Today, I'm joined by friend and colleague Alex Amorosi as we delve into the horoscopes for October, focusing on two pivotal events: the solar eclipse in Libra on the 14th and the concluding lunar eclipse in Taurus on the 28th. We'll provide insights for all 12 signs, and while we recommend tuning in for your rising sign to get the most accurate picture, sun sign enthusiasts are welcome to follow their preferred sign.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and today, I'm going to be joined by my friend and colleague Alex Amorosi to discuss your horoscopes for the month of October; we are going to be looking at two major transits in particular, this month one will be the solar eclipse in the sign of Libra that's coming on the 14th. The other one will be the lunar eclipse in Taurus, like the last eclipse of the Taurus Scorpio cycle coming later in the month on the 28th.
We will look at those for all 12 signs. I recommend listening for your rising sign because that's going to correlate to the whole sign house version of your birth chart, which gives you an accurate feel for where that eclipse is actually landing in your birth chart. But if you're someone who likes sun sign horoscopes, go ahead and listen to the sign that you prefer. So that is our agenda for today.
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You can find a transcript of today's talk on the website nightlightastrology.com, and I'm gonna do some promoting of a few different things today. But first, I want to welcome Alex to the show today. Welcome back.
It's good to be back. It's eclipse season. This is going to be a good one. It is a juicy eclipse season. A lot of interesting things going on with it. Yeah.
Yeah. It's interesting because, as you know, we're making this and looking forward to halfway through the month and toward the end of the month. But before we even get there, we have to go through Mars over the south node, Mars square Pluto; there's a lot of action leading up to the eclipse, even that's pretty dynamic.
So paying attention to that Libra house is going to be paramount for us today for all 12 signs, but also the Taurus house, both Venus-ruled places in the chart, are really getting a lot of attention. It makes sense, as Venus is finishing her retrograde as well. So kind of the culmination of a lot of Venusian stuff that's been active really over the whole course of the summer.
Yeah, yeah, I agree, and especially with Venus moving into Virgo ruling the eclipses, we can say a lot about dignities. There, but I feel like it's a very detailed punctuation mark on Venus's retrograde cycle. No one does detail like Virgo. So I think that there's going to be an interesting combination with that.
Yeah, if you think about Virgo, Venus, and Virgo's love for order, which can sometimes be Venus in Virgo's downfall. You also think about Libras, Venus, and Libra, in particular being the exultation of Saturn, and that's also a sign that really privileges things being sort of pristine.
So I wonder about the ideal that Venus presents us with and how capable things are of living up to that ideal, and that's one theme that just strikes me right away as probably important this month. But we'll get into that. Yeah, so we're gonna promote a few things today.
Before we get started, the first thing that I want to promote for you guys is the upcoming my upcoming class, Ancient Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Alex, you're alumni of this program. It starts on November 18. Do you want to say anything about your experience taking this class?
Well, you know, it was the first formal class I took on astrology, and I wasn't really quite sure if I wanted to study formally because I felt like, alright, I'm getting a lot of stuff from YouTube and from books and whatever. But when I'm telling you guys, Adam puts together, and I've taught programs for 20 years, you know, teaching programs spiritual progress for 20 years.
Adam puts together an incredible, comprehensive course like you're really digging through all the extra materials for all these little pearls of wisdom. It's just amazing, and it's super comprehensive. It's super well put together.
Most importantly, I think, as someone who practices now professionally, it gave me a really solid basis to feel confident to read a chart before that was a little bit like I don't know how to put this together. But one thing that you do have a number of things you do really well is show somebody step by step what to look at, why they're looking at it, which is really important, and then how to sort of synthesize it all together.
When you're first starting out, it can be really overwhelming when all the symbols appear on the screen to synthesize it and put it into a cohesive meaning.
Yeah, yeah. Well, thank you. I should ask you to talk about what you like about my course more often because it's nice to hear that.
Yeah, I mean, there's so few people. Alex was, you know, an amazing student who also, like, really put his whole heart into the program, which is why he's a successful full-time astrologer now, having come out of this program, but also adding more learning and development to his study of astrology in other ways too.
I feel like Nightlight is a course that can help you get the foundational understanding of the history of astrology, that underlying why we do things in the way we do. What are the different schools of astrology? Why do they work in the ways that they work?
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The second thing we're going to promote today is an event that is coming up at Astrology Hub that I think you guys will also find really exciting. So, if you go over to astrologyhub.com, you're going to find a lot of content, classes, teachers, and readings that I think you'll benefit from; I have worked for them. A lot of my friends, colleagues, and even alumni from my programs have worked for Astrology Hub.
I like them because they're a platform that gives space for a lot of diverse forms and voices in astrology. Amanda, who has come on the show before, is the owner and founder CEO. She is someone who really treasures people who come from a spiritual point of view with astrology, that are trying to say, here's how we use this to heal, grow, and develop a spiritual being.
So I've gotten to know her in person, I've gotten to know her staff, I've worked with them. I really trust the content that they create, even if all of the astrologers that work for them aren't necessarily coming from the same place that I am. I like that they're an ecumenical hub for safe astrology; that's integrity. So I've been happy to promote their work.
I want to take you over, and this link is down there. It's kind of a big link. So I don't expect you to necessarily just easily whip this up, but they have an event coming up, and this link will be in the comment section, as well as the description of this video. This is their Eighth Annual Astrology Forecast Event for 2024. It's free, the event is actually on October 12 at 4pm Pacific 7pm. Eastern.
I think you guys would like this. I've actually participated in this before on this panel in a previous year, where we looked at the astrology of the year ahead, and you're going to hear from a variety of really interesting and diverse astrologers, Rachel Lang, Christopher Renstrom, Clarissa Dolphin, Sheridan Semple, Mark Borax, Amanda "Pua" Walsh.
These are astrologers who are going to talk about the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction, the eclipses of the next year, and Pluto going back into Aquarius, and not just from one point of view, but from a variety of points of view, and I really enjoyed working with them on this panel some years ago.
So I think you guys would enjoy it. I told them I'd be glad to promote it and send you guys over there. So check out this Eighth Annual Astrology Forecast Event for 2024 you can get a free seat to attend live, and follow the link in the description of this video or in the comment section if you want to check it out.
I will probably be getting a replay so I can check it out because I always get a lot of good insight from that event. I've watched it multiple not every year, but I've watched it multiple years and really appreciated the voices that come on that panel. Okay, so promotions are done. Intros are done, and we're ready to get into the Astrology of October. Alex, are you ready?
Oh, let's do it.
I know, I know. I feel like, you know, eclipse season, people always come into eclipse videos with, I feel like there's a lot of anxiety, right people are like, oh my god, and I feel like, you know, one thing that it helps to remember right away just from the get go is that eclipses are really nothing more than very potent new or full moons with a history behind them.
