Solar Eclipse October 2023 ~ Decisiveness


The Solar Eclipse 14 October 2023 is at 21º Libra Decan 3  Aspect: Conjunct Mercury and quincunx Uranus. Fixed Star: Foramen in the keel of Argo Navis the Great Ship. Tarot Card: 4 Of Swords. Healing Crystal: Ametrine

Solar Eclipse In Libra Decan 3


The Solar Eclipse October 2023 in Libra is extremely sensitive to the collectives’ emotions. That means those touched by this eclipse can adjust themselves to suit their audience. The success of the fixed stars here brings even more likelihood of one being able to tap into the zeitgeist.

The October eclipse has great business sense and is able to capitalize on this greatly. However, as far as dignity goes, the Moon has no real power in Libra decan 3 and even feels quite uncomfortable. At some point, while the Moon is here then, there could be a danger of someone or some group falling out of favour and of even being placed in exile.

In my research for the Moon in Libra decan 3, I did find literal cases of exile (Wallis Simpson.) and also cases of downfall after great status (Marie Antoinette.) In Libra 3 the Moon is defined as Peregrine. When a planet is peregrine, it is essentially in exile, so the status of an outlaw or anti-hero fits this new Moon very well. This decan, in particular, shows strongly the archetype of Eris/Venus Lucifer (as the Morning star.) Will Lady Lucinda shed some light on the confusion in the world right now?

Solar Eclipse Fixed Star

The star Foramen is “Of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It causes peril, dignity, piety, usefulness and acquisitiveness, and gives danger to the eyes.” Foramen used to one of the most noted objects in the heavens since it was the 2nd brightest star in the sky. It has dimmed since then but is still significantly bright. This star, situated in the keel of the great ship has been associated with Eridu, the Lord of the Waves, the mysterious human fish god. This star lies at the heart of the Keyhole Nebula, so it is surrounded by an enchanting glowing dust cloud. We see here the process of transformation from fish to man similar to Capricorn, another cardinal sign.

What the Solar Eclipse October 2023 means for your sign

Click on links for meanings. Eclipse in 1st house for LIBRA, Eclipse in 2nd house for VIRGO,  Eclipse in 3rd House for LEO, Eclipse in 4th house for CANCER, Eclipse in 5th house for GEMINI, Eclipse in 6th house for TAURUS, Eclipse in 7th house for ARIES, Eclipse in 8th house for PISCES, Eclipse in 9th house for AQUARIUS, Eclipse in 10th house for CAPRICORN, Eclipse in 11th house for SAGITTARIUS, Eclipse in 12th house for SCORPIO.

Solar Eclipse Tarot Card

Libra Decan 3

The tarot card associated with this decan is the four of swords which is associated with mental exhaustion and retreat. This is really not surprising since one of this decan’s theme is perfecting the intellect. Natural talent gushes out of them and they can easily burn themselves out. The decan’s rulers reflect the need for higher wisdom and mental agility.

Karmically “The Four of Swords carries a very real warning of the consequences of not taking care of your mental health during stressful times.  If you are coping at present then this card suggests that you are close to the edge and if you do not take the necessary steps to take a break then it may very well be forced upon you.  It warns of the potential for mental breakdowns, medical care and even hospitalisation.” ~ teachmetarot.

Generally this is a positive decan with the fixed star Spica at the centre of it, but these brilliant souls will learn in this lifetime that they must take care of their physical body as well as their brain.

Solar Eclipse october 2023 Astrology

Solar Eclipse October 2023

Solar Eclipse Aspects

Moon Conjunction Mercury

With Moon conjunction Mercury the collective is adaptable and agile. However it is also highly malleable. This a great aspect for going out and having a good belly laugh at a comedy club. Mercury is the trickster and offers the opportunity for acting like a child and pranking people. Be careful of swindlers however, Libra can be quite the charmer and this Mercury falls on Kraz the crafty crow! Mercury the chameleon adapts to its environment so this conjunction is definitely on the tricky side.

Moon Quincunx Uranus

When the Moon is quincunx Uranus in the sky the public moon is in flux and extremely changeable. The situation can shockingly shift in an instant so it very hard to plan an event for this day. However the vibe is that anything is possible, so if you hope for the best you may be very pleasantly surprised. Go for your dreams, but be prepared to adjust them slightly to suit the audience. The secret is compromise, but if you also deliver something unexpected on the side the public will lap that up too!

Mars trine Saturn

Mars Trine Saturn in the sky is superb for getting heavy work done. You could go out and literally chop logs in the yard but this a powerful mix for other types of work too. When Mars and Saturn meet you get both stamina and speed! Use this combination to steam roller over all your obstacles.

Solar Eclipse October 2023 Summary

This solar eclipse seems to have a business theme, one where you have to pay attention to what is popular in the collective. This is a great energy for merchants as they can adapt their products easily to fit with the zeitgeist. Mars trine Saturn also add some steam-rolling energy and stamina to override any obstacles that come your way. Those who are persistent will win in the end.

So at this solar eclipse, first you will have to be adaptable and cunning, then you will have to stick to the final ideal until the end. It is good then, to experiment thoroughly first and look at the problem or project through every single angle before you commit.

Also be careful with relationships that blossom under this eclipse as we have the trickster/charmer potential. Treat the suitor as you would anyone you are interviewing for a job. So that means look into their background and get references! (From their friends. If they have any… If they don’t, be suspicious.) Mercury in Libra asks you to analyse everything and weigh up the pros and cons at this Solar Eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Healing Crystal


The Ametrine crystal is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. It is about balance and it is an excellent stone to support the indecisive Libran in making important decisions. You might be spoiled for choice at this Solar Eclipse so this crystal will clarify your judgement. This crystal is perfect for helping to de-program the mind from media fear-encoding. It will relieve anxiety and allow one to rest and digest.

“Ametrine is perfect for people who struggle with ambivalence, procrastination, or doubt caused by fear of making a mistake or worrying about what others may think. With the certainty that you are on the right path, your creativity and energy will be unleashed and you will be able to move forward.” ~

This stone safeguards and prevents psychic attacks. Stress and tension are cleared from the head, calming the mind and improving concentration. It can also promote healing, relieve stress, and keep you energized. In addition, it helps you stay energetic and enthusiastic for extended periods because it draws its power from the moon and sun. (Great for an eclipse.) Ametrine acts as a conduit between the physical and spirit world, enabling you to find your direction and purpose in life.