The transit of Jupiter in your 11th house of profits, social activities and fulfilment is one of the highlights for Scorpio throughout 2016. This should give you the confidence you need especially with the Moon’s association as the year commences. Friendships of all sorts should be rekindled now after a rather confusing period. This also indicates better networking and connections in your business and, if you’ve felt somewhat out of the loop professionally, this can reignite your passion to do better at work and to nicely blend your professional and social activities.
Mars gives you a boost as it transits your Sun sign on January 4 then trining Neptune on the 18th. These are all signifiers of not just greater physical energy but provide a bolster to your imagination and creative skills. You’re also able to take your spiritual ideals, ruled by Neptune and give them a practical twist, thus creating a distinct advantage for you.
Your love life, and in particular the creative approach you take to romance this year will also be important as shown by the solar eclipse on March 9 occurring in your 5th house. This eclipse is in the opposite sign to Jupiter so this will drive a lot more energy into your social activities. In this department of your life things are most definitely changing, and changing drastically. No longer are you subject to the whims and fancies of others but will rather be weeding out those people who no longer are of any use to you. There may be nothing personal in this, but as the year progresses you’ll realise more and more that your time is a valuable commodity and you can’t share it with all and sundry. Discrimination is one of the big keywords for you throughout 2016.
The lunar eclipse on 23 March is powerful in a spiritual way and also in some ways at crosscurrents with the Jupiter trine Pluto aspect on the 17th and the Jupiter Square Saturn aspect on the 23rd. These 2 aspects have a lot to do with contracts, income and the way you’re better going to handle your material life whereas the eclipse on the 12th house has more to do with finding true value within yourself and making sure that you find peace and happiness independently of anything you do in the outer world with anyone else.
You can acquire great power this year as well and that is shown by Jupiter trining Pluto in June. Your own power will be met by the association of others whom you respect or admire for your achievements and the feeling will be mutual. It’s a time when you can feel privileged and proud of your achievements and could find yourself in the company of high achievers who will further advance your career during this phase of your life.
With Saturn still taking it’s time into 2nd house of finances and income, don’t expect this year to be a super duper bumper money year. You’re learning some important lessons about cutting back on expenses, gaining knowledge about what to do with less and generally respecting money more. You have the assistance of your partner or spouse who is ruled by Venus and the conjunction of these two planets earlier in the year is representative of the fact that you’ll be working closely with them, bringing both your talents together to create something unique which can eventually yield better results financially.
Your style of communication is also changing and the way in which you deal with people is shown by the 3rd house and the very powerful transit of Pluto which is only now halfway through this particular house of your horoscope. The Sun makes a heavy-duty conjunction in the first week of the year and this reflects your formidable Scorpio energy and the fact that you may be regretting that you haven’t used this in your negotiations for some time. That’s about to change. A cool and ruthless approach packaged in respect and diplomacy will be the way forward now.
With Neptune transiting your 5th house, the spiritual essence of your being can be brought to light, and will be expressed in your trying new creative activities which are connected to your higher mystical self. More spiritual activity is quite likely throughout 2016 but in particular the challenging square from Mars on August 26 could frustrate you in that you may know what you want to do but responsibilities or other people hinder you. In fact, what’s more likely is that you need to clearly define what it is you want to do and how you will bridge the gap between your material and spiritual needs. If you have children this is a time when you can clearly connect with them and imbibe some of their childlike qualities, is aspects of childhood that make them happy. Apply these insights into your own processes in life.
On September 9 Jupiter makes its once only in 12 years transit to your 12th house of Libra. This further represents the increasing spiritual urgency for many born under Scorpio. Let’s not use this word too specifically because more loosely speaking spirituality can take many different forms. Compassionate works, generosity either within your social and family group or even on a global scale through humanitarian organisations may be more appealing to you. This transit lasts about 12 months and gradually increases your awareness of spiritual phenomena, with powerful dreams and a speedy development of your intuition and psychic powers.
Because Pluto is your ruling planet it’s stationary and retrograde movement are particularly notable for you and on September 27 just after Jupiter transits your 12th house it moves into its stationary direct motion, having spent some time in a process of revision. As it moves forward you’ll feel the resurgence of your own self energy, something that may have been missing for many months. You’ll feel more confident about yourself and generally speaking will be in your own element.
Once again, a lunar eclipse in your 5th house on 17 September along with the prior square from Saturn to Neptune on the 5th house all indicate caution being necessary in any speculative ventures. There may also be some misgivings about the behaviour of your children or a lover if you happen to be in a new relationship. Your creative activities may also grind to a halt as you hit some sort of imaginative resistance. Rest assured this will pass and you should use this time to further analyse yourself to better deal with your emotions.
You want to do things bigger and better than anyone else throughout October and when Mars transits your 3rd house of communications on September 27 a new cycle of intense communication takes place and this will need to be checked as your self-confidence won’t be in keeping with the reality of the situation. Frustration could develop into anger and God forbid, a retaliatory response on your part especially when on October 19 Mars moves into the conjunction of Pluto and on the 29th to the square of Uranus.
This period of the year is fraught with danger and self-confidence that is grounded only in ego needs to be cast aside. Humble yourself, don’t be afraid to ask questions and realise your limits so that you can steadily improve yourself to achieve the things you want - maybe not as quickly as you’d like but at least safely and surely. Things will appear to emerge speedily but unpredictably due to the action of Uranus. Contracts and workplace agreements may be on a slippery slope so you need to that in the bud and the just things when and if they arise. But slow things down.
