The 14th-15th October Eclipse in Astrology

The Ring of Fire Eclipse on October 14th and 15th 2023 is a cover-up and blind spot in astrology.

The 14th-15th October Eclipse in Astrology

This eclipse will see a cover-up and blind spot, so delay acting or judging about these areas of your life, as it comes around. This is a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra. It’s a Great American Eclipse with a ring of fire, but the whole world is affected.

America will experience this on Saturday 14th October; Australia and New Zealand in the early hours of Sunday 15th October. In the USA, check the BBC guide to exact local times here.

Aries: Marriage, divorce, widowhood, engagement, separation, professional partners, the law, disputes, conflicts, battles.
Taurus: Health, work, unpaid work, housework, study, daily routine, lifestyle, mental health, wellbeing, duty, service.
Gemini: Godchildren, pregnancy, infants, schoolchildren, teenagers, courtship, the bedroom, adoption, stepchildren.
Cancer: House, apartment, garden, land, accommodation, family, ancestors, home town, homeland, household.
Leo: Brothers, sisters, cousins, neighbours, the local area, short journeys, the media, the internet, communication.
Virgo: Finance, insurance, shares, cryptocurrency, loans, banking, salary, credit cards, sales, purchases, business.
Libra: Profile, image, appearance, title, reputation, head, face, portrait, self-promotion, identity.
Scorpio: Religion, spirituality, psychology, psychics, mediumship, therapy, hypnosis, self-help.
Sagittarius: Friends, groups, clubs, bands, teams, societies, associations, social media, your social life.
Capricorn: Career, ambition, position, mission, goals, roles, success, the system, the establishment, the hierarchy.
Aquarius: Foreigners, foreign countries, multiculturalism, publishing, academia, overseas travel, tourists.
Pisces: Income, mortgages, loans, banks, shopping, sales, insurance, revenue, allowances, payments, debts.

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Not just a great Johnny Cash song, this Ring of Fire is also wrapped around America. Seen across eight US states, Mexico and South America, it sets up specific cover-ups which may mask the truth years into the future in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, the Yucatan Peninsula, Nicaragua, Panama and Columbia before heading to Brazil.

As in medicine, so in astrology. A solar eclipse (if you stare at it without protection) can manifest as a blind spot in your central vision.  The Moon will be directly in front of the Sun so only the outer edge of the Sun is visible. This idea of being blocked is central to understanding what an eclipse does in astrology. As we’ll see in a moment, you won’t realise how much was blocked out and blacked out, until 17th October, then again from 27th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024.

An Unusual Situation 

Avoid judging or acting dramatically on this unusual situation – the rare eclipse. It can only occur about every 18 months. Darkness affects visibility on an eclipse. In astrology it’s the same. You’ll be in the dark. Drivers reduce vehicle speed on an eclipse to allow for the darkness. It’s the same with astrology. Slow down.

The traditional advice for an eclipse (if you want to look at it) is to have protection. Again, it’s the same with astrology. Protect yourself for the short duration of the eclipse by making your big moves or crucial choices another time, in relation to the area of life listed next to your sign, above.

Misleading Elections and Referendums

This weekend of Saturday 14th October and Sunday 15th October, will see a misleading election in New Zealand and a blind spot referendum result in Australia. Have politicians actually chosen an eclipse to set a date? If so they will have to live with it.

Eclipses conceal, they never reveal, and eventually the truth comes out, even if people never know the true depth of the situation – it can be hidden for all time. The most famous examples of the Eclipse effect in the 20th century are the ‘big lie’ wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer involving Camilla Parker-Bowles – and the mysterious assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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If so, the eclipse will trigger these in your Seventh House. This will be about your marriage, former husband or wife, professional partnership, separation, divorce. It will be about dating and duets, as well as duos and duels. Don’t plunge into anything.

It will be about any legal matter involving your other half or opposite number. It will be about anyone or anything in opposition to you. Wait for the eclipse to pass. (Image: Picryl).

Finding Out What You Did Not See

In all cases, no matter what your birth chart looks like, you will find out what you did not see (what you missed) when Mercury goes to 21 Libra on Tuesday 17th October.

You will find out even more about what you were blocked from viewing or knowing about, when the South Node goes to 21 Libra on Wednesday 27th December, Thursday 28th December, Friday 29th December, Saturday 30th December, Sunday 31st December 2023 and Monday 1st January, Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

When Facts Emerge Later

There’s usually an ‘Oh!’ moment when you have other planets like Mercury, or points like the Nodes, going over exactly the same sign and degree where the eclipse happened. Little by little, the facts emerge.

