A Celebrity Astrologer Breaks Down October 2023's Annular Solar Eclipse For Us

Get ready for the annular solar eclipse, also known as the "ring of fire," which takes place on October 14, 2023, starting at 8:07 a.m. PST. This rare celestial event occurs when the moon partially obstructs the sun, creating a visible fiery ring during the peak of the eclipse. In addition to being an exciting time for astronomers and space enthusiasts, the annular solar eclipse also acts as a catalyst for significant momentum in one's life. 


"[Solar eclipses] occur on a new moon and are three times more powerful than a normal new moon," celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas — who also provides astrology intel on Patreon and Instagram — shares with Glam in an exclusive chat. For this reason, solar eclipses are associated with intense change, specifically in professional or personal relationships. As the annular solar eclipse occurs at 21 degrees of Libra, it predominantly affects the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. The eclipse ignites a transformative era for Libras especially, with new opportunities and beginnings. To prepare for the October 2023 solar eclipse, Thomas recommends lying low, journaling, and centering yourself. 


"First and foremost, it is never recommended to 'manifest' during eclipse season," he tells Glam. "This is because the energy of eclipses is incredibly chaotic, intense, and high-powered." That said, here's what the zodiac signs can expect during this time and how you can make the most of this powerful lunar event.

The solar eclipse signifies fresh starts and improved relationships

The astrological effects of this lunation bring forth a number of life-changing transformations. For instance, "The solar eclipse will be united with Mercury, which will bring a flurry of activity and communication, but is clashing with Pluto, guaranteeing we could be met with challenges or power struggles," Thomas reveals to Glam.


On the other hand, you can also anticipate improvements in your love life as, according to Thomas: "Venus, the rule of this lunation, will kiss Mars, which will certainly bring a hunger for romance, passion, and connection."

However, Thomas warns that Venus is fighting with Saturn in this lunation, so prepare to face obstacles before you begin to benefit from the fruits of your labor. Also, note that the outcomes of any actions or decisions you make during this solar eclipse will take a while to manifest in your life. So, rest assured that positive changes will slowly but surely unfold leading up to the next lunar event on March 24, 2024.

What's in store for each of the zodiacs?

The solar eclipse influences major aspects of your life for the next six months. Despite the eclipse being in Libra, Thomas shares how all the zodiac signs have something to look forward to during this auspicious time. Those with Aries placements, for instance, can expect growth in terms of work or personal relationships — perhaps even both. Similarly, Geminis will experience a new era of passion in all aspects of life, including romance, creativity, and fertility. Those with Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces placements will encounter groundbreaking waves in regard to finance and employment. This is the time for Virgos to assess their wealth, while the eclipse opens up new doors and professional opportunities for Capricorns. Those with a Pisces placement can also expect good news about a settlement, scholarship, or inheritance.


Aquarius placements should take advantage of this time to step out of their comfort zone and embrace fresh starts. In a similar vein, Taurus signs will want to remain open-minded about new prospects — either for work, personal projects, or daily routines. Meanwhile, Cancers should try to spruce up their domestic life by moving, renovating, or redecorating.

And Scorpios, if you've been searching for a sign to slow down — this is it. The solar eclipse extends a hand to help you seek support for your mental health and well-being. If you have a Sagittarius placement, use this time to find people who support your dreams and desires.