Scorpio—the season of secrets, the dead, and riches—begins when the Sun enters the sign on October 23 at 6:36am EST and ends on November 22 at 3:21am. Scorpio is the middle of Autumn, and nights continue to shorten as the year moves from Equinox to Solstice. It is the sign belonging to the astronomical cross quarter day, Samhain, when the Sun reaches 15 degrees of Scorpio on November 7th/8th, depending on your time zone. This cross quarter day is most often celebrated as Halloween on October 31st.
The sign of the scorpion is secretive, very intense, resourceful, and possessive. Scorpio’s feelings may be hidden from others and the truth about how they really feel can be almost impossible to dig out of them. A word of warning here: tread lightly once those feelings have been disentombed.
Like her sister water signs, Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is extremely intuitive and has a knack for tapping into the unseen world. The tendency to seek revenge can be strong. It’s what that stinger does best. There’s a famous quote by Scorpio Robert F. Kennedy, “Don’t get mad, get even.” Just as Scorpio can keep a secret, they can also dig them out. It’s why Scorpio is considered the detective of the zodiac. Anything hidden is a temptation Scorpio finds hard to resist.
During this intense season of Scorpio, we celebrate the beauty of the changing season. The earth comes alive with the glorious autumn colors, the spices we use are as brisk as the autumn winds, and we honor the dead and the world of spirit at Samhain/Halloween. All this is a passage to the coming winter solstice when the nights begin to lengthen once again with the return of the Sun.
Astrological Events during Scorpio 2022
- October 25: New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Scorpio
- October 28: Jupiter continues to retrograde, moving back into Aries from Taurus.
- October 29: Mercury enters Scorpio.
- October 30: Mars is stationary retrograde at 25 Gemini.
- November 8: Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
- November 16: Venus enters Sagittarius.
New Moon / Full Moon / Eclipses
Scorpio hosts the upcoming eclipses, both Solar and Lunar. The New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse will not be visible in N. America. The Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible in all of N. America.
Book Recommendation: Eclipse Interpretation Manual by Rose Lineman
Lineman’s book is suitable for all levels of astrologers, including beginners. This is an investment that you can turn to time and time again for help in understanding how eclipses will affect your chart.
The New Moon is at 02Scorpio on October 25th, 6:49am EST. This is a very strong placement for the New Moon because it falls in both the first decan and duad of Scorpio. That’s astrologese for saying that it doesn’t get more Scorpio than this. The Sun and Moon are joined by Venus (also in the 2nd degree). Venus gives the intense Sun/Moon conjunction a dash of grace, beauty, and charm. This is a great day to start a new project that transforms, renews, or resurrects something into a more beautiful and useful form, be it physical or spiritual.
The New Moon card for Scorpio (below) says, “The desire and regenerative ability to begin.” It’s a “you can do it” day.
New Moon themes for Scorpio include: debt and loans, investments, transformation, reinvention and repurposing, sex, secrets, and the occult.
The Full Moon in the 16th degree of Taurus occurring on November 7th/8th at 6:03am EST is the Full Beaver Moon. Since it is also a Total Lunar Eclipse, it falls into the Blood Moon category. Here’s an explanation from Nasa on what makes a Blood Moon, astronomically speaking: “In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called “Blood Moons” because of this phenomenon.” (Emphasis on total and sometimes in the previous sentence are mine.) To learn more about the different types of Moons, read my article, Blue Moon, Black Moon, Dark Moon, Blood Moon.
Taurus is the earthiest of earth signs. The ground is there. Trust it. The Moon relates to our emotional state, so being full in Taurus, we can expect emotional security and constancy. It’s not what we would call a moody moon. Taurus is also very lusty (ruled by Venus). Taurus is resourceful and can hang onto those resources (money, stuff) for what seems like forever. The Bull is resplendent with strength and endurance. Taurus is in it for the long haul.
The card for the Full Moon in Taurus says, “Resourcefulness and endurance to fulfill.” As mentioned in the New Moon in Scorpio section, it’s a “you can do it” day. Scorpio/Taurus is a powerful pairing; IMO the strongest of the lunations.
The November Full Moon is the Full Beaver Moon. Symbolically, our dams or shelters are in place and our stores for the winter are hearty, increasing our stamina to withstand the cold and depleted lands of winters.
Full Moon Themes for Taurus include: wealth, income, financial security, loyalty, abundance, traditions.