There is nothing gentle about these astrological breezes: they're gale-force and packed with energy that can be used for better or worse. If you know you already face a challenge, create a positive mind-set in which to meet it: great things can come out of events now but it will be just as easy to pull the plug on a project or a relationship which will prove detrimental to your progress. If in doubt, say nothing! Work is the focus for much of the astrology, and the more prepared you are for the unexpected and the controversial, the better. Scorpio prefers to be the agent of its own change but just occasionally you have to allow the universe to do its job.