Scorpio - January 2018
Happy New Year, lovely Scorpio! You may find it hard to express yourself in January, as sombre Saturn arrives in your house of communication! This transit can be a difficult one, inasmuch as you will probably find you are contemplating your words much more before they leave your lips. The matter-of-fact nature of this energy might also make your tone and topics of conversation rather serious and sombre; important issues must be discussed of course, but with intense Pluto also continuing his journey through this area, take care that you’re not coming across as too overbearing or pessimistic. Saturn and Mercury form a helpful conjunction between the 12th and 19th which is positive for digesting a lot of information or lengthy instructions. With the new Moon of the 17th also mixing in, it’s a great time for networking in relation to your career; your responsible approach and obvious ambition will be very impressive.
Mars and Jupiter will be conjunct in your sign for the first three weeks of the month, and this combination of energies is a forceful and confident one; if you have been shelving plans through a lack of motivation or positivity, get them out and start making progress! You will probably find yourself in positions of leadership or mentoring now, as your natural charisma and dynamism shine through. Spiritual investigation is also a hallmark of this aspect, you will feel adventurous about exploring the mysteries of the universe, and as such, it will be much harder to cope with your daily routines and work. This discontented feeling will be especially strong around the full Moon of the 2nd. Mars and Pluto form an explosive sextile during the days of the 4th to 15th, and you should have a good deal of energy now, which needs an outlet to avoid it becoming pent up and causing some health issues. You may react more aggressively than usual to stress, and you will have little time for people who procrastinate or lack courage and willpower.
Uranus is direct on the 3rd in your house of work and health, so after a period of stagnation, that restless desire for a change of routine will return. He contacts Mercury twice this month, which indicates some issues around communicating with colleagues. The first aspect is a promising trine between the 1st and 11th, encouraging for conversations about how to make money from innovative ideas. Your originality will be strong here, don’t be afraid to be different. After the 24th the connection between these two restless planets will be a difficult one, so prepare for your original plans hitting a block, as no-one seems able to commit. Be careful with whom you share your secrets in everyday life, a private anecdote shared during this last week of the month could come back to haunt you as we reach February.
January is a month of two full Moons, and the second one on the 31st is also an important lunar eclipse. Attention must be paid to your career and aspirations at this time; projects which you began last summer may reach a conclusion, or you could be moving on from one position to another. This is about your prospects and dreams, and whether you are really in a position to fulfil them. You may find yourself in the public eye now, and your skills will be noticed by a larger group of people. This can work well for you so show them what you can do. If you’re not happy this is a wonderful time to make a plan for your future. Have a marvellous month!