New Moon energy arrives this week, the perfect time for a fresh start. It’s the beginning of a new monthly cycle, go-getting, dynamic and offering you the chance to turn to a new page.
This New Moon takes place in fire sign Sagittarius linked to travel, learning, philosophy, truth & the bigger picture in life. Sagittarius likes to be on a mission and have adventures. At its best, Sagittarius’ influence is fun, enthusiastic and full of energy.
There is another reason why this week’s New Moon is super exciting. The ruler of the New Moon is Jupiter. And, almost at the exact same time as the New Moon, Jupiter turns direct intensifying its energy and influence.
Jupiter switches direction at 28° Pisces on November 28th (23:02 GMT). You can seen how close the two events are – five minutes apart.
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the universe and the best planet in astrology. It represents opportunity & growth, expansion & freedom and is the planet of hope, trust & faith.
The big planet is linked to global connections, education, publishing, the law, religion, spirituality and wherever you find meaning and purpose in life. It’s the planetary influence that encourages you to embrace life to the full.
Jupiter turns direct in Pisces after being retrograde for four months since July 28th and this can bring forth new opportunities as doors open. It’s a positive time to put energy into your life, wherever you find Jupiter’s blessings.
It’s been a stop-start affair for Jupiter in Pisces as the big planet was here from May to July 2021, again from December 2021 to May 2022. And, this final journey through Pisces, during November & December 2022.
This double whammy of New Moon & Jupiter joy is great news if you have planets or angles close to 1° Sagittarius or 28° Pisces. This would be a good time to resurrect an opportunity or idea that emerged over the last couple of years and run with it. Jupiter completes its transit of Pisces on December 20th.
New Moon/Jupiter Top Tips
Here are some top tips on how to make the most of this week’s dynamic planetary energy.
1. Set your intentions for the month ahead and the year ahead 2023. Write them down, say them out loud. The best time to do this is after the New Moon as you’re picking up on the forward-moving planetary energy.
2. Make a wish on the crescent Moon. This will appear in the night sky towards the end of the week. When you first catch a glimpse, make your wish as New Moon wishes can come true.
3. Write an abundance cheque. You can do this with any cheque. Write your name where it says ‘payee’, add how much you want to receive, choose any figure you like, the more abundant the better and sign it ‘with love from the universe’. Tuck it away and wait and see what manifests by the time of the next Full Moon on December 8th.
4. Start over. The New Moon is the ideal time in the month to start afresh, wipe the slate clean and begin again. This is an important New Moon as it leads us into the last month of the year. The perfect time for reflection about the year that’s past and the new year ahead.
5. Look beyond. The New Moon in Sagittarius & Jupiter in Pisces encourage you to seek deeper meaning in life. Gain a philosophical perspective, engage a sense of humour, look at the bigger picture. This applies both to your personal & your professional life.
6. Ring the changes. Book a holiday, sign up for a course and find things to look forward to in your life. Be adventurous and embrace new experiences.
7. Enjoy yourself. Sagittarius is the hedonist of the zodiac and always in search of fun & inspiration. Go large, go wild, go over the top – every now and again, you need to let it all hang out.
Here’s wishing you Jupiter joy in the coming week. Do share any positive ways that this New Moon/Jupiter influence plays out in your life. Share the love
This month’s Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse, when the light of the Moon is ‘eclipsed’ in its relationship with the Sun & Earth. This is likely to be a powerful eclipse as it’s a total eclipse of the Moon. It will be visible across Asia, Australia, the Americas and the Pacific.
During a Lunar Eclipse, the Sun & Moon are at opposite sides of the zodiac. A shadow is thrown which is why eclipse symbolism is said to be ‘shadowy’ & hidden. Once the shadow lifts, it brings what’s hidden to light or sheds a new perspective on a current situation.
Traditionally, you’re wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action and it’s not an ideal date to undertake a major project.
Eclipses are often feared because they are linked to the unexpected, the unknown. They can coincide with external events in your life, when you have to let go of control.
Eclipses are often concurrent with turning points. This is why they are considered game-changers as they move the goalposts of life. Fundamentally, eclipses are neither positive nor negative. It’s how you perceive and respond to what happens in your life and out in the world that’s important.