Rather than it being like a lunar cycle, that's just one little portion of a year. It's a lunar cycle that fulfills one portion of a year while also having echoes of deeper karmic cycles that go back nine and 18 years. So, it's like, every once in a while every year, you know, we get two sets of eclipses that come through, and those moon cycles aren't just normal moon cycles; they're moon cycles with a bigger history. They're bringing up patterns that have more history behind them. There's a reason we don't get them every month; we can't handle looking at that kind of history every single month.
Every 18 years, in one month.
Right, and I feel like, you know, the opportunity to look at things more deeply that have more of a history shouldn't automatically scare us because there's a real opportunity in them. It's not just about, you know, you remember when we were kids at school, and someone would step behind you and kick your legs so it would sweep around you, and you trip. It's like the eclipses aren't just they're not just like, hey, let's sideswipe them, you know.
Sweep the leg.
The Eclipse is like Cobra Kai. So, it's not what it's all about, definitely not. Let's I'm going to start with Aries. What we're going to do is we're going to take a look, and then we're going to alternate and chime in as we do with each other's takes as we alternate signs.
We're going to look at the Taurus and Libra houses for each sign because those are where our eclipses are occurring. Here, you can see on October 14, we have the solar eclipse in Libra, and then there's the lunar eclipse; you can see it's exactly opposite the sun in Scorpio across the second and eighth.
That's October 28. It's an out of sign eclipse insofar as the nodes aren't in the same sign. The north node is in Aries, full moon lunar eclipse is in Taurus, but it still counts; it's still an eclipse. The nodes don't necessarily care about sign boundaries and how eclipses are created. So you want to pay attention to the house, the actual eclipse. The moon is actually falling in as it's eclipse, then that would be Taurus in this case.
So, at any rate, I'm gonna back this up to the 14th for every sign. So we kind of are focusing on that that Libra look. But we'll just kind of rather than move it for every single sign will just remind you on the 28th, the eclipse comes through Taurus; you're just sort of looking at that whole sign. Anyway, let's start with Aries, and then we'll just we'll go alternate signs and chime in for each other.
So with Aries, we start off the solar eclipse is in the seventh house and the lunar eclipse is in the second. Those are your two Venusian areas. Now, I've been thinking a lot about the second house lately because I've been rereading a text on Indian astrology and the way that Indian astrologers looked at the houses and, in addition to the way we tend to think about it as a place of resources, often money in particular.
The Indian astrologers really looked at the second house as all of the assets and resources that you have, for example, the education you receive and the people in your family who become tremendous allies or helpers to you somehow.
So it really has a very broad application in Indian astrology is like anything that acts as a very intimate, personal, and useful resource that helps you develop or grow or that gives you some kind of asset, inner resource or outer, and when I think about the solar eclipse, starting in the seventh, starting a new cycle, right, you got you've got like a meeting of past themes, old karma, but the beginning of something new with a solar eclipse, and then a lunar eclipse, signifying something completing itself around the place of resources.
I have to wonder how the people that act as valuable resources are changing or transforming somehow. Either like for example, if you're in a relationship, I could see something super mundane like your spouse's job changing and the money they provide or that assets or, you know, the reason versus they bring to the table as a couple is changing and that impacts what you are expected to give or contribute or something like that. It'd be very mundane.
But the other thing would be like, What do different people bring as assets or resources to you as an evolving person? You know, people bring different things, or people lack things that you find that you need people's strengths or weaknesses amplify your own, what you have or don't have, and so I think there's a really interesting connection for Arians, this month. Aries. Every time I say Arians, astrologers have been using that term to describe Aries natives, but then you say, talking about Nazis or something. Im not.
So, when you have this connection between the seventh and second, you could say relationships and resources, right, those are the areas, but I think when you look at the connection between them both being Venus-ruled places, and then Venus being in the sixth, that you're thinking about adjustments that have to be made around relationships, and how they're tied into psychic inner resources are literal financial material resources.
Yeah, I love that; I've been thinking a lot about the second house, too, in terms of values to add like value, right? Like what we value in the things that Prop us up, and if you take Adam Elenbaas's year one astrology course, you will learn why the second house does that.
I've been thinking a lot lately, too, about Libra. As you know, this Libra Aries axis is ideas about responsibility versus power, and I think there's this idea in a new moon, super intense new moon eclipse in Libra, where the responsibilities are being reshuffled in relationships that help you reallocate resources to yourself in some way.
It's similar to what Adam was saying, this idea of different ways you're shifting around, like maybe if you've taken too much responsibility for something that you're like, you know what someone else is going to handle that while I prop up my own feeling of that I have a resource or other abilities to support myself.
What I love about this October 28 eclipse is that it's widely conjunct Jupiter and that there's some really powerful exclamation point that has put on this poor cycle that we've been through to bring some sense of meaning around it, like I know why went through this last 18 months with the nodes in Taurus and Scorpio and it's ending with a sense of meaning making around like the resources that I have, why I have them and how I'm going to put them so you could use.
Yeah, it's interesting. There's someone in one of my courses, and I'll just sort of anonymously share this story; this was in front of a whole group; they mentioned that they were there in a job where they basically said, if you don't pay me better, I'm going to leave and, you know, it's kind of this moment of like, here's what I'm worth, and I'm willing to cut ties with someone if my worth isn't reflected in the relationship and she goes, I'm Aries rising, and I was like, well, there you go. Mars moving through there right now. Well, let's go to Taurus.
Awesome. Alright, so Taurus rising as you have the eclipse happening in your sixth house. This feels like the beginning of a journey, where you begin to recognize where you've maybe had to work really, really hard to maintain some sense of balance and harmony and how you might begin to unplug from that so that not only you find a little bit of personal relief, but you sort of reallocate who has the power and responsibility within certain relational spheres.
I think that that lines up with on October 28, with the lunar eclipse and Taurus, a real sense of grounding in a new identity, and again, with Jupiter, there may be new belief systems, no new cohesive understandings of who you are through your belief systems and your philosophies and the ways that you have grounded in a new identity.
That's something you know; we've been talking a lot about with Taurus risings over this dis transit with Jupiter and Uranus in the first house. But I think that it really begins sort of a new exploration of a deeper level with the sixth house stuff of things that might require a little bit more work, things that you have to really dig down to see things that feel like they take a little bit of a slog, but they're ultimately worth it at the end to land you in a new expression of who you are.
I like that. I also think of the sixth house as the things that we're willing to work and sacrifice for and you know, how is our identity or sense of self, changing as we are recognizing either I do or don't want the sacrifice or commitment of something?
Because the sixth is sort of like, whatever you're working for in there, you're going to shed some, there's blood, sweat, and tears involved, and so is it worth it? Does it align with who I'm becoming or who I'd like to be? And it could also be that we're saying, you know, what, there are some things I can't do, sacrifices I was trying to make, or work that I thought I could take on, that I'm realizing doesn't fit with this emerging sense of self or a deeper level of comfort and feeling with who I am and what I need. So this doesn't align or, or this does, so that I was thinking about it like that as well.
