Horoscope for Scorpios October 2018
The month starts out with a new moon in your twelfth house, October 8, suggesting you may hear of a secret that will surface at this time. It may solve a mystery that has been pressing on you for some time, as facts concerning one part of your life have not been adding up.
Be careful not to blurt out words impulsively on October 10, when Mercury (thoughts, perceptions, words) will oppose Uranus (sudden impulsive actions). Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, there is no getting it back in again.
Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, first entered your sign, Scorpio, on October 10, 2017, but is now in his final weeks in Scorpio, and is set to leave next month on November 8. After Jupiter leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius, he will not be back until September 2029 (yes, 2029), and that is the reason you should try to use the last rays of Jupiter in Scorpio to your fullest advantage. Of course, you will always make progress in many areas, it is just that you are being outstandingly favored now, so experiencing a breakthrough will be easier than ever. As your year of being the celestial favorite starts to draw to a close, think about whether there is someone influential that you still would like to meet to present your ideas.
The reason I urge you to meet with any VIP who will see you now is that Jupiter only visits your sign once every 12 years for a year’s stay. In October 2017, you started a new Jupiter cycle, and the people you met, the conversations you had, the ideas you put forth, all will become vitally important in the next gestation of the cycle, when Jupiter enters Sagittarius and your house of personal wealth on November 8. You are about to enter into your glorious harvest period of reward.
The source(s) of the profits you could shortly see will relate directly to the people you saw and the ventures you started in the cycle you are now in, while Jupiter is still in Scorpio. That’s why I urge you to see as many important people as possible now, for those meetings carry weight. While not every conversation you’ve had over the past year will yield strong profits, some will, and the results will be impressive. While you still have time, see the people who matter to you, or who might start to matter to you, very soon.
Mars, your other ruling planet (you are one of the few signs that has two rulers), is still in your fourth house of home, an indication that you have been focused on moving or making improvements to your living situation. You’ve had this meditation since mid-May of this year. Things were held up when Mars went retrograde at the end of June through the end of August, and Mercury went retrograde within part of that time then, too. This may have frustrated you and delayed progress, but this month, as of October 8, both planets will be back to their former strength and will help you press forward. It may take until February to finalize your home-related plans.
Venus is going retrograde in Scorpio this month on October 5 until November 16, so you may vacillate about how you feel about a close relationship during this period. This means that for the next two months you will be spending time looking back over past decisions and reconnecting with people from your past. You may be tempted to rekindle a relationship that you once had and still carry a torch for in your heart.
A retrograde planet is a weak planet, and among all the planets in our solar system, the three that orbit closest to earth—Mercury, Venus, and Mars—are the ones we feel the most directly when retrograde. It is unusual to see all three of these planets retrograde, one after the other, as Mars retrogrades every two years, Venus every 18 months, and Mercury retrogrades three times a year.
You are used to accessing the power of these planets, but when retrograde, the energy they beam to earth is muted, so you are forced to make up for that shortfall of cosmic help by supplying your own energy—an exhausting process that often falters. If you feel this year has required you to take three steps forward and two steps back, you have a point.
Mercury will retrograde again for three weeks on the day Venus goes direct next month, from November 16 to December 6. It is exasperating, but the message from the universe is clear: Slow down and examine the work you’ve done, and also take another look at the relationships you’ve forged, and find ways to make both areas better. Venus and Mars won’t retrograde in 2019, so you are looking at a strong year for launching new ideas and plans. With the planets finally in good shape by December 6, you will have a happy holiday season to look forward to this year.
The full moon in Taurus on October 24 will bring a relationship matter to culmination, but you seem to be of two minds about it. This might be about a business relationship, and if so, maintaining your professional reputation appears to be your main concern. If the topic, instead, involves your spouse or steady, realize this is a volatile full moon, so listen and say little. Events will be unstable, and in this atmosphere, you may not be seeing the matter clearly. If you say too much during a disagreement, you may cause scars that won’t heal.
If a relationship means something to you, treat this moment with care. If you must respond, wait until communication-planet Mercury will orbit arm in arm with benefic good-fortune Jupiter on October 29, helping you find the perfect words to create a warm, caring result.