Sometimes, eclipses act as a catalyst for change but you don’t recognise this until later on. Their effect can last a few months after the exact date of the eclipse, even up until the next set of eclipses, which will occur in April/May 2023.
The Lunar Eclipse on May 5, 2023 at 14 Scorpio 58 falls close to this month’s Lunar Eclipse at 16 Scorpio 01. Therefore, the two dates may be linked.
The Taurus/Scorpio Eclipse Cycle
This month’s Lunar Eclipse follows on from a powerful New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 25th which fell at 2° Scorpio. Eclipses tend to come in pairs.
It’s part of the eclipse cycle which cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and lasts from November 2021 until October 2023.
Eclipse cycles re-occur approximately every 19 years. The last eclipse cycle here was November 2002 to April 2005, the previous one May 1984 to April 1986, the one before that May 1966 to November 1967.
This is likely to be an important eclipse if you’re one of the fixed star signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. Also, if the eclipse impacts key planets or angles in your birth chart – use a 2 degree orb.
The Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac is closely linked to fertility and creation, loss and degeneration. This is the cycle of nature. Taurus rules produce, food, what the earth creates for us, how it nurtures and nourishes us. In the northern hemisphere, the Sun’s move through Taurus coincides with the months of April & May, one of the richest and most fertile times in nature.
Fast forward six months and the Sun is in Scorpio during October & November. This coincides with autumn and leaves falling, as nature’s bounty starts to die and tumbles back into the ground, fertilising the earth.
Scorpio is linked to regeneration and waste products, including pooh. It’s the compost of life, liquid gold, as the leaves mulch down to bring sustenance back into the earth, ready for next year’s bounty. The cycles of nature are a constant reminder of the inevitable cycle of life, death and rebirth.
Other Taurus/Scorpio themes are money & power – we’re already experiencing a lively time in the economy & on the stock markets and it’s not going away anytime soon. Plus, this is about bodily autonomy and where power & control lie, as seen in the draconic rise of abortion laws and the hijab rows that are raging in Iran.
The Uranus Factor
The Sun & Moon aren’t acting alone during this week’s Lunar Eclipse. The Sun at 16° Scorpio sits next to communication planet Mercury at 15° Scorpio & planet of relating Venus at 20° Scorpio.
They’re quite the gang, lined up against the Moon in a tight conjunction to the planet of change Uranus, both at 16° Taurus.
Talking about this eclipse in the Scorpio season Astrology Talk podcast, Christina & I talked about the possibility of being left out. Mercury & Venus are social planets, whereas Uranus splits off or cuts off. Where are you feeling like an outsider in your life or that you don’t belong?
Uranus is an unpredictable & volatile, innovative & genius energy in Taurus, the star sign of practical initiatives and earth-related ventures.
This eclipse is potentially the more volatile of the pair of eclipses taking place as Uranus in Taurus is involved, coinciding with a rapidly-changing economy. As always in life, there are winners and losers financially. Shore up your reserves before this eclipse kicks in.
On a positive note, check out what Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the Patagonia outdoor company has been up to. He was born on November 9, 1938 so this eclipse mirrors his astrology – his Sun at 16° Scorpio opposite Uranus at 15° Taurus – which means this is his Uranus Return that happens age 84.
Yvon didn’t want to sell or take his company public but has set up a foundation where all the profits go towards fighting climate change and protecting undeveloped land around the globe.
He wants to influence a new form of capitalism that doesn’t end up with a few rich people and a bunch of poor people – his words. What a hero and a shining example of positive change on these eclipses.
Saturn square Uranus
I called this eclipse blog post ‘Topsy Turvy’ as things could change quickly on the stock market and in positions of power. Not only is Uranus exactly conjunct the Moon at 16° Taurus but Saturn is square the Moon at 18° Aquarius.
The Saturn-Uranus square was the major planetary aspect of 2021 – rules & regulations (Saturn) v. freedom & liberty (Uranus). They’ve been back in square aspect since the middle of 2022 and this is their turning point.
Uranus is currently retrograde and Saturn is now direct, starting to move away from and split up their conflict or clash. Saturn will leave Aquarius in March 2023 and not return for another 29-30 years.
Therefore, notice what’s falling apart or breaking down during this eclipse week. Saturn square Uranus is a classic case of the old (Saturn) v. the new (Uranus) and this planetary aspect often dominates in times of social reform.
