The Time Between the Solar and Lunar Eclipses

love the colors of this rock ledge supporting this tree

The powerful Libra Solar Eclipse occurred on October 14th and the Taurus Lunar Eclipse will occur on October 28th. Here we find ourselves in the time between the Eclipses. We can symbolically link this time to the idea of the Bardo.

The term “Bardo” originates from Tibetan Buddhism and refers to the time and state between death and rebirth. It is believed that in this space/time, the soul goes through a series of experiences and encounters, influenced by one’s past actions, beliefs, and thoughts. At this time the soul is said to have the opportunity for spiritual growth, guided by its karma. This is considered a critical period for the soul’s journey. Just as the Bardo represents an intermediate state between death and rebirth, eclipses can be seen as similar transitional celestial periods.

The period between eclipses (approximately two weeks) is a time when the veils between dimensions are thinner, offering heightened spiritual sensitivity. This is an important time for reflection and release, much like the soul’s journey in the Bardo.

During this time, ritual, meditation, and other spiritual practices are helpful in navigating this transitional phase and harnessing the powerful shifting energies of the eclipses. Keep your eyes open for opportunities for personal growth that arise during this time. Look for the stepping stones that usher you into a new phase in your life. Much like the Bardo, this time serves as a pivotal stage in your journey toward your future.


Please have your natal chart (in the Whole Sign House System) with you as you read the daily posts. Observe the transiting planets as they move through the houses in your own birth chart.

For instance, as the Sun leaves Libra behind to enter Scorpio on Monday morning, it is leaving the house of Libra in your natal chart and entering the house that holds Scorpio. Wherever the Sun moves it brings light and warmth, growth and attention. Whatever house holds Scorpio is an area of your life that holds great emotional depth and intensity. This is what will be highlighted in the coming weeks.

  • Aries rising Scorpio is in your 8th house
  • Taurus rising Scorpio is in your 7th house
  • Gemini rising Scorpio is in your 6th house
  • Cancer rising Scorpio is in your 5th house
  • Leo rising Scorpio is in your 4th house
  • Virgo rising Scorpio is in your 3rd house
  • Libra rising Scorpio is in your 2nd house
  • Scorpio rising Scorpio is in your 1st house
  • Sagittarius rising Scorpio is in your 12th house
  • Capricorn rising Scorpio is in your 11th house
  • Aquarius rising Scorpio is in your 10th house
  • Pisces rising Scorpio is in your 9th house

Following the daily posts you will find a list of the houses and some of their main significations. 

When there is a transiting aspect occurring between two planets on a particular day, work with your natal horoscope. Learn to see where the issues arise in your own chart and your own life. Perhaps you have that same aspect in your natal chart!

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Monday, October 23, 2023

In the early hours of this morning, the Sun transitioned into Scorpio, where it will stay until November 22. This shift infuses the coming month with profound emotional intensity, characteristic of Scorpio. You will feel this most within the specific area of your life represented by the house that holds this fixed water sign in your birth chart. This is a time when you may find yourself diving deep into powerful and hidden aspects of your existence.

Throughout the day, the Moon is in Aquarius, offering a welcome coolness as we adapt to this change. The combination of the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Aquarius encourages a blend of emotional depth and intellectual objectivity. You may feel compelled to balance your intense feelings with a rational approach to understanding and addressing your emotions.

At 3:05 PM, the Aquarius Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Uranus, introducing an element of unpredictability and potential disruptions. This may bring unexpected events or shifts in your daily routine. It is also an opportunity to embrace change and innovation leading to fresh insights and unconventional solutions. Ultimately, this day signifies a dynamic interplay between deep emotions, intellectual detachment, and the need to adapt to unexpected developments.

tiny boat


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Today begins with a lovely trine aspect between the Sun, newly in Scorpio, and Saturn stationed at 0° of Pisces. Pay attention to the houses that hold these deeply sensitive water signs in your birth chart. Saturn is offering crucial support as we delve into the profound depths of Scorpio.

At 4:32 AM EDT, the Moon enters Pisces and almost immediately joins with Saturn. This sets a tone of deep sensitivity and serious intent. The Moon forms lovely aspects throughout the day enabling us to use the seriousness of Saturn to our advantage. The Moon forms lovely trine aspects to the Sun, Mercury, and Mars as well as a sextile to Jupiter by day’s end.

These positive aspects provide a promising start to this Scorpio season, offering support and opportunities for growth in these emotionally charged and deeply sensitive waters. Embrace the deep intensity of Scorpio with confidence, understanding that there are beneficial influences at play, despite what we see reflected in our struggling culture.

Shipyard during the golden hour


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

With the Moon in Pisces today you may experience a sense of dreaminess and emotional sensitivity. This lunar placement may connect you deeply to your feelings and intuition. You may find yourself more compassionate, empathetic, and in tune with the needs and emotions of those around you. Pisces energy may also increase your desire for creative expression and artistic pursuits. On the other hand, you may experience it as a need to escape from the demands of everyday life. Immerse yourself in your imagination and explore the deeper levels of your emotional world.

The Moon opposes Venus early this morning suggesting a short-lived tension between your emotional desires and your social or romantic relationships. While the Moon in Pisces longs for idealistic and unconditional love, Venus in Virgo looks for more practical and tangible expressions of love and affection. A sextile aspect from the Moon to Uranus introduces an element of unpredictability and excitement, potentially sparking innovative and unique solutions to emotional challenges. With the Moon conjunct Neptune, late this evening, the lines between reality and fantasy can blur. Get lost in a movie or an art project.

Does he want me to draw his picture?


