The final degree Aries Solar Eclipse this Thursday is in an
unsubtle, sensual and passionate Saros series. Deep hidden
feelings will emerge to the surprise of those who were unaware
Pluto in Aquarius will square the New Moon and Taurus North
Node to magnify the intensity though the challenges will be
softened by Jupiter also in late Aries adding an upbeat and
expansive note to proceedings. Mars in excitable Cancer has
edgy aspects to Mercury Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Pisces
– so sharp words and arguments are likely. Gritting teeth and
saying less will be advisable. Venus square Saturn hints that
a few sad moments will prevail. Around in this series before
in 2005, 1987, 1969, 1951, 1933, 1915
The 14 degree Taurus Lunar Eclipse of 5 May opposition Uranus
will be changeable, highly-strung, rebellious. Pluto squares
Jupiter for a sense of pushy confidence which may cross the
line of what is allowed; with an equally exuberant and
opportunistic Mars square Jupiter in a publicity attracting
trine to Neptune. It won’t pass by without comment, for sure.
The 14 October 21 degree Libra Solar Eclipse is of a different
order with a challenging, high-risk, ruthless Pluto square
Mars as well as square the New Moon. Pluto is also trine
Uranus and sextile Neptune which will fuel high ambition and a
revolutionary fervour. The Saros Series, according to
Bernadette Brady is one of immense power, anger and force.
Huge obstacles will suddenly clear or a potential crisis will
surface and events will move at great speed. All of which
sounds all too exhausting. Around before in 2005, 1987, 1969,
1951, 1922, 1915.
The 28 October Lunar Eclipse at 5 degrees Taurus is tied into
Mars and Mercury in Scorpio opposition Jupiter in Taurus –
when push comes to shove it could be over the top though not
as tricky as the Solar Eclipse.
Effects for each sign. Eclipses are challenges to develop
potential in one area of life. If change is not volunteered
for and embraced, it can sometimes be forced on the individual
which is more difficult. The Eclipse effect can start before
the due date and lasts for roughly six months until the next
one. The Solar Eclipse always occurs either two weeks before
or after a Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon).
ARIES: Those born in the later stages of Aries will feel the
effects of the late April Solar Eclipse most keenly. It’ll be
a wake up all to put overdue changes in place. The May Lunar
Eclipse hints that getting a grip of finances and ensuring you
have agreement of those you share joint responsibility with is
crucial. The October Solar Eclipse will focus your mind on
relationships and nudge you into make adjustments, being more
adaptable, less self-sufficient. The late October Lunar
Eclipse again says get your money in order before moving
TAURUS: The April Solar Eclipse is hidden in the sign before
yours so you will be exploring the past and spending time
reflecting on what you want to put in place ahead. Though
given it is a last degree Aries Eclipse it will affect the
Taureans early on in the sign, prodding you into changing your
life significantly. The October Solar Eclipse will prompt you
to put fitness up as a priority which means eating sensibly,
exercising and getting enough rest so that you stay on top
form. The May and October Lunar Eclipses will find you
juggling partnership issues – to be independent or
interdependent? You’ll hop backwards and forwards until you
GEMINI: The late April Solar Eclipse will focus your mind on
friendships and future plans while the October Solar Eclipse
says loved ones and social fun will be your watchword in the
months thereafter. The Lunar Eclipses will be fitness-
oriented, both psychological and physical. You will need to
find a balance between mind and body.
CANCER: The late April Solar Eclipse on the cusp between Aries
and Taurus will push you outwards and upwards, keen to make
your mark at work and gain recognition as well as widen your
circle of friends and sort out long term plans. The October
Solar Eclipse will be focused on home and family matters, with
a hint that you need to make adjustments to bring domestic
fulfilment in the months ahead. The two Lunar Eclipses will
find you dancing between loved ones and friends, not knowing
who to favour. The answer is both.
LEO: Expanding your horizons, taking up new studies,
organizing travel all these are the April Solar Eclipses’
hint. You need to aim higher and make your presence felt. The
October Solar Eclipse will find you paying attention to
everyday details and mixing with workmates and neighbours.
The two Lunar Eclipses in May and October will find you
wobbling between your head and your heart, not knowing whether
to push ambitions ahead or relax comfortably at home.
VIRGO: Getting your finances together is the message of both
Solar Eclipses this year. The April one in late Aries will
focus your mind on joint finances, where you share
responsibility for money with others with the hint that
adjustments are needed in your agreements. The October Solar
Eclipse puts your personal finances up as a priority with a
hint that throwing money around to impress won’t be wise. You
can build up your security and resources by taking the
initiative. The two Lunar Eclipses in May and October will
prompt you to get a grip of your everyday organization, to
communicate clearly and push harder when you sense you are not
LIBRA: The late Aries April Solar Eclipse will prompt you to
review close relationships and see where you could be more
flexible and less self-sufficient to build u a better rapport
with partners. The October Solar Eclipse in your own sign is a
wake-up call to put long overdue changes in place. Recognise
you are at a crossroads and must make significant decisions
about what comes next. The two Lunar Eclipses in May and
October are both financial – balancing out what is yours and
what you share with others will be vital.
