The year 2016 promises to be a year of fabulous transformations! This change is a welcome sigh of relief and will help in grounding a lot of the transformations experienced both individually and collectively. Here’s why: Jupiter and Saturn. These very important planets’ transit into new signs, respectively, this past year.

Kicking off these transits is Jupiter, the planet of luck and fortune (I call it the “big things poppin’ planet”), who transited from Leo to Virgo on August 11, 2015. Virgo is an Earth sign, grounded, stable, detail-oriented, practical, perfectionist. The last time Jupiter visited Virgo was in 2003 and this is the first time in 12 years that such an important event has occurred in the sign of Virgo! Not to worry, every sign gets a turn, every year.

Not to be outdone in the season’s line-up of transformations, is Saturn. On September 17, 2015, Saturn, the taskmaster planet that teaches us structure, order, discipline, responsibility and hard-work, made it’s triumphant entry into Sagittarius. Sagittarius will lay the groundwork for the future by setting up structures that can stand the test of time, with the potential to last for future generations. Saturn teaches us the value of working hard for the things we desire.

When Saturn was in Scorpio (from October 2012 until December 2014), we experienced different forms of intense transformations and rebirth experiences in the Scorpio-ruled house of our charts. For some, the experience was akin to the mythical Phoenix, where we felt as though we had to rise from the ashes that used to be our lives, emerged stronger, wiser, with a deeper knowledge of self and best of all, able to build new structures from the transformations and life changing experiences of the past 2.5 years – that’s how long it takes Saturn to transit through each sign.

When Saturn entered adventurous, optimistic, broad-minded Sagittarius (in December 2014 – on Christmas Eve, to be exact,) for the first time since 1985-1988, we were glad to breathe a sigh of relief and try something new….new businesses….new hair…new makeup…new fashions….new relationships, new jobs, new locations…and so much more. We all carried the lessons learned from the previous 2.5 years into this new beginning. After all, Sagittarius loves branching out into new, uncharted territory.

Well….Not. So. Fast. On June 14, 2015 to August 2, 2015 Saturn’s retrograde back into Scorpio (think of a retrograde motion as a planet in reverse, moving backwards) felt like a teacher checking his students’ homework to ensure lessons learned were applied correctly.

Finally! On August 2, 2015, Saturn ended its retrograde in Scorpio and resumed its forward motion through the last degrees of Scorpio until it made its triumphant entry into optimistic Sagittarius on September 17, 2015, to stay there until Dec. 2017. Awesome, right?

 

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Sensual, Magnetic, Intense. Lover of all things mysterious.
Here’s a celebration of the fabulous things ahead for you. 

Scorpio, you have been focused on transforming your approach to taking care of your health, your work or job by tossing out the antiquated in favor of innovative processes. You may have felt a push and pull effect from having to choose between directing your energies freely into expanding your career and status by implementing your big ideas and dreams OR holding back because of restrictions imposed upon you. Through it all, you have become adept at transformations, which include rising from the ashes of previous structures to becoming a powerful force to be reckoned with.

You are certainly no stranger to digging deep within yourself to create structures that will lead to a Scorpio’s version of ultimate success – Power.

Finally, dear Scorpio, the reward for going through that personal transformation is here! This season, of all the signs of the Zodiac, you have the very best opportunities for networking with the right people!

Scorpio is not known for socializing with anyone outside their trusted circle or letting people get close to you, however, expanding your network circles and getting out of your comfort zone when it comes to people and groups is just what Jupiter (planet of luck) is asking you to do as he makes his visit to this area of your chart.

Saturn (the taskmaster planet) will continue helping you define and structure your path to material as well as non-material wealth, as you connect with new-found levels of a deep and personal sense of value. Get ready to become a master of building network circles and valuable connections.

 

 

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Written by: Jacqueline N. Wafor. Astrologer | Bio: Bachelor of Science in Economics, Masters in Library & Information Science. | Creator of: The Fashion Astrologer™, Personalized Colors Of Attraction™ (PCOAT™), Sexxtrology™, Love GPS™ (Locate & Decode Mr/Miss Right), Fashion Forecast: Emerging Trends & Designs™