Imagine, for a moment, that we are living in a time before electricity, before any artificial light. Perhaps the stars hold some fascination as they blink on each evening, or the moon’s changing phases may be something you track.
But when an eclipse occurs – a sudden darkness in the middle of day, as if a shadow passes over the sun – this would not be just a vague curiosity. It would likely make us stop everything and pay attention. This is precisely the astrological significance of an eclipse.
Eclipses occur at New Moons (Solar Eclipse) and Full Moons (Lunar Eclipse) along the axis of two opposing signs, staying in the same pair of signs for approximately 18 months. For example, this particular eclipse cycle has been active since January 2022 and it has been in the signs of Taurus and Scorpio, and it will stay in these signs until July 2023.
Eclipses are indicative of massive, unforeseen, and sudden change. They tend to herald dramatic breakthroughs to really get us moving, shaking us out of any semblance of complacency or “stuckness” we have in our lives. When something unusual happens near an eclipse, know that it is happening for a reason. Like a physical eclipse, expect new insight into the darkness where we are capable of confronting our “shadow” side more readily, helping us to do things we may have never thought we could.
This particular Eclipse season will be felt quite intensely by all fixed signs: Taurus and Scorpio, of course, but also Leo and Aquarius.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25th is likely to bring about a sudden new beginning, especially in the realm of secrecy and revealing what is hidden. We also are more likely to see Solar Eclipses reflected on the global stage, affecting heads of state and other celebrities. This is likely to be a “friendly” time for water signs - Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 8th is likely to be a time of release and letting go of attachments, in particular to outdated ideas about money and security. Learning to trust that there is only so much we can control and cling to is sure to be a major theme of this eclipse. This sudden shift could work in the favor of earth signs - Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Pay attention to whatever sudden news or changes you may experience near these two eclipses. They may harken back to April 30th or May 15th of this year. Eclipses tend to highlight a particular theme in our lives, so if we anticipate what area of our life is likely to be affected, we may be able to ease its intensity. The last cycle of these eclipses occurs in April and May of 2023, so stay tuned!