You could say that Uranus is going to have more free rein in Taurus from next March onwards. Uranus will remain in Taurus until 2025 whereas Saturn will no longer be in one of its two signs of rulership from March 2023. Saturn’s been a dominant force in Capricorn & Aquarius since December 2017.
There’s a lot going on during this eclipse. Get your allies on your side and decide what stays & what goes. Notice what happens out in the world as well, as this is likely to impact all of us.
Star Sign Eclipse Guide
Here’s a guide to the areas of your life where you may experience a theme of endings and new beginnings. Or, you’re being called forth on a path of change & transformation. Read both your Sun sign & Ascendant sign:
Taurus & Scorpio: 1st/7th houses – RELATIONSHIPS/IDENTITY – your image & appearance, personal goals, your identity; love & relationships, significant others, agreements & conflicts, contracts & joint ventures
Gemini & Sagittarius: 12th/6th houses – WORK/LIFESTYLE – retreat, quiet, solitude, a spiritual path; your health & work, what you sacrifice for others, being of service
Cancer & Capricorn: 11th/5th houses – SOCIAL GROUPS/SELF-EXPRESSION – your friends, groups, politics & social issues; your children, creativity, love affairs, what you ‘give birth to’.
Leo & Aquarius: 10th/4th houses – FOUNDATIONS/FUTURE PATH – your career & vocation, your status & reputation, where you’re heading in life; your home & family, your past & roots, where you come from.
Virgo & Pisces: 3rd/9th houses – LEARNING/BELIEFS – your education, neighbours & siblings, how you communicate; the bigger picture, travel, philosophy, religion, where you find meaning in life.
Libra & Aries: 2nd/8th houses – MONEY/SELF-WORTH – money, possessions, where your values lie; your joint finances, sexuality, all things hidden, the unconscious, the metaphysical realm.
Being a Sun Pisces, this means you have two ruling planets, Jupiter & Neptune. Both planets are big and boundless. Jupiter was God of the sky and Neptune was God of the sea. Yours is the last star sign of the zodiac linked to the cosmos, the universe and all that lies beyond the ego & the individual.
Jupiter and Neptune are both seekers, whether you’re searching for meaning and purpose or you’re looking for unity and inclusion around the world. There’s a charitable sense to both planets which is why you often have a compassionate and caring side to your nature.
This may be relevant for you now because the inner planets are moving through your fellow water sign Scorpio as November begins. The Sun’s here alongside talk planet Mercury and the planet of relating Venus.
This puts the spotlight on travel, education and any activity that expands your experience of life, philosophy and spirituality included. Therefore, it’s a good time to take yourself out of your normal environment and go to a place where you can allow your dreams to expand and flow.
When you find your special place or you connect with the meaning of life, then you feel at home. Explore whatever calls you, whether it’s a spiritual or artistic path. Find your muse and go with the flow.
This is also eclipse season. There was a powerful New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25th. This month, there’s an equally powerful Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse on the 8th. These eclipses are cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and are part of the eclipse cycle that’s active until October 2023.
This is the educational sector of your horoscope. It’s about schools and teaching, learning and knowledge. Taurus rules siblings, neighbours and your local community. Scorpio rules travel & foreign connections.
This suggests you may have changes forced upon you during this eclipse. For example, a course could be postponed or cancelled. Or, a trip may have to be rescheduled. You could be going back to school as a teacher or be thinking about how to move your skills or business online.
Some hopes or dreams may have to be shelved or released and put back in the drawer. Alternatively, you could be feeling disillusioned with what’s happening in the world. It may be time to be realistic about what you can and can’t achieve.
During this eclipse, the planet of change Uranus sits closely next to the Moon in Taurus and your communication sector. This part of your horoscope rules transport and Uranus is linked to technology.
If you’re on the move, you might be making a diversion. Or, perhaps technology lets you down. Think laterally and come up with clever ways of achieving your travel or study goals. This is an explorative phase for you, so make the most of this. If there are changes to your plans, flexibility is the key rather than being overly impulsive.
There are other ways this may play out. Perhaps, you dare to think differently and you’re ready to rock the boat. You could stand up for what you believe in and find your voice. Uranus is unconventional and alternative and it’s not a time to walk an everyday path. Instead, find the road less travelled.