Yeah, I love that. I love that. That's a really nice way to think about the sixth house, too, Adam, like sort of that discernment. Right? Like, what can I do? What can I do? And there are just certain things we're limited by; we just can't do or don't want to. They don't align with us. Yeah,
It's like, there's only a certain amount of frustrating things that I can handle doing. You know?
I can only push about four boulders up the hill at the same time after that.
Let's go to Gemini. Gemini, on the ascendant, takes the eclipse of Libra into the fifth and the eclipse in Taurus into the 12th. It was interesting I was speaking with a woman recently who has been a speaker at Nightlight; she's an alumni, and she's developing a new series that we may end up doing something with on the YouTube channel or maybe another speaker series or something. She was talking about the different Dharma of the rising signs, and I just really loved what she was exploring.
Anyway, we ended up talking about Gemini risings for a bit in this conversation we had, and one of the things that I find we both agreed on is that Gemini risings as a matter of character arc or character development, will often explore dualities of identity. Right?
Like for example, one of the things that you know may come up as you explore being the good kid versus the dropout or something like I attend school, and I have perfect attendance, and then I just want to play with what it's like to be someone who skips school.
But there are all sorts of dualities, right, that can constitute light and dark and the need to like to explore different sides of who we are.
One of the things that I wonder about for Geminis right now because Uranus is slowly making its way to the first house for Geminis in just a couple of years, and you get these eclipses with Uranus in the 12th. To me, it starts stirring the drink of like; there are rebellious pieces of me. Desires I have, instincts that I have.
I think of Taurus in the 12th house, like the desire body and the way we are or are not in touch with it or the, you know, like the shadow of the bull is the Minotaur that devours in his like hungry and in the 12th house.
So I wonder, you know, to what extent are Geminis right now getting in touch with the shadow impulses, desires, and instincts through the 12th house Taurus eclipses that have been happening and then simultaneously when you think about the fifth house, which has such a lucid clear connection through a trine to the first and it's this place of creative fulfillment and a place of joy and pleasure.
It's incorporated a sense of who we are and what we love. What makes us feel creatively happy and here we see something new beginning as we're resolving something from the past with the south node and then simultaneously this 12th house eclipse.
So it makes me wonder if Geminis aren't going through a kind of recalibration of what feels good, what feels creatively fulfilling, and how their creative lives are or are not in touch with shadow elements of their desire body. Does that make sense?
Yeah, totally. I was thinking that Gemini when you work with Gemini, strong Gemini placement in a reading, they always want to show you, Castor. They never want to show you Pollux, right? There's always the good twin. The good twin is Castor, like here I am fun and social, and though that's gonna show your Pollux, the dark twin, that is the total opposite of that.
I think that you know, that's part of the journey of Gemini is to explore both it is to explore in the lightest sign of the year where it comes in the light cycle. There's also the opposing darkness that comes along with it, and I'm also, you know, wondering if, like, there's a sense with Venus in Virgo in the fourth house rule during this eclipse, where you're looking back at patterns from your ancestor, your past where you had to be the best little Venus in the whole world.
Where there was some sense of impeccability, like, I cannot show anybody that darker side of me, which is a bad side of you, it's just a different expression of the subconscious. Right, and with this eclipse, you know, in Libra, like, it's the balance needs to be restored from being very, very, very good to showing like I'm a fully rounded human being here to explore the full nature of light and dark in my incarnation.
Absolutely, and such a mercurial duality that we have with Venus in a Mercury-ruled sign ruling the 12th and the fourth. Yeah, I think you're super smart to point out that this could almost date back to how you felt like you had to show up to be good or acceptable within your family. That's a really super interesting way of looking at it. Gosh, and if people can hear that, like massive thunder, there's like, thunder and lightning storm going on outside my house, the internet is okay, so that's good. But I think that's really interesting because I was just like, it was funny. We were you started talking about the duality, and it was like, boom, and I was like, that's crazy.
Pollux is coming with the darkness.
So interesting is like the Mars retrograde in Gemini. I mean, it was client after client, including myself and natal Mars in Gemini, that were allowing themselves to tap into a Mars that hasn't been acceptable to show.
For me, that ended up constituting a kind of physical transformation. I was posting more workout videos, and there was kind of like, almost like leaning into that sort of really intensely because it had been so forbidden in my own psyche to be someone that was interested in working out or posting videos of working out or having because you don't do those things. You show only this light side of Mars, and I think just what you're saying about Gemini, and this is like being able to incorporate and include sides of ourselves that maybe we think or imagine are not acceptable. That's probably a huge piece of the Gemini rising horoscope.
Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I think, you know, Gemini just has that tendency of either or, where Sagittarius is both and yeah, opposing sign, and so it's just like that. You can show one and this one and this, But it's both; you're not one or the other. Yeah.
Yeah. I love when you put Sagittarius and Geminis in the same room. Because it's so interesting how the Sagittarius is just sort of like, you know, it's like they're walking around buck naked just being like, why don't you just own it man, you know, it says a Gemini finds it so like, sort of like offensive and unrefined and the Sagittarian finds the Gemini so sort of pretentious and cloaked you know,
Just showing the darkness, dude, whatever. We were in the darkest time of the year.
Yeah, cool. Cancer rising.
Alright, cancer rising. So we have the eclipse happening in your fourth house, and that is the October 14 new moon eclipse, and then we have the full moon eclipse, the lunar eclipse happening in your 11th house in Taurus.
This is interesting. So you know, this would be from, you know, the fourth house to me is always an exploration of our ingrained family beliefs, our ingrained family systems, the way we sort of had to comport ourselves in our families, what we inherit from our families, you know, with the south node there that can go back, you know, not just into your experience in your family of origin, but can also go back into patterns that may have been there for a long time.
Especially with Libra, I find around like keeping things balanced and harmonious at any cost. No matter what we do, we have to show a good face to the world. We have to make sure there's order. It might be a time where you're feeling like there's a sense of I am no longer constrained, or I'm transforming a sense of constraints by that feeling of me needing to be harmonious, and I can let myself flow a little bit more freely.
Because that's Venus in Virgo's other side that's ruling this eclipse from your third house is, there's a little bit more of a free flow of the goddess on the other side of Virgo, which I think might be something being released into, and then going into a Taurus eclipse in your 11th house, which is a sort of punctuation mark on this exploration of how you interpersonally relate within networks.
Who is a friend to you who really supports you and props you up? Especially props up how you're seen very visibly in the world, and that's with the 10th house because the 11th house, you know, supportive of the 10th house.
There's a really interesting dichotomy there of something that's worked out within a longer-term understanding of family that allows you to begin to, I think, with Jupiter there, receive more benefits and blessings and bigger opportunities to come through you through your social and professional networks.