You never get the full story, but you will find the questions come up and parts of the jigsaw are laid down, on the dates above. Notably this takes us all the way to New Year’s Eve 2024. That will be significant for a great many marriages and relationships.

This chart is set for Melbourne, Australia at 4.55am on Sunday morning the 15th of October. (AstroGold Software).


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Main Image: Picryl





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46 Responses

  1. Dear Jessica ,
    As always it’s very helpful to read your insights on these developments. I have been dealing with a health issue since the last six months that is not getting resolved. I’m due to take some more tests … have deferred these to next week after reading your blog about the blind spots. How does my chart look at this time … will I find a solution that will help me get better?

    1. You are a Sun Leo with a Virgo stellium so in your solar Sixth House of health you have Pluto and in your natal Sixth House of health you have transits which both help and also challenge you. The cycle ends in January 2024. I strongly recommend you try Astrology Delivery with your wellbeing. Have a look at the feature I filed and follow the steps. The eclipse itself is not about medical tests; it is about your brother, sister or cousin. (A bit different). So let it pass and judge or act later on.

  2. Hi Jessica,

    Thank you for another great article!
    I have Saturn at 21 libra, hopefully what ever I miss on the 14th/15th of October it’s not going to have long lasting consequences.
    Kim x

    1. That’s why you don’t judge or act on an eclipse. In Libra, Kim, it is about your other half, your partner, the other side. The other person on the opposite scales to your own. Just let it pass.

    1. That’s great, thank you so much. The opposition to Proserpina in Aries is about your reputation, title and appearance so you may want to skip that eclipse period for judging or acting, regarding the same.

  3. Hi Jessica,
    Thanks for the reminder….!
    I’ll look back on the future dates you mentioned to see what has transpired. Maybe things will make more sense then. I don’t have anything at 21 Libra, but this eclipse does Square Saturn at 21 Cancer in my chart. That’s already challenging enough on its own 😀
    So my plans for this eclipse are to quietly watch some TV – by myself!
    Thank You!
    DinP xx

  4. Dear Jessica, I’ve been waiting for you to post about this eclipse. I’m grateful for your generosity by sharing your insight in these troubled times. I’m a cancer and I don’t have any factors at 21 Libra. Do I need to be worried about buying a property? I’ve finally found a house that I’d love to buy in Australia after looking for more than a year (auction is 21 Oct) but I’m hoping the eclipse isn’t hiding something. Is this a bad time to make a major purchase?

    Many thanks

    1. Thank you. The Libra season is winding down but it does unfold through your Fourth House of property and you finally found a house to buy on the 21st of October. The only issues with the eclipse are on Sunday morning in Australia so just hold off judging or acting then, about this or any other property. You’re in the right space, following this, Lisa.

  5. Thank you Jessica for this helpful information. I never like the energy around eclipses. I always feel a sense of something ominous around eclipses….i asked tarot how this eclipse will affect me and I got knight of wands. One of my stelliums is in libra and my moon is at 21 aquarius. I dont really like this energy especially because of what is going on in the world with Israel this week. Although I am looking forward to the zoom this weekend!!!!

    1. The Knight of Wands has an idea or plan but he can’t see. Look at the eyes again, they are almost milky white in the card. So wait until you go ahead with your ideas or concept. Wait for clarity, do some research, figure it out in more detail. Nice simple message there.

  6. Hello Jessica,
    I hope you are well. Thank you for this article.
    I started a very well paid temp mission at the beginning of the month to replace an employee in sick leave and I got terribly sick myself (stomach) to the point when I would have safely stayed at home taking the time to heal had I not pressure from the temp agency, the company and myself to keep on working.
    I was still sick on Monday and decided to stop the mission at the end of the week whereas it could have lasted many many more months and more…
    I don’t regret my decision as this mission was too much for me however I have felt guilty for not holding on because I could have reimbursed my debts much faster and even more when they offered me books and a lovely chocolate box at the end (!) (Friday 13th).
    I know that I’m currently navigating in my 6th House, I also have Mercury 23 Aries and Saturn 23 Leo close to this Eclipse…
    NN in Libra.
    When I asked the Tarot how this Eclipse would affect me, I drew Strength. I actually have a dentist appointment on Monday (!)
    Thank you in advance for any insight you might have now.

    PS: I cannot log in to post this comment, a trick from this Eclipse? I ‘m a Sun Taurus…

    1. Your Sixth House is under transits from the New Moon Eclipse in Libra; Mercury and the Sun in Libra; the South Node in Libra. You have had stomach problems and are into the dentist on Monday. The Strength card shows the healing process. It will transform you, which is terrific. They obviously like you at work but your health comes first. Judge or act regarding all this once the eclipse has passed but you will be so much better off.

