October brings an Aries full moon and our second solar eclipse for 2022, this time in Scorpio! What does this do for us?
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What is a Solar Eclipse?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic. Solar eclipses occur when new moons are within 18 1/2 degrees of the Lunar Nodes (the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic).
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Aries: October 9th 2022 (4:55PM ET/1:55PM PT)
The Aries full moon is a full moon that comes with a lot of energy. Aries is the high-energy Zodiac sign, so we can feel motivated to take action based on what we feel. Full moons are emotional, and those emotions can inspire us to act. We have to make sure we're not being impulsive about it though, otherwise we may rush into something we regret later.
Aries is the first sign and is associated with new beginnings, while full moons are associated with endings, so we may see the beginning of the end of something, or the end of the beginning of something.
We can focus on our own identities, and if we have struggled with being true to ourselves, there can be extra frustration with the full moon. We have to work on opening up more and not rejecting who we are.
With there being a lot of energy with Aries full moons, this can be ripe for anger, and some may lash out with violence, so it's important we have healthy outlets for frustrations and not let them get the best of us.
The full moon is sextile (beneficial aspect, 2 signs away) transit (moving) Saturn in Aquarius, and this can help us be more in control of our emotions, make progress with our goals, and stick to our plans. We can be practical and disciplined.
The full moon occurs at 16 degrees 33 minutes Aries. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 14 degrees 33 minutes - 18 degrees 33 minutes Aries
Sextile: 14 degrees 33 minutes - 18 degrees 33 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 14 degrees 33 minutes - 18 degrees 33 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 14 degrees 33 minutes - 18 degrees 33 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 14 degrees 33 minutes - 18 degrees 33 minutes Libra
Solar Eclipse in Scorpio: October 25th 2022 (6:49AM ET/3:49AM PT)
Our second solar eclipse for 2022 comes late October in the sign of Scorpio. We haven't had a Scorpio solar eclipse yet in this eclipse set, only in Taurus, and the lunar eclipse we had this year was in Scorpio. Now that Scorpio is getting solar eclipse energy, we can focus on transforming for the better in big, drastic ways. This can have a long-term impact that we're dealing with for years to come. This may be the beginning, the first steps, and we can totally overhaul.
Scorpio is also the sign of depth, so we may be more researching, want to solve problems, and can get below the surface of subjects, projects, and people with the Scorpio solar eclipse. We can keep looking until we uncover even more. Light may be shined on areas, subjects, events, or people that we missed before, and this can bring new information that helps with new plans.
Scorpio is passion, power, and control, so the Scorpio solar eclipse may bring extra passion we can make use of, greater comfort and connection with our personal power, and more control in certain areas of life or of the self.
This solar eclipse is conjunct (aligned with) transit Venus in Scorpio, and this can be super helpful in our relationships, our dealings with others, and our bonds. We can feel more comfortable with commitment, compromise, and diplomacy, and we can be more charming and pleasant. Feminine energy can also be solid with this eclipse.
The solar eclipse occurs at 2 degrees 0 minutes Scorpio. Aspects to this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 7 degrees 0 minutes Scorpio
Semisextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 4 degrees 0 minutes Libra or Sagittarius
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 7 degrees 0 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 7 degrees 0 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 7 degrees 0 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Quincunx: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 4 degrees 0 minutes Aries or Gemini
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 7 degrees 0 minutes Taurus
Since the eclipse is early in Scorpio, major aspects may also be felt out-of-sign (as if it were late in Libra). Those are:
Conjunction: 27 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Libra
Sextile: 27 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 27 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 27 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 27 degrees 0 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Aries
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect