Horoscopes for the week of Oct. 17, 2017 to Oct. 30, 2017:

I’m calling you, Scorpio. From the sea of human suffering. We all get lost in it from time to time. We play so close to the infinite and tumultuous sea of emotion — where waves of ecstasy, bliss and tragedy flow side by side — that sometimes we fall right in. If you look deep enough into the stars at night, you can see the same. The black abyss, intermingled with sparkling points of beautiful light. Can we get confused about who we are in this sea? Can we get lost there, not remembering who we are, or how we ever ended up in this place?

Imagine the eternal optimist in the face of every fact that tries to prove otherwise. Imagine the boat captain, who slips deep into the bowels of his ship, when the storm reaches its climax, because that’s the only place where the crashing waves don’t seem to hit so hard. It’s the balance point, right above the keel at the very middle of the hull. A weightless point where, if he gets it just right, he can pretend the storm isn’t there anymore.

The captain could stay there forever, never to emerge, and eventually, he’d sink with his ship. But that’s not what happens this time. In the peace of this space, he gets a glimpse of truth, of inspiration (of God?). It lights his flame again, and he wakes right up. He remembers where he is, and he climbs up to the deck of the ship to take the helm. The storm has passed, the Sun is bridging the horizon in the distance. It warms his heart, and all he can do is cry the tears he was holding back during that long, cold and stormy night.

Later, on shore, he meets with his landlubber friends and says, “It’s hard to believe how we can emerge from such a deep and dangerous place and live to tell the tale.”

Is there anything you’re feeling that needs to see the light of day, Scorpio? Is there any part of you that yearns to express its individuality? The New Moon, On Oct. 19, 2017, happens in your Twelfth House. This house symbolizes the dark and stormy night voyage of the sailor — trapped in the emotional waters of the ocean, not knowing where they will lead. With the stars blacked out, he doesn’t know where his Northpoint is. Maybe he’s blinded by the tears of knowing that his suffering is no different from anyone else’s, and we’re all in this boat together?

But the New Moon brings the spark of initiation. It’s a burst of energy. A wake up to individual expression. A “coming out to smell the roses.” The ability to rise up as a unique individual — right out of the confusion and disorganization.

Try listening for the yearning, found deep in your chest, this Thursday. And during days that follow, take five to fifteen minutes here and there (or just some time that feels appropriate) to be quiet and alone. State your OWN choice. What YOU want. Say it like this “I want to _______.” “I wish to _______.” Keep your choice simple, and feel the power that you have to take action.

This horoscope is based on your Sun Sign. In addition to the Sun, there are nine other planets and countless more points of astrological interest that describe you personally. If you want to learn more about your unique birth chart — and the current Astrological aspects affecting you — click the link for your personalized Astrology reading with Jeremy Alan.