October’s not the month for frivolity, or for celibacy. The fulfillment of our instinctual drive for union, both sexual and spiritual, is pitted against unconscious fears of intimacy and love. The archetypal myths of vampires tell the story of our fears--of the penetrating bite we know will transform us against our will, the primal desires that can only come out in the dark.
October’s intensity builds toward the triple Scorpio New Moon on the 23rd. It’s as if we are novices when it comes to telling the kind of truth being called for now. The truth that acknowledges all minds are joined, and there are no private thoughts. Does it spook you?
“...you find your genius by looking in the mirror of your life...It therefore becomes critically important to see generously, for you will get only what you see; to see sharply, so that you discern the mix of traits rather than a generalized lump; and to see deeply into dark shadows, or else you will be deceived.”― James Hillman, The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling
The Force of brazen truth is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of October 19th-25th, 2014
*(Astrology Wonks see below)
ARIES ☀ (March 20-April 19)
The powerful Scorpio New Moon on the 23rd isn’t going to feel much like a wake-up call to a new beginning. It’s going to feel more like you’re being put gently to sleep. You’re asked by the Scorpio Sun, Moon and Venus to stop a moment, and let go of the things you think you want, so you can hear the quieter voice of what you truly long for. More meaningful choices are arising from the underworld, your unconscious yet deeply held beliefs about yourself and what you think you deserve. You have a strong psychic connection to what you need, especially for your health and diet. There’s lots of flux in your emotions right now, and your body is reacting with a need for equilibrium. Stick to a routine. You can build a bridge made out of win-win solutions on the 24th, when you’ll get intuitive hunches about solving a problem that’s been bugging you. When mental Mercury shifts into forward gear on the 25th, you’ll get back in sync with logic and reason and off the emotional roller coaster. The delay has been frustrating, but you need it. Otherwise you might grab onto a solution that would fit your wants, but not your deeper longings.
TAURUS ☀ (April 20-May 20)
The big news is the partial solar eclipse in Scorpio on the 23rd which will be falling in your house of relationships. You’re in for an in depth look at the power of attraction for you from Scorpio. You get an intense education this week in the law of attraction--opposites have a fierce attraction, across all boundaries of reasonableness. Your primal and instinctual drives are being stirred up by three planets in zero degrees Scorpio--Sun, Moon and Venus. All of them opposing your Taurus Sun. This could be one of the most powerful, yet embryonic, new beginnings you’ve had all year. A win win solution for whatever has been plaguing your relationships is possible on the 23rd. On the 25th, when mental Mercury goes into forward gear in Libra, cooperation will be plentiful. Both from you and toward you. Keep in mind that next week, beginning the 26th, when warrior Mars moves into steadfast Capricorn, your ambitions and goals will really take off.
GEMINI ☀ (May 21-June 20)
The Scorpio New Moon on the 23rd is a partial solar eclipse, but it is powerful for you in another way. It occurs at 00° of Scorpio, and is a triple lineup of Sun, Moon, and Venus. All three planets move into Scorpio just at the power point of the waxing New Moon. For you this is an awkward new beginning because it will feel like you’re being quickly inaugurated into a new office that you don’t feel prepared for. All of this is happening in your six solar house of work and service. You are clearly called to a deeper look at your reasons for doing the job that you’re doing. Is it meeting your deepest desires for your own growth and your future development? On the 24th you get an urge to organize your work life but in a way that helps you see the patterns that are operating. This is what will help you build a bridge to your own new beginning. On the 25th mental Mercury will turn and go into direct motion in the sign of Libra. Projects and puzzles that have been laying on your desk, will suddenly get forward momentum. Still, don’t look for major achievements or big successes until after December 14th. You’re ideas are still in the incubator.
