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Scorpio 2018 Celestial HighLights 

Scorpio ~ Strength and Wisdom 

Scorpio Benka Pulko Motorcycle Woman Guinness

Contrary to perceptions, many of the most accomplished long-distance riders are women. Slovenian Benka Pulko’s story starts in a way many riders can relate to: One day in 1997, while laying in bed and pondering turning 30, she decided that life was short and she needed to get on a motorcycle and travel the world. The trouble was she didn’t own a motorcycle, and didn’t know how to ride. But those were just details for Benka.

She returned home after five and a half years, having ridden all seven continents (first woman motorcyclist to do so continuously), 75 countries and 111,856 miles on her BMW F650. Her marathon ride landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest solo motorcycle journey by a female in both time and distance. In the process, she became the first woman motorcyclist to reach Antarctica.

While traveling through Dharamsala, India, Pulko was moved by the plight of the children of the Tibetan diaspora. As a result, she launched the humanitarian organization “Believe in Yourself and Kickstart the World”. The primary goal of the foundation is to promote, encourage, and support the education of children with limited opportunities in different parts of the world. The organization primarily focuses on providing scholarships to students of Tibetan Children’s Village, and ensuring female students have equal educational opportunity.

There’s her short story, mainly sourced by Bob Whitby, himself an adventure rider, and Wiki.

Scorpios are famous for dangerous adventures, solo, plenty of strength, survival against long odds, and caring deeply. They are terrific therapists of mind or body because many of them have been there themselves. They often handle huge sums of money, another dangerous passion, and do stunningly well, or go bankrupt. But do they let that stop them? Of course not. They keep at it until they figure out how to work it.

Relationships can be very bad to very good and lifelong. They can be mean, jealous and possessive. We hear that. But they can love you and keep you profoundly in their hearts and their very Soul, tending you to the end. Sexuality can be an eyes crossed orgasm to a sacred experience beyond any words. Maybe those are the same, LOL! There is no guessing whether you have been loved or not! Sometimes though, you wonder if it is love or money? It may take some time to figure that out, but it never hurts to get credit reports and a background check on potential partners or on the Scorp if it’s you being pursued by them!

Health can be at extremes. You can be broken in hospital, not expected to recover, but you do, and faster by far than predicted! Keep your interior body clean, detox your bowels. Some things just don’t go on forever. Relentless repetition can wear your body parts out and bite you back. Be smart about your sex, who you have it with, keep it clean.

When we say keep it clean, it means a lot more to a Scorpio! They want the whole planet to be clean – our air, our water – the oceans, the land – Earth herself. We want it to be clean for ourselves, our children. Kudos to you litterally for making our world a cleaner, safer place for all of us – protecting animals, trees, birds. And for recycling – reducing toxicity in all ways possible!

Sometimes you are beyond gentle and kind. Other times you have little patience with people who have no idea about the world at large. You know how much criticism can hurt, your poker face well in place, so you forgive at times without others ever knowing how lucky they were and how generous you are. But there’s only so much one can take. At times the storm clouds take over. You can speak out in a fraction of a moment and are so right everyone gets it and there is complete silence. Zero come back. You can be incognito, invisible, yet that in itself is a powerful presence. Ones who feel and see will know you are there.

Charisma is one of those invisible powers. People may follow you for no apparent reason. You may be blessed with a sincere and meaningful following. Charisma can be used in drawing people to be healed until they can do it for themselves. For many it is a connection they have never felt before. It pulls them further into life to learn about love. Know your power and use it well. When they discover it is a part of you for all people, they may be sad to have to wean themselves. It is a vulnerable time. You need to disengage cleanly. When you see it coming, introduce them to more people they can admire and be inspired by.

