"Hang On To Your Hat! Sun-Mars in Scorpio is no Joke." - Geoff Gronlund 🎩

November 12-18, 2023


As we traverse the New Moon in Scorpio on Monday and brace ourselves for the Sun-Mars conjunction in Scorpio on Saturday, our emotional experiences will be spotlighted and magnified, making our reactions much quicker and more volatile. I cannot stress enough how carefully we need to tread through the trenches of our relationships this week. Intensity is roaring through the etheric fields all around us, honing in on any slivers of malfunctioning behavior that needs to be sanded down and polished. After we sail through this week, we set our sights on new lands and brighter horizons to come. Ahoy, mateys!


Daily Astrology Forecast


Sunday, November 12, 2023 👇

Balsamic Moon in Scorpio opposite Jupiter in Taurus

Manifesting dreams is an alchemy of sorts, where we bring spirit into form. The only way this can occur, however, is if we are sincerely conscious of what our dreams are. Once we are confident in that sincerity, we can begin the process of materializing what we want. And part of knowing what those dreams are involves deep introspection surrounding our morals, principles, and values. We should prepare for dynamic conversations about money, sex, and the sustainability of all that matters to us.

This theme is occurring today during a balsamic Moon, which means we are reflecting upon these principles while we wrap up the complete eclipse lunation. Where did the past month take us? What did we realize and learn? Did something unexpected shake our foundations or our principles? Working through the shifts, subtle or not, that unfold during eclipse seasons requires patience, faith, compassion, and tact. How are we applying the healthiest values to our lives for where we are on our path at this time?

Monday, November 13, 2023 👇

*New Moon at 20° Scorpio (4:26am EST)*
Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus
Moon conjunct Mars in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus
Moon in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces
Moon in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn
Moon in Sagittarius square Saturn in Pisces

Yes, today is undeniably astrologically supercharged. Due to such strong influences from Mars and Uranus on this New Moon in Scorpio, we must stay patient and kind when interacting with others. The initiating drive to start anew is also strong and should undoubtedly be heeded, especially if we feel prepared and confident that the new direction is best for all involved in our lives. This initiating drive will build throughout the week, so if we stay focused on the work that needs to be done, we can make strides we have not made in a very long time.

Part of this drive is feeling the importance of the relationship lessons the previous lunation’s eclipses sought to teach us. Have we veered off course in how we approach others? Have we fallen back into our more unconscious behaviors, or have we grown more conscious of them and realized the changes we should make?

There can be a sense of foreboding today, so it would be healthy to engage with friends and loved ones to lift our spirits and help remind us that these thoughts and feelings will pass in due time. These are the kind of times when we need to lean on each other for support, guidance, and love. Just bear in mind that the work that needs to be done begins within, and no one can do that work for us. Take today’s New Moon as a blessing to embark upon a deep and resonating rebirth that can expand our perspective and invite deeper and more intimate connections.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 👇

Moon conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Venus in Libra

As Moon slips past Mercury this morning, our spirits will hopefully feel uplifted, and we might feel inspired to start planning either an exciting journey somewhere we have never been or to pursue a field of study we have been wanting to understand more. These inspirations are tied to our need to better manage and better understand our role in the relationships we are in, as well as how valuable those relationships are to us.

All the work we have done, and all the work we have yet to do, requires not just dedication, but a sincere desire to do it, however daunting or seemingly insurmountable. Maybe we will find ourselves in a conversation today that becomes the spark for initiating our journey toward that new heading we have thus far only been conceptualizing. It is an inspiring day and one that begs we open our hearts and minds up to potentials we have not considered before.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 👇

Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Venus in Libra
Moon in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

Carrying forward yesterday’s expansive inspiration surrounding the relationships we are in, today we might be assessing the importance of, and perhaps certain conflicts surrounding, the spiritual practices or philosophical concepts present within them. There could be personal needs one of us wishes to address when it comes to what we believe in, what is being neglected or forgotten, or how one of us wants to pursue our deeply personal connection to the divine.

