Today we have the Sun grouped up with Venus and the Node, which can lead us into these moments of gravity. Where we might look at our direction and our wants and discover it's not exactly the path we want to be on. These sorts of things can hit harder, but maybe they need to. I've had a couple different friends experience earthquakes in the last week or two, and they're the types of things that shake you and wake you up. If you're in a daze, it can be a little jarring, but you snap to and immediately take note of where you are. This energy works quite a bit like that.
At times like this, you have to ask yourself if you're answering the call. Are you doing the things you need to in order to position yourself for future successes? Are you making the right decisions? Are you getting involved in the things you need to be getting involved in? People like to say "right place, right time", but if you're not in the right place, or it's the wrong time, then things can go awry.
Ultimately, with five planets retro, it's likely to seem as though things are moving backwards instead of forwards. But as you step backwards, further from the goal, it lets you get a broader perspective. Maybe you see a path that wasn't there before. Maybe you see where you made a mistake the first time around. These aren't the most pleasant transits to deal with, but they offer the potential for growth and to learn from mistakes. This is a chance for corrective actions and to reestablish the path you want to set out upon. Embrace these opportunities when they come. It might not be easy, but there will be plenty to learn along the way. Best of luck.
The Daily Horoscope for Scorpio...
Putting yourself in position to obtain knowledge doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to. It's like if you walk into a high-level class for Mandarin, but you don't speak a word, you're not going to pick anything up. So the key for you is to build slowly and surely, starting with the basics. Additionally, you're not going to osmose ideas into your mind - you need to be engaged with things you're learning and find ways to use them practically. This is a transit where practicing over and over again has strong benefits.