Scorpio 2017

SCORPIO AT A GLANCE

Element – Water

Ruling Planet – Pluto

Co-ruling Planet – Mars

Career Planet – Sun

Love Planet – Venus

Money Planet – Jupiter

Planet of Health and Work – Mars

Planet of Home and Family Life – Uranus

Colour – red-violet

Colour that promotes love, romance and social harmony – green

Colour that promotes earning power – blue

Gems – bloodstone, malachite, topaz

Metals – iron, radium, steel

Scents – cherry blossom, coconut, sandalwood, watermelon

Quality – fixed (= stability)

Quality most needed for balance – a wider view of things

Strongest virtues – loyalty, concentration, determination, courage, depth

Deepest needs – to penetrate and transform

Characteristics to avoid – jealousy, vindictiveness, fanaticism

Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Cancer, Pisces

Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Taurus, Leo, Aquarius

Sign most helpful to career – Leo

Sign most helpful for emotional support – Aquarius

Sign most helpful financially – Sagittarius

Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Taurus

Sign most helpful for creative projects – Pisces

Best Sign to have fun with – Pisces

Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Cancer, Libra

Best day of the week – Tuesday

Understanding a Scorpio

One symbol of the sign of Scorpio is the phoenix. If you meditate upon the legend of the phoenix you will begin to understand the Scorpio character – his or her powers and abilities, interests and deepest urges.

The phoenix of mythology was a bird that could recreate and reproduce itself. It did so in a most intriguing way: it would seek a fire – usually in a religious temple – fly into it, consume itself in the flames and then emerge a new bird. If this is not the ultimate, most profound transformation, then what is?

Transformation is what Scorpios are all about – in their minds, bodies, affairs and relationships (Scorpios are also society’s transformers). To change something in a natural, not an artificial way, involves a transformation from within. This type of change is radical change as opposed to a mere cosmetic make-over. Some people think that change means altering just their appearance, but this is not the kind of thing that interests a Scorpio. Scorpios seek deep, fundamental change. Since real change always proceeds from within, a Scorpio is very interested in – and usually accustomed to – the inner, intimate and philosophical side of life.

Scorpios are people of depth and intellect. If you want to interest them you must present them with more than just a superficial image. You and your interests, projects or business deals must have real substance to them in order to stimulate a Scorpio. If they haven’t, he or she will find you out – and that will be the end of the story.

If we observe life – the processes of growth and decay – we see the transformational powers of Scorpio at work all the time. The caterpillar changes itself into a butterfly; the infant grows into a child and then an adult. To Scorpios this definite and perpetual transformation is not something to be feared. They see it as a normal part of life. This acceptance of transformation gives Scorpios the key to understanding the true meaning of life.

Scorpios’ understanding of life (including life’s weaknesses) makes them powerful warriors – in all senses of the word. Add to this their depth, patience and endurance and you have a powerful personality. Scorpios have good, long memories and can at times be quite vindictive – they can wait years to get their revenge. As a friend, though, there is no one more loyal and true than a Scorpio. Few are willing to make the sacrifices that a Scorpio will make for a true friend.

The results of a transformation are quite obvious, although the process of transformation is invisible and secret. This is why Scorpios are considered secretive in nature. A seed will not grow properly if you keep digging it up and exposing it to the light of day. It must stay buried – invisible – until it starts to grow. In the same manner, Scorpios fear revealing too much about themselves or their hopes to other people. However, they will be more than happy to let you see the finished product – but only when it is completely unwrapped. On the other hand, Scorpios like knowing everyone else’s secrets as much as they dislike anyone knowing theirs.

Finance

Love, birth, life as well as death are Nature’s most potent transformations; Scorpios are interested in all of these. In our society, money is a transforming power, too, and a Scorpio is interested in money for that reason. To a Scorpio money is power, money causes change, money controls. It is the power of money that fascinates them. But Scorpios can be too materialistic if they are not careful. They can be overly awed by the power of money, to a point where they think that money rules the world.

Even the term ‘plutocrat’ comes from Pluto, the ruler of the sign of Scorpio. Scorpios will – in one way or another – achieve the financial status they strive for. When they do so they are careful in the way they handle their wealth. Part of this financial carefulness is really a kind of honesty, for Scorpios are usually involved with other people’s money – as accountants, lawyers, stockbrokers or corporate managers – and when you handle other people’s money you have to be more cautious than when you handle your own.

In order to fulfil their financial goals, Scorpios have important lessons to learn. They need to develop qualities that do not come naturally to them, such as breadth of vision, optimism, faith, trust and, above all, generosity. They need to see the wealth in Nature and in life, as well as in its more obvious forms of money and power. When they develop generosity their financial potential reaches great heights, for Jupiter, the Lord of Opulence and Good Fortune, is Scorpio’s money planet.

Career and Public Image

Scorpio’s greatest aspiration in life is to be considered by society as a source of light and life. They want to be leaders, to be stars. But they follow a very different road than do Leos, the other stars of the zodiac. A Scorpio arrives at the goal secretly, without ostentation; a Leo pursues it openly. Scorpios seek the glamour and fun of the rich and famous in a restrained, discreet way.

Scorpios are by nature introverted and tend to avoid the limelight. But if they want to attain their highest career goals they need to open up a bit and to express themselves more. They need to stop hiding their light under a bushel and let it shine. Above all, they need to let go of any vindictiveness and small-mindedness. All their gifts and insights were given to them for one important reason – to serve life and to increase the joy of living for others.

Love and Relationships

Scorpio is another zodiac sign that likes committed clearly defined, structured relationships. They are cautious about marriage, but when they do commit to a relationship they tend to be faithful – and heaven help the mate caught or even suspected of infidelity! The jealousy of the Scorpio is legendary. They can be so intense in their jealousy that even the thought or intention of infidelity will be detected and is likely to cause as much of a storm as if the deed had actually been done.