During the eclipse, both the Sun & Moon are squared by Saturn in Aquarius. Sometimes, this indicates that you’re feeling held back or restricted and things may not play out the way you expect them to. Rules and regulations could stop your activities or another person’s disapproval could halt you in your tracks.
To put this into context, the Saturn-Uranus square was the major planetary aspect of 2021. Saturn represents the rules & regulations whereas Uranus is the rebel, seeking freedom & liberation.
They’ve been in conflict again since mid-2022 but this eclipse is their break-out moment, their breakthrough encounter as they start to separate. Consider what might need to break down for you to find the freedom you crave.
Jupiter is one of your rulings planets, the biggest planet in the universe and represents all that’s expansive in life. It’s the planet of freedom, encouraging you to let go of the ties that bind and anything or anyone who holds you back in life.
When Jupiter’s in full flow, you want to see the world and save the world. Jupiter rules travel, education, spirituality, philosophy and philanthropy. It calls you out into the world and reminds you of your global connections.
At the end of October Jupiter returned to your star sign Pisces and is now completing its journey through the last sign of the zodiac. Come the end of 2022, it will be gone. This may be significant to what’s gone before as Jupiter was in Pisces from May to July 2021 and for the first half of this year peaking in April 2022.
What’s not advised when Jupiter is strong in your horoscope is to play small or stay close to home. Jupiter rewards bold behaviour and loves the free-spirit, the explorer, the entrepreneur, the lover of life. If you’re ready to embrace adventure, choose the dates 15th, 16th & 21st when lucky Jupiter teams up with the inner planets in Scorpio.
Jupiter in Pisces may expand your caring and compassionate nature, your kindness and generosity. Do something special as the year winds down to mark Jupiter’s return to your star sign. It might be a social event, a trip away or taking part in a global conference.
Finally this month, the inner planets begin to shift star sign on the 16th & 17th. This is when Venus & Mercury leave behind Scorpio and enter Sagittarius. A few days later, on the 22nd, the Sun enters Sagittarius and your career and vocation sector.
This is the ideal time to consider what next and things could happen quickly. On the 23rd, there’s a New Moon in Sagittarius, a symbol of new beginnings. Plus, on the exact same day, your ruling planet Jupiter turns direct in Pisces.
This combination is promising for taking a big leap of faith. Start to fire some arrows high into the sky for 2023 and beyond. Take on a teaching role, consider work abroad but, whatever you do, dare to dream big.
Being a Sun Aquarius, you have two ruling planets, both completely different. The first is Saturn, the slow & steady planet linked to responsibility, discipline and commitment. The second is Uranus, the changeable & unpredictable planet linked to freedom, innovation & rebellion.
This may be why it’s not easy to think of a typical Aquarius. There are different facets and sides to your character. As you’ll hear in your horoscope for this month, both your planets are prominent as they clash and vie for your attention.
As November begins, talk planet Mercury, the planet of relating Venus and the Sun are all in Scorpio, the star sign at the peak of your horoscope. This represents your career & vocation, your status & reputation, your future path. It can be an ambitious time when you’re moving forward with great strides. However, this is eclipse season which brings something completely different to the mix.
On October 25th, there was a powerful New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. This month on the 8th, there’s an equally powerful Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. The Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac runs across the foundations of your horoscope with Taurus at the base and Scorpio at the peak.
Eclipses often coincide with significant change. For you, this is about your home and family, also your career and vocation. It’s where you come from and where you’re heading to. You may be on the move during eclipse season, leaving home or transitioning to a new domestic situation.
It might be a turning point for your career or future direction and eclipses often coincide with unexpected events. There could be a clear divide between your home life & ambition, your past & your future.
This month’s eclipse is especially lively as your co-ruler Uranus sits next to the Moon in Taurus and Uranus is linked to change, as the eclipses are. Perhaps, you’re moving home because of a new job. Or, events at home or within your family are the reason why you’re having to start over at work, in your career or vocation.
This could be an unsettled time for you and it may help not to be too rigid or stubborn. Aim to keep your options open. Uranus is a rebel and it’s wise not to be foolhardy or take a huge risk while Uranus is out of control from the 5th to the 11th. Eclipse lore states that you’re wise to let things settle down for a few days before making any big decision.
