Scorpio - October 2018
Hi Scorpio! Venus is about to turn retrograde in your sign on the 6th of October, so prepare for a rollercoaster ride of emotions! Venus only turns retrograde once every two and a half years, so the impact of this direction change is a powerful and emotionally charged experience. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself with more feelings than you know what to do with; the key is to find an outlet for all that pent-up emotion so that it does not fester and begin to get you down. Enjoyment of the activities you normally like could also be affected now, as you suddenly don’t know what it that you really find pleasure in anymore. Venus has been making important connections with several other planets since mid-September, and significant discussions which you had then with a partner or family member, will need to be talked through again before the end of the month. You may also reach a crisis point in your career now, and a complete change of direction could be on the cards by Christmas.
Chiron makes a brief return to your house of love and leisure this month, a place he last visited in April. You may encounter temporary glitches around pastimes, love affairs and creative projects, as a past failure or rejection is brought back to the top of your memories, and knocks your self-confidence again. If you are struggling to get along with your children, old wounds could be re-opened. There is clearly more work to be done on improving your self-esteem in these areas; once this is out of the way Chiron will leave for good and you will be free to get on with your life. His connection with Jupiter, an aspect very positive for all kinds of healing, will persist throughout October, sending you many opportunities to get back in touch with your inner self, and spend some time putting your own feelings and desires first.
The new Moon on the 9th sends dynamic energy to all things spiritual and psychic, making this a wonderful time to enhance your extra-sensory perception or begin a meditation, psychic awareness of relaxation class. It may be harder for you to interact with people who are emotionally demanding now, you simply won’t have that extra energy to spare, and may prefer to spend time alone with your thoughts. Information of a confidential nature could reach your ears, and the responsibility to handle this information in a morally conscientious way will be on you. With Mercury also contacting Pluto from this area during the days up to the 7th, gossip in your social circle will be rife, as everyone you meet seems to have something derogatory to say about a fellow friend or colleague!
October’s Moon cycle completes with a full Moon in your house of relationships on the 24th. Stressful connections bombard the Moon from all sides here, her conjunction with Uranus opposing Venus and locking horns with the lunar nodes. If there are problems in a love partnership, this collection of challenging aspects will find them, as a need for freedom on your part clashes with possessiveness from your loved one. Positive energy from Mercury’s conjunction with Venus offers support between the 11th and 17th to help diffuse tense situations before you reach crisis point; this is a fantastic week for reaching agreements with business partners, exes, landlords or legal enemies after re-evaluating your position. Mercury’s connection with Jupiter after the 23rd also sends a new friend into your world who is here to teach you an important lesson. Have a marvellous month, Scorpio!