Scorpios tend to settle down with those who are wealthier than they are. They usually have enough intensity for two, so in their partners they seek someone pleasant, hard-working, amiable, stable and easy-going. They want someone they can lean on, someone loyal behind them as they fight the battles of life. To a Scorpio a partner, be it a lover or a friend, is a real partner – not an adversary. Most of all a Scorpio is looking for an ally, not a competitor.

If you are in love with a Scorpio you will need a lot of patience. It takes a long time to get to know Scorpios, because they do not reveal themselves readily. But if you persist and your motives are honourable, you will gradually be allowed into a Scorpio’s inner chambers of the mind and heart.

Home and Domestic Life

Uranus is ruler of Scorpio’s 4th solar house of home and family. Uranus is the planet of science, technology, changes and democracy. This tells us a lot about a Scorpio’s conduct in the home and what he or she needs in order to have a happy, harmonious home life.

Scorpios can sometimes bring their passion, intensity and willfulness into the home and family, which is not always the place for these qualities. These traits are good for the warrior and the transformer, but not so good for the nurturer and family member. Because of this (and also because of their need for change and transformation) the Scorpio may be prone to sudden changes of residence. If not carefully constrained, the sometimes inflexible Scorpio can produce turmoil and sudden upheavals within the family.

Scorpios need to develop some of the virtues of Aquarius in order to cope better with domestic matters. There is a need to build a team spirit at home, to treat family activities as truly group activities – family members should all have a say in what does and does not get done. For at times a Scorpio can be most dictatorial. When a Scorpio gets dictatorial it is much worse than if a Leo or Capricorn (the two other power signs in the zodiac) does. For the dictatorship of a Scorpio is applied with more zeal, passion, intensity and concentration than is true of either a Leo or Capricorn. Obviously this can be unbearable to family members – especially if they are sensitive types.

In order for a Scorpio to get the full benefit of the emotional support that a family can give, he or she needs to let go of conservatism and be a bit more experimental, to explore new techniques in childrearing, be more democratic with family members and to try to manage things by consensus rather than by autocratic edict.

Horoscope for 2017

Major Trends

Saturn in your money house these past two years has placed additional financial burdens and responsibilities on you. There’s been no way you could avoid them, so there has been a feeling of financial ‘tightness’. This is not what it seems. The cosmos has been calling you to reorganize this area. Make it healthier. Manage your money and resources better. This trend continues in the year ahead.

In spite of this feeling of tightness, you will end the year richer than when you began. Your financial planet, Jupiter, will move into your sign on October 11. This begins a multi-year cycle of prosperity. More on this later.

Pluto, the ruler of your Horoscope, has been in your 3rd house of communication since 2008. You have been more conservative and traditional of late (and perhaps took a lot of flak over this – it probably didn’t make you popular). You have been focused on intellectual activities – writing, blogging, teaching, sales and marketing. Many of you have been taking courses in subjects that interest you. You’ve been exploring the intellectual world – the life of the mind. Whatever the level of your previous education, you’re becoming more intellectual than usual. This trend will continue for many more years.

Neptune has been in your 5th house since 2012. Your view of fun is becoming more refined and spiritualized. Spiritual forms of entertainment have become more interesting. Spiritual and inspirational films and plays are attracting you now. Children and children figures in your life are more spiritual, but in some cases this can show more involvement with drugs and alcohol.

Uranus has been in your 6th house of health since 2011. He will be there for the rest of the year ahead, but is getting ready to leave in the next two years. This aspect indicates much experimentalism in health matters. You have been making many dramatic changes to the health regime and this is an ongoing process. More on this later.

Jupiter spends most of the year in your spiritual 12th house, making it a very spiritual year. You’ll discover that spiritual understanding is not just something abstract or nebulous. It has very practical – and bottom line – consequences. More on details later.

Your most important interests in the year ahead are the body and image (from October 11 onwards); finance; communication and intellectual interests; children, fun and creativity; health and work; and spirituality (until October 11).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are spirituality (until October 11); the body and image (from October 11 onwards); friends, groups, group and online activities (until April 29); and career (from April 29 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. Now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health looks good this year Scorpio. There are no long-term planets in stressful alignment with you, and by the end of the year four long-term planets will be in harmonious aspect with you – a very good health signal. You have lots of energy. Of course, there will be periods in the year where health and energy are less easy than usual. However, these are temporary things caused by short-term transits. They’re not trends for the year ahead. When the difficult transits pass your normal health and energy return.

This is good news for those of you with pre-existing conditions. They should ease up this year and not be so troublesome. In many cases there will be actual healing. Perhaps some health professional, or therapy, or medication, or supplement will get the credit, but the truth is that the cosmic energy was supporting you.

Good though your health is, power in your 6th house indicates that there is great focus here. Perhaps you are overly focused – more than you need to be. You could be so focused that every little twinge or ache gets magnified beyond proportion. Most likely there is nothing to these things. (The Moon could be in the wrong place at the time; when she moves away, the ache disappears.)

Your health is good, although you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas in your chart:

  • The colon, bladder and sexual organs. These are always important for a Scorpio. It is important to keep the colon clean. Herbal colonics are generally good for you. Safe sex and sexual moderation are also important. (Scorpio tends to overdo this area.)
  • The head, face and scalp. These are also always important for you. These areas should be regularly massaged. This will not only strengthen these areas but the whole body too. There are reflexes in these areas that help the whole body. Craniosacral therapy is a generally good therapy for Scorpio.
  • The musculature. Muscles need to be kept in tone. A weak muscle can knock the spine and skeleton out of alignment and this will cause hosts of other problems. Vigorous physical exercise (according to your age and stage in life) is important.
  • The adrenals. Again, very important for you, Scorpio. Avoid anger and fear – the two emotions that stress the adrenal glands.
  • The ankles and calves. These have only become important since 2011. Both areas should be regularly massaged as part of your normal health regime. Give the ankles more support when exercising.

Uranus in your 6th house shows an affinity for alternative rather than orthodox medicine. But the new cutting-edge technologies in orthodox medicine could be alluring. You love what is new and trendy.

There are many short-term trends in health. Mars, your health planet, moves fairly quickly. He changes signs and houses approximately every 45 days. These trends are best covered in the monthly reports.

Home and Family

The home and family arena has been turbulent for many years now. You don’t seem in harmony with them – and especially with one of the parents or parent figures in your life. The good news is that things are easier than the period of 2011 to 2014. But it’s still not the way it should be.

The important thing with a long-term struggle is to not make things worse than they need to be. Do your best to keep negativity to the minimum. There will be negativity – there are personal and financial disagreements these days – the issue is, how you handle it. There are no rules about this, only the principle of minimum negativity. Each will apply it in their own way.

The financial disagreements should resolve themselves after October 11. But the personal issues still remain. It will take much effort to maintain some semblance of harmony here.

Your health is good this year as we mentioned. But family or emotional discord could affect it adversely. So maintaining as much harmony as possible is actually a health issue. (If health problems arise (God forbid), restore harmony as quickly as possible.)

Your family planet Uranus has been in your 6th house of health since 2011, and many of the trends we’ve written about in previous years are still very much in effect. You’re installing health equipment – health gadgets – in the home. You’re getting rid of any kind of toxic materials in the home (and probably spending on this). The health of your family is a major priority. The home is becoming a health spa as much as a home.

Your family planet in the 6th house also indicates someone who works from home. So home offices and perhaps home-based businesses are being set up or being expanded. Family members could also be your employees (which is another complication in your relationship).

With Uranus as your family planet you’re someone who likes to upgrade the home continually. You like the modern, high-tech look. Your home is probably filled with gadgets – and when new products come on the market you’re one of the first to get them. You tend to move a lot. This year though, a move doesn’t seem likely; 2018 is a more likely year for this.

Siblings and sibling figures are also experiencing family instability. A move though is not likely this year. (There’s nothing against it however.) A parent or parent figure can move from October 11 onwards – there is good fortune in the purchase or sale of a home. Children and children figures in your life are having stable family years. Grandchildren (if you have them) are likely to move after October 11.

If you’re planning to redecorate or to buy decorative objects for the home, January 29 to February 18 is a good time. If you’re planning construction work or major repairs in the home, January 28 to March 10 is a good time for this.

Finance and Career

The year ahead, as we mentioned, will be prosperous. But until October 11, you’re in a preparation period. Ninety per cent of life is preparation. The actual happenings – the results – are only a small fraction of it. Jupiter, your financial planet, spends most of the year in your spiritual 12th house. This means that spiritual – interior – revelation is happening in your financial life and attitudes. Revelation is a great thing, but while it’s happening it is not so pleasant. Light shining in a dark room reveals jewels and hidden treasures, but also many unpleasant things. There can be scandals involving the money people in your life. Secret machinations in your financial life or investments are going on and you’ll probably find out about them. But along with this – if you’re open to guidance – will be revelation on how to deal with these things.

Jupiter in the 12th house shows that you are developing financial intuition this year. Intuition is always the short-cut to wealth. Generally work is involved, but intuition guides you to the fastest way.

You seem more philanthropic in the year ahead. More generous. You’re giving to charities and to altruistic causes. When you hear a tale of woe or sob story, the wallet opens.

Jupiter in Libra shows a good affinity for the beauty industry this year – for art, fashion, cosmetics, jewellery and antiques. These are interesting investments – either in a physical way or through buying shares in companies involved in these things. You’re probably spending more on these things. This aspect of Jupiter also shows an affinity for oil, natural gas, shipping, shipbuilders, the fishing industry and industries involved with water.

The most important development with Jupiter in the 12th house is learning about (and in many cases going deeper into) the spiritual dimensions of wealth. This is a year where you learn to ‘tap into’ the resources of the universe, rather than just working with your own resources. More on this later.

There is a danger of overspending on the home and family. This can be a stress.

Saturn, as we have mentioned, is in your money house. He’s been there for the past two years (since Christmas 2014). This is also part of the preparation that you’re going through. If you’re to attain the financial goals you aspire to – and they seem high – you need preparation. The intuition is getting trained (with Jupiter in your 12th house) and the financial life in general needs to be reorganized – restructured. This restructuring is almost over, but you’ve got a year to go. You’ve got to use the resources you have more effectively. In many cases assets and investments – or spending – need to be shifted around. Waste is being eliminated. A solid foundation is being built. Long-term financial plans – investment and savings plans – are being created. And, if you stick to them, wealth will be assured over the long haul.

Jupiter will move into your own sign on October 11. This is when the money starts rolling in. Financial windfalls will happen. The money people in your life will cater to you and offer you opportunities. There will be luck in speculations. Children and children figures will be financially supportive. You will dress more expensively. People will see you as someone who is prospering. You will be the ‘money person’ to many others in your life. Most importantly, you will feel wealthy. Finally, when Saturn leaves your money house at the end of the year (on December 21) the prosperity increases even further. It was all worth the wait.

There are a lot of career changes happening this year. There are two Solar Eclipses and these always affect your career, company and industry. There is also a third eclipse – a Lunar Eclipse on February 11 – that impacts on the career as it occurs in your career house. So there is a lot of drama here. I feel the changes will be good ones and the dramas will work in your favour. The Moon’s North Node enters your 10th career house on April 29.

