Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Both the solar and lunar eclipses focus on conflicts (if any) between your responsibilities at home and at work. If there are times when you’re feeling torn in two, take a moment to go below the tension to its cause and explore why there doesn’t seem to be enough time or energy to take care of both. If you aren’t experiencing conflicts or you are not working, pay attention to where you feel divided between external activities and the need for internal quiet.
Taurus April 20-May 20.
These eclipses are all about walking your talk, or how you are integrating your highest principles with your daily behavior. It’s not easy aligning body, mind, and spirit—it’s actually the hardest spiritual work of all. It’s arduous because it requires paying attention to your habits, understanding what motivates them, and then doing your best to untie those patterns and create new ones that are conscious and congruent with your ideals.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Both eclipses bring to light pertinent information about your financial situation, and while some of the data could be disturbing, some of it might also be liberating. We can’t improve or refine what we aren’t aware of, so if there are money matters you’ve been avoiding, allow the intensity of this phase to move you out of denial and into an even deeper awareness of your co-creative role in this mess. Taking responsibility will help you find a way out.
Cancer June 22-July 22
You are certainly entitled to take a break and withdraw from any conflicts that are emotionally overwhelming. Both eclipses are rattling the axis between personal space and relationship parameters, and the tremors are making it difficult for you to identify what it is you really want. You don’t have to make any decisions right now. All that’s required is noticing where you feel pulled and why you may be resistant to the force of that need, yours or others’.
Leo July 23-August 22
This hasn’t been an easy eclipse cycle for you, dear Leo, because even though the eclipses aren’t happening in your Sign (which many times they are), both the solar and the lunar eclipses activate the deep rhythms of your unconscious. Dreams and visions might play a prominent role, but so could intentional acts aimed at helping others. Don’t worry; it’s not a spiritual emergency or crisis. It’s simply a process of understanding what moves you to move in the world.
Virgo August 23-September 22
The solar and lunar eclipses illuminate information about what’s keeping you from devoting yourself full-time to creative projects, and some of that information is directly related to the notion that it’s selfish to only want to do what brings you joy and personal satisfaction. But that idea of selfishness may need some refining, especially if you are going to be true to your yearning for deeper self-expression. Abandon the desire to be normal and instead go deep.
Libra September 23-October 22
It’s the ongoing conundrum of how to spend your time and energy, as both the solar and lunar eclipses focus on that question. On the one hand, you’re called to professional obligations. But on the other hand, commitments at home challenge your ability to devote yourself completely to work duties because personal responsibilities also call. It’s not an easy knot to untie, but if you stay true to what matters to you most, you will do fine.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
It’s all about being flexible, even as both eclipses reveal information that could convince you to take a strong—maybe even stubborn—stand on how things should be. Just for now, give up the shoulds. Eclipses turn the world topsy-turvy and when things spin off their axis, all bets are off on how anything should be. The world rearranges itself to accommodate our picture of reality, so be clear about what you want to create and when the dust settles, get to work.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
When I was in the jingle business, we used to have a saying that success and money only amplified what was already there. If you were a schmuck, when you made a ton of money, you would just get worse, and if you were a nice person, money would just make you nicer. Both eclipses are illuminating what money means to you, so whether you’re rich, poor, or somewhere in between, try to be aware of the personality traits your financial status amplifies.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
You’re right—it is a relationship grind, personally and professionally, and you’re getting pretty worn out dealing with the same situations, even though they are occurring in different aspects of your life. You’re the constant in these different scenarios, so rather than searching for who or what to blame, take responsibility for your circumstances and concentrate on uncovering your role in co-creating these challenges. And if all your partnerships are going well, celebrate.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
The solar and lunar eclipses are focused on finding a balance between your internal and external realities. It may not be easy identifying what’s keeping you tilting from one side to the other. Your conscious motivations are clear, but the eclipses are revealing some of your unconscious motivations, some of which may surprise you. Don’t let that throw you off; if you’re willing to be honest with yourself, you will uncover a lot of information about who you are and why.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Try not to overthink your creative choices and instead lead from the heart. These eclipses have the capacity to reveal previously hidden information about what lies at the heart of your creativity, but that shouldn’t interfere with your ability to express yourself. If anything, it might even heighten a sense of personal freedom and creative purpose. The good news is that creativity doesn’t have to make sense or please others—it just has to be true to itself.