SCORPIO

Oc­to­ber 23 – Novem­ber21

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For you, 2014 is a year dur­ing which you’ll reap the re­wards for what you did or ac­com­plished dur­ing the past year or so. That may not seem likely at the be­gin­ning of the year, but you can rest as­sured that your ef­forts have not been in vain.

All the ef­forts that you in­vested in cer­tain ac­tiv­i­ties will be­gin to bear fruit. That said, you may need to make mi­nor changes in your life plans, which could have far-reach­ing re­sults.

This is due to the in­flu­ence of Saturn, the most prac­ti­cal planet. Saturn is po­si­tioned in Scorpio, hav­ing moved into your sign in Oc­to­ber of 2012, and

The new year is go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing pe­riod of growth

it re­mains there un­til just be­fore the end of 2014 – De­cem­ber 23 – al­though it re­turns for a brief pe­riod in the mid­dle of 2015.

It takes Saturn about 30 years to go through the en­tire zo­diac, and so the two-and-a-half years or so it spends in each sign tend to be pow­er­ful ones for the sign in ques­tion.

Saturn is the planet as­so­ci­ated not with what we want to do, or even en­joy do­ing. Rather, it’s about what we need to do. That may sound a bit grim. The fact is, of­ten when Saturn is po­si­tioned in a par­tic­u­lar sign, things don’t go ac­cord­ing to plan. But it’s those changes – even un­ex­pected de­vel­op­ments – that end up be­ing ben­e­fi­cial. They of­fer far more re­ward­ing lessons than if things had gone as an­tic­i­pated.

As a Scorpio, you’re in­quis­i­tive and keen to know what’s go­ing on around you. Yet you’re also cau­tious and will avoid plung­ing into some­thing un­fa­mil­iar un­til you’re ei­ther con­fi­dent about it or feel you have some de­gree of con­trol. While hav­ing a cu­ri­ous mind is surely a good thing, en­sure you do not take big de­ci­sions with­out tak­ing all as­pects of an is­sue into con­sid­er­a­tion.

As you’ll have learned dur­ing 2013, of­ten things do not go ac­cord­ing to plan. If you look back at those sit­u­a­tions in which you had to grap­ple with cer­tain un­ex­pected is­sues, you’ll re­alise that some of those are al­ready prov­ing to be far more ben­e­fi­cial than you would have imag­ined pos­si­ble at the time.

When they arose, they may have seemed a nui­sance. But as you’ve learned, this is a pe­riod that’s about growth and, as you’re dis­cov­er­ing, those dis­rup­tions are by no means prob­lems – rather, they’re lead­ing to ex­cit­ing events.

Not only that, with Jupiter, the planet that’s all about growth, de­vel­op­ment and good for­tune pow­er­fully as­pect­ing Saturn in your sign twice dur­ing the year of 2013 and again in late May of 2014, un­ex­pected op­por­tu­ni­ties or just plain good for­tune, could lead to amaz­ing de­vel­op­ments. How­ever, a flex­i­ble at­ti­tude to­wards the un­ex­pected, a will­ing­ness to take chances, per­haps in a way you wouldn’t oth­er­wise have done, will be the great­est skill you’ll de­velop. This influences your own world, the struc­ture of your life and, equally, your re­la­tion­ships with oth­ers.

This year is also a time when you’ll be deal­ing with var­i­ous du­ties, some of which you may not ini­tially be happy to do. It may be that you’ll need to shoul­der the bur­den or deal with cir­cum­stances that may seem un­pleas­ant, or even un­fair, but which ac­tu­ally chal­lenge you. Th­ese chal­lenges could force you to be dis­ci­plined, yet you’ll be aware that dis­ci­pline will re­sult in per­sonal growth.

Know­ing this, be very aware that when eclipses in April – par­tic­u­larly the eclipsed New Moon in your sign on Oc­to­ber 23 – take place, th­ese aren’t just about changes, they’re about an al­ter­ation in your per­spec­tive and your point of view.

They could lead to some mi­nor hic­cups in your life­style, but tough and chal­leng­ing as they may seem at first, re­mem­ber they are sim­ply tests to help you im­prove your­self and put you on the path of growth.

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