Love and Social Life

Your 7th house of love and social activities is not strong this year. It is not prominent. Only short-term (fast-moving) planets will move through there in the year ahead. This tends to the status quo. Those who are married will most likely stay married and singles will stay single. You seem more or less at ease with things as they are and have no need to make major changes, or to focus here unduly.

This situation – this lull – is only temporary. Enjoy the quiet. Next year Uranus will start his move into your 7th house and by 2019 will be established there for the long haul. This is when the excitement begins. There will not be a dull moment in love for seven more years. The whole social life will undergo dramatic change. We will cover this more fully next year.

Venus, your love planet, is a fast-moving planet. In a given year she will move through every sector of your chart. Only the Moon and Mercury move faster than her. So, love, romantic and social opportunities can happen in many ways and through many people – depending on where Venus is at a given time and the aspects she receives. Also, it shows that you’re a person whose needs in love change quickly. Those involved romantically with a Scorpio need to understand this. They are not being ‘fickle’. They are just responding to Venus’s different moves. These short-term trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Your love planet will make one of her rare retrogrades this year. She does this once every two years (all the other planets that retrograde, with the exception of Mars, regularly retrograde every year – and Mercury goes backwards four times this year). So a Venus retrograde is a headline. She will be retrograde from March 4 to April 15. This is a time for a romantic review. The romantic life will tend to slow down; relationships can seem to go backwards. None of this should be taken too seriously. It is a pause – a regrouping – a space where clarity can be attained. Don’t make important love decisions during that period.

Venus will spend a lot of time in Aries this year – over three months, triple her usual time in a sign. Thus there are love opportunities at the workplace, with co-workers or with people involved in your health.

Your 11th house of friendships seems happy. The Moon’s North Node will be in this house until April 29. This indicates excess. Perhaps your problem is too many friends. But this is a good problem to have.

Self-Improvement

Your 12th house of spirituality is strong this year, as we mentioned above. This is a year for much internal growth. Great things are happening to you internally, but it’s not yet visible to the world. These changes will start to be visible after October 11 and well into next year. Those of you already on a spiritual path will make great progress this year. There will be many spiritual breakthroughs – and these are most joyous when they happen. Your spiritual abilities – ESP abilities – are greatly enhanced. The dream life becomes very active and often prophetic. Your dreams should be written down and studied; they are significant.

Those of you not yet on a spiritual path, or who are just dabbling (a normal stage on the road) will perhaps embark on such a path this year. You will probably experience many strange coincidences – the spirit’s way to call you closer.

This year spiritual practice is not a ‘discipline’ where one ‘sets the jaw like flint’. It is fun and enjoyable (and profitable too). It is something you will look forward to.

Scorpio is a warrior soul. The world is a dangerous place and only the strong and the smart survive. But in spiritual matters, this tendency must be laid aside. With Venus as your spiritual planet, love is the way. There is a need to develop the love nature. So, mantra chanting, singing, drumming and dancing are valid spiritual paths for you. Any practice that strengthens your love and devotion is good.

Jupiter is your financial planet. His presence in your 12th house shows you’re developing your financial intuition this year. You’re making it a tool in your financial arsenal. But there’s more to it than that. This is a year where you go deeper into the spiritual dimensions of wealth. There is Wall Street’s perspective and there is the Divine perspective and they are radically different. Everyone yearns for financial freedom and independence. But in truth these things are impossible without a spiritual understanding of supply. Even the richest of worldly people are dependent on many things – the market, the economy, government decisions, etc., etc. But a person who understands the spiritual dimension is free of all of this. He or she relies only on the Divine Supply – nothing else matters.

No matter what is going on at the job or in the worldly economy, the Divine Supply will happen – the need of the hour will always be met. Others might have larger portfolios than you, but how much you own is never the issue. The issue is only ‘how much the Divine has’ – and he has it all.

The laws of spiritual supply are not complex to understand, but they are usually difficult to put into practice. Some people manage it more easily than others. There is much ‘human learning’ – many subconscious fears and beliefs – that must be overcome. And this is what takes time. Many of you already understand much about this. This is a year to go deeper into it. Read as much as you can on the subject – there is much literature out there if you look. Practise what you learn. The practice will bring results.

Financial guidance will come to you in dreams and through astrologers, psychics, tarot readers, spiritual channels, gurus or guru-type figures this year. If you feel confused, see one of these people.

Weekly Forecast

January

Best Days Overall: 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 27, 28

Best Days for Love: 2, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 10, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 27, 28

You’re in a very good period for starting new projects and ventures this month. Both your personal Solar cycle and the Universal one are waxing (growing). Best of all, the planetary momentum is strongly forward this month. After the 7th all the planets are moving forward. The 1st to the 12th and the 28th to the 31st are especially good, as the Moon is also waxing. Spring is generally a good time to start new things, but retrograde activity will be stronger then. Now seems better in your case.

You begin your year with the bottom half of your chart dominant. From the 1st to the 6th and from the 21st onwards 90 per cent of the planets are below the horizon. So, career is not much of an issue for you right now. This is a time for inner wellness, for getting the home base in right order. You’re building up the forces for the next career push later in the year. Nature is never go-go-go. She has a rhythm. It is good to work with this rhythm.

Your overall health is excellent this year and this month. But after the 19th it is a little less so. This is nothing serious; the Sun moves into stressful alignment and will pass by next month. If you feel under the weather, foot massage is powerful until the 28th, and head and scalp massage will be powerful after then.

