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January is the gateway month into any year and while everything is not always displayed in the shop window from the get go, this is one year when what you see is mostly what you get. Fortunately, you are likely to like what you see. Both in terms of the sheer number of planets involved and the weight and importance of those planets, the main focus is on communication. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in your communication sector and having Mercury, the planet of communication here until 17th January is fairly typical, for the first time in our lifetime Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are here at the same time. This takes this beyond simply a good month to have the communication lines open, to the start of a powerful new era for connecting and for all forms of communication and expression. There are six planets in your relationship sector all put two have either already formed a friendly aspect to Uranus in your relationship sector or will do. With Uranus turning direct on 11th January, to begin with this is support for giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice and then continuing even after the tide turns. That support will be there all year, with your relationships the main beneficiary of this powerful communication support. In the meantime, while the faster moving planets are always on the move and this will see them progress from focusing on communication, home and family matters and in Venus case onto matters of the heart, there is only one shift that will bring anything to an end. That shift is Mars' departure from Scorpio on 3rd January, bringing his own nearly seven week visit to a close but also ending all planetary activity in your sign until later in the year. Instead of leaving late last month, Mars has stayed on to ensure you begin the year with your passions, drives and competitive spirit fuelled and with a personal mission to pursue.
Week beginning Monday 20th of January 2020
As is the case at this time every year, the Sun's return to your home and family sector on Tuesday will turn the solar spotlight onto home, family and/or property matters. While this is just one of the dominant themes this week, starting the week with the Moon just wrapping up its first visit to Scorpio for the year, your instincts will be picking up on a sense of anticipation. On face value, this is nothing more than the Sun returning to put the solar spotlight on home and family matters for the next 29 days, before moving on. This isn't even the most dominant focus this week, with a lot of focus on communication, matters of the heart and on work and job matters. However, what begins as an ordinary focus on home and family matters is set to grow into a period of major new developments over the course of the next five months. A New Moon here over the weekend will bring a chance to explore new options.
Thursday 23rd of January 2020
What a difference a few days can make with you, your relationships and the communication lines all benefiting from the Moon's first visit to your communication sector for the year. The week began with the Moon wrapping up its first visit to Scorpio for the year, something that had put pressure on both you and your relationships over the weekend. Yet from the moment the Moon returned to your communication sector yesterday there has been a chance to give your relationships a voice, just as a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you continues to emerge.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, traditionally ruled by the red planet Mars, who was the mythological Roman god of war and fertility.
Your sign is a steadfast, sensuous, deep feeling water sign and your symbol is the scorpion which has a paralysing, sometimes deadly, stinger at the end of its tail. This gets your sign some stingy bad press, but only from those who don't know your true scorpio ways.
Like your good self, scorpions are extremely resilient, they survive in a wide variety of habitats, including tropical forests, deserts and places of extreme temperatures. They move furtively on the ground and hide under leaves and rocks, or bury themselves in sandy soil.
A scorpion is tiny and will usually only sting to defend itself. If you were to corner a live one and poke it repeatedly with a stick, you might see it arch its tail across its back and literally sting itself to death. This little arachnid would rather commit suicide than allow anyone to torment or ridicule it. This says something profound about your profound sign.
You may be ruled by a red planet but it's unlikely to be the predominant colour in your wardrobe, although some attribute red to your sign. You usually incline towards smart blacks and midnight blues, you prefer to blend in. A real scorpion likes to hide, which is difficult in a bright red sweater!
Your sign is of fixed modality, which means that you have great tenacity and staying power in most situations but, like the scorpion, if you feel threatened or ridiculed in any situation, your natural impulse is to abruptly end it!
In modern day astrology, the rulership of your sign has also been assigned to the dwarf planet Pluto. This planet may be tiny but we should not underestimate it. Pluto rules atomic power!
With mighty Mars and power planet Pluto as your co-rulers, yours is the most deeply passionate sign. You feel things acutely and your feelings run deep, but your desire to stay hidden means that you rarely show the emotional storms and tempests when they happen within.
Your innate character is to be steadfast, trustworthy and loyal. You play your cards close to your chest and often leave others mystified. Your sign rules birth, death, sex, regeneration, transformation and all of our shared resources and secrets. You're one of the best at keeping secrets, especially your own!
Many Scorpios have strong psychic ability and others will become concerned with the psyche, to become hypnotherapists and psychotherapists. You are suited to a number of professions, we might find you working in a hospital or bank, at the butchers or in demolition. Whatever you do, you generally do with commitment.
You get along best with the other water signs, Cancer and Pisces and the earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, but this can be mitigated by the influence of other planets in your horoscope, particularly your ruling planet Mars.
If you don't know which sign Mars was transiting when you were born, or you'd like to know more about your horoscope, one of our astrologers will be pleased to help you.