Scorpio in 2021

Planetary Energies, Influences & Key Dates for Scorpio in 2021

All dates in this article are based on Universal Time Zone



Your Ruling Planet Pluto is associated with power and challenge. It provides you with the courage to confront harsh realities and the ability to transform darkness to light. The retrograde phases of Pluto offer you the chance to go deeper into whatever you are dealing with, in order to expose the truth.

Your Ruler continues its relentless journey through status-conscious Capricorn, intent on its mission to purge, transform and regenerate corporate hierarchies and authoritarian power structures. The last era of Pluto in Capricorn witnessed the American Revolution, when hard-working emigrants from Europe rebelled against an arrogant colonial rule which exploited and controlled them from afar. It also heralded the revolution in France and the guillotining of wealthy French aristocrats who ate cake while their peasant surfs & workers starved to death.

We are attracted to power because it helps us to feel in control. Most of us resent having to kowtow to others, especially if there is no respect for the person who is handing out the orders. But being the boss doesn’t come so easily to most of us either. We often fear our own power because we worry about causing more harm than good. This sense of foreboding prompts us to throttle back on our true potential and stick to situations that are far beneath our actual abilities.

If you recognise this pattern in yourself, you will probably be feeling frustrated with your life and discontented with your performance. The frustration can emerge in manipulative behaviour, where you orchestrate dramas or embroil yourself in complicated situations which leave you feeling unfulfilled and guilt-ridden.

Pluto in Capricorn is moving Retrograde for 5-6 months this year, urging you to stop messing about with your personal power and teaching you how to handle its potent energies. Once you gain a sense of the control that actually was never lost to you, you will feel ready to fulfil your true destiny as an invincible seeker of truth and transformation.

When Pluto moves direct on 06 October 2021, it will be time to reinforce and empower your plans for achieving long-term results. You may need to ringfence their ability to overcome obstacles and cope with challenge but you can be sure that if you are truly determined to succeed, you surely will.


“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely.” Christopher Reeve

Pluto moves Retrograde 27 April-06 October 2021

This is a time of retribution – try to make amends for any instances where you may have misused the strengths and privileges that have been bestowed on you by the Cosmos. They were not given to you for your personal glorification, but as gifts to share with those less capable than yourself.

Power is only to be used with very high levels of responsibility, honesty and integrity as it corrupts those who dare to dabble in it for selfish reasons. People whose ambitions have led them to exploit or abuse others will have to account to their own consciences.

Pluto dictates that it is time to confront the consequences of our collective karma. Any human system that has employed exploitation or abuse to enrich and empower itself will be held accountable and cast into the fiery furnace that purifies and renews.


10 September Venus moves into Scorpio This potent placement can be called on to help you invest your talents and abilities in ways that could enrich and empower you. It can also make you more mysterious and fascinating to others. You may have to resist the temptation to entice them into a web of passion & intrigue. It might make you feel more desirable but unless your emotions are authentic, these games of bewitchery do not look good on your Eternal Soul’s CV.

23 October the Sun moves into Scorpio This may be the most challenging time of year for you, when you have to confront truths that are difficult to digest. These could be connected to the management of your resources which may require you to make some tough – even ruthless – moves. Likewise with important relationships, whether intimate or business. You may feel that you are involved in a game of chess where both partners are trying to out manoeuvre one another. It would be best to trust your instincts to guide you on how to manage matters. Your motive is to serve your conscience and integrity by achieving the most effective outcomes for all concerned. You do not want to come away feeling guilty or ashamed.

30 October Mars moves into Scorpio The planet of energy and drive is about to boost your levels of courage and motivation. You are eager to be empowered, so long as you can maintain your integrity and sense of control. Your gut instincts will be stronger than ever right now, so let your actions be guided by them. Try not to do anything that does not feel totally right to you. And hold back if you sense that the time is not quite right for making your move.

05 November Mercury moves into Scorpio You could become embroiled in situations that are not completely above board and which undermine your trust in people who control matters of crucial importance in your life. Superficial explanations will not satisfy you – you need to find out what is going on under the surface. Don’t be afraid to demand proof if you are in the slightest bit suspicious that you are being exploited, or taken advantage of. You may be called upon to expose dishonest dealings, or to speak truths that others are reluctant to face.