Your mission this month (your spiritual career) is to gain knowledge and information, until the 19th. For some of you it might mean teaching what you know to others. It is important for you to be there for siblings and sibling figures in your life. After the 19th your mission is the home, family and your emotional wellness. Without this there will be no lasting outer career success.

Gaining and disseminating knowledge is not only interesting in its own right but it also helps the bottom line. Spending on books or periodicals seems a good investment. Your financial intuition is important and this will improve after the 19th. The gut feelings are more reliable too. Prosperity is better after the 19th than before (although it’s OK earlier in the month).

Your love planet Venus enters Pisces on the 3rd and spends the rest of the month there. This makes love idealistic and tender. The spouse, partner or current love seems unusually sensitive, so tread lightly and watch your voice tone and body language.

Venus has her solstice from the 29th to the 31st. This indicates a pause in your social life and then a change of direction. Mars’s solstice from the 27th to the 31st shows a pause in the workplace. These pauses are good – like holidays. You come back refreshed.

February

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 9, 10, 24, 25

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 9, 10, 19, 20, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 14, 15, 19, 20, 24, 25

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 26, 27

This is still a great period to start new projects, launch new ventures or products now. Up to February 6 is the optimal time: the Moon will be waxing and all the planets are moving forward. On the 6th, your financial planet, Jupiter, starts to go into retrograde motion, so you want to start before that.

Though we have two eclipses this month, you’re basically in a happy period. On the 18th you enter one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. So although there is much change and upheaval going on, you’re managing to enjoy yourself.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 11th (in America this happens on the 10th) has a strong effect on you, so take it easy that period. You don’t need to be involved in daredevil stunts or break any athletic records. This eclipse occurs in your 10th house of career and signals career changes. These changes can take many forms. There can be shakeups in your company or industry. There can be changes in the top management of your company or changes in company policy. Often government changes regulations in your industry. Sometimes people actually change their career path. There are dramas in the lives of bosses, elders, parents or parent figures – life-changing events. Since the Moon, the eclipsed planet, rules your 9th house, foreign travel is best avoided this period. (If you have to, you have to – but unnecessary travel should be avoided.) There are shakeups in your place of worship. Students at college level make important changes to their educational plans. Often they change institutions or courses.

The Solar Eclipse of the 26th does not affect you as strongly – actually, it makes harmonious aspects to you. It won’t hurt, however, to reduce your schedule anyway. It might not be so kind to the people around you. This eclipse occurs in your 5th house and impacts on children or children figures in your life. They experience some dramatic change. Often this is quite normal; it can show puberty, sexual awakening, graduation – important, life-changing events. But children should be kept out of harm’s way over that period. Speculations are best avoided.

The dream life will probably be hyperactive this period – and not in a good way. The Solar Eclipse occurs in Pisces and very near to Neptune. Don’t pay too much attention to your dreams or be overly disturbed. The astral plane (the dream dimension) is stirred up and that is all that you’re seeing. Every Solar Eclipse affects the career, the industry and your company. Also bosses, parents and parent figures. It is, in this regard, more or less a repeat of the Lunar Eclipse of the 11th. Because Neptune is involved in this eclipse there can be scandals or unpleasant revelations in your company or industry.

Finances are good this month – especially until the 18th. But try to wrap up important purchases or investments before the 6th and Jupiter’s retrograde. Your financial planet will be retrograde for a few months now. This will slow things down, but it won’t stop earnings.

March

Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 16, 17, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 9, 10, 23, 24, 30

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 3, 9, 18, 27, 30

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24

Best Days for Career: 7, 9, 10, 16, 27, 28

The Western, social sector of your chart has been dominant since last month (from February 7), and this sector will be strong for many more months. The planetary power is moving away from you and towards others. This means that you should start focusing more on others rather than your own self-interest. You’re cultivating your social skills now. You have many skills and gifts but these things are not the issue, now. How well you get on with others is what is important in this period. Hopefully you are in happy conditions and circumstances. If there are problems here, make note, and wait until the planets shift back to the East (in about five months’ time) to make changes. Things get done by consensus now and not by direct action.

You’re still in a yearly personal pleasure peak until the 20th. It is important for you to have some fun and to enjoy your life. Doing things you love fosters emotional wellness, which is important now. Your outer career is not that important now. Your children and children figures in your life are more important.

Your 6th house of health and work is very strong this month. It’s not wise to overly focus on your health. Your health is good. There’s no need to magnify every little ache or pain into something serious. Better to focus on your work. It is a very good time to do those boring, detailed tasks, now such as filing, bookkeeping, tax returns, etc. You have the energy and the mood for this. Job seekers have good fortune this month – especially from the 20th onwards. Likewise those who hire others.

Your health planet, Mars, moves into your 7th house on the 10th and spends the rest of the month there. Thus, love becomes an issue in health. If there are problems in love, the physical health can be affected. Should this happen (God forbid), restore harmony as quickly as possible. Neck and throat massage will enhance the health (as well as the ways mentioned in the yearly report).

Love is complicated this month. Your love planet, Venus, goes retrograde on the 4th (until April 15). Thus a current relationship can be stalled or feel like it’s going backwards. You and the beloved are not in agreement. Perhaps you’re in conflict. But don’t make any important decisions one way or another, not yet. By April 15 things will be clearer. Mars in your 7th house is not the best aspect for love either. It can bring power struggles in love – and that’s guaranteed to kill any kind of romantic feeling. Also it can bring too much perfectionism into the relationship, too much criticism. Be careful of this.

April

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 22, 23, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 4, 12, 13, 23, 26, 27

Best Days for Money: 1, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 15, 16, 26, 27

The love life is improving this month. Venus retrogrades back into Pisces on the 2nd and spends most of the month there, and so there is more harmony with the beloved. But Mars is still in your 7th house until the 21st. You still have to be careful of power struggles and too much criticism. Perfection is good, but go about it in a gradual and loving way. The good news is that the Sun moves into your 7th house of love on the 19th. This initiates a yearly love and social peak. It shows that you’re focused on your relationship. It’s important, and you’re trying very hard. This will tend to save a relationship. Venus’s forward motion on the 15th will also help matters.

