Scorpio, the Scorpion in 2005
Status & Career: A New Era
Saturn, the measurer of effort and Jupiter, lord of the Heavens
ring the changes for you Scorpions. On July 16th, Saturn moves to
the fiery sign of Leo and opens the way in your solar tenth house
of profession, status and dealings with authority. There will be
change, challenge and important dealings with regard to career or
personal direction. Your ability to conduct yourself well, overcome
obstacles with persistence and take on responsibility will open
the way to a new phase of life. On October 26th, Jupiter enters
your sign, setting you on the paths of expansion. Professional or
personal opportunity, overseas travel, higher education and connections
with important people or teachers may play a part in a cycle of
growth. Think deeply. Dig deeply. Ask the right questions. Just
make sure the expansion confines itself to your horizons and doesn't
do the waistline any damage, for lordly Jupiter can bring as much
in the way of indulgence as he does of opportunity.
On the way to these landmark dates, the outer planets keep the courses
set in years past. Revolutionary Uranus continues his journey in
Pisces and your solar fifth house, bringing change with creative
work, speculative interests, lifestyle and children. However, as
he starts the year in tension with warrior Mars, there may be dramatic
events, unexpected developments and more than a little impatience
on the way to such changes. Don't act in haste. Act with speed to
first alter the way you think or see things.
So to does mystic Neptune continue his enlightening passage through
Aquarius and your solar fourth house, drawing you towards a new
way of being 'you' by changing the spectrum of your emotional relationships.
This has created a cycle of inner examination and spiritual growth,
strongly supported by Jupiter's presence in Libra and your solar
twelfth house from January till October 26th. Jupiter harmonizes
with Neptune in February and March and then again in August, bringing
realization and understanding that may be partnered with a new or
unusual connection or link, either with someone or through new knowledge
or ideas you have been exposed to. You could sail into a new era
in the last quarter of 2005 if you have done the work of inner growth.
Love and Money
With Venus the goddess in Sagittarius as the year begins, the
focus is on the practical for much of the year. Keep what you
have ticking over both in the romantic sense and the financial
sense. For those in a relationship, plan carefully, discuss important
matters and don't get into struggles or risk-taking with regard
to money. Build a sound basis for what you want in the future.
Be tough and clear about what you need to spend and stick to that.
A period of fruition begins on October 26th when Jupiter enters
your sign. You can expand or seek new horizons. You will find
the first blossoms of the fruits you have worked for. Opportunity
favours your effort through a natural development or the workings
of fortune. There can be a sense of romance renewed and enjoyment
of the pleasures of partnership through travel or simply a more
expansive mode of living.
For the singles, stay within yourselves and learn more about who
you are and what you want in the first ten months of the year.
If you understand more about what you want, you will make a better
decision about who you want to be with. Romance blossoms after
October 26th. You will make fortunate connections through travel,
educational opportunity, promotion at work or just a more expansive
social round. Things could be sizzling as someone new comes into
your life or a liaison that's been in the background moves to
the front row seats.
For both the singles and those in a partnership, Pluto the underworld
lord still surges through your solar second house of money and
resources, challenging you to find new horizons for your financial
situation and new ways of making, handling and saving money.
Home and Family
From February 21st till August 1st, Chiron, the wounded healer
moves to Aquarius and your solar fourth house of home, family
and emotion. From there, he returns to the sign of Capricorn until
December 6th. He then re-enters Aquarius for a journey of some
four years through the emotional life of the Scorpion. This marks
the beginning of a cycle of profound change. There may be someone
new or different on the scene, either domestically or emotionally
and they may come to have a significant influence in your life.
There may be a complete change of pattern with regard to your
emotional responses or your family life and new influences or
practices may bring themselves to bear. You may have to give more
support or ask for it with regard to family and loved ones. You
may want to dig deep into your past or your feelings in order
to understand yourself better. You may try to create a new era
with your emotional life. You may want to change your domestic
situation either practically or emotionally. There may be an intense
cycle of change for a family member. You will come to know yourself
better or see another side of yourself in these next four years
because of the way your emotional life and responses have had
In the last week of the year, Venus the goddess turns retrograde
in Aquarius and your solar fourth house, in a conjunction with
Chiron the wounded healer. Unexpected change may touch your family
or emotional life, creating arrivals or departures. You may feel
the impact of this change quite powerfully in 2006. This may mark
a temporary alteration in cycle for some while for others it will
be the beginning of a new era.
Work and Health
The Lunar Nodes are making a transit of your solar sixth and
twelfth houses this year as they move through the signs of Aries
and Libra. Important contacts or connections will be formed that
may bear on matters of health and well being, physically, mentally
and spiritually. It will be important for you to explore new options
with regard to work, training or education and healthcare. Meeting
new people or coming into new situations will open the road ahead.
March and April may bring health challenges that will need to
be met with a willingness to address an old problem in a new way.
After July, watch that the load you're taking on doesn't get too
much. Delegate as you take on the challenges. The end of October
sees both opportunity and support that will bring upliftment of
Saturn marks the Scorpion's life for change with regard to responsibilities,
professional direction and dealings with authority. After a two
year sojourn in your solar ninth house that has encouraged you
to broaden your knowledge, belief system or vision, Saturn now
moves to your solar tenth house on July 16th. This will see an
increase in responsibility for you but may also bring pressure
to bear in relationships as you seek to maintain what you have
and yet take on extra obligations. For some, there will be promotion
or improvement while for others there may be a separation or necessary
ending that sees you choosing a new career path. For those whose
primary obligations are in the family arena, there will be an
equivalent process. You may find yourselves with more to do or
more people to care for. On both sides of the coin, if you're
looking for the easy life, you will have to wait and see what
the end of October brings. Nonetheless, you gain greatly by walking
the path that calls you. Take on what has to be done. Take authority
where you have to and learn to deal with authority where you have
to. Learn the arts of negotiation and the skills of patient effort.
