On October 23 we enter the world of Scorpio where we'll encounter power struggles, intense emotions and cathartic transformation, but we'll also find deep acceptance of ourselves and the door to unconditional love.
Conflict or Accord? It’s going to be one or the other this month. While the first half of the month we bask in the Sun in fair-minded Libra, its peacekeeping qualities become diminished when Venus (Libra’s ruler) joins Neptune and Uranus and turns retrograde on October 5 until mid-November. This year, Venus will spend the first part of its retrograde (from October 5 to 31) in intense, erotic Scorpio, dredging up power struggles, forcing us to look at intimate ties and dangling tempting-yet-toxic “sex with an ex” scenarios.
Before we discover what November has waiting for us, a word about Jupiter now in Scorpio. Our largest planet can always be counted on to do it big and this merger with Scorpio is no different. In less than a month, decades old sex crimes are coming to light involving several perpetrators and Robert Mueller has issued the first set of many subpoenas to come. You can expect more of the same for the next 13 months.
Jupiter our largest planet is interpreted on its size as a characteristic of expansion in our natal chart. Trust and your values in life are embodied in this planet. Jupiter also represents career, good fortune and prosperity as well as wisdom and dignity. The planet Jupiter’s position in the zodiac shows how you express your need to grow. It shows your interests in the higher values of life and how you share those interests with others. Jupiter rules the sign Sagittarius and before the discovery of Pluto, Pisces as well.
October has big news this month as expansive, truth-seeking Jupiter moves from fair-minded Libra into intense, probing Scorpio on the 10th. I’ll have a separate post on this closer to the event, but briefly while cooperation was the focus while Jupiter was in Libra, now the focus will be personal power (remember Scorpio is ruled by Pluto) and how we wield it. Some possible good news comes from the planet of abundance in the sign which deals with power. This will certainly highlight economics and finance, bringing the major motivators of money and power to center stage. Economically this can be a positive combination.