Scorpio journalists are to be held in deep gratitude. They go to wars, disasters, into criminal organizations, illegal medical situations, investigate toxic waste. They don’t always make it back. They intend to bear witness so we can all make our world a better place. Their words and images tell a real story. It can be pain and suffering, or successes that make us smile and feel safe. We retell those stories from our own hearts and share as if we had been there. One by one, little by little we change. We try to anchor the good and keep adding more.

Sometimes there is strength before wisdom, but either way, it’s a winner! Please always be safe and heal well when you need to!

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Scorpio 2018 Celestial Highlights!

Libra Astrology Highlights 2018!

“The giant sunsets are a whole other world on the (Bolivian) salt flats. At sunset, with the reflection, you can see two suns moving fast at each other until vanishing into the horizon.” By photographer Eric Paré

Scorpio 2018 Timeline!


23  Happy Scorpio!
24  Full Hunter’s Moon!
30 Pluto conjunct the Ecliptic!

1  Jupiter Trine Chiron only once
6  Uranus Sign Change back to Aries
Scorpio New Moon, Jupiter inconjunct Uranus
8  Jupiter into his own sign Sagittarius!

Scorpio’s year starts with the Oct 30, 2018 Pluto crossing the Golden Ecliptic
 at Pluto’s South Node, going from North to South! This is a once every 248 years event! This is particularly important to Scorpios since Pluto is their planet!!! There is an intense 10 day period Oct 30 to Nov 8 with multiple aspects that will take several years to assimilate! See more! These events occur during Venus Retrograde that is followed back to back with Mercury Retrograde Nov 16! See Venus/Mercury Rx! We will need those 2019 aspects with Neptune to understand and come to working solutions.

Scorpio’s year finishes with the Nov 11, 2019 Transit of Mercury, Mercury crosses the face of the Sun for hours! On the average, there are only 13 transits of Mercury each century. The next will be 2032. Pluto at the Ecliptic and the Transit are linked by degrees – sextile, the Sun, and both happen in Scorpio, Pluto’s sign!

Three outer planets, Uranus, Chiron, and Jupiter, are making five sign changes in Scorpio’s year to come. Uranus & Chiron twice, Jupiter once, for a total of 5 times! Expect several maturities, intense endings, primal new beginnings and exciting new intentions with potent new people! There will be reviews as Uranus & Chiron retrograde back into their previous signs, and regroup in context of what they have been forward to see in their next signs. Sep 25 Chiron retrogrades back into Pisces, Nov 6, Uranus back into Aries. Late in 2018 Jupiter will enter his own sign Sagittarius Nov 8. Feb 18, 2019 Chiron enters Aries permanently, Mar 6, Uranus into Taurus permanently.

Chiron takes 51 years per sign and Uranus 84 years. It will be that long before they will be in Pisces and Aries again! Now in Pisces, Chiron will review our choices and remember why some things are so important to our Spirits, how healing of subtle factors can be as crucial as getting your bricks in row. Uranus in Aries brought plenty of drought and fires in the western US, with floods in the East. Hopefully, in Taurus fertility will be naturalized and restored.

With the multiple outer planet sign changes and the retrogrades, things will be dug up, soil turned, soups, stews and mixed salads made! We will all be quite different and get used to multiple kinds of change! We will be more comprehensive, more aware and alert to things we never considered before, expanded – to say the least!

By November 2019, all SIX of 2019’s six outer planet aspects shall have been formed with Neptune in Pisces! Jupiter square Neptune, challenges, stirs up our dreams, makes us face misfortunes. At times we are discouraged, overwhelmed, or Pandora’s Box opens and we are over the top with wishes, crazy for believing in such miracles! Yet there it is, we want to try! Be inspired, break free from old fears! Saturn sextile Neptune is a peerless appraiser. If he approves, he is determined to get the job done. Inimitable! Forget sleeping in, get up and get going, one step at a time if necessary, but do it!
Continuing abiding Aspect: Chiron & Uranus continue in their 13 years long journey closely together in the background… In Scorpio’s year they are exact twice – Jan 19 Pisces/Aries and June 30 Aries/Taurus of 2019! More

See the 2018 Special Edition Annual Newsletter! See the Aspects, Patterns, Sign Changes, Retrogrades, Stelliums, Lunar Dates as we finish the year!

