Scorpio Partial Solar eclipse

Scorpio Partial Solar Eclipse: A Portal Opens

An eclipse represents a break in the usual pattern of events. It’s said that there is a spiritual significance of a Solar eclipse – a portal opens. This is relevant for you if you have a planet in Scorpio.  See below as this is very common!

Historically eclipses have been thought of as being both mysterious and magical, but they can also be unsettling. How have you been feeling this week?

Think back 19 years to understand the significance of this eclipse in your life.

The degree of a Solar Eclipse stays active for approx. 6 months. This is at 2 degrees Scorpio. As its the South Node it’s time for letting go of old wounds and grievances that you may still be holding onto.

Mars in Gemini

This Scorpio partial Solar Eclipse focuses on the traditional ruler of Scorpio which is Mars the Warrior now in the trickster energy of Gemini.  Gemini can talk its way out of a fight or brandish a sword. Let’s hope it’s the sword of Truth.

Mars is in Gemini (since August 20th) and goes retrograde this month, so we will have a total of 6 months to get used to its energy. What area of your life is being activated? It will finally leave Gemini on March 25th 2023, when it moves into Cancer.

 You may well have a planet in Scorpio-see below-so watch this month as it gets activated. This happens every year but is especially important due to the 2 eclipses.

Positive Aspects

This Scorpio Partial Solar Eclipse does have some encouraging aspects. Mars in Gemini forms a flow of energy to Mercury in Libra and Saturn in Aquarius.

 We still have the strong aspect of a trine of Mars in Gemini with Saturn in Aquarius. However, Mars is also square to Neptune which can dissolve its energies. Day-dreaming without any action can be the result! 

Mercury the Messenger planet is now in Libra and moves into Scorpio on October 29th.  Now in Libra its role is diplomacy and mediation for the next few weeks. Relationships become highlighted this month.

Pluto has turned direct, and Saturn also turned direct on October 23rd. Once Jupiter moves forward on November 24th all systems (apart from Uranus) get the go ahead. This is good news for Capricorn, Aquarius, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces.

Mars squares Neptune

Neptune governs dreams, healing, psychic connections, all things invisible. How difficult it is to believe in the unseen when the reality (Saturn) seems to dominate?

Looking ahead Mars goes retrograde on October 30th. It spends 6 months in Gemini, so look at your chart to see what area of your life is being activated. During this time also know what Mercury is up to as it rules Gemini.

Venus is now in the underground, the realm of the unconscious.

Venus has disappeared from the morning sky and on October 22nd it joined the Sun. This is known as the Venus Star Point.

It remains out of sight until 1st December. Then when it’s 10 degrees away from the Sun it becomes visible and reappears in Sagittarius as an Evening Star. When Venus is invisible it can often indicate a time of going within and being less social. It relates to the story of Innana.

As I wrote 2 weeks ago, it can also be a time when female leaders lose their power if they have planets in Libra.  Liz Truss has Pluto in Libra. Plus -most importantly -the partial solar eclipse was exactly square her Sun in Leo! Her birth data is 26th July 1975 in Oxford. Time unknown. She resigned on the day of the Eclipse.

Saturn square Uranus

At last, this tense challenging aspect is almost over. It’s a long cycle- it started in February 2021 – and affects world events. Saturn is strong in Aquarius and Uranus is close to the North Node of the Moon in Taurus which connects to the eclipses this year. The classic interpretation is the old versus the new. One quote that resonates is “Break the rules (Uranus) for the right reasons (Saturn).”

Planets in Scorpio What does that signify for you? 

A little-known fact is that is that it’s very common to have planets in Scorpio.

There are an enormous number of people born in the last half of the 20th century with one or more planets in Scorpio. The normal random distribution, for reference, would produce a figure of just over half the population.

From 1953-1995, however, there was an extraordinary run of outer planets following each other into the sign, and for that 42-year period about 98.5% of all people born have one or more planets in Scorpio.

From 1954-1971 this figure is about 99.1%; and everyone born in the 1960s has at least one planet in Scorpio. Between 1971 and 1974 there was a brief respite, but between late 1975 and 1995 this figure is about 99.7%; only for a few days in 1981, and a few weeks in 1983, were there no planets in Scorpio. Credit David A Jones for this information.

Do you have planets in Scorpio? See below:-

Saturn: Mastery Oct 23rd 1953 –Nov 1st 1954. Dec 1st 1982-May 7th 1983. Aug 24th 1983 -Dec 7th 1983. May 23rd 1984- Aug 31st 1984

Neptune: The Mystic Oct 19th 1956- June 15th 1957. Then Aug 6th 1957- 19th Nov 1961. Finally 20th May 1962- 21st Sept 1962.

Jupiter: The Traveller/Philosopher Dec 17th 1969- April 29th 1970. Then Aug 16th 1970- Oct 17th 1970. Nov 27th 1981- Sept 30th 1982. Nov 10th 1993- Jan 14th 1994. April 15th 1994- Sept 12th 1994.

Uranus: The Magician, The Revolutionary Sept 8th 1975- Jan 29th 1977. Then March 3rd 1977 Oct 28th 1977.

Pluto: The Shaman Nov 6th 1983- May 18th 1984. Then Aug 28th 1984 – Oct 14th 1988.


  • Sun in Scorpio until November 22nd when it moves into Sagittarius.
  • Mars in Gemini. Goes retrograde at 25 degrees Gemini on October 30th.
  • Mercury in Libra October 11th. Into Scorpio on October 29th.
  • Venus in Scorpio until November 16th when it moves into Sagittarius.
  • New Moon Solar Eclipse October 25th at 2 degrees Scorpio
  • Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon in Taurus November 8th at 16 degrees. The Moon joins Uranus so keep grounded and expect the unexpected. Uranus is lightening, the shock of a thunderstorm which can come out of the blue.

Please watch my YouTube video above as I explain more fully about this Partial Solar Eclipse.


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