October 23, 2022

Solar Eclipse October 25th

With the Solar Eclipse taking place in Scorpio, we are watchful for these possibilities; our sensitivities are increased, something hidden is exposed, and unresolved issues can surface. We can be on the look out for these qualities or events to support a deepening of awareness that points to what to let go of, and what to transform in our relationship with others, or within ourselves. With the eclipse in Scorpio situations intensify, and we are encouraged to let go and allow change.

The eclipse is conjunct Venus in Scorpio, so we seek to harmonize through emotional and passionate connections (a contradiction in itself). Scorpio’s penetrating awareness and depth can lead to new insights in relationship. As this eclipse takes place during Mars turning retrograde, our desire to harmonize is challenged by the need to assert our desires and needs.

We can imagine eclipses as dramatic tools of this solar system to surprise us, reorient us, to awakened us, in order to initiate change and get us moving. They call our attention to specific areas of our life that are ready to be revealed and transformed, and especially in the sign of transformation, Scorpio. Where does Scorpio fall in your chart? Do you have any planets from 1-3 Scorpio, or any of the other fixed signs at 1-3 degrees of Taurus, Leo or Aquarius? Watch for unexpected events that call for change, news or messages coming out of the blue, and generally something being exposed or seen that needs to be engaged with.

As we are now in the eclipse season through mid November, (the lunar eclipse takes place on November 8th, election day) when the energy can be experienced as more intense and cathartic. Often people can experience disruption, overwhelm or tiredness.

With Mercury trining stationary Mars in Gemini, ready to retrograde, it is good to take action to complete transactions before the 30th.

With Mars squaring Neptune as it stations (appears to be at a stand still before going retrograde), and goes retrograde on the 30th, the relationship between these two planets is predominate. Mars wants straight forward action with clear intention and Neptune is the planet of dreams, altered states, illusion, delusion, and imagination. Mars meets illusion, confusion, overwhelm and can’t move forward the way it intents. How can we best work with this energy? Clarity of intention, thought, and communication (the best way to proceed with Mars in Gemini) meets the planet of meditation, deeper reflection, and spiritual contemplation, Neptune in Pisces. With the square aspect, they need a new relationship to be established between them. This is a turn in the road. On a mundane level, it’s hard to get to the truth. We head into winds of deception and spin just as the election is taking place. But on the level of broader fuller consciousness we realize that there is a call to attune to deeper inner states of being, to actually see what motivates us. Then from that point, to take clearer action.

Affirmation for the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio 

“May I be attuned to my deepest needs and feelings, in order to release any obstructions to finding equanimity and inner transformation”.

Celestial Events for November

Oct 25 – Solar Eclipse, New Moon in Scorpio, 2 degrees (4 am PDT) – (see above)

Oct 27 – Jupiter re-enters Pisces – time to retreat from Aries action to contemplate and connect with the imaginative, and spiritual realms, to grow our empathy.

Oct 29 – Mercury enters Scorpio – excellent time to investigate, do research, and study our inner psychologies.

Oct 30 – Mars goes retrograde at 25 Gemini, retrograding back to 8 Gemini – forward movement slows for review and revising (For more on this powerful Mars station as it retrogrades squaring Neptune join Susan for the November 4th monthly talk on zoom, for more info)

Nov 5-6 – Venus opposes Uranus then squares Saturn – relationships meet with unexpected events and are challenged to find new grounding

Lunar Eclipse November 8th

Nov 8 – Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon – 15 Taurus/Scorpio conjunct Uranus – USA election day. (For more on this powerful and exceptional day, join Susan for her November monthly talk, Nov 4th, 9:30 am PDT) Expect the unexpected, sudden reversals, disruption, and potential breakthrough. Personally, this is a powerful degree for an eclipse in a fixed sign, known as “the Gate of the Avatar” because it is the midpoint of the season, representing the gathering and release of powerful energy and potentially higher consciousness. Under lunar eclipses something is revealed that needs to be recognized, re-experienced, and released, so that growth or advancement can take place. With Uranus next to the eclipsed Moon, the energy is quick, unsettling, often contrary to what is expected and ultimately aimed for break though. As you can see, this lunar eclipse is highlighting the Saturn Uranus square as the eclipse is squaring Saturn. It is amplifying the nature of these times we are in, where polarity and opposition are stretched to extremes. The old is being disrupted and shaken so potentially new vision can enter to lead us forward in a new way. Break down and reversal of forward progress will set the stage for greater change in the future. Personally this is a time for grounding, and opening to a larger view of the transformation that is seeking to take place.


Affirmation for the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus 

“May I be steady, attuned to my deepest values, and alert to the larger view of healing and transformation that is now being activated, personally, for the Earth and all humanity”.

Nov 8-9 – Mercury conjuncts the Sun, 16 Scorpio, opposing Uranus – when Mercury conjuncts the Sun a new message is received, with it opposing Uranus, there is unexpected messages and communications that bring change, or new ways of viewing situations

Nov 11 – The Sun squares Saturn – we experience the challenges of these times and commit to steadily focusing on what we intend to create.

