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Anyone who knows you well knows that you hold your cards close to your chest, Scorpio, and that isn’t likely to change in 2018. You can’t transform your basic nature (nor would you want to), but you can make improvements. When talkative Mercury merges with secretive Pluto, your home planet, at the end of January, you tend to find out plenty of secrets, but you don’t have to spread them. Communications go underground during this aspect, so your end game isn’t to expose people on social media or any other large public forum. Use the information you gain in a way that benefits you and only you, but not in a malicious or hurtful way.
You may be stuck in the past during the Pluto retrograde in late April, but the sooner you let go of your guilt the better. You haven’t invented that time machine yet, so there’s no way to go back and change anything. Accepting defeat isn’t easy for you, but it may be necessary.
The sun shines in your sign in late October, bringing intensity to all you do. That soul-penetrating stare of yours denotes a strong sense of willpower that conquers anything in your path. Good luck to anyone who tries to stop you in the coming month!
A sun-Venus-Pluto meetup in the beginning of January could have far-reaching, transformative effects on your close love relationship, Scorpio, but again, you have to be willing to open up more to make something positive happen. Suspicious thoughts are always prevalent, but working past them to get to a point of trust and understanding is well worth any potential discomfort or awkwardness. This combo reminds you that you have a lot of power and authority over people’s lives, and it isn’t fair to play puppet master. Make up your mind about what you want and let a loved one (or love prospect) know your intentions instead of keeping them in the dark.
A sexy, one-time faceoff between Venus and Pluto in the beginning of June provides some pretty sensual moments, a subject about which you know a little (OK, a lot). You’ve got a reputation as one of the most sexual signs in the Zodiac, and for good reason. When everything clicks, your partner is the luckiest person in the world. When something is slightly off, however, the opposite can be true. Take advantage of the positive energy of this pairing, because you’ve never been more attractive to your partner or potential lovers. On the downside, your tendency toward obsession could be highlighted now as well, so don’t go overboard. Sit on those impulses until you’ve had more time to think about potential consequences, because there can be some long-lasting consequences from making poor decisions right now.
Mercury spends time in your contemplative sign early in October, so you crave deep conversations and honesty over flash. You search for the profound meaning of love and are disappointed by people who trivialize it. There’s nothing casual about your words and communication now, which can be intimidating to current or potential love interests. You’re very good at detecting lies and great at hiding the truth about yourself. If anyone wants to know the real you, they’ll have to look carefully at your body language and other nonverbal cues because you aren’t giving anything away. You’re an enigma, a puzzle to solve, and you wouldn’t want it any other way. Only the people who fully commit themselves to figuring you out are rewarded with your loyalty and unwavering love.
When Mars (your power planet along with Pluto) conjoins Jupiter’s lucky energy in the beginning of January, it’s an odd combination for you, Scorpio. You do have luck on your side, but you may refuse to use it. You don’t want what you consider to be a handout or any favors from friends when it comes to your career, which could cause hard feelings and missed opportunities. Yes, you can do it by yourself, but why do you want to so badly? Proving yourself seems to be your top priority, but in doing so you run the risk of missing out on some amazing chances. You have a lot of your own firepower, but trying to harness it could prove challenging at best. Why not enlist a boss or mentor to help you rein it in just a bit? Contrary to your own opinion, you really don’t lose anything by accepting a helping hand.
The blended energy of a Mars-Pluto conjunction in late April makes you aggressive and pushy, which could result in unfortunate career consequences. You never like taking no for an answer, but pressing the matter could get you suspended, demoted, or even flat-out fired. Job-seeking Scorpios will be tempted to attach themselves to the wrong people or projects right now just to make a buck, but is it worth it? You know the difference between right and wrong, and you’re the one who must look at yourself in the mirror every day. Don’t get into any trouble you can’t get out of. Just keep repeating “it isn’t worth it.” Because it isn’t.
When assertive Mars opposes the sun at the end of July, you may lack the focus to get the job done. You have good ideas but can get distracted easily. Once you’re sidetracked, you lose sight of your main objective and find it too hard to get back to where you were before. Can you see where this could lead to an endless vicious cycle? Work on directing your attention toward positive goals and objectives during this time, and don’t take your foot off the gas. If working long hours is necessary to get the job done, that’s what you have to do. You’ve never feared a little hard work, so why start now?