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Scorpio, this is an iconic wknd. This Saturday, Mars, our planetary ruler, shifts into Gemini for 7 months! Usually it stays in each sign for 6 weeks, but since Mars will shift retrograde on October 30, it’s staying in Gemini much longer. This means Scorpio’s sector of depth, outside resources, and intimacy is activated until March 2023. Our levels of passion are increasing rapidly, but so are our levels of healthy non-attachment. This transit helps us tame our control issues. Gemini energy teaches us how to lean into the unknown, and befriend it. It teaches us that it’s okay to contradict ourselves. It teaches us that freedom is our birthright. In what area of your life do you long to feel more free, Scorpio? Reflect on that this weekend, and visualize yourself paving your own path to freedom. 


Scorpio’s August 2022 Forecast

Key Themes: future goals, reaping, domestic environment, emotional responsibility

Scorpio, while you’re in the process of reaping the rewards of your efforts, the month of August also encourages you to renew your priorities and think about what’s next.

On August 4th, Mercury, the planet of Communication, enters earthy Virgo activating Scorpio’s sector of friendships and future goals until August 25th. With Mercury in Virgo, your mind becomes rewired to receive detailed transmissions for future growth and practical steps on your journey of self-becoming.

Venus enters expressive Leo on August 11th, and as the Planet of Love, Beauty and Connection activates Scorpio’s sector of career and reputation until September 5th, it’s an ideal time for reaping rewards and allowing yourself to receive praise and admiration from your co-workers and community members.

The lunar cycle culminates on August 11th with the Super Full Moon in rebellious Aquarius, illuminating Scorpio’s sector of home and family. While you’ve been focused on career goals and future growth, this Full Moon demands that you pay attention to your personal life. As this Full Moon conjoins with reality-facing Saturn, it challenges you to take responsibility of your emotions and to set appropriate boundaries in your domestic environment. This Full Moon also forms a conflicting square to Mars in Taurus, your opposing sign, and issues surrounding relationship norms inherented from family may surface around this time.

On August 20th, your ruling planet Mars enters open-minded Gemini, highlighting Scorpio’s sector of death, sex and shared resources until November 23rd. Mars in Gemini welcomes you to get curious about your sexual instincts, to try something new in matters of intimacy, and to diversify your joint assets. While you may be inclined to fiercely communicate your desires during this Mars in Gemini transit, Scorpio, be aware of unconscious projections and defensiveness, and consider this an opportunity to learn about tender areas for healing.

On August 22nd, the Sun enters earthy Virgo, lighting Scorpio’s sector of friendships and future goals until September 22nd. Welcome to Virgo season! Emphasizing your natural transformative powers, Virgo season is ripe for organizing your life toward a sense of future direction, perhaps through purposeful skills and aligned networking.

On August 24th through the rest of 2022, Uranus turns retrograde in sensual Taurus, your opposing sign, providing space to reflect on any wake-up calls for liberation that have stirred up your sector of relationships. The next day on August 25th, the circuits of the mind and communication take a graceful elevation as Mercury enters Libra, activating Scorpio’s sector of spirituality and healing until September 23rd. Mercury in Libra compels you to cultivate mental serenity as you practice communing with higher levels of consciousness.

The month ends with the New Moon in Virgo on August 27th, renewing Scorpio’s sector of friendships and future goals. Your mission with the Virgo New Moon is to visualize your ideal future and to realistically analyze what’s currently happening. Use this New Moon portal to prune, purify and enhance the manifestation of your goals, paying particular attention to renewing your priorities and social alliances.

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About Scorpio

Element: Water

Mode: Fixed

Ruling Planets: Mars, the Planet of Action and Pluto, Planet of Transformation

Where Youll Find Them: Pondering the meaning of life, looking for an all black outfit, pursuing their passion

What They Avoid: Wishy-washy people, large crowds of people, people in general

Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac, is the most misunderstood. When people hear Scorpio, they most often think of sex and death. Everything about Scorpio is a mystery, and this has led to people creating myths about Scorpio some based in fact, and others on pure fantasy. The truth is, Scorpio is a profoundly intuitive and spiritual Water sign with a stubborn streak and a deadly stinger. But contrary to popular belief, Scorpio doesnt just go around stinging just anyone. They know their venom is precious, and they arent reactive to every single situation. Scorpio will wait for the perfect time to strike if they decide to strike at all. You never know what Scorpios thinking.

Professionally, Scorpios succeed at any career that lets them call the shots from behind-the-scenes, such as being a private detective or investigator. They also thrive in the limelight, which is why many Scorpios like Drake become the voice of their generation. Everything about Scorpio is extreme and intense they dont do things in half-measures. Scorpios would ideally feel wildly passionate about their job, or else they may easily become complacent and irritated. Passion is at the core of who Scorpio is. Their life-long mission is to always keep the passion alive, in all realms of life. 

Socially, Scorpio are extremely cautious and guarded. They can count their true friends on one hand, and they’d rather have a small amount of true OG supporters rather than a large amount of frenemies. Scorpio is very slow to trust, but if youve earned their trust, theyre the ultimate ride or die. Having a Scorpio on your side is the best feeling in the world, because they make you feel protected and powerful. But if you cross a Scorpio, your life completely turns upside down. Youll regret ever hurting them.

Multiply the way a Scorpio is as a friend by 10 million and you may get a clue of who they are as lovers. They invest their all into relationships, which is why their standards are so high. But Scorpios also have trust issues, and can be extremely possessive and jealous in relationships. They love so deeply, and they want to feel that the loyalty and fidelity is reciprocated, or else they may build a wall around their heart that causes them to be extremely suspicious and even manipulative.

When a Scorpio trusts their lover, they can merge with them on a deeply soulful, erotic, magical level. That is the side of Scorpio thats rarely seen the vulnerable, transparent, radiant side that comes out when they feel emotionally safe. Loving a Scorpio isnt by any means easy, but it’s worth it.

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