The Sun moves into mysterious Scorpio on Sunday, October 23, inviting you to delve into the Underworld and investigate what's hidden beneath the surface of everyday life. The Scorpion's goal is transformation at the deepest level, by bringing light to shadows and secrets and cutting through external appearances to uncover the core of truth.
Like the snake -- one of the animals associated with Scorpio -- this sign teaches that shedding the old is sometimes necessary for new growth, and that death is an essential part of life. As autumn starts to fade into winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), days grow darker and signs of death and decay abound in the natural world, reminding us of our own mortality.
It's not a coincidence that Halloween, All Saints Day and Day of the Dead happen during the Scorpio season. The veil between material reality and the realm of spirits -- the visible and invisible worlds -- is said to grow thin, heightening our ability to access magic and connect with those who have passed.
Find out where you're being called to look beneath the surface, release the old and transform at a deep level by looking up your horoscope sign below.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The Scorpio Sun brings healing and regeneration to your 8th House> of Intimacy. Intense feelings that arise -- desire, passion, jealousy -- remind you of what's really important and inspire you to release what gets in the way of emotional fulfillment. This is not the time to go it alone -- instead, focus on merging energy or resources with a trusted ally to produce a more powerful influence. For best results, let go of the need to be in control.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
There's a change brewing in how you relate as the Sun beams the light of transformation into your 7th House of Partners. Uncover the roots of any relationship-related ruts and take steps to release old patterns. You don’t have to be self-sufficient now -- showing vulnerability and asking for support are the ways to move forward. If your feelings about a special someone are intensifying, take the risk of expressing your passionate emotions.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The Scorpio Sun fuels your 6th House of Work and Health, motivating profound changes in these areas. If you're feeling dissatisfied with your job, it's time to take a deeper look at your true path of service and investigate how to align your work with your passion. You can improve your overall well-being by getting to the source of chronic issues and releasing unhealthful habits. Revitalize your daily schedule by letting go of commitments that feel draining and making room for what really matters.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Get passionate about having more fun as the Sun visits your 5th House of Pleasure and Romance. Take a deeper look at the elements of your life that truly feed your joy -- and those that inhibit it. What might you need to let go of in order to experience more happiness? Your creativity is also ready for regeneration and you yearn for more authentic self-expression. Take the risk of revealing your inner world and write, paint, dance or sing your feelings.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The Scorpio Sun in your 4th House of Foundations calls you inward to discover deep sources of nourishment and power. Your memories of childhood and family past are stirred up now. Cleaning out -- or at least airing out -- the skeletons in your family closet releases a potent surge of energy that helps you build a stronger, more solid foundation. Getting in touch with your passion revitalizes you, while, on a physical level, cleaning out your home helps shift stuck energy.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Bringing focus and power to your mental realm, the Sun visits your 3rd House of Thinking and Learning. Your mind is even stronger than usual and ready to travel into the depths to root out the source of ongoing anxieties and worries. Changing how you think can go a long way toward changing your life. You're longing to connect with others in profound ways -- don't hold back -- speaking your truth is the route to growth and transformation right now.