'Tis time for Scorpio season. Dates, transits and everything you need to know about the October astrology event is right at your fingertips, courtesy of our celestial pros.
We're coming off the heels of Libra season, a time of connection, to another happening that focuses not only on themes of love and relationships (thanks to Venus' influence) but transformation and new beginnings. Yes, things are about to get intense.
"One of Scorpio's stereotypical but premier traits is their passionate nature," says astrologer Michelle Bell, founder of the app, Cosmic Fusion (opens in new tab). "When they want something, they are all in. This is the time to figure out what you truly want and to go after it."
Michelle is an astrologer and the founder of Cosmic Fusion (opens in new tab), an app that combines your Western zodiac sign + your Chinese element + your Chinese animal to uncover your unique personality.
And though it might seem heavy, it's also an ideal time to asses what's no longer working and how to proceed accordingly.
"I think every season is significant in its own way, but when it comes to Scorpio season, it allows us to kind of acknowledge our darkness in a way that's productive and provides releases versus self-deprivation," says astrologer Renée Watt (opens in new tab).
Let's dive in and learn more, shall we?
Scorpio season dates: 2022
Scorpio season 2022: what to expect
Watt describes this as a time in which the universe does not beat around the bush. If you're not walking the path that's meant for you, you'll likely figure out how to get on track during this season. Plus, you're forced to take responsibility.
And since we're focusing on relationships during this time—something you'll even notice during the next new moon later this month—expect things in your life to transform romantically.
"Maybe you'll learn something about your partner or yourself that makes you realize you're just not ready for something serious. On the other hand, it might be the perfect time to take your relationship to the next level," Bell says. "Either way, it's good to figure out where you stand sooner rather than later. Approach the situation bluntly and honestly."
(Yes, embrace the bluntness—it's coming!)
How to prepare for Scorpio season 2022
Though an astrology gift from the universe itself, Scorpio season can feel a little too intense at times, and perhaps even a bit daunting, considering the new changes. The important thing to do is remember that now is the time to be straightforward and many any necessary transformations so that you're feeling like your most authentic self.
"You have to go deep to face those emotions and feelings head-on," Bell adds. "That’s why Scorpios are known for being discreet and even secretive, they always have an air of mystery around them."
According to Nebula's astrologer Patrick Price (opens in new tab), we can face a few ups and downs wit those we interact with, so it's best to stay one step ahead of the curve.
"The fact that Mars and the Sun will be joined in Scorpio by Mercury tells us confrontations at this time will come from miscommunication and a lack of empathy," he says. "To avoid this, make sure you are being abundantly clear in your needs and wants, right now is not the time to leave anything to the imagination."
Patrick is Nebula: Horoscope and Astrology App’s expert specializing in tarot, angel readings and Western astrology. Patrick is a queer man who comes from a gypsy family. Tarot is deeply rooted in his family’s culture. He’s been doing tarot for the past eight years and astrological readings for the last three years.
Plus, Price also insists it's a great time to find your confidence, much like the Scorpios in your life.
"Confidence is the key word for me, as the energy that is flowing is a rich and positive one that encourages us to be our best selves, and focusing on confidence is the easiest route to that energy," he adds.
Ready for Scorpio season? Of course you are—you can handle whatever the stars send your way, no doubt. And to make the season all the more enjoyable, have a laugh with our go-to Scorpio season memes. (Thank you, internet!)
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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