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Sun in Scorpio ~ Oct. 23 to Nov. 22, 2010

After joining forces with Saturn (obligations/hard work) and Mercury (thought/communication) in Libra to help shine upon our relationships with others, he moves on to transit Scorpio beginning October 23, where he'll remain until November 22. The Sun rejoins Mercury, who will have just gotten settled in Scorpio a few days prior, a retrograde Venus and Mars in Scorpio.

The Sun represents our ego, conscious will, and potential which includes our hidden potential that is inherent but undiscovered. In Libra, the Sun’s focus is on our relationships, interactions, and balancing the needs/desires of the self with that of another’s/others. In Scorpio, the Sun also helps in illuminating upon our relationships, through a more in depth understanding of them. This is especially true this year, with Venus (relationships/finances) retrograde (introspective) through November 18 and in Scorpio through November 7, returning to Libra for the duration of the Sun's transit in Scorpio.

As a water sign, Scorpio's energy is more intuitive than logical and more instinctive than reasonable. Scorpios place great importance and are usually focused on uncovering what lies beneath the surface to identify find truth, down to its core. They are the investigators/researchers of the zodiac. Driven by their unending curiosity coupled with their strong intuition, they must have complete understanding of people, situations, or things; anything less is unacceptable. The Sun is serious, intense, seeking meaning/understanding and must answer all the "whys" in Scorpio. Intensity might just be what to expect for the remainder of October with so much activity in Scorpio.

While the Sun is in Scorpio, make a conscious effort to listen to our gut feelings more often, nurture our intuitive abilities, and give in to the Sun's urgings for us to dig deeper. Seek the source instead of just identifying the symptoms. It is through this deeper, fuller understanding that allows us to push through, become empowered, and then transformed. Where in our lives can we use a transformation?

With Jupiter (ideals) and Uranus (awakening) still within a few degrees of each other in the sign of Pisces (insight), our efforts in delving deeper and seeking within are well supported.

The Sun enters Scorpio on October 23 at 5:35 a.m. PST (8:35 a.m. EST) and will stay through November 22. While in Scorpio, the Sun will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • October 26 ~ Sun sextile Pluto. Intensity. Need for control. Tap into hidden, natural talents/abilities. Personal empowerment gained through awareness and wholehearted acceptance of truths, even if they are painful or harsh or not what's expected.
  • October 28 ~ Sun conjunct Venus-rx. In love and money, commitment and expectations are for the long haul.
  • November 5/6 ~ New Moon in Scorpio on November 5 at 9:52 p.m. PST / on November 6 at 12:52 a.m. EST. Also today, Neptune Direct on November 6 at 11:04 p.m. PST / November 7 at 1:04 a.m. EST.
  • November 15 ~ Sun trine Jupiter-rx. Dream big, yes. Just keep one foot rooted on the ground. With Mars and Saturn sextile, you'll be able to see and understand the obstacles ahead to the big dream. Let this "ceiling" give us the foresight of what limitations or hurdles we may have to work around or jump over in order to continue toward the goal.
  • November 18 ~ Sun square Chiron-rx & Neptune-rx; and trine Uranus-rx. Ouch. Deep cuts. Awareness is key that leads to acceptance so healing can begin. Help another if your aid is requested, but no judgements. Avoid getting lost in your head/dreams/visions. Life is about living ... and sometimes, living out loud! Solitude may be necessary now, just make sure you're actually spending quality time alone and not hiding or escaping. Otherwise, you might miss out on opportunities from unlikely places/sources. Expect the unexpected. It's ok to have an abrupt change of mind or feel the need to break away and venture on your own. Also today, Jupiter and Venus station direct.
  • November 21 ~ Full Moon in Taurus at 9:27 a.m. PST / 12:27 p.m. EST
How might the Sun's transit in Scorpio influence in your life? Look to the Scorpio-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Scorpio zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then click here for an explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 8th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 7th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 9th House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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