SCORPIO: The Solar Eclipse in Aries in April will be hard-
working with extra chores piling up ahead so you need to be
fit physically and boost your stamina to cope. The October
Solar Eclipse is a hidden one and suggests taking it easy and
giving yourself time for quiet reflection in the months after.
The May and October Lunar Eclipses will find you making an
effort to find a balance between independence and
interdependence. Going your own way and cooperating. You won’t
manage one without the other.
SAGITTARIUS: Allowing yourself to sparkle in the spotlight,
enjoy yourself and head for entertainment and pleasure, is the
hint of the April Eclipse and if you feel you are not getting
enough attention then you need to give it. Hand out the hugs
and compliments and they will come back to you. The October
Solar Eclipse suggests widening your circle of friends and
sorting out longer term plans. The May and October Lunar
Eclipses will be more practical and more hidden. Finding quiet
time to recharge your batteries as well as the motivation to
improve your fitness will be your priorities.
CAPRICORN: Sorting out home, family and domestic matters will
be the challenge of the next few months after the late Aries
Solar Eclipse in April. Then from October you can turn your
mind to outer ambitions at work and in the community and push
hard to gain respect and recognition. The two Lunar Eclipses
in May and October will find you pushed and pulled between
friends on the one hand and loved ones on the other. You’ll
need to find time for both. You’ll also be prompted to sort
out long term plans though you’ll be equally attracted to the
notion of playing away the moment and disregarding tomorrow.
AQUARIUS: The late Aries Solar Eclipse in April sets a pattern
for the next few months of a busy everyday schedule which will
require you to streamline your efficiency, manage your time
well and communicate clearly. The October Solar Eclipse will
find you in an adventurous mood, keen to broaden your
horizons, learn more or travel extensively. The two Lunar
Eclipses in May and October will pull you between your head
and your heart, not knowing whether to put home and family
first or to concentrate on work and other ambitions. Aim for a
PISCES: The two Solar Eclipses fall in your financial chart
areas. The April one will nudge you to be sensible about your
personal spending and not go wild impressing others. Take the
initiative to improve your long term security. The October
eclipse will push you to make better agreements with those you
share joint responsibility with. Making adjustments to the way
you cooperate will be wise. The two Lunar Eclipses will keep
you on your toes with plenty of encounters and conversations.
Paying attention to detail as well as standing back to see the
big picture will be wise.
The first Solar Eclipse of the year falling on 30 April at 10 degrees Taurus is conjunct Uranus; with the Taurus North Node square Saturn, trine Pluto and sextile Jupiter Venus Neptune in Pisces. It’s in a Saros series, around previously in 2004, 1986, 1968, 1950, 1932, 1914 and is associated (according to Bernadette Brady, The Eagle and the Lark) with the relationship to father figures and the need to take responsibility and accept commitments due to another’s indisposition or unreliability.
Uranus will throw up a few surprises, maybe upsets and prompt innovation and change. Jupiter Neptune hints at financial bubbles bursting and delusions or over-optimism leading to disappointments, financially and emotionally. Saturn in Aquarius in square is chilly, can be selfish and self-righteous. New Zealand and Australia may be unsettled locations – NZ with an argumentative Mars on the MC; and AU with the New Moon Uranus on the Ascendant.
The Total Lunar Eclipse following on 16 May at 25 degrees Scorpio in many ways is more powerful, as is often the case with Lunar Eclipses. The Scorpio Moon opposes the Taurus Sun and North Node squaring onto Saturn in Aquarius, trine Pluto and sextile Mars Neptune in Pisces. Stubborn, controlling, attention and publicity seeking, emotionally chilly and intellectually arrogant. Europe and the EU may be more than usually affected along with the UK as forced-change Pluto sits on the Midheaven. Saturn sits on the Midheaven through Kiev which suggests a sobering reality check.
The second Solar Eclipse of the year, also a Partial like the first, is on 25 October 2022 with the New Moon at two degrees Scorpio conjunct Venus inconjunct Jupiter; and Mercury trine Mars trine Saturn, square Pluto. It was around before the same years as above and is in an emotionally intense, slightly manic series, affecting relationships and group activities with effects ranging from falling in love to having to make a great effort.
The Venus Jupiter aspects may mellow what looks to be an argumentative, if not dogmatic and intellectually bullying mood. Saturn in Aquarius will be showing its un-empathic and obstinate face. This Eclipse is the final one to be catching the disruptive Uranus Saturn square which bedevilled 2021 – as Uranus will conjunct the Taurus Node and square Saturn for a final time. Mars Saturn can be violent or accident-prone.
