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Solar Eclipse: April 8, 2024

Solar Eclipse: April 8, 2024

Author: Alison Price   –   Published: March 2024

Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024

The Eclipse Path: Red Line

The path of a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, refers to the path along which the eclipse’s shadow travels as it crosses the Earth’s surface.

This particular eclipse is will follow a distinct path. It will provide places within its track with the opportunity to witness either a partial or total solar eclipse. How much you can see depends on your location relative to the eclipse’s path.

The path of the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, crosses across North America. It gives observers in some areas the chance to experience the awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse.

The eclipse’s path begins in Mexico, near the Pacific coast, then extends northeastward across the United States. In the USA it passes through states of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Finally, the eclipse’s path crosses into eastern Canada before reaching the North Atlantic Ocean.

Totality: Blue Line

The path of totality is where the Moon completely obscures the Sun’s disk. Observers are treated to the breathtaking sight of the Sun’s corona. The solar corona is the outer atmosphere visible only during a total solar eclipse.

Outside the path of totality, regions will experience varying degrees of partial eclipse. A partial eclipse is where only a part of the Sun is covered by the Moon.

As the eclipse progresses along its path, the duration of totality varies depending on your specific location within the path.

If you are closer to the centerline of the eclipse’s path you will see longer durations of totality compared to those near the edges.


Solar Eclipses in General

Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun. The Moon blocks the Sun’s light from reaching certain parts of the Earth.

During these events, the Sun and Moon will form both the conjunction aspect and parallel aspect in astrology.

The type of solar eclipse is categorized based on the extent to which the Sun is covered by the Moon and the distance of both celestial bodies from the Earth at the eclipse moment.

There are six distinct types of solar eclipses, each determined by these factors. Only people who are on the path of the Moon’s shadow across the Earth’s surface can witness a solar eclipse.

It’s worth noting that there are typically at least two or more solar eclipses each year. Eclipse seeasons give everyone many opportunities to observe this awe-inspiring events.



Solar Eclipse: Interpretation

A solar eclipse is symbol of intensified focus on a specific position within the Zodiac. It infuses heightened energy into the area of the birth chart where the eclipse takes place.

Understanding the ruling planet of the zodiac sign hosting the eclipse is crucial. Mars is the disposing planet becasue the eclipse is in Aries.

Think of a solar eclipse as like a super conjunction. It acts as a cosmic focus and draws together and harmonizes various circumstances.

However, the eclipse’s energy is modified by the aspects with other planets in the eclipse chart. These planetary interactions contribute to shaping the subtle expression of this solar eclipse’s influence.


Solar Eclipses: Influence Timing

Typically, the influence of a solar eclipse extends for a time in months equal to the length of the eclipse itself, measured in minutes.

For instance, if a solar eclipse lasts for four minutes, its energy will be in effect for approximately four months after the eclipse event.

This time relationship shows that the intensity and duration of a solar eclipse’s impact are directly proportional to the length of time it lasts.

In short, the longer the time of the eclipse, the more prolonged its influence will be felt in our lives.



The Moon’s shadow on the face of the Earth at a solar eclipse.

Image taken from the International Space Center. Courtesy NASA


Solar Eclipses: Personal

When a solar eclipse aligns closely with a planet or point in your birth chart, it holds considerable significance for you. This alignment suggests that the themes associated with that planet or point will be emphasized and energized by the eclipse’s influence.


Solar Eclipse Conjoining Your Chart

Specifically, if a solar eclipse happens to conjoin your natal Sun, it will have a substantial impact on your life for the following twelve months. This is shown in your solar return chart.

This prolonged influence indicates that the eclipse’s effects will resonate strongly for the entirety of the upcoming year. Eclipses in solar return charts will shape various aspects of your life and personal growth.


Solar Eclipse Not Conjoining Your Chart

On the other hand, if a solar eclipse does not conjoin with any planet or point in your chart, its effects will be less and it could potentially pass by.

In such instances, while the eclipse may still carry some degree of influence, its impact is likely to be more subtle or fleeting compared to charts where it closely interacts with natal placements.


What to Expect

The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, is anticipated to be a momentous celestial event capturing the attention of skywatchers and astrological enthusiasts alike. This particular eclipse is set to occur within the zodiac sign of Aries, infusing its dynamic and assertive energy into the cosmic landscape.

