Illustration by Nicole Ginelli

Scorpio, January 2018

There are two full moons this month. Get your coven ready, and prepare for lots of drama.

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Dec 31 2017, 11:05pm

Illustration by Nicole Ginelli

Happy New Year, little scorpion! The month opens with a super full moon in fellow Water sign Cancer, finding you breaking free from your everyday routine. This full moon will illuminate the section of your chart that rules travel and higher education; it’s pointing the fact that you’re craving perspective. You need space, you need freedom, you need to see what else is out there for you—and there is so, so much.

It can be hard to travel or throw yourself into new situations for anyone; however, Scorpio, here’s a secret fact about you: You can make yourself at home anywhere. So why not give it a try? Full moons are always emotional and tiring, so you may feel worn out as you drag yourself onto the plane, but through the new learning experiences you’re embarking on, you’re going to let go of old, outdated ways of thinking (and feeling) that no longer serve you.

A cluster of planets are in Earth sign Capricorn at the start of the month: the Sun, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto, with Mercury entering the mix on January 11. These are all illuminating the communication sector of your chart. Helpful news will arrive on January 8, when your two ruling planets, Mars and Pluto, make a harmonious connection in the sky.

You’re usually brave, Scorpio. Mars and Pluto’s helpful connection will be especially beneficial for you—you may say something that’s been hard for you to get off your chest or to put into words. A much-needed ending you’ve secretly desired but been too afraid to bring about may finally come!

More exciting news will arrive on January 9, when the Sun meets Venus and Pluto, and Venus connects with Pluto and Mars. Even more invigorating communications will come your way on January 10, when the Sun connects with Mars—the vibe will be powerfully productive, yet friendly! Important changes are taking place. You rarely change your mind once you’ve figured out how you feel about something, but some mental shifts are sure to take place.

Eclipses bring major reveals and allow us to see things in a new light—are you becoming who you want to be? How do you feel about the way the public views you?

The most important and revealing conversations will take place on January 15, when Jupiter connects with power planet Pluto, and on January 24, when Mercury meets Pluto. Certainly mark those days on your calendar. Pluto is the planet of the underworld—and it rules over all the hidden things buried down below. You love secrets, and you’re the detective of the zodiac, so this month is sure to be juicy. Just watch out for gossip!

Lots of talk is taking place this month, so make time to quiet your mind during the new moon in Capricorn on January 16—reconnect with your element (Water) by taking a bath. Turn off all the lights, and sit quietly. Your inner voice will have a lot to say to you, so make time to listen. This new moon is also likely to bring a fresh start around a situation concerning your neighborhood and local haunts, as well as your siblings.

The energy will begin to shift once Aquarius season approaches later on this month: Venus enters Aquarius on 17, the Sun enters it on January 19, and Mercury follows them on January 31. Your focus will turn to home and family life. You’ll find yourself wanting to beautify your living spaces, reconnect with your family, and reflect on less mundane issues around safety and security, like your sense of privacy or your boundaries.

You Scorpios tend to get obsessive and stressed out about things in your daily life, so it’s crucial that your living situation is one that’s chill. Is it? If not, what can you do to change it? Aquarius is an inventive, genius energy, making this season a fantastic opportunity to do some problem solving.

Action planet Mars enters Sagittarius on January 26, illuminating the financial sector of your chart. This will be super exciting for your bank account, Scorpio! Sagittarius is a lucky Fire sign, a centaur with a bow and arrow, shooting for the stars—in this case, Mars in Sag will be shooting its arrow toward cash for your wallet, and peace of mind for the part of you that feels insecure (not just financially, but also emotionally). There’s a small part of you that wonders, Will everything be OK? Having your bills paid definitely helps you keep that worried part of yourself secure. Knowing your talents are needed and appreciated doesn’t hurt, either. If you’re hoping for a raise, Mars will give you the confidence you need to ask for it!

The month wraps up in the most dramatic way possible: with a super, blue, full moon eclipse in Leo. This is major for your career, Scorpio! If you haven’t been on your right path, this eclipse will shake things up and place you back on the track you need to be on in order to fulfill your destiny. Eclipses bring major reveals and allow us to see things in a new light—are you becoming who you want to be? How do you feel about the way the public views you? What do you want to be remembered for, Scorpio? These are all questions that will be on your mind during the eclipse in Leo—the sign of the superstar, the glamorous, regal lion of the zodiac. A huge climax is taking place for you professionally. It will be exciting, but it’s sure to be exhausting and emotional, too. Good luck, Scorpio, and see you in February!