Right. I feel like with this one, I could also see questions about family ancestral or societal norms, especially for women around the role that you play socially versus domestically. Moms, for example, I'm thinking of mothers who are balancing the feeling of the responsibilities of, say, being a mom and a wife with the desire to connect with like-minded people in the pursuit of your ambitions and dreams professionally.
I also wonder about, like, a new cycle, beginning around home, family, and living environment, that also could feel like there's some, like, regression involved. Like you're having to go back to go forward, somehow, you're having to look at things that you thought you were done with, or almost like, for them, there's like family karma that needs to be cleared, and so a new cycle of investigating old patterns is starting.
I also wonder about the conclusion of certain, you know, like when a lunar eclipse comes through the 11th, I think about, like, a cycle of ambitions, coming to a close, like, I've been really ambitious about this, or that I've wanted this or that and I'm sort of letting that go. Maybe I'm also seeing the connection between some of my ambitions and the history of my family and how those ambitions have been shaped by things that I was raised with, or my ambitions represent some kind of overcompensation for the trauma of my past. Anyway, those are some of the just sort of riffing here off from what you started with. Yeah,
I think that's really true. The fourth house is interesting, and, riffing off of that, I'm just being something where you're also beginning a new basis for yourself, you know, the base of your chart, you're beginning a sort of brand new cycle that is working through everything we just talked about, initiate something that feels more stable, or more true to who you are.
Home, family, living environment, and maybe your broader sense of community, stuff like that, too. Let's go to Leo, and I guess I'll start us off on this one.
So we have the Leo rising gets the eclipse of Libra solar eclipse in the third house, and then you've got the lunar eclipse in your 10th. This is Alex's rising sign. So, one of the things that, you know, I think it's important when you have eclipses in the third house, that it's almost like your the way I think about it is almost like when you if you take fish out of a tank, and you give them a new aquarium to swim in.
Or if you take a plant and put it in a new pot, there's kind of like an environmental transplant, and it's serving the goal or purpose of creating more harmony, it's somehow it's like, this is a more ideal environment, or this is a better space within which to achieve various goals. The environment might be reshuffled for the sake of different professional or creative aspirations signified by the eclipse in the 10th. House.
I also think about the desire to shift things in the environment so that more people are happy, or that there's a kind of like, it's like a diplomatic reshuffling of the environment, or of patterns in everyday life that kind of serve a greater harmony, I could see this as the adjusting of life as you, you know, take in new roommates or start living with someone and you have to rearrange the kitchen.
It's almost like when kids go back to school, and you're figuring out a carpool system for you or something like that. So this is almost like a new paradigm is needed for the functioning of everyday life, to temper extremes, or to eliminate old patterns that aren't working any longer.
But also, this reshuffling is part of a deeper cycle of fulfillment and completion that's happening in the public and professional house. So that's really interesting. You could almost see that as also like maybe someone's getting a new office, or they're taking a new route to work, or they're working in a different department or building or something.
So I could see kind of like a connection between the everyday environment changing, of course, karma around siblings, neighbors, you know, people that sort of exist around your living environment somehow, or everyday life could be changing, and then things kind of coming to a cycle coming to closure or resolution in the career house.
Yeah, it's interesting that you bring that up because, like, you know, as a Leo rising, I'm one of the things I'm considering right now just super mundane and easy, but I want to get back to doing in-person energy work. So I'm looking for an office space, right? I've been working out of my house exclusively for the last three years, and while it's wonderful, and I love working from home, there's something about it where I'm like, you know, I really want to get back to see clients in person.
I've even been teaching more yoga classes lately, just because I like getting back out into a different environment and shaking that up, which is all about what I do for work. So I think it's interesting; I think, also, you know, one thing I've been reflecting on a lot about this third house eclipse and just having Mars's transit through Libra, too, is the exultation of Saturn.
There often can be, without realizing it, a deep desire for some kind of control in Libra and I think it's not, it's not often spoken about the balance, but like, we're going to control the bit, we're all going to have harmony and Goddamnit, we're going to like it, and there's a little bit here where I've been noticing for myself, like, you know, in my heart, I can loosen up a little bit, I've had such control over my environment for so long.
It's like, you know what, it's okay; I can loosen the grip a little bit around that this is the summer three planets in Virgo and Libra moon; that's not always the easiest thing to do. But I think that there is some refreshments that are coming in here around what you might not have even seen around you until it gets shaken a little bit. You're like, Oh, I could loosen up on that. I could try that. I could do this a little bit differently, especially with the wide square to Pluto. That really helps with that, too.
Yeah, and also, if we look at the ruler, Venus, and Virgo in the second, it also makes me wonder if the shift we're doing has something to do with more wisely allocating our resources or trying to create more of a harmony of how our energy works.
For example, and I don't know if it's true or not, but I know that I need a place I work from home, you know, and I need a place that really feels separate from the rest of the house where I work. Because otherwise, the energy of doing, you know, healing astrological counseling can kind of spill over into my home life.
So I feel like the Venus in Virgo in the second is like, this is how I would like things to go. This is like Venus in Virgo, as many people know, is very particular about and almost so particular that it's hard to live up to, which is why Venus in Virgo is frequently described as disappointed or crestfallen, or all this kind of depression language.
But, you know, in my opinion, you know, some of the finest artists like you think of one of my clients who's like a world-renowned stylist, you think of Martha Stewart, Venus, and Virgo, people. It Venus in Virgo people can live with things not being perfect. It's like an amazingly, it's a crafty Venus placement that can be like a master artistic craftsman or something.
You think about that in the second house, Venus in Virgo is sort of like, this is how I want things to go so that energy and resources are flowing effectively. Yep. So it's almost like that's an underlying motivation around work and the environment right now for Leos.
I say with Virgo a lot with clients, remember, it's the harvest sign and that even the most abundant harvest can be squandered if it's not organized properly. If you don't allocate things, if you don't have, you know, you know, how many carrots and how many potatoes and how much you have in certain spaces. So it's a wonderful reorganizational process that ultimately can be long-term very beneficial here.
Well, speaking of Virgos, let's put Virgo on the ascendant; we'll do that next.
Alright, so Venus and our interesting alright, so this is for Virgo rising, so you're going to have the Solar Eclipse in Libra in your second house. This would be around, you know, if you've heard some of the stuff we've talked about, around the second house, the new cycle, and how you view and hold your sense of resource and value in the things that sort of hold up your identity and help you be powerful in the world.
It can easily relate to money, but it can relate to other resources and sense of value as well, and maybe with Libra too, like a place where you've felt like you've had to hold a lot together or hold a sense of balance or harmony at all costs where it's like somehow something begins to loosen up a little bit more where it's like if I look at this a slightly different way or if I allow something that was out of balance to come back into balance. I somehow have a lot more at my disposal.
