Jupiter's transit of Scorpio (October 10th, 2017 - November 8th, 2018) will take expansion to a new level. The sign associated with sex, death, taboos and transformation will be hit with a depth charge. All sorts of dark stuff will rise to the surface. Internal growth will be the theme - the growth of buried issues, secrets and inner power.
Scorpio is about extremes. Is ___ forbidden? Great! Scorpio wants the truth that lies beyond the fears, and sometimes this means burning the whole thing to the ground and rising from the ashes. Ultimately, Scorpio wants you to come out stronger, because you've faced The Worst. You gain power by losing it - you confront your limits, allow something to die, and become empowered by moving through the whole experience and learning from it. Jupiter may initially expand The Worst, so you can no longer deny it. You'll be taken to your limit, as Jupiter encourages addiction, obsession or destructive behaviour.
Problems will arise if you get stuck in the "burn it down" phase. If you don't have a strategy for moving on, Jupiter in Scorpio can become the whirlpool that sucks you in.
However, for some, there may be no showdown with the Shadow, just a massive hit of success based on some previously intelligent moves (regarding finances or security needs). Scorpio is about resourcefulness, and when its energy is used properly, there can be an increase (Jupiter) in personal power.
Many people associate Taurus with all money matters, but Scorpio is about what you share with others. This includes other people's money. So this transit may bring big financial gains or losses. How have you been spending/investing, in the context of what you owe or share? Does someone else hold the purse strings?
And of course, Scorpio is about sex. More precisely, merging with another. What is gained or lost during intimacy (including control) will be important. This transit may bring more sex. But. Will more sex be about you trusting and exploring taboos in a healthy, consensual way? Or will it be a compulsion that takes you down a dark road? In both scenarios, you give up your power. I'm sure you can figure out which is healthier.
Consider the positives and negatives of Scorpio. Then, imagine these things getting bigger.
- courage gained from confronting ugly truths
- fearless intimacy and passion
- uncovering layers of inner strength
- transformation after hitting bottom
- savvy management of shared financial resources
- remaining stuck in habitual dark dramas
- hitting bottom and staying there
- attraction to destructive people/situations
- more debt
Whatever happens, Jupiter in Scorpio wants you to give it your all. Total commitment. This is how you will capitalize on any successes that come your way. And this is how you will make your way forward if things get ugly.
This doesn't mean losing all sense of self-preservation and destroying yourself (unless you really want to). It means total commitment to looking at the secret, speaking the unspeakable, owning your Shadow or allowing the rotting situation to die. Then, you'll swim to the surface.