The romantic search may preoccupy many of you this year. Those
in a relationship may feel somewhat unsettled, unless there is
a feeling that what you have gives you everything you want. Try
to bring some romance back into your lives if you feel things
are struggling or uncertain. For the singles, you will be yearning
for a deep level of companionship to fulfill you, yet it may be
hard to find exactly what you want. Be discerning otherwise there
could be some disappointment as people or feelings prove to be
other than you hoped. Someone new or unusual could play a part
in your romantic life. If you look outside the familiar faces
or types, you may find the fulfillment you're seeking. It is important
to realize that with Uranus in Pisces, some of you may determine
on a course of pleasure and excitement in your romantic life.
Make sure you don't pay too higher price for the thrills if you
choose that path. If you seek the highest ideal of love, you'll
find fulfillment. Some of you will be called to a more spiritual
life and may find that people with strong spiritual interests
play a part in your emotional life this year.
As Mercury the messenger begins the year in retrograde motion
in Sagittarius and your solar second house, you may be looking
closely at your personal handling of money and your budgetting.
Get organized by setting goals. Work to a plan, but make changes
with regard to the practices of recent years. Get a fresh start.
Get some advice that shows or reveals different options, methods
or approaches. Some of you will be drawn to risks, gambles or
the more speculative venture. Make sure you take advice from those
in the know. A change of direction with money could be beneficial.
Home and Family
Venus the goddess conjoins with mystic Neptune
in your solar fourth house as the year begins. There could be
changes, some subtle, some sudden within the constitution of your
domestic or emotional life. A woman of unusual character may make
an entrance or an exit. For some there may be a new affection
that grows while for others there could be a growing disenchantment
with your current situation or a loved one. Either way, you may
be chasing an ideal. Make sure that it's really what you want.
Make sure you know what it is you want if you decide to break
from your current situation. Within a process of change, many
of you will have the opportunity to look at patterns from childhood
and your early emotional life. You will be able to see and understand
yourselves in a new and different way if you bring your legendary
insight to bear on yourself. Thus, if you make changes based on
what you see, you will be able to step away from past patterns
and create something new for yourselves.
For some, there may be sadness through a separation that touches
the home life this year. Others may seek to somehow beautify home
or living conditions. Spiritual or creative changes in you may
alter the way you live your life at home. Someone of a spiritual
or creative nature may come into the living environment and change
the way things feel for you. For some Scorpions, this may be a
year when you seek the dream home and home life. For others, it
may be a year where you will break from the confines of what you're
in to seek a dream far away.
Work and Health
Warrior Mars, traditional ruler of
the sign of Scorpio, begins the year in fiery Aries and your solar
sixth house of work and health. You may be launching yourself
into a new line of work or business. While friends will be there
to support you, you may have to rely on your own efforts or endeavours
to succeed with what you want to do. As Saturn, the measurer of
effort, makes a square to Mars from Cancer and your solar ninth
house, you may find obstacles that counter your efforts and you
will have to push on determinedly. Negotiate your way through
problems, especially if you find yourself dealing with authority
figures or legal people. For some, there may be delays or separations
with regard to connections overseas. You may encounter problems
that relate to religious, political or cultural matters. These
may affect your working life. Be careful of taking on legal battles.
They may prove to be testing. There may be travel or physical
effort involved in work practices or routines for some of you.
For others, you will just be setting out on a new or different
set of practices with regard to daily routines.
Watch health and energy. With Saturn challenging Mars, you may
take on something that may prove to be more tiring or arduous
than first seems to be the case. Be careful of work-related accidents
involving the head. Watch feverish conditions and the functioning
of your adrenal glands. For those involved in hard work or very
physical sports, don't burn out from overexertion.
There are several important aspects to career
development for the Scorpion this year. Firstly, with Jupiter,
lord of fortune, in Virgo and your solar eleventh house until
the end of September, there may be a refining process for the
hopes and dreams you're pursuing. Make sure your goals are practical
and achievable. Make sure that your work methods are straightforward
and discerning. If you simplify things and adopt a practical approach,
you can move part of the way towards what you want. The ideas
and advice of friends may prove invaluable, especially where money
is concerned. With Saturn, the measurer of effort, in Cancer and
your solar ninth house, study or further education may prove a
worthwhile endeavour in order for you to advance yourselves. If
you want to go further, find out what you have to learn in order
to do so. The more you broaden your horizons, the more you can
benefit on your road in life. Add a few cultural strings to your
bow by stepping beyond the confines with which you're familiar.
With Chiron the wounded healer in Capricorn and your solar third
house, it will be important for you to work on your communication
skills. Your sign is not always the most forthcoming by nature,
but this year you'll have to learn to speak from the heart. Honesty
and directness will win the day as you seek to move forward. Any
way you can enhance your communication skill and your knowledge
of methods or techniques of communication will be to your advantage
in the long term.
