You’ve made it to the end of a long journey through your security and self-worth sector, Scorpio. This week, Saturn, the Planet of Challenge, enters its home sign of Capricorn for the first time in 29 years. This is the type of change that took decades to arrive, and once Saturn leaves Sag on the 19th, we will all enter a phase in our lives where structure, discipline, responsibility and maturity become a main theme. But before Saturn’s big shift, a New Moon in Sag takes place on Monday the 18th, sparking a six-month cycle of spiritual and physical rebirth. Whatever lessons you’ve been absorbing from the end of Saturn in Sag will remain with you for the next 6 months, so this week’s about being aware of the here and now rather than only visualizing the future. Ask yourself, “What has Saturn taught me about my own value and worth? How can I take these lessons and help them make me a stronger, wiser, more confident human being?”
Be sure to take the time to use the energy of the Sag New Moon to set clear and expansive intentions for where you see yourself six months from now. Read my free New Moon Intentions Guide for inspiration on a ritual that helps ignite your sense of infinite possibilities. Sag energy is all about letting out your inner optimist, but ever since Saturn’s been in Sag, that optimism may not have always been as consistent as you would’ve liked. But now that Saturn’s leaving Sag, the flames of positivity are being reignited in countless ways. Your mission with this final New Moon of the year is to hone in on a few gems in your world of ideas, and commit to bringing those gems to life in a brilliantly inspiring way.
On Thursday, 12/21, the Sun joins Saturn in Capricorn for a 4-week visit, and Capricorn Season begins. When you combine the energy of the Sun, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn with Mars in Scorpio, the second half of the week will have you focused on building your empire. You won’t feel the need to wait until 2018 to make the magic happen either. Your inner drive and self-discipline will astound you. If there are projects you’ve been aiming to complete before the holidays, you’ll be able to nip them in the bud by thinking of the reward and satisfaction of a job well-done. This is what this new cycle of Capricorn energy will feel like for the next 3 years — you’re willing to put in the work, in a way that feels right to you, in order to bask in the rewards. Jupiter in Scorpio has also been teaching you similar lessons, and since Jupiter is only in our sign for 1 year every 12 years, 2018 is truly shaping up to be the year of the Scorpio. Read my latest Jupiter in Scorpio Forecast to find out why.
Romantically, this New Moon in Sag will let out your wild side, and it can lead to you doing something super spontaneous like texting your crush out of the blue or letting a muse inspire you to create a work of art. Just be careful to not be too impulsive this week, especially since Mercury goes direct and can still lead to miscommunication. Find ways to release the surges of energy running through you without becoming emotionally restless. The New Moon is about expansion and liberation, so this week, ask yourself how free you feel when it comes to loving and being loved. If Mars in Scorpio’s energy has led to you feeling obsessive or possessive, this week’s New Moon will help you focus on your own passions more, and that will detract from all the energy you’ve been giving others. So don’t spend your time worrying about what others are feeling about you, or if they’re missing you, etc… Invest that energy in furthering your own desires, and soon you’ll notice how many people pursue you, because of the irresistibly magnetic energy you emit.
On Friday, 12/22, Mercury Retrograde ends and helps us gain greater clarity in all matters dealing with tech, contracts, travel, communication and making big decisions. This is the Universe’s way of telling you that you’ve passed the majority of its tests, and that you deserve some time to rest. And that’s exactly what you should do this weekend, Scorpio. This influx of huge astrological change can be a lot to take in at once, so balance any time you spend interacting with others with time you spend alone, recharging your batteries. You have the opportunity to release this year’s drama by focusing on solutions rather than perceived failures. You know what you love spending time on, so focus on how you can make those experiences more of a priority in the coming year. Make a game plan for removing the fluff from your life so you can activate the real deal. That sums up this week Scorpio — you’re being asked to finish the year strong by simply keeping it real, and holding yourself accountable for the choices you make, and actions you take.
Have a momentous week, Scorpio! Share how it’s going in the comments below. Make sure to make time for your New Moon Ritual — you can read my free guide here.
And finally, I’m excited to share with you a New Moon in Sag musical mantra that I wrote, produced by Electric Butter. This is one of my favorite projects to date — combining astrology, poetry and the power of positive mantra is unbelievably healing! Ignite the magic of 2018; listen to the New Moon Mantra on YouTube below or stream it on Soundcloud.
Love & light,