Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Scorpio Solar Eclipse (23rd October 2014, 11pm UK time)

ooooh it's an interesting eclipse!
... in Scorpio it's all about the point of no return... where in your life are facing a point of no return? The point of no return isn't the end of the story with Scorpio though, it means you're also renewing, rebirthing, and rising from the ashes restored and ready to roar.

This eclipse is such an unusual planet set-up too. It doesn't happen often! What's happening is the sun starts its yearly journey through the sign of Scorpio and almost immediately its joined by the moon, which means it's a new moon at the beginning of the sun's journey - this doubles up the 'new beginnings' symbolism, so expect new starts, new emotions, new steps, etc in your own circumstances.... added to this, it's an eclipse, which in astrology makes events and circumstances that are happening around you now much more likely to have long-term impact and importance.

Imagine throwing a pebble into a lake, it plops in and makes pretty circles in the water that radiate out.... and then take a huge stone, throw that in and watch the splash and waves it makes... that's the difference between your average new moon and an eclipse moon - events that are happening around this time radiate their impact far out into the future, just like those big stones in the water.

Planet Venus is also moving into Scorpio at the same time. Venus is linked to relationships and money (values and value in other words), so expect new 'stuff' going on there too.

So what to do about all this? Not much! Just notice how the symbolism matches what's going on with you. And be aware of the power you have within situations to choose your response, instead of losing yourself in knee-jerk reactions. Sometimes there's not much we can do about circumstances, but we can always do something about where we stand in them; who we choose to be and how we choose to view things.

Scorpio is also about trust, confidence, secrets, the unknown, the afterlife, and again the point of no return...there's always a point of no return with Scorpio, a line that once crossed feels like there's no going back. Maybe though, it's just another way of saying we are updating ourselves and our circumstances to better reflect who we are now instead of who we once were. Always more than before, never less than before.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

October 2014 Horoscopes

What an amazing month October promises to be...

21st March – 20th April
Awesome month for Aries! A lunar eclipse in your sign on the 8th sets the tone for months, sometimes years ahead. Eclipses usher in important new cycles, while events at the time will show the theme. For you it’s about a new you. Freedom and adventure are calling and you are responding. It’s about broadening horizons through travel or education and most of all by enjoying the journey. An outstanding solar eclipse on the 23rd is about a renewed sense of trust in the unknown; change is happening and you are willing to go with the flow, no matter how up close and personal it becomes.

21st April – 21st May
These are interesting times for you. There are two intensely powerful eclipses on the 8th and 23rd that symbolise significant new beginnings and developments. The first eclipse is about events and situations that serve to develop your inner-self relationship; for example your imagination, your mediation and reflections, intuition, your dreams - and also your sleeping pattern. The second eclipse is about developing your relationships with others. The effects are being felt all month and beyond, but particularly what happens around the 23rd is likely to be intense, memorable and have long-term effects in some key relationships (old and new), also in contracts and agreements.

22nd May – 21st June
Your ruling planet Mercury retrogrades from the 4th (appears to move backwards) which suggests it’s a month of reconnection and reunion, (stand out dates are 10th, 15th and 25th). Two powerful eclipses on the 8th and 23rd indicates certain areas of your life are becoming intensely energised and active, with events full of long-term significance and big changes. The 8th lunar eclipse seems to be linked to love, fun, friendship, groups and gatherings, while the solar eclipse on the 23rd is about solutions, schedules, work, health and fitness. Mix this with Mercury retrograde and it indicates a welcome finish of unfinished business and a renewed focus on the here and now.
22nd June – 22nd July
You are plugged in firmly to the moon and its cycles, so when eclipse time happens (8th and 23rd for October) you flow easily with the wrapping up of old situations (8th) and the beginning of new paths and directions (23rd) as it all makes sense to you. Renewing or updating existing aims and ambitions is the eclipse focus, and any restless, unsettled moods are about your impatience to get the ball rolling. The urge to adjust priorities (especially regarding home/family matters) is a strong eclipse theme, but what happens around the 23rd (maybe linking to romance, creativity or entertainment) holds the real message of the month; maybe for months to come.

