If you’re like me, you’re in need of a little good news, especially considering the precarious state of the nation. This month, you’re in luck: Two major planets, Mercury and Mars, are finally going direct in November. Mercury, the communication and travel ruler, stationed direct on November 3; Mars, the planet governing fiery energy in all forms (including sexual), turns direct on November 13. After those long retrograde periods, the planets will usher in much-needed forward movement this month no matter what.
As we make the seasonal transition from fall into winter, we’ve also entered the astrological season of Scorpio. This water sign has not one but two planetary rulers: Mars, the forceful god of war that also fuels our sex drive, and Pluto, which governs the underworld of rebirth, transformation, and death. Scorpio is symbolized by the scorpion which, if attacked, will definitely sting. But you won’t have to worry about that because Scorpios are dedicated and loyal friends, adoring both platonic and romantic intimacy.
Now, Scorpios do have an intense side that can occasionally make them a bit obsessive. But hey, that’s a small price to pay considering they are passionate about everything they love and have a long-standing reputation for being experts in the sack! Just beware of Scorpio’s voracious curiosity for bodies and how they work. It’s all fine unless it turns into a preoccupation with the dark side.