  7. Hi Jessica
    I’ve been dealing with a challenging situation with my granddaughter and it is progressing through the eclipse. I’ve held my ground regarding enabling but was so distracted today on the phone I received a traffic citation. I’m in the direct path of the eclipse just as I was in 2017 and I have many libra factors. I’m wondering if things will cool out for my chart soon.
    Blessings to you and thank you for all your insight and encouragement.

    1. I am sorry about your granddaughter. The eclipse is over now and was just a reason to delay acting or judging for those few hours. ‘Can’t know and don’t see’ is the rule there. Grandchildren are a Leo matter in the Fifth House of substitute parenting. And also of course your own child, her parent. You have the Sun at 29 Leo in the Fifth House and for the first time in 248 years, Pluto is close to 29 Leo and will in fact be there in months. He was already there at the start of 2023. The good news is, this transit: transiting Pluto quincunx natal Sun – ends soon. So the power and control issues with her, and/or your own child, also end. You are an ideal candidate for Astrology Delivery so follow the steps in November. You can find the how-to guide on Search. Readers are already getting amazing results with it. Your sector of children and grandchildren is a good booking window for November.

  8. Hi Jessica!

    I added my birth chart I got wrong but I am a cancer sun. My 18 year old daughter just moved back in with me and my 5 year old son. I’m a single mom who’s been working extremely hard to create a better life for my kids and rectify my past mistakes.

    I’ve just found out however that my daughter is far more deceptive and dark than I believed she was and I think it’s best if she leaves my house. I pulled the tower card and I’m so conflicted.

    Any help is greatly appreciated…. Stacey

    1. Stacey, the eclipse is now over, but your Tower card showed the mystery at home. Thus, your daughter. If you look at the actual tower you will see it’s dark inside; you can’t see what is going on. So this is literally the dark and deceptive daughter. She is 18 years old and at that age when teenagers stretch their mothers anyway, single parents or not. I am sure you do work extremely hard, supporting two offspring and holding down a job as well. The Tarot has just shown you the eclipse. Now you are in the space for another reading and different kinds of astrology. You’ve not logged in, so I can’t see your chart unfortunately, but I can tell you that you can take a deep breath, use the Tarot, Astrology Oracle and Garden Oracle together and ask ‘What is the best way forward with my daughter, now and ongoing?’

  9. Hi Jessica, I do hope you see this message! I didn’t remember the eclipse and just read your article. I’ve been indispute with a family member over jointly owned property. He is trying to take advantage of me. I just emailed him again, but now see you advise not to act at this time! Have I made matters worse?

    1. Please don’t worry. The eclipse has now been and gone. You did act without seeing the true picture, but just realise that and act accordingly. I am sorry about the dispute. Try Astrology Delivery for October. For you, it does involve family. Report back by the end of December. Just follow the steps (Astrology Delivery is on Search here).

  10. Hello Jessica, thank you for this piece. Are there 2 separate things going on with Libra? First one is marriage and partnership and the second one related to law litigations.and disputes that could be with any party , person. not related to the first one? Is this what Libra is please? Thank you.

    1. Yes, Libra is all of those. Libra the scales rules marriage, typically. It also rules the law. Marriage is a legal contract between two people, so both sides of the scales – and it is also the law, should that marriage end in acrimonious divorce. And yes, it can also be the law in a dispute with somebody you are not married to, but there may also be a sexual partnership imbalance, of the balanced scales, too. It eases up shortly.

  11. Dear Jessica,
    Thank you for a great article. I have Saturn at 21 Aries in the 5th house in my horoscope. I am currently having cash flow problems in my business. Could it be related to the eclipse? Thank you.

  12. Hi Jessica,

    I write this not knowing if I’ll sleep tonight with the state of affairs around the world but am heeding your advice.I have a few factors at 21 or 22. I’m interested to know what these might mean?

    Thanks kindly.

    1. The Israel-Palestine situation is typical of the Aries North Node and Libra South Node cycle, which goes back in loops of 19 years and is always about war and peace. The transit is over by early 2025. Russia is already losing the war on Ukraine (as President Biden confirmed a few months ago). So the world goes spinning and there is hope. The eclipse is over and done with now, but with factors at 21, 22 you will enjoy Jupiter (solutions, breakthroughs, opportunities) aspecting these in 2024. Next year will be terrific January-May.

  13. hi Jessica, quick question if i don’t know the time I was born is it still worth signing up for a membership?

