This Solar Eclipse is happening at 29° of Aries and will be most potent for people with personal planets or the ascendant at 26° to 29° of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) as well as 0° to 2° of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). With any eclipse, I warn people to not attempt manifestation work, but this one in particular I advise against for its volatile energy and potency. Any rituals you do to observe the energy or honor deities is completely safe and welcome. In my practice, the purpose of astrology is to give us the ability to see the divinity in the shifting circumstances of our daily lives to help us surrender to what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. If you are interested to know what part of your chart will be impacted by any transit, you can book a reading with me.

This new cycle starts off with a bang in the explosive sign of Aries. You may be familiar with New Moons as the beginning of a new lunar cycle. You may even know Solar eclipses as the beginning of a new eclipse cycle but this solar eclipse brings with it a new series of eclipses on the Aries and Libra axis that we have not seen in two decades. This is the first in this series as the nodes of the moon begin to shift out of the Scorpio and Taurus part of our charts, giving some much needed breathing room to the fixed sign placements. The previous eclipses we’ve experienced within the last 2 years have been about uprooting that which we assumed would never yield. Eclipses in their nature often bring shock and disruption to wherever they touch our lives and this has been doubly so with the influence of Uranus close by in Taurus. Now that we have done the work to move the immovable we have created a canvas to begin a brand new bold venture. 

In the initiatory sign of the Ram, something big is being born, bursting forth as we will enter the steady sign of the Bull soon after, like the last firework at a 4th of July show that wows the crowd before the evening winds down. Whatever this is for us as individuals it will have a fighting passionate spirit. This powerful energy is heightened by the North Node, adding an extra ‘oomph’ and drive which if handled with caution and balanced with humility (not Aries’ strong suit) can jettison us in a good direction.

The North Node is often given the mantle of the direction of our ‘soul’s path’ and I can see truth in that. However, I believe we should heed the Vedic understanding of the nodes as something to be approached with caution for their powerful and often destructive influence. Specifically, the North Node can point to an unquenchable thirst or desire, and while we can see our desires as a compass on our soul’s journey we should be mindful of how we attempt to satiate them. 

The ruler of this Solar eclipse is Mars in Cancer, the caring yet guarded sign of the crab. Mars in this water sign will bring with it shocking emotional outbursts, particularly if we haven’t been able to express our anger in healthy ways. It can also give us the courage to protect those we love, or defend our softness by not compromising our boundaries. The passionate fire of Mars is using the fuel of our intimate feelings and caring hearts to do its work, however, if not channeled with awareness it will lash out at perceived threats. Our feelings likely have been coming in hot and tensions are bound to be running high; if we allow ourselves and others grace and compassion as we navigate through this next week or so, it will help preserve our relationships with others and ourselves. 

The potency of this Solar Eclipse is heightened by its tension with Pluto in Aquarius. The influence of Pluto often leads to eruptions of what lies in the dark into the light, struggles of power and domination, and our animal instinct. Pluto will likely be the catalyst for the emotional outbursts as it forces us to confront and violently purge the putrid shadows that lie underneath our surface. Collectively, we are seeing our reflection in our contradicting ideals for the best future, the good, bad and ugly of AI’s regurgitation of our digital footprint, and the interrogation of what it means to be human as Pluto moves further into Aquarius.

Thank you for taking the time to arm yourself with the knowledge of astrological energies. It is my hope that my forecasts help you be empowered in moving in harmony with the planets, instead of feeling at the whims of the transits. Astrology can help us learn how to ride the waves of our transits instead of being bowled over by them, taken into the undertow. If you’re interested to learn more about how these transits could effect you as an individual, you can book a reading with me.

The Full Moon is happening at 16° of Aries and will be most potent for people with personal planets or the ascendant at 13° to 20° of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) and the air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). In my practice, the purpose of astrology is to give us the ability to see the divinity in the shifting circumstances of our daily lives to help us surrender to what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. If you are interested to know what part of your chart will be impacted, please revisit the New Moon in Libra post and find your rising sign in the horoscopes. The Full Moon is the manifestation of what was planted at that time.

This Full Moon is happening in conjunction with Chiron, the wounded healer. In Aries, he highlights the unhealed collective wound of both hyper-independence and co-dependency. If we have been unable to articulate or maintain our boundaries in the past, we likely carry the false belief that others are not to be trusted and are unreliable or we are unable to care for ourselves and are subject to the whims of others. We can now see, with the reflective light of the Moon, why there was so much contention to the New Moon’s aim of social cohesion, harmony, and balance and can begin the work to heal the imbalance of personal power and responsibility in our relationships and communities.

This lunation is assisted by the difficult energies of Saturn, the planet of necessity, and Mars, the planet of confrontation. Saturn assists us in the necessary task of reviewing our boundaries and Mars helps us to enforce them. We may begin to see that the ways we failed to honor our boundaries led us to believe that other people were unsafe to rely on or we must sacrifice our agency in the name of unsettled peace. It may be tempting to verbally lash out at others for their trespasses against us, however, it’s important to consider how we may not have known our own boundaries until they were crossed. We now have the ability to articulate them decisively thanks to that experience. We cannot blame others for not knowing better if we did not know better ourselves.

Though it may be challenging to say ‘no’ or communicate to our loved ones what we will no longer tolerate, all of this work is in service, ultimately, to a higher octave of justice and balance. If we can learn to walk the tightrope of honoring ourselves as individuals and honoring others in our community, we will find that both benefit. In order to do this, we need to let go of the resentments that keep us locked into believing that we cannot rely on others or that we cannot rely on ourselves. When healthy, Libra energy is able to discern how and when an action is a justice to all. When unhealthy, Libra energy is a blind servant to surface-level peace and people-pleasing. When we are able to trust ourselves by consistently maintaining and honoring our boundaries, we can fearlessly make connections and rely upon our relationships to nourish us in joy and harmony.

Thank you so much for reading this forecast and arming yourself with the knowledge of this cycle. I’m grateful to be able to offer an astrological perspective of the current energies. If you are interested in getting a personalized astrological forecast of upcoming transits or would like to have a reading of your natal promise, you can book a session with me here. If you have any questions regarding astrology either in general or specifically about this forecast, feel free to leave a comment. Happy Full Moon loves! I hope it is a good one. 💜