This is a holiday week in America, with Thanksgiving on Thursday, associated with the cornucopia, horn of plenty. I was just reading about cornucopians described as futurists who believe there will always be enough, for the growing population of the Earth. I could count myself a cornucopian, but ONLY when nothing goes to waste or stagnates as toxic pollution. For example, it's difficult for me to throw good organic skins and peels in the trash, knowing they will fertilize my garden.
Scorpio is too often seen as the dead-end sign of death, when it signifies the entire process of birth-death and rebirth. From seed to fruiting plant to decay and transformation through composting. The decomposing past becomes the nourishment for what's emerging.
These are the last few days of Sun in Scorpio, but the Plutonian (Scorpio's ruler) themes of regeneration are settling in. Saturn is in Scorpio, for teachings on this, so we gain skills in the art of transforming what's dead and toxic in our lives. This spiritual fermenting process has a happy end result -- we freshen our own inner waters, and gain wisdom from having plunged the depths.
This can be a heavy month, with the Sun waning and dark days, not to mention all the dark news. The Sun into Sagittarius at mid week (Nov 21st) brings with it social release, movement and a turning outward. And yet, Venus makes its ingress into Scorpio the same day. We take pleasure in bypassing small talk, to what's really pressing on the heart and soul. Venus is trine to Neptune on Thanksgiving, casting a mood when even if raw truths expose old wounds, the better angels of our nature are encouraged to prevail.
Things potentially go hot on Friday (November 23) with the Mars square to Uranus. In archetypal terms, the family rebel gets into it with the defenders of the "way things are." Some clashes could echo the bigger themes of our time -- the fierce struggle to maintain the status quo vs. the shocking reality that new days are upon us. Melody Scott Zindell writes on the week's energies: "As if it hasn't already felt like things are exploding in every direction with drama and trauma around the world - and things will continue to worsen. It is what is meant to be and needs to happen at this point - part of the death and rebirth period we are in collectively. But we are ready!"
I love her bright optimism, with this suggestion in these trying times: "And if we look deeply inside, we can in true Scorpio fashion look within and beyond the shadow feelings to see the beauty, creativity and love that we are. May we radiate this divine beauty outward."
I'm grateful for so much this year, though it hasn't been easy, that's for sure! I'm looking forward to some nourishment, of being with family, but also a solo road trip (this is soul food for me!). I'll be on a holiday schedule this week, so let me sincerely wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.Photographer's Choice/Getty Images