On April 20, 2023, we will experience a total solar eclipse at 29 degrees of Aries. It will impact individuals with major planetary aspects between 25 degrees of Aries and 5 degrees of Taurus the most. But it will likewise influence individuals with planets in Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer at the same degrees. New moon phases are great times to conduct intention rituals to plan and prepare for the months ahead. However, solar eclipses are known for shaking up our best-laid plans.
Aries is the go-getter sign of the zodiac. It’s all about starting fires, motivation, and being driven. This energy will be delivered at the tail-end of the zodiac proceeding last month’s new moon in the same sign. So, we are sure to get the fire burning. A total solar eclipse in Aries can mean many things to many people. And this energy can be delivered up to 30 days before or after the actual eclipse.
New moon energy is all about new starts, which is likewise a dominant trait of Aries. A solar eclipse also brings unexpected new things, people, and opportunities into our lives. So get ready for whatever the cosmos may send your way, and expect some pleasant surprises along the way.
New Moon in Aries
Solar eclipses always occur during new moon phases, which ultimately magnify the energy of a new moon three to four times. This energy may start something new, such as a business endeavor. Aries is a consummate entrepreneur, always cooking up new ideas on the business front. And he is bold enough to be the leader of the pack. As such, those under the influence of this energy will get in gear as they focus on business opportunities.
Alternatively, you might meet a new romantic partner since Aries is also known to spark our libido. This fire-filled sign ignites sexual passion within us. It gives us the flame we need to embark on romantic and procreative endeavors. Depending on the placement of Aries in your natal chart, you might just meet your soul mate or discover who they are.
Aries also focuses on our identity and sense of self-worth. As such, you may find yourself developing a new level of self-confidence. This could lead to changes in your physical appearance related to weight loss, hairstyle or wardrobe changes, plastic surgery, and the like. Whatever you decide to do, you will feel much better about yourself as we pass through this solar eclipse on April 20, 2023, and throughout the Aries-Libra eclipse season.
Keep in mind that endings come before beginnings. So, the start of any new endeavor you encounter during this time may be at the hills of something else closing. For instance, you may have recently lost a financial opportunity, mate, friendship, etc., that made way for newness in the same respective area. So, now is the time to rejoice and relax.
Sun in Taurus
The sun will enter Taurus on the same day as this eclipse event. So, we will have even more energy to focus on our finances, romance, beauty, and health. Taurus rules each of these areas. And with the combined energy of the moon in Aries, we can all expect some positive influences on the material front.
Taurus will help us get organized as we take on the new opportunities that Aries brings our way. Finances and romance will be of utmost concern as Mercury retrogrades in this sign the next day. So expect these dynamics to consume your thoughts for the next 4-6 weeks.
You will be focused on ways to generate income or secure your love life. With the combined energy of the eclipse and Mercury retrograde, expect some positive shake-ups. But do be careful about starting new projects during Mercury retrograde. Instead, use this energy to plan and sort things out. For more insight on the best money-making moves for this time, check out this post.
First Quarter Moon in Leo
As the moon enters the sign of Leo on April 27th, we will likely encounter some fun interplay. By the time the moon moves into this sign, we will really be on a roll. This dynamic will allow us to enjoy the gifts that the eclipse drops in our laps. You may find yourself heated up in the bedroom or the boardroom. Our passions will be running hot, and our creativity will be at an all-time high.
So, if you are in a baby-making mood, go for it. You may just see your bundle of joy appearing in about nine months or so. Likewise, any financial seeds you plant in the right soil during this time will likely bloom in the coming weeks and months.
Juno Enters Gemini
On May 2, Juno will enter Gemini following the Pluto retrograde that starts the day before. This energy will put us in an even more reflective mode as we think about the changes we have encountered over the past six months or so. Juno is also dominant in our relationship sector. This asteroid governs compatibility, and Gemini can be communicative yet a bit unstable in the relationship sector.
Therefore, we will be having a lot of conversations about our relationship dynamics. Particularly, commitment and longevity will be on the mind of many individuals. And Gemini can be brutally honest, so pay attention to everything your partner tells you during this time. It is most likely the truth – so you will get to see their true colors.
Pallas Enters Leo
Finally, Pallas will visit Leo on May 2nd, right before the full moon cycle. This asteroid brings wisdom and intuitive know-how into our lives. During this season, she will have a conversation with Leo surrounding family dynamics. We will gain much knowledge through playful or creative endeavors connected to the house of family and children. This could include taking a family vacation, enjoying a family night, or otherwise spending quality time with your loved ones. In doing so, you will learn many things about the people in your bloodline and a thing or two about yourself.
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