Scorpio (October 22nd to November 21st)

This Tuesday, a day named after the god of war in the Romance languages and our Nordic-influenced English, we have a showdown between Mars (classic god of war) and Pluto (god of the underworld). It’s a pretty big deal, if only because those are the two planets that most astrologers associate with being the patrons of your sign. You’re going to have to be willing to struggle, and perhaps endure a little hardship, to demonstrate the purity of your desire and intention. That’s what’s on tap for this week. Your heart’s desire may require all of your intensity now, but none of your fear. Fear dirties up the purity of your desires now. Fear is what will put it farther away from you. Fear is doubting your purpose. You only have reason for that if you’re doing something out of spite or the lowest part of yourself. 

Samuel F. Reynolds is a NYC-based astrologer. His personal consultations have been described as “healing” and “brilliantly insightful.” He’s offering special, recorded 1-hour consultations for $75 for readers, in person or by phone/Skype. For more info, visit, write [email protected] or follow him on Twitter at @sfreynolds.