August Horoscope for Scorpio

 (October 23rd - November 21st)


The deadly Scorpion is the symbol of the 8th house of an astrological chart. Ruler of death, transformation, sex and other people’s resources, Scorpios have a reputation for being formidable. Their sign represents a turning point; they seek out a problem rather than avoid it or they encourage it to find them. If you have a secret they’ll discover it and they won’t rest until they do. Remember, information and knowledge is power, so their ability to embrace the shadow and the riches that lie beneath the surface, is the key to their strength. Most people avoid what a Scorpio embraces. However, this clever water sign knows that by accepting the whole truth, the good and the bad, the light and the darkness, they give themselves an advantage. There are riches to harvest for those with the courage to venture into the unknown.       

Scorpio energy squares the Sun and Mars in Leo, so someone’s trying to stop you from doing things your way. I know you often feel uncomfortable in the limelight, but this is no time to hide. It’s your chance to take a bow for the work you’ve done. On a deeper level, you’re about to receive a boost to your career, a change in direction or a shift in image or brand. With Jupiter square Pluto, you need to be careful that you’re not lured away from your goals by a promise of financial reward. Remember, money can give you a false sense of power, but the real thing comes from pursuing your passion. You need passion to be happy, passion in your work and in relationships. Money for you will never be enough. If you’re not obsessed by what you do, then its not the right path.  You are totally prepared for success: a hard worker, self-motivated, courageous, idealistic and capable of taking charge. No job is too menial and no position too important for you to master. What gets in your way is authority – other people telling you what to do. The only person you trust is yourself. You want to be giving the orders even if you haven’t earned the position. So it’s up to you to match your skills and passions with the right job. Once you have that, the rest is history. In the fall (Oct. 11th) Jupiter will move out of Libra and into your sign. This will increase your opportunity and luck for a whole year; so life is only going to get better.   

The Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse happens in your 4th to 10th house axes on August 7th. Home and work will be the center of attention. And the most important thing you can do now is clean house; throw things out and make room for the new.  Letting go is a primary Scorpio lesson and an essential skill to becoming or staying successful. Your sign either holds on too long, or cuts people and things out too quickly. Balance, of course, is the quest and the challenge. 

With the Moon in the 4th house of your home, you may be planning to move or buy a house. Your life is expanding and having the right place to rejuvenate and shut out the world is important. Your instincts will be heightened around this time, so do listen to them and don’t be afraid to meditate or take a walk in nature. It’s important for a Scorpio to find alone time so their inner voice can be heard. When you’re in the right place you’ll know it. It feel good and that’s all the validation you need. 

Jupiter in your 12th house is a gift from the universe; it gives you protection from above. It’s like having an extra guardian angel. Jupiter enhances confidence by making you feel supported and when you’re confident you feel invincible. It helps you take a leap of faith -- that risk that closes the gap and moves you forward. Any leap of faith is a show of faith, it declares to the other side that you believe in yourself and you’re willing to do what is necessary to achieve your goals. So if you find yourself in a dilemma and get saved at the last moment, jut say “thank you Jupiter” and know you’ve earned it. The gift you’re receiving now, is just a balancing of the books. You have currency in the support department; it’s from all those souls you’ve helped.

Love for a Scorpio is expressed in one of two extremes: either idealistic and romantic, or sexy, raw and animalistic. Of course, if you can integrate the two you’ll get the best of both worlds. Let me remind you that Scorpio rules sex, so if it’s not important to you, then you’ve got an emotional block. Sex is all about surrender and if you can’t let go, you can’t have good sex. Letting go is such an important step to success of any kind; it’s the ability to relinquish the control, creating the possibility of receiving. If you can’t receive, then you haven’t dealt with your childhood drama.

With Taurus the ruler of your 7th house of relationships, you are attracted to either an innocent adult child or a hardcore financial wizard who is unconcerned with emotions because the goal is to get ahead. The innocent adult has to do with your childhood, you didn’t have one, and you are attracted to that missing piece in you through someone else. The challenge is to integrate play and authority, then you can have the best of both worlds in your life.

With Venus trine Neptune, your ideals and dreams are strong and they seem within your reach. That’s not just fantasy. Part of the process of creating is the ability to see the finished product clear in your mind and then act as if you already have it. Neptune is the invisible architect of the universe, it creates the vision and its our emotions that then pull us toward our goals. Neptune has as much to do with romantic love as it does professional dreams. If you’re single, you could meet someone who reminds you of your ideals, and invokes a desire in you to have what you always longed for. This person may not be available, perhaps you meet on vacation so each moment becomes intense because the end is always near. Neptune empowers yearnings, so pay attention to what is really there and not what you want to see. If you’re in a good relationship then this is the month to enjoy romance, leave reality at the door and indulge in fantasy. Every relationship needs to be recharged.

The New Moon on August 21st brings Uranus into a trine with the Sun, while Mars drags behind. The energy of Uranus brings a few surprises and those surprises may come from you. Perhaps something inside of you is awakened and you suddenly see a new idea or a possible alternate path as the way to accomplish your goals. If it appears like a gift that just dropped from the sky then everything is on schedule. Don’t hesitate to pick it up and play. Your mission is to play with it all -- the good, the bad and the ugly – it’s all a part of the game. 

Scorpio Horoscope by Linda Joyce