Welcome to 2023, Scorpio. From dramatic eclipses in your sign to Pluto retrograde, this is a transformative year. When the year begins, one of your ruling planets, warrior Mars, is still retrograde. It goes direct on Thursday, January 12. In astrology, Mars is associated with the divine masculine (Venus is the divine feminine). Regardless of our gender, we all contain each. Mars rules aggression, fighting, and primal sexual energy. When it is retrograde, you may be more interested in soft and sensual activities, such as hot baths, snuggles, and sweet sex. Give into this. Use the first two weeks of the year to rest as much as you possibly can.
You have two ruling planets, Scorpio. The first is Mars, but the second is Pluto, the ruler of the underworld. In 2023, Pluto goes retrograde from Monday, May 1, to Tuesday, October 10. During these months, your task is to identify a bad habit or toxic trait holding you back and work on releasing it. Shortly after Pluto begins its backward dance, beware of drama during the full moon and lunar eclipse in your sign on Friday, May 5. Eclipses speed up time and can prompt sudden change. Therefore, don’t be surprised if this eclipse, coupled with Pluto retrograde, goes ahead and ends a toxic relationship for you if you’ve been dragging your feet on doing so yourself.
But by the time Pluto retrograde ends, your season approaches. The end of 2023 may be the most exciting, beginning when your other ruling planet, warrior Mars, enters your sign on Thursday, October 12. When Mars is at home in Scorpio, you feel confident, sexy, and ready to assert your needs in all areas of your life. And, whether you’re asking for a raise or a first date, you’ll find that communication flows easily when Mercury enters your sign on Sunday, October 22.
Then, the next day, on Monday, October 23, the sun enters your sign kicking off Scorpio season, which lasts through Wednesday, November 22. Remember that your season corresponds with Halloween; during this time of year, everyone wishes they were a spooky Scorpio like you. Feel free to consider all of Scorpio season your birthday, and celebrate as much as possible. However, the new moon in your sign on Monday, November 13, looks to be extra special, as it marks a new cycle. This could indicate a welcome job offer, a hair makeover, or an extra dose of romance. Half the fun is not knowing what excitement awaits. Keep reading to learn what 2023 has in store for your romances, friendships, career, and health.
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Important 2023 Astrological Events for Scorpio
- Thursday, January 12 Mars goes direct
- Monday, May 1 Pluto retrograde begins
- Friday, May 5 Full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio
- Tuesday, October 10 Pluto goes direct
- Thursday, October 12 Mars enters Scorpio
- Sunday, October 22 Mercury enters Scorpio
- Monday, October 23 Scorpio season begins
- Monday, November 13 New moon in Scorpio
- Monday, December 4 Venus enters Scorpio
When the year begins, you want to stay cozy at home, cuddling with your partner, pet, or favorite blanket. You’re worn out from the holidays and your ruling planet, warrior Mars, is retrograde until Thursday, January 12. The desire to be a homebody increases when Venus enters independent Aquarius and your 4th House of Home and Family on Tuesday, January 3. After the hectic nature of the party season, there’s no better way to kick off a New Year. You’ll be thankful for the rest because when romantic Venus enters dreamy Pisces and your 5th House of Pleasure on Thursday, January 26, there are many sex marathons on the horizon. You see yourself trying something you’ve never done before in bed during the new moon in Pisces on Monday, February 20. If you need inspiration, check out our list of hot kinks and fantasies (that are all totally normal), and if you want to use this sexy energy all by yourself, why not treat yourself to a new sex toy?
Thursday, March 16, brings intimacy to your relationships thanks to Venus entering sensual Taurus and your 7th House of Partnership. Some Scorpios may see casual encounters or hook-ups turn reveal long-term potential. One of your ruling planets, Pluto, is retrograde the summer (Monday, May 1 – Tuesday, October 10), and during this time, you rethink how you look at love and sex. This may be hard for an intense water sign like you to swallow, but 2023 is a great year to learn the power and appeal of calmness. You love excitement in your love and sex life, but don’t mistake chaos for passion. Pluto retrograde asks you to explore the joy of safe and stable relationships.