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The April 20 Solar Eclipse: Change is Coming

This Solar Eclipse will be anything but boring.

The Eclipse will take place at the last degree of Aries, which is known as the “anaretic” degree, or “degree of fate”. At the end of a sign, we are closing a chapter and getting ready for a new journey, but change is sometimes not very easy.

It can instead bring about crises or sudden events, which jolt us into a new situation. There will be a sense of anticipation in the air as we near this eclipse.

To complicate matters more, Pluto will be exactly square the Solar Eclipse Sun. This indicates very deep transformations are about to take place, including at the global level.

This year, Pluto will enter Aquarius after a 15-year residency in Capricorn, so we can expect a lot of changes. Pluto in Capricorn represents the transformation of power, tradition, and the status quo.

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When it first entered Capricorn in 2008, a financial crisis occurred when the United States housing bubble burst and American real estate value collapsed. While financial institutions were bailed out, unemployment, suicide, and distrust increased among the public.

Pluto uncovers the truth, which leads to lasting transformation. Since Pluto entered Capricorn, much corruption has been exposed, leading to an awakening among the public.

Pluto in Capricorn has exposed the problems of having too much power at the top. Now that we have entered the final degrees of Capricorn, we will see more turning points take place. Take, for example, Prince Harry, who is challenging the institution of the monarchy and uncovering the truth of his experience as a royal.

Now that Pluto is entering Aquarius, we are likely to see a shift from top-down power, to bottom-up change.  We may see rebellion against oppression of all sorts, which will give way to a more equitable society.

We can expect a lot of progress in terms of science and technology, and how it can make the world a better place. I hope we can get to a place of less division and more understanding, so that we can make the world a better place for us all!

On a more personal level, this eclipse will bring about change and transformation in your life. You may uncover certain truths about yourself or your life, which may inspire you to change your situation.

As a result, you may decide (or be forced) to leave a part of your old life behind.  This eclipse may bring about major power struggles and sweeping changes in the houses the eclipse takes place.

In your life, where do you feel least powerful? Where have you given your power up to others?

You may be faced with uncomfortable truths during this eclipse period which will triggers major changes in your life. This will not be an easy eclipse, but sometimes things need to be broken down before something better can be introduced.

Eclipses are in effect for approximately 6 months.


Readings per Rising Sign

Most affected: Aries, Capricorn, Cancer, Libra


Your Rising Sign is in Aries

This eclipse is happening in your first house, and it is going to have a big impact on you!

During this time, you may begin to question how you present yourself to the world. You may decide to make big changes to your appearance during this time.

This eclipse might also bring conflicts between yourself and your family. Transformative events in your home or from your past may surface, which will have an impact on your self-esteem. You may find that there are power struggles between yourself and your family, which forces you to take on a new, more powerful persona.

Your Rising sign is in Taurus

This eclipse occurs in your 12th house of rest and retreat.

During the next six months, you may feel a greater need to be alone. Your dreams might be more vivid and may provide a lot of insight into your inner world.

You may be attracted to spirituality and meditation, as the 12th house also has to do with connecting with the spiritual realm. Because of the square from Pluto, you may experience a spiritual awakening. There may be a strong desire to help the unfortunate.

Pluto will square the eclipse from your 3rd house, so themes around communication, transportation and siblings/relatives will also affect you at this time.

Your Rising Sign is in Gemini

This eclipse takes place in the 11th house of friendships/groups, goals, and technology.

You may undergo a transformation in regards to your friendships or clubs you belong to. You may reassess your part in a group. There may be power struggles in your friendships. Friendships may break up, and new ones may blossom.

Pluto will square the eclipse from the 8th house, meaning your house of deep intimacy, inheritance, and death/rebirth will be affected as well. Deep psychological issues may be uncovered during this time, especially as they relate to your friendships.

Your Rising Sign is in Cancer

The Eclipse takes place in your 10th house! This house represents your public life, including your career status, and reputation.

