Year of 2020: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: Scorpio, what do they mean to you?
With your ancient ruler Mars beginning the year in philosophical Sagittarius (January 3-February 16), you’re motivated not only to answer these questions, but to act on them. After all, with “I desire” as your sign’s motto, you’re not messing around!
Still, you’re wise enough to know that true happiness won’t be found “out there.” It’s an inside job—and as your ruling planet Pluto digs even deeper into Capricorn this year, his long-awaited conjunctions with Jupiter and Saturn empower you to do the work.
The first, with Saturn on January 12, teaches you to take more responsibility for your thoughts and words, being mindful of their power to create or destroy. As this conjunction follows just two days after a lunar eclipse in Cancer, unconscious beliefs picked up from your family or culture may also be coming up for review. If these no longer ring true for you, Scorpio, remember: You’re free to exchange them for others that do.
The other big Capricorn conjunction, between Jupiter and Pluto, repeats three times throughout the year. The second, on June 29, falls right in the middle of eclipse season (solar in Cancer June 20, lunar in Capricorn July 4) and Mercury retrograde in Cancer. It’s time to harness the power of positive thinking—not by denying or repressing unpleasant emotions, but by consciously choosing to see them in a different light.
This may sound a little “woo-woo” to your skeptical side. But Scorpio, there’s no reason why logic and reason can’t coexist with a more mystical perspective. Throughout the year, a sextile between Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces (exact February 20, July 27, October 12) helps to unlock intuitive, creative solutions to problems your intellect alone has failed to crack.
One of these may be how to relate to family members, or anyone else you feel “stuck with” in life. You may never fully understand each other, but chances are, you’ve got a lot to teach each other about life and love—especially around Jupiter and Saturn’s Great Conjunction in Aquarius on December 21.
Year of 2020: Stop making sense, Scorpio!
If Uranus in Taurus has taught you anything so far, it’s that love follows its own logic. And as he continues shaking things up in your opposite sign this year, it seems there’s no rhyme or reason to what’s going on in your love life.
Things get weird early, when planets transiting Aquarius—your fourth house of emotions—square Uranus (Mercury and the sun in January, Mars in April). Someone’s stirring up feelings in you that can’t be rationalized or explained away. But don’t let fears of dating outside your usual “type” keep you from following your heart.
If you’re in a committed relationship, your partner may seem suddenly different in a way that makes it harder to take them for granted. And chances are, that added element of uncertainty makes them hotter than ever—especially in March, when Venus is also in Taurus! The eighth, with Venus conjunct Uranus and the sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces, is a perfect day to rekindle your romance.
Venus then moves on to Gemini, where she luxuriates for the next four months (April 3-August 7). With the love goddess herself in your house of sex and intimacy, “talk dirty to me” and “bare your soul to me” are things you may be saying equally often. After all, Scorpio, you’re looking for intense connection on every level—body, mind, heart, and soul. Use Venus’ retrograde from May 12-June 24 to reevaluate your desires, fantasies, turn-ons, and turn-offs—just make sure you do more than talk about them!
With Jupiter in Capricorn (your house of communication) for most of the year and conjunct your ruler Pluto, there’s a temptation to talk too much, think too much, and take everything a little too seriously. Fortunately, though, Jupiter’s sextile with Neptune in Pisces (February 20, July 27, and October 12) makes it easier to bring more playfulness, creativity, and spontaneity into the mix.
All you have to do, Scorpio, is relax and let go of your need to control the vibe—something you’re lovingly invited to do at the Taurus full moon, conjunct Uranus, on October 31.
Year of 2020: Make it happen, cap’n!
There’s no limit to what you can achieve in 2020, Scorpio—as long as you’re willing to put in the effort. Fortunately, with Mars in Sagittarius (your money house) at the start of the year, you’re eager to get down to business. Maximize your motivation by doing work that’s an authentic expression of you.
Once the south node enters Sagittarius on May 5, concerns about financial security can make it tempting to stick with “safer” ways of earning a living. But if your heart’s not in it anymore, you’re just wasting valuable energy and time. Two eclipses in Sagittarius (lunar June 5, solar December 14) help you let go of the scarcity mindset and see a wider range of possibilities.
Mars charges into his home sign of Aries on June 27 and stays there through the end of the year, giving you the energy and willpower to go after what you really want. Still, if you try to do it all yourself, you’re likely to burn out fast. Fortunately, from August-October, a series of trines help you connect with your support system.
No matter how much you believe in your work, networking often feels insincere to you. But the August 16 trine between Mars and the sun/Mercury in Leo boosts your self-confidence and helps you put fears of being a “shameless self-promoter” on the back burner.
After all, Scorpio, it’s not about you—it’s about the work. And yours has the potential to serve a real need within your community. When you think of it that way, it would be more selfish not to promote it!
From late August through October, planets in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter/Pluto/Saturn in Capricorn, supporting you in building solid working relationships on foundations of integrity and service.