The Total Lunar Eclipse on 8 November 2022 at 16 degrees Taurus conjunct Uranus opposition Venus square Saturn will magnify the Saturn square Uranus effect which can be dictatorial as well as unpredictable and contradictory. There’s also an over-hopeful Jupiter Neptune in Pisces square Mars.
They all look like a mish mash of minuses and pluses with the May Lunar Eclipse being the most difficult.
Effects for each sign. Eclipses are challenges to develop potential in one area of life. If change is not volunteered for and embraced, it can sometimes be forced on the individual which is more difficult. The Eclipse effect can start before the due date and lasts for roughly six months until the next one. The Solar Eclipse always occurs either two weeks before or after a Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon).
ARIES: The late April Taurus Eclipse will focus your mind on your finances with a hint not to throw cash around to impress but instead take the initiative to improve your situation long term. This will require that you involve close partners in your planning and the earlier the better. By late October you will need to share, care, relate and cooperate in a new way over money and your emotional life.
TAURUS: This is a key year for you at the crossroads with the Eclipse in your own sign. You will be faced with significant decisions about which path you want to follow in future and for a few months ahead this will make you more independent, knowing the choices have to be yours. The late October Eclipse will put close relationships up as a priority so you’ll need to be adaptable and less self-sufficient into 2023.
GEMINI: The late April Solar Eclipse in the sign before yours is hidden so you’ll be more inward-looking, seeking answers in the past or within yourself. Understanding yourself better will be crucial. The late October Scorpio Eclipse will turn your attention to keeping fit and improving your general health in order to keep up with the pile of chores in front of you.
CANCER: Playing away the day and expecting tomorrow to look after itself won’t be an option with a Taurus Solar Eclipse in late April prodding you into making sensible long-term plans. Friends may be more helpful in giving you advice and support than loved ones. From October you’ll get a chance to reboot your social life and include those close in your enjoyment. If you want more love and affection you need to give it so start handing out hugs and kisses and compliments.
LEO: The late April Taurus Solar Eclipse at your midheaven hints it is a time to get your talents out on display and demand recognition. Being a shrinking violet won’t do. Find courage, be bold and don’t hide away in a corner. You will need to find a balance with home and emotional matters, but the main priority for six months will be your outer ambitions. Then from late October you can focus on your personal life and domestic affairs.
VIRGO: Setting your sights higher, spreading your wings and broadening the scope of your life will be your priorities from April onwards for a few months. Your enthusiasm will soar as will your sense of adventure. Travel could and should be on your agenda or at the least finding new hobbies and interests. From October you’ll be concerned with sorting out your everyday schedule, managing your time well and communicating clearly. It’ll be a few months thereafter of focusing on the little things.
LIBRA: Getting a grip of joint finances and all cooperative agreements will be vital from April for a few months ahead. You’ll need to alter your approach to sharing, caring, relating and handling money you share with others and your emotional life. Leaving behind the habits of a lifetime is not easy but taking the initiative now will save problems later on. From October onwards you’ll be able to put your own interests first and ensure you are building up your personal security. Throwing money around to impress won’t be wise.
SCORPIO: Like Taurus, this is a significant year at the crossroads for you when major decisions about your path ahead need to be made. From April for a few months you will be focusing on close relationships and cooperative agreements. You will need to be less self-sufficient, more adaptable and prepared to compromise when necessary. Then from October onwards you’ll be more independent, knowing it is your life and needs to be your choices.
SAGITTARIUS: Getting practical may not suit your adventurous spirit but with the April Eclipse in your chart area of work and fitness, you will need to get your feet on the floor, boost your stamina and prepare for heavier responsibilities or at least a rising pile of chores. The October Eclipse will be more hidden so in the months after you need to take the chance to reflect. Being inward looking for a while will allow you to put the past into perspective and to understand yourself better.
CAPRICORN: The time has come to shake up your social life and have more fun from a few months from April. If you want more attention then you need to give it. Love, affection and compliments will come back to you if you sprinkle good feelings over loved ones and friends. Then from October you will be focusing on widening your circle of acquaintances, seeking new friends and sorting out long term plans. By that point you’ll know you can’t play away the day and let tomorrow take care of itself.
AQUARIUS: Home and family matters will take priority from April onwards for a few months as you’ll be keen to be rooted and secure, and keen to make whatever adjustments are necessary to establish a solid foundation for yourself and those close. Once you have that sorted then from October you’ll set your sights higher and embark on an ambitious few months. You’ll want to get your talents out on display and get the recognition you deserve. Be bold and it will happen.
PISCES: Managing your time well, improving your efficiency and communicating clearly won’t sound like a bundle of laughs but for six months from April you do need to streamline your everyday schedule. By ironing out wrinkles now you’ll save yourself problems later. Then from October onwards you’ll be keen to broaden your horizons, travel more or involve yourself in promoting your pet causes. You’ll be aiming high and spreading your enthusiasm around.
For charts see post: 16 April 2022.