“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” Joseph Addison
This post is dedicated to all of you out there with the Sun Sign in Scorpio and with Scorpio Rising! I know a lot of strong people with a strong Scorpio in their Natal Chart. This is the most powerful sign of the zodiac. Now, Scorpio is someone who will amaze you any time they have the chance. They do not go by the book, they are wild at heart, they do not follow rules and they can achieve the unthinkable. Oh, and they are great lovers so they say. These people have tremendous regenerative powers. I am just grateful that I have my Moon in Scorpio and that is a bit of Scorpio power of my own. Here is something that describes Scorpio people and that I mentioned a long time ago when I wrote the post about how it feels when loving a Scorpio: Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!(Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Scorpio) You can read this post here where you can also find a lovely illustration of Scorpio by Cristina Benescu, designer of myLittleAstrology logo.
I am going to shed some astrological light on the upcoming months of 2016 and beyond for you, Scorpio lovers and friends. 2016 was an interesting year, but it didn’t have much excitement as we had Mars, the planet of action retrograded a big period of time. Scorpio has Mars as a ruler so this retrograde had a direct impact in your life. It slowed you down and you did have to try harder and harder to make things happen. You are not used to do that as you usually prepare a lot when you have to do things and they just happen. During 2016, you had to try twice as much as you used to.
The last 4 months of the year 2016 are the most intense and challenging and this is true for you too Scorpio. This last part of 2016 is intense because we need to think about changing some things in our lives and challenging because we have some inner tension all around us that will be felt in the environment. You are going to feel this as you are connected to your emotions and the emotions of others. You will not be in the spotlight of this tension, but you will have to be the helping hand of all these people around you suffering in a way. All this tension comes as the year is ending with the eclipse season. The eclipse season was in September and there were 2 powerful eclipses in the sky. This will mark the end of the year. Eclipses bring surprises, and almost always require adjustment and powerful change. These eclipses had 2 negative aspects associated: an opposition with Neptune and a square to Saturn. Neptune can bring confusion and dissolves things that are in place and Saturn is craving for structure. With these aspects, our objectives will be difficult to achieve.
The first Solar Eclipse was in Virgo, on the 1st of September 2016, and this one brought the focus on your hopes and your long term goals. You are now at a cross road and you are really thinking about what you need in your life and if what you want is what you need. Is this something that is missing in your life? The second eclipse was in Pisces and it was a Lunar Eclipse, on the 16th of September 2016, and it will crystallize a truth about your lover.
What Scorpio should do to use this energy in a positive way:
1. Groups hold the key!
As the Solar Eclipse was in Virgo and for a year now you had Jupiter in Virgo also, the focus was on groups of people that come together and serve a greater purpose. Any kind of charity work, saving the planet, working for the community was in the spotlight. Or you were just extremely focused on a particular goal that you have. With the Jupiter in Virgo energy last year, you probably spent a lot of time thinking about your higher vision about your life and now is the final call to decide! Jupiter expands everything it touches and in 2016, Jupiter touched your hopes and ambitions that YOU have. Just to give you an idea, the transit happened from August 11, 2015 until September 9, 2016. This transit ended with this powerful Solar Eclipse in Virgo and that means that now you have to decide and change for good. You can do this until the end of this year and the change will be very significant.
2.Hope for something new!
This is a really good time to change something about your dreams, your ambitions. Think about what you need – are you building your career or are you thinking about opening a business? Focus on what you need as you certainly need to change some things now with all this tension in the air and all the power of the eclipses.
3.Meet an old lover!
With the energy created by the Pisces Lunar Eclipse, healing is the word. This energy brings endings of some sort and you are forced to make a final decision regarding your love life and the way you embrace your lover. An old lover comes into your life now or you are just thinking about something from your past that should come come back and make you feel better. Are you thinking about an old lover and you want to go back? I am not sure this is the case, but you will definitely feel this in a way. What you need to do is to decide if the lover you have now is what you need and you can do this by going and talking to an old love of your. This will be an energy that you will feel at the start of 2017, so embrace it.
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Mercury will be retrograde a lot until the end of the year: we have him retrograde as I write this post, from the 30th of August 2016 until the 22nd of September 2016 and from the 19th of December until the 8th of January. We will begin the new year with Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn and that will create confusion about goals and ambitions for the new year (2017).
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