Uranus is involved with the eclipse and so is your co-ruler Saturn in your star sign Aquarius. During this eclipse, Saturn squares both the Sun in Scorpio & the Moon in Taurus.
This could mean that you’re up against the authorities or tough competition. Someone might stop you doing what you want and throw a spanner in the works. Or, perhaps you’re the one who’s having to voice your concerns about what’s happening out in the world or in your place of work.
Notice whether you want to be more Saturn and play by the rules. Or, whether you want to be more Uranus and to break the rules. Where in your life are you stuck with your feet in different areas – one foot in your past perhaps and one foot in your future?
The Saturn-Uranus square was the major planetary aspect of 2021. These two planets have been in square aspect once again since mid-2022 but during this eclipse they begin to part ways.
The symbolism seems to suggest that something has to break down before you can break through. You may be more than ready for this conflict to end, especially if you’ve found yourself stuck in the middle.
Things may start to feel easier once the eclipse period settles down. On the 15th, 16th & 21st, there are some lovely planetary aspects taking place between the inner planets in Scorpio and lucky Jupiter in Pisces. This combination aligns your work and money sectors.
Whatever begins under a Jupiter transit promises success. This would be a good time to invest in your future, ask for a rise or put up your prices. Alternatively, you may find that help is at hand financially and there’s a solution to an ongoing money issue. Play your cards right and you could be in a stronger position by the time the Sun leaves Scorpio on the 22nd.
Pisces represents not only money in your horoscope, also your assets and possessions, your self-worth and all that you value highly in life. Jupiter returned to Pisces at the end of October and is completing its journey through this sector of your horoscope by the end of the year.
Over the course of the next two months, there may be an opportunity to boost your finances or free up your money. You might start a new money-making venture or sell a property or invest in a new project. You may receive a legacy, gift or bonus or find that things turn in your favour regarding a financial or legal issue.
Finally this month, you may be more than ready for the Sun’s move into Sagittarius on the 22nd. The Sun follows talk planet Mercury & the planet of relating Venus moving into Sagittarius and your friendship and group sector.
This is your cue to socialise and catch up with friends. If work’s been overly intense or you’re unemployed, you may be ready for some fun and to get the support and advice of your best mates. Reorient your compass to ensure you have a healthy work/life balance.
On the 23rd, there’s a New Moon in Sagittarius, an ideal symbol for starting over. Plus, on the same day big planet Jupiter turns direct in Pisces. This may bring a financial boost. Or, perhaps it’s an emotional reconciliation that makes your day.
Your ruling planet is Saturn, the planet linked to discipline, commitment and responsibility. Saturn is the planet of long-term planning, strategy and focus. If you’re a typical Capricorn, you’ll be content when you have a mountain to climb – literal or metaphorical. You’re one of the earth signs and excellent at putting one foot in front of the other to reach your chosen goal.
You don’t tend to rush through life but prefer a slower pace. Therefore, the next two months may work in your favour as action planet Mars is now retrograde, i.e. on go slow in Gemini and your work and health sector.
As long as your working life remains steady, it’s an indication to take your foot off the accelerator and aim to shift gear. It’s an ideal time to rework your ideas and plans ready to launch into action once again mid-January 2023.
As November begins, talk planet Mercury, the planet of relating Venus and the Sun are all in Scorpio. Plus, this is eclipse season and there’s a powerful Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on the 8th. This is the second of two eclipses as there was a New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25th.
These eclipses are cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and are part of the eclipse cycle that will continue until October 2023.
These are the social sectors of your horoscope, linked to friends and group activities, society & world events, also children, creativity & lovers. These are the potential areas of accelerated growth, where change may happen and fast.
The Lunar Eclipse on the 8th could coincide with a social event or big occasion. Eclipses have a theme of bringing what’s hidden to light. Yet during the eclipse, the Moon sits close to Uranus in Taurus and this adds an impulsive edge to the Full Moon energy.
Other people’s behaviour could shock you. Or, perhaps you realise you have to prioritise a child or lover in your life. Do what feels right for you without breaking the law or too many rules.
You might be the one behaving impulsively. Or, perhaps other people are out to shock you. Someone may make an independent move and embrace freedom rather than the group dynamic.
