April 20, 2023: SOLAR ECLIPSE in ARIES

A New Moon SOLAR HYBRID ECLIPSE happens on APRIL 20, 2023 (12:12 PM, Philippine Time), in exactly 29°50 of the realm of cardinal fire, ARIES, the sign of the warrior. 

Eclipses signal in great new beginnings and great new endings. These are wildcard energies that may accelerate fated events. The SOLAR ECLIPSE happening this month is conjunct the south node, bringing not just closures and culminations, but also glimpses of the possibilities that can encourage us to turn the page, for a new chapter to be written.

Who will be the most affected?

Those with personal planets and points from 25°-29° of CARDINAL SIGNS (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will feel this eclipse strongly. Most especially those born on these dates:

ARIES: April 15 - 19

CANCER: July 17 - 23

LIBRA: October 17 - 22

CAPRICORN: January 14 - January 18

Those with personal planets and points from 0°- 5° of FIXED SIGNS (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) will also feel this energy profoundly, but in a slightly lesser degree, Most especially those born on these dates:

TAURUS: April 20 - 25 

LEO: July 23 - July 28

SCORPIO: October 23 - 28

AQUARIUS: January 20 - 25


Building up on the last new Moon which happened last month in the early degrees of Aries, a rare second New Moon which is also a solar Eclipse, happens now at the final degree of Aries. Aries energy is not just highlighted, but fully amplified by these lunations, as if the universe is fully driving a point home, in case we missed the message. The wheels are turning, dear reader, the winds of change are here once more, and a big, bold rebirth is underway!

This first eclipse in Aries jumpstarts the eclipse cycle that now moves from the Taurus-Scorpio axis, to the Aries-Libra axis. A new 1.8 year cycle is set in motion, a tale of 3 parts begin now, dear reader, with this powerful eclipse giving us a preview of what to expect in this exciting journey back to our very selves.

As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries represents new beginnings, initiative, and self-reliance. Wherever it is found in our charts is the area of life where we are compelled to access our inner bravado. During these next eclipse cycles, this area is going to be highly activated, and most of us may feel the yearning to take big, bold decisions towards a new frontier no matter how fearful we may be. Aries, is the sign of the warrior, after all – it commands and it conquers. This eclipse signifies a time to take charge of our lives and embark on a new path or project that may be difficult in the beginning, but highly fulfilling and rewarding as you progress towards completion. During this period, power struggles may surface in our personal and professional spheres, demanding that we assert ourselves and maintain our ground while still exhibiting respect and empathy towards others. These events may likely require a great deal of courage, but what is certain is that it leads us to a deeper, more authentic understanding of our individual selves, and all that we personally stand for.

This solar eclipse is also conjunct Jupiter, the planet of expansion and growth, which encourages us to dream big, take risks, and embrace optimism. Captivating opportunities may unfold within the next 6 months, inviting us to expand our horizons, master new abilities, and establish meaningful connections. To take advantage of the energy, dear reader, it’s important to seize this moment to delve into personal or professional growth, embark on exhilarating journeys, or immerse yourself in activities that push the boundaries of your comfort zone! However, the eclipse also exchanges tense energy with Pluto, the planet of transformation and intensity. This period of growth may not be without its challenges, as we can expect to face power struggles, intense emotions, and profound changes that test our resilience and ability to adapt. The tense square with Pluto compels us to face the shadows deep within our personalities, and unravel the concealed power dynamics in our relationships. This introspective phase paves the way for a profound metamorphosis, dear reader, but only if we muster the courage to confront our fears and welcome change.

As a general rule of thumb, avoid big life changing decisions at least 2 weeks before and after the eclipse itself. it’s important to remember that eclipses are shadows covering the light, so important information necessary for us to be able to make the best decision may not be available for the meanwhile. It’s best to wait until the energy settles a bit! Or better yet, wait 3 weeks after, as MERCURY turns RETROGRADE a day right after, on the 21st! Oh boy.

What area of your life will experience bold new frontiers with this transformational New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE in fiery ARIES?

Check your rising sign below, to find out!

1. Aries Risings: SELF! Changes and improvements in physique, new personal goals, confidence, self-expression, vitality, and the physical body, your personal goals, and endeavors, your image, and your facade. Self-empowerment and the importance of putting yourself first, over anyone, the need to speak your truth

2. Taurus Risings: Rest and contemplation, spirituality, letting go, planning a new frontier, solitude, and peace of mind, endings, hidden situations, people in the past, spiritual teachers, hospitals, prison, and others isolated from society, hidden relationships, secret situations, hidden situations, fear of integrating, people who feel like emotional chains that you are energetically dependent on

3. Gemini Risings: Social network, social connections, friendships and groups, community, acquaintances, organizations, advocacies, future plans, hopes, and wishes, accumulations, and gains, politicians, social reform, championing causes

4. Cancer Risings: Career, colleagues and associates, Improvement of profession, reputation, achievement, public life and recognition, ambitions, general life direction, relationship with authority figures, and other people in power, parents especially the mother, bosses, government officials, what you are known for

5. Leo Risings: Travel abroad, foreigners, higher education, going back to school, the higher mind, religion and those in the religious order, belief systems, law, publishing houses, professors, mentors, students, people from a different background/status/race/religion/age, etc.

6. Virgo Risings: Joint ventures, business partnerships, joint accounts, investments, inheritance, mutual funds, stock market, merging of assets, wealth managers, commissions, managerial work, loans, debts and taxes, co-dependency with spouse, sexual and emotional intimacy

7. Libra Risings:  Focus on the other, marriages, relationships, committed partnerships, litigation, client-based work, one is to one interaction, concern for others, socialization, lawyers, litigation, contracts, close associations, open enemies

8. Scorpio Risings:  Your daily schedule, daily chores and errands, health, lifestyle changes, health practitioners, volunteering, service, practicing craft, perfecting a technique, workplace and relationship with co-workers, everyday errands, employees and staff, hired help, mind and body connection, day to day

9. Sagittarius Risings: Romance and romantic prospects, love life, children and kids in general, fertility, creativity, creative self-expression, creative entrepreneurship, pleasure, fun, artistry, performance, creative partners

10. Capricorn Risings: Family and immediate family members, home, parents especially the father, properties, ancestry, residential areas, land, real estate, private life, past conditioning, your inner base of operations, people you live with, residential spaces, home renovations

11. Aquarius Risings: Siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other extended relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins), automobiles, out-of-town trips, short-term travel, people you meet in local explorations, neighbors, immediate community, webinars, short-term courses, accreditations, certifications, teachers or instructors/facilitators

12. Pisces Risings: Money and personal income, material purchases, personal savings, self-worth and self-value, financial independence, possessions, personal resources, entrepreneurship, people that you encounter in business, customers and patrons, people who affect your self-value, self-sufficiency

Good luck everyone! Stay tuned for next month’s Cosmic Weather Report!

To review the remaining transits for the month, click here.

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