Aries: Mar. 20 – Apr. 19Sayonara. Wave goodbye to generous Jupiter as it leaves Libra, your cosmic complement, where it spent the past year ironing out the wrinkles in your close relationships. While it’s traveling through Scorpio, the jolly giant might not be as compliant, as willing to favor you and the people who currently are or soon will be significant in both your private and business lives. You’ll probably have to adjust to conditions that make you somewhat uncomfortable, but look on the bright side—you can rake in piles and piles of money.
Taurus: Apr. 20 – May 20
Hard work is definitely in the Bull’s bailiwick, but unless you’re a dedicated health practitioner, offering another service may be a tricky proposition. However, while expansive Jupiter transits your Scorpio house of significant others, there should be a steady flow of give and get in return. Know that this principle might take the better part of a year to become established as a way of life. Right now your Venus ruler hooks up with passionate Pluto for nights of intense coupling, plus paying attention to a financial matter that matters.
Gemini: May 21 – Jun. 20
The hunt for an October romance grows more intense as the creative sun and enthusiastic Jupiter join hands to cross the cusp between sociable Libra and sexy Scorpio. Halloween magic and mystery are fairly irresistible attractions under ordinary circumstances. However this year, the odds of succumbing to someone’s fatal charm greatly increase because magnetic Venus and passionate Pluto are getting together in Sagittarius, the sign ruling your life partners. As for logic, until Mercury finishes searching for hidden meanings, forget about it.
Cancer: Jun. 21 – Jul. 22
The happy feeling you get when the sun’s vitality and Jupiter’s optimism team up this week could prevail for a full year. If home is where the Moon Child’s heart is most often found, then expect your domain to expand substantially. As protective Jupiter nestles in Scorpio, another emotion-driven water sign, you’ll be offered opportunities to grow in ways you have yet to experience. A hint: Pay close attention to the signs you see, the messages you think you hear during the Scorpio new moon on the Day of the Dead.
Leo: Jul. 23 – Aug. 22
An infusion of high hopes and high spirits while your sun ruler and jolly Jupiter merge should serve to mark the beginning of a year-long involvement in secretive Scorpio stuff. In the course of the next 13 months, prosperous Jupiter will help you uncover ways and means of increasing your knowledge and your profit margin. Teaching or traveling for some Lions, mining or real estate for others. But for now, as the sun and changeable Uranus form a rewarding trine, a Halloween treat you weren’t expecting.
Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sep. 22
While both militant Mars and your curious Mercury ruler face off in equally stubborn fixed signs, push could literally come to shove. You might also want to push the envelope of a venture that’s not developing fast enough to suit you. Better put off taking the speedy route until Mercury gets to Sagittarius for Halloween; while the Messenger is still in Scorpio, safe, secure and somewhat secretive is the way to go. Be aware that prosperous Jupiter traveling through Scorpio for an entire year will expand your earning power and love of luxury.
Libra: Sep. 23 – Oct. 22
What to focus on first? Crucial information about a complicated financial matter or your desire to discover the truth behind a relationship that’s as close as a next door neighbor? Perhaps it’s the return of a dream project that’s been dormant for the last five months? How would you react if a relative insists on putting the past to rest and establishing contact again? All these possibilities, plus the ones that immediately come to your mind, could manifest because your solar chart is lit up like a parade of Jack O’ Lanterns.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Your year of living lavishly, maybe even happily ever after, begins when munificent Jupiter enters/d Scorpio on the 25th. For the next 13 months, you’ll be offered opportunities to expand your range of experience and grow wealthier and wiser, just watch out that your waist line doesn’t expand in the process. Warning: Jupiter’s love of luxury and its reliance on luck could spoil the dialog you’ve managed to maintain between the angelic and the demonic aspects of your personality.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
It’ll take a while before your Jupiter ruler gets deep enough into Scorpio to inhabit your twelfth house of ripe destiny, karmic payback and secret enemies. Until then it’s safe to assume that you’ll continue to benefit from your connection to well-placed friends and associates. They might not be as amusing or artistic as those you attracted when Jupiter was in Libra, but you may find them fascinating, nonetheless. At the moment you’re pretty fascinating yourself, thanks to the union Venus is forging with passionate Pluto in your sign.
Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 20If you thought that having bountiful Jupiter in your career midheaven turned out to be more of a challenge than a blessing, relax. Now that the planet of growth and good fortune has moved on to Scorpio, the tense relationship between airy, intellectual Libra and down-to-earth Capricorn will be replaced by a more comfortable connection, a supportive sextile to an emotional, intuitive water sign. The first indication that things will be flowing more freely follows the Scorpio new moon on the 1st.
Aquarius: Jan. 21 – Feb. 18
One of your favorite daydreams may be put back into play when visionary Neptune turns direct in your sign on the 26th. Not only will you be inspired to do your best, but your talent for inspiring others to follow your lead could also be revealed, if not by Halloween, then around Election Day. Meanwhile your devotion to a social or political cause, your allegiance to a group effort grows more intense as Venus and Pluto join forces in your eleventh house of friends, hopes and wishes—the arena traditionally ruled by Aquarius.
Pisces: Feb. 19 – Mar. 19
Be on the lookout for a scandal! Voluptuous Venus merging with passionate Pluto at the top of your solar chart could wave a red flag, warning that something salacious is about to affect your or your employer’s reputation. Who wins the prize for most outrageous costume and who gets caught in the act? But if nothing that exciting does transpire, then assume it’s only a figment of your active imagination, probably let loose when your Neptune ruler finally comes out of retrograde after five long months in hibernation.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 18, 2005