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What This Spring’s Solar Eclipse Means for Your Zodiac Sign

Updated: Apr. 14, 2024

This spring boasts an exciting astrological event: a total eclipse of the sun! How will this solar eclipse affect you, astrologically? We’ve got the details.

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Solar eclipse astrology

A solar eclipse happens when, at just the right moment, the moon passes between the sun and earth, obscuring the view of the sun either totally or partially, from a small part of the earth. We can expect a spring solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, beginning at 3:16 p.m. ET, with the final exit of the moon’s shadow at 3:29 p.m. ET. The sun’s rays are especially inspiring during this annual event, but this year’s solar eclipse (a sort of super-caffeinated new moon) is unlike others, as it’s a total eclipse. That means that the moon will completely block the sun in the sky along the path of totality, a narrow track stretching from Texas to Maine. It’s a dramatic event in the sky, but what does this spring’s solar eclipse astrology mean for you? Similar to the spring equinox, this could be a time for newness.

Over the years as an astrologer, I have seen a theme recur during solar eclipses. Clients who are on a constructive and promising path tend to experience luck and expansion, while those who have gotten off track may face a hurdle or two to point them back in the right direction. Wrapping your head around solar eclipse astrology is always a wise idea, but this year, it’s even more important. There’s a huge astrological shift with Pluto moving into Aquarius in 2024 (for 20 years), which means it’s time to make the most of this pivotal year.

How will the solar eclipse affect you?

Solar eclipses are pretty rare. There are two this year, and it’s a good idea to get your ducks in a row as the big day arrives. Think of the sunny future you want to manifest, and start a little spring-cleaning on your life ahead of time. If there are relationships that feel like dead wood, don’t fight to save them. If you are anxious to make a new move in your career, do the research and prep work.

This astronomical event rewards those who think big and take bold steps. You don’t have to focus on the specific date alone though. The days following will see some fascinating movements, as the grand prospects in your life present themselves. Whatever you do, this solar eclipse in fire sign Aries demands that you do something proactive. For ideas on how to make the most of your personal solar eclipse astrology, we’ve got you covered below.

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About the expert

  • Jill Dearman is an expert astrologist who began developing skills as an intuitive, astrologist, and student and teacher of metaphysics at age 11. She is the author of Queer Astrology for Men and Queer Astrology for Women.

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

This solar eclipse is all about you, Aries. The big event takes place in your sign and shines a light on your house of personality. If you’ve been settling for VP when you should be the prez, step it up. Your sign is known for possessing an inspiring amount of courage, so use it or lose it. On the romantic front, you can transmute that energy into courting the one you love (or like). As long as you show confidence, your honey or crush will follow. So believe in yourself! Of course, this applies most strongly to the signs you are most compatible with. But if the click is there, then shift into gear. Game on! Just be sure to not overpower your honey with enthusiasm. Once you have their interest, let them take a step toward you. Love is a dance, and your rhythm is good.

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

The theme for you during the spring solar eclipse is looking inward. Any meditation, journaling, yoga or other practice that connects you to your true self will be great. The eclipse sheds light on your 12th house, which rules spirituality as well as endings and new beginnings. This indicates a good time to clear out the debris from your mind and your home. Your environment plays a strong part in your mood this week, so don’t ignore it. Since you tend to get attached and stay attached, clearing out the attic may trigger the weepies. So prepare to do things to balance out the blues and return to your natural Venus-ruled state as the happiest zodiac sign.

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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Friendship rules as the solar eclipse brings sunny companionship to your life. You’ve been working hard to get your name out there in matters of your career, but according to solar eclipse astrology this spring, it’s the people in your life who glow when you pay attention to them. Don’t turn down offers of real-life fun to sit at your computer scrolling endlessly. You are always adept at juggling more than one theme, of course, so you can certainly get your share of networking done while you’re raising a glass of good cheer with buds, old and new. You may even end up on a date with a friend. Can they turn into a potential flame?

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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

For you children of the moon, solar eclipse astrology is looking downright thrilling. You’ve been waiting to get a break in your career, and the focus of the big event on April 8 lands exactly in the work and success sector of your chart. Ask yourself during the lead up: “What do I really want to accomplish and why?” Events that occurred around the first day of spring may provide clues for what is to come. Money comes easily, but it could mean you spend less time with your loved ones. Strike a balance, Cancer, as only you can. By the time May flowers arrive, you could find that both home and work are in a maximum place of alignment.

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Leo (July 23–Aug. 22)

This cycle is all about adventure for you, Leo! Ruled by the sun, you tend to be one of the happiest signs of the zodiac. What would make you even happier? A vacation! Your 9th house of travel and adventure is highlighted by this solar eclipse, so if you’ve been wanting to see the sights of a new place, book the trip. Even if you can’t go far, small local trips to fun places (like amusement parks!) could put an extra glow in your eye. Learning new languages is also lucky for you now, so get out your language app and start talking.

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Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22)

This spring’s solar eclipse astrology promises to be intense for you in lots of wonderful ways, Virgo. If you have been feeling a little disconnected from your partner or the people close to you, do not fret. You’ll have a chance to go deeper in your intimate relationships as the solar eclipse highlights this area of your chart. Just make sure to pay attention to zodiac sign compatibility, as this is also a time when you may feel extra sensitive. You always pay attention to the little things, so you want to be with people who are as thoughtful as you are. Legal and business matters also go well when you sign on with people you trust.

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Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

Your solar eclipse astrology is looking super romantic, Libra! The eclipse transits your house of love and lights a fire under you to make relationships a priority. Think back to the spring equinox. At that time, the sun (your planetary ruler) moved into your relationship sector. Well, the upcoming solar eclipse is like a close collaborator of the spring equinox. The theme of love blossoming will emanate from you during this peak astronomical event. Keep in mind that it’s a fertile time too for projects you want to bring to fruition. What ideas started as mere seeds last year? Might they be ready to break through and manifest into reality? Anything is possible now!

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Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

As a Scorpio, you are defined by your will power. The solar eclipse on April 8 will ignite the area of your chart that rules body and wellness, so pretend you are preparing for a marathon (and if you actually are, that’s great too). If you have set physical goals for yourself to focus on health, this is the time to make good on those plans. You are a master of routine and can easily come up with a new schedule that accounts for an early-morning run or lunchtime yoga. Whatever gets your blood flowing is good for you, as your physical vitality also ups your mental game. Let the endorphins flow!

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

The solar eclipse falls in your house of children and creativity, making this a lively time for you, Libra! Kids are lucky for you, and they lighten your spirits when you are feeling weighed down. Take some time to play, as getting out in the sun is good for your energy. Your creativity is also at a real high right now. As a Sag, you were born with the gift of a great eye for collage. You know how to mix things up and make meaning out of them. Use your photographic skills to capture the beauty of the season, or pick up your guitar or other instrument to express yourself through music. You are making the world more beautiful just by being you.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

As a Capricorn, you are apt to have a small circle of close confidantes you trust. You don’t just open your heart and share with everyone. This solar eclipse is highlighting your house of home and family, making this more important than ever. It’s better to say no to random coffee dates or gym hangs and instead cook a beautiful meal with your family. Make your living environment as emotionally rich as you are by adding personal touches to your decor. If a loved one, such as a close friend, needs you, you will be there with your great listening skills. Giving emotional support makes everyone trust you, and you’ll benefit in return.

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Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18)

This is your time to shine, Aquarius. The solar eclipse falls in your house of communication and socializing, so expect an infusion of fun during this cycle! You are already considered lucky, but you are in for a little extra here—and don’t be afraid to be “extra” yourself. Your whole life, you’ve had people ask you to fit in with the crowd. But independent thinking is your jam, and now is the time to let it loose to the max. This is also a great time to do any form of writing—your way with words could help you gain more income, and even gain a romantic admirer as well. Enjoy the attention!

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Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20)

The solar eclipse astrology this spring points to an infusion of money for you, Pisces. This powerful astronomical event falls in your house of wealth and property and could add some zeros to your income or some value to your home. Your sign is already intuitively tapped in on matters of finance. If you are extra flush, think about something you want to invest in that means something to you, whether it’s your own entrepreneurial business or side project. Your brain is full of inspo when it comes to your friendships too. If you have friends you haven’t seen in ages, get out and see them in real life.