Today Mars ingresses into Scorpio, its own domicile, after spending six weeks in Libra—the sign of its antithesis or detriment. Now moving into its home sign, Mars returns to the resources it needs to function well, to take action, to be direct, and to pursue what it desires. The courage of Mars in Scorpio is deeply self-reflexive. Mars in Scorpio is keenly aware of its most vulnerable places, and is ready to guard and protect those places, but also capable of sharing these most vulnerable depths with those who are worthy to hold our stories. Mars can also finally offer reception to Mercury and the Sun in Scorpio. We may gain new perspective or understanding regarding what these last several weeks have been teaching us. The Moon in Leo makes beautiful successive trines to Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius. As the Moon in Leo asks us to show up as our most authentic selves, these aspects to both benefics may feel like waves of support and radiant joy in the experience of allowing more of ourselves to be seen. Brené Brown writes, “Authenticity is a daily practice … Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving—even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it.” What if you allowed yourself to love more wholeheartedly today and let yourself feel the joy that life is making available to you? As the Moon moves into a square to the Sun in Scorpio, we enter the waning quarter phase of this lunation. As we integrate what we’ve been learning since the New Moon in Scorpio on October 27, there might be more to release, surrender, or let go. The Moon then ingresses into Virgo and immediately into a sextile to Mars in Scorpio. We may feel the drive to take action that optimizes the processes in which we are engaged. What might need to adapt or change in order to be in better alignment with well-being?