Try not to get overly involved in any dramas during the eclipse period from the 5th to the 11th. At the same time, ensure that you and the ones you love remain safe and secure. It’s not a good time to take foolish risks however incensed you may be. Things could get heated and possibly controversial.
Plus, during the eclipse your ruling planet Saturn in Aquarius squares both the Sun & the Moon. You may need to be bold and confront other people or give tough love. There might be a financial or emotional issue that impacts your friendships or group ventures.
As Saturn can represent restriction or limitation, a lack of money could stop you doing what you want You could have a major fall-out with someone close over money. Or, feel outraged about what’s happening within society. It might be personal or linked to the collective.
This eclipse is triggering the Saturn-Uranus square that was the major planetary aspect of 2021. Since the middle of this year 2022, these two planets have been in conflict once again. Saturn represents rules & regulations, while Uranus is about freedom & liberation. It can be a classic clash of the old v. the new.
Consider what this might mean for you and what you’re ready to let go of at this powerful Lunar Eclipse. Saturn & Uranus are now separating and won’t be recreating their square aspect for some time.
Friends & alliances could prove their worth from mid-month onwards. There are some lovely planetary aspects involving lucky Jupiter on the 15th, 16th & 21st. These would be good dates to get together with friends you love or organise a social event.
Jupiter moved back into water sign Pisces at the end of October and is completing its journey here over the next two months. It’s already been in Pisces from May to July 2021 and the first half of 2022.
Jupiter in Pisces breathes life and vitality into your communication sector. Pisces represents all forms of communication – talking, gathering and sharing ideas and information, making new friends and learning new skills.
You might decide to go back to school or gain new qualifications. You could embark on a new role as a voice-over artist or blogger or journalist. While Jupiter’s in Pisces, use your voice to the best of your ability.
This is a compassionate placing for Jupiter and Pisces represents siblings and neighbours in your horoscope, also your local community.
If you’re craving new connections, reach out to other people and ensure you have a good support network around you. Alternatively, you might be the one stepping into a caring or mentoring role.
On the 22nd, the Sun changes star sign and enters Sagittarius and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. The Sun joins Venus and Mercury here – both planets shift star sign on the 16th & 17th respectively.
This could be your cue to take a step back from a social situation that’s wearing you out. If you’ve been too involved with other people or burning the candle at both ends, slow things down and line up some quiet time, some peace and solitude.
There’s a New Moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd, the same day that big planet Jupiter turns direct. This combination could see you heading off on retreat. Or, perhaps you’re ready to pause the go button of life and slow things down. It’s a similar theme to Mars in retrograde motion. Aim to do less not more.
Your ruling planet is Jupiter, the biggest planet in the universe and the best planet in astrology. Jupiter’s linked to growth and expansion and is a reminder that luck is an attitude.
When you have a big vision, you’re willing to take risks and you believe in what you’re doing, then luck and good fortune are more likely to come your way. The flip side of Jupiter can be grandiosity, arrogance and believing that you’re always right.
There’s more on Jupiter later in your horoscope but firstly, it’s Scorpio season. The Sun is here until the 22nd alongside Mercury (communication) and Venus (relating).
Scorpio is the star sign before Sagittarius and this is taking you deep into your psyche and inner world. This might be a good time for therapy, a period of research or honing your psychic skills.
When planets are in Scorpio, you may immerse yourself in self-analysis, go on a spiritual journey or be preparing for what lies ahead.
In brief, this indicates that the important work you do now is on yourself. Turn your attention inwards and delve deep within. The work you put in over the next couple of months could reap you rewards in 2023.
This is eclipse season too. Last month’s New Moon or Solar Eclipse took place in Scorpio on October 25th and this month’s Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse in Taurus takes place on the 8th. Both eclipses are cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. This eclipse cycle will complete in October 2023.
This is about your work and health and being of service to others. These are the key areas under the eclipse spotlight. Sometimes during an eclipse, an unexpected event signifies the need for change. There’s a theme of endings.
Alternatively, with a Lunar Eclipse, you may be caught up in a competitive situation. During the period from the 5th to the 11th, things might be changing fast and it could be tricky trying to keep up with everything shifting, perhaps on a daily basis.
Therefore, it’s imperative to keep close tabs on your health and well-being. If you work in an environment where you’re dealing with angry people or frustration, this could take its toll. There may be challenges in your local community or an issue with a sibling or neighbour that triggers bad feelings.
