updated 10/22/2021 Be sure to scroll down for recent updates in planetary changes and hints on how to use those changes to make your life better.
OCTOBER 22 - NOVEMBER 21
Scorpio is a fixed sign in the element of Water. Scorpio marks a distinct change in the journey of the soul. The intensity of the Scorpio energy brings us face to face with those things in life we cannot control. Even the key phrase of Scorpio, I DESIRE suggest longing that is transcendental and deep. This is the sign that rules death, sex, and taxes. Secrets, study of the occult, and psychic abilities come often in the sign ruled in modern times by Pluto and given to Mars by the ancients.
Scorpio deals with that which lies beneath the surface. Detectives, surgeons, taxes, and those who deal with money and property are connected with Scorpio as is anyone dealing with death and all the issues that surround it. This is the sign of great passion that can become obsession or become jealous or vengeful. Since it is a fixed sign, you may notice it is difficult to let go of a grudge under this influence. It is also true that once on a trail a relentless quality comes to the search.
Key properties of Scorpio are intensity, deep investigation of what lies beneath the surface, and the quest for transformation. Scorpio marks a kind of ending that clearly also brings a beginning.
PS Interesting to note--
The New Moon in Scorpio is likely to shake things up quite a bit. A karmic debt, long overdue is coming due. It is likely to be personal, societal, and even a bit cosmic in nature. Ultimately this could be a kind of reckoning.
PLANTARY MOVEMENTS AND CHANGES FOR SUMMER/AUTUMN 2021
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FULL MOON IN ARIES
OCTOBER 20 @ 7:57 AM PDT
MOON @ 27º ARIES/ SUN 27º LIBRA
NEW MOON IN SCORPIO
NOVEMBER @ 4:58 PM PDT
MOON AND SUN @ 12º SCORPIO
MERCURY ENTERS LIBRA
MERCURY DIRECT LIBRA
(emerges from storm October 23)
MERCURY ENTERS SCORPIO
NOVEMBER 5, 3:35 PM PDT
SUN ENTERS SCORPIO
OCTOBER 22 @9:51 PM PDT
MARS ENTERS SCORPIO
VENUS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
JUPITER GOES DIRECT AQUARIUS
OCT. 17 @ 22º AQUARIUS
SATURN ENTERS AQUARIUS
SATURN DIRECT IN AQUARIUS OCT. 10 @ 8º AQUARIUS
URANUS DIRECT IN TAURUS
January 14, 2021 @ 12:36 AM PST
Uranus in Taurus 2019-2026
NEPTUNE IN DIRECT IN PISCES
NOVEMBER 27 @ 4:32 AM PDT
NEPTUNE IN PISCES 2012-2025
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
CHIRON IN ARIES
ALL OF 2021
Mercury in Libra August 29 - November5
(retro Sept. 26 - Oct. 18*)
Mercury's long stay in Libra includes the last retrograde of 2021. We will get a review of balance, relationships, intimate friends and enemies. This is a great opportunity to examine patterns of thinking and relating like people pleasing, indecisiveness, and peace at any price. Mercury is very personal and so are Mercury retrogrades. Keep in mind everyone will be impacted by this heavy review. Be kind.
(counting storm Sept. 20 - Oct. 23)
Venus in Scorpio
Oct. 7- NOV 5
Sagittarius is Jupiter's home and Venus is quite content in the sign. Sure there is a tendency to extravagance and self indulgence, but along with this is good opportunities for fun and getting together. There are likely to be Halloween parties with masks as part of the fun.
Thanksgiving might be a bit more serious this year as Venus will be in Capricorn so put on your costumes and enjoy yourself with spooks, tricks, and treats.
Mars in Scorpio
Oct. 30 - Dec. 13
Mars moves into Scorpio just in time for Halloween energizing the darker atmosphere that comes with the Sun in Scorpio. This is a comfortable place for Mars and likely to turn up the heat on relationships as people can begin getting together more safely. This doesn't mean there is an "all clear". Mars in Scorpio always presents risk and some degree of danger. Expect the unexpected with this period as disruption and unrest might interfere with plans.
Jupiter in Aquarius
December 19, 2020-
end of December 2021
Retro June 20 Oct. 18
Jupiter in Pisces
(a brief preview of coming attractions)
May 13- July 28
Jupiter enters Pisces for a brief time before beginning a retrograde that will take Jupiter back into Aquarius for a bit before moving forward again into Pisces for a longer stay later in the year. Notice what changes as this big energy force of expansion enters the watery world of Pisces. Likely there will be some big feelings and wet summer storms would be no surprise.
Jupiter will spend the year of 2021 in the sign of Aquarius. This expansive planet enjoys the freedom and optimism of Aquarius. During this year the close meeting of Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter begins to separate, but initially in early 2021 Saturn is bringing unusual caution to action--that is unusual caution for Jupiter. There may be some frustration as there is a sense of the brakes being on and movement hamptered. Jupiter will move ahead with great plans and a hopeful vision of the future.
Saturn in Aquarius
December 17, 2020 - March 7, 2023
We are already feeling some of what this will mean as groups (Aquarius) are restricted (Saturn) and the future (Aquarius) seems serious and dire (Saturn). We always get a hint of what is to come at the ingress. We can use the lessons of Saturn of to move forward.
Saturn in Aquarius
December 17, 2020 - March 7, 2023
It takes Saturn about 30 years to travel through all the signs and it will be in Aquarius til early 2023 with a bit of back and forth that year, finally landing in Pisce. Saturn is the teacher and the disciplinarian. It is under the influence of Saturn that bills come due and karma exacts its price. In Aquarius issues of the future, innovation, brotherhoods and activity of like-minded groups get the careful scrutiny of Saturn.
"No matter how unpleasant a Saturn transit seems at the time, it represents what you really want in life and is helping you get it. Most people are out of touch with what they truly want. If you thoroughly understand your needs and wants, you will find that Saturn simply brings about their manifestation".
from Planets in Transit by Robert Hand
URANUS RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
URANUS IN TAURUS
AUGUST 15-2021 URANUS RETROGRADE
MARCH 6, 2019-JULY 7, 2025
NOVEMBER 8, 2025-APRIL 26, 2026
Uranus in Taurus is a very mixed bag. Uranus by nature is chaotic, forward thinking, revolutionary, and explosive. Taurus nature is conservative, fixed, fond of the past and seeks wealth and stability. I am going to spend the next few weeks looking at the news to get an idea of how this strange configuration is going to manifest.
The last time Uranus was in Taurus began in 1935. This was a time of war, a rise in dictators, extreme changes in fortune for many. We will surely see changes in our monetary system, the markets, real estate, and likely food production. This is an excellent time to modernize infrastructure and use innovation to do so. But we are dealing with Uranus here. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the unplanned.
On the day Uranus entered Taurus, this picture was taken. It says it all about the energy of Uranus in Taurus - electricity and earth meeting. Stay tuned for more on this big change.
PS Uranus will take up residence in Taurus until 2025.
Neptune in Pisces
The Master of the Mystical begins forward motion in Pisces. This trip through Pisces will continue through 2025. We may as well get comfortable with examining spirituality, illusion, addiction, and mystery. Neptune will be working with Saturn this year to assist in bringing true spiritual values into form and structure. Look forward to cultural embrace of magic and the enduring value of love and compassion.
Neptune retrograde in Pisces
June 21-November 27
18º Pisces - 15º
The slow moving planets impact the world in a general way, but form aspects to the individual chart as well. Because they move slowly, the impact can be cumulative. Look forward to more on this topic.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Pluto is the planet of transformation and as one of the outer planets, its effects are wide spread. When Pluto travels through a sign the particular area of life that sign rules is transformed on a fundamental level. Its message can be "change or die". Since Capricorn rules structure, all structures are likely to be overhauled. Since Capricorn rules government, governments are likely to be transformed.
On a personal level, look at your natal chart to get a good idea of the areas of your life that are likely to be shaken to their foundation.
Chiron in Aries
April 17, 2018 - April 2027
Chiron is a slow mover and we are just learning about this newer member of the heavenly bodies we track here on earth in astrology. In the myth, Chiron is a divided being- half human and half horse, half god and half man. In our natal charts, Chiron represents those areas in which our wounding can lead to our healing and the healing of others.
Chiron has been in Pisces steadily since 2011 and is now moving into Aries. This will likely bring about more consciousness around issues of healing and sacrifice. This could well mark a time when we may become aware of cultural wounding and begin to seek remedies rather than supressing awareness of pain. We may become more accutely aware of suffering and seek an active rather than a passive response to injury, illness, or disorder.
The myth of Chiron is one definitely worth reading and exploring as he trained warriors and healers, used his affliction for the benefit of humanity, and sacrificed himself in the service of justice and bringing light to human beings.