You've been through the romantic ringer during the past few years, Scorpio! At this point you're just ready to land somewhere safe and sound -- preferably in the arms of a solid and loving partner! You're craving stability and security like mad, but you're starting to learn that the real rootedness you seek is within. No more giving your power away -- been there, done that! You're becoming a total tower of strength, and that is damn sexy to potential partners (or if you're already committed, to your current beloved.) In any case, you're still being tested on your devotion and tolerance levels in romantic relationships. Intimacy is what you most desire, Scorpio, but that doesn't come easily while Saturn is still rocking your stars. You've got to face all of your demons -- and then some -- if you want your relationship to survive and deepen.
Mars (your ruling planet) is going to be in the sign of relationships for the entire first half of the year, putting a major emphasis on partnering. Mars shows where and how we direct our energy. So while Mars spends an unusually long time in the sign of harmony and coupling, your focus is going to be on finding the beauty and balance with significant others. In March, Mars will go retrograde until May, asking you to revisit old relationship patterns. There's a huge emphasis on peace, equality and negotiation. Mars is not a happy camper in the sign of Libra because it feels compromised to assert its will, and thus passive-aggressive measures could take over. It's harder to be direct with your beloved this year because of the emphasis on harmony and cooperation. You're afraid to rock the boat. The plus side is that you're learning to see the point of view of your partners before demanding that you have it your way or the highway. The downside is that you're feeling like you can't directly assert what you want or need as things come up, which could lead to later explosions that totally blindside your partner. Not to worry, Scorpio. In July you'll be back in your fiery power as Mars enters his home turf until September.