An intense week ahead, with Venus in Libra as the main player.
Today (November 16th) she conjuncts Black Moon Lilith (at 9 degrees) which confronts the desire to make others happy with Lilith's untethered sexuality and anger.
The Venus/Libra vibe of wanting to be loved is powered up by BML's anger at being the perpetual outsider. She hates being rejected or cast out...even though she could never submit to the rules. This can create a stew of jealousy, as the social dance is subverted. Watch for "polite" competition (that's quite poisonous underneath), or moments of comparison where someone is undermined.
And Venus is approaching that square to Pluto in Capricorn (at 13 degrees) exact on November 20th. Pluto's drive for power and status will intensify things even more, with fear-driven crises. Every square creates a crisis, even if it's a small moment. Venus square Pluto wants something badly, but the outcome is not assured. So she pulls out all the stops. There's potential for seduction that can be quite effective, but also destructive.
And that's where the trouble starts. You or someone else want something/someone, and it really matters. It will feel like all sorts of essential things are at stake (a relationship, self-esteem, status). Know that the more intensely something is desired, the greater the fear that it will be lost.
Pluto and Lilith are the blinkers, blocking peripheral vision and keeping you focused (obsessed) on your goal. The Sun/Mercury conjunction at 24 degrees Scorpio (from November 16th to 17th) echoes that compression, with a laser beam that illuminates one truth in the shadows. But that beam will be so narrow that the shard of information you uncover may be totally out of context. Nothing else will be illuminated. Scorpio fixates without understanding the bigger picture.
As mentioned in this week's horoscopes, the ingress of Mercury (on November 20th) and the Sun (on November 22nd) into Sagittarius will provide some much needed perspective. After the implosion, the shift to Sagittarius will rip the blinkers off and put everything into context. And, Venus will build to an opposition with Uranus Rx (at 16 degrees Aries) from November 21st to 23rd. Watch for unsettling clarity that spins things around 180 degrees. Venus will also be inconjuncting Chiron Rx in Pisces on November 23rd, which will expose some vulnerabilities.
This won't just involve sex and romance. Any relationship (where power and gender dynamics are at play) will be impacted.
November 16th to 23rd will demand a lot, especially if you have anything from 8 to 17 degrees of the Cardinal signs. You'll start out in a vise of extreme focus, squinting at something in the shadows. And then the curtains will be wrenched open, and the situation will be flooded with daylight. Everything that happens (in the shadows and the light) will be true. But the initial Scorpio/Pluto driven discovery will only be one piece. How you react to that one piece will be key, and if you can avoid extreme or manipulative behaviour, you'll handle the flood of clarity much better. What you do in the shadows will be illuminated.
Positive potential? The transition from Scorpio to Sagittarius (and Pluto to Uranus) will allow you to dig deep, then look up. You can get a grip on every possible angle of a situation, and use that understanding. Change will be non-negotiable (sorry Libra). But if you resist the urge to go all out in one direction (driven by fear) and then madly scramble in the other direction (driven by panic) you'll find your balance point. And this could put you in a position of power.