Outer Planet Transits with Scorpio 2018 – November 2019!

Scorpio Women White Water River Rafting

Scorpio happiness! Immersed, extreme, testing your wits! Reid Williams thinks women are better paddlers than men!

Scorpios, your planet Pluto is still in Capricorn, but this year it makes a rare 248 years aspect, Pluto conjunct the Ecliptic right during Scorpio Oct 20, 2018! The Ecliptic is the Sun’s path around earth! Pluto’s debris will be burned away, be having a fiery bath of Light, cleared to be charged with energy beyond imagination! His healing powers will increase exponentially! He will give that very energy to Sun and the Light itself will be more clear and radiant! Those of you with chart factors at or very close to 18 degrees, especially in Scorpio, will be cleared and infused! Some will go to the Light, others might need some time out to be able to stand up again. Neither Scorpio nor Pluto are light weights. It takes a lot to impress them, and they can withstand high intensity, but this will test them.

Pluto reached the beginning of the last third of Capricorn Feb 2018, now moving from 18 to 23 degrees. Pluto, Scorpio’s planet, in Capricorn is in a harmonious sextile aspect, an earth and water mix. A darn good business person estimating time and money to the inch! Those of you with chart factors from 0 to 21 degrees, especially in Capricorn, already know Pluto quite personally. Pluto moves about 3 degrees/year, so some of this has been years ago, for others quite fresh. For some it has been a sequence if you have several factors in these degrees in a row. Pluto plunders, saves, cures, goes to extremes. Pluto ends relationships abruptly forever or loves and endures great trials and stands by you until the end. Money is made and lost, made again. Powerful charismatic careers have been possible. There have been threats, some deaths, mighty healing and miraculous survival.  Pluto raises the Kundalini, our life force! Powerful!

Pluto has been sextile its own sign Scorpio since 2008, finishing Jan 2024. Since they are related, a lot of business has been efficiently done. Takes one to know one, they are comrades. They have common purpose forming relationships, both personal and business. They know how to help each other health wise. Each has made potent discoveries, sometimes bringing abrupt life changes. They can be taken down, but that Phoenix usually rises again, stronger than ever, with attendant revelations!

Neptune is in his own sign Pisces. He is a water planet in the last water sign seeking a deeper side of life. Neptune is oceanic – is still like glass becalmed, has forever tidal sand polishing cycles, titanic storms, tsunamis! Those of you with chart factors between 13 and 18 degrees will be activated with this pure energy! Pisces and Scorpio can be smooth as silk. Pisces flows everywhere it can, both in water and Spirit! It reads our Soul and cues Scorpio to those most important factors about us, the ones that show up when the chips are down, or that may be appealed to when Scorpio needs help. Pisces, sometimes in deep pains of addictions, knows when to grant mercy and can call the Scorpio hounds back from going too far. Neptune is tuned to Scorpio himself, sensing what needs clearing, how we may successfully become the Phoenix that rises above pain and harmful obsessions to be the dedicated hero!

Uranus covers 28 Aries to 6 Taurus! Uranus entered Taurus May 15, 2018! Those of you with factors in the last two degrees of Aries will be accomplishing the maturity of Uranus in Aries, strengthening the final touches to secure the foundation of the future ideas that Taurus will anchor and build on. Change worthy ideas need to be instilled, spread far and wide to create a support network, cleverly woven into our daily fabric so they become a part of us, so they can effortlessly be carried on.

