"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

General George S. Patton (Nov 11 1885 - Dec 21, 1945)

We All Have a Past

This forecast begins with highlights of your past because if what I say about your past rings true, then you can trust what I say about your future.

Astrology is based on cycles. We can learn from our past. For example, casting a glance back as long ago as almost 30 years, we see that the early 90s were a time of flux and change for you. Nothing was certain concerning your job or where you lived. Fortunately, people were helpful and supportive to you then. This is why by 1992-93, you decided it was time to put down roots and figure out where your bed was. You wanted to establish a home - a place of refuge that would be a support for you and your family. You did this by 1994-95, in part, because lucky Jupiter was in your sign giving you a sense of ease and contentment. Fortunately, soon after, your earnings increased, which helped; and by 1997-98, you were busting your buns to show the world what you could do.

The year 1998 was a good year for romance, the arts and vacations. By 1999, you had chances to get a better job or improve your job and at the same time, improve your health. For many, 1999 was a watershed year. You either left relationships or entered them because relationships became serious then, primarily because you became empowered.

At the turn of the millennium, you grew stronger. This is when you stepped onto centre stage to face the world with courage and anticipation. However, relationships were a challenge; fortunately, you knew that you could rely on your increased confidence and inner strength to go forward, which you did. In fact, by 2000, you benefited from the wealth and resources of others, which is why many of you travelled in 2001 or went back to school or did something to expand your world. By 2002, your reputation was strong and you looked good. In fact, friends and groups offered you support.

Around 2006, you entered a powerful time in your life. Lucky Jupiter was back in your sign once again plus this was a time of harvest for you. This was a completely different situation. You saw your opportunities and you saw your limitations; and you had the courage to act on this realization.

During 2006-07, many of you received kudos, acknowledgements, promotions and praise for your efforts. Whatever you did then made you feel proud. And by 2007, your financial picture improved. Life was good! Many of you explored wonderful opportunities to improve your life through real-estate deals or renting something better, especially around 2009. Family relationships were happier, too. Many of you explored fun vacations and new romance in 2010 before wonderful job opportunities came your way in 2011.

However, around 2011, you started to downsize and streamline your life to get rid of what was no longer relevant or necessary in your life. This is something you are very good at. Some signs, like Cancer, have a hard time to let go of things. But Scorpio is a sign that has domain over many aspects of life including "garbage" - as well as "old garbage" like anthropology and archaeology. Because of this, when you are ready to get rid of something - you purge it from your life! "Be gone!" This is why from 2010 until 2013, you let go of possessions, people, places, relationships, jobs and whatever was holding you back. This is also because whether consciously or unconsciously, you knew you were starting a new journey around 2013. This was a journey to reinvent who you were.

Travel plans and chances to explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education were a blessing in 2014. It was important to learn new things and expand your world because you were now setting off on this journey of redefining yourself. By 2015, lucky Jupiter was at the top of your chart promoting your reputation in the eyes of others, especially your peers. Many of you got promotions, kudos and acknowledgements. Some of you travelled more for your work. Some of you even changed your line of work to something related to healing, travel, publishing or higher education.

In the last year, your popularity with others was strong. People were supportive. Nevertheless, financial challenges have made you assess what you do for a living and what your true values in life really are. If you don't know what you value, how can you make important decisions? If you don't know what is important, how can you know where to aim your arrow?

And Here It Is ... 2017!

Wealth, Career and Reputation

For Scorpio, the year 2017 spells one word - potential. It's as if you are on a diving board. It takes a lot of effort to get to the diving board, doesn't it? You had to find the pool - get to the pool, get changed into your suit, walk to the pool, climb up those stairs and walk out on that diving board. It took energy to get here. Because you are psychic, you know that you are poised, ready to dive into something - but not quite yet. Not quite yet. Therefore, in many respects, 2017 is your year of preparation. You will work hard to earn money. Nevertheless, some of you are questioning your job and your values. You wonder if you are on the right path.

Fortunately, Jupiter will give you a lot of support in this respect because for most of 2017, Jupiter is hiding in your chart giving you guidance that is invisible to others. This year Jupiter offers you opportunities to explore and discover your inner values. Once you get a better idea of who you are, you will know what kind of pool you want to dive into next year.

The challenges you face this year are that you have less control over your material wealth and your finances. You will work hard to earn money. This is also why this is the year to organize your finances. Pay attention to them. Don't be frivolous. You can do this because you have enormous willpower and discipline when you want to use it - probably more than any other sign. When you think about your finances, your wealth and your assets, it's important to know that you have to master the conditions around you or you will be mastered by them. You are in charge. Organize your finances and budget to the best of your ability so you don't have to think about this too much.

