In 2017, Scorpio season hasn't exactly marched to its usual undercover beat, though. That's because on October 10, live-out-loud Jupiter began his once-every-12-years journey through Scorpio, which lasts until November 8, 2018. Within days of this transit, the lid was pried off the chamber of secrets in all matters governed by Scorpio: sex, power, and, sadly, the egregious abuse of both. It may be a tale as old as time, but high-minded Jupiter in Scorpio is calling for a different future, bringing things out into the open. It's possible that the galvanizing Sun-Jupiter conjunction of the past four weeks had a hand in helping victims find the courage to speak out against the crimes of countless influential men or share their stories through the #MeToo movement. Equally unprecedented is that the world is believing the victims instead of blaming them.
For the rest of us, it's time to get the ball rolling on our transformational efforts. Real change takes work—and it never just happens overnight. The Scorpio new moon is all about jumping off the starting blocks. Look ahead to April 29, 2018, as a date for achieving a milestone. That's when the corresponding full moon in Scorpio completes the cycle of growth that starts this Saturday. Tip: Since Scorpio works in the shadows, don't try to force anything—not without paying attention to the full range of feelings involved with the changes being made.
The fear of the unknown is what keeps most people stuck in a cycle. Instead of giving yourself a sunny pep talk, embrace what's coming up. By acknowledging what's buried—and finding some savvy guides and mentors—you can embark on a new, lifelong journey that's not only successful but also amazingly nourishing to your soul. Letting go can be scary at times, so here are a few tips to harness your inner alchemist as you prepare for transformation at the Scorpio new moon: