10-14-2019 to 10-20-2019
We don’t have to tell you, Scorpio, that painting sunshine over a stormy scenario won't make the clouds go away. But that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with doom and gloom as your inevitability—not at all! This Monday, October 14, probing Pluto (your ruler) in your third house of communication gets into a dynamic dust-up with the Libra Sun in your twelfth house of boundaries, allowing you to get real about what’s bugging you. Positive thinking is not the answer, obviously. To solve this “problem,” start by admitting that things aren’t going as smoothly as planned. Don’t think of this as a sign of defeat, even if you DO need to surrender your pride or fear of failure. If you can set that aside for a moment, you can actually start looking at solutions. It’s likely that things aren’t as broken or tragic as your worried mind is spinning up, but even if you’re dealing with a major curveball from life, opening up will reveal hidden sources of support. Scorpio Brené Brown puts it like this, “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”
Pamper yourself unapologetically this Tuesday when Mercury in Scorpio and your first house of self-care gets a supportive beam from nurturing Neptune. You may not have the luxury of spending the day at the spa (but if you do…do!). Book a 90-minute appointment for hair, brows, a massage, whatever makes you feel a little more radiant. This planetary trine cranks open your creative channels. Get into a relaxed, receptive state and the divine downloads will start pouring in. (Better have a sketchbook handy for when you step out of that sauna!) Romantically, you'll be a lot less restrained. Soften up your self-protective boundaries—even just a little—and let conversations meander into uncharted terrain. Just because you TALK about it, doesn't mean you're committing to doing it, Scorpio. But under these boundless skies, it's fun to explore what might be.
All weekend long, the Cancer moon beams into your candid ninth house. In the sign of the sensitive Crab, at first this might seem helpful in addressing a tense situation. And yet the ninth house is the domain of spontaneity and being “honest to a fault.” While many people think of you as reserved, when you're fired up, Scorpio, you've been known to sting without much of a warning. So stay in touch with your feelings. If you get the urge to tell someone off, write it into your locked diary instead of hurling an angry text their way. But get everything purged in that cloistered space, perhaps even going a little overboard to make sure to scrawl it ALL out of your system. Next week, if you still want to say something, give your draft a good discerning edit and another think. And in the meantime, you can regain your equilibrium with a heart-pumping night on the dance floor or a change of scenery. (Weekend road trip, anyone?) The ninth house also rules global adventures. WhatsApp a friend in Argentina or talk to folks in your London office about a month abroad. Even if your suggestion to visit was mostly wishful thinking, you’re planting seeds that might germinate in early 2020.