You need to be free to think about where you are going because lucky Jupiter will enter your sign in October this year. Glory hallelujah! Since you know this now, you can prepare for this time of opportunity. The last time Jupiter was in your sign was in 2006. The next time will be 2030. This opportunity doesn't come along often. Perhaps, you will have this blessing maybe three times in your adult life (possibly four).

They say that good fortune is being prepared for an opportunity when it arrives. If so, you don't want to be waiting at the train station when your ship comes in. This is what this year is all about. In the autumn of this year, good things will come to you, which is why the year 2017 is a time of preparation for your career, your job and your personal life.

Since 2009 and until 2019, many of you have been motivated by a strong desire to be self-employed. You want to be independent. You want the freedom to earn money despite the scary thought of giving up a steady paycheque. This is not a silly pipedream. This energy is at play in a very real sense for all Scorpios.

Therefore, the essence of this year is to discover what it is you really need, especially in terms of physical possessions. Generally, your physical world reflects your unconscious world. Continue to get rid of what you don't need; and continue to be wise and thrifty. Play it close to the bone. Your aim is to be ready by October when Jupiter enters your sign to begin its year-long journey to increase your happiness, contentment and personal success. How do you best want to use this opportunity? What do you really want? Marianne Williamson said, "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us."

You have willpower. You also have the ability, whether you know it or not, to magnetize situations to you. Since you know that towards the end of this year you are entering a powerful and rare opportunity (which comes to you after a time of loss and bewilderment) use this intervening time to get performance ready. Within reason, you can do anything that you want! And once you start to move in that direction, then other circumstances will support you.

One of my favourite quotes is by William Hutchinson Murray:

"There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself; then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred."

Romance and Relationships

You can't ignore the Gothic aspect when you think of romance and Scorpio. This is because the essence of Scorpio is the proclivity to be extreme. (Kinda scary for people who are middle of the road.)

Since the beginning of 2012, Neptune, which is associated with perfection and idealism (and confusion and delusion), has been travelling through the part of your chart that deals with love affairs and romance. This is both a blessing and a curse. It makes you seek out an ideal partner, someone who will come as close as possible to fulfilling your highest dreams. Because of the non-substantial quality of Neptune, sex might not be the biggest thing in the relationship. The biggest thing might be that this person fulfils your idealistic expectations. You admire them. But Neptune is a slippery slope, and your admiration can become unrealistic adoration - putting someone on a pedestal. This ultimately leads to disillusionment.

Neptune is sympathetic and eager to help. This means that you are vulnerable to relationships where you are the saviour or you are going to support or rescue someone. This kind of influence can create confusion in your romance. You can take the best of it, which is sheer poetry, and strive to be aware of the other side of the coin. The other side being the delusion you experience when someone doesn't live up to your unrealistic expectations. Bummer. This influence will continue for about nine years in the future. Holy Mists of Avalon!

Basically, because you sense that you are poised on that diving board waiting to dive - or on the tarmac waiting to take off - you know you are in limbo. You are waiting. This is why your relationships will be passionate, powerful, and yet, unsure. Fortunately, the part of you that is unsure is hopeful. And that's because at a deep level, you sense that for the first time in over 12 years, Jupiter is coming back to your sign in October this year. Lemme tell ya, that will be a game changer!

When Jupiter enters your sign in the autumn of 2017, it ushers in a new 12-year cycle of growth. In this journey you will be determined to discover who you are -- and what better way to do this than by relating to someone? If you live alone in a cave, how do you know if you're patient? How do you know if you are thoughtful? How do you know if you're kind or generous? And likewise, the opposite of these positive qualities would also be true. This is because we need other people around us to mirror ourselves to ourselves.

Once Jupiter enters your sign, your life will become much easier. You will find it easy to be content in your day-to-day world. And because of this, you will be happier. This quality will obviously attract people to you in addition to improving your existing relationships. Happiness is a very appealing, contagious, seductive quality!

In the meantime, until Jupiter enters your sign in October, your closest relationships will become softer, more thoughtful, more introspective and more quietly supportive. This is because these are the changes that you will experience as you stand poised on the diving board or waiting on the tarmac. What is actually going on is you are becoming more spiritual and more in touch with your inner world. And when you become more in touch with that soft centre within you that does exist - it exists within all of us - then you will be more forgiving to yourself and hence, more forgiving to others. This all sounds rather touchy-feely, I know. Especially if these kind of ideas are something you never think about.