As the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, casting its shadow over specific regions of the Earth, observers within the eclipse’s path will witness the mesmerizing sight of the Sun obscured by the Moon. This alignment signifies a potent convergence of cosmic forces, symbolizing a heightened focus on themes associated with the sign of Aries.

Aries Sun People

For individuals born under the sign of Aries or with significant placements in Aries within their birth charts, this solar eclipse holds particular significance. Its influence is likely to resonate strongly with their personal identity, ambitions, and desires for self-expression. The eclipse’s effects may catalyze new beginnings, spur decisive action, or prompt a reevaluation of individual goals and aspirations.

Moreover, the broader astrological context surrounding the eclipse, including aspects formed with other planets and celestial bodies, will further shape its impact on both collective and individual levels. Aspects such as conjunctions, squares, and trines with planets like Mars, the ruler of Aries, or transformative Pluto, can provide additional insights into the unfolding dynamics of this cosmic event.

Given the duration and intensity of the eclipse, its effects are expected to reverberate for several months beyond its occurrence. Therefore, individuals attuned to the rhythms of the cosmos are encouraged to pay close attention to any developments or themes that emerge around the time of the eclipse, as they may herald significant shifts and opportunities for growth in the months ahead.

The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, promises to be a pivotal moment infused with the fiery energy of Aries, signaling a period ripe for personal and collective transformation. As the celestial spectacle unfolds, it invites us to embrace the spirit of courage, initiative, and innovation, as we navigate the unfolding journey of our lives amidst the cosmic dance of the planets and stars.


April 8th, Solar Eclipse in Aries

The upcoming solar eclipse is positioned at 19 degrees Aries and is set to impact individuals born between April 6th and 10th of any year. This celestial event will play a significant role in shaping their Solar Return chart for the upcoming year. However, even for those outside this specific birthdate range, the effects of the eclipse’s energy are expected to linger for approximately three months. It’s crucial to keenly observe any developments that transpire on the day of the eclipse, as they are likely to resonate as personal themes in your life.


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Solar Eclipse October 2023

Solar Eclipse October 2023

2023 2nd Eclipse Season

There is a Solar Eclipse on October 14, 2023 at Libra 21°08′ at the South Node

This marks the start of the first eclipse in the second eclipse season of 2023. In two weeks, there will be a lunar eclipse.

Almost every year has two eclipse seasons, and 2023 is following this pattern. Eclipses happen when the Sun comes near (within 18 degrees) to one of the Moon’s nodes.

Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses occur when the Sun gets close to a lunar node and the Moon aligns with the Sun. The lunar nodes are points where the paths of the Sun and the Moon intersect.

Synodic Cycles

Now, let’s talk about synodic cycles. Solar eclipses mark the beginning of a new synodic cycle between these celestial bodies.

What does this mean for you? Solar eclipses blend your needs and desires, bringing focus to what truly matters. They create opportunities for starting fresh with new projects, relationships, or activities.

To understand how this eclipse at 21 degrees Libra may impact you, take a look at your birth chart. Pay attention to which house it falls in and any connections to other planets or points. This will help you grasp its specific effects on your life.

South Node

Eclipses occurring at the south node of the Moon carry the theme of releasing and letting go. This release can involve attitudes, clutter, or beliefs that no longer serve a purpose in your life. South node eclipses offer you the opportunity to shed unnecessary baggage.

By letting go of these things, you create space for more valuable and meaningful experiences that are on their way to you. South node solar eclipses signify the importance of making room in your life for new opportunities and growth. It’s like decluttering your physical and mental space to allow new possibilities to enter.

Remember, if you hold onto the past (associated with the south node), there won’t be much room for fresh beginnings. It’s essential to choose wisely and consider not just how you manage your time but also your energy.

For instance, if you’re thinking about getting a new puppy (which is a symbol of a solar eclipse, representing new beginnings), you’ll need to clear some space in your daily routine (related to the south node). This might mean allocating time for a half-hour walk with your furry friend. In doing so, you open up space in your life for this new and joyful experience.

Solar Eclipse Aspects

Conjoined Mercury

This eclipse is closely linked to Mercury, which is quite common, as Mercury often aligns with the Sun.

The fact that Mercury is in close proximity to the eclipse degree suggests that there may be extensive discussions regarding the themes this eclipse brings to light.

Mercury’s presence in Libra indicates a tendency to be diplomatic and avoid confrontational speech. It’s important to consider all available options and maintain harmony with your partners and those close to you.

