Today, April 19th, we will have a New Moon in Aries AND Solar Eclipse at 11:12 PM Central Time. This will occur just shortly before the sun moves into Taurus tomorrow, April 20th.
This eclipse is like an extra-powerful New Moon, and the effects can often be felt for several months.
Aries is part of the Aries-Libra axis in the chart, which essentially is about the self vs. the other, or the self vs. relationships. However, you will experience the energy of this eclipse in the area of your birth chart ruled by the sign of Aries. To find out where that is, go to www.astro.com to get a free copy of your birth chart.
The energy of Aries is all about making bold new starts and stepping forward with courage. Because Aries is a cardinal sign, those with placements at or very near 29 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn may be especially impacted.
We also will have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 14 degrees of Scorpio just a couple of weeks from now on May 5th. Scorpio is part of the Taurus-Scorpio axis, which is about our need for security, whether that is financial, material, or emotional security.
With this Lunar Eclipse, it’s time to release and let go of something that you may have experienced in November 2022, or that began to come into your awareness around that time. If you have placements around 14 degrees of Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo, or Taurus, these energies will likely have a more powerful impact on you.
On April 21st Mercury goes retrograde through May 15th in the sign of Taurus. There’s no need to worry but do be extra-careful with your communication and back up any of your electronic devices. Mercury rules these areas and when he is retrograde, he sometimes likes to be mischievous.