October 23rd brings us a New Moon eclipse at 0 degrees Scorpio. The Sun will enter Scorpio on this day, followed by Venus (love, money, self-esteem). They'll be joined by the Moon, which will trigger the eclipse.
0 degrees seems to concentrate the qualities of that sign, so 0 degrees Scorpio is more "Scorpio." And it's emphasized by this eclipse; new beginnings that mean business.
You may already have had a taste of what's brewing, as explained in this post. 0 degrees Scorpio has been pinged before. This beginning could be a culmination, in a sense. Something you've been trying for, and have come close to. But now everything lines up.
In this post I explained how the Sun and Venus don't quite meet in Libra. But they do conjunct in Scorpio on Oct 25th (at 1 degree) which is close enough to this eclipse to suggest a continuation of its energies. It's difficult to find a downside to a Sun/Venus conjunction. What you want is illuminated. It's a peak moment of achievement. And it's happening in the all-or-nothing sign of Scorpio.
What this eclipse triggers will be full on. Do you really want it? Are you sure? Because there will be no backsliding or halfway measures. Scorpio demands total commitment and emotional courage. Love with everything you have. Commit as if your life depends on it. Scorpio is the sign of death and life (the resurrection after death). Love (or self-esteem, creation) is not embarked upon lightly. You're investing for the long haul.
I do see this as a positive eclipse, but it's kinda heavy. There's a sense of getting what you desire, but having to walk through the Valley of the Shadow at some point. Venus is not comfortable in Scorpio. She's out of her depth, because she can't play nice (like she did in Libra). She's naked, and will be feeling initially powerless. Scorpio love is about giving up power to gain power. Merging, going deeper (to the uncomfortable places) in order to uncover what really matters. What this eclipse kicks off could feel quite overwhelming. Not to say that you won't find your legs eventually. But the initial plunge into Scorpio's waters will feel a bit like drowning, even as what you want is waiting there for you.
The eclipse will be trining Neptune Rx at 4 degrees Pisces, which will just increase the sense of limitless intensity. Neptune dissolves limits, and Scorpio wants to keep pushing past the limits. Down the rabbit hole you go.
Fortunately, Mercury stations direct on October 25th (at 16 degrees Libra) throwing you a rope in the form of clarity, answers or final decisions. You'll know what to do, or what's expected.
You'll feel this eclipse most strongly if you have anything from 0-5 degrees of the Fixed signs or Water signs.