This year’s Scorpio season is all about reflecting and reviewing this year so far. Scorpio is a fixed water sign and the 8th sign of the zodiac. Scorpios have an intimate connection with the world that many do not understand, usually characterizing them as the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac. Scorpio represents the mysterious 8th house that rules birth, death, and sex.
On October 31, Mercury, the planet of communication, goes into retrograde for 3 weeks. During this period, Mercury will travel backwards in the sky, signaling a time to review an areas of our lives that we may feel uncertain about. You may have negative associations about Mercury going into retrograde due to influence of pop culture but do not fear. Scorpio season embodies transformation and with this retrograde that transformation will be all the more heightened. Astrology is a tool to learn about yourself; use it wisely and you will see many changes. Slow down and listen deeply, ask yourself if you are resisting your truth and switch your perspective.
*Sun signs represent only a fraction of who you are on an astrological level and can lend itself as inaccurate without taking into consideration your moon and rising signs when reading your monthly predictions.*
Celebrate yourself this month, dear Scorpio! With Mercury in retrograde in Scorpio for the next few weeks you are about to uncover many hidden truths about yourself. You may notice your intuition is heightened as you enlist on your senses to guide you through this time.
The sun lights up your 1st house of self-representing your power of regeneration by releasing the past. Begin your personal new year by letting go of habits you have accumulated that do not serve you. This new moon will be incredibly healing signaling a new beginning.
Scorpio season will activate your 12th house of dreams. Take advantage of this restful period and slow down as you may be feeling more introverted than usual. The new moon in Scorpio will allow you to recharge and find a freshness you have been yearning for. Especially with Mercury in retrograde it is important to heed any signs of burnout or fatigue in your body or mind.
Stop and reflect whatever has been making you feel limited. Ponder how you can push past this rut and pay special attention to your dreams this November.
You have a knack for accomplishing whatever you set your mind to, dear Capricorn. As your 11th house, which represents friendships and extended networks, you may reach your goals with a little support from your friends. The new moon in Scorpio allows you to explore how teamwork can benefit your work.
A support system can help you connect and clarify your desires. Although you may usually prefer to go through these processes alone, this combined energy has the power to transform your outlook on moving through the world.
During Scorpio season, the sun’s trip through your 10th house will focus on your career Aquarius. Mercury and Venus are also in your 10th house which amplifies the emphasis on career, legacy and authority figures. Now is the time to take ownership of your professional life.
In addition, the new moon in Scorpio will push you to keep an open mind as it will beam directly through this area of your chart as your opposing planetary ruler. This lunation is a very important time in your year, an important decision is to be made regarding your home vs. your career.
Do not limit yourself this month, dear Pisces. This is especially true throughout this Pluto-ruled season, as the sun, Mercury, and Venus will be transiting through your expansive 9th house of education, travel, and opportunity. It may be hard to take a realistic perspective on life but thankfully this season will bring deep clarity in regard to the bigger picture.
Ask yourself what your long-term goals look like. This period could bring unexpected news or unseen opportunities to bring you closure to your goals as the year comes to a close.
The Scorpio Sun brings healing and regeneration to your 8th House of Intimacy, dear Aries. Intense feelings may arise, desire, passion, jealousy, to remind you of your shadow side. It is important you recognize and release what gets in the way of emotional fulfillment.
This is not the time to go into it alone, instead, focus on teaming up with a trusted supporter to produce a more powerful energetic influence. Put your need for control on the back burner and practice releasing what does not serve you this season.
This month will highlight the way you operate in the world in relation to your 7th house of partners. Take November to uncover the root of old patterns and move past toxic partnerships. You don’t have to be completely self-sufficient right now; it’s OK to show vulnerability and ask for support.
The sun, Mercury, and Venus are activating opposite to Scorpio this season and you will feel out of your comfort zone. With the help of non-committal Uranus in your sign, your freedom of expression is abundant. Use this to your advantage as you make changes this Scorpio season.
This month will propel you into your most motivated self, Gemini. Scorpio season is here to help you reach your goals with dedicated spirit. The new moon in Scorpio is the perfect opportunity to regain your confidence from past downfalls earlier in the year.
With Pluto, Scorpio’s planetary ruler, which travels through your 8th house of intimacy and transformation, you are destined for growth. This period will center you and bring clarity to any part of your being that is in a haze. Focus on self-improvement and November shall be productive.
While the sun moves through your 5th house of romance, you will want to ensure you’re giving enough love to yourself. Heartfelt interactions are second nature to you, in terms of giving to others, that is. Romance, creativity, and authenticity will be major themes this season.
The new moon in Scorpio will allow you to become more inclined to go with the flow, unlike your usual nature. Take a deeper look at who and what feeds your joy and delve deeper into those things. You are bound for creativity and passion, Cancer, it’s only a matter of time until your life is full of both.
The Scorpio Sun in your 4th house of home, family, and emotional security calls you inward to discover deep sources of nourishment and power. Memories of childhood and family past may surface during this time. It’s time to look inward, Leo.
Scorpio season is the perfect nesting season but that doesn’t mean it will be comfortable. This time is about hidden truths existing within your personal life. The new moon in Scorpio will highlight these hidden truths to bring about clarity. Ask yourself what needs to change.
The sun, Mercury, and Venus are transiting through your third house of communication this month, Virgo. Scorpio’s powerful planetary ruler, Pluto, will restructure and challenging you. What’s stopping you from executing that exciting passion project you’ve had in the works? Scorpio season is here to give you a brand-new perspective, but it’s ultimately up to you.
This area of your chart also revolves around technology and community efforts, so this could bring an important conversation, or perhaps even a contract. Double and triple check everything. Mercury stations retrograde on Halloween, so reading between the lines is necessary.
This season feels like a new chapter for you, Libra. With three heavenly bodies shaking up your comfort-seeking second house of finances, you’ll become a slave to your Venusian desires in no time. This area of your chart also has a lot to do with the unique gifts you possess, along with your self-worth, so feel free to take some much-needed time for yourself.
The new moon in Scorpio will activate this area of your chart while opposing electric Uranus via your eighth house of sex and shared resources. How much is too much? Are your emotional and financial needs being met? Make sure you’re being compensated for all of your efforts, too.
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