New Moon Solar Eclipse In Scorpio – The Midas Touch

On October 25th, 2022 we have a New Moon at 2° Scorpio.

Since the New Moon happens in the proximity of a Lunar Node, this New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse. Solar eclipses are New Moons on steroids – everything you know about the New Moon still applies, but the influence is intensified. 

This New Moon Eclipse in Scorpio also officially kicks off the Eclipse season. The Eclipse season is a 2-week window between 2 consecutive eclipses.

We have 2 eclipse seasons every year. During the eclipse season, things feel more fated. Everyone seems to go a bit crazy. Some of the most important events in our life happen when we are in the Eclipse season. 

It’s also worth noting that we have 2 types of eclipses: North Node eclipses, when the eclipse happens near the North Node of the Moon, and South Node eclipses, when the eclipse happens near the South Node of the Moon. 

Since the South Node is currently in Scorpio, the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio is a South Node Eclipse. Unlike North Node eclipses, which are connected to our future, South Node eclipses are connected with our past karma. They come with consequences of our past actions. 

The New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Scorpio will come with an opportunity for a new beginning (New Moon). However this opportunity comes at a South Node cost: we need to close old chapters that no longer serve us, so we can make space for the new. 

The Solar Eclipse in Scorpio can also bring very concrete outcomes to our previous actions.

Perhaps something happens, you receive some news, or someone does something that seemingly comes out of nowhere… but if you really think about it, you realize that what just happened is the consequence of some past actions – an inevitable outcome of something that was already brewing. 

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The New Moon Eclipse is conjunct Venus (also at 2° Scorpio). 

Venus is our values, our likes and dislikes (what ‘feels’ right), our assets, and in general how we attract those things and people that we want.

Since Venus is tightly conjunct the New Moon, we now have the unique opportunity to attract something that is desirable and valuable to us.

New Moons are very potent times where we co-create with the Universe and birth new things into existence. With the right intention practice, anything is possible on a New Moon! 

New Moons are incredibly potent times of manifestations.

Even if nothing happens on the day of the New Moon Solar Eclipse, your intentions will set in motion something very powerful that has the potential to alter your life in significant ways (especially if the New Moon makes a tight aspect with a personal planet or an angle in your chart). 

That’s why you want to be careful what you wish for… because it might just happen. 

“Be careful what you wish for” has a positive connotation generally, but keep in mind that sometimes getting what we want has an unexpected boomerang effect on our life. 

New Moon Solar Eclipse In Scorpio – The Midas Touch

Perhaps you’re familiar with the Midas touch. King Midas is known for his granted wish  to turn everything he touched into gold. This came to be called the “golden touch”, or the “Midas touch”.

According to the Greek myth, Midas treated Silenius, Dionysus’ father, with hospitality, and as a reward for his kindness, Dionysus offered Midas his choice of whatever reward he wished for. Midas asked that whatever he might touch should be changed into gold

Midas rejoiced in his new power. He touched an oak twig and a stone; both turned to gold. He touched every rose in his garden, all became gold.

However, he soon found out that his power was not only a blessing, but also a curse. When he tried to eat, food and drink turned into gold in his hands. When he touched his daughter to comfort her, she turned into gold as well. 

Midas’ touch is a metaphor to “be careful what you wish for”.

Our dreams DO come true, but then we need to live with the consequences. Some of us say – when we get what we asked for –  “but this is not what I wanted”, when in reality this is exactly what we wanted, it’s just that we did not take the time to consider the implications. 

Other times we know exactly what the consequences of our actions are – and because we are not ready to deal with these consequences – we unconsciously sabotage ourselves so we are not put into the position to get what we want (and deal with the aftermath).

Does this mean we shouldn’t ‘wish upon a star’ because there’s just too much to contend with? Not at all. Our entire reality is an expression of our Venusian wants, needs and desires.  

The New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Scorpio is an opportunity to get what we want. HOWEVER, we want to be mindful about what exactly it is that we want.

Under the beams of the South Node in Scorpio, the New Moon comes with a promise – and also a warning – that wishes do come true, and that we should be mindful of what we wish for.

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3 thoughts on “New Moon Solar Eclipse In Scorpio – The Midas Touch

  1. Thank you for this description! It lead me to look at this transit to my natal chart and discover natal aspects I had not seen before–aspects that symbolize the transformation I have chosen for my life, which includes releasing long held bondage and replacing it with love.

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