Uranus is the planet of Aquarius, so unique that utter freedom is automatic. In fiery Aries, it’s the First of everything, truly awakening! Aries is pretty unflappable, but this really shakes your space! Aries loves a challenge and new things. Rarely are they outdone in that dept, but Uranus has a bigger platform. It rules humanity, and although Aries is only one person, they step up because they know the value of key positions that make the difference! Uranus replaces some Aries circuits and the game is bigger yet! Can’t get enough! Young people have been fired up. The Awakener has opened their eyes! What powerful times we are in!

Aries and Scorpio are both warriors! Aries is at the front line, saving people right and left! He saves their bodies, but brings them to Scorpio to heal their PTSD. Scorpio makes some new friends too. Aries is independent, so much so he doesn’t always investigate before investing, but has the zest to keep up anyway! Scorpio is inspired to take a few more chances. When he can, Scorpio sits Aries down and explains some of the facts of monetary life and helps Aries steady up his finances so life will be better as he ages.

Uranus in Taurus invents simple. It either feels too close for comfort, or it’s the most fun you’ve had in a long time! What was ordinary life suddenly isn’t! There are exotic options free for the taking! Walking barefoot tickles your feet, you become so aware of the charge of earth and life, that Earth herself is so very alive! You may never have been bored before and now you are?! What is this feeling?! It could be pretty darn heady at first. Maybe the leap is best now, otherwise you never will! Or maybe you need to stay steady and not get carried away at all. But somehow it seems a time of wild chance that needs to be taken advantage of. Put some fallback funds in a safe place, get yourself a headband and go for it! Yoga was never so good! Divine body electric!

Taurus is an Earth sign; Scorpio is water. Earth clogs up the drains or keeps the water where you want it. With Uranus, the planet of electricity, involved, some hydro power is likely. Uranus is Taurus is just crazy enough to spark the interest of Scorpio. Taurus can go slow enough not to startle sleeping Scorpio to some magnificent extreme reaction we had hoped not to awaken. Very few can tiptoe by a sleeping Scorpio volcano… Scorpio may be very attracted, but Uranian Taurus is born to be free. He shares extraordinarily valuable ideas that make Scorpio wish Uranus would stay here always, but part of how Uranus keeps the electricity flowing is by quickly changing locations and mental parameters, engaging and energized by each new energy field encountered! And, after a time, Scorpio could tire of this constant change, unpredictability. Please, come back for a visit!

Chiron, like Neptune has also been in Pisces, and after taking a foray into Aries, is now back in Pisces. It will cover 27 Pisces to 5 AriesSee more It’s also close to the same degrees as Uranus, but in different signs! These are the last and first of the zodiacal signs! Pisces believes; Aries takes action! Chiron entered Aries April 17 2018! Chiron will activate any factors you have in those degrees.

If you have Chiron in those degrees of Pisces/Aries, you will be having your 51+/- year Chiron Return! Wounds and vulnerabilities will be assessed. Updated healing systems will be applied with unbelievable results! Medical teaching will be inspiring, especially about vision and feet while in Pisces, and the head, brain and eyes when in Aries. The Magi Society thinks Chiron is the #1 marriage factor and good in business too!

Chiron the Healer/Shaman is fluid in Pisces, takes only a moment to assess a situation. Pisces is the Dreamer visionary spiritualist musician, while Chiron is seeking healing, teaching, right relationships and good business. Chiron may approach it from Neptune’s point of view, however because they are both in Pisces, Neptune’s sign! Scorpio loves that depth of intensity, delving into the meaning of things, solving mysteries, putting things to right. Medical research and work suits them. Coming to terms with sexuality, poverty and wealth, addictions, the death processes, are challenges they have the capacity to undertake.