    1. If you don’t know your birth time, always use 12 noon, but don’t pay any attention to your Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven or Immum Coeli (the angles) as they will probably be wrong. The Moon will also be wrong. Having said that, the rest of your chart will be right for the most part. Membership is probably more worth it to you if you use Tarot, or oracles, as the digital versions of three decks of cards are extremely good value for money, even if you sign up for one month.

  14. Thank you so much for this article, Jessica…feel completely out-of-sorts with this eclipse…I am a sun-sign Aries and battling a marriage-in-name at home and an overbearing/micromanaging boss at work…seems like I can do nothing properly at the moment whether at work or at home…nobody appreciates what I am doing and are quick to point out the wrong in anything I do…depressed, sad and feeling utterly lonely at the moment…can’t quit the job since I am the only earning member in the household and I NEED the salary but am scared that I might be asked to leave the job soon since my boss (she is a boss and not a leader) feels that I am not pulling my weight enough even though I don’t know how much more to do…do you see a way out please? Thank you so much for everything.

    1. I’m sorry you have both marriage and work issues at the same time. And you are living with depression, which is a very tough illness to deal with. It sounds as if one transit is triggering quite a lot, and sure enough, Pluto is at 27 Capricorn and you were born with Aesculapius at 27 Scorpio and Pluto at 27 Virgo. This can only happen once in about 248 years. Pluto is about transformation through strength training. Aesculapius is about sexual and financial relationships and shows what comes back or ‘just when you think it’s over, it never is.’ So actually the marriage has bounce-back factor even if you are living with an unappreciative husband who does not earn his keep as you do. Yet at the moment it’s not working. Meanwhile over in your Sixth House of work, daily life, housework and health (mental or physical) you have Pluto trine Pluto. There is a way out and it’s just the end of the cycle. Even as you read this, Pluto is on his way out, with him gone from 27 degrees, well and truly, by January 2024. So for whatever reason you no longer have either issue. The strength training is resistance to who or what dominates. By pushing back you become more powerful yourself, rather like training muscles at the gym. The situation with your job will be sorted out starting in December with an obvious fresh start from January. The eclipse is not the issue; Pluto in Capricorn absolutely is. The transit known as ‘transiting Pluto trine natal Pluto’ is well-known for bringing about massive change but the trick here is to steer it, not be steered by it. Start Astrology Delivery in December for your career (see the feature on Astrology Delivery). The situation with your husband is karmic in nature thanks to the South Node in Libra in your Seventh House, as well as the Pluto aspect to Aesculapia in your Eighth House, and although the actual financial issue will end in months with him, the karma will continue in 2024, with an end to that as well, for whatever reason, in January 2025. Your depression needs treatment if you’ve not already seen your doctor. There is an obvious cause for it, but you also need professional medical advice. Often doctors will recommend something as basic as walking in a group (which has good results for depression) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, also known as C.B.T. If you are curious about C.B.T. there are some excellent free resources online.

  15. Dear Jessica,
    You have created one of the most amazing communities.

    More to come in this area….

    Transit Jupiter trines Fortuna 15 degrees Virgo, Transit Fortuna sextiles Uranus 16 degrees. Knight of cups, Ten of cups.

    What actions would help with image and income ?

    Very grateful.

    1. Thank you. The readers on this website are very special. The eclipse has now past. If you want to get more money or relaunch your image have a look at Astrology Delivery, and just hit Search.

  16. Hi Jessica, thank you for this article. I meant to ask this earlier, but would this eclipse have any effect on my natal Pluto at 19 Libra? It’s been a long year and need some relief, especially in the area of income/career progress. Thanks again for your dedication.

    1. The eclipse is over now and would have been a blind spot or cover-up so it would have passed you by anyway. Money is Taurus/Scorpio in your chart and career is Virgo/Capricorn. The financial turning point is January 2024 and you would be using January, February 2024 to book what you wanted – with money. Later on, in April and May, next year, you would book a promotion or new job, say.

