We are in the midst of eclipse season, the time of year when the two great lights in the sky are obscured due to the awesome geometry of our solar system. Astrologically, eclipses represent powerful transition times when reason and intuition become less distinct and the world seems to conspire with us. Pay attention over the next few weeks to things that seem out of the ordinary yet familiar, and follow the trail. There are untold adventures awaiting the curious traveler when the sun, moon, and Earth align.
Here are your eclipse season horoscopes for the week. Read for your rising and sun signs.
April 20 – May 20
Something is shifting in you, Taurus. Are you working out? Trying a different skin regimen? Feeling more secure in your personality? Whatever it is, it’s working. As you enter a new phase in your sense of self, the way you relate to others is also changing. Maybe you’re even realizing that you are evolving into someone new and your relationships need to change in step. Become a butterfly and honor the caterpillar you once were.
May 21 – June 21
This eclipse season offers you a shift in time spent alone, tripping out on the stream of thoughts and images that pervade your solitude. Your meditations and daydreams may take on a different flavor in the next few weeks, and your task is to move these internal changes into your external output. Don’t let your dreams flit away, grab them and bring them into the world through your hard work.
June 22 – July 22
You better be ready for some support because community is showing up for you. Accept the help, Moonchild! You are not an isolated bootstrapper because your success is tied up in the success of your community. They want to see you shine, and your whole community will be brighter because of your own passion project. Encouragement is your guide this eclipse season. Let it in.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Are you getting promoted? Fired? Are you starting a company? Ending one? Something is going on in your career and public-facing life, and it is taking you in a different direction. As you are transitioning in your public work, your life at home will also shift around. Pay attention to how these two spheres of life complement each other and strike a new balance. Work-life wholeness is your goal.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
This eclipse season finds you en route to lands uncharted and knowledge unknown. Maybe you’re literally traveling to a different part of the world or maybe you’re entering into a new education program. At any rate, this experience will change your orientation to the place that you came from. When you are exploring what is new, remember to hold on to what is familiar without grasping too tightly.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 23
Our stuff gets entangled in other people’s stuff – regardless of whether that stuff is financial, emotional, intellectual, spiritual – there is just stuff that we share with other people. Under these eclipses, it is important for you to figure out how your stuff is separate from, but related to, other people’s stuff. Tease out when it is important for you to carry collective weight and when it is important for you to mind your own store.
Oct. 24 – Nov. 21
The way that you view your partner has a lot to do with how you view yourself. I imagine right now you are in the process of changing your perception of a partner in your life, and whether or not that perception is tending more positive or negative, be mindful about how you are also modifying your sense of self. We are not unchanged by the loves we have, and you owe it to yourself to integrate that.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Are you changing the way you go about doing things and living in routine? Perhaps you’ve started doing your regular chores in a different order or you have taken on a new volunteer role. Fall into your new routine with gusto, and remember that what we do has a direct effect on how we think. Feel into a new sense of being with your new form of doing and see how your personal meditations change. Trust the process.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Pleasures can change fairly rapidly, like finding a new favorite ice cream flavor or discovering a new favorite author. However, it is my sense that you are embarking on a more serious journey of creative discovery. Are you opening a new avenue of creative expression or developing a visionary offering? Remember that there are people who are craving what you have to offer and are willing to help you in the process. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Something big is happening at home, with your family, or on your land. Your roots are getting a new orientation, almost like your home life has been repotted. Get used to these changes one step at a time, but keep in mind that as your private life shifts your public life shifts. How is your work self being affected by the newness at home? Perhaps some serious decisions need to be made.
Feb. 19 – March 20
It appears that this eclipse season your familiar territory is going through a change, like you are developing a different relationship with a dear sibling or learning how to communicate in a new language. Let the familiar be malleable and open yourself to an awareness that the foreign and the familiar exist on either sides of a revolving door. They require each other and sometimes become each other. Can you play in between?
March 21 – April 19
I see you budgeting differently, like you are taking stock of what you have with a new categorizing system. Or maybe you just came into a bunch of money and need a different accounting system. If so, good for you. I hope it isn’t the opposite. At any rate, as you take stock of your things, remember that you have investments with other people in your life. Don’t forget to take care of your shared baggage, because you have stuff in there, too.