On a 51 year cycle, Chiron goes into Aries for 9 years, through 2027. Time to get more used to Aries. Chiron is well intended, wants you to have a better life now! He commiserates all too well since he himself mythologically carries a wound that won’t heal. Considering conditions in some aspects of the world today, we will likely be grateful for some push from Aries. Aries inspires, leads us into the action! Scorpio watches, waits, wonders whether to join the fray! Aries doesn’t give it a thought, makes a leap for it, and generally their intuitive response is right on. Scorpio is not afraid of danger, but they certainly pick their battles. However, they are more likely to be excited by how Aries seems foolhardy, but also how surprise and quickness are on their side. Scorpio may join in before anyone even realizes, doubling the surprise factor! Aries can be quick to love and leave, whereas Scorpio often mates for life. Scorpio may give it a go, but Aries wasn’t born to conform, so Scorpio will need to be able to grant a wide latitude. Scorpio can be jealous, even possessive, and that will never work with an Aries unless our Aries has some Scorpio in their own chart too and they happily possess each other! Bottom line is you can’t keep what can’t be owned!

SATURN builds from 2 to 20 Capricorn. Saturn entered his own sign Capricorn Dec 19, 2017! Saturn will be in Capricorn along with Pluto, conjuncts Pluto once, Jan 12, 2020. In his own sign, many will have more work than anybody should, or you are let go. In the long term that may be a blessing because new work you get suits you far better, or you start your own business!

Saturn Returns happen every 28 to 29 years. They can bring you to your knees, or make you bring yourself up to your full height, proud of your achievements! Now, in its own sign, it is truly full height! Those of you with your own Saturn 4 to 20 Capricorn will be having your Capricorn Saturn Returns now through November 2019! There will be more traditional endeavors.

  1. On your first Return – ages 28, 29, you may find yourself having a lot of responsibility at work, getting married, owning your first home, having a baby! Take good care of yourself.
  2. If you are older, on your second Return, 58, 59, keep your networks alive. Right housing, parenting, care of precious grandchildren and elders may be challenging new responsibilities. Age and health may become factors, your retirement. Sometimes Saturn brings losses, sadness, delays. Advice from seasoned experts may be just what you need. Training and studies are helpful and the knowledge you carry backs up your reputation. Alliances may be strong and mutually supportive. Give yourself credit for what you have done, the talents you have acquired! It’s a time to honor, be honored!
  3. These days I find myself knowing many 90 year olds! A lot of us are now experiencing that third Saturn Return about age 87! Some are alone, many friends, even family, gone. Others are surrounded by friends and family, the Matriarch/Patriarch! Some struggle with health, financial matters. All are consulted for advice – what did they do that worked?! They share their wisdom and give comfort. Many are standing strong. They know what they like, and they are still learning, taking and teaching classes, running businesses! They have a mixture of gruff and grace that catches your attention, often making you feel tickled and smile with admiration!

Saturn in Earth sign Capricorn gets along just fine with Scorpio. Scorpio admires Saturn’s competence. Saturn may point out Scorpio’s obsessive behavior and Scorpio doesn’t mind at all, because Saturn offers counter solutions that really work. Scorpio finds he is more truly himself rather than the prisoner of his own obsession. His performance improves tremendously. Saturn shows Scorpio how to shift his attention to what he deeply wants, that is a bigger draw than what he was mindlessly doing before. It’s practically a miracle! Saturn shows him how to choose a productive long lasting personal partnership that includes financial success accompanied by a Soul connection that means everything. Don’t settle for anything less. That bond is a special gift of life. Scorpio sees the kinks in Saturn’ boxes, loosens up a few of Saturn’s screws, and off they go to the pub together, arms across each other’s shoulders, laughing uproariously with delight!

JUPITER moves from 26 Scorpio to 24 Sagittarius!

