The passage of the Sun from Libra to Scorpio reflects a change from an air sign to a water sign. Now we become more interested in the emotional side of relationships and the whole emotional process that is represented there. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and with that comes the dramatic understandings that go with transformation and change.  Scorpio represents all the trappings of change and even death. Elections happen in Sun-in-Scorpio times because they represent an important and potentially dramatic change.


Several important transits will be happening this year, beginning with October 22nd, the first day of Scorpio, when there will be a presidential debate. Then on October 31st the Sun opposes transiting Uranus in Taurus. This means that important awareness is focused on financial and down-to-earth matters. That could mean a stock market shift or some climate change event, or maybe just an awareness of how important people spend their or taxpayers’ dollars.


I also want to point out November 14th as a potentially important date because, not only is it a new Moon in Scorpio, signifying the beginning of something important, but because it occurs in a strong sextile (60-degree) relationship to Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting a positive resolution to our government quandaries.



Check your birth chart to see if you have chart points either in or in close aspect to Scorpio, especially Sun, Moon or Ascendant. See if any of the sun transits during this time may affect you personally. Be especially aware of planets in your birth chart that are in other fixed signs (Leo, Aquarius, or Taurus.) Look at which houses they are in to find where in your life tensions concerning dramatic issues may occur.