That might come with a lunar eclipse in your ninth house, a reshuffling of your beliefs, a reshuffling of the way you order things, a reshuffling of the way that you make sense of those ideas around your allocation of resources or the way that you're handling or working with your resources.
It could also be, I mean, just with the ninth house, something that comes from overseas, you know, that's the house of foreign travel, there's something that comes here that is like from a foreign land or from far away that is assisting you in that process, by bringing something in that ninth house, like the formation of a new meaning making system helps you with this reallocation of resources, thinking about the way you use your resources differently, with more flexibility, maybe.
Yeah, I like that a lot and I think about Venus, the ruler of both eclipses being, you know, in Virgo in the first house, one of the things that comes to my mind is having to be reconciled to ourselves, just the way that we are. So the worst of Venus and Virgo in the first house would be you're not beautiful enough, you're not valuable enough, you're not worthy enough, you're not living up to some ideal standard, and I can't possibly accept the messiness of being an embodied soul in the material world.
That's one of the things that, you know, Venus in Virgo can struggle with or even like anxiety, about how beautiful or attractive or appealing or worthy of love I am or something like that. So, if you think about there being maybe some work on self-esteem, self-image, self-love.
Or even the opposite where Venus, you know, Venus in the first house, even though the dignity might be challenging, could be about saying, you know, what, I'm reconciling myself to the way that I am and feeling really good about it, you know, maybe that's how people are feeling, it doesn't have to be bad. But the point is that there's sort of like a reconciliation with self happening.
I see that that is happening at the same time that some kind of an adjustment is happening around the money or resources, and at the same time, there's almost like the conclusion of some kind of paradigm, like a belief system or a way of seeing the world or maybe seeing yourself in the world, because of a belief system.
I mean, belief systems inform the way we think about ourselves as much as they inform the way we think about the cosmos, and so some, some intersection between our beliefs, how we see love, or lack love for ourselves and the, again, something like the allocation of our time, or money, or energy, or resources or our values. Those are the shifting pieces right now, as far as we can tell here, with these three houses.
You know, with that Venus in Virgo, I'm riffing off of that. My former therapist used to say something really interesting. She never said secure attachment. She said, good enough attachment. Like, I always loved, you know, it's like because I think even when we're doing healing work with Venus and Virgo around the self, there can be this like sense of it has to be perfect, has to be perfectly done and to be perfectly healed.
There's like, there's enough that gets us to a place where we can enjoy ourselves, and there's always going to be some amount of messiness and being human, and I think that's an interesting line that will be told this month around the sense of self for verbose.
Yeah, you know, I find that sometimes, for example, the same thing will carry over with money; people will say, when will I ever have the financial reality that I want? And one of the questions I'll start with, in that meeting, to be trite, is just have you ever been, like, in a state of total, you know, lack? It turns out that a lot of people, I mean, some people haven't, but most people are like, if they reflect that, like, Oh, I've always been okay, I've always somehow made it.
I think that a lot of the time, even if someone's finances are about to be augmented somehow by an astrological transit, the same anxiety will still be there if we haven't addressed it, which is that there's a good enough that we all have to get in touch with around our material state, you know, and maybe that's part of it for Virgos this month, too is like your okay?
It's interesting, really, really interesting. My daughter, seven, going on eight years old, is a Virgo rising, and at bed recently, Mars is going through the second house. At bedtime, which is when kids often dump, right? It's like amazing. You ask at dinner, how was your day? Nothing right before bed. Let me tell you my whole life story. So, right, she's at bedtime, and she said I'm really worried about money. We don't discuss our finances with our kids. You know, it's like bringing them into that reality. Probably a little later and to teach them about money and stuff. We taught them very basic things like saving a little bit and giving them some chores and stuff, they can earn a little bit of, you know, so we've done some little things.
But she said, How do you know that you're going to keep making money and that you'll be okay? And this was not her asking me; this was like an existential question like, how do you in you know, like, how do you ever know that you're secure with it?
I just thought that was like, I was like, wow, that's like such a Mars in your second house question. It's seven, you know? And so I told her, I said, well, you don't, and I said, but there are two different ways of thinking about wealth, and I said, one is that you there's money in the world that facilitates material things, you know, and that's really tentative for most people, they live with a lot of uncertainty around, and you learn to live with that anxiety. Because that kind of wealth can come and go, and you just don't know, and for some people, that worry or anxiety is a lot more than for other people, and that's a really interesting part of this world. Some people have a lot, some people don't have as much, it's not always fair, and she was like, Well, why, you know, she's Mars and Libra. Like, why isn't it perfectly balanced?
And I will fight to make it balanced.
Yeah, and then and then I go, Well, you know, I said, the other kind of wealth is soul wealth, right, and that's the wealth of our friendships, our relationships, our creativity, you know, our, the way we enjoy ourselves with our family members, the things that you love, and that's the kind of wealth that you can build up, and most people will feel more secure with that.
Because those are things that, you know, you get to do, you have a little bit more control over inside of your heart. So we were talking about that and that concept, and she really grasped it, like, right away, and I just thought, wow, this is so Mars going through her second house as a seven year old.
It's so it's amazing how you see the archetypes, even like in a question you would never think your seven year old daughter would ask you that. You see the archetype illuminated in her mind; right gets highlighted all of a sudden in the way she's thinking so interesting.
Yeah, well, anyway, that was a big digression, but hopefully useful for Virgos out there.
Let's go on to Libra. For Libra as well, the eclipses in your first house. Solar eclipse in your first house as a Libra lunar eclipse in your eighth. I love this one for Librans. Over the years, I have made special note out of people who have their luminaries in Libra in the first sun or moon and Taurus in the eighth, and it's a really interesting pattern that I've observed, in part because there are some people that are closer to me in my life that have the luminaries in those two houses.
One of the things that I'll say about the combination of these houses, for Libra rising in particular, is that the eighth house was called the Esteem of Other People and Librans as a Libra rising-like character arc. One of the biggest things that Libra risings are often developing is an inner subjective sense of soul that is not rooted in adherence to societal norms, standards of virtue, principles of morality, images of beauty like you won't find people that are classy, or more refined, poised, intelligent, and sort of socially aware than Librans and that's their gift.
But you also won't find people who are more all of those things than Librans, which sometimes includes a sense of self that is not sort of dictated by, like, sort of social geometry. Right? The soul is not a perfect triangle.
In other words, the soul may like triangles or circles, or you know, like ideal shapes. But the soul is a mediating ground for images like triangles and circles. It isn't a triangle or circle. Maybe it's a circle; that would be the closest shape I could think of for a soul. But you get the idea, and I think that what Librans often go through when there's stuff happening in the first and eighth simultaneously is a retrieval of identity from the grips of where you feel most obligated, indebted, or tied to other people and what they expect from you.
