Get Ready For Passionate, Intense Scorpio Sun!

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On October 22, Pacific Time, and October 23, 2013, Eastern Time, the Sun moves into Scorpio the 8th sign of the Zodiac. It brings intensity and deep feelings ,and can take partnerships to new sensual, sizzling heights.

With its traditional planet ruler Mars (energy and aggression) and its co ruler Pluto (power and transformation) any superficial skimming of the surface just won’t do. Save the relationship “lite” for another time.  Although, being too passionate and emotional may cause us to get wrapped up in life’s drama and then discover that the resulting “overwhelm” does not quite match the situation.  Nothing wrong with using an internal pause button when dealing with friends and loved ones to give us a chance to think, rather than just react.

Image: JoelK75 at Flickr

Mercury, the communication planet, will be transiting Scorpio (including its 3-week Retrograde period) until December 5, 2013.  Saturn, planet of discipline, perseverance, and boundaries, will be visiting Scorpio until December 2014.  The demand for the “real," in conversation and action, goes up a few notches.

Regardless of where it appears in your personal chart, we can accomplish a lot during this time using Scorpio’s power and focus. But also remember that laughter can be used as a balm to stabilize, bring things into perspective and lighten the atmosphere.  Save any overflowing angst and/or grudges for another day – it may dissipate as the mood changes.

*Gemstone: Topaz

*Power color: Deep shades of red

* Body Part: Reproductive system

Sun into Scorpio – 10/22/12 11:10PM Pacific  // 10/23/13 2:10AM Eastern