The most awaited astronomical events of the year are usually the eclipses. This year we will be able to enjoy two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses that will be interspersed.
Eclipse seasons usually bring with them a great energetic charge that can have influences on oneself and the environment. You may feel a bit confused and have difficulty thinking clearly around eclipses. However, they also present themselves as opportunities to change or initiate new things.
As recommended by Irene de Miistico «If during the eclipse season it affects any particular area of your life, take the opportunity to analyze what is happening and how you experience it. It tells you that that area may not be moving forward as it should and it is a good time to rethink situations and take them from another perspective, or, on the contrary, that after weighing it you are on the way forward and you should be grateful for it.»
Remember that whether or not you can see them from your location, their energy will be felt all over planet Earth. Find below all about the eclipses that await us this 2023 and their effects.
When are the eclipses of 2023
1. Solar eclipse on April 20, 2023 at 4:12 Universal Time, in the 29°49′ degree of the sign of Aries.
On April 20, we will be able to enjoy the energy of a solar eclipse in Aries that will coincide with the New Moon of the month of April. Like every New Moon, it brings with it the beginning of a new stage or cycle. This type of moon favors the desire to start new things and such excitement is intensified with the effect of the solar eclipse. With the Sun in Aries and the New Moon in Aries, there will be a hybrid solar eclipse, so called because depending on your geographical location the eclipse may be seen as total or annular, the latter leaving a glimpse of the outside of the star.
It can have a significant impact on the lives of people who have Aries as a sun, rising or moon sign in their natal chart, as well as those who have personal planets such as the Sun, Moon, Venus or Mars in Aries.
Since solar eclipses often mark a new beginning or the start of a new cycle, it is possible that this eclipse will provide an opportunity to initiate new projects or ventures, especially in areas related to personal identity, self-expression and initiative.
However, it is also important to keep in mind that eclipses can bring significant changes and transformations, often through unexpected situations or events beyond our control. Therefore, it is advisable to be attentive to the dates when eclipses occur and be prepared to adapt to the changes that may arise.
2. Lunar eclipse on May 5, 2023 at 17:33 Universal Time, in the 14º57′ degree of the sign of Scorpio.
With the Sun in Taurus and the full Moon in Scorpio, there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse in which the Moon will subtly darken. Full Moons are times of transformation, culmination of all that has been learned, clarity and gratitude. Precisely, this Full Moon occurs in the sign of Scorpio which is the sign of transformation par excellence. This sign is like the Phoenix, capable of rising from the ashes. It is deep, strategist, seductive and witty. It is the ruler of Pluto, the planet of the depths and the occult. Therefore, this eclipse in Scorpio invites us to complete a transformation in us.
This event can have a significant impact on the lives of people with Scorpio as a sun, rising or moon sign in their natal chart, as well as those with personal planets in Scorpio.
Lunar eclipses often signal a time of culmination or completion of a cycle, and in the sign of Scorpio, this eclipse may emphasize themes related to transformation, death and rebirth, as well as power and control.
It is possible that this lunar eclipse in Scorpio provides an opportunity to close chapters in life, release patterns of behavior or relationships that no longer serve us, and embrace new ways of being and relating to others.
3. Solar eclipse on October 14, 2023 at 17:54 Universal Time, in the degree 21º07′ of the sign of Libra.
With the Sun in Libra and the new Moon in Libra, an annular solar eclipse will occur, which means that the Moon will cover the center of the Sun and the outer part of the Sun will be visible as a luminous circle or ring.
The guiding principle of the sign Libra is «balance». Therefore, this eclipse invites you to reflect on the need for balance and harmony. It invites you to heal patterns and redefine your desires and expectations. It also asks you to bring out respect, consideration for others, and a pacifist and diplomatic nature.
This event can have a significant impact on the lives of people with Libra as a sun, rising or moon sign in their natal chart, as well as those with personal planets in Libra.
Solar eclipses often mark a new beginning or the start of a new cycle, and in the sign of Libra, this eclipse can emphasize themes related to relationships, balance and harmony.
It is possible that this solar eclipse in Libra will provide an opportunity to initiate new relationships or reinvigorate existing relationships, find a balance between work and personal life, and seek beauty and harmony in all areas of life.
4. Lunar eclipse on October 28, 2023 at 20:23 Universal Time, in the 5°08′ degree of the sign of Taurus.
With the Sun in Scorpio and the full Moon in Taurus, there will be a partial lunar eclipse, indicated that for visual purposes only a part of the star will be hidden, leaving the rest visible. Being in the sign of Taurus, stability, practicality, tolerance and loyalty will be on the table. The ruler of Taurus is Venus, so it is a sign that knows how to enjoy beauty and the pleasures of life, and this eclipse will also make us reflect on how we live and relate to these pleasures.
This event can have a significant impact on the lives of people with Taurus as a sun, rising or moon sign in their natal chart, as well as those with personal planets in Taurus.
Lunar eclipses often signal a time of culmination or completion of a cycle, and in the sign of Taurus, as we said, this eclipse can emphasize themes related to security, stability and personal values.
It is possible that this lunar eclipse in Taurus provides an opportunity to close chapters in life, free ourselves from patterns of behavior or relationships that no longer serve us and embrace new ways of being and relating to others, in line with our personal values.
However, eclipses can also trigger unexpected events or situations that can be challenging or intense, so it is important to be aware of when eclipses occur and be prepared to handle the changes that may arise wisely and consciously.
Ultimately, eclipses are astrological events with an energetic charge. This article shows trends or general indications. Remember that if you want to see how it affects you personally according to your natal chart, it is always advisable to consult an astrologer. In this way, you will be able to see how this transit influences you according to your planetary dispositions.