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2024 Solar and Lunar Eclipses

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Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2024

Lunar Eclipses = Completion and Solar Eclipses = New Beginnings in 2024

All eclipses represent transFORMation and 2024 has four eclipses which is fairly usual.

Solar Eclipses represent male aspects while lunar relates to feminine energies. They usually occur close together, with the male aspects being more externalised in the case of solar eclipses, and the female aspects being more internalised with lunar eclipses.

Eclipses force us to confront our own shadow nature or the dark side of our personal subconscious. They are also a sign from the Universe that change will soon visit us on the Earth plane, and it can be unpredictable and unexpected change. Change doesn’t always occur on the exact date of the eclipse. Sometimes it is weeks or months before or after the eclipse that something truly transformative happens, and often it is a big or life-changing event.

Up to two weeks before the eclipse and two weeks after, is particularly potent and especially the time between the lunar and solar eclipses. This period is normally two weeks and is known as ‘the gateway’. It’s not a good time to add extra stress to your life, so do try to keep changes to a minimum until the dust settles.

Solar Eclipses = Action
Lunar Eclipses = Integration of Experiences

The power of solar eclipses normally lasts longer than the lunar ones, but that doesn’t mean that lunars are less potent. In fact, they may be more potent in the short term. An eclipse can be connected to the original source of events, but sometimes it takes the power of another planet passing over the same spot for the effect to be fully realised or understood.

Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2024

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'Worm' Penumbral Lunar Eclipse March 25, 2024, at 5° Libra 07′ AEST

The penumbral eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, but the three celestial bodies do not usually align perfectly. During this type of eclipse, the Earth partially blocks the Sun’s rays from reaching the Moon, causing a subtle shading or darkening on part of the Moon’s surface.

The Lunar Eclipse on March 25, 2024, at 5° Libra 07′, refers to the specific position of the Moon during the eclipse in the zodiac sign of Libra. Astrologically, the zodiac sign Libra is associated with balance, relationships, harmony, and diplomacy.

This Libra eclipse symbolises themes related to relationships, partnerships, and finding balance in various aspects of life. It might encourage you to focus on harmonising conflicting elements in your life, seeking fairness, and considering the needs of others while also attending to your own.

If you’re interested in astrology, this eclipse might serve as a moment to reflect on how you navigate relationships and seek equilibrium in your life.

Libra is an Air sign, so motivation and inspiration become more of a focus. Challenges to emotional composure such as anger and irritability are also likely. This is the type of energy that encourages or pushes us to do something. We may even act without much thought, so impulsivity can be a challenge particularly for all Fire Signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. As hard as it might seem, it’s best to go with the flow rather than try to maintain the status quo. We are being made ready for change and there’s no point in trying to suppress inner REALities. It could be uncomfortable initially but as time goes by, the changes will start to ‘bed in’ and feelings of security will emerge again.

This eclipse is visible from most of Europe, North/East Asia, most of Australia, North and South Pacific, most of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica.

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'Pink Moon' Total Solar Eclipse April 9, 2024, at 19° Aries 24′ AEST

This is a powerful astronomical event that occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, completely obscuring the Sun’s light. This event casts a shadow on the Earth, turning day into night for a brief period within the eclipse’s path.

Astrologically, this solar eclipse in Aries can signal a potent time for personal transformation, new starts, and taking initiative in various areas of life. It might bring opportunities to assert yourself, pursue your goals, and make significant changes that align with your individuality.

This eclipse can be seen as a time of powerful energy and a catalyst for growth. It may encourage you to step into leadership roles, take risks, or start new projects that resonate with your authentic self. However, it’s crucial to approach this period with awareness and mindfulness, as the intensity of this cosmic event might also bring about unexpected changes or challenges.

As always, how this eclipse influences an individual can vary based on their unique birth chart and the specific planetary aspects at the time. Use this period to contemplate what changes or new beginnings you’d like to initiate and how you can harness this powerful energy to align with your aspirations and personal growth.

This total eclipse path of totality is narrow through Mexico (Sinaloa to Coahuila), the USA (from Texas to Maine), and Canada (from Ontario to Newfoundland). A partial eclipse will be visible across nearly all of North America, and a sliver of western Europe.

