Scorpion in 2006
Jupiter, the lord of fortune, is dancing in your sign, Scorpio, opening the way
to overseas travel, higher education, expansion and personal or
professional opportunity. Connections or fortuitous meetings with
people of status, importance or other cultures will feature in 2006. They
may teach, guide or somehow 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 or the brain cells any damage, for lordly Jupiter
can bring as much in the way of indulgence as he does of opportunity.
As Jupiter opens your mind and horizons, Saturn, measurer of
effort, is in Leo. There will be change, challenge and important
dealings with career direction and responsibilities. Your ability
to conduct yourself well, overcome obstacles and take the load
will open new doors. However, Jupiter and Saturn are in a testing
relationship till Nov, coming into this year as two arms of a
Grand Cross in the fixed signs, the other two being warrior Mars
in Taurus and mystic Neptune in Aquarius. This will focus you
on keeping the key aspects of life in balance, i.e. personal and
professional, self and partnership throughout the year. This will
be a strong concern till the last week of Nov when Jupiter changes
sign. Jan and Nov will test the personal urge for growth or expansion
against the responsibilities that come with a position or profession.
You may clash with others as to where the bound
will feel constraint keenly. There may be conflicting advice or
a conflicting sense of duty. Negotiate but rely on your own judgement
in the end. Patience and determination will see you to a better
On Nov 24th, Jupiter moves to Sagittarius. Opportunity or fortune
will expand personal resources or put money to better use. Keep
the wider horizon in view but hold a steady hand on the tiller
of personal spending. A calculated risk or gamble will pay the
dividend. Overseas connections may link with money or earnings.
Changes of fortune may alter financial prospects. If you've been
struggling, you can lift your head above the water and breathe.
A purchase or fiscal development may have far-reaching consequences.
The year of 2007 will open a door to fruition as Jupiter, Pluto
and Saturn come into harmony. With Pluto and Mercury together
in your house of money as the year begins, talk money. Think money
matters through. Make powerful decisions.
Love and Money
With Jupiter in your sign, the year begins expansively with
matters of love and money. Singles may find opportunity to cross
the frontier of romance. Travel, study or people from overseas
may be involved. Those in a relationship can revive or renew romantic
options or life together by expanding the horizon. You may find
the first blossoms of the fruits you have worked for or you may
suddenly be taken by a fortunate development or the winds of change.
The change could be intense or complete once it rolls through.
The risk will pay the dividend. Don't look at money to provide
the means of change. Look at opportunity, chance, risk or natural
development to get you what you want. Don't stay where you are!
As Venus the goddess glitters in reverse motion in Aquarius
as the year begins, some of you may return to old connections,
emotionally or romantically. You may go back over something in
order to move ahead later on. People who have featured in your
emotional life before could return. This could happen with suddenness
and provide an opportunity for healing or for renewal. You may
reconnect with an old flame. You may review a current situation.
With Mars in Taurus as the year begins, there may be intense connections
with you and others. It could be hot in the Scorpio boudoir. You
could also find yourself with a rival or an opponent who tests
you in one way or another. Grow through any tension.
Home and Family
Chiron the wounded healer is in Aquarius, ushering in a cycle
of profound change with home life. There may be a new or unusual
person in your life, domestically or emotionally. Someone already
in your life may change, changing how you feel about them or your
situation. There may be a shift in the pattern of emotional or
family life, as you begin to 'feel' differently. New emotional
responses may bubble to the surface. New influences or practices
may begin at home. You may have to give or ask for more support
with family or loved ones. You may dig deep into the past or into
your feelings. You may begin a new cycle in your emotional life.
You may want to change your home or domestic situation at a practical
level. There may be change for a family member. You will come
to know yourself better or see another side of yourself in these
The months of Mar and Jul will test you as to how you keep the
balance of personal life and professional life or working responsibilities.
Look long and hard before you make decisions. You may have to
deal with professional or authoritative bodies.
With Venus in reverse in Aquarius, a family member may return
after an absence or a family member may depart the home. Work
or travel needs could be connected with this change. There may
be a review of what you have and what you own at home. Something
new may be on the 'want' list. Something old may be for the chop.
