Last year was very prosperous, Scorpio, and the year ahead seems even more prosperous. Jupiter, your financial planet will spend almost all year in your money house. More on this later.

Your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests is easily the strongest in your Horoscope this year. Also the most challenging. Students will have to work harder on their studies. They need to ‘knuckle down’. Siblings and sibling figures in your life seem stressed. Sales and marketing projects are fraught with delays and have more challenges attached. Things will improve here later on in the year, as Jupiter moves into your 3rd house on December 3. In the meantime, put in the extra effort.

Neptune has been in your 5th house for many years and will be there for many more to come. Children and children figures in your life are becoming more spiritual – and if not, they have to be careful about drugs and alcohol. Your tastes in amusements are more refined and spiritual these days. The fine arts appeal to you. Personal creativity is very inspired. When you’re relaxed and having fun, you have good connection with spirit.

The major headline this year is Uranus’s move from your 6th career house (where he’s been for the past seven years) into your 7th house. This is going to have a profound impact on your love life and current relationship. The social life becomes more unstable – but also more fun and more exciting. More details later.

There are a lot of shake-ups in your career this year. Much more than usual. We have five eclipses this year (usually there are four) and of the five, four impact directly on the career. More on this later.

Your most important interests in the year ahead are finance (until December 3); communication and intellectual interests; children, fun and creativity; health and work (until March 7); and love, romance and social activities (after March 7).

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are finance (until December 3); communication and intellectual interests (from December 3 onwards); and religion, philosophy, theology and foreign travel.


(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health and energy are good this year. As the year begins there are no long-term planets in stressful alignment with you. And after March 7 (as Uranus moves into Taurus) there will be only one in stressful alignment. All the others are either making harmonious aspects or leaving you alone. Of course, there will be periods where health and energy are less easy than usual (and we will discuss them in the monthly reports). These come from the transits of the short-term planets. They are temporary and not trends for the year. When they pass, health and energy return to their normal ease.

Your 6th house of health has been powerful for the past seven years, but after March 7, it will basically be empty. (Only short-term planets will move through there.) This I read as a good sign. Health is good and you have no need to overly focus here.

For the past seven years you’ve been experimental in health matters. The cosmos was urging you to learn how you function, to learn what works for you personally, to learn how you are ‘wired up’. By now these lessons have been learned and there’s no need for further experimentation.

With Uranus in your health house, many of you were attracted to alternative medicine. And even those who stayed with orthodox medicine have been attracted to the new, experimental, cutting-edge technologies in that system. These urges are less intense this year.

Your health is good, but you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflexology points are shown in the chart below):

Important foot reflexology points for the year ahead

Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles, and especially below them.

  • The head, face and scalp. These are always important for Scorpio; Mars, the ruler of these areas, is your health planet. So face and scalp massage should be an integral part of your health regime. Craniosacral therapy is also excellent for the head.
  • The musculature. This too is always important for Scorpio as the muscles are also ruled by Mars. You don’t need to be a body builder or fitness expert, just have good muscle tone. Weak or flabby muscles can knock the spine and skeleton out of alignment and this will cause all kinds of other problems. So vigorous exercise (according to your age and stage in life) is important.
  • The adrenals are another important area for Scorpio. The important thing here is to avoid anger and fear, the two emotions that stress the adrenals. Ginseng is said to be good for them.
  • The colon, bladder and sexual organs – another important area, ruled by your sign, Scorpio. So safe sex and sexual moderation are always important. A herbal colon cleanse every now and then is also a good idea.
  • The ankles and calves. These have only become important over the past seven years while Uranus, the planet that rules them, has been in your 6th house. They are still important until March 7, so continue to massage these areas and give the ankles more support when exercising.

Good emotional health has been very important over the last few years. This is a good thing in its own right, but for the past seven years it has been a health issue. It starts to become less important after March 7. Good family relations likewise.

Your health planet, Mars, will move through eight signs and houses of your chart this year. So, there are many short-term health trends based on where Mars is and the aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Home and Family

Your 4th house of home and family is not a house of power this year, and this tends to the status quo. Though you can afford to move or renovate, and have the freedom to do these things, there is no driving urge for this.