Nevertheless, you cannot deny that you have an external way of dealing with your world, and at the same time, you have a private inner world that only goes on in your own head. Believe it or not, there's even a deeper world that takes place in your heart area - it's more of a feeling. It's part of what makes you feel good one day and not so good the next. You can call it your inner clock. This is what I'm talking about. For the first nine months of 2017, your inner clock will be getting positive, support from Jupiter - like a divine protection. This is how you are getting performance ready. This is what you're waiting for before you dive.

Home, Family and Real Estate

This year is not likely to be a dramatic change regarding real estate or your home or family. However, two influences indicate that your family life will be enriched this year. The first is the fact that you will be working on your inner self. Admittedly, for some people, this can be a time of turmoil. However, for most people, self introspection leads to greater respect for self and others, which improves relationships around you. Obviously, this would include your relationship with your family members.

The second influence related to Jupiter entering your sign. In the autumn, the fact that Jupiter enters your own sign in October will introduce a lovely time of increased contentment and personal happiness. This will affect your interaction with family members in a positive way.

Furthermore, during the year 2017, you will have subtle opportunities to explore real-estate advantages or a change in residences if you want.

Highlights of 2017 Month by Month


As 2017 begins, you hit the pavement running. Before the pages of the calendar can even start turning - you are busy! Many of you will take short trips because you are eager to connect with others and see new places. You're also eager to communicate something to someone. Fun vacations will appeal to many. January is a great time to get outta Dodge.


This is a month where your attention turns more to home, family and your private life. Your interaction with a parent might be more significant. You are still in vacation mode; and some of you might even encounter new romance. Oh yes, anything is possible. This is a strong month for communications with others. Plus, you're willing to work hard. Some of you will even delegate work to others. "Move that mountain!"


Spring is approaching and you are ready to party! This is a wonderful month to socialize with others and enjoy playful activities with children. Romance is blessed. You might meet someone new. This is also a great time for sports and creative projects. Meanwhile, you're still working hard in your job; and this month, your earn praise and perhaps a raise.


Even though you are still in party mode and perhaps enjoy vacations (Mom always liked you best); nevertheless, your primary thrust now is to work hard so you can get credit for something. You are very focused on accomplishing something. You might be busy in a hands-on way and possibly teaching others or working with younger people. Relations with partners will be tested this month. Patience!


This is the only month all year when the Sun is 180 degrees opposite your sign, which means it is as far away from you (in your chart) as it gets all year. Symbolically this means you will need more rest because the Sun is your source of energy. Respect your need for more sleep and more rest this month. Meanwhile, disputes about shared property and inheritances are likely. Fortunately, things are going swimmingly at work.


The disputes and confrontations that began last month regarding shared property, inheritances, insurance matters, taxes and debt might continue now because your focus is in these areas for the month of June. You're giving this a lot of thought; and you are encountering obstacles, no question. Stay focused and remember your objective.


Summer vacations and an opportunity to travel make you eager to grab every chance to have a change of scenery. (This is exactly what you need now.) Look for every way to blow town so you can actively explore more of the world. Some of you will pursue opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and anything to do with higher education or further training. Fortunately, this month you will benefit from the wealth and resources of others. Meanwhile, cozy relationships will get cozier!


This month the Sun is at high noon in your chart, shining down on you like a spotlight. And this spotlight is flattering. This means that people in authority see you as attractive! From your point of view, this is the time to make your move. Ask for what you want. Present your ideas or your project. Make your pitch. Interaction with younger people is likely. And some of you are still travelling for fun and pleasure!


Despite the standard pressures of back to school and all that, this is quite a lovely month for Scorpios. You are enjoying the company of friends and also activity with groups, clubs and associations. But in addition, you are also enjoying good relations with parents, bosses and VIPs. People welcome your ideas. Don't hesitate to spout forth your thoughts because the timing is right.


Well, well, your birthday month will arrive soon and what a gift you are about to receive! On October 10, lucky Jupiter enters Scorpio for the first time since 2006. This will bring good fortune to you for the next year in many many ways. (It will not return again until late 2029, so make the most of this wonderful blessing.) The main way you can benefit from Jupiter in your sign is to simply appreciate who you are and what you have - daily.


This is your strong birthday month with the Sun in your sign attracting people and favourable situations to you. Because the Sun is your source of energy, this is your chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. This is also a great month to shop for wardrobe items. You're starting to feel really good about yourself and happy to be who you are. Basically, you are cultivating a feeling of contentment. Something going on behind the scenes might be problematic. Fortunately, it will be gone by next month.