Thoughtfully selecting your words can play a strategic role in smoothly implementing new plans and avoiding resistance.

Square Pluto

The eclipse forms a square aspect with Pluto, indicating that the transformation highlighted by the eclipse might have profound and far-reaching consequences, potentially leading to a significant transformation in your life.

This impact is likely to be even more pronounced if the eclipse aligns closely with one of your planets or significant points in your birth chart.

Opposition Chiron

Additionally, the eclipse loosely opposes Chiron, indicating the possibility of encountering resistance or opposition to your intentions during this eclipse.

It’s worth noting that Chiron’s influence can sometimes make you feel vulnerable or less confident in your abilities. It may even trigger imposter syndrome, where you doubt your qualifications or worthiness when dealing with these celestial transits.


This solar eclipse carries the potential for significant transformation in your life.

It’s essential to observe what unfolds on the day of the eclipse, which falls on October 14th.

The impact of this eclipse is expected to last for approximately three months from the date of the eclipse itself.

Typically, there is no noticeable shift in energy until the eclipse becomes exact.

For more in-depth information about eclipses, we invite you to listen to our special eclipse podcast episode available at this link.

In this episode, both Arwynne and I delve into the details of the eclipse, providing valuable insights and discussions.

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Solar Eclipses in Astrology

Solar Eclipses in Astrology

Solar Eclipses are Cool

A Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon moves in front of the Sun. 

The Moon blocks out the light and the heat from the Sun.

Usually the birds stop tweeting as well which is a strange thing about solar eclipses.


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My Solar Eclipse Story

I first experienced the cooling effects of a solar eclipse when we lived in a town called Phalaborwa in the province of Limpopo in South Africa.

This place name means The Town of Two Summers as the temperature is hot in winter and hot in summer.

Phalaborwa is situated right on the Tropic of Capricorn and experiences relentless dry heat all the time.

It is a mining town and copper is the reason the settlement is there at all.

In Phalaborwa, any tree is a good tree because it is a shade tree.

In the three years we lived there is rained three times for ten minutes each time.

Dry, dry, dry.

The Eclipse Starts

It was about 2pm and a hot afternoon.

I was ready for the solar eclipse and had the special eclipse glasses for all the kids as we sat in the garden sipping lemonade.

Looking up into the clear blue sky we watched the Moon slowly creep over the face of the Sun.

But, that’s when I noticed the drop in temperature and the chill of the eclipse.

Bearing in mind that temperatures were normally 40C at midday, suddenly it became cool and dark.

Not fully night as it was a partial solar eclipse, but still enough to reduce the light to dusky levels.

Cold and gloomy the kids ran inside and were excited and anxious at the same time.

Within five minutes, the Moon had moved over the disk of the Sun and again the bright light and heat came flooding back to the afternoon.

Almost as suddenly it felt as it had never happened.

Such is the nature of a Solar eclipse.

If you get a chance to experience a solar eclipse, pay attention to all your senses and not just sight and you will have a richer eclipse experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

New Moon

Every month there is a New Moon which occurs in the same sign as the Sun.

Each New Moon is usually in the following sign from the last one.

When the Sun is in Libra we have the Libra New Moon.

When the Sun is in Scorpio it will be the Scorpio New Moon.

A New Moon is a time to sow seeds, begin things and start a new course of action.

A New Moon will affect all the things shown by the area of life (house) in which it occurs in your natal chart.

If you know where this is going to happen you can plan ahead.

Types of Eclipses

There are two types of eclipse, a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse.

Either type of eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up exactly in the sky.

For a solar eclipse the sequence is: SunMoonEarth. 

For a lunar eclipse the sequence is: SunEarthMoon


Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves in front of the Sun and blocks out the light.

If the Moon is close enough to the Earth that its umbra (main) shadow can reach Earth it will cast a shadow across the face of the Earth, this is known as the eclipse path.

The eclipse path is usually quite thin and can be up to 170km wide crossing the face of the Earth.

This width varies with each individual eclipse.

Only places on Earth on the eclipse path and in the full shadow of the Moon will experience totality.



Solar eclipse October 22, 2014

Annular Solar Eclipse

It depends on how close the Sun is to the node whether it is a partial, total, total annular or hybrid (a bit of both) eclipse.

When the orb between the Sun and the node is less than 9 degrees it is an annular eclipse.