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'Harvest Moon' Partial Lunar Eclipse September 18, 2024, at 25° Pisces 41′ AEST

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, but the three celestial bodies do not align perfectly. During this type of eclipse, only a portion of the Moon enters the Earth’s umbral shadow, resulting in a subtle darkening or shading on part of the lunar surface.

This partial Eclipse on September 18, 2024 in the zodiac sign of Pisces suggests it’s a time for sensitivity, intuition, spirituality, and compassion.

Astrologically, this eclipse in Pisces can signal a time of heightened emotions, spiritual insights, and a deeper connection to the subconscious mind. It may encourage introspection, healing, and a greater awareness of our emotional needs and those of others.

Pisces, being a sensitive and empathetic sign, might prompt us to pay attention to our intuition and inner guidance during this period. It can be a time to release emotional baggage, engage in self-care  and seek a more profound understanding of our spiritual selves.

Additionally, this eclipse might bring about changes or revelations in our relationships, especially concerning empathy, compassion, and understanding. It could also highlight the need for boundaries and discernment in navigating our emotions and connections with others.

Eclipse will cross some parts of: Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

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'Hunter's Moon' Annular Solar Eclipse October 2, 2024, at 10° Libra 04′ AEST

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun but doesn’t completely cover the Sun. During this event, the Moon appears slightly smaller than the Sun in the sky, creating a ring-like or “annulus” effect where the edges of the Sun remain visible, forming a bright ring or “ring of fire” around the Moon.

Astrologically, a solar eclipse in Libra signifies a time when themes related to relationships, partnerships, and finding balance in life could be emphasized. This eclipse may prompt a focus on achieving harmony in relationships, fostering fairness, and seeking equilibrium in various aspects of life.

The “ring of fire” effect during an annular solar eclipse symbolizes a powerful and intense energy. It could suggest a period of significant growth and transformation, particularly in how you relate to others and how you maintain balance between your needs and the needs of those around you.

This eclipse may encourage you to reassess your partnerships, seek compromises, and create more harmonious connections. It might also bring to light any imbalances or areas where adjustments are needed in order to achieve greater equilibrium in your life.

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, crossing North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

2024 Gifts Us Four Eclipses in Air, Fire and Water!

We have eclipses in Air, Fire and Water in mostly Cardinal signs Libra and Aries and in Mutable Pisces. It’s trying to balance change with the status quo will become a necessity. An eclipse magnifies energy; it’s like a Supermoon on caffeine, rousing you to alertness. It forces us to wake up, go down a path and take action at some point. Eclipses shake us turbulently to the core in order to effect change.

2024 will be a great time to instigate new projects and to go with the flow. With eclipses in Libra and Aries which are directly opposite each other on the zodiac wheel, issues could arise regarding your desires and will power versus those of significant others. REALationships will be a key topic in 2024.

Earthquakes, volcanic activity, and detrimental weather sometimes occur around eclipses, so do take care, especially if you live in areas such as New Zealand, Indonesia, or the USA.

Cancerians may also feel the eclipses quite intensely as they are ruled by the Moon whereas Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is opposite the Moon during eclipses, so challenges can arise. If your birthday occurs on an eclipse or if an eclipse occurs in your sign, you are also likely to feel it more potently.

To find out more, check out our Monthly Horoscopes for your Sun, Moon and Rising sign (aka ascendant).

Eclipses by Modes

Astrologically speaking, star signs fit into three modes or modalities – Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable, each with their own characteristics. Eclipses affect all signs of the same mode more than other signs in different modes.

There are no eclipses in Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius which basically means these signs will be somewhat less affected.

All eclipses are in Cardinal signs Aries, Libra and Mutable sign Pisces. Libra needs to find balance when dealing with partnerships (both business and personal) and watch for overthinking situations. At time Libra and Aries will be ‘negotiating’ their needs versus their significant others. Pisces needs to use more logic and stay grounded. Try to go with the flow this year… swimming against the tide just won’t work. Be flexible… practise and embrace change.

Next Eclipses in 2025

Total LUNAR Eclipse March 14, 2025 at 23 Virgo 57
Partial SOLAR Eclipse March 29, 2025 at 9 Aries 00

Total LUNAR Eclipse September 7, 2025 at 15 Pisces 23
Partial SOLAR Eclipse September 21, 2025 at 29 Virgo 05

Remember not to look at eclipses directly, look within. Wishing you an enlightened eclipse season!

Psychic Astrologer Rose Smith 🙂

*Times are AEST.

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