Scorpio, the first full moon of 2021 takes place this week, and it’s in Leo. This activates our sector of reputation, success and career. There’s something you’re afraid to do, but it’s been something that’s been on your mind for months now. Because Mercury Retrograde begins in Aquarius on the 30th, two days after the Leo Full Moon, you’re actually in a great position to complete an endeavor that you know will lead to great success and incredible satisfaction. Everything you’re seeking is on the other side of procrastination, fear, and self-doubt. This Monday and Tuesday, the Moon’s in Cancer, and it’s asking you to own up to any shadow emotions you may be experiencing. As we approach the full moon, everything we may have tried brushing under the rug comes to the surface of our lives, asking to be addressed. So it’s okay if you feel like you don’t have it all together. The key is to own up to these feelings of unease, and suddenly you won’t feel as burdened by them anymore.

We’re in Aquarius Season, Scorpio, which means innovative solutions to our perceived problems are all around us. But with Venus in Capricorn and our ruler Mars in Taurus, we’re also being reminded that in order to find those solutions we have to be strategic in the way we work, and who we work with. Mid-week, the Leo Full Moon may illuminate exactly who you should be working with and why, and it may also shed light on who you shouldn’t be working with and why. It may lead to you quitting a job that you’ve felt was taking advantage of you or underestimating you. It’s also possible that some Scorpios may feel ready to try again on an entrepreneurial venture, with a refreshed perspective and an ability to integrate lessons from the previous trial. You’ll find yourself ready to make a profound change in your career, but because Mercury Retrograde also starts this week, you’re being asked to pace your way through your decision-making, and give yourself time.

Romantically, this week Mercury’s Retrograde in Aquarius on the 28th can lead to you rethinking everything you thought about love and intimacy as the year began. Perhaps you told yourself that you don’t mind being single, but by this weekend you’ll be craving consistent cuddles and kisses. Alternatively, you may have decided to give things another shot in a connection, but once the retrograde begins all you’ll really want is to indulge in time alone and not end up in the same patterns over and over again. It’s essential that you give yourself breathing room to think this Mercury Retrograde, Scorpio. No super serious decisions need to be made right now. You should observe the way your heart consistently feels around those you give the most attention to, and also make note of who your mind consistently drifts off and thinks about during the day, or dreams of at night. While a part of you may feel the need to rationalize your emotions, the Leo Full Moon also brings out your passionate nature this week, so you’ll be both activated and enlightened by what comes up for you romantically.

Scorpio, this first month of 2021 wasn’t necessarily the most smooth-sailing, and 2021 is the year of unexpected surprises — but many of them are for the better. So take time as the month rounds out to check in with yourself and your own needs. You often take care of the needs of others, often in behind-the-scenes ways, but since the Leo Full Moon is all about being seen and allowing yourself to be praised, end the week by praising yourself and your achievements more. You don’t have to post it on social media, you don’t have to share it in your group chat, but you can look yourself in the mirror and say, “you did it, babe. You made it through the first month of the year, and you will continue to thrive every step of the way. I am so proud of you, and I am always with you throughout your continued journey. I love you!”

2021 is a “5” year in numerology, and that symbolizes freedom, adventure, liberation and bliss. These are some of the main themes we can experience in 2021! For more insights on the astrology of the year ahead, read your 2021 Cosmic Guide, a 55+ page digital report written by me, which includes a Bonus Love Forecast for Scorpio within it. So many Scorpios who have already ordered the report have DM’d me letting me know how it made them feel so ready for the year ahead, and that’s exactly why I wrote it! You must release the idea that struggle will be something you must get used to, Scorpio. You’re free now. Have a beautiful week, and enjoy your 2021 Cosmic Guide!