Solar Eclipse in Aries, April 2023:
Volcanic Actions, Tempered by Sympathy
The total Solar Eclipse in Aries occurs at 29º on April 19, 2023, 9:13 PM PT. This month, the conflicted New Moon falls in gutsy Aries. Moreover, all recent Eclipses have been falling along the Nodal axis in Taurus and Scorpio. As a result, we are collectively learning the value of grounding, simplicity and stability as opposed to habitual passion and drama.
This feisty New Moon conjuncts the Taurus North Node, emphasizing and encouraging peace. Subsequently, we will feel a strong push and pull between the stubborn nature of Taurus and the controlling nature of Scorpio. The square to Pallas Athene in Cancer suggests difficulty with incorporating intuition and emotional sensitivity into our strategies of going after our desires. Melded with Jupiter, this New Moon does not want to be stopped. Additionally, the square to Pluto may introduce a flavor of undue domination and tyranny as we allow our desires to run roughshod over others.
Luckily, Vesta in Taurus is very close to the North Node, providing some sense of sacred stability. Thus, we can lean into focusing on good values to guide us in our overblown excitement. Meanwhile, Saturn harmoniously aspecting the North and South Nodes provides the anchor of integrity and maturity to guide our actions.
Watch our video to learn more about how this moon will impact you and how to use its potential for release to move towards a deeper security.
Details about this Solar Eclipse in Aries
Date: April 19, 2023
Time: 9:16 AM Pacific Time
Type: Total Solar Eclipse
Visible in: North West Cape, a remote peninsula of Western Australia.
At: 29º Aries
Nodal Orientation: the eclipsed Sun conjunct North Node creates a Initiating (not Releasing) Nodal orientation
Shadow Agents: Pallas Athene, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto
Does the Solar Eclipse in Aries affect you personally?
Not every eclipse touches everyone, but when it does, it’s usually noticeable. If your birthday is on any of the following dates (in any year at all), you will experience this eclipse in a personal way:
January 15 to 25
April 14 to 24
July 17 to 27
October 18 to 28
Likewise, if you have a planet in your chart placed between 24º and 29º degrees of a cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), or 0º to 4º degrees of a Fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), you’ll feel this Moon.
Solar Eclipse in Aries: Seeing our Shadow in the Outer World
Remember, a Solar Eclipse is likely to bring up marked external events. Therefore, the key to working with Solar Eclipses is to keep an eye out for how we are projecting our shadow onto people and situations around us. (Conversely, a Lunar Eclipse eclipse is likely to to be experienced internally and subjectively.)
You may notice events occurring within the week surrounding the eclipse (up to a few days before or after). On top of that, you may notice the reverberations of an eclipse for several months after its occurrence.
Did you really feel this eclipse? Understanding how eclipses affect your own chart can help you to discover why and find out the best ways to respond to it. The best way to learn is in a Natal and Transits reading with one of our astrologers.
Find out more about current Solar and Lunar Eclipses here.
For more of this month’s news, check out our April 2023 videos playlist on our YouTube channel.