Start off this week with a spirit of celebration and deep gratitude, Scorpio. It’s easy to want to immediately jump into accomplishing new goals, but since we just had a New Moon in Aries on Sunday night, the theme of the week is intentionality. It’s important for you to be aware of your “why” with every action that you take this week, and in order to best tune into your why, you must be aware of what’s been making you feel alive and excited about life. This Aries New Moon energy is quite transformative, especially because it’s taking place right as Mercury Retrograde has ended. This is making it clear to you that there’s no point in delaying your own success and growth. If you’ve been fearing your success, you will find ways to overcome that fear this week. It’s not completely going to disappear from one day to the next, but you will feel like you’ve reached a turning point in your life where you hold yourself more accountable for your evolution, and you stop making excuses.
This Tuesday, April 17th does lead to a reality check when Saturn begins a five-month retrograde in the sign of Capricorn. But remember, retrogrades are normal cosmic occurrences and they shouldn’t be feared or stressed about. Saturn is more of a generational planet too, so you won’t feel the effects as obviously as when Mercury was retrograde. Saturn’s retrograde will be more subtle and the changes will manifest more slowly in your life. Since this is the first Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn for the past 29 years, lessons around responsibility, structure, building a solid foundation, being emotional mature and financially savvy will come into play. You may have to evaluate areas of your life that aren’t as secure or stable as you’d like them to be, and Saturn Retrograde may have you to face issues that you wanted to run away from. This retrograde is perfect for coming up with a game plan for paying off debt or bills, systemizing your finances, being better at saving and investing money, and finding your voice authentically and powerfully. The key with this retrograde is to trust that every situation that seems challenging is actually here to mold you into an even better version of yourself.
Your personal healing will be at the forefront of your mind this week. On the 17th Chiron, the Healing Asteroid, shifts out of Pisces and into Aries, where it will remain until 2027! For the past 9 years, Chiron has been in Pisces, making us even more sensitive and intuitive than we already are. It’s made it easy for us to absorb other people’s emotions and their pain, and it was sometimes challenging to set a healthy boundary and limitations. Chiron represents our deepest wound, and enlightens us to our spiritual purpose when it comes to healing that wound. With it making this monumental shift into Aries, we will become more of emotional warriors, develop thicker skin, and finally learn how to set stronger boundaries!
As Scorpios, we will learn to not take on everyone’s problems or pain as our own, but to instead focus on our own spiritual journey first and foremost. The more we invest in our personal healing, the more we’re collectively healing the world and raising universal consciousness. Chiron will still shift into Pisces throughout 2018, and it will settle into Aries in 2019, but this week gives us a preview of what to expect. Chiron in Aries is here to teach us how to love ourselves deeply and passionately, and learn to integrate our ego in a way that it helps us, rather than harms us. Our desire to understand and accept ourselves fully will be stronger than ever. Self-love and self-transformation will take on a whole new meaning with this transit.
On Thursday the 19th, the Sun enters Taurus at 11:12pm EST, marking the beginning of Taurus Season. You’ll feel more grounded around the end of the week, after the whirlwind of fiery Aries energy. Taurus Season highlights our relationship sector, and you’ll find yourself wanting to make amends with people, resolve drama, and be more aware of which relationships serve you and which ones don’t. You’ll also address times when you may be causing the drama or challenges in relationships, and you’ll work on fixing those aspects of yourself. Plus, this Sunday the 22nd, Pluto, our co-ruling planet of transformation, begins its five-month retrograde too! Mercury Retrograde may be over, (although the post-shadow period will last until early May) but we are very much still in midst of retrograde season, and Pluto Retrograde combined with Saturn Retrograde and Taurus Season will make us take our relationships much more seriously than we may have during Aries and Pisces Season. The key is to not take them too seriously though… schedule time this week to have important heart-to-hearts, but also to simply relax, lighten up, and be present with the ones you love. Sometimes when we’re too focused on improving aspects of ourselves or others, we lose touch of the magic that comes with the messiness. Embrace the imperfection that exists in your love and social life, Scorpio.
Make sure to set time to write down New Moon Intentions this week — the sooner the better. If you’re wondering just how to do so, my latest episode of my podcast “KnowTheZodiac with Dossé-Via”, is all about how to set intentions and why they’re so transformative. Listen to it on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Have a powerful week, Scorpio. Stay strong during this universal transition, and know that you’re doing phenomenally.
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