Autumn is in full swing, and you know what that means; Scorpio season 2018 has arrived! On Tuesday, October 23, the Sun moved into Scorpio, joining Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter. All kinds of Scorpio energy is trickling into your daily life, and you won't be able to avoid the mysterious and forceful vibes this season is infamous for!
While Scorpio season is so often associated with intensity and passion, these descriptions don't even come close to explaining what this sign truly represents. Scorpio season also turns you into an investigator, looking to find the deeper meaning in everything and dead set on discovering what motivates your words and actions. The superficiality of Libra season is no more—friendly, flirty interactions just aren't an option anymore, and you find yourself naturally seeking out more intimate—even lust-filled—conversations about love, emotions, sex, death, and any taboos.
With Scorpio being a water sign, you're more motivated by your emotions rather than logic or rationale. Your emotions are very "all or nothing" for the next month, and you struggle to detach from them like you did during Libra season. You won't be doing much socializing or interacting, either. This is a more introverted time of year, and when you do connect with someone, you want to have an experience with them, not just an interaction. This can make you want to dive right into hooking up, as Scorpio is also the most sexual and intimacy-seeking sign. Fair warning: with all of the sensitive vibes attached to this time of year, catching feelings is almost guaranteed if you have an incredible time in bed together.
Scorpio is often called the sign of death and transformation, which ties into the sign's introspective qualities. These words can sound scary, but they really aren't. Think of Scorpio season as a time of regeneration where a part of you dissolves and is reborn, like a phoenix, forming a better version of yourself. These metaphorical deaths rarely happen in an immediately-noticeable way, but circumstances arrive that put your ideas, beliefs, and relationships to the test (especially with Venus retrograde still going on!) over the next month.
You have tremendously in-depth connections during the next few weeks, perhaps even on a psychic level, and your most intimate relationships are transformed and motivated by a desire to fully entangle yourself with another person (Scorpios don’t play around, remember?) This year has been a whirlwind of retrogrades and eclipses and harsh planetary alignments, and this is the home stretch before all of the astro-drama of 2018 draws to a close. Take a deep breath, and dip into the murky waters of this season. By the end of November, an element of your personality, relationship, or environment is permanently changed, and you’re able to confidently move forward without ever looking back.
Scorpio season for each sign:
Aries: If you're in a committed partnership, there could be potential bumps in the road this month, especially regarding your partner's finances, but there's also much potential to grow exponentially closer to your lover. In general, the finances of other people are more prominent in your life this month, and your wallet could fall victim to unexpected taxes or fees. On the other hand, a surprise bonus or inheritance could boost your bank account.
Taurus: Your chart's relationship sector is being lit ALL the way up right now! A stellium (when over three planets are in one sign) in Scorpio indicates that relationships of all kinds are the focal point of your life. Intense emotions, good and bad, characterize and drive your interactions with others for the next few weeks. With your ruling planet, Venus, still retrograde for most of Scorpio season, everything is up for review and this may be a time of sudden breakups or new crushes.
Gemini: The energy of Scorpio season has NOTHING in common with your sign—Scorpio is a fixed water sign, and you're a mutable air sign. Expressing yourself isn't easy, and if you're an artistic type, your creativity may run dry for a bit. Your day-to-day schedule is the main focus of Scorpio season, so don't be surprised if you're at the office more than usual. The part of your chart being activated right now also has to do with your health and physical wellbeing. Scorpio season is great for eliminating bad habits and starting healthier routines, so make sure you're eating right and treating your body well.
Cancer: This astro-weather feels just right for your sign! The like-minded water sign sends out vibes that resonate well with yours, and it's easier to express yourself and feel confident. In a lot of ways, it can feel like Cancer season 2.0! You have more energy, a stronger drive, and your love life feels brighter. Creative and artistic activities are more fun, and your imagination is more vibrant than ever right now. Scorpio season is all about having fun for your sign, so enjoy the next month!
Leo: It's time for a cat nap! Scorpio season doesn't feel great, but it isn't terrible, either. You spend way more time staying in, but you don't need to worry about being lonely. Your chart's zone regarding your home life is highlighted, so your house is going to have a lot more activity. You could be having more people come over, your family or roommates have way more going on, or you're just redecorating the place. There's a profound emotional attachment to your home life and your family right now, and you find that your relatives and people from your childhood are thematic in your life for the next few weeks.
Virgo: Your usual everyday surroundings are focal during Scorpio season. Expect to spend a lot of time with people you have a casual relationship with, like your co-workers or neighbors. You could also be around your siblings more for the next few weeks. This allows you to build stronger connections with these people in your life, which can develop into deeper friendships or more! The part of your chart highlighted now is associated with communication, and you're busy, busy, busy. Expect tons of texts, DMs and lengthy phone calls. You're usually pretty quiet, but if you decide to speak up now, you're able to clearly voice your thoughts and feel heard.
Libra: Libra season is over, wah wah. You had a full month to express yourself, do your thing, and enjoy a general sense of being aligned with everyone else's vibes, and now it's time to slow things down. Your chart's sector of money and material possessions is the focus of your horoscope, so money is playing a more important role in your life for the next month. It's also a time where you accumulate more possessions. This could simply be a shopping spree, or you might have the opportunity to pick up extra hours or a second job for some extra cash this month!
Scorpio: Happy birthday month! It's your time to shine, little scorpion. You've been in a funk through Libra season, but now you can express yourself, pursue your goals, and put yourself first without fear of opposition from others. Take a minute to review what you desire most from life. What are your goals? How do you want to proceed during the next year of your life? Now's the perfect time to evaluate these ambitions and take the first steps towards accomplishing your dreams. Enjoy the boost of energy and confidence you get from Scorpio season—it only happens once a year!
Sagittarius: Your energy has been steadily declining for the past month as more and more planets have entered Scorpio. This is because Scorpio is the sign that occupies your chart's 12th house—the section dedicated to isolation and your unconscious mind. The next month isn't particularly exciting, but you have the chance to take a breather. Reflect on the past year and think about how you've grown, how your relationships have changed, and how your goals have shifted. Right before Scorpio season ends, your favorite planet, Jupiter, enters your sign. This happens once every 12 years, and you can expect to feel a huge boost of confidence and good luck right before your season begins.
Capricorn: It's a social month for you! You're not dealing with others one-on-one as much, but rather yourself hanging with your entire social circle over the next few weeks. This provides you with a chance to form more meaningful connections with those you want to know better, and enhance your perspective on who you surround yourself with. Take this month to really figure out the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of your peers. Are they aligned with your own? Do you want to be grouped into the same category as your usual crowd? You’re able to get a better idea of your own goals and values over the next few weeks and determine if your friends' ideals match yours.
Aquarius: Professional life is going to be the highlight of Scorpio season for you, and you're focused on the future of your career. Everything you do and say, especially at the office, is on display for the world to see, just because you're naturally attracting more recognition and attention during this time. If you're working hard and accomplishing some major goals, you'll be rewarded. If you slip up and make a mistake, it'll be equally noticeable, so be careful! Leadership roles fall into your lap more easily now, and you're taking on additional responsibilities for the next month.
Pisces: As the Sun joins the three other planets in Scorpio, your mood is naturally boosted. You're more confident and you yearn for new experiences—your brain is especially hungry for knowledge and newness for the next month. If you've ever wanted to learn a foreign language, now's the best time! Anything that stimulates your mind brings you great pleasure right now and it's a great time to travel, if you have the time and the money to do so. Even if you can't go on an impromptu vacation, you can broaden your horizons through some good podcasts, picking up a hobby, or getting to know someone new.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.