Resident astrologer Lorna Blake looks at what's in store for Scorpio in September 2012
Horoscope for Scorpio September 2012 (Scorpio 23 October – 21 November)
With your Co-ruler Mars in your area of personal identity during the month you will be more assertive than usual, wanting to further your interests and impress others with what you are capable of. The desire to escape the reality of everyday life and travel is very strong now particularly on the 3rd. If you have family based in another country then you may be yearning to cut free and make a visit.
Family, Love and Relationships
Mercury enters Virgo and your area of groups – where you function as a unit on the 1st. Your thoughts turn to your ideals, goals and expectations. How have your ideals served you and have you managed to attain your goals? Are your set goals your own or part of a group’s which you have adopted? Are your expectations appropriate or reachable? These are some of the questions you will consider until the 17th. Interaction with groups will increase during this period with many opportunities for intellectual debates and you may meet several younger people within your associations. A misunderstanding may arise between the 1st and 2nd which could be due to some form of deception or simply a lack of clarity, so take care.
You may compare and weigh up what you get out of relationships in direct proportion to what you put in around the 3rd of the month. If you feel that you are coming up short this is the time to evaluate what changes are required to avoid a feeling of dissatisfaction. If your standards are too high and rigid then these may need to be restructured. Finding romance within your area of business is a possibility between the 7th and 3rd October. A new relationship could be someone older than you or even a boss or employee. It would be best to take things very slowly while you deal with the difference in status. If the personal is a friend whom you are interested in then please take care as sexual undercurrents could intrude on your friendship. Romance and passion again figure highly between the 25th and 27th with someone in the work place or your area of business, however caution is advised. Couples will enjoy these days, particularly if there are no lingering tensions.
The Last Quarter Moon on the 8th sees a winding down of a business related process or project which began at last month’s New Moon. This final challenge requires you to adjust and control your emotions within a work or group setting, or risk causing havoc. This may be due to your ability to see the bigger picture which others fail to, but giving way to your frustrations will not help matters. There is a focus on reaching out to others within your social groups and strengthening ties in a bid to secure your role within the group environment. Joining new groups may figure but generally the New Moon on the 16th is about becoming aware of your position and what you contribute for the whole as opposed to personal goals. The First Quarter Moon on the 22nd signals the first stage of adjustments required in your process from the New Moon. Your ability to gather and process information from the unconscious and conscious i.e., what is said and not said by others may need to be reunited to avoid receiving mixed messages.
Business and Finance
Venus enters Leo and your area of Career and Public Image on the 7th. Work, career or vocational activities run smoothly as relationships improve. You will feel more agreeable and warm towards others and these feelings will be reciprocated. You may find circumstances or people assist or facilitate your projects during this time. Between the 12th and 13th your charm, skills and innovative way of working is sure to contribute successfully to your career or job search. A sudden offer of a new job or promotion may be on the cards if you promote yourself. In addition, the New Moon on the 16th highlights the need for you to secure your role within business group settings as a means of facilitating your working relationships.
A sudden decision made or an unexpected event in June will resurface between the 18th and 19th, after a period of intense reflection. This situation may involve problems with colleagues, or you may find that your original way of thinking is completely suppressed by another. Within a few days things will improve if you remain calm. Between the 25th and 27th self-discipline and charm are required in order to forge your career or job search. Hard work and the expectations of others may make you feel restricted and suppressed, unable to do what you want to do. Any tensions may escalate in the work place so try to remain calm and count to 10 before responding if provoked by another’s need to self-assert. If your work surroundings are bothering you on the 30th then make any changes within your power which will bring a more peaceful atmosphere.
Health and Wellbeing
Mercury enters Libra and your area of solitude and hidden strengths on the 17th. Your thoughts may turn to spiritual or meditative matters, or you could decide to retreat alone to conduct a research project. Either way this is a time where you will want to spend time on your own to reflect. You will tend to keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself for fear of being misunderstood while you remain open to others opinions. The Sun follows Mercury into Libra on the 23rd, highlighting your need for introspection and evaluation of the past year prior to a re-birth of sorts when he enters your sun sign in October.
The Full Moon in Virgo on the 30th is a time to embark on a new health or exercise regime as you may have neglected your health during the past few weeks, Scorpio. Schedule any appointments with your Dentist, Doctor etc., if you have been putting off any long standing issues.