For the solar and lunar eclipses of October 2023, looking to each of the signs they appear in can help us through these times. Libra: relationships and boundaries. Be kind to people, have compassion for them but stand your ground. Say “no” to people’s B.S. Hang up the phone, delete the group text, leave the room if you have to. Taurus: security and safety. Don’t spend money you don’t want to spend. Take care of your body. Listen to your gut.
What does the October 2023 solar eclipse in Libra mean, astrologically?
As mentioned earlier, the solar eclipse will come to us on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the pleasant afternoon hour of 2:00 p.m. (EST), arriving at 21 degrees and 10 seconds of Libra. Solar eclipses can be pretty exciting, sometimes heralding a birth, a marriage, or the start of a new job.
In astrology, we connect Libra with our relationships, including how we connect and relate to one another. It is the diplomat and mediator of the zodiac. Libras are sometimes labeled as indecisive; this is not wholly accurate, but it’s necessarily inaccurate, either. Libras are one of the people-pleasers of the zodiac, pushing to keep everyone happy and often hesitating to ask for what they really want.
Now, there is no way to predict what will happen in our lives around the time of a solar eclipse. They are, by nature, unpredictable and will resonate differently for everyone, making it all the more important to take astrological insights with a grain of salt and a healthy dose of personal perspective. An eclipse in Libra could very well lead us to question our relationships — the give and take they require of all parties involved. It may bring us to ask questions about justice and fairness. Libra is also one of the two signs ruled by Venus, so the eclipse could bubble up questions regarding what (and who) we find beautiful or worthwhile.
What does the October 2023 lunar eclipse in Taurus mean, astrologically?
The lunar eclipse is happening two weeks later on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. (EST) at 5 degrees and 3 seconds of Taurus. Lunar eclipses are very powerful full moons and are times when we see endings and even death. While full moons invite us to be more yin and let go and be one with the universe and all that, lunar eclipses don’t invite us. They tell us.
Lunar eclipses force us to let go, to say goodbye, to face something. The eclipse is in Taurus, the practical, grounded-in-reality sign that embodies the fine arts of building resources and creating security. A lunar eclipse in early Taurus could prompt questions about our resources or money and, perhaps, our fears of not having enough of either.
As cosmic occurrences create a sense of quickness and urgency, it is important to take things slowly; as you stare up at the stars, you can always look to the signs involved for guidance.