Total Solar Eclipse in Aries wants you to have courage to be you!

We are building up to the biggest Eclipse of the year and for next few years until we have a Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 12, 2026.  This Total Solar Eclipse in Aries is life changing and invites us to have courage to upgrade our lives with courage, enthusiasm, passion, and action!  More significantly, it encourages us to face old wounds and heal ourselves and others.

We already experienced the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Libra on March 25, 2024 at 5 degrees and 7 minutes.  This was a South Node Eclipse — it was fairly faint in that the Earth’s outer shadow falls on the moon’s face. 

The Lunar Eclipse in Libra was not a strong Eclipse; but, in order to have a Lunar or a Solar Eclipse, the Nodes of the moon — otherwise known as the Nodes of Fate — need to be within 18 degrees of the Sun and the Moon.  That is why they are like full moons and New Moons on steroids.  Often fated opportunites, invitations, meetings, departures, breakups, and news come in a way that can change our lives forever.

The Total Solar Eclipse in Libra is more likely that type of an Eclipse, and its effects could linger through the remaining part of the year.  The Nodes of karma are only within four degrees of this New Moon Eclipse, and that means that this is a very fated moon. 

There have been several earthquakes recently: The biggest in Taiwan in 25 years, two eclipses in Japan, and a 4.8 Eclipse in Lebanon, New Jersey, which happens to be the date of the Total Solar Eclipse! My friend in California said to me, “We don’t even get out of bed for a 4.8.” It reminded me of that famous quote from the supermodel Linda Evangelista in the early 90s, where she said, “We don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 per day.” Okay, now!

This Total Solar Eclipse occurs on April 8, 2024 at 2:21 pm EDT at 19 degrees and 24 minutes of the Cardinal fire sign of Aries and is exactly conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer.  The moon immediately meets up with Chiron at 2:21 pm, and the Sun follows suit at 2:28 pm EDT.  The Sun is strong, exalted, brave, and passionate in the Cardinal and action oriented sign of Aries.

Chiron represents wounds — mostly deep seated wounds that may have been there for years or all of your life.  This is a cosmic opportunity to heal those wounds and to initiate a new you with drive and focus!  Dive in to facing those wounds and feel allow yourself to experience it.  Chiron in Aries is wounds around identity, personal vulnerability, and ego.

The chart has several points in both the signs of Pisces and Aries.  Venus, the planet of love, beauty, relationships, and value, entered the sign of Aries on April 5th, where it will transit through April 29, 2024.  Venus in its detriment there and is on the chase; but, it is also very enthusiastic.  Venus ruled the first Eclipse on March 25, 2024.  That was a South Node Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse, in which the focus is much more on completion and letting go.  The South Node represents that which no longer seves you.

This is a North Node Eclipse in Aries and wants you to upgrade and supercharge!  It is in Aries where it wants you to believe in yourself and be a peaceful pioneer that wants to make new dreams possible. Mars, which rules the sign of Aries, currently transits in the sign of Pisces, where it is in a pretty passive placement.  There is still a lot of Aries to overcome that, though.

In this Solar Eclipse chart, there are six points in Aries and three points in Pisces.  The North Node of Karma is at 15 degrees of Aries, which is where you are meant to grow and be fearless; The Moon, which is how you get your needs fulfilled; the Sun, which is how you shine; Chiron, the wounded healer; Eris, the goddess of discord, which fights for justice and inequality; Mercury, the planet of the mind, thoughts, and ideas.

There are also three points in Pisces. Saturn, the planet of constriction, restrictions, rules, and karmic lessons, is merely a degree away from Mars, which rules this VERY powerful Total Solar Eclipse in Aries. That takes away a little bit of the steam.  However, it urges you to work harder with the dreams that you feel are unobtainable.  Do some of spiritual practice: yoga, chanting, meditation, participating in sound baths, manifesting on your own or with others, prayer, etc. The Nodes of the moon form a quincunx to Saturn, planet of lessons and strucutre.  It may feel hard to harness what you are meant to do, but this Eclipse opens many doors.

With Eclipses, there are always endings and beginnings.  I have already heard of several layoffs, new job offers, moves, and breakups.  I have heard of some very exciting new opportunities, and dreams that people have decided to conquer. 

Bear in mind that Mercury, planet of perspective, communication, transportation, and commerce, retrograded on April 1, 2024 at 27 degrees and 10 minutes of the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries, which is the sign of this Eclipse. 

It will pass the degree of the Eclipse and Chiron and will station direct on April 25, 2024 at 15 degrees and 59 minutes of Aries, which is the degree of where the North Node is currently transiting in Aries.  This is an excellent opportunity to reset, refresh, renew, redo, reconsider, reapply, and reasses how you can really shine with all of this powerful and inspiring energy.  

Remember to set new intentions with this truly powerful and invigorating New Moon Eclipse in Aries. Remember that Eclipses bring things to light and make us see things in a way that we never have before.  Sometimes, there is shocking news or an event that rattles us and changes our lives forever.  They are also excellent for evolving your consciousness and bringing it to a whole other level.  I have seen major endings on New Moon (Solar) Eclipses, and I have seen major beginnings on Full Moon (Lunar) Eclipses, as they are very unpredictable and are like wild cards. 

You know a lot will happen in a very short period of time, and it can feel pressured and overwhelming.  This is not a time to usher ultimatums unless you are willing that there is potential that you can eclipse that person or situation out of your life.  If there is something big that you have planned, use Mercury retrograde to assess how you can achieve your goals in the best way possible.

The Solar Eclipse is a great time to do write down your intentions and do The Law of Abundance.  Take care a blank check and date it for the day of the Total Solar Eclipse, which is April 8, 2024.  Where it says, “Pay to the order of, write down your full name. Where you typically write down the dollar amount, write down, “Paid in Full.” Leave the numeric box blank. At the bottom of the check where you would normally sign your name, write down, “The Law of Abundance.” I wish you much luck!