Welcome to the first week of the astrological new year, Scorpio! On Tuesday, March 20, the Sun shifts out of sensitive Pisces and enters bold, fiery Aries for four weeks. This signals the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and no matter where you’re located in the world, you will feel this awakening and rebirth in a myriad of ways. The new year may have begun January 1st, but in astrology, it’s not until this week that the solar calendar truly begins again. That may have explained why you felt a bit sluggish or in limbo these past few months of 2018… You were still completing a cycle in your life, tying up loose ends, getting rid of what doesn’t serve you, and cutting toxic ties, mindsets, and relationships. The New Moon in Pisces that took place on 3/18 was a preview of the spring awakening that is now present this week, so the first thing you should do is celebrate!
With the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus all in Aries for the next few weeks, life is about to get much less emotional and more passionate and confident. As a Water Sign, you felt the vibes of Pisces Season more than most, and it may have led to you being moody and easily reactive. But Aries Season gets rid of the “woe is me” mentality and forces you to step into warrior-mode. Both Scorpio and Aries are ruled by the planet Mars, so you’ll feel reinvigorated this week, particularly Tuesday onwards. The energy of the New Moon will especially be felt until March 28, so take time to set New Moon Intentions for the goals you’d like to achieve in the next 6 months. Make sure you’re not limiting yourself to what seems realistic. Literally pencil in dream vacations, dream jobs, dream dates, dream friendships… Buy yourself a calendar or planner to celebrate the astrological new year, and use post-its to write in future achievements and visualizations — it’ll work because you’re re-training your mind to focus on what’s possible rather than worry about what could go wrong.
Romantically, you will feel much more positive and vibrant this post-New Moon week, especially if you took time to get rid of physical objects weighing you down, and process emotional wounds you may have previously been in denial of. It’s not too late to do this work, and it should actually be done gradually and at your own pace, so if you haven’t yet set the time for this literal and figurative clearing of energy, this is a great week to do so because you’ll motivate yourself to work for your greater good. Mercury will be going retrograde on Thursday the 22nd, though, so it’s important to not be too defensive or argumentative this week. That may be easier said than done because of the accumulation of Aries energy which may emphasize everyone’s desire to be right and be #1. But since you’ve been forewarned, you can view Mercury Retrograde as a way to learn from past romantic experiences, grow from them, and even be thankful for them, even if some experiences were unpleasant or uncomfortable. Jupiter being retrograde is also highlighting these themes of growing through the pain. Be sure to read my latest forecast all about Jupiter in Scorpio here. All of this happened so that you can be a stronger, wiser lover and human being, Scorpio. You can recreate yourself at any moment, remember?
All in all, this week will feel so much brighter than they’ve felt in a while, even with retrograde season in full swing, but you’ll have to allow these fresh vibes to renew you. With growth, comes discomfort, especially when you’re expanding. So trust that what’s being dismantled in your life is happening for your greater good. If you’re dealing with problems at work, it’s because it’s time to go after the type of work you really want to be pursuing, and not what feels safe or you think you should be pursuing. The same goes for your love life. If you don’t call out what’s not working, nothing will change. Just make sure to do so lovingly and with patience — that is the key to making it through Aries Season. Anytime you want to snap at someone, take a deep breath instead. Or many deep breaths. Remind yourself that while you can’t control what happens to you, you’re in control of how you choose to react. You got this, Scorpio!
I shared more insights on Aries Season, the New Moon, Jupiter Retrograde and Mercury Retrograde in episode 4 of my astrology podcast, “KnowTheZodiac with Dossé-Via”! You can listen to it on iTunes, Soundcloud, and/or Overcast! Enjoy!
Have an empowering week, Scorpio! Let us know how it’s going in the comments below. And make sure to read your forecast for March 2018 here.
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