Monthly Readings for Scorpio Sun, Moon & Rising

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for September 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — At the moment, writing is your best therapy. It’s your most effective way of processing the past, of addressing your anxieties, and of figuring out what you really want from life. This would be deeply personal writing, for example, in a notebook or diary — nothing that you broadcast or advertise to others. You may be familiar with the Morning Pages exercise from The Artist’s Way — that is the kind of thing I’m talking about. You would be writing to clear your mind and get closer to your deeper thoughts. You would be writing to get a look at your own process, and to get the different facets of your mind into some state of unity. Venus about to station direct in your 10th house of reputation and leadership will release information about your true goals, and this process will be at its peak for about two weeks. There is something waiting for you to discover — a missing file, a secret you’re keeping from yourself about what you really want, and a realization about who you are. Please remember, this is a private exploration. Your friends or the public, in any form, have no role in your self-discovery and self-therapy.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for August 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — There seem to be two things going on in a relationship, or perhaps two different relationships are bringing out different facets of your being. One is direct and bold; the other is retreating, and even reticent to express too much, or to be seen. It’s likely that these two alternate or competing states of being are connected to people. They may or may not be in your life at the moment. Both states of being have something to teach you, and reflect different aspects of your psyche. One is teaching you to be your own best friend. The other is teaching you to take over any and all parental functions that might otherwise be delegated to someone else. Such can be an awkward moment in a relationship, where you claim your own authority over your life, or understand that you’re the most important companion you will ever have. Either of those can shake up a relationship, or your concept of it. Yet what people offer you is worth much more when you have the ability to stand in your own presence and not need validation of who you are. Deeper material can then come to the surface, and will serve as an important teacher and guide as you design and weave your way forward.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for July 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — In a few weeks, Venus will station retrograde in the angle of your chart associated with your reputation and professional aspirations. That will be in Leo, which describes you as always wanting to be seen in a positive light. Yet the retrograde may have the effect of you turning your back to the Sun, all the better to see what is in the shadows.

You may discover that it’s not a good idea to attempt total control over how you’re perceived, or to resent those who get the wrong idea. The essential message of Venus retrograde is to focus on your professional partnerships. Those are the relationships that matter, and you can be grateful that you have them.

Remember that nobody owes you anything unless you both agree that they do. In many ways, Venus retrograde will be an exercise in practicing fairness and equanimity: balance, born of wisdom. Remember that other people have their struggles too, and you are often in a position to offer your assistance. Do you? Do you expect something in return, even if you don’t need it? In our time especially, it’s vital to remember that price is not the only measure of value.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for June 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You have time to change your mind about a few things. Thanks to the recent brief experiment of Pluto in Aquarius, you have broached some emotional topics that have long been out of your grasp. You have learned enough over the past two months to give you not only plenty to think about, but the awareness that it’s time to think deeply and make some decisions.

Most of these involve your family and how you respond to their influences. You may be discovering how much their idea of you has been internalized. Once an emotional pattern is part of your makeup, those who were initially involved have little role in changing it. It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that they must change in some way, or make amends, so that you can have access to your own thoughts and feelings. No matter what their agenda — whether now or in the distant past — you’re truly on your own. Yet many before you have been through the territory of inner reclaiming.

So, not really alone, but needing to work out this mystery of how to rectify having had your inner reality “peer pressured” by people with the “best intentions,” who might even love you. This is about something else. The fundamental question is: how do people get power over you? Why and how does that keep happening? You might say that they convince you of something, though it’s something you already believe. This can be confronted logically. One experiment that might help is to make a list of everything you believe about yourself, and your abilities. Then slowly, thoughtfully, account for how you got to that particular opinion. Remember: the goal here is freedom.

“The Ground Speaks.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for May 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — The upcoming eclipse of the Moon in your birth sign may represent your changing attitudes and values about a relationship. There is a good chance you’ve been involved in this evaluation for more than a year.

Maybe read some of my prior horoscopes for Scorpio from 2022 and see how I was calling those aspects. They all involved coming to terms with various forms of self-deception and wishful thinking. By the time an eclipse in your sign rolls around, you’re at a point where your hand will be forced by a factor that seems outside of your control. You probably have an idea what I am talking about, though I’m not privy to the specifics. The astrology has been bold. Humanity must come to terms with the issue of denial, one person at a time.

There is good news here. Whatever may be changing, waning, or departing from your life, many beautiful developments are in the offing. To say that you have possibilities is a vast understatement. And this — as a therapist or life coach knows — can be daunting: yes, many are afraid of good things happening, because they come with the need for change, and there is the natural fear that they may not work out. Finally, if you don’t feel like you deserve positive developments, you may reject them in some way.