  17. Hi Jessica,
    Hi Jessica,

    So just before the eclipse on Friday I was sent an email by my principal to tell me she wanted to see me about next year. Today she told me that the art teaching role which I have been in for four years, which I have shared (2 days each for two years) with a very difficult coworker is now fully being given to her. There was no consultation about this, it was delivered while I was dealing with something else, then all of a sudden two assistant principals came into the room and she delivered this news while they were all there together. I was told the only other role they had for me was one that has nothing to do with my area of expertise. I have developed a huge amount of online curriculum at the school, while the other person does the bare minimum. I am shocked! Can you see anything in my chart triggered by this eclipse? Wondering what to do now! Would appreciate your thoughts1

    1. The eclipse was in Libra so had nothing to do with your art teaching job. I am sorry your school has handled this so poorly. What is actually going on in your chart is transiting Neptune at 25 Pisces opposite your Moon at 25 Virgo in the Sixth House of work. You only get this once in your adult life. So, transiting Neptune in opposition to natal Moon is about unknown, unclear, confusing people, situations and organisations which temporarily push against your ‘need to be needed.’ This does get better. In fact, you will be thrilled with the work opportunity next year, when Jupiter with all his growth and good tidings, makes a trine to your Moon. Transiting Jupiter trine natal Moon is coming. You can help the future along, though. Read Astrology Delivery on this website and make a booking for success in November. There will be delivery of some or all of what you want if you follow the steps.

  18. Hi Jessica, always following your interesting articles. I just saw that if you don’t know the time of birth, you should always use 12.00. I know roughly, it’s either 1300-1305 or 1400-14.05 Wednesday October 1962. Most likely intuition says 14.00 that day. What should I choose when I register?

  19. Hi Jessica, I’m from Norway and always following your interesting articles. I just saw that if you don’t know the time of birth, you should always use 12.00. I know roughly, it’s either 1300-1305 or 1400-14.05 Wednesday October 17. 1962. Most likely intuition says 14.00 that day. What should I choose when I register?

    1. Yes, if you don’t know your birth time, use 12.00 noon as your birth time. This gives you an even-Stevens chance of having the right chart. Just remember not to use the Moon, Ascendant (AC), Descendant (DC), Midheaven (MC) or Immum Coeli (IC) which are time-sensitive. The rest of your chart should be accurate, especially with the slow-moving outer planets like Jupiter and the like.

  20. Greetings gracious Astrologer.
    I am not a member, am I permitted to seek guidance of your knowledge though?
    My DOB is 19/10/1994, 20:30 IST, New Delhi. I welcome any & every insight.
    Thank you.

    1. Yes, I reply to questions from non-members (although I can’t see a chart, so I only use your solar horoscope). The situation with your son, daughter or any other younger people in the family becomes more important in January 2024, February 2024 when you will need to figure out how to share the control, or share the power, with them. An outside professional will help. A long-running issue about the house, apartment, garden, local area, household and/or family regarding who or what is in control, ends in January 2024. You will no longer feel dominated and the issue will disappear (or you will no longer care). You will need to stick with the rule book regarding your health, wellbeing, housework, daily routine, unpaid work or paid work in 2024. There are no quick and easy ways out and you will have to do what others tell you is the done thing. If you are married or have a work partner, then there is karma between you two, going back 19 years as you owe him or her – maybe you are owed by him or her – and the situation between you will balance the karma in 2024. You will gain or save money until May 2024. This may be as basic as the value of your home going up, or you may inherit money, or be offered something for nothing in other ways, say, by your child. From May 2024 you will think about travelling abroad again, but with new Covid-safe rules.

  21. I thank you for the generosity, then. These are unexpected insights, indeed.
    Have attached & sent natal, transit charts through support request mechanism, should you choose to glance upon them for more insights.
    Thank you

    1. Thank you. Probably best to become a Premium Member then I can see your chart when I answer your question.

  22. Hi Jessica, I’m from New Zealand. I have followed you for a while now and appreciate your information. I have a question around what you have said about our election on the 14th and it was misleading. I voted for the Labour Party who have now lost leadership. Was that because they held the election on that day. I feel that the new National led government will mislead most people here. Could it be possible that when all the special votes are counted that Labour will regain seats? I just feel that the new National Government is naive and could possibly harm our country especially the poorer citizens.

    1. The eclipse was a blind spot for New Zealand and also a cover-up. It’s in the nature of eclipses that we will never know what it was, unfortunately. So a vote recount may be it; that would be a good candidate. However it is just as likely there was something else nefarious taking place. Australia had its Voice referendum at the same time. Again, there is something missing there. As all these eclipses are in Taurus/Scorpio it’s been about money. What a surprise! We have to move past that now.

  23. Jessica, A bit of retro astro view here in my comments. My friends went to City Hall and married October 17, 2023. He is Aries= marriage, and she is Pisces= 8House shared resources (her third marriage). All this is in your blog above!! They also have been together for 17 years….May they be in happiness. Thanks for this post which I am re-reading today, always looking at how your words ring true. Thanks! Best, Cecelia

    1. Thanks Cecelia. Incredible that your Aries friend marries after 17 years, but he is in tune with his South Node transit of Libra and the Seventh House of weddings. And of course he married a Pisces.

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