Oh my god, clap. Slow clap. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, it's true. I just have a Libra moon, and I was like, Yeah, I'm not even the first house. But that's something I've definitely been aware of my whole life. There. Thank you, Adam. Thank you. But you know, it's interesting, I would say, with Libra risings. A lot of times, I'm always thinking like, who you are is not up for committee vote. It's not up for like debate amongst other people, or who how you feel you're imbalanced with other people, which can be the shadow of it, which is like, you feel like you're tap dancing a lot, like, well, this person needs this from me, but this person needs this for me and a lot of in the extreme end of it kind of like putting out fires everywhere, like, Okay, well, this just went to shit and I make sure this person is okay and running around.
I think with that, that lunar eclipse in the eighth house, you know, riffing off what you're saying, Adam, there's this idea of kind of, like, putting to bed, the need to feel obligated to do that, that people can take care of themselves that who they are as who they are, who you are as who you are and that when you focus that as a Libra rising as you said, there's a real poise and elegance and sense of kind of an unassuming power that comes from the locking in of that balance within yourself, rather than trying to find the balance and kind of tap dancing around for what other people need you to be or what you think they need you to be.
Right, especially with Venus in Virgo in the 12th during this time, like, it turns out, I'm a little slutty, and I like to get it on in the copy room. You know, there's, like, something, it's sort of like, hidden, maybe inappropriate. It's not the Venus you want to show to the world. But it's like, this is a moment where Librans could be like, well, damn what other people think, you know, and I think that might be a good thing.
You would want to be really careful during this time of adjusting who you are based on, you know, this sort of hidden paranoid obsession with how people are judging you or how they're thinking about you, which can present, you know, Venus in the 12th could sort of present as like your worries about what other people think.
So I think that, along with the eighth house eclipse, is speaking to extricating yourself from various social expectations that you've somehow adopted, you know, that maybe aren't aren't the best somehow.
Yeah, it's interesting, you know, I've always seen with people with Venus in Virgo, and they get outer planetary hard aspects of that Venus in Virgo. Exactly what you said happens; there's a secret hidden place that wants to be expressed. I finally want to do what I want to do, as opposed to what other people, like people, expect me to do, and that's, I think, something that might be explored here, especially with the eighth house involved.
Alright, so Scorpios, I would say exploration, I think of unconscious material things that have been in the back of your mind and the darker areas, your psyche, where you may not have seen that relate to as they're explored, or they're begun or the older with the south node, they're the older aspects of the subconscious are brought to light and healed has a fairly I think with Jupiter, they're fairly positive effects on relationships, your relational style, how you interrelate with either your primary partners or your dating life or even just with people around you.
I think that you know, Scorpios are often, by their nature, very comfortable in the dark and very comfortable being in their sort of like their inner space. I think that an eclipse in Libra is really interesting in the 12th house because I think it might look at spaces where the sign that can feel like it has to be controlled in some way. Like again, you've had subconscious tendencies where there had to be control and lots of responsibility where you're like, Okay, I'm letting that go that allows me to loosen up a little bit more in relationships to relate with a little bit more fun in your life.
Some ideas coming out from that, but I liked it that way. The lunar eclipse is happening right next to Jupiter. I feel like there's a whole new cohesion relief coming in around relationships during the cycle for Scorpios.
I like to think about the relationship between the first sign and the 12th sign as dueling archetypes that are vying for, you know, the center of importance in the personality. So, for example, Scorpio, let's just say that Scorpio as this kind of just like deep autumnal feminine sign of Mars; the character art usually has something to do with the need for, let's call it, spiritual development because a lot of people who are into astrology are going to be concerned about that kind of development, that the spiritual development incorporate both upward and downward path simultaneously.
So, the upward path might be prayer, and the downward path might be sex, but both can deliver the same effect. You know, and Scorpio is sometimes going to be like wrestling with dragons and serpents and primordial energies and trying to somehow incorporate and include, and there's a kind of rage that gets stirred up in a Scorpio if you try to exclude something that is, if you try to exclude the primordial and just overcome it, and, like slay the dragon, that the heroes always killed by the scorpion, right, you know what I mean?
Like the heroes always being hit in the heel, clipped with the stinger in the heel, because the sort of the Achilles heel of the hero is the inability to accept darkness as a fundamental part of the Divine.
So Scorpio risings are always like, Nope, it's part of it, and I have to include it as a part of who I am somehow, and there's this struggle that takes place with those, the primordial waters within making sense of them.
Well, Libra is not about that. Like, so you think about the Libran archetype in the 12th house is going to be more like I am, I am the presence of, high culture, and class and the justice system and the courts and the democracy and the house of the Senate and, like, the refinement of like colleges and universities. Libra has the sense of being like, Oh, we've slayed the dragons of our lower instincts, and we have this nice social order that's working.
So, on the one hand, you could see that the, in the 12th house, there gonna be times at which, that's, that's just doesn't make sense for what a Scorpio rising is trying to deal with. You know, like, that's what your rising may look at that and say, Oh, my God, that's all so superficial. You know, I'm diving into the waters and wrestling with serpents, and you're sitting there like Barbie, you know, trying to create a perfect world, and something about you feels very phony. So there's this, like, hatred of things that are phony that is actually sometimes like a polarizing unconscious blind spot for Scorpios, and that's Libran 12th.
But on the other hand, you have this need for the incorporation of Libra. Like, you know, if you're around Scorpio rising, sometimes you're like, dammit, would you just incorporate a little bit of Libra, rather than like pressing the nuclear switch all the time? Like, you know, like, can you have, and so sometimes the thing is that Scorpios need to incorporate more Libran sensibility as a way of navigating social situations with less sort of primordial chaos involved.
So it's like, I could see this going in either direction where the eclipses like, look, you need a little bit more refinement in how you're doing things because you're triggering detonations in relationships, you're disturbing the peace, and that's the eclipse in the seventh and the eclipse of the 12th is like, let's help you refine and become a little bit more balanced and careful and tactical, socially.
On the other hand, you know, let's just say that this shows up as facades in relationships that you can't tolerate any longer, so you could see it kind of going in either direction.
It's a very kind of Holden Caulfield's kind of feeling with Scorpio, the phonies, right, and like sometimes it's like, you know what, sometimes people are just having dinner, you know, like there's that there's a pressing need for I love that. I love that. Yeah, I think that'd be an interesting dichotomy.
Well, you know, that's, that's why I love that scene so much from Into the Wild, where the young man who's rejecting the world is sitting in a restaurant with what's the guy's name? I'm forgetting the actor's name. Oh, I can see him. He was in Wedding Crashers with Owen Wilson was his name? Vince Vaughn, sitting at the table with Vince Vaughn, you know? And he goes, he's like, yeah, man, I'm just, I gotta get out of this place, you know, society, and then they start ratcheting up society, and you look around everyone in the restaurants going like this, you know, it's like, he's probably a Scorpio rising guys.