The Sun’s move into your 7th house indicates career-related social events. You should attend these as much as possible. It shows that you are mixing with power people in your world. Your social grace will help the career (as well as many other areas of your life).

For singles love opportunities happen in the usual places this month – at parties, gatherings, nightclubs, resorts and places of entertainment. Have fun with the beloved. Do fun kinds of things. This will do much to ease any tension between you.

Your health is still very good. Even after the 19th, as the Sun moves into stressful alignment with you, health will still be good. The Sun will be the only planet in stressful alignment after the 21st, when Mars moves away from his stressful aspect. So although this is not your optimal health period in the year, it’s nothing to be concerned about. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. Until the 21st add neck and throat massage; after that date add arm and shoulder massage instead.

Finances have been challenging since March 20. Your financial planet is not only retrograde, but he’s receiving stressful aspects. Important deals hit snags and miss deadlines. Clients can change their minds (perhaps a few times). Earnings will come but they’ll need more work. Be patient now.

The New Moon of the 26th is a ‘Super New Moon’. It occurs very near the Moon’s perigee (her closest distance to Earth). Thus it has more impact than the average New Moon. This will be a good career day for you. (Career is starting to become more important.) It is also an excellent day for college or postgraduate-level students. There is success at school. If you’re involved in legal issues, this is a good day for those things too.

May

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 19, 20, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 17, 18, 23, 24, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 24

Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26

Best Days for Career: 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 25, 26, 29, 30

The upper half of your chart – the sector of the outer life – will never be really dominant this year (and this has been the case for many years now). This is because the long-term planets (with the exception of Jupiter) are all in the bottom half of your chart. So, in general your life has been about emotional wellness and functioning from your emotional comfort zone for quite a while. But now, as the short-term planets begin to shift to the upper half of your chart, you can start paying more attention to the career. This shift begins to happen on the 6th – next month it will be stronger. The trick now is to pursue your career from a place of emotional harmony. Try not to violate that.

You’re still in a yearly love and social peak until the 20th. And, like last month, there is a lot of career-related social activity. Elders, bosses, parents and parent figures seem very interested in your love life and want to foster it along. (Perhaps they’re playing Cupid – making introductions, setting up blind dates, etc.) Venus in your 6th house all month (and now moving forwards) shows an attraction to health professionals or people involved in your health. Venus in Aries makes you more of a love-at-first-sight kind of person these days. Perhaps too impulsive in love. The workplace also seems a venue for romance.

Health is much improved after the 20th. There’s nothing seriously wrong before the 20th, but overall energy is slightly less than usual. Enhance your health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. Add some arm and shoulder massage too. Plain old fresh air is wonderful if you feel under the weather. Get out in the fresh air and just breathe deeply. The health planet Mars in the 8th house of regeneration all month shows that detox regimes are beneficial.

Though your financial planet is still retrograde this month, finances are much improved. Earnings come more easily than last month. Earning power is stronger. Finances will improve further after the 20th. You have excellent financial intuition this year – Jupiter is in your spiritual 12th house – but his retrograde suggests you need to verify such intuition.

We have another ‘Super New Moon’ this month on the 25th. (It occurs with the Moon very near her perigee.) So this will be a good career day and an excellent day for college or postgraduate students.

June

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 10, 11, 20, 21, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 22, 23, 30

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 13, 14, 24, 26, 27

Your 8th house of regeneration (your favourite house) became powerful on May 20 and is still powerful until the 21st. So this is a month of high libido. With your health planet still here until the 4th there is no need to overdo things. Listen to your body; it will tell you when enough is enough.

The 8th house deals with all of your important interests – sex, personal transformation, personal reinvention, death and resurrection. This is a great month to pursue these interests and you will see much progress here. When this house is strong it is a good time to get rid of the effete and useless material in our lives. This can be possessions, excess weight, toxins or effete material in the body – outmoded thought and emotional patterns. In the 8th house we renew ourselves by ‘elimination’. We grow by pruning and cutting. (The 9th house of expansion comes after the 8th house of elimination.)

This is a great month for tax and estate planning (if you are of the appropriate age). It is good for negotiating credit or refinancing debt. The spouse, partner or current love is prospering now – in a yearly financial peak. It is good (and you do this naturally anyway) to make other people rich – to put their financial interests ahead of your own. This concern will bring your own prosperity to you naturally.

Health is good all month and gets even better after the 21st. There is only one planet in stressful alignment with you at any one time – Mercury until the 6th, and Venus after the 6th. Swimming, water aerobics and water sports are healthy kinds of exercises from the 4th onwards. Diet becomes more of an issue after the 4th too. If you feel under the weather, the chances are you’re not eating right.

The beloved should stay out of harm’s way from the 2nd to the 4th. On the 6th Venus moved into your 7th house and starts to make very nice aspects to the ruler of your Horoscope, Pluto. Love is happy this month. There is harmony with the beloved. Singles will have romantic opportunity (the 23rd to the 25th looks especially good). You’re in the mood for love.

Mars, your health and work planet, spends most of the month ‘out of bounds’. Thus your work takes you outside your normal sphere. For job seekers, there is a need to go outside your usual boundaries for work opportunities. You seem this way in health matters too – though there’s nothing wrong. Perhaps you’re just exploring exotic kinds of therapies, health regimes or workouts.

