January Horoscope for Scorpio
(October 23rd - November 21st)
The focus this month is on how much you trust yourself and the decisions you make. If this is an issue, then Saturn in Capricorn will help you face your fears and change your life. Relationships need freedom for a few weeks, so this is not the time to put your complaints on the table. The good news is you are infused with energy and strength so no matter what turns up -- you’re totally prepared.
Hot and cold, sensitive and removed, Scorpio energy is all about opposites. One minute they’re empathetic and nurturing, and then they’re indifferent. They know how to identify with both sides of an issue, which gives them an advantage. Thus their ability to embrace the whole picture, the good, the bad and the ugly, allows them more options and thus more opportunity than those with a narrow focus. Since the shadow (negativity) doesn’t scare them, they can go where others fear to tread. Their challenge is to use their power to serve their higher self or those without a voice, and not use their advantage for only personal gain. Their Achilles Heel is their love of control and power; they feel it and it makes them want more. However, no one escapes the misuse of power, it always take the abuser down – it’s just a matter of time. Thus a Scorpio can appear to be both angel and devil, but the truth is, we all are a bit of both, often hiding the negative in order to be liked. Another source of power is a Scorpio’s indifference to what you think of them. They’ve accepted they’re different, and they prefer it that way. Driven by emotion, passion and a desire for a greater truth, a Scorpio stays centered through their intention. When they focus on an ideal they are lifted above the chaos of the moment and they see the whole picture. To rise, one must let go, and this requires faith in oneself and a universe that supports good intentions.
There are two Full Moons in January, the Full Moon on the 1st sets off your 3rd and 9th houses – it activates your need for change and adventure. Scorpio’s love to be challenged and it’s the only time they feel strong and alive. The more difficult the challenge, the more their mind, body and spirit comes together and gives them a feeling of invincibility. When danger is faced and survival is threatened, fear disappears and the soul has access to all its powers. If you’ve ever had the experience you will want to repeat it and most do so by seeking the unknown; perhaps a project no one else believes in, something that has never been done or an adventure into the wilds – the options are limitless. The Full Moon on January 31st sets off your 10th and 4th houses – career vs. home and family. This will be a total lunar eclipse. What you discover during a lunar eclipse is your shadow, the fact that you are not a perfect being. Don’t be surprised if you come face to face with your flaws due work or family interactions. Whatever happens, don’t get discouraged, learn from your mistakes and realize that no one is perfect.
With the Sun and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn, the battle between freedom and power is intense. You may find yourself struggling for control and the struggle makes you long for freedom. Don’t choose an escape, instead lift yourself up and see the bigger picture. Commit to something you can’t control -- your best intention. When you do, the sea parts and the path you’re supposed to take presents itself. When you trust your gut, you learn to see opportunity even in the direst of moments. This is how you support your higher self.
Saturn moved into Capricorn last month and it has activated your third house. For the next seven years you will learn how to make better decisions, how to trust your instincts and commit to them. Saturn brings a very practical side to whatever it touches and it will help you improve your interactions with others. If you have issues with your siblings, they will be dealt with during this time. If you have trouble with creating order, you will get organized or feel the consequences of not being prepared. At first Saturn seems cold and lacking empathy, but the truth is, sometimes we need tough love in order to learn and change.
Relationships may be an issue for a short time. It’s the battle between feeling in control and letting go. If you’re in a relationship, it’s important to go against the desire to do things all your way. Express yourself, but don’t demand results. Make sure you see the situation from your partner’s point of view also and not just your own. Right now you’re not going to get things done the way you want, so post pone the battle. The truth is, you and your partner have both changed and it’s uncomfortable being in your own skin. So give yourself time to adjust. If you’re single, now is not the time to compromise or commit. The square to Uranus emphasizes your need for freedom and expressing whatever makes you unique – so concessions are not high on your list. For now accept that you’re on your own for all the right reasons.
The conjunction of Mars and Jupiter in your sign adds power to your mind, body and spirit. You have more energy than ever and your desire for new experiences is great. You’re willing to open yourself up to something new and when you do, it changes you in some way. Your beliefs are being challenged and expanded. Your idealism and faith is strong which has given you the confidence to open up and be more authentic to yourself and others. You are learning to listen to your higher self and the more you can rely on it, the more it will work for you and bring home results.
With a New Year before us, I want to wish you all an amazing journey, one filled with adventure, wisdom and a sense of safety. You are divinely protected if you allow the universe to do its job.