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Solar Eclipse in Libra: A Ring of Transformation!

Twice a year, when the Sun aligns within 18° of one of the Lunar Nodes, we step into Eclipse Season. This Saturday, at 9:24 a.m. PDT, a celestial spectacle unfolds as the Moon and Sun converge at 21°08’ Libra, within 3°45’ of the South Node. What we get is an Annular Solar Eclipse, a breathtaking event where the Moon's position, at her apogee or furthest point from Earth, creates a "ring of fire" around the Moon.

Annular "Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse
Annular "Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse - be sure to keep your protective glasses on for this one!

Photo by NASA

Now, let's dive into the cosmic artistry of this Libra Solar Eclipse…

The Sun and Moon dance closely with a few planetary partners, revealing profound insights:

  • Firstly, they're in cahoots with Mercury while locking horns with Chiron. Mercury resides in Libra, engaging in a tight opposition with Chiron in Aries, sparking conversations about wounds and healing, especially within relationships.

  • Venus chimes in with a semisquare, adding her touch of love and beauty to the mix. Jupiter, in his quintessential generous fashion, forms a quadnovile aspect, offering us hidden opportunities.

  • Uranus, the agent of change, brings his electrifying presence through a biquintile, promising surprising twists.

  • Neptune's mystical allure enters the scene with a triseptile, urging us to explore our inner realms.

  • As for Pluto, his square aspect reminds us of the ongoing transformation of our relationships with ourselves and our loved ones.

  • This eclipse is a South Node event, indicating that something significant is being released!

Now, let's consider how this stunning display affects each of the rising signs and their respective houses:

  • Aries Rising (7th House): You'll be reflecting on your relationships and partnerships.

  • Taurus Rising (6th House): Your focus turns to health, work, and daily routines.

  • Gemini Rising (5th House): The eclipse spotlights creativity, romance, and children.

  • Cancer Rising (4th House): Your home, family, and emotional foundations come into focus.

  • Leo Rising (3rd House): Your communication and local community connections take center stage.

  • Virgo Rising (2nd House): Finances, values, and self-worth are in the spotlight.

  • Libra Rising (1st House): This eclipse marks a significant personal shift or new beginning.

  • Scorpio Rising (12th House): Your inner world, dreams, and spirituality are highlighted.

  • Sagittarius Rising (11th House): Friends, social circles, and your aspirations come into focus.

  • Capricorn Rising (10th House): Career, public image, and life direction take center stage.

  • Aquarius Rising (9th House): The eclipse spotlights travel, higher education, and spiritual growth.

  • Pisces Rising (8th House): Your intimate relationships, shared resources, and transformations are in focus.

This eclipse marks the first Solar Eclipse visible in the United States since the awe-inspiring Great American Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017, which carved a path from the west to the east coast, bisecting the nation.

Map of the United States, showing the paths of the Great American Eclipse, Annular Eclipse of 10/14/23, & Total Solar Eclipse of 4/8/23
The United States is getting some cosmic attention!

Graphic created by Elise Hicks

The next American Total Solar Eclipse will grace our skies on April 8, 2024. Interestingly, its path intersects with this current eclipse (October 14, 2023) in Texas, and also crosses the path of the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 in the mid-west, signaling profound shifts and changes on the horizon.

Given the intensity of Solar Eclipses, I'm not suggesting elaborate ceremonies. Instead, let's collectively focus on creating peaceful and harmonious interactions in our relationships.

Lastly, our hearts are with the people of Israel and Palestine during these horrific & challenging times. Let us hold the Middle East in our thoughts, knowing that miracles can unfold when we shift the focus of our attention.

May your life be adorned with love, peace, and all the positive transformation that you desire!

Elise PS: Are you a visionary yearning for more in life, having achieved success, but sensing there's a greater purpose waiting for you?

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