This means you may undergo some changes and power struggles in these areas. Some of you may undergo a job change, and some of you may have your public reputation challenged.

Pluto is squaring the eclipse from your 7th house, which can indicate deep transformations in your partnerships, as well. You could run into power struggles in your close personal and business relationships, which may have an effect on your career and reputation.

Your Rising Sign is in Leo

The Eclipse takes place in your 9th house of travel, higher education, and faith. You may experience a crisis in these areas.

Perhaps your beliefs will be challenged, which will compel you to explore other faith or belief systems.

You may also undergo a deeply transformative journey or adventure. Pluto will square the eclipse from your 6th house, which indicates that you may experience changes to your health and routines during this time.

Your Rising Sign is in Virgo

The Eclipse takes place in your 8th house of intimacy, death, rebirth, and debts, taxes, and inheritance.

You can expect deep transformations and crises in these areas. Perhaps you will leave a controlling situation or connect more deeply with your darkest fears. This could very well be a time where you leave controlling or abusive situations.  You will approach life in a more powerful and intense manner during this time.

It can also be a time of increased sexual activity and deeper intimacy with a partner, but power struggles can present themselves in this area, too. Watch out for controlling or obsessive behaviors in yourself and others.

Pluto squares the eclipse from your 5th house, which indicates you may also experience deep changes in regards to creativity, romance and children.

Your Rising Sign is in Libra

The Eclipse takes place in your 7th house of partnerships, which means there will be a transformation with regards to the people closest to you in your life. I find that this house also works for close friendships, as well. There may be a crisis in this area, which forces you to reassess your current situation.

Perhaps you will finally get the courage to leave a toxic situation, or someone else may leave you. This Eclipse squares Pluto in your 4th house, which means you may also experience a crisis in your family life. Family issues may affect your relationships profoundly.

Your Rising Sign is in Scorpio

Your Eclipse takes place in the 6th house, which indicates a crisis in the area of health, work, routines and co-workers may take place.

Perhaps you will begin a new diet or exercise routine. You may receive news about your health which catapults you into a new routine. There may be some drama in regard to your coworkers, as well.

Pluto will be in your 3rd house, which means you may also experience changes in your communication style, as well as your relationships with your siblings/neighbours. Perhaps your communication style at work will change, which may cause power struggles with your coworkers.

Your Rising Sign is in Sagittarius

This Eclipse takes place in your 5th house of romance, creativity and children. Some Sagittarius rising folks may be announcing pregnancies during this time!

For those of you with children already, there may be some drama and changes in regard to your relationship with them. Your creative life may also be transformed during this time, and you might take on new artistic projects.

Pluto is square the Eclipse from your 2nd house, which means your area of finances and income may change. Perhaps you will find new ways to make money during this time, which will increase your self-esteem and self-reliance.

Your Rising Sign is in Capricorn

This Eclipse takes place in your 4th house of family, home, and past. You may move during this time, or make changes to your living situation.

There may also be crises or transformations with family members. You might uncover the truth about past family trauma. You may feel your sense of security is being challenged during this time.

Pluto is squaring the Eclipse from your 1st house, so you will also feel the energy in the area of our physical appearance and persona.

You come across more direct and intense during this time. You might make major changes to your appearance to reflect the inner change you have gone through.

Your Rising Sign is in Aquarius

The Eclipse takes place in your 3rd house of communications, learning, siblings, and neighbours.

During this time, your communications with others will be more intense. Your mind will be busy during this period, so you might enrol in school courses to expand your mind.

Or, you may decide to embark on a new educational path during this period.  There may be drama in regards to your relationships with your siblings or neighbours.

This is a great time for community and neighbourhood work.

Your Rising sign is in Pisces

This eclipse is happening in your 2nd house. This can bring major transformation and change to your finances and income.

You may discover new ways of making money, or you may experience profound changes in your income and investments (for better or for worse). This transit might also bring announcements of new pregnancies, which will certainly affect your income levels.

You may also experience a huge shift in your attitudes towards money and material possessions.

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