Nov 14 – The Sun in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces – Attune to spiritual and imaginative possibilities, nurture your deep self

Nov 15 – Venus in Scorpio trines Jupiter in Pisces – a day that brings sweetness, abundance, and enjoyment in relationship

Nov 15 – Venus enters Sagittarius – Venus leaves intense Scorpio, and shifts into passionate and more optimistic Sagittarius, Love and relationship becomes an adventure

Nov 17 –  Mercury enters Sagittarius, after trining Jupiter on the 16th – Good news is shared and hopefulness, excellent time for teaching, studying, writing, and learning

Nov 20 – The Sun trines Jupiter – Again excellent time to teach, study, and learn. The potential for more confidence in the future. Watch taking on too much, or any other excesses

Nov 22 – The Sun enters Sagittarius – The Sun leaves deep Scorpio, and enters the sign of adventure, philosophy, and enjoyment of company, opens the door to Thanksgiving

Nov 23 – New Moon at 1 Sagittarius, Jupiter goes direct at 28 Pisces – the New Moon trines Jupiter

Affirmation for the New Moon in Sagittarius

“May I envision, embody, and take action for a future of healing and inspiration for conscious growth within myself and world wide “.

Nov 28 – Mars retrograde trines Saturn – this is a time of steady focused movement and review, perhaps a learning time, gleaned from reviewing what has been taking place since August, when Mars entered Gemini, on the 20th

Nov 29 – Mercury opposes Mars – communications are heated, debating is intensified

Nov 30 – Venus at 18 Sagittarius opposes Mars in Gemini – passionate engagement with another or conflict and difference in relating

The Twelve signs for October’s Solar Eclipse: Sun and Rising Signs

(the 12 signs for November will be sent out on November 1st)

Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): Dear Aries, during this time you can learn something about your past as you are aware of interactions with others that affect you emotionally. The past sets up the present, and now you can let go of something that is an old way of being. It is a good time for an energy clearing, releasing grief or frustrations, as well as old patterns and an outdated ways that you have interacted with others, so you can move forward in a fresh way. Keyword, “Release.”

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Dear Taurus, this Eclipse activates your deep feeling self. Unexpected occurrences in relationships catch your attention. How present can you be to deeper layers of reaction or response? In the moment of interaction choose consciousness, spaciousness and clarity under the solar eclipse new moon. Keywords, “Inside Taurus is a well of deep feeling.”

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Dear Gemini, this Scorpio energy can be uncomfortable to mental Gemini. It is helpful to pause on the 24th and 25th, to do some yoga or tai chi, so to align with your mind body and ground your busy self. You may receive a message about work, or an employee, that needs a decision, as the eclipse falls in your house of work. Keywords, “Slowing to feel, contemplate, and decide.” 

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Dear Cancer, this Eclipse supports a powerful expression, and creativity. New insights may dawn in regards to how you choose to embody your purpose. Awareness of children is highlighted, and some new information may become known that clarifies a situation. Keywords, “Trust your intuition.”

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Dear Leo, under the Solar Eclipse, home and family themes are activated. Something from the past has the potential to be cleared, and you have a choice in how you want to engage with it.  Spend a bit of time on your own to reflect and touch those deeper layers of your feeling self. Such clarification will be helpful. Keywords, “Allowing new beginnings”

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Dear Virgo, under the Scorpio Solar Eclipse you may receive important communications, or a significant message from a friend, or sibling. What a valuable time to watch how you are communicating, what words you choose to use. Let this time move your poetic voice. Keywords, “Skillful communication”

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Dear Libra, with the Solar Eclipse falling in Scorpio, you may realize more succinctly what you deeply value.  Don’t be thrown off by unexpected intensity of feeling but keep grounded in your own self worth. Financial issues may come up to be cleared and clarified. Keywords, “Ground your vision.”

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Dear Scorpio, this is a good day to slow down and gather yourself. It is the right time to stop and inquire, ‘Who and where am I now? How am I doing? What do I need to let go of and no longer carry? How can I allow transformation to take place? How can I best manage the deep feelings that I have?‘ As Uranus moves in opposition to your Scorpio it holds the place for breakthrough and revelation. Keywords, “Release and replenish”

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Dear Sagittarius, with the Solar Eclipse falling in your house of mysticism, solitude, and imagination, something unexpected may take place that allows a broader view of things to come to your awareness. This is a good day for quietness and reflection. Tune into the higher divine forces and let them guide you. Pay attention to synchronicities to answer any questions you might have. Keywords, “Quiet reflection and attunement”

Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Dear Capricorn, a new community invites you in, unexpectedly. A message from a friend is received and you find new direction, or you clearly align with a goal. Let go of any old hurts because a new future calls. Keywords, “Letting go allows for the new to come in.”

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Dear Aquarius, this Solar Eclipse may bring about a clarifying purpose, or a new goal, that fuels your work, or contribution out in the world. You may receive feedback or a message from your employer that gives you a new opportunity. You are in a powerful position to affect change. Watch for opportunities. Keyword, “Transformative”

Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Dear Pisces, this Solar Eclipse activates your search for meaning, your desire to learn, your ability to teach, the belief systems that create your movement through life. The search for meaning is a grand quest and adventure. Under this Eclipse you may see a belief that you no longer want to carry. Something or someone triggers a discussion on what is most meaningful to you, on what is your deeper understanding of life. Keywords, “Profound thought.”

Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 40 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and/or painting classes, and for personal readings, call (831) 479-3751, or go to

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