Your family planet Uranus has been in the sign of Aries for the past seven years, so family life has been active and aggressive. Passions have been running high. The home has become as much a health spa and sports centre as a home. This is starting to change this year. Uranus in Taurus is much more stable. Moods and emotions should be more stable.

Uranus in your 7th house of love (after March 7) shows various things. For a start, it shows more entertaining from home and more socializing with the family – family events and gatherings. It also shows the ‘beautification’ of the home. The home is not just a home but a place of beauty and the main social centre. You will be doing more redecorating and buying objects of beauty for the home. With some people I’ve seen, the home is like a museum or art gallery. You might not go this far, but you will be focused more on its appearance.

You also tend to favour more rural, less busy settings. Previously you liked the ‘action spots’. You perhaps start to favour expensive and very heavy kinds of furniture. Solid pieces.

If you’re planning a major renovation, August 13–23 would be a good time. If you’re redecorating or buying objects of beauty for the home, January 20 to February 19, March 1 to March 26, and August 21 to August 30 are good times.

A parent or parent figure could move – and not just once either. He or she could be staying in different places for long periods of time. He or she will have multiple moves in the coming years. One of them has beautiful job offers this year, and if there have been health problems there is good news on that front.

Siblings and sibling figures are having stressful financial times these days, but prosperity will happen later in the year – after December 3. They have probably moved multiple times in the past seven years, but now they are starting to settle down. They seem emotionally more stable too – especially after March 7.

Children and children figures in your life should go easy on any alcohol or drugs, as they can overreact to these things. They seem very idealistic these days. There are job changes in store this year, but it looks stable on the home front.

Finance and Career

A very prosperous year ahead, Scorpio. Enjoy. Your financial planet, Jupiter, will spend most of the year in your money house. He will be in his own sign and house and thus he will function more powerfully on your behalf. This spells increased earning power.

Assets you own will increase in value – and substantially. All kinds of happy opportunities will come to you. Your financial horizons – your limits as to what you think is achievable – are greatly expanded.

Jupiter in Sagittarius shows someone who earns easily and who spends easily. So, you’re both a big spender (perhaps an impulse spender) and big earner. There are some pitfalls here. Jupiter in Sagittarius likes the ‘quick buck’ – fast money. This can make you vulnerable to scammers. Be wary of these ‘get rich quick’ schemes.

Jupiter in Sagittarius denotes happy-go-lucky finances. There is a vast confidence and optimism about financial matters, which is probably why you prosper so much. There is a strong belief in wealth and in the earning abilities. As one metaphysical writer puts it, ‘your faith is your fortune’.

Jupiter in Sagittarius can be speculative, but this year is less favourable for speculations than last year was. Tone this down.

You always have a good affinity for publishing, the travel business, airlines, international shipping and transportation, and for-profit colleges. This year even more so than usual. People involved in these industries can be playing an important role in earnings. There is also a strong affinity for foreign companies and foreign investments. Foreigners are probably playing a big role in finances too.

It looks like there will be a lot of business travel this year – probably to foreign countries.

By the end of the year, when Jupiter moves on to your 3rd house in early December, most financial goals (at least the short-term ones) will be fulfilled. You can now spend more time pursuing intellectual interests, broadening your knowledge base. You have the financial freedom to do so now.

The financial planet in the 3rd house favours trading, buying, selling and retailing. It favours telecommunications (both local and long distance), transportation (local and long distance) and media companies (print media primarily). Whatever you are doing, good sales, marketing, PR and good use of the media will be important. People need to know about your product or service.

One of the good things with Jupiter’s move into your 3rd house is that he will be in the sign of Capricorn. This enhances the financial judgement. You will not be reckless with money. You will take a slower, more methodical approach to wealth. Conservative investments will be more appealing. You will think more long term about wealth. It’s a good aspect for disciplined savings and investment regimes. Wealth will be more secure because of this.

There is strong prosperity this year, as we mentioned, but next year, as Jupiter moves ever closer to Pluto, will also be prosperous.

This is not an especially strong career year, however. There will never be a time where the day side (the upper half) of your chart is truly dominant. There will be periods where it is stronger than usual (and we’ll cover this in the monthly reports), but the day side will never dominate. Thus the year ahead is more about emotional wellness and home and family issues. Being in emotional harmony is more important than career success. (If you can have both, all the better.) Also keep in mind that your 10th house of career is basically empty this year. Only short-term planets will move through there.