Mercury the Messenger
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion
three times a year for about three weeks each time. This phase
heralds a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect
arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications.
The breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention,
simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often
bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned
for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for
such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making
or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to
miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to
come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde
phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us
with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements
at these times! What you think you've said and what others have
understood will often prove to be two different things.
The year begins with Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius and your
solar second house. Keep a tight rein on the budget and personal
spending. Re-evaluate your approach. Are you spending wisely?
Are you making the most of what you have? Do you have a savings
program? Look at the bigger picture around your personal handling
of money and come up with a new approach. This cycle comes to
an end on January 7th.
Mercury's next retrograde phase begins on April 7th in Taurus
and your solar seventh house. There may be tension or confusion
with your nearest and dearest. There may be misunderstandings
with partners in business or romance. Establish clear communication.
Listen to what others are saying. What you think you hear and
what's being said may be two different things. A partner may let
you down. Arrangements with partners may be subject to delay or
change. You may have to revise your daily routines to get partnership
matters back on track. This cycle comes to an end on May 1st.
August 11th sees the busy little messenger in reverse motion
yet again, this time in the sign of Virgo and your solar eleventh
house. There may be confusion or difficulties with friends, causing
you to change arrangements. A friend may let you down or go from
your circle for a time. There may be changes with your hopes and
wishes as you revise plans or have to see things a different way.
There may be interruptions or delay with something important.
If you're involved with groups or associations, their needs may
override your arrangements or cause you to change your schedule.
This cycle ends on September 3rd.
Mercury's last retrograde cycle for the year begins on December
1st, coming in the sign of Sagittarius and your solar second house.
Once again, money is the issue. Look at your personal spending.
Things may need a review or the budget may need revising. You
may have to consult with those who deal with finance or accounting.
Work with the advice or constraints that they bring to your situation.
You may have to increase personal spending because of unexpected
expenses. Be methodical in your approach. Try to see the bigger
picture into which the little things fit. This cycle comes to
an end on December 21st.
Your Full Moon comes on May 4th, bringing
a Lunar Eclipse. You may go through a personal or emotional change.
You may make a break from a person or a situation you've been
involved with. There could be a shift in habits or patterns out
of necessity. Health matters could be the cause of such changes.
A loss may affect you emotionally. You may need to rely on the
support of friends and support will be there if you need it. If
you're tested, don't try to do it alone.
Your New Moon comes on November 12th, just as Mars the warrior
moves into your sign. You may have to develop a new strategy to
deal with an old matter that arises once again. There could be
tension between you and an associate or connection from the past.
Clear and honest communication is the key. Open up and say what's
in your heart. Use this time to set a new mark with communication.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often
indicate the end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction
or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse
falls. Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations
with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters
of home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
April 19th brings a Solar Eclipse in Aries and your solar sixth
house. There may be a health problem that interrupts your work
cycle. Watch feverish conditions or accidents to the head. There
could be difficulty with a co-worker, especially female. Someone
may leave your working environment. A work cycle may come to an
end. Your normal working routine could be interrupted or delayed.
A Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in Libra and your solar
twelfth house on October 14th. There may be small losses or unexpected
events that change your plans or cause delays. People may let
you down. You might find yourself tired or under par. If so, step
back from things and rest. You may go through a time of disillusion
where beliefs are tested or challenged.
A Lunar Eclipse comes with the Full Moon in Taurus and your
solar seventh house on October 28th. There may be a change with
partners or close associates. You may part company with someone
you've been close to. You may come to the end of a cycle with
regard to an association. A partner may undergo a change or loss
of some kind. There may be a cooling of feeling or some disaffection
between you and someone close.
Venus the goddess turns retrograde in Gemini
and your solar eighth house on May 18th. You may have to look
into joint finances. Something you're involved in may be problematic
or need review. Examine credit or overdraft arrangements and make
sure you're not pushing the envelope. You may have dealings with
people involved in banking or investment, especially women. These
may present problems or matters to be resolved. You may come up
against unexpected expenses with regard to interest charges or
credit costs. Past dealings or obligations of a financial nature
may come up for consideration again. For some, there may be a
payout of outstanding monies. Some of you may find that someone
with whom you've been intimately involved in the past comes back
into your life. There may have been a secret or something hidden
about what has existed between you. For any of you who may be
contemplating a secret liaison, remember that if you start something
now, the truth will inevitably come to light in time. Some of
you may develop an intense interest or attraction for someone
around you. Make sure you know what you're getting into before
you take a forward step.