This has been such a powerful time for all of us. I have felt Mars retrograde in Gemini way before it has actually retrograded. Mars is what gives us drive, ambition, and courage. Mars in Gemini has felt very scattered to me — particularly since it has been clasing with Neptune for quite a while. Mars in conflict with Neptune feels like you are stuck in the mud. This energy is very much at play as we approach very intense eclipses.
Keep in mind that Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio. Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio. Pluto is the planet of death, transformation, and rebirth. Mars is squaring Neptune, which means that it makes it even more difficult to take direction and move ahead. Pluto recently stationed direct on October 8, 2022 at 26 degrees and 7 minutes of Capricorn. Look back to last year when Venus retrograded in Capricorn on December 19, 2022 at 26 degrees and 27 minutes of Capricorn. Venus met up with Pluto three times between December of 2021 and March of 2022. This energy focuses on healing loss and love.
There was a beautiful Venus starpoint that occurred on October 22, 2022 at 5:17 pm EDT at 29 degrees and 26 minutes of the Cardinal air sign of Libra. Venus is in its dignity while in Libra. This is a beautiful pairing, where the sun brings light to the heart and mind of Venus. This is an initiating energy focusing on love and value. Right now, it is hard to feel that lovely cosmic invitation because things seem dodgy and confusing with Mars clashing with Neptune. Things seem highly emotional with the upcoming Eclipse in Scorpio. However, do not forget about this beautiful Venus starpoint that squares Pluto, the planet of elimination, and asks you to release your fears and limitations and love without limits.
Venus entered the fixed water sign of Scorpio on October 23, 2022, where it will transit through November 16, 2022. Venus is in its detriment in Scorpio, as it is rules the opposite sign of Taurus. It is passionate in Scorpio, but it is wounded. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 23, 2022 at 6:36 am EDT, where it will tour through November 22, 2022. I neglected to mention that Saturn, the planet of karma and restrictions, stationed direct on October 23, 2022 at 12:07 am EDT at 18 degrees and 35 minutes of the fixed air sign of Aquarius.
We feel the buildup five days before and five days afterwards when an out planet stations. With a Saturn station, it emphasizes the reality of things, and what you need to do. It can make you feel even more stuck in the mud. This is the last station of Saturn in Aquarius, as it leaves the sign of Aquarius on March 7, 2023 and enters the mutable water sign of Pisces. This is wrapping up the story of collapsing of old structures and fixed, rapid change. Trying to bring some kind of structure to madness and genius. This has tested a lot of friendships and connections. Some are gone forever. Some have been forged in the sadness. Some have been re-established. Saturn challenges wherever it transits, and friendships and connections have been a big focus while in Aquarius, as it rules friends and groups.
Now, we are in Scorpio season, and the partial Solar Eclipse occurs on October 25, 2022 at 6:49 am EDT at 2 degrees and 00 minutes of the fixed water sign of Scorpio. This is a South Node Eclipse, which means that is somethinat you need to release. Scorpio’s main ruler is Pluto, which is the planet of death and purging. A new moon Eclipse is a time to set new intentions and planet new seeds, but there are inevitably endings while in Scorpio.
Scorpio is a very intense and emotional sign. Mars is inconjunct Pluto, which means that there is a needed adjustment. The two rulers of Scorpio need to adjust. Mars is clashing with Neptune, which hypes up the emotional and directionless tone to this Eclipse season. It can feel difficult to find your power in the storm. How do you keep your strength?
How do you find courage with so much loss? Where is the joy? The Venus Starpoint reminds us that there is a lot of beauty, love, and happiness still available to us. We need to honor the loss, but love prevails. Venus, the planet of love and money, is only 39 minutes away from this New Moon Eclipse, which is very close. Venus on the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio emphasizes the need for the love and the inherent wounds and fear that everyone now shares.
Focus on what you need to transform in your life. Focus on the attachments that are not healthy. Look to the Uranus/North Node conjunction in Taurus, which speaks to new ways of creating happiness, love, money, and value in your life. New connections, friendships, and networking.
Relationships are a huge theme this fall, and this Venus/South Node Eclipse in Scorpio reminds you to keep your heart open to love in light of pain and suffering. Time to have courage and time to live. Mercury initially retrograded in the sign of Libra, which is the sign of relationships. The Venus Starpoint occurred at the final degree of Libra, which is ruled by Venus. The starpoint squares Pluto, which necessitates facing the darkness to connect to love. It requires facing the wounds. Saturn squares the nodes of fate, and there are very karmic endings, beginnings, and decisions that are being made now. This Eclipse asks that you surrender to your feelings.