CANCER ☀ (June 21-July 21)
If you can keep your self out of your sensitive cancer shell, this week has a dynamite Scorpio New Moon on the 23rd that will lift your romantic and artistic desires into a whole new realm of deeper satisfaction and enrichment for your life. This occurs at 00° Scorpio, critical point of regeneration, for not only the Sun and Moon, but also for the goddess of love who enters the Scorpio sign just at the peak of this solar eclipse. Scorpio is your helpful right arm, your wing-man, and helps you express passions that you often prefer to keep hidden. This week the jig is up. You might as well tell the truth, otherwise it will be revealed for you--but in the most gentle way. Still, you want to be the one in charge of your life. This is a powerful new beginning that sets the stage for next week when warrior Mars marches into ambitious Capricorn.
LEO ☀ (July 22-August 22)
Your intuition about the upcoming week is probably telling you that you’re about to embark on a brand-new journey, but you don’t have a map or the provisions you think you need. The powerful Scorpio New Moon on the 23rd has you feeling as if you’re in a risky venture, that you’re some sort of rebel without a cause, driven by restlessness. What’s really happening is that you’re asked to stop and realign your goals so that they are more in tune with your unconscious instincts about what is safe, and what brings you security. On the 25th you get the gift of seeing or being aware of a conflict or problem that is finding a solution in your psyche, even if you’re not immediately aware of it. This is the day you will have sudden powerful new insights about it. Projects that have been in the works since October 4th, when mental Mercury went into reverse gear, will start moving forward beginning the 25th. You’ll immediately see a cooperative Win-win Avenue to success. However, the pace will still be rather methodical and slow until after December 23rd. That will be the high water mark for actualizing all the good fortune that Jupiter has been bringing you since July 16th.
VIRGO ☀ (August 23-September 22)
Full steam ahead begins on the 26th when warrior Mars marches steadfastly into ambitious Capricorn, where his power is exalted. Success is ahead, guaranteed if you do the footwork. This week’s powerful New Moon in Scorpio on the 23rd will energize your house of communications with brand-new ideas and messages that will be unexpected delights. Virgo has a lovely affinity with Scorpio, so this week you feel like a new beginning is sprouting up in the area of family, particularly brothers and sisters. You have an incessant curiosity, and you’re really on the move. Allow some time for quiet contemplation so that you don’t let emotions distort your reasoning. When mental Mercury shifts into forward gear on the 25th, he will be in the sign of Libra, so your focus shifts heavily toward cooperation in your relationships. Cooperation from you, and toward you. Your ambitions and goals, especially those that have been on hold since October 4th, take a giant step forward beginning next week on the 26th. Much more to come!
LIBRA ☀ (September 23-October 22)
A powerful week is ahead with the line-up of three planets moving together into the sign of Scorpio, just at the peak of the solar eclipse on the 23rd. This New Moon falls in your house of money and resources. The Sun, Moon and Venus in Scorpio have an easy and often unnoticed compatibility with your Libra traits, since you are generally drawn together in friendship with the sign of Scorpio. The new beginning that’s in store for you will require some fearless looking into what spooks you, but it will be well worth the effort. New understanding is germinating in you’re unconscious, and truths that you have perhaps intellectualized, slowly begin to make sense. You’re looking for a win win solution, which is especially possible for you after Mercury moves into forward gear on the 25th. You’ve had delays in your projects since October 4th. Now it’s full steam ahead as Mercury turns direct in your sign. What has been hidden will be revealed this week, either by you or for you.