Still, as we mentioned there are many changes happening here. Four of the five eclipses this year impact on your career, bringing changes in your company or industry. Government regulations can change the rules of the game. There can be management shake-ups in your company. Bosses, parents and parent figures – authority figures in your life – can experience life-changing dramas that impact on the career. In many cases the actual career path will change. A change of career would not be a surprise.

Love and Social Life

As we mentioned, on March 7 Uranus will move into your 7th house and will be there for the next seven or so years. This has profound implications for your relationships.

If you are in a marriage or serious relationship, you will need to work a lot harder on it. I’ve seen relationships survive a Uranus transit but it’s never easy. It will be important to give the spouse, partner or current love as much space as possible, so long as it isn’t destructive. He or she seems more rebellious these days so you need to learn how to deal with this.

If you are single, it is probably best not to marry for a while. Your Horoscope favours serial love affairs rather than long-term commitments. Your tastes in love are also different these days. You’re attracted to unconventional kinds of people – technical geeks, programmers, inventors, scientists, astrologers and astronomers. Plain run-of-the-mill types are not very interesting. It is the exotic that appeals to you. The problem is that these kinds of relationships are rarely stable.

There is a lot of good in this transit too. It makes things very exciting. Love can happen at any time, in any place – often when you least expect it, and from surprising sources. These things are fun while they last, but the stability of them is questionable. A lightning flash illuminates a dark night but tends to disappear very quickly. Don’t try to trap the lightning, just enjoy it for what it is. More flashes will come.

By the time Uranus is finished with you in 2026 or so, you will be in completely different social circumstances, and probably in a new circle of friends.

Scorpio is a sign that likes stability, so this transit can be uncomfortable. However, this is the cosmic lesson of the transit – learning to be comfortable with social change.

Uranus is the planet of science, technology and the online world. So online activities – social media and dating sites – are likely venues for romance. Love will probably be conducted more online than offline as well.

Uranus is also your family planet. Thus, as we mentioned, you’re entertaining more from home and with family. Family and family connections can be a source of romance for singles. They like to play Cupid these days. Attending a family gathering can also lead to romance.

Uranus makes nice aspects to your ruling planet Pluto after March 7. So love seems happy. You seem to enjoy the instability. Instability is the price we pay for more freedom. One thing is certain. The love life will not be dull. It will be a constant soap opera.


We have just discussed some of the challenges happening in love. First, is being able to deal with the instability. Even with long-term relationships, you won’t know what to expect from the beloved from day-to-day or moment-to-moment. It’s as if you are dealing with a new situation constantly. You can’t take the relationship for granted. You sort of have to woo the beloved every day. Complacency is deadly. The instability is something to embrace. It gives both of you more freedom. One of the things that can be done to make the relationship easier is to do wild, unconventional things together as a couple. Avoid the routine and mundane. Strike out on new paths. Travel to really exotic kinds of places and indulge in off-beat activities. This will introduce more change and excitement into the relationship.

Learn to be comfortable with sudden social changes too. Everything might be ‘up in the air’, and that’s OK. Trust that everything will work out eventually, one way or another.

Spiritual Neptune has been in your 5th house for many years now. This, as we said before, shows a desire for more refined entertainment. You will gravitate to more spiritually oriented videos, music and films. Also, as we mentioned, the children and children figures in your life are becoming more spiritual, and this is having an effect on you. I’ve seen many cases like this. The parents are secular and worldly, but the children embrace either a religious or mystical path. Now the parents have to adjust to this.

For those of you involved in music or the arts, this is a wonderful transit. Your creativity is very much inspired these days. It is hitting a whole new level.

For those of you already on a spiritual path, there is much forward progress this year. Venus, your spiritual planet, is moving unusually fast, and this tends towards confidence and fast progress.

With Venus as your spiritual planet, love solves all things. Stay in the feeling of love and you contact the Divine rather easily. This is when you feel closest. (Not only that, but it will ease the strains on your love life as well.) Love, love, love as they say, and everything will turn out all right.

Scorpio Monthly Horoscope