July

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 22, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24

Best Days for Love: 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 13, 14, 23, 24

Health is excellent until the 20th, but afterwards you need to rest and relax more. Fatigue seems the main problem – overwork. The career is very successful from the 22nd onwards, but you’re earning every bit of it. If you feel under the weather, heat-oriented therapies are good from the 20th onwards. The steam room, sauna or hot bath – things that heat up the body and relax the muscles – are beneficial. Also pay more attention to the heart. Don’t become so busy that there’s no time to get out in the Sun. These health issues are short-lived and will pass next month.

The career is the main headline this month. This is the focus and rightly so. Home and family are always important these days, but you serve your family (and increase your emotional well-being) by succeeding in your outer life.

Mars, your health and work planet, crosses the Mid-heaven and enters your 10th house on the 20th. This shows that your good work ethic brings success. Superiors make note of this. It indicates much activity and aggressiveness in the career. Competitive battles are being fought. Good leadership is as important as your professional skills. (This aspect also shows that health is a priority and that you’re paying attention here.)

On the 22nd the Sun moves into your 10th house and you enter a yearly career peak. The Sun, your career planet, is very powerful in his own sign and house, and this foretells success. Your career abilities are enhanced.

Venus, your love planet, moves into Gemini, your 8th house, on the 5th. Good sex covers many sins in a relationship. The sexual chemistry is the main attraction, but it’s not everything. Good communication seems important too. Good communication these days is a form of sexual foreplay. Sexual magnetism is important but so is the gift of the gab. There is a happy romantic opportunity for singles on the 18th and 19th. For those of you who are attached it shows a happy social experience. Your erotic zones (aside from the normal ones) are the chest until the 16th and the abdomen afterwards. Arms and shoulders always tend to be erotic zones for you.

A parent or parent figure has a strong social month from the 20th onwards. If he or she is single there is romantic opportunity.

August

Best Days Overall: 9, 10, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21

Best Days for Love: 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 16, 24, 25, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 31

Career is still the main headline this month. Not only is your 10th house powerful, but there is a Solar Eclipse in this house on the 21st. So, there is a lot of activity and change happening in the career. Continue to watch the health this month – especially around the eclipse period. Those of you born late in the sign of Scorpio (November 19 to 22) are most affected – but all of you will feel it.

Health and energy should improve dramatically from the 23rd onwards (and most of you will feel better from the 22nd). In the meantime try to schedule more rest periods – though you still seem extremely busy. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report and continue to give special attention to the heart. Heat-oriented therapies – discussed last month – are still very effective.

There is a Lunar Eclipse on the 7th that affects you strongly. Reduce your schedule over that period and spend more quiet time at home. This eclipse occurs in your 4th house and affects the home and family. If there are hidden problems in the home, this is when you find out about them and can make the corrections. Family members (and especially a parent or parent figure) are more temperamental now and need more patience. Often this shows that they are experiencing life-changing kinds of events. Every Lunar Eclipse affects college-level students. They make changes in their educational plans. Foreign travel is best avoided during this period. If you must travel, try to schedule your trip round the eclipse – try not to be on the road or in the air at that time.

There are shakeups in your place of worship. Your religious and philosophical beliefs get tested. (This is a good thing, by the way – sometimes they need revision or discarding.) Since this eclipse impacts on Mars, job changes or changes in the conditions of work are afoot. Sometimes there are health scares too.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st is technically in your 10th house, but it occurs very close to the cusp (the border) of the 11th house so it affects both houses. There are career changes – changes in your corporate hierarchy, corporate policy or your industry. There are personal dramas in the lives of bosses, parents or parent figures. Friends have life-changing dramas too. Your high-tech equipment gets tested.

September

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 10, 16, 17, 30

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 10, 16, 17, 28

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 12, 13, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 16, 17, 19, 30

Last month on the 26th the planetary power made a major shift from the social West to the independent East. The planetary power now moves away from others and towards you. Personal independence and personal power is increasing day by day. You have the power to create your own happiness now. You need to start thinking about ‘Number One’ – yourself. The cycle of people pleasing is mostly over with. Now you have to please yourself. The cosmos is supporting you. This is not selfish as most people think. If you are happy, the world as a whole becomes a happier place. If every person takes responsibility for their own happiness, the overall happiness in the world will increase.

The career focus tapers off this month. Mars moves out of your 10th house on the 5th. Things are quieter. Less hectic. Mercury leaves on the 10th and Venus leaves on the 20th. Along with these moves come big improvements in health and overall energy. Probably the mood will improve as well. Health is enhanced through paying more attention to the small intestine. Abdominal massage would be good too.

Your 11th house of friends became powerful on August 22 and is even more powerful in the month ahead. Thus the social life is prominent now. The social life of the 11th house is different from the social life of the 7th house – it is more about friendships and platonic relationships than relationships of the heart. But Venus’s move into your 11th house (on the 20th) shows that romance can happen in this venue too. You can be involved in a group activity or organizational function and meet someone special. Sometimes friends like to play Cupid. And, sometimes someone whom you thought of as a friend becomes more than that. The online world is socially good this month – especially the social networks.

Venus in Virgo (from the 20th onwards) is not your best position for love. Venus is not comfortable in the sign of Virgo. She cannot function in her full strength. So your social magnetism is not up to its usual standards.

There is a very happy career opportunity between the 8th and 10th. You seem successful during that period.

Finances are good this month too. On the 22nd, as the Sun starts to travel with Jupiter, there will be financial expansion. Next month will be even better.

October

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 17, 18, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 1, 10, 11, 20, 22, 23, 24, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 9, 10, 13, 14, 19, 30

A happy, healthy and prosperous month ahead Scorpio. Enjoy!