So, anyway, all right, let's go on to Sagittarius and in Sagittarius, we have the eclipse, a solar eclipse in the 11th, and the lunar eclipse in Taurus, and I think you know, first of all, for an 11th house eclipse, I almost always think about the kinds of people that we surround ourselves with, and with the south node here, maybe there's the need to start something new or initiate a new cycle, the need to create some kind of transformation.
But this is because we have reached a turning point with respect to patterns from the past and how we have what choices we've made around social interactions, allies, friends, groups of people, patterns from the past around those topics coming up, and the opportunity to start something new, or to delve, you know, kind of like peel back another layer of the onion with respect to our sense of social standing, status, who friends are and aren't who allies are and aren't and really, there's a history behind what's going on in that house right now with the south node.
At the same time, you've got a Taurus eclipse in the sixth place, while the ruler Venus is also in the 10th, which makes me wonder about seasons of work and sacrifice. So, you know, the sixth house almost always has to do with what we are in the process of willingly sacrificing for, right?
I'm willing to be frustrated by having to slowly learn how to speak a language or learn a craft, or there's kind of six house sometimes been described as apprenticeship, and insofar as apprenticeship is the frustrating art of persevering in trying to learn or do something or get good at something, it's a very sixth house topic.
But also, the sixth house is what we are and aren't willing to hurt for. You know, and so if you think about that, along with the 11th house, it's like, not just what are we willing to hurt or not hurt for? But who are we willing to do it with? Like, which people are the right people in which acts of sacrifice or work or labor are the right ones?
Yeah, you know, it's interesting when we're teaching yoga teachers, there's always the two first two or three weekends, people are going through a process. I can't remember who whose scale this is, but it's called conscious incompetence, where you realize what you don't know, and it's a frustrating necessary part of the learning process where you're sort of putting everything together, and I'm wondering if there's something going on in the sixth house there that's coming to a completion.
Like there's a coming into a greater sort of flow of understanding with that lunar eclipse that happens on the 28th that somehow is related to the beginning of a new cycle in you know, really pick the people who really support harmony and balance in your life and have your best interests at heart and how you're publicly viewed.
And that, you know, it's okay for you also in the public view with Venus sitting right there in Virgo at the top of your chart to be seen as less than perfect; it actually can make you make us feel more relatable more at ease people feel more at ease with us to be seen as you know, I am a human being too who does my best and strives for excellence, but I also have my own stuff that I'm working on.
It could also be that I mean another way of looking at it; we were talking earlier about the Sagittarius being the ones who are comfortable, you know, just walking around nude like what, you know, I'm a centaur you know, like, just like the drunk half-naked guy at the Renaissance Festival. He has a flag in an ale, and there's beer pouring down his beard or something. What do you think? Who cares?
My God-given rights.
You could see all of these as also tempering your social appearance; the very same things that we're talking about that could help you feel more free to be less than perfect could also be seen as the realization that you need to adapt or change how you're presenting and set some boundaries or, you know, meet some other people's expectations, and that could be the sacrifice that's difficult but worth it right now. Great. Okay, let's go to Capricorn.
Okay, so Capricorn, we have the solar eclipse happening in your 10th house and the lunar eclipse happening in your fifth house in Taurus. You know, I think with Capricorns, I think, Adam, you and I have talked about this before about Capricorns, letting themselves enjoy in some way.
So I'm thinking about, like, in your career, a new cycle, this beginning, look at just the 10th house as career like from that standpoint, that there's a beginning of a cycle were like maybe something that has had to feel like you've had to hold a lot of responsibility or a lot of balance, or you're really working hard to keep the harmony and there's a little bit of history behind needing to do that.
It's starting to break loose in favor of also recognizing that you can enjoy things in life; there are creative things you can bring into your life. But that's a really necessary expression for us as human beings is our creative pursuits, which is this fifth house idea, and I think that you know, being ruled by Saturn, and having, you know, this sense of wanting things to be very, very orderly, and stable.
There might be the I feel, I really feel like this, this eclipse in Libra might be a call to be like, you know, it's okay if things are a little bit off balance, or it's okay, if like, you're not totally holding responsibility for something that you allow yourself some creative pursuit, some ability to move towards the more creative sphere of life, that gives you a sense of pleasure, and that not everything has to be held in a harmonious space all the time. That's okay.
I love that. Yeah. I love that. It's interesting, Capricorn risings with the sense that they're, somehow, their life and their identities across the has to be bared, and then you think about the pressure of Libra in the 10th. The exultation of Saturn doesn't get any easier with the kinds of expectations that are up there in the public sphere for Capricorn risings either, you know, a lot of pressure.
I think about Taurus in the fifth as like a release valve. You know, it's like, okay, well, here's where the sensual, creative dimension of life where you just get to be like grazing and, you know, sort of on the lazy river that's there.
Then Venus is in the ninth, and I wonder if Venus in the ninth isn't bringing up our belief systems and whether the belief system isn't informing the level of strictness or rigidity that we have about pleasure, about performance, social expectations, and about personal expectations. I see Venus in the ninth along with the eclipse in the fifth, maybe, like, again, the release valve idea of being like, take the pressure off, you're just a little human with the body, and it's okay to also like, you know, get off the roller coaster and get on the lazy river ride.
Right, and I think an anxiety thing with Capricorns is important. Remember, like other people are capable too they'll, they'll be okay. When you take that responsibility off your belt, they'll be okay. They may not do it exactly the way you do it, but they can; they're capable of handling that themselves.
Perfectly said, we'll go on to Aquarius, where we get the eclipses in your ninth and fourth, and you know, Aquarius is another interesting rising sign, and I actually love that Aquarius deals with Capricorn in the 12th. It's like two different versions of Saturn vying for dominance in the personality if we use that example I gave earlier.
With Aquarians, there's this Okay, on the one hand, you have this kind of; I love the phrase that Aquarians love humanity but hate people. Like such a perfect way of describing it's kind of, you know, it's a little cynical. So it's not entirely true, but there's a way in which Aquarius has the loftiest sense of what human beings are capable of, but in the first house, they may have zero sense of how they are a human.
You know, so there's this dichotomy between seeing the highest potential of humanity at large but then sometimes having a difficult time seeing how I, as an individual, am a human and, then, often the dichotomy between what humans are capable of and who I am as an individual human becomes a source of drama or tension.
You know, Capricorn is interesting because although Capricorn was a Saturn-ruled sign. It really Capricorn is so much more about bearing, like we said, bearing the cross or the heaviness or the weightiness of being a human and sometimes hyper responsibility or overworking or taking oneself too seriously.
But then that's such an interesting; it's very different from Aquarius, who sometimes can't take themselves seriously because they can't take themselves at all they don't. There's more of a dissociation between the ideal human and me as a human, and so I think what's really interesting to me is that when you look at Taurus, which is such an embodied place, that's the place of home, family, roots.
For Aquarians, right now, there might be some way in which you know your living environment, your home, and your history has something to teach you or offer you or provide you a contrasting image of what it means to be alive.
