Venus floated into Sagittarius early this morning, ending her time in Scorpio. Our relationships and overall socializing moves from an emphasis on depth to breadth - just in time for the holidays.
The Scorpionic vibe won't dissipate all that quickly, however. Jupiter, the planet that 'rules' Sagittarius, is in Scorpio until deep into next year. That means that as planets traverse the sign of the archer they will be getting messages from their host in the more emotionally-oriented sign of the scorpion.
Still, we'll feel things lighten up a bit. With Venus in Sagittarius, we'll be more inclined to get out and have some fun. It helps that this is also the weekend of the full moon in Gemini, as that always holds potential for a good time.
In general, over the next few weeks we'll be feeling less protective (or reactive) and more open to new experiences. A bit of exploration - even if it's just taking a new way home from the grocery store or trying a new cuisine when you go out to eat - is likely to be very appealing.
At the collective level, we're likely to find that the wave of sexual abuse scandals (or reports, or allegations...) has reached a peak. It's not that the issue is going to disappear anytime soon, but it may not be the lead story on the news each day. It will take us a long time to unpack the revelations that have emerged over the past few months, and Venus in Sagittarius will help us to take an overview of the issues.