08-22-2016 to 08-28-2016
You can tell us, Scorpio: In your quest for success, have you found it's a bit lonely at the top? No one warned you about that, yet it happens all the time. On Monday, you have a chance to turn that around, as the Sun zips into Virgo and your social eleventh house until September 22. Your popularity will spike—IF you open yourself up to working more collaboratively. Putting together your dream team? This month's solar power surge can lead you to the best and the brightest (and most fun!). Don't worry about having to give up creative control or share the glory. Look for people with complementary skills, especially ones you don't have, rather than clones. In your personal life, allow the same open-mindedness to infuse your social circle. Go out with different people; try new activities (Stand-up paddleboarding? Vietnamese cooking?)—and withhold judgment! You might become a fixture at the local pub's trivia or karaoke night, join a special interest group or pursue a personal hobby. The eleventh house also rules all things tech, as well as humanitarian initiatives. Over these next four weeks, look into causes that touch your heart, whether working with children, the elderly or animals. Getting involved in a good cause is a great way to find your tribe. And remember to update all your software and do a security check on your computer this month. If you've been sitting on a brilliant idea for an app or digital venture, talk to people who can help you get it off the ground. With the Sun in this position, geek is tres chic!
Wednesday's edgy mashup of your co-ruler, impatient Mars, and structured Saturn in Sagittarius and your second house of security and values, may push you to take a stand. This is where the rubber meets the road, Scorpio. Sure, you could fade into the background and let a crackpot run the show—or you can summon your fighting spirit and stick up for what you believe in. You know what they say: S/he who stands for nothing falls for everything. But you don't have to come out guns a-blazing. Balancing out warrior Mars is restrained Saturn, meaning you will fight—and win—this battle with your self-respect intact. The first words out of your mouth will set the stage, so come up with something diplomatic. (When all else fails, thank people for sharing—or just showing up.) Once you get into your differences, don't let yourself react from a place of raw emotion. Spell out why you see things differently, and be specific. With a calm, cool demeanor, you might actually sway some critics over to YOUR side. In the second house, this Mars-Saturn union could spark a needed change in your financial life. If you've been living a little too large, set some goals, crunch the numbers, and figure out how much you need to save each month. That exercise alone might inspire you to curtail your spending.
Your first challenge to tightening your money belt comes on Friday, as impulsive Mars clashes with hazy Neptune, tempting you to blow the budget (already!). Try this tactic: Don't say yes OR no. Take a photo of the dazzling objet or menu, or save the URL and tell yourself you'll make a decision on Sunday. By then, you should have returned to a clearer way of thinking.
A fast (and deep) friendship could develop on Saturday, as affectionate Venus links up with super-sizer Jupiter in your communal eleventh house. You might even fall in with a whole new crew who love-bombs you to the point where you wonder whether they might actually be a cult! (Probably NOT, so just quiet that suspicious mind of yours for now, Scorp.) At the same time, enjoy the warmth, but don't open the vault to one and all until you get to know them better.