"Show me the money!" This month you are focused on cash flow, earnings and shopping for beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. You also have moneymaking ideas. At a deeper level, you are giving thought to your values and what really matters in life. But then, you have been thinking a lot about this for the last two years, haven't you? It feels good with Jupiter in your sign, which is why you have a growing sense of self-confidence and a growing faith in your future. And so you should.

A Sneak Peek Beyond

Naturally 2018 is going to be a fabulous year for you because lucky Jupiter is in your sign. This is one of the most beneficial aspects that anybody can undergo. They means that even if you have hard times for some reason - life will not seem so bad at all because miraculously, you are calmer and more content. It's as if life is more supportive. And indeed, it is!

Furthermore, in 2018, you enter a three-year window where the odds of changing jobs or changing residences are very high. Something in your surroundings will probably change dramatically. By 2019, you will encounter ways to boost your income by making more money. This is always a bonus.

Take note that during 2020-21, you have amazing opportunities to improve your real-estate holdings or move to a better home. Many of you will renovate and improve where you live. Your family relationships will also improve; and many of you will expand your family through birth, adoption or marriage.

Take a vacation in 2022, because by 2023, you have marvellous chances to improve your job. The year 2024 beautifully blesses partnerships and close friendships, which might be why you benefit so much from the wealth and resources of others in 2025. Ka-ching!

Your Scorpio Mantra for 2017

"I believe in my future good fortune."

Mercury Retrograde in 2017

Mercury retrograde occurs three times a year. This is when Mercury appears to go backwards in relation to planet Earth. (In reality Mercury always moves forward.) During these so-called retrograde times, the areas that Mercury has domain over inexplicably suffer from errors and delays. The errors are small but frustrating!

Mercury is the symbol of everything that moves forward:

  1. all forms of ground transportation, (cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, buses, taxis, trains)
  2. the mail, parcels, packages (Post Office and Courier and Delivery Services)
  3. communications -- email, social media, phone calls, conversations
  4. daily living (the people we encounter, the items we deal with, the transactions we make and how we relate to others.)

During Mercury retrograde, all the areas under the rulership of Mercury tend to go "backwards." (They certainly have trouble going forwards!) This is why we can expect transportation delays, missed buses and car breakdowns. Mail will be late or lost, daily items that we handle like keys and papers will be misplaced; and communications with others will be confused and misunderstood. Plus people from our past will pop up into our lives. "Boris?" "Natasha!"

Use Mercury retrograde times to finish things, study the past, do research and reflect. But do not open a business or begin new projects then. Mercury retrograde is also a bad time to buy cars, trucks, bikes, computers, printers and phones.

The dates below are the actual retrograde dates plus the buffer times. This is because Mercury starts to slow down before it goes retrograde. Then afterwards, it needs more time to catch up to where it was at when it first went retrograde.

The craziness (delays and errors) is most pronounced during the actual retrograde time. However, if you are buying a big ticket item like a car or a computer, I recommend that you play it safe and avoid these purchases in the buffer times as well. You'll be glad you did.

December 19 - January 8 (Buffer times: December 2016 to - January 28)
April 9 - May 3 (Buffer times: April 1 - May 21)
August 13 - September 5 (Buffer times: July 30 - September 20)
December 3 - December 23 (Buffer times: November 26 - January 11, 2018)

Lucky Days for 2017

  • January 20, 21
  • February 16, 17, 18
  • March 15, 16, 17
  • April 12, 13
  • May 9, 10, 11
  • June 5, 6, 7
  • July 26, 27, 28
  • August 26, 27, 28
  • September 20, 21, 22
  • October 19, 20, 21
  • November 16, 17, 18
  • December 13, 14, 15

Who Shares My Birthday?


Lawren Harris 1885
Drake 1986
Samantha Bee 1969
Hillary Rodham Clinton 1947
John Cleese 1939
Caitlyn Jenner 1949
Winona Ryder 1971
Diego Maradona 1960
Dan Rather 1931


Toni Collette 1972
Shah Rukh Khan 1965
Anna Wintour 1949
Kathy Griffin 1960
Luke Hemsworth 1980
Thandie Newton 1972
David Guetta 1967
Morley Safer 1931
Gabrielle Miller 1973
Miranda Lambert 1983
Leonardo DiCaprio 1974
Jason Day 1987
Jimmy Kimmel 1967
Josh Duhamel 1972
Shailene Woodley 1991
Allison Crowe 1981
Danny DeVito 1944
Owen Wilson 1968
Jodie Foster 1962
Joe Biden 1942
Jimi Simpson 1975