Thursday is an unusual day astrologically: the Sun, Moon and Venus all move into Scorpio, and meet up for a New Moon and a partial solar eclipse. Two days later, Mercury stations direct in Libra. So your life from now through the weekend may feel especially concentrated, but we’re all in this together — and it looks like some astrological factors will be easing the way.
First, the basic facts: in a span of less than 12 hours on Oct. 23, the Sun, Moon and Venus will all leave Libra. The Sun enters Scorpio at 7:57 am EDT, the Moon and Venus enter Scorpio nearly simultaneously just minutes before and after 5 pm EDT, and the solar eclipse conjunct Venus happens just before 6 pm.
Scorpio is a water sign associated with intense emotions, deep eroticism, power, money and transformation — areas that make plenty of people squirm. Eclipses, in turn, are associated with periods of accelerated change: letting go of what you no longer need to make room for internal (and external) updates that will move you forward.
We tend to fear change just as intensely as we say we desire it, making eclipses more psychologically complex than perhaps they need to be.
A peek at the minor planets reveals something that may help us slide into Scorpio’s realm with minimal resistance — maybe even a sense of accomplishment.
Minor planet 1992 QB1 is in early Taurus, opposite where the Sun, Moon, Venus (and asteroid Pallas) are clustering. 1992 QB1 is associated with crossing thresholds into new phases of life and the people who assist the process. Midwives are a prime example of what Eric Francis likes to call a “thresholder.”