I do believe the game-changing events that occurred in our personal lives during the summer months of 2016, were necessary to prepare us for more change on the horizon. A retrograde Mars in the sign of Scorpio, that did not station direct until June, insisted that we examine, expose, and then release those elements of ourselves that kept us in fear – elements that remained hidden beneath the surface. Meanwhile, a 90-degree angle formed between the planets Saturn and Neptune throughout the months of August and September, required many of us to navigate complex situations with uncertain outcomes, while remaining open to and trusting of the process. Then, of course, were the three eclipses that rocked our world, playing out over the span of just one month. Societal shifts that were pretty palpable occurred during this time, and are evident today.