If the Earth is also at perihelion the Moon can fully cover the Sun’s disk and it is a total solar eclipse.

If the Moon does not fully cover the Sun’s face then it is a partial eclipse.

The Eclipse Path

Solar eclipses can only be seen during the day when the Sun is above the horizon.

An eclipse is visible from all places where the Moon’s shadow crosses the face of the Earth.

It you are on the eclipse path you will see the eclipse.


An eclipse will occur at different times depending where on Earth you are and you can catch a glimpse of one if you are near the eclipse path.

The Astrology of Eclipses

All eclipses are not created equal. Some are simply more dynamic and have a greater potential within themselves than others.

Each one has to be judged on its own merits.

Astrologically eclipses are both general and personal.

It depends on the eclipse chart (see above) and your own birth chart and if and how they connect.

Therefore some eclipses have a deeper and more profound effect than others.

General Effects of an Eclipse

  • This eclipse will be in a sign and the ruler(s) of the sign will have influence over the eclipse.
  • If it is an eclipse at the Moon’s north node it indicates that we are focussing on future things and drawing in people, goods and experiences to ourselves.
  • If it is at the Moon south node it suggests that we are letting go of people, stuff and emotional baggage.
  • The Sun and Moon may be conjoined a planet which inclines towards discussing the issues brought about at the eclipse and the meaning of the planet.

Personal Effects of an Eclipse

  • Whichever house the eclipse occurs in your natal chart will be the area of life that will be affected. For example in your first house your looks, seventh house your romance, partner, relationship or in your tenth house your career and goal setting.
  • If it is your birthday on the eclipse day you will feel the most effect from the eclipse.
  • If your Ascendant is on the eclipse degree the effects of this eclipse will be impressive and there may be a huge change for your life, your personality and how other see you.
  • If you have any planets in your natal chart at the eclipse degree they will be stimulated by the eclipse.


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How Long an Eclipse Lasts

The actual eclipse lasts about one hour but the effects of the eclipse are usually for around six months.

If a particular eclipse connects with your chart by any of the ways mentioned above it will have an effect on you for about six months.

This depends on how close the eclipse falls to your chart planets and points (Ascendant, MC, nodes, Vertex or Part of Fortune).

There are specific timing strategies that astrologers use which can change this six-month pattern.

You would have to consult with myself or your astrologer to fully determine how each eclipse in the next year or so will affect you directly.

Eclipse Seasons

Every six months the Sun draws near one of the lunar nodes and we have eclipses.

Sometimes only two and on occasion three.

It depends on how close the Sun is to the nodes in degrees.

The closer the orb the more likely eclipse.

Solar Eclipse

Eclipses at the New Moon are always solar.

Solar eclipses impart a masculine or yang feel.

This means it is an active eclipse where you can get started on your intentions right away.

North Node Eclipse

Eclipses is at the north node suggest the future is improtant.

Your future can be supported based on intentions begun now.

South Node Eclipse

Eclipses at the south node suggest the past is important.

Your past may be influencing your present situation through memories, people or events.

Happy Birthday

If your birthday is on a solar eclipse day, you will feel that particular eclipse intensely because it forms part of your Solar Return chart whose celestial energies are in place for you for the next twelve months.

Eclipse conjunct a natal planet

Now and then an eclipse will be right on the degree of a natal planet, ascendant or MC in your chart.

Obviously, this doesn’t happen often but when it does you need to pay attention.

An astrologer can quickly tell when this will happen for you.


Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Solar Eclipses

In your astrology journal, and referring to the next solar eclipse, please do the following:

  • Find the exact position of the solar eclipse in degrees and minutes.
  • Note which house in your chart the solar eclipse will fall.
  • See if the solar eclipse will conjoin any of your natal planets or points.

Extend Yourself

  • Write a general interpretation for the eclipse hat can be used by everyone or in your horoscope writing. Include the sign, the node and any planetary conjunctions to the eclipse (use a 1 degree orb) (100 words).
  • Write a personal interpretation for the eclipse including the house and any conjunctions the eclipse will make to your chart (100 words).

Extend Yourself Further

  • Cast the charts for every solar eclispe that will occur this year and next year. Use the Zero Aries house stystem.
  • Write general interpretations for each upcoming eclipse. This will be useful for you as an aspiring astrologer for your forecast work (100 words per eclipse).

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