In October 2023, two eclipses are forming: a Solar eclipse on October 14th at 20:59 and a Lunar eclipse on October 28th at 23:14. The Solar eclipse forms during the New Moon in Libra, while the Lunar one occurs during the Full Moon with the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus.
What does this eclipse corridor mean?
The effects of the eclipses can be felt significantly in advance, with the most intense period being one week before and one week after each eclipse. This time span between two adjacent eclipses is called the “eclipse corridor.”
Both eclipses form near the South Node (Ketu), bringing into focus the consequences of actions taken in the spring (during the eclipse period of April-May). This prompts introspection and a look back to review decisions, accept their outcomes, discern what was done correctly, and what wasn’t. It’s a time to reflect on what to continue with and which patterns, habits, relationships, and activities to release.
The October eclipses echo the themes from the spring eclipses, which were formed near the North Node (Rahu), representing evolutionary directions. Now, these directions are being reassessed, leading to experiences and possible adjustments based on past actions.
In 2023, the eclipses are aligned with the Aries-Taurus (Rahu) and Libra-Scorpio (Ketu) axes. The luminaries (Sun and Moon) during the eclipse year are also in these signs. This signifies a tension between desires for peace, making agreements, combativeness, prosperity, abundance, taking risks, and the push for transformation.
What are the topics of the autumn 2023 eclipses?
Both October eclipses revolve around pausing, reviewing, and grappling with the repercussions of the past. However, they distinctly affect the zodiac signs differently. As usual, the Solar eclipse, more related to consciousness and self-realization processes, sets the tone. Meanwhile, the Lunar Eclipse resonates more with subconscious and emotional processes.
During the first eclipse, the Libra sign is particularly emphasized. Those under cardinal signs (Libra, Capricorn, Aries, and Cancer), especially individuals born in the latter half of these signs, will experience its effects most intensely. Key themes of this eclipse are relationships, partnerships, collaboration, and peacekeeping.
The subsequent eclipse accentuates the opposition between Scorpio and Taurus. This will be most felt by those under fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius). Primary themes revolve around finances, well-being, emotional stability, and the urge for transformation.