For example, my daughter, my younger daughter, is an Aquarius rising. She goes to school, and man, is she in her head about the whole thing. It's like, immediately, I can just see her; she's just tripping out socially. She gets back home and in the sphere of home with parents and family, you know, it's like, they're right back in their body. Do you know what I mean?
That's the first house, the fourth house with Aquarius Taurus. I wonder if just for Aquarians, especially with Pluto entering the first house again in the new year, if there isn't a story being told right now about embodiment and reconciling yourself as a human to your body while at the same time still holding and developing your belief in your highest potential.
Your orientation, intellectually, spiritually, and philosophically, is being developed and evolving in the ninth house, but it has to do so at the same time that there's some ability to anchor into the body in the fourth house; that's what I'm seeing.
I love that, you know, thinking about, like, Aquarians, like, you bring an Aquarian to a party, and they're musing on what's a party, like, why are we here? What are we doing? What's the party about? Like, why are we having coffee? Why do we drink tea? There's all this like, you know, because that removes, you know, outside spaces that are looking at it.
I think that there's something here about with balance, and I'm just kind of putting this all together holistically as I look at it like your individual needs as Aquarius also matter. Who you are in the enjoyment of your life and being an interaction with someone as an individual is also important, and sometimes, I think there's something about Libra helping with a balance in that sense; a new era of belief systems are out of balance, and that sense about.
I get to be existentially aware of the world, but I also get to inhabit the world at the same time and inhabit like, because I often find that Aquarians they really want to connect, even though there's a sense of wanting to be solitary, but they're not quite sure how to overcome that cerebral interaction with things.
Especially when it gets superhuman, my five-year-old again; she's in pre-K right now. She comes home, and you know what her big problem was? So social dilemmas of all sorts, but one of the things she goes is, what do I do when I accidentally see someone's butt? Because, you know, kids at school, whatever, they're itching their butts or whatever, said, well, so he was itching his butt, and I could see his bottom crack, you know, and I, first of all, I just, I was, she was so sincere. What do I do? You know, and I was like, so adorable, and I was like, and that is so Aquarian.
What does one do when they see a butt crack?
She knows, like at home, we've taught her about, like, you know, respecting private parts and stuff like that. So she knows that. So now she's like, cool, shit. There's a buck crack. I was, so I was like, Well, you know what that's gonna happen. You know, interestingly, I was at Target, and I saw someone bending over, and there they had a big butt crack I could see.
I got a little embarrassed seeing it, but I thought, well, it's just human. Everyone has a body. It's okay. You know, so we're walking through this kind of stuff. I just thought, oh my gosh, this is so perfect though, because she's got Mars in Libra going through the ninth house, and she's in school, you know, and she's wrestling with these things about, you know, social standards and norms and whatever, and then there's this Taurus energy going on, like what about the actual skin, you know?
Oh, anyway, let's go on to our last sign and, always, our favorite, which is Pisces. We have the eclipse in the eighth and the eclipse in the third.
I think you know, but looking at this, and kind of holistically, Venus in Virgo actually ruling this Libra Eclipse really stands out to me. I'm thinking of, you know, Goodwill Hunting, which is one of my favorite movies. When Robin Williams says to Matt Damon, you're not perfect sport, and I got news for you she's not either, but are you perfect for each other?
I think with Pisces, there's something around with an eighth house Eclipse and Venus in the seventh house and then a concluding lunar eclipse in the third house, something around the recognition of the ideal is not necessarily the goal, the thing that you've created in relationship and how you interact with other people, maybe you feel obligated to an ideal or responsible for holding the harmony of an ideal together that's been created, you can let go of some of that responsibility, and there's somewhat of an interaction again, on a human level of, I just get to be the free-flowing goddess in my relationships.
I get to be in the sort of messy incarnation of humanity, and I'm not obligated to hold up some sort of standard of ideal perfection or feel like other people are obligated to hold that up to me, and with that concluding eclipse in the third house of like something that may have been happening without even you realizing it until something stirred the pot enough in your environment where you were recognizing like, there's the right relationship, there's not the perfect relationship. There's the right interaction; there's not the perfect interaction. The ideal we create in our mind sometimes doesn't even live up to the joy of living a wonderful interpersonal human relationship with each other. It's kind of what comes to mind for that.
Yeah, yeah. Amen.
That's it. Man. I have to say, you know, that the idea here is that Pisceans could experience disappointment with someone else. But you know what? That disappointment could be the best possible thing that could happen. Because where there's a disappointment, you have a choice; the disappointment can clarify, and the standard is not met, or that's been the reason for the disappointment that could lead you to get out of a relationship, for example.
On the other hand, disappointment could allow you to have a more realistic understanding of yourself and others and also be an opportunity for self-reflection. Well, am I so perfect, you know, or, especially with Saturn in your first house? Like, am I any better than anyone else, really, and then, maybe also grace.
Wherever people disappoint us in our standards, there's an opportunity to let our standards be more flexible and graceful and forgiving, and we bring that in through forgiveness, and so if we can forgive someone else, that may also be the gateway for actually growing in intimacy, because the choice to forgive and the choice to let our standards be more flexible is also the choice for self-forgiveness, right?
Because we're going to, we're going to need to be forgiven at some point, and we probably already do need it, you know, so it's funny how that act of like disappointment can be this mirroring moment of forgiveness and self-acceptance.
Agreed. Agreed. Softening?
Well, we got through, we got through it, and we did it.
We did it. Happy eclipse season, everybody.
Yeah, happy eclipse season. I want to tell you guys where you can learn more about Alex and his amazing work. So, I'm going to put up his Instagram, which is @Alexamorosihealing on Instagram, which makes regular astrology content; you can follow him there, as I do, and then go to Alexamorosi.com. If you want to book a reading or a healing session, is there anything else you have coming up? Alex, do you have a newsletter as well?
I have a newsletter. If you go on my website, you go to the bottom of the website, and you'll be able to sign up for my email list. Every month, I do a new and full moon newsletter, and sometimes, when there's a really major transit, I'll do one about that, too.
That's something I've gotten really regularly into. So that's that's a big thing. You know, other than that, no, I'm doing my readings, and I'm loving seeing people, and it's just it's such a great strategy. It's just so amazing to be able to help people with that tool. It really is.
Yeah, I say; by the way, the puppy has been sound asleep the whole time. Yeah, she's been totally just like passed out on the floor. Yeah. She perked up a little bit when we went through Gemini because there was this big crack of thunder, and she was like, what was that? And then she was like, Okay, I'm going back to sleep.
Well, thank you for being here. Alex, we appreciate you. Thank you, everybody, for listening. I hope you guys have a great month. We will be seeing you for more content as the week unfolds, and we will be looking at the eclipses in greater depth from an archetypal standpoint as they approach, so stay tuned for more. And we hope you guys have a great month of October. Take it easy, everyone. Bye