As 2017 starts its outbound journey, life has gotten pretty surreal. This year has packed its fair share of plot twists, intrigue, and shady dealings. But where is it all leading? Is there a method to this madness? Could relief be in sight?
Buckle up, because November could bring some clarity, both to our personal lives and the world stage.
For starters, global Jupiter is settling in to its first full month in Scorpio. The planetary truth-teller dove into the sign of sex, mystery, and power on October 10, launching a 13-month probe that will last until November 8, 2018. On a personal level, an era of self-discovery and powerful mergers is under way, so how can we blend our energies for mutual good and gain?
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the mythological god of the underworld. It's also the sign that rules collusion—the "shadow side" of Scorpionic merging. In news headlines, outspoken Jupiter has already dredged up everything from Harvey Weinstein's chilling sexual assaults to Paul Manafort’s indictment on #MuellerMonday. Conversations around power, consent, and violence are making headlines. Some of it has gotten intense and triggering. Many people are feeling a complex cocktail of emotions—if not out-and-out triggered—as silent taboos break.
With the Sun also in Scorpio until November 21, this is the tip of a pretty large iceberg—one that threatens to break off and flood us with the truth. And with assertive Mars in Libra, the sign of justice, from October 22 to December 9, we can expect more activism like the #MeToo hashtag, along with some intense legal developments.
Relationships will also take center stage as Mars emboldens us to get more authentic with the closest people in our lives. Mars is in an uncomfortable "detriment" while in Libra, so watch for passive-aggressive moves. Don’t water down your message or point fingers. Mars in Libra wants us to own our choices and speak up—even if it rocks the boat.