Oct. 25th, at 6:49am EDTthe New Moon (and Solar Eclipse) becomes exact in 2 degrees of Scorpio —  you may also want to watch my Solar Eclipse video.

Solar Eclipses are extra-powerful New Moons that take place approximately every 6 months — this is the second Solar Eclipse in 2022 (in this particular Eclipse cycle that will be in effect until July 2023). The first Solar Eclipse of 2022 took place in Taurus on April 30th.

Think back to early May and see what seeds got planted in your life in connection with the last Solar Eclipse. Did you set Solar Eclipse Intentions in early May? Did something end or begin at that time? What have you discovered about your sense of self-worth and value in the world?

Eclipses usually come in pairs (Solar and Lunar), and “Eclipse seasons” start approximately 10 days before the first Eclipse of the pair, and continue through the second.

While this Eclipse is partial and only visible from Europe, Western Siberia, Central, Western, & South Asia, and the NE of Africa, its transformative effects are global.

We also addressed Eclipse Season and the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio in more detail in a special talk called “The Next Phase of Your Evolution — How to Navigate Eclipse Season”.  If you missed this Special Event ==> click here to get this fabulous 2-hour webinar

A couple of things to note for this Solar Eclipse chart: we have 4 Quincunxes; these invite us to make some inner adjustments to address internal discomfort. One of those four Quincunxes is inviting us to pay closer attention to our health — the Quincunx between Mars in Gemini and Pluto in Capricorn. 

Pluto and Mars are also involved in two Squares, and Saturn is still in a tight Square with Uranus. Squares are 90º aspects that mark a turn we must take if we are to make progress; they ask us to stretch and grow beyond who we used to be.

Mars and Saturn are both exalted in this Solar Eclipse chart, due to their Station phases — Mars is preparing to go Retrograde (on Oct. 30th) and Saturn just ended its 4.5-month Retrograde phase (that began on June 4th).

And last but not least, Venus is closely aligned with the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, bringing our desire for deeper connections to the fore.

These are the major themes of this Solar Eclipse chart and we will address them in more detail in a moment. First, let’s talk a bit about Eclipses:

During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon momentarily interrupts the normal flow of Solar Radiation, destabilizing existing configurations of energy, and reorganizing consciousness to a higher level. Solar Eclipses indicate the beginning of a new experience, project, or cycle.

This particular Eclipse season started on Oct. 15th, 10 days before the Solar Eclipse becomes exact, and it will end 14 days after the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus that follows this Solar Eclipse (in other words, by Nov. 23rd, 2022).

While Eclipse season is underway, allow for new templates to download, stay centered, and do your best to ground from within — try using conscious breathing and conscious mental flexibility — and best of all, see if you can move to the “observer position” when it comes to the emotional and mental body. 

And remember, this won’t last forever: on Nov. 23rd, the downloads are complete 😉

Eclipses are times of uncertainty, Uranian in nature, so anything could happen between now and Nov. 23rd. It is important to remember that Eclipses open a door to the next level of our Soul’s evolution.

As best as you can, don’t jump the gun for the next 5.5 weeks — if you feel compelled to do something, do your best to simply observe the urge. The exception would be something that just happens organically, but if you are ambivalent about a possible action, better to hold off until Eclipse Season ends on Nov. 23rd.

Eclipses are a time for clarifying and affirming our highest path. We are bound to experience a release and recalibration of some sort — “old” programs will get deleted and new ones downloaded — and with this Eclipse this will be in connection with old traumas, sexual/intimate relations, or emotionally authentic connections.

Solar Eclipses are a good time to go within, to seed anything we would like to redefine or release over the next 6 months — we’ll dig into this in more detail towards the end of this article, when we talk about setting Solar Eclipse Intentions.

The Sun and Moon are connected to one of the Moon Nodes during an Eclipse, alternating between North and South Node Eclipses, emphasizing the evolutionary upgrades that are available to us during such times. 

This is the first South Node Solar Eclipse in Scorpio since the Moon Nodes moved into the Taurus-Scorpio polarity on January 18th, 2022. South Node Eclipses ask us to…


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Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 0-7 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, or 28-29º of Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

Setting Intentions for a Solar Eclipse is a little different from the regular monthly New Moon process — after all, we are setting them for the whole 6-month Eclipse cycle, rather than just the next 28 days.

Solar Eclipse Intentions are best done 48 hours after the Eclipse becomes exact. We are downloading new templates at the time of an Eclipse, and the energies are quite intense, so we want to wait until it all settles down a little before setting our intentions… We also definitely do not want to do this during a Moon void of course.

The best and most potent times to set your Intentions for this Solar Eclipse is between 6:55am (on Oct. 27th) and 6:49am (on Oct. 29th) — (in US Eastern Daylight Savings Time — i.e. the New York time zone).

Set powerful intentions — again, they cover the next six months — and if possible, align them with the Scorpio energy!

If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), and converting time zones isn’t your thing, I suggest joining my Facebook Fan-page and/or following me on Twitter, as I post reminders when it’s time to set your intentions 😉

For more details on how to set Intentions, click here.

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