Ideally, do your bit to help others, to listen and counsel but don’t take on the woes of the world. This is important if you don’t have a lot of energy and you’re starting to feel tired or worn out. If so, stop and turn inwards, rest and retreat. Put your health and well-being first.
During the eclipse, unpredictable Uranus sits next to the Moon in Taurus. Therefore, the theme of change and surprise runs deep. You may want to rebel and leave your job or act impulsively.
Be wary, however, and don’t do anything that would damage your situation. As a Sagittarius, you can sometimes be accident prone and these Uranus clashes are warning you to slow down.
This could be about ditching stress or breaking free from a tie that binds you. There’s a possibility that a job or contract could come to an end. Or, perhaps you’re the one cutting ties. You may surprise other people by your decisions. Ideally, wait a few days after the eclipse before making any big decisions.
Also, both the Sun & Moon are squared by Saturn in Aquarius and your communication sector during the eclipse. This feels like not being able to speak up or speak out. Alternatively, you might be up against the authorities, a parental figure or someone disapproving.
This eclipse triggers the Saturn-Uranus square that was the major planetary aspect of 2021. These two planets came into square aspect again in mid-2022 and they’re only now starting to separate.
Saturn represents rules & regulations, while Uranus represents freedom & liberation. The symbolism means that something may have to break down in order for you to break free or break through. Consider what the symbolism might mean for you.
Once the eclipse is over, there’s a flow within your astrology. This is because the inner planets in Scorpio align with your planet Jupiter in Pisces on the 15th, 16th & 21st. These are potentially lucky dates for you.
Jupiter switched star sign at the end of October and is completing its journey through the last sign of the zodiac Pisces. Jupiter was here from May to July 2021 and the first half of 2022. The next two months represent some kind of completion.
Jupiter’s move through Pisces turns the spotlight towards your home and family, your past and your roots. When Jupiter’s in this sector of your horoscope, it’s a classic time to move home or expand where you live.
With Jupiter’s foreign theme, you may be planning a trip abroad or be meeting family who live in another part of the country. There might be a family celebration. Or, you catch up with people from your past and remember your roots and where you come from.
This could be a time when you expand your family, whether via your children, an adoption, the addition of a step family or community living. And, as Jupiter rules freedom, you can’t rule out someone in your family fleeing the nest.
Jupiter works in synchronous ways so it’s important that you put yourself in its path. Say yes to any new opportunity that opens up. Look out for signs and coincidences on or around the 23rd – see below.
The inner planets begin to depart Scorpio and enter your star sign Sagittarius on the 16th & 17th. The major turning point for you comes on the 22nd when the Sun enters your star sign. This is great news for you and it may feel as if you’re coming out of the dark (Scorpio) and into the light (Sagittarius).
It’s time to be less introvert and more extrovert, to focus on life out in the world and less on sensitive issues. Aim for balance in your life and do whatever makes you feel good. Line up a party or celebration and aim to heal a rift if you’ve fallen out with someone.
The stand-out date for you this month, and possibly in the whole of the year, is the 23rd. Not only is this the date that your ruling planet Jupiter turns direct picking up speed and power but there’s a powerful New Moon in your star sign Sagittarius.
A New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings, an ideal time to put the past behind you and start afresh. There may be good news for love. Or, perhaps you have a sense that you’re back on track with your personal goals.
It’s important to add that action planet Mars is now retrograde in Gemini and your opposite star sign. Gemini rules relationships in your life. Ideally, turn the focus away from other people and more towards yourself.
Being a Sun Scorpio, you have two ruling planets, action planet Mars and power planet Pluto. This month, your traditional ruler Mars is retrograde and will remain on go slow until January 12, 2023. Mars turned retrograde on October 30th so you may already know what this is about for you.
Sometimes, when your ruler is in retreat, you’re not the one in charge or control. You’re having to repeat your steps or take the pace slow. Retrograde planets turn your attention inwards and towards the past. Mars is retrograde in Gemini, the star sign linked to communication.
Therefore, this could be a positive period to talk about the past, go over old ideas, rework your strategy and rethink your budget. Gemini rules finances in your horoscope, also sexuality, esotericism and all things hidden & taboo.
In other words, you’re diving deep into Scorpio’s domain. This would be a wonderful retrograde phase for solving mysteries, becoming a detective or finding your next obsession.
It’s Scorpio season which means it’s your birthday month. The Sun in Scorpio often adds confidence, vitality and warmth to your life until the 22nd when it changes star sign. The Sun isn’t the only planetary body in Scorpio as talk planet Mercury and the planet of relating Venus are also here as November begins. This month, you’re going in deep.
This month is extra powerful because it’s eclipse season. On October 25th, there was a powerful New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. This month, there’s an equally powerful Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on the 8th. These eclipses are cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and are part of the eclipse cycle that will complete in October 2023.
This eclipse is about your relationships, your one-to-one’s, your identity and who you’re becoming. These are the areas where life could be dramatic or you sense that things are changing. Eclipses often have a theme of endings and beginnings so pay close attention to what happens between the 5th & the 11th and peaks on the 8th.
Your relationships may be shifting so embrace change as best you can. If someone’s being unreliable, step in to help. If you want more freedom in your life, make it happen.
Yet, there are other ways that this powerful eclipse could play out. You might have a psychic experience or converse with the dead. Scorpio season is when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest. However, ensure that you don’t go in so deep that you lose sight of the light.
If you’re a typical Sun Scorpio, you might have a side to your nature that can spiral downwards. If this happens, you need other people in your life who can bring humour, laughter and lightness into your world.
During the eclipse, Uranus in Taurus sits tightly next to the Moon. This could indicate the importance of a third party in your life. You may encounter someone who embodies Uranus’ principles of freedom, rebellion & downright craziness. Alternatively, you may recognise where you’re not in agreement with other people and where you want or need to break free.
It’s potentially argumentative around the eclipse and you might feel frustrated at times. Both the Sun & Moon are squared by Saturn in Aquarius, the star sign at the base of your horoscope and your home and family sector, also your link to the past.
Therefore, someone could stop you making progress or show their disappointment. You may be up against the authorities, a parent or someone disapproving. It might be that you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place.
This powerful eclipse is triggering the Saturn-Uranus square that was the major planetary aspect of 2021. Since the middle of this year 2022, these two planets have been in conflict once again. Saturn represents rules & regulations, while Uranus is bout freedom & liberation. It can be a classic clash of the old v. the new.
This combination feels personal to you, whether you’re caught up between warring factions or a family situation reaches breaking point. Try not to over-react. Yet, at the same time, don’t avoid what’s happening. Wait a few days after the eclipse before moving in.
From mid-month onwards, there’s an easier flow of planetary energy and some stand-out dates to look forward to. The 15th, 16th & 21st are notable when the inner planets in Scorpio align with the best planet Jupiter in Pisces and a fellow water sign.
This is an indication to turn your focus towards what you want from life. Pisces represents creativity, love affairs, entertainment, fun and children in your horoscope. It’s the playful sector and it’s about doing more of what you love.
Plan some fun events with friends and family and make laughter and socialising high priority whenever you can. Focus on the positives in your life and veer away from negativity.
It’s the same if you’ve always wanted to write a book, be an artist or play a musical instrument. While Jupiter’s in Pisces, revisit your childhood dreams and take the first step towards turning a dream into reality.
Jupiter’s move into Pisces isn’t going to sort out all the nitty-gritty boring stuff of life but it is going to move play and pleasure higher up your life barometer and that’s got to be a good thing. It’s a promising symbol for romance too.
Finally this month, the inner planets begin to shift away from your star sign Scorpio on the 16th & 17th. This process completes on the 22nd when the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius and your money sector.
This is where to turn your attention towards the end of the month. Make the right money moves on the New Moon in Sagittarius on the 23rd. A New Moon is a chance to start over and begin again. Plus, this New Moon is auspicious because Jupiter is its ruling planet and Jupiter turns direct on the exact same day.
This combination feels lucky and it might be a good time to speculate. There are, however, likely to be some ups and downs on the financial front throughout the month thanks to Mars retrograde in Gemini and your joint finance sector.
Avoid the 19th for money moves and be wary of any kind of scam or financial deceit. Instead, turn your gaze towards the New Moon and the days following. The 28th is excellent for finalising a money deal that could help your family or be linked to property or your past.