23rd July – 23rd August
Hold onto your hat Leo; two eclipses plus rare planet alignments means it’s a powerful, productive and passion-filled month. You are more energised, focused and willing to act on your aims and desires than ever before, and the lunar eclipse on the 8th suggests a strong urge for freedom and a change of routine; maybe you’re broadening horizons through travel or education, but whatever it is, you are seeking the road less travelled, an alternative route, and a unique approach. An exceptional solar eclipse on the 23rd is about deep-reaching, long lasting changes to accommodate this, linked to comfort zones, home and family matters.

24th August – 22nd September
There’s a lot of unavoidable backtracking, retreating or going over old ground, as your ruling planet Mercury retrogrades (appears to move backwards) from the 4th. This focuses on communication until the 10th, then finance and resources until the 25th, when a big turning point in events looks likely to move things forward. Adding momentum and long-term significance to all this are two eclipses (8th and 23rd) that usher in very important new beginnings in relationships, contracts and communication. To move forward, some doors must close, but have confidence in (rather than trying to control) the unknown territory you are stepping into.

23rd September – 23rd October
The powerful progress of last month continues during October with two important eclipses on the 8th and 23rd. The lunar eclipse on the 8th is especially significant for Libra; it suggests this is an important time in relationships, contracts and agreements, with current circumstances having a long-lasting impact somehow. Eclipses like these don’t happen every day, or even every decade, so take note of what happens around solar eclipse time on the 23rd, as your ruler Venus stands close by it in your finance and worth chart, meaning a new cycle of harmony and balance relative to resources and wealth is your priority now and for the long-term.

24th October – 22nd November
Scorpio is an all or nothing kind of sign, so you’ll understand that if I say it’s all happening for you during October, it really IS all happening; symbolised by an important new moon eclipse in your sign on the 23rd, about new (or renewal of) cycles, situations and events with long-term impact. The sun begins its annual journey through your sign that day, shedding much needed light on circumstances that have kept you in the dark; and love and security planet Venus also stands close by, indicating matters of the heart and your sense of stability have your full attention too. It’s powerful and empowering stuff.

23rd November – 21st December
Two eclipses on the 8th and 23th means it’s a memorable month with lots happening; you are pro-active, energised and inspired. Don’t trample your ideas and creative vision; follow through with faith first then action. Don’t act until you believe fully in what you’re moving towards, so settle doubts and ignore doubters (there’s no obligation to prove anything). The rare and powerful solar eclipse on the 23rd happens in the most spiritual part of your chart, which means reflection, alone time, meditation, space to breathe and connect with yourself all have a deeply nourishing, regenerating and healing effect on you. Make it a lifestyle choice.

22nd December – 20th January
Two potent eclipses this month indicate potential long-term change and transformation. On the 8th the lunar eclipse points to home and family matters, as well as comfort zones and emotional connections. Restless or unsettled moods mean you desire change but do not quite believe you are ready to receive yet, so the rest of the month is about moving your confidence more into line with your longings. The solar eclipse on the 23rd is an intensely powerful time with far-reaching effects. It’s about friendships groups and gatherings, others on your wavelength and what happens when you all get together. Action planet Mars in your sign in your sign from the 26th means you’re ready to roll.

21st January – 18th February
It’s an amazing eclipse month for Aquarius! Two eclipses (8th and 23rd) hitting your chart in very personal and profound ways, suggesting positive change and transformation coming  during October and influencing weeks, maybe months ahead, as new beginnings and directions gather momentum. The lunar eclipse on the 8th is about communication, information, beliefs and perspectives; events are opening your mind and your inbox with sudden dialogues, spontaneous conversation and power-packed exchanges that prepare the way for an intense, hard-hitting eclipse in your long-term aims and ambitions chart. The stakes feel high regarding work, reputation and status; lots of unknowns and uncertainty but watch how the path unfolds with faith. 

19th February – 20th March
Two powerful eclipses on the 8th and 23rd make this a pivotal month, with strong focus on finance, resources, travel and education. While there’s plenty happening all month that ties up loose ends and gets the ball rolling on new projects and plans, it’s events during the final week, with the potent solar eclipse on the 23rd and a big turning point or change of direction around the 25th, that seem full of long-term significance and impact. It’s quite possible that faith is being restored in a big way as the message for months ahead seems to revolve around renewal and rejuvenation; so rise from those ashes, Pisces the phoenix.