Scorpio Month 2017 has extra added transformation power due to the presence of Jupiter in the sign of mysteries and passions since October 10th and the arrival of Venus there on November 7th. Mercury was also travelling through Scorpio from October 17th to November 5th and has now arrived for a long stay in fire sign Sagittarius, bringing an optimistic, curious and hope-seeking energy to our communications after a period where we were drawn to plumb and probe the depths of any situation.
Scorpio energy hates the superficialities of life – it seeks deep connection, hidden truths and passionate encounters. So Mercury in the sign had us turning over the soil to uncover buried issues and give them an airing, and now the fire spirit of Sagittarius will inspire us to look forwards again.
The Sun in Scorpio is taking us deeper into our experience of who we are, reminding us of forgotten or lost aspects of ourselves, taking us into connection with the eternal rhythms of life and the spirit worlds. Samhain is the festival of death and rebirth when each year we can consciously release past experiences, pains and problems in order to renew ourselves on the journey around the wheel of life. Now Venus joins the Sun and we will be seeking deep and meaningful connections with others – superficial relationships will give little pleasure, only depth and feeling bring satisfaction when Venus is in Scorpio, where she will be until December 1st.
Jupiter has recently begun his 13 month sojourn in Scorpio, giving us a whole year of embracing and expanding our emotional experience, of identifying and pursuing our heart’s desires, of intimacy, sexuality, healing, purging. Jupiter last transited Scorpio October 2005-November 2006, and we could find that whatever we started at that time now has the chance to blossom and expand as it enjoys its Jupiter return.
Sometimes, with Scorpio energy, we create crises in order to attain the healing that will come from them. Scorpio will not let us stand still – growth and transformation (in order to get more out of life) is the agenda now. Scorpio is the stage on the astrological wheel where we are invited to let go of obsession with our individuality and start to experience ourselves as an integral part of the whole, as we die to the illusions of who-we-thought-we-were and step into the transpersonal final stages of the wheel of the year – the signs Sagittarius through Pisces.
Summer 2017 kept us busy, focussed on the here and now, growing, healing and shifting our vibrations to be ready for this autumnal period of renewal. Scorpio energy is on high power this year and the path of transformation is in full swing, rest periods are short, and the next stages are soon ON. We are multi-dimensional beings remembering and redefining what life on earth is all about. There are times of doing, of external focus and manifestation – and there are times of being, of internal transformation and revelation. Scorpio opens the door to the mysteries of deep connection, of who we really are and what life is all about. We don’t have to open that door, we don’t have to walk through – but with so many universal archetypal energies swimming in the deep Scorpionic waters we might find, quite simply, that we want to.