Ready, set, launch! Tuesday arrives with a solar eclipse in Scorpio, rocketing you into orbit and sending one of your personal ideas into the stratosphere. If Saturns move into your sign on October 5 didnt bring the fresh start you were hoping for, this eclipse could mark your liftoff date. Eclipses tend to speed up results and illuminate that which is hidden in the shadows. You might just see the perfect opening for your ascent, one that was sitting undetected under your nose for quite some time. This eclipse is the first in a two-year series that will touch on the Scorpio-Taurus axis, evoking changes and developments in both the personal and partnership realms. No more sitting on the fence when it comes to going after your dreams. Youll be catapulted forward into growth this week, but youll also be required to let go of that which no longer serves you. Out with the old, in with the new. Theres no turning back, or even looking back nostalgically, when you decide to barrel forward now. Dont be afraid to fly solo on some of these missions. Your independent ventures get a boost from Tuesdays eclipse and you could make quite a name for yourself over the coming six months. On April 25, 2013, a corresponding lunar eclipse will prime you for bringing in partners, as youll have developed your vision enough to welcome a collaborator by then. A leadership position may be offered to you, which youre well suited to take on. Go ahead and leap, Scorpio. What you dont already know, youll learn along the way. Theres only one downer in the mix. Mercury, which is retrograde (backwards) from November 6-26, scoots back into Scorpio on Wednesday for the duration of the retrograde. You may feel incredibly misunderstood for the next couple weeks, frustrated about peoples inability to hear where youre coming from. Although you are being prodded into the public eye by the eclipse, Mercury retrograde will force you to do some inner work, possibly retreating to your private lair to work through these issues. Your own confidence could dip with this Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, despite other peoples belief in you. While its fine to think things through, dont doubt yourself. If you can wait until after the 26th to present ideas publically, great, but if thats not an option, youll have to push through. If youre making an actual presentation, bring a supportive friend or coworker along who will cheer you on from the back of the room and hold things down like an anchor so you can let go and work your magic without worrying about the details, like working the slide projector. Youre stronger than youre giving yourself credit for, Scorpio. While this Mercury-eclipse week will force you to examine your own shadows, learning what trips you up will help you avoid future missteps. On Saturday, go-getter Mars moves into Capricorn and your social third house until December 25. While youll be celebrating your independence, Mars will inspire you to seek out kindred spirits and pair up on short-term ventures or ones that are more lighthearted and social (anyone want to start a 90s redux grunge band or saucy all girl R&B group?). Your intellectual curiosity is piqued and youll need more mental stimulation. Form a book club or discussion group, hang out on the lecture circuit. This Mars phase blesses you with the gift of gab, giving you stellar sales skills and sharpening the power of your pen. If youre a writer, you might use Mars energy to pen a short story, become a near-celebrity in the Twitterverse with your witty 140-character quips, type a flurry of timed blog posts, or get to work on the next great American novel.