However, get ready for a kind of celestial speedup associated with the May 5th eclipse, where you will need to catch up with yourself emotionally. The truth is, you know where you stand; you understand your situation; you know how you feel about the people involved in any question. I suggest you make your decisions before they are made for you.

“Syncopated Notions.” Painting by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Your challenge is to invest your faith in what you think (or know) is right, without allowing the insecurities of others to dissuade you. Look closely and you may decide that this quest is the story of your life. You have confidence, others have anxiety, and they somehow signal that they won’t accept you if you don’t imbibe their fears. This is seen as a form of camaraderie. Under the influence of Pluto in Aquarius, one of the central questions you face is that between needing acceptance and wanting independence. If you want to have both at the same time, there’s only one way to do that, which is to do what you think (or know) is right, and then leave it to people to make their choices about you. If you do what they think is right, you will never know. If you never test their position, or yours, you cannot build confidence. Confidence is not given; it’s earned through acting on your own volition and seeing the results that you get. This of necessity will involve going against what others think you should do. Most of your relatives did not do this; they took what they thought of as the safe route, specifically because they didn’t want to risk the judgment of others. Yet there may have been one person in your family who refused to play this game. Think carefully. She was way ahead of her times, she did what she thought was right, and she had the respect of others for doing so. Somewhere in your life, there is an example of how to be yourself under all conditions at all times.

“Tapestry Against The Fall.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — For months, I have been tracking the movement of your ruling planet Mars through Gemini. That’s the astrology I’ve been describing about working out certain details of a relationship that involve getting to the bottom of matters. This is a layering process; discovering one’s own reality can be a challenge, especially when it is intertwined with that of another person. Yet March brings the moment of truth, when you see through the situation I am describing, and make many other discoveries.

One of them involves understanding the way in which your family conditioned you to seek acceptance from them as the highest value. This would be something you take with you into life, as an expectation you set upon yourself. When you stand up for yourself, and assert what you want, you may find you get pushback or find yourself stuck in a situation. Events this month conspire to set you free of many different kinds of bonds. Yet the most important among them is the one where you get trapped into believing something that is not true. Though it’s not easy, truth — particularly in intimate situations and those involving money — must be your one and only standard.

That means saying what you really mean, and not accepting it when others do not. If you can align yourself with this idea, the result will be a healing breakthrough of a kind you’ve never experienced. This could feel like an impassioned self-awareness that you understand is at the core of wellness. Once you have touched this state of mind, it’s far less likely that you will allow yourself to compromise, or be compromised in an unhealthy way.

“Aquarius Into Pisces. Expression No.007.” Mixed-Medium Art by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Bide your time when it comes to important relationship matters. That really means “abide in your time” — live there, moment to moment, and take note of what you notice. You have been through a lot in your personal relationships since August; important matters of commitment, integrity and reality must be kept front and center. The theme shapes up something like this: when someone tells you something, and you believe it, what generally happens? The message here is to go beyond belief and use some other more reliable method of character assessment. This always takes time. People may make statements about who they are at the beginning of a relationship (and it’s good to take those under advisement). Yet they reveal themselves in action over time. It’s important to observe and interact with them in high-stress situations, when there is a lot at stake. And it’s essential that you account for both sides of every story, and a few others. By that I mean account for dual positions that you or others may take. Pay attention when you or anyone says one thing to one person and another thing to another person — about the same topic. Integrity around matters of sex and money, and where the two meet, is some of the most difficult to maintain. Having two or more versions of “the story,” meaning the person, is the usual way to avoid controversy, but at the expense of personal integrity and truth. This is the territory you must negotiate carefully, now and forever.

“Resting On The Grown Tree.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You have a lot on your mind. Try not to let it distract you. You can afford to take an optimistic approach (though I know you might not be an expert in this). One by one, various issues that seem to be of the utmost importance will fade into being something you used to be concerned about. The most important issue described by your astrology is about one particular relationship where there seems to be quite a bit at stake. Make plenty of room (mentally, emotionally and in time) to get a sense of where the subject of your concern is really at in life. No matter how close you are to them, please do not assume you know. What you’re interested in is understanding how you really feel (in the first instance) and how they really feel (in the second instance) and then putting the two together. I know this seems like it’s been going on for a while. I don’t think you will be fully grounded in your understanding and your intuitive sense of the relationship until Mars enters Cancer in late March. Until then, you may feel like things could go either way, and it’s important that you leave room for that. The space to breathe will serve you and the situation well.

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