Lucky Jupiter has been in your sign Scorpio this last year, goes into Sagittarius Nov 8! In these last few days it wants you to finish up what healing you can do, take complete notes on how it is done. It wants to heal your relationships and be healed by them, and increase your financial potential while you do it! Scorpio charisma is compelling, and has nothing to do with beauty. It is from a wellspring within. Scorpio is doctor hood, from cleansing your personal plumbing, purging toxins, to forensics. Scorpio often has extraordinary personal healing capacity, and can save your life too! They want to know how things work, do research. Jupiter may have taken Scorpio worldwide to seek investments, study shamanistic skills, find answers to lifesaving questions. Old remedies the midwives knew may come back into use. Through journalistic research justice may come for those who have suffered long extreme abuse – land grabs, sexual abuse, calculated theft, slavery/human trafficking, murdering of children and animals. Secret factions may unite for prevention, education, exposé and social justice. Be safe. If you weren’t healthy, are still not up to par, take time out. Let your Ninja 6th sense and stealth protect you.

Jupiter in his own sign Sagittarius is no longer in the self-protective Scorpion on-the-ground place, but is the mighty horse striding along, and the cheerful funny lucky storytelling traveler. Everything is fine as long as he doesn’t go around making up stories about Scorpio! Scorpio carries a deeper note, prefers the journey might be more as an observer, the shadow behind the scenes. But when Jupiter tells the stories, perhaps as a parable, and it really is funny, Scorpio realizes he is human too, and has less to protect than he thought. He sees Jupiter’s luck, how he lands on his feet so much and so easily, Scorp thinks he might be able to do that too. Cosmically, Scorpio is a Sagittarius in training, Sag being the sign that follows Scorp! On a journey, seasoned traveler Jupiter allays Scorpio’s financial concerns. Jupiter jumps right in and chats up the locals. Scorpio can relax his martial arts posture, though it’s nice to know he’s got your back just in case. Sometimes Jupiter is a little quick with his opinions. Could be a bit dicey at times, and he learns more about consequences – not just for himself but others too. Be a little more thoughtful and respectful. We don’t always realize the effect we have. If he messes with Scorpio too much he will learn personally. Jupiter is more likely to go into a new place with an open mind. Scorpio can have his mask on and people may not trust him nor he they. He often loves a little danger, but Jupiter will show him the courage of learning, being connected with a smile.

Jupiter either comes streaking through our lives like a comet, is the owner of the bed and breakfast, or the university prof! Jupiter certainly has a multitude of ideas about styles of living, the meaning of life, and from his broad experience, you never know what he will say next! We are curious, thinking of taking on an adventure of our own. You too might become a travel agent, a tour guide, paying your way by being the Guide, publishing travel tip books, writing an informative blog readers pay to subscribe to! Sagittarius is noted for longevity and Scorpio is inspired to learn more about that!

If your Jupiter is in these degrees in these signs, you will be having your Jupiter Return! They happen every 11/12 years. Jupiter will bring you big truths or reveal lies. Sometimes it exaggerates your condition, could make it worse, could make it wildly abundantly better! Plans for the future may be magnified, your course changed significantly. Profound circumstances are likely to impinge on your life.

Here’s the Outer Planet Sign Changes Timetable:


Oct 30 Pluto conjunct the Ecliptic! 18 Capricorn 58

Nov  6  Uranus retrograde back into Aries

Nov  8  Jupiter from Scorpio into its own sign Sagittarius!


Feb 18 Chiron into Aries the next 7/8 years
Mar 6  Uranus into Taurus the next 6/7 years
Nov 11 Transit of Mercury 18 Scorpio 56 Retrograde

Happy Birthdays, Scorpios! Wishing you a powerful and revealing new year!


Any of these outer planet factors may be activating other factors in your chart as well as your Sun. They may be difficult, may be rosy, maybe both! Check with your favorite astrologers for the whole picture! May it go well with you….  

See the entire Scorpio 2018 Newsletter!

See the 2018 Special Edition Annual Newsletter! See the Aspects, Patterns, Sign Changes, Retrogrades, Stelliums, Lunar Dates as we finish the year! Make your changes count! 

Happy Birthdays, Scorpios!

Scorpio Woman Butterfly Stars Transformation Jozef Klopacka

Beautiful rendition of Transformation by Slovakian artist Jozef Klopacka at fine art america 

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