Today’s post is about 23 October to 21 November, 2011. This is the time the Sun will be in Scorpio next year. This post explains a bit about what will be happening then, and is good for every one, not just folks born under the sign of Scorpio.
Scorpio is one of the most intense signs of the Zodiac. Fixed water, it’s a sign of deep emotions—passions, really. Sometimes obsessions. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, god of the Underworld. Just as Jupiter is the king of the Heavens, his brother Pluto rules the Underworld and deals with dark subjects: power, sexuality, corruption, and transformation. Scorpio energy can be evolutionary and transforming; it can also be destructive and manipulative. Either way, it’s intense. And this is an intense time of year. The Winter is coming (in the Northern hemisphere), the knowledge of death as part of the cycle of life is clear.
What’s happening in 2011 when our Sun is in Scorpio? The Sun will enter Scorpio on 23 October, and on 26 October there will be a New Moon in Scorpio. This begins the monthly cycle of the Moon with the intensity of Scorpio energy. It’s a good time to start a project that needs to dig deep, research, or find answers to issues that are usually hidden away. If you’re an investigative journalist, this could be a good time to start in on a new story.
On 20 October, Jupiter in Taurus will have a happy conversation with Pluto in Capricorn. This is a marvelous time for this trine (positive alignment) to happen, because Pluto rules Scorpio. When Jupiter and Pluto are on friendly terms, good things happen. Jupiter likes to have a high view of things, and doesn’t really want to deal with the nasty details of real life. But with Pluto in the picture, Jupiter is more realistic. Together they can see root causes of problems and have the vision to find solutions. Jupiter can help Pluto lighten up a bit. The god of the Underworld deserves a break from his job of clearing the way for new growth by burning down the old, weakened forest. The other part of his job is to help transformation, to bring power forward where it needs to be. With Jupiter patting him on the back and smiling, Pluto can enjoy his work of deep transformation.
On the 2nd of November, Venus will enter Sagittarius (Jupiter’s home sign). She likes being in the sign of travel and justice, of education and faith. Mercury joins her there on the same day, and the two of them chatting away so happily will make this month in 2011 much lighter than it might otherwise be. One week later Neptune stations direct in Aquarius. Neptune can be the bringer of fog and confusion, but it can also be the planet of connection to inspiration and creativity. We’ll feel this change of direction, for sure, especially as there’ll be a Full Moon in Taurus the very next day. Neptune in Aquarius can be inspirational ideas that solve humanity’s problems, and the magic of a Taurus Full Moon can ensure that those ideas are grounded and practical. Keep your ears open for news of inventions and new ways of solving old problems.
On the same day as the Full Moon, 10 November, Chiron will station direct in Pisces and Mars will enter Virgo. The Wounded Healer and the god of Will both moving on a Full Moon day during the Scorpio time—whew! This is one intense day! Chiron moving forward allows us to move forward from painful past episodes. We can understand, forgive, and have compassion, not only for those who have wronged us, but also for anyone who has undergone the same kind of pain. It’s a marvelous time to delve deep into our hearts and find the way to walk the highest path. Mars in Virgo will help us get tons of stuff done, as his energy has focus on detail and perfection. His aggression and frustrations can be more tempered in Virgo, which is good, because we don’t want an angry Mars during Scorpio time.
The whole next week and a half will be quiet; after that 10th day of November, we could use some time to process all the energies.
Scorpio time in 2011, from 23 October to 21 November will be lighter than in other years, with one huge day right in the middle of the period. Enjoy the middle of the season, and try not to get too rigid about anything emotional.