On November 9 Mars moves to your 4th house reflecting a need for more domesticated activities, closer ties with family and maybe even some redesign, sale or even purchase of property. Don’t take your anger out on your loved ones as Mars is likely to do that. Also around November 25 Jupiter trines Pluto and this indicates you may be dealing with manipulative individuals trying to take advantage of you. Reading books by Machiavelli and other political schemers will put you one step ahead of the pack.
In the final month of the year Mars at least makes a favourable aspect to Jupiter on the 2nd just before moving to your 5th house on the 19th. You are injury prone at this time but this may simply be because you’re trying to push yourself beyond your physical limits. Exercise, competitive sports and other outdoor activities are favoured but should be done so in a cautious manner. This should also be exciting with a great deal of generosity being part of the mix with Jupiter opposing Uranus. You don’t need to spend loads of money the show your loved others but I don’t think my advice here is going to help change your mind too much.
Love, romance and friendship
Mars squares your 4th house of family and domestic activities on 4 January just 2 days after Mercury enters the 4th house and highlights this area of your life as the year launches. The right angle of these two planets however is not always conducive to smooth discussions and especially when Mercury goes retrograde on the 6th up until the 26th, it’s best to listen a little more than you speak so you don’t put your foot in it.
On February 17th Venus and is your 4th house and prior to that Mercury, on the 14th (once again). This cycle should be far better for any sort of communication based on understanding and a smoothing over of any previous difficulties.
Mercury enters your 5th house on March 5 and then Venus also joins the planetary parade bringing with it romance, affection and even the odd dalliance if you happen to be single. Entertainment, socialising and fun activities usually accompany these sorts of transits. For some of you of childbearing age, this could be the time when you consider having a family.
On April 13 with the trine of Venus to Mars and on the 15th Mercury in trying to Jupiter, expect upbeat communications and loads of passion. This should be an excellent period to physically and intimately connect with the one you love. You’ll seem to have a lot more in common with the person you’ve chosen as a soulmate and if not yet hitched, this is one of the better times of the year when love can come knocking at your door.
On April 30 Venus enters your marital zone, the 7th house, and throughout May exceptionally good transits promise a continuation of good luck in your romantic connections. On May 3 the Sun trines Jupiter, and Mercury on May 14 moves to the conjunction of transiting Venus, all in this marital zone indicating beautiful communication and warmth of affection between you and your partner. The general public will fall in love with you and you can use this energy to win the trust and friendliness of even strangers.
Sexual affairs and intimacy of a physical nature are strongly hinted at through the transit of Venus through your 8th house after May 24 which coincides with a sexy Venus-Mars opposition on the 25th.
On June 5 Venus squares Jupiter so be careful of wasting time and your sexual energies with someone who may not be prepared to reciprocate. Arguments arise as Mercury opposes Mars on June 10 with the square from the same planet Jupiter on June 23. This month could be beset with emotional entanglements, resentment and head on confrontations. Tranquility is your keyword.
During July the transit of Venus in your 9th house forms better planetary relationships and this reveals an opportunity to travel and to do so on a social footing preferably with the one you love. Singles can anticipate holiday romances, online connections and the opportunity to enhance their love life for some unusual means. On July 31 whole new cycle of socialising commences with Mercury’s transit to your 11th house.
August is an important month for friends and with Venus transiting to this area on August 6 but with a hard square to Mars on the 7th you need to lay all the cards on the table and figure out who’s with you and who is against you. It’s quite likely by being forthright you’ll improve your relationships because Venus moves to the conjunction of Jupiter on August 28 signifying warm feelings and transparent, honest expression. Venus also moves to your 12th house on August 30 and in some astrological circles this is seen as a very passionate and loving time.
In September a solar eclipse in your 11th house further accentuates your need to understand friendship and your context socially in the scheme of things. Don’t force the hand but rather ask for people’s opinions particularly around September 13 with the repeat Mercury square Mars aspect. You should be forceful in all your communications leading up to the 27th when Mars moves to your 3rd house.
Try to say as little as possible in the first week of October as Mars squares Jupiter. This occurs in your 3rd house of communication so you may hear some unsettling information and could be prompted to take part in gossip or some malicious rumours and the advice is to stay well away from that. Jupiter in your 12th house suggests secret enemies. Expect better times and more enjoyable communications after 25 October when Mercury enters your Sun sign.
Mars seems to be in fast forward mode as it moves again to your 4th house on November 9 perhaps giving you the opportunity to complete what you’ve started earlier in the year domestically. Venus is an excellent omen for better communications around November 12 when she moves into your 3rd house of communications.
Plans should not only go ahead but will be bigger and brighter than usual when on December 2 Mars moves to the trine of Jupiter with Mercury moving to your 3rd house of communications. You may want to surround yourself with a lot of people this Christmas and is also evidenced by Venus’s transit to your 4th house of family affairs. You want to be seen to be bigger and better than everyone else this year but don’t let your ego get in the road of balanced festivity especially after the 19th with Mars moving into your 5th house of competition. Christmas Day should be beautiful one full of love, with a perfect trine of Venus to Jupiter.