Our planet earth orbits around the Sun, but as seen from earth, the Sun appears to spend the year moving through each of the zodiac signs in turn before returning to the starting point and beginning over again.
These are the astrological Sun transits or solar transits. You’re probably familiar with your own Sun sign, but as the Sun travels through each of the Sun signs in turn, our focus slightly shifts with it.
In astrology, when the Sun transits Scorpio, the qualities and traits associated with the zodiac sign Scorpio become more important to all of us, regardless whether or not our own Sun sign happens to be Scorpio on our natal charts.
Scorpio is associated with passion, resourcefulness, secrecy and emotional intensity in astrology, as well as jealousy, vengefulness and resentment. Scorpio energies are typically rather misunderstood, but it’s safe to say that this is powerful energy which can be used for good or for ill.
When the Sun transits Scorpio, everything we do is tinged with the intensity of Scorpio—there are no half measures here, for better or for worse.
One of the traits Scorpio is known for in astrology is its ability to uncover what is hidden and to dig deep—uncomfortably deep, at times.
During the Sun in Scorpio transit, we’re likely to see a drive to uncover the truth, or indeed to manipulate the truth for one’s own ends. There are many varieties of truth out there, and this is never more clear than when the Sun shines from Scorpio.
Horoscopes: How Does the Sun in Scorpio Transit Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Each Sun sign will experience the Sun in Scorpio transit differently, depending on where the planets are in the individual’s own natal chart, but all signs will sense a need to apply passion and resourcefulness to the job at hand—and some will be easily moved to anger and jealousy too.
You can use the Sun in Scorpio transit each year to delve deeply into what moves you the most.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The emotional Sun in Scorpio transit gives you an outlet for your emotions, Aries, and you can now wear your heart on your sleeve in a way that you try to avoid normally. Open up emotionally and use the energy of this transit to seek therapy for any long-held trauma or sorrow.
Your normal Aries ambition and drive, coupled with Scorpio’s resourcefulness, will help you enormously in matters of self-improvement now.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The Sun in Scorpio transits your love zone, Taurus, so love is certainly high in your thoughts right now. This is intensely passionate energy, which could be great news – but remember, there’s a thin line between passion and anger.
Be sure that you’re not trying to control or your partner and stay very far away from using sex as a weapon. You may need to control your manipulative jealousy at this time too.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The Scorpio Sun shines its considerable light on your health zone, Gemini, bringing you a burst of vitality and positivity. Whatever your physical or mental health issues, now is the time to work on getting them sorted out.
Scorpio energy is quite fearless in its own way, so make those appointments you’ve been putting off and start getting to the bottom of what ails you.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The Scorpio Sun transit highlights your creativity, Cancer, and now you can unleash your empathy and your emotions on an artistic and creative front. Art therapy of any kind will be hugely beneficial to you now.
This is also an exciting time for your love life, particularly if you’re dating or in a new relationship. Passion and magnetism soar, and there’s a sting of spice here too. Beware of playing with fire, however, unless you’re prepared to be burnt.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During Sun Transit Scorpio
This Sun in Scorpio transit powers through your family zone, Leo. Any resentment or jealousies within the family could well explode during this period, so tread lightly with all those concerned.
However, remember that arguments are not necessarily all bad. Better to let feelings out than to keep them penned up inside. On a more positive note, this is an excellent time for family history research or genealogy.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During Sun Transit Scorpio
When the Sun is in Scorpio, your thirst for knowledge is activated, Virgo. You’ll love researching and learning during this period, and you may well develop a brand-new obsessive interest – nothing wrong with that, provided it’s legal!
There’s a boost to your communication skills here too but be aware that your words can wound as well as heal. Choose them wisely and use them gently.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The Sun in Scorpio shines from your financial zone, Libra. On the one hand, the Sun’s power should help you to increase your income, but, importantly, there’s a lot of emphasis here on inner resources such as skills and abilities rather than external financial resources.
Re-think your attitude to money and use the power of the Sun in Scorpio to start a gratitude journal for your many blessings.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Sun Transit Scorpio
With the Sun now in your own sign, you can own all that is Scorpio. Your full-on emotional intensity can help others at the moment, especially since you’re not afraid to say things others shy away from.
During this period, take the lead and show the world what you’ve got. You have an innate, strong-willed understanding of what is necessary now, so shine your light and allow us to follow.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The Sun in Scorpio transit highlights your spiritual zone and your spiritual values, Sagittarius. Expect some unsettling experiences, especially if until now you’ve been somewhat skeptical about the spiritual world.
You’re being called to seek your own spiritual truth – do not be afraid to depart from the tradition you were brought up in if it no longer resonates with you.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The Scorpio Sun shines from your community zone, Capricorn, bringing you a great deal of charisma in this area. People are taking notice of you, so be sure that you’re speaking words which matter.
Watch out for a desire to manipulate or betray others, however, even if you think it’s for the greater good. Your motives matter now more than ever, so take the higher path.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20– February 17) During Sun Transit Scorpio
The Scorpio Sun is transiting your career zone, Aquarius, bringing a burst of energy and positivity to your working life. Now is a good time to ask for – and expect to get – a promotion or other kind of recognition.
However, if things are not going well at work, your resentment may make life very difficult for you. If you are forced to make a choice, choose the path your heart illuminates for you.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Sun Transit Scorpio
Your travel zone lights up under the light of the Scorpio Sun, and your imagination will soar if you can encounter new places and new faces.
If you’re restricted in any way from the freedom you crave, however, your fury will slowly and secretively mount. Find whatever outlet you can for all this energy, Pisces, otherwise you’ll have a pressure cooker situation on your hands.
*Note: The exact date and time the Sun enters Scorpio will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before the Sun entered Scorpio in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is October 22, 2020 @ 23:00.