Whatever the workload, don't let attention to home or emotional
life slide. Maintain a balance between work and home and you'll
have done what's important. The transit of Saturn through Leo
in the two years from July 2005 could usher in an era of new creative
or speculative efforts for the Scorpion. You'll have the opportunity
to test your powers to the full. For those of you who've been
studying or preparing for a new venture, career move or phase
of your life, this is the time to put all you faith in yourself
and your preparation and forge ahead.
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.
Mercury's first retrograde cycle begins on March 20th in the sign
of Aries and your solar sixth house. There may be delays or unexpected
events at work. Routines may be upset or changed. There may be
difficulty or conflict with co-workers and misunderstandings or
sudden developments may be responsible. You may experience a minor
setback with health. Pace yourself. Get a clear picture of what's
happened or what's going on then talk and work things through.
This cycle comes to an end on April 12th.
The messenger's next reverse motion cycle begins on July 23rd
in the sign of Leo and your solar tenth house. You may have cause
or need to review career options. There may be difficulties in
communications or dealings with authority. This is a crucial time
to look at the overall pattern with regard to profession or the
cycle of your responsibilities. You may be making decisions that
affect your direction in the long term. This is not a good time
to clash with those in authority or set a pattern or resisting
necessary change. There may be important developments or dealings
with someone older in your family. This cycle comes to an end
on August 16th. Don't act in haste or be argumentative at this
time. Consider the consequences first. Discuss them with someone
Mercury's final retrograde phase comes on November 14th in Sagittarius
and your solar second house. You need to review finance and spending.
There may be a change with such matters or there may be unexpected
expenses. These developments may bring personal change or a different
kind of decision-making. Look at the way finance works for you
before decide anything. Consult. Make sure communications are
clear and there are no misunderstandings about money. Double check
payments and billing cycles to make sure everything is working
as it should be. This cycle ends on December 4th.
Your Full Moon comes with a Lunar Eclipse on April 24th, bringing
testing aspects from both Venus and Chiron, the wounded healer.
There may be significant change with family or loved ones. There
could be a departure or an end to a cycle in emotional or domestic
life. Health issues may trouble you or a family member. There
may be a need to explore or discuss matters from the past that
pertain to family or emotional life.
Your New Moon comes on November 2nd, touching off a fuse paper
with Mars but in harmony with Uranus. There may be tension with
a partner or close associate and hidden matters or feelings may
come to light. A difference in direction between you and someone
close may be highlighted. Someone with whom you have a history
of strong feeling may reappear in your life. Go back over the
old ground before you try to set the new.
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.
There is a Solar Eclipse on April 8th in the sign of Aries and
your solar sixth house. You may come to the end of a cycle with
work and health. You may stop doing something that has been part
of daily routine. There may be an ending in a relationship or
connection with a co-worker. Opportunity may change the spectrum
of possibilities with work or health. Be careful of exaggerated
reactions to change. Someone you relate to through work may go
through a change of status.
On October 3rd, there is a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Libra
and your solar twelfth house. There may be tiredness or disillusion
with people around you and what you are doing. You may need to
step back from involvements in order to understand what's going
on. You may make an end with creative or spiritual directions
you have been following. You may simply need to withdraw for a
time and put minor health matters right. You may see clearly through
someone or something that's been troubling you.
A Full Moon on October 17th brings a Lunar Eclipse in Aries and
your solar sixth house. A health matter may trouble your work
schedule. There may be difficulty or change with a female at work.
There may be an end of an association with someone at work or
with a health practitioner. A health problem for someone in your
domestic life may affect your working life. You may be tired and
under par and need to look after yourself.
The big news for Scorpio is that Mars, your traditional ruler,
turns retrograde in Taurus and your solar seventh house on October
1st. Thus, there may be a sting in the tail for the coming year.
There may be changes or a review with partners or close associates.
For some, money may be at the root of what's going on. For others,
there could be sexual tension. Work on whatever is wrong. For
some, a partner may strike out in a new path or direction or their
long term effort may finally pay dividends. For others, there
may be a feisty phase in a relationship. If things have been flagging
with your loved one, make an effort to renew the feelings between
you and also your understanding of one another.
Some Scorpions may find themselves with a rival during this period.
If this is so, it could be difficult to ascertain what's at the
root of the feelings against you. Think deep. Be patient. You
may encounter a will as stubborn as your own or attitudes as fixed
as yours. Learn to give ground. Whether the issues are with a
partner or a rival, talk through any cooperation problems and
see if you can come to grips with the heart of the matter. Don't
just hold out or determine to have things your way. Some Scorpions
may have a contact or connection from the past come back into
Retrograde Mars can bring feelings of impatience and even bad-temper.
It can seem to block the path or obstruct effort. It's important
to review your style of action in this period, especially in partnership
matters and make change. Work towards important goals in a new
and different manner. This cycle comes to an end on December 10th.
There is an especially testing period for the first two weeks
of November. Don't take risks or engage in untoward activity at