From Ophira and Tali Edut, The Astrotwins.
It’s showtime, Scorpio! The Sun is blazing a fiery trail through your sign until November 21, putting your desires and passion projects front and center. Enough focusing on other people—this month is prime time to prioritize Numero Uno. It’s about time, too. On September 9, expansive Jupiter began its 13-month journey through Libra and your twelfth house of rest, sacrifice and healing. You haven’t exactly been a ball of energy since then—in fact, you may be tired and foggy in ways that are quite out of character for you. This lower-key vibe WILL continue until October 10, 2017—and you’ll probably even learn to like it. So right now, a solar-powered boost is welcome!
One good reason to put yourself first, Scorpio? Fiery and assertive Mars will visit Aquarius from November 8-December 19, heating up your fourth house of home, family and emotional security. Your household could become a hotbed of holiday season stress if you aren’t careful. So don’t minimize the risks of offering the sleeper sofa to a demanding or difficult relative. People’s quirks are magnified when they’re your house guests, and a “slightly irritating” tic could become grounds for a screaming match when said tic encroaches upon your sacred personal space. The same advice applies if you’re thinking of visiting family. Get a hotel or an Airbnb, because you’ll soak up the stress like a sponge.
Relationships get their crowning moment on November 14, when a Taurus full moon—also a potent supermoon—illuminates your seventh house of committed partnerships and interpersonal affairs. This is a key opportunity to balance your relationships if things have been off-kilter. Have an honest, no-BS conversation, keeping the emotion out of it and focusing on your common intention of harmony and mutual respect. With U.S. election season finally in the rearview now, a lot of hurt feelings and frayed nerves have been left in its wake. Do you need to extend an olive branch for your own harsh words? Just do it. Single Scorpios could meet someone with long-term potential today. A budding attraction or a developing bond could also volley into official terrain. Could a holiday proposal be forthcoming? Stay tuned! Full moons can also bring endings and transitions, so for some, this lunation could herald a parting of ways. Whatever the case, the line is clear: You’re either in or you’re out.
Drama that’s been brewing since mid-June starts to die down on November 19, when hazy Neptune ends a five-month retrograde through Pisces and your flamboyant, lusty fifth house. A passionate connection may have gone off the rails, or driven you crazy with mixed messages and come-here-now-go-away changes. Even normally reliable partners could have acted flaky, and your own sexual desire ran hot and cold. A creative project could have stalled or taken some infuriating twists and turns. Now, Neptune resumes direct (forward) motion, helping to clarify your thinking and dial down the theatrics. If you need to express yourself, you’ll be able to in a less reactionary or inflammatory way.
Further stability arrives on November 21, when the Sun enters Sagittarius and your grounded second house for a month. Money, work and security are your focus now, so make that last year-end push at the office and get ‘er done (hello, holiday bonus!). While you might not be ready to draft your New Year’s resolutions, you can start to identify what you DON’T want to bring into 2017. The Sun here helps outline your priorities. You might take a macro look at your weekly calendar. Are there recurring commitments that just don’t light you up? Even if they include things you “should” do—like working out with a trainer—if they’re not inspiring you, consider that it’s an energy drain. You don’t necessarily have to quit your personal training sessions, but you could ask to switch up the workouts, or take a break and try another form of movement. Similarly, if a zillion small obligations (running the bake sale, walking the dog three times a day, chairing a committee) keep becoming your excuse for not working on your passion project, it’s time to scale back. The interruptions add up—so take command and carve out ample, non-negotiable time to work on your dreams.
Thanksgiving Day alert! If you’re in the U.S., November 24 is supposed to be a time of gathering with loved ones to bond and binge, but this year’s starmap comes with a warning label. Your ruler, calculating Pluto, will form a tense square to magnifier Jupiter, which could bring a major conflict or a passive-aggressive meltdown. Secretive Pluto is in your communication sector, while outspoken Jupiter is in your twelfth house of hidden agendas. Under these caustic skies, you could get a rising sense that something is “off” or even being kept from you.
A relative, possibly a sibling, could make comments that feel tinged with a hint of aggression. Yet, when you call them on it, they keep insisting that nothing’s wrong. The climate is ripe for some good old-fashioned gaslighting, so don’t let someone make you feel like you’re acting “crazy” when really, they are! Scorpio, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so shield your field by consciously NOT engaging with button-pushers, and walking away from undermining people.
A day to restore your own sanity arrives on November 29, when the Sagittarius new moon lights up your second house of work, money and stability. Take a deep breath. Get centered. Remember your worth and your power—and that they are NOT reliant on what anyone else thinks of you. From this self-affirming place, set some intentions for what you’d like to build and manifest in the coming six months. An exciting career or financial opportunity could also come your way—or you might be inspired to start putting the word out that you’re looking for clients, positions or new possibilities. Just notes that this new moon will form a dicey square to escapist Neptune in your dramatic fifth house. Don’t destabilize yourself or do something rash just because you’re looking for excitement. And on the flip side, don’t get SO concerned with material security that you silence your own need for creative expression and fulfillment. Try to seek a balance between passion and a proper paycheck!