SCORPIO ☀ (October 23-November 21)
Hang on to your seat belt Scorpio, this week is the one for lift-off into higher realms of consciousness. The New Moon on the 23rd is not only the Sun and Moon in your sign, but it is also the day that the goddess of love moves into Scorpio. Sun, Moon, and Venus are at 00° Scorpio right at the pinnacle of this solar eclipse. This is a razors edge new beginning for you. The truth Is revealed from unconscious depths, where shame and guilt are now exposed to the light for your healing. On the 25th, it gets even easier. Mental Mercury turns and goes forward in the sign of Libra. This spotlights your relationships for a rebirth of some kind. Things will really take off for you in terms of your ambitions and goals when warrior Mars moves into Capricorn next week, on October 26th. You have now entered a downhill slide into easier times which begins for you around December 23rd. Go ahead and plan a lovely New Year’s celebration. You’ll have earned it!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20)
With all the Scorpio activity this month, it’s best for you to just hire your own private detective, because you will never figure out what all the hiding and secrecy is about. That is so alien to your basic truth telling nature. Although the big lineup of three planets in Scorpio--Sun, Moon, and Venus--forms at the peak of a powerful solar eclipse on the 23rd, you’ll feel this new beginning as an easy invitation to turn over a few rocks and look underneath. No big deal. Scorpio’s like a friendly acquaintance that puts you on the defensive because you’re never sure about what’s left unsaid. Everything seems to clear up nicely on the 25th when Mental Mercury turns to forward motion in Libra. Whatever has been laying on the cutting room floor since October 4th, gets reviewed and set into motion. Relief!
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)
Finally you are going to get a break, and some very good news about your astrological weather. Powerful Pluto has nearly driven you to pull your hair out, with all the insistence on change and transformation whether you felt ready for it or not. Now your restlessness gets curbed. This week a powerful New Moon in Scorpio on the 23rd serves as a new beginning for you hopes, dreams and wishes. Just don’t let your motivation fluctuate with your moods, and you’ll do very well. You can expect people to reach out and help you. On the 26th your life gets a successful momentum going when Warrior Mars moves into your sign. The steadfast march to success of Mars in Capricorn is exalted energy, so good for you in terms of your ambitions coming to fruition. Your projects, your motivation, is now full steam ahead.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17)
Well dear Aquarius, this week has both good news and bad news. The very powerful solar eclipse on the 23rd is a New Moon in Scorpio. Scorpio is a difficult energy for you since it has a repelling force for Aquarius. You have Sun, Moon and Venus entering Scorpio all at once at the peak of the New Moon. The new beginning that wants to happen for you will seem like a trip to Scotland Yard. This is not the way you like to operate in the world. Scorpio loves mystery, sleuthing, and unearthing hidden truths. You would rather read about it in a well written book. But things will be much clearer for you beginning October 25th when the messenger planet Mercury turns to forward motion in the sign of Libra. Since October 4th your mental processes and communications have had an inward twist. Now ideas you had can come to fruition, and knots in relationships can be un-tied.
PISCES (February 18-March 19)
Your ninth House of the higher mind and spiritual philosophy is activated this week by a powerful solar eclipse and New Moon in Scorpio on the 23rd. This is a beautiful opportunity for a new beginning, like the rising of the curtain for your debut. Instead of having awkward secrets spill out, you can enjoy the poetry and universal love that you swim in as a Pisces spilling out to the delight of other people. This doesn’t force you on stage, unless you feel ready, but the world needs a voice of peace. On October 25th the messenger planet shifts back into forward gear. Ideas that have been brewing in your unconscious mind since October 4th, are ready to move forward. Your focus will be on relationships. But the best news for you this week, and probably for the whole month, is warrior Mars moving into the sign of Capricorn next week, on the 26th. Then you will have and easy affinity with your assertive drives. Projects and ideas that have been brewing in your unconscious mind, swimming in the oceans of Pisces compassion, are ready to be published. Be brave. Hit send.
Thursday, October 23rd the New Moon partial Solar Eclipse occurs at 2:56 PM, PDT, in the embryonic zero degrees of Scorpio. Here are the details:
Sun moves into Scorpio at 4:57 AM, PDT
Venus moves into Scorpio at 1:52 PM
The Moon in moves into Scorpio at 2:09 PM
Moon conjuncts the Sun at 2:56 PM, forming the solar eclipse.
“We saw a cloudwall hung many miles to the east and hawks floating in the unforced motion that makes you think they’ve been up there, the same two birds since bible times.”