Thursday, October 26, 2023

At 6:01 AM EDT, the Moon leaves dreamy Pisces and enters the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries. This is an emotional shift marked by a surge of fiery, impulsive energy. Aries, being the first sign of the zodiac, brings with it a sense of initiation and boldness. During this time, you’re likely to feel an increased desire to take the lead, embark on new adventures, and assert your independence.

You will not be content with sitting back and waiting for something to happen today. You are more apt to want to charge ahead, tackle challenges, and pursue your goals with direct action.

The Moon in Aries can also kick your competitive spirit into high gear, leading to a level of assertiveness that may or may not go over well with others! Everyone will be more direct and upfront so if you offend anyone, they will probably let you know. Do your best to find a balance between being overly assertive and considering the feelings and opinions of others. Do your best to honor your assertive voice while also engaging in a degree of tact and diplomacy in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts. Expect a dynamic day of confidence and action.

In 1786 a child was born and given the first name Experience. What experiences they had in their long life of 87 years is worthy of contemplation.


Friday, October 27, 2023

The Moon continues through Aries today without making any aspects to other planets throughout the day. This offers a rather simple day, characterized by a strong sense of self, independence, and determination. Without connecting with other celestial bodies, the energy of the Aries Moon stands on its own.

With Aries ruling planet Mars in Scorpio, the other sign it rules, there is a heightened focus on doing what you need to to get your individual needs and desires fulfilled. You will have a clear sense of what you want, and you won’t be easily swayed by others’ desires, opinions, needs, or emotions. This is a time for personal initiative, and you’ll find it easier to take the lead and make decisions without the interference of external influences.

However, please keep kindness at the forefront today and be aware of potential impulsiveness or a short fuse. While this strong independent energy can be empowering, make sure to exercise self-control and consider the consequences of your actions. Embrace your autonomy, and assert your desires with clarity, determination, awareness of others, and consequences.

Helping me work


Saturday, October 28, 2023

Today we enter into an action-packed weekend of astrological activity. The day begins with the Moon entering Taurus at 7:45 AM EDT, which attempts to provide us with a sense of stability and grounded energy. Taurus is the fixed earth sign associated with practicality and a focus on material and sensual matters.

At 12:03 PM EDT, Mars (in Scorpio) opposes Jupiter (in Taurus), which can bring a burst of great energy and desire to take action. Confidence and motivation are strong and may give you the confidence to tackle any challenges that arise with vitality and vigor. Be careful not to overextend yourself as the enthusiasm you feel may lead you to take on too much.

The day’s climax comes at 4:24 PM EDT with the Taurus Full Moon lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses occur at the Full Moon, revealing and exposing something necessary for our understanding as we move forward. Going forward our eclipses will be in the signs of Aries and Libra for the next 18 months. The Nodal Axis is already holding that polarity of signs. For the past 18 months, the eclipses have been in Taurus and Scorpio. This is the last eclipse in Taurus. Take time to celebrate all that you learned while the North node was in Taurus. What house, holds Taurus in your natal chart? This has been a place of great development and learning. Celebrate the change and honor the efforts you have made.

You will receive more information about the eclipse before it arrives. The post will include a link to the video that Jennie and I will make, with information directed to each individual sign.

Finally, at 11:44 PM EDT, Mercury opposes Jupiter, which can bring expansive and optimistic thinking, but also the potential for overly idealistic or impractical viewpoints. This aspect encourages open-mindedness and a desire for intellectual exploration. Stay up late talking with someone whose thinking stimulates your own. Debate, grapple with ideas, and laugh. Jupiter just loves humor.



Sunday, October 29, 2023

The week comes to a close with the Moon in Taurus, known for its stability and focus on earthly comforts. Over the course of the day, the Moon forms two notable conjunctions. At 2:37 AM EDT, she conjuncts Jupiter, enhancing feelings of emotional abundance, generosity, and a desire for pleasure and indulgence. This is a lovely way to start the day.

At 10:21 AM EDT, Mercury and Mars come together in Scorpio. This conjunction creates an intense and dynamic mental energy, making it an excellent time to say what needs to be said. You’ll likely find it easier to express passionate thoughts and ideas. However, be aware of potential conflicts or overly heated discussions. With this conjunction in Mars’ sign of Scorpio, your speech may have an edge that sounds more confrontational than simply assertive.

At 8:36 PM EDT, the Moon conjuncts Uranus, offering an element of surprise and innovation. Your emotions, as well as others, may be unpredictable. Look for novelty or excitement close to home. The Moon is in Taurus and it is a Sunday night, after all.



Simple Meanings of the 12 Houses

  • 1st House (House of Self): Represents personal identity, physical appearance, how others perceive you, as well as the energy that calls you forward
  • 2nd House (House of Possessions): Focuses on personal resources, finances, material possessions, and your self-worth
  • 3rd House (House of Communication): Governs communication, siblings, short trips, and your immediate environment
  • 4th House (House of Home): Concerns regarding your home, family, roots, ancestry, and emotional foundation
  • 5th House (House of Creativity): Relates to self-expression, romance, creativity, children, and pleasure
  • 6th House (House of Routines): Deals with day-to-day routines, health, personal self-care, daily responsibilities, and service to others
  • 7th House (House of Partnerships): Involves relationships, marriage, business partnerships, and all one-on-one relationships, including open enemies
  • 8th House (House of Transformation): Focuses on shared resources, other people’s values, shared intimacy, the management of boundaries, and powerful transformation
  • 9th House (House of World-View): Relates to higher understanding, long-distance travel, education, philosophy, and religion
  • 10th House (House of Career): Relates to your career, vocation, public image, reputation, and worldly aspirations.
  • 11th House (House of Community): Governs community, like-minded Others, social networks, and those who support your goals and aspirations
  • 12th House (House of Deep Knowing): Deals with the subconscious mind, spirituality, hidden knowing, retreat from the world


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