Neptune is in Pisces Overall, this placement of the planet of inspiration is a positive influence for you, as it enhances your already strong imagination, instincts and intuition. Neptune, on its long-term journey through Pisces, could awaken in you a more profound awareness of the unseen forces that guide your life. Most Scorpios are spiritual in one way or another and they yearn to control the potent, ethereal energies they sense in the atmosphere around them. You are beginning to understand how to flow with them and allow them to steer you, via your occult abilities, away from danger and towards your Destiny.

You could become evermore conscious of Neptune’s nebulous effect when Jupiter moves into Pisces May-July and then again in December 2021. You might start to sense a much improved clarity and definition in your psychic flashes, which would help you to have more faith in them. You’ll find it easier to believe and trust the information they send you and to follow the guidance they give you. If you are already operating as a spiritual coach, mentor or medium then your work will probably expand and grow as your fluency in translating and interpreting messages from higher realms of consciousness improves.


“Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing … changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.” Steve Maraboli

Clash of the Titians: Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter & Saturn in Aquarius

Make no mistake, the cataclysmic combination of these heavy weight planets will guarantee unmitigated change, which is what you should expect to be coping with during 2021. Many of the so-called normal life scenarios that we take for granted could be affected due to major shifts in our current political, climatic and environmental systems.

As one of the Water Signs, Scorpio is in the group that will sustain the shell-shock which follows sudden change. They will carry the emotional trauma, memories and impressions of the chaos and upheaval caused by Uranus. But they are also the ones who will seek spiritual significance in the events so they can offer authentic empathy and healing to those who need it most.

Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius could bring out the humanitarian in you, especially in situations where you perceive that people are being treated like machines. Arguably the strongest and most powerful of the zodiac signs, Scorpio energy comes into its own when fighting for the underdog. You are far more often the victor than the victim of your situation. You seldom allow anyone to attack you and get away with it, and you are prepared to protect those who are weaker or more submissive than you. But you are subject to spells of serious depression, when the world seems like a black hole of meaningless chaos and cold depravity. It could be that you will be feeling this way quite a lot, on and off, this year. Try to fight the despair, for it is your worst enemy. Trust in the future. Look forward to a time when Gaia is restored to her former glory and Paradise is reborn, right here on beautiful Planet Earth.

Chiron & Eris in Aries We have already mentioned your role as healer and guardian of the weak and vulnerable, which is very much supported by this combination of planetary power. But there is a stressful side to the intensity of the energy involved and the pressure you feel to fight for people who are either unwilling or unable to stand up for themselves. You must accept that it is not your responsibility to rescue them. It is rather to empower them with your example. As they witness your feisty forcefulness, your stubborn resistance to those who attack you and your determination not to give in to your opponents, they become more assertive themselves. This increase in their ability to defend themselves has a healing quality which soothes their wounds and solves their problems.

“A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.” Eric Micha’el Leventhal


The North Node in Gemini and South Node in Sagittarius are not being particularly helpful to you on a personal level, but they are making you aware of certain issues that could be a source of stress in your life. As a Scorpio, you are usually able to understand what is really going on under the surface, no matter how deeply the truth is hidden. But it is often a struggle to interpret what you see. Yet there is a sense of having to alert yourself and others to the possibility of danger. You do not want to frighten people with dramatic messages of doom and gloom, but you do wish to warn them that things may not be what they seem. Do not try to cope with this heavy responsibility all by yourself. Continue to watch and witness but do not feel obliged to pass on the information you observe unless you feel strongly guided to do so. Read more about the Nodes, and their influence in your birth chart.


27 April Full Moon in Scorpio You could have a sense that you have reached the end of a significant phase in your life, and that a mission has been accomplished or completed. Perhaps things have been very challenging or complicated and you have earned a well-deserved rest. It is now time to relax and replenish your energy.

11 May New Moon in Taurus Set your intentions on starting something which is designed to deliver high-quality results. This is a good time to sow seeds for projects that may grow rather slowly but which ultimately will be well made and built to last.

04 November New Moon in Scorpio Set your intentions on starting something which will help to transform situations that are seriously in need of regeneration. They may appear lifeless, but – like a neglected garden – under the surface of the soil lie the seeds of renewal and rebirth.

19 November Full Moon in Taurus (Partial Lunar Eclipse) Something you have been building for a while may be nearing completion, but the final stages could take longer than expected. Don’t withdraw your commitment, as it should become clear why you had to wait for results which might be even better than you had originally anticipated.

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