LIBRA — social activities, romantic connections & new friendships could be especially rewarding!
However, you could experience some blockages, obstacles or delays as the frustrating Mars-Saturn square comes to a head on the morning of October 27; be patient, disciplined & diligent —this, too, will pass. Utilize the potency of the New Moon in SCORPIO (on October 27 at 8:38 pm PDT) to propel you to new heights! The will power, determination & courage for tackling big things are available to you from this point on — plant the seeds of future achievement! At the same time, a wild, crazy & topsy-turvy energy is in the air as the unpredictable Sun/Uranus opposition peaks early on October 28. Shocks, surprises, interruptions, separations, breakups, breakthroughs or radical changes could arise out of left field, along with electrical storms, power outages or computer glitches. Be prepared and put your emergency supply kit in order. Life can be erratic, edgy, divisive and disruptive at this time — expect the unexpected! The spacey Mars-Neptune inconjunct, also on the 28th, requires vigilance & awareness amidst a chaotic, confusing time.
The Mercury-Venus conjunction on October 30 could calm things down and stimulate deeper connections with friends & lovers, as well as with those in leadership roles. Then on October 31, Mercury begins its 3-week retrograde cycle in SCORPIO – Happy Halloween! It’s now the time to go back over those pesky details, review your personal & professional priorities and reexamine the direction you’ve been going (it’s no wonder that Brexit is being delayed once again). Penetrate beneath the surface and confront any submerged feelings, resentments, jealousies or judgments that may be causing stagnation and keeping you from moving forward. Avoid sarcasm, put-downs & one-upmanship games. Delay purchases of vehicles, computers, phones or electronics and avoid signing contracts or initiating start-ups of any kind while this cycle is in effect. Instead, use this period to put your life in order and catch up with yourself.Once Venus leaves SCORPIO and moves on to SAGITTARIUS on November 1, a spirit of optimism, humor & adventure will emerge. Social interactions, which could revolve around educational, travel or sporting activities, will become more uplifting & expansive. Take it easy as the turbulent Mars-Pluto square builds up on November 5; find healthy ways to let off steam. Things will settle down and you’ll feel more grounded & in the flow as the Sun-Saturn sextile, the Sun-Neptune trine and the Saturn-Neptune sextile all come together on November 8. It promises a productive weekend ahead, especially with the intellectually-stimulating Mercury-Pluto sextile on the 9th; the Moon in ARIES will add some playfulness to the mix. Increased clarity & perceptiveness can arise with the Sun-Mercury conjunction on November 11.
The Full Moon in SCORPIO/TAURUS, which peaks on November 12 at 5:34 am PST, is likely to bring some long-simmering issues into full boil. This is a time when crises, power struggles, violence and personal vendettas can erupt, and issues involving territorial boundaries, gun control and sexual improprieties could be exposed to daylight. Strive for balance between your professional & public world – and your domestic life. Stand firm, protect your home & loved ones and stay away from potentially difficult situations, people and places – like an eagle, rise above it all! The Mars-Jupiter sextile, also on the 12th, can help you see the big picture and inspire a positive overview of what’s going on; this would also be a good time to make travel plans for the holidays.
Much can be achieved on November 13 as three potent aspects converge: the practical Mercury-Saturn sextile, the creative Sun-Pluto sextile and the imaginative Mercury-Neptune trine. Mark that day on your calendar and put this planetary energy to good use! You could experience some confusion, misunderstanding or disappointment with a friend or social situation due to the Venus-Neptune square on November 14; be compassionate as well as careful.
Late on November 18, Mars enters its own sign, SCORPIO; expect things to intensify as life shifts up to high gear — fasten your seat belt! Push ahead with your goals and empower yourself. Take the high road — strive for self-control, and personal mastery. And for a fine finish to this solar month, Mercury turns direct mid-day on November 20 – the review period will now be complete and you can move forward confidently with your plans & purchases. May you find success in all your endeavors!!
© 2019 Diane Elizabeth Clarke