This can be a powerful day to meditate upon this connection, even if tension or disagreements arise at some point. Conversations about this topic are sure to surface in some manner, and though there may be myriad differences of opinion, the simple act of sharing our opinions helps both parties gain a deeper and more profound understanding of where the other is coming from. We must honor and respect the beliefs and practices of others if we are to develop a more compassionate approach to life itself.

Thursday, November 16, 2023 👇

Moon in Capricorn trine Jupiter in Taurus
Moon in Capricorn square Venus in Libra

As Moon boldly graces the sign of Capricorn this morning, our day may likely be one of pragmatic productivity. Striving for achievement is the foothold that Capricorn has in the zodiac, so Moon’s transit through this sign brings that color to our lives. Its flowing and releasing aspect to expansive and materialistic Jupiter in Taurus ensures the capacity for tremendous work flow and even inspiring and enlightening moments of methodic possibilities surrounding that workflow. Are we getting to where we wish to be in our field of expertise and mentorship? Are we nurturing our reputation and prestige in that field?

Perhaps our thirst for achievement and recognition is taking too much time away from our relationships, intimate or otherwise. Are we staying in touch with our loved ones enough? Or are we disregarding others for the sake of our career and reputation? Maybe we are putting too much emphasis on trying to control the outcomes of situations our relationships. Are we too demanding of productivity and achievement from our partner? Maybe we need to relax our hold on such expectations and embrace the nameless magic of the Tao of love and forgiveness more.

Friday, November 17, 2023 👇

Mars in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces
Moon in Capricorn square Chiron in Aries
Moon in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus

Torrents of emotional baggage can flood our serene valleys today if we are not careful. Unwieldy luggage that we have carried around for decades may need to be unpacked and edited down if we are going to proceed with greater ease. The pain, the trauma, the frustrations, the abandonment, these could all be on deck today. When these days come upon us, we must be hyper-vigilant that our reactions do not overtake our emotional intelligence. Emotions are quite literally like the high seas. They are unpredictable and can be extremely ferocious and dangerous. So, please practice calm and serenity today.

These aspects, though emotionally challenging, inevitably provide growth and deeper understanding within. And while there is a good deal of volatility today, we can ground ourselves in examining the higher course of action most ideally called for. When we learn to rise like steam above the emotional stew of life, we can dissipate into thin air with our own unique and delightful scent of scrumptiousness. So, may we all practice rising above today!

Saturday, November 18, 2023 👇

*Sun conjunct Mars at 26° Scorpio*
Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
Moon in Aquarius square Jupiter in Taurus

Today is the day! Sun has been approaching Mars in Scorpio, and early this morning they perfect in a resounding shazam of intensity. As has been iterated in recent days, our reactions are at the forefront of this experience. What we lack in grace must be polished and resolved. The true magnitude of this conjunction depends upon our capacity to initiate change on such a deeply personal and grand scale. While it is incredibly difficult to make certain changes in our lives, it may be that change will be made for us whether we want to or not. We must channel our extremely amplified vital energies toward the good of all, and not just toward the good of ourselves.

Coupled with this conjunction is the monthly Moon-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, which is often a harbinger of identity transformation. This can come at the cost of tears, loss, or some experience of boundary issues, but again, ultimately we are learning, growing, and evolving toward a more enlightened and purified state of consciousness. Locking our sights on the elevated path we know we should be aligning to helps bring it to fruition so we might gracefully veer off the eroding trails behind us. When in doubt, we must trust the dusty vessels of our intuition and boldly follow it to where we belong. The show must go on!


Though the intensity of this week will surely capsize some of our ships, our fleet must carry on through the days ahead. What we go through may prove incredibly challenging, but there are always always always lessons to learn from stumbling and falling. Picking ourselves back up, helping others to get back up, and committing to our mission of elevated grace and dignity will win the day, week, month, year, and the rest of our lives. We are all in this together, and if we know the way, we must help take each other home.


Geoff brings a warm nurturing nature to his clients that helps them feel comfortable and at ease. If you would like more profound insight into how these transits are personally affecting you, you can contact Geoff for a private consultation at geoffgronlund.com.

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