Jupiter, your financial planet, makes a major (once in a year) move this month, from Libra into your own sign. This initiates a multi-year cycle of prosperity, bringing financial windfalls and happy opportunities. You have the image – the appearance – of wealth. You are the ‘money person’ to the people around you. This image of wealth brings all kinds of opportunities to you by the law of attraction – like attracts like. You spend on yourself and live a ‘higher’ kind of lifestyle. You can afford to. Financial opportunities seek you out. You just go about your daily business and they find you. The money people in your life are devoted to you.

The Sun, your career planet, will cross your Ascendant and enter your 1st house on the 23rd. This brings happy career opportunities to you. There’s no rush to accept anything, but the offers are there and you can be choosy. You not only look rich, but you look successful too. People see you this way. You are one of the ‘high and mighty’ these days.

The planetary power is now at its maximum Eastern position (and will remain there through next month as well). If you haven’t yet made the changes that make you happy, now is the time. You have the power and the money to create your own happiness. If you wait too long, the changes can still be made but with more difficulty.

The spiritual life is the other important headline this month: 60 per cent of the planets are either in your 12th house or moving through there this month. This is a lot of power. So, this is a month for spiritual breakthroughs, for direct and personal spiritual experiences. It is one thing to read something in a book or hear something in a workshop, but quite another to have the direct experience of a thing. This is what is happening for you this month. Get the spiritual life right – stay in harmony and attuned with the Divine within – and everything else will fall into place.

Health is excellent this month. You have the energy of ten people. There are no long-term planets stressing you out – in fact only the Moon will do so occasionally, but these stresses are mild and short term. Mars’s move into your 12th house on the 22nd shows that you benefit from spiritual-healing techniques. In the unlikely event that you feel under the weather, see a spiritual healer.

November

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 9, 10, 24, 25

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 6, 7, 16, 17, 26, 27

Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 16, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 28, 29

You have love, money, health and independence this month. There’s not much more one can ask from life. You’re very much your own person, having things your way. So long as these gifts are not abused, things are wonderful. Abuses can lead to problems later on down the road.

Health is fabulous this month. Imagine, there are no planets in stressful aspect with you. Only the Moon – and only occasionally – will make stressful aspects. And these pass very quickly. If there have been any pre-existing conditions, these seem in abeyance or much reduced. You’ll need to watch your weight these days though – the good life can make you pile on the pounds. Scorpios of childbearing age are much more fertile than usual now.

The physical appearance shines now. There is more than usual appeal to the opposite sex. Physical beauty is as much a function of energy as it is of form. Energy might even be more important than form. You look like someone who is ‘on top of the world’. You look and dress for success, and expensively. Scorpios are not usually flamboyant people, but these days you like to flaunt your wealth.

Venus moves into your sign on the 7th. For women this increases the physical beauty and grace. There is a natural sense of style. For a man it tends to bring younger women into the personal sphere. Venus’s move into your sign brings love that pursues you – whether you are male or female. It’s as if you can’t escape romance. If you are already in a relationship the beloved is very devoted to you – at your beck and call.

The 12th and 13th is an especially good love and financial period.

Jupiter in your sign is bringing money and financial opportunity, as we have mentioned. On the 22nd, as the Sun enters your money house, wealth increases even further. You enter a yearly financial peak. You have the financial favour of bosses, elders, parents or parent figures. They all seem financially supportive and provide financial opportunity.

Jupiter in your sign shows a good eye for companies involved with water – water utilities, water bottlers or purifiers, ships and shipping. Some of you might be buying your own boat these days. This position is also good for companies that make surgical supplies or that supply intelligence agencies.

Your health planet Mars spends the month in the 12th house. Your health is good, but this is a good month to explore spiritual healing – the role that spirit plays on the physical body.

December

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 7, 8, 21, 22, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 7, 8, 16, 17, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 16, 17

The rich get richer. Finances are even better this month than last (and that’s saying something). On the 21st, Saturn moves out of your money house, where he’s been for over two years. He has been a drag on the financial life. He slowed things down. He brought extra financial burdens that you couldn’t escape. He forced a reshuffling and reorganization of your finances. Worst of all, he brought a sense of financial pessimism. After the 21st, this is all over. Financial confidence is restored. Financial burdens seem removed (and if not removed, they are now so easily handled as to not feel like burdens). Saturn has done his job and now moves into your 3rd house to reorganize your intellectual life. Scorpios are deep thinkers by nature. But Saturn will take you even deeper. Your speech, thinking and writing will be more organized. You will be forced to do more homework before you talk – to know what you’re talking about. Frivolous speech will be a big no-no for the next two or so years.

Saturn’s move into your 3rd house impacts on your siblings or the sibling figures in your life. They are forced to take on more responsibility, to be more serious about life. Saturn knows how to do this.

You are still in the midst of a yearly financial peak until the 21st. So earnings are still very strong. Venus, the love planet, will move into the money house on the 1st and spend almost all month here. This shows the financial support of the spouse, partner or current love. It shows opportunities for financial partnerships or joint ventures. For singles it shows an allurement to wealth. Wealth is as much a turn-on as sexual magnetism (perhaps even more so). You like the good provider. Material gifts and financial support turn you on. Love opportunities come as you pursue your financial goals and with people involved in your finances.

Mars moves into your sign on the 9th, bringing energy and dynamism to your image. In a woman’s chart it brings younger men into the picture. In a man’s chart it increases physical energy and ‘macho’ flair. The testosterone levels soar.

Mars is your health and work planet. Thus job opportunities come to you. If you hire others, good employees find you. There’s nothing much you need to do – it happens naturally. Just go about your daily business.

Health is still very good. Mars in your sign shows that you look healthy too. (One can be healthy, but not necessarily appear that way.) You look physically fit. Good exercises now are swimming, water sports and water aerobics.

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