The Scorpio Sun will seek the shade, plotting and planning in corners, being secretive and emotionally intense. But it’ll have its work cut out keeping everything under wraps since Venus in Sagittarius from the 1st will be throwing open the curtains, allowing the sunshine in and letting all the secrets out into the open. Socially it’ll be adventurous, even if there will be more serious financial matters to resolve.

Mars will top and tail the month with some aggravation. In a fraught square to Pluto on the 5th it will make decisions and agreements harder to reach. And then again on the 24th having moved into Scorpio it will light a fuse in an opposition to Uranus. There will be upheavals and disruptions with hasty over-reactions likely. Happily mid month looks calmer and more upbeat.

The Sun shifts into lively, outspoken Sagittarius on the22nd for four weeks which will lighten the mood. And Venus moves into Capricorn for a chic, sophisticated, socially ambitious feel.


1: Venus into Sagittarius until 26th – wanting to be informed at the same time as entertained, varied and active social life.

5: Mars in Libra square Pluto – stuck and tense in days before, requires considerable effort to make progress, challenging, trapped.

8: Sun in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn – practical, sensible, good for planning

Sun sextile Neptune in Pisces – vague, kind. Dreamy.

9: Saturn sextile Neptune – balance between realism and idealism, hope for a better society, worrisome.

10: Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn – persuasive, deep thinking.

11: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, chatty.

12: Full Moon in Taurus – pulled in two directions.

Mars sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius – enthusiastic, confident, lucky.

13: Mercury sextile Saturn – sensible, practical.

Sun sextile Pluto – got it together, in control, influential.

Mercury trine Neptune – kind, intuitive, creative.

14: Venus square Neptune – disappointing in love, vague, unrealistic, kind.

19: Mars into Scorpio until January 3rd – ultra-determined, won’t give way, can be vengeful.

20: Mercury direct in Scorpio – communication delays, hitches and glitches disappear.

22: Sun into Sagittarius for four weeks – fiery, energetic, talkative, opinionated, keen on travel, well-informed.

24: Venus conjunct Jupiter – frivolous, sociable, indulgent.

Mars opposition Uranus in Taurus – agitated, high-energy, volatile, tendency to act or speak too hastily in response to surprising turn of events.

26: Venus into Capricorn till December 20th – keen on keeping up social status and appearances, indulgent.

New Moon in Sagittarius – new beginnings.

27: Neptune direct in Pisces – subtle shift with spiritual plans moving faster.

28: Mercury trine Neptune – kind, vague.

Venus trine Uranus – flirtatious, sociable, fun-loving.

30: Mercury sextile Saturn – practical, realistic.


Jupiter into its own sign Sagittarius for a year from November 8 2018 until December 2nd 2019; then into Capricorn for a year. Sagittarius is sporting, active, well-travelled, likes foreign cultures and countries; can also be philosophical, thoughtful, well-informed and narrow-minded.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.


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