Work and Health
Health matters are tied to your emotional health and wellbeing
with Chiron in Aquarius. A happy Scorpion is a focused and healthy
Scorpion. You will have to make the decisions about what it is
that makes you happy. Don't be deluded in Jan. You may not see
things in a clear light at all. Wait. Hold off decisions. Watch
'lifestyle' indulgence in Mar or the Lunar Eclipse on Mar 29th
will find you out or set you back. Come into a 'community' of
those focused on healthy living or an improved lifestyle from
Jun. Use expert advice. Adopt new or unusual health or work practices.
Cultivate 'healthy' friendships. Live a different way among people
who see life differently.
Saturn marks the Scorpion's life for change with responsibilities,
professional direction and dealings with authority. Saturn is
in Leo from the beginning of the year, bringing an increase in
responsibility but this will 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.
Whatever the circumstances, 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 the balance of work and home and you'll have
done what's important. The transit of Saturn through Leo 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
The months of Jan and Nov may see you test your desire for change
or advancement against delays or the simple fact of what's possible.
There may be tension or even conflict with those in authority.
You will have to be patient and negotiate your position. Relations
with close associates or partners are crucial in Jan. In Oct/Nov,
things may not be what they seem at first. Be cautious and perceptive.
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 turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring Pluto,
underworld lord, as he does so. There may be tests with romance,
lifestyle activities or spending. You may meet unexpected delays
or obstacles in these areas. You may have to negotiate about money
with speculative ventures or creative projects. Children may be
troubled or difficult. Slow things down. Look to what can be done
and how long it will take. Watch safety with recreational activity.
This cycle ends on Mar 26th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, in range of a T-square
with Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. There may be communication problems
or confusion in professional matters or dealings with authority.
You may have to negotiate with an overly authoritative person.
You may have to deal with unexpected duties at work. A boss, parent
or elderly person may be problematic. The balance of home or emotional
life may push you at work. Review professional or business life
and your responsibilities. Change what needs changing. This cycle
ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury turns retrograde in your sign on Oct 28th, in a conjunction
with Jupiter. Watch personal communications and also minor accidents
through carelessness or inattention. You may rethink the way you
communicate or present. Communications with someone close may
be problematic. You will have to review old ground. An old matter
may come to light. For some, a situation or scheme you've been
involved with may finally come to fruit. You may need time out
to look and where you're going and what you're doing. This cycle
ends on Nov 18th.
Your Full Moon comes on May 13th. There's tension or confusion
and you may struggle to keep the balance of personal and professional
life. Discussion is needed with partners or close associates.
Both home and work or responsibility may be demanding. Unusual
circumstances may characterize domestic or emotional life. You
may not be sure exactly what's going on. Sit down and talk things
through so that the way ahead can be cleared.
Your New Moon comes on Nov 20th, joined with Jupiter, lord of
fortune, as he prepares to depart your sign. Mercury and Mars
are also in your sign. This stellium, as it is known, sets you
for powerful beginnings in the days ahead but there may be a lot
to sort out with the path you take as there is tension with Saturn
in Leo. You may clash with authority or you may set your own course,
breaking from a situation of responsibility or constraint. You
may be pulled between the paths of expansion and the 'tried and
true'. Others may give conflicting advice and you will have to
trust your judgement as to which option is best. Review the situation.
Make your own decision. Be prepared to pay the cost.
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.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Virgo.
There may be changes or an end with a cycle of friendship. A friend
may depart or the friendship itself may not hold up. This may
involve a female or family group. A dream you've been chasing
may not be able to come to fruit. You may have to wait or even
redirect your efforts altogether.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Aries. Work,
health or daily routine may be affected by changes or endings.
Minor health matters may trouble. You may have to alter the working
routine of your day due to changes in the pattern of things. There
may be changes at work as someone departs or an activity cycle
ends or is interrupted.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces.
Romantic links may come to a change or an end. There may be changes
with children in your life. Leisure activities or lifestyle pursuits
may be interrupted or suspended for a time. You may start anew
with a creative project or activity.
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo.
There may be an ending or a change amongst your friends. There
may be a departure or a shift of interests. Work or health matters
may be pivotal. You may have to set aside something you have wanted
to do, either for a time or in the long term. Revise goals realistically.