November 16th's open vibe will be enhanced by Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto (at 11 degrees Capricorn). The sextile is quiet, so this one-day aspect suggests quiet reassurance for Mercury in Scorpio's truth-telling agenda. Pluto (power and transformation) rules Scorpio, so it's got Mercury's back. You could discover something (Mercury in Scorpio loves to dig for secrets) that confirms what you knew all along, while subtly boosting your position of strength. You could say what everyone is thinking, and receive their covert approval.
But on November 17th, Mercury gets tripped up with a tense inconjunct to Uranus Rx (at 13 degrees Aries). There's friction between the deep conversation (Mercury in Scorpio) and the impatient rush to get on with it (Uranus). Or, you could delve too deep, and say the wrong thing. Uranus plus Mercury releases liberating/shocking information. As always with the inconjunct, you must juggle both energies. Don't shy away from the deeper truth, but don't get stuck in an obsessive knot of thinking. Drop the bomb (or be the recipient of the surprising truth), and then move on, ASAP. Fortunately, Mercury will also be trining Chiron Rx (Wounded Healer) in Pisces on this same day, suggesting that no matter how bumpy the conversations are, or what surprises you uncover, the overall impact will be like lancing a wound. Mercury is the sharp object that pierces the infection, and allows the healing to begin.
Throughout all this, we have the Sun in Scorpio moving towards a conjunction with Saturn (reality) at 25 degrees, from November 16th to 18th. This may bring up an echo of the Venus/Saturn conjunction, or there may be another reality check/finish line. This could be an official confirmation, or a limit that compels you to look at the only thing that matters. Saturn focuses and crystallizes, and when it's activated in Scorpio, it's like hitting bottom in a deep, cold lake. What's down there? The Sun is a more general influence than Venus. The house position of transiting Sun/Saturn (in your chart) is very important to put this aspect in context.
If you have a birthday from November 15th to 19th, this conjunction will be part of your Solar Return. Use it to get serious about the area of life indicated by the house position of this conjunction (in your Solar Return chart). This aspect insists that you take responsibility, or take on the mantle of authority.
If you have natal/progressed planets, angles or Nodes from:
- 10 to 12 degrees Capricorn or Scorpio, you'll feel the sextile
- 12 to 14 degrees Aries or Scorpio, you'll feel the inconjunct
- 12 to 14 degrees of Water signs, you'll feel the trine
- 22 to 26 degrees of the Fixed signs, you'll feel the conjunction