How to Work With the Total Solar Eclipse in Aries, April 8, 2024

Aries solar eclipse 2024

On April 8th, 2024, the cosmos orchestrates a celestial spectacle, presenting us with a Total Solar Eclipse at 19º of Aries. At the heart of this cosmic event lies Chiron, the Wounded Healer, who is beckoning us to embark on a profound journey of healing and self-discovery.

When is the Aries solar eclipse?

Mark your calendar for April 8th, 2024 at 2:17 pm EDT, 7:17 pm BST, and 11:17 am PDT, as the eclipse sweeps across the sky, casting its shadow over Mexico and a significant portion of the United States, including states like Texas, Missouri, and Ohio, before venturing into Canada.

Lasting over 4 minutes at its peak, this eclipse promises a breathtaking display of cosmic alignment, accentuated by the Moon’s proximity to the Earth, rendering it a Super Moon.

Solar eclipse April 8 2024

What does the solar eclipse in Aries mean?

As the Sun, Moon, and Earth converge in perfect alignment, we find ourselves at the threshold of new beginnings. In the fiery sign of Aries, the eclipse ignites the flames of change, urging us to embrace the unknown with courage and conviction.

 All eclipses occur at either the north or the south node. Two weeks ago, we saw a partial lunar eclipse in Libra at the south node, which for many highlighted old relationship dynamics and patterns keeping us stuck in powerlessness.

This week, the solar eclipse in Aries aligns with the North Node, a point in space pointing straight to our collective destiny and highest potential. So this potent cosmic event serves as a catalyst for personal and collective evolution.

We’re all going to feel this eclipse.

If you have planets or aspects aligning with 19º of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) you’re going to experience its manifestation in your life more strongly than others. Look out for opportunities and invitations to realign with your life’s purpose and shed old skins that no longer fit.

Eclipses are potent portals of transformation, heralding turning points that reverberate through our lives for months, if not years, to come. But while some people may experience a sense of rebirth and revitalization, others may navigate moments of uncertainty and instability.

 However these energies ripple through your life, this solar eclipse invites you to surrender to the unseen forces at play, trusting in the divine orchestration of your life.

What is the spiritual significance of the total solar eclipse in Aries?

Spiritually, this solar eclipse is the strike of the match – the snap of motion that lights the kindling that gets the whole inferno raging. (And this is all whilst everyone else is still rummaging around in their pockets looking for the box. Aries has already burst into flames).

Aries’ energy is daring and bold.

Perhaps naïve in its willingness to take risks and push us into new territory. Ruled by Mars, this solar eclipse carries a real sense of marching forward into a new future frontier.

In the traditional zodiac, Aries is the Roman God of War, counterpart to the Greek God Ares. Both are divine expressions of war and therefore associated with the will and intent of battle.

But this astrology isn’t about winning, triumph or power over.

This sign has less to do with conflict, and more to do with wide-eyed liberation and freedom from all the conditioning that we tend to pick up on our way around the zodiac. Because in Aries, the human journey to wholeness has only just begun.


Amidst the cosmic dance of the Sun and Moon in Aries, the smaller celestial body Chiron emerges as a guiding light, illuminating the path to healing and wholeness. 

This former asteroid signifies the embodiment of our deepest wounds and the profound wisdom they hold. Here in Aries, Chiron points directly to the self, survival, self-belief and the impulse to thrive.

Chiron in Aries is inviting us into radical self-love.

Chiron embraces our imperfections with compassion and acceptance and encourages us to do the same. Through introspection and profound self-awareness, it helps us uncover the remedies that lead us back to our true selves.

As we stand on the threshold of this powerful solar eclipse, we’re being called to harness its energies to sow seeds of intention and cultivate inner alignment. Can you open yourself up to TRUST in the wisdom of the universe?

Can you allow lay down your sword, and surrender to divine guidance and insight to illuminate your path forward?

The journey opened up by this astrology is centered around healing and transformation, for this will be the seed from which the path emerges.

Female healer

5 Ways to work with the energy of the solar eclipse in Aries

Intentions are wonderful and important (I hope you’re setting some BIG ones for this new Moon?) But so are the choices you make, when it comes to BE-ing in the world to bring those intentions into being.

Aries is very much about the act. The DOING. So whatever you choose to set into motion with the cardinal fire of this New Moon, follow this roadmap.

1. Shoshin: Adopt a beginners mind

The Zen Buddhist concept of shoshin, the beginner’s mind is SO apt here under the influence of this Aries Moon.

It’s about approaching every situation (not just typical learning) with openness and dropping any preconceptions at the door. But it doesn’t only mean your learning has greater potential, it also helps to strip back conditioning about how things “should” be.

We all know there’s a HUGE paradigm shift occurring right now… and to help the shift, we all need to drop the presumptions, something Aries is SO good at.

2. Trust your Instincts

Remember the little boy in the Emperor’s New Clothes? His instinct was to shout out what he saw – to speak the naked truth even though it would cause huge embarrassment and be totally inappropriate. And you know what happened? The constructs of hierarchy all came tumbling down…

3. Leap… trust your wings will grow and luck will flow

Aries is resilient.

Even when you feel like you don’t know what the next steps are, the innocent wisdom and trust of Aries kicks in, and miracles can occur.

4. Call out unchecked behaviour

Aries’ innocence can give us crystal clear vision.

Systems, structures, leadership, the status quo…, and all the behaviours that normally go unchecked may get a reckoning under the destabilising energy of this solar eclipse

YES, you risk looking like a ‘fool’ when you call something or someone out. Asking for proof, validation or evidence can loop back and make you appear naïve or ignorant (especially if you’re the only one asking). But remember, Aries is also a pioneering energy. It comes first. SO by the nature of this time, you are the first one doing whatever you’re doing!

5. Dive into shadow

The lightness and curiosity of an Aries New Moon energy makes it an ideal time for working with shadow. It doesn’t need to be heavy. Aries is resilient, remember, which makes this Moon a wonderful companion into the shadowlands…

Try asking yourself the “whys?” and let the answers rise:

  • Why did I respond like that?
  • Why do I believe that?
  • Why do I feel so strongly about that?
  • Why am I judging him/her
  • Why won’t I let myself try…

The energy of this solar eclipse is here to raise us all UP!

The Sun and Moon in Aries are urging us all to embrace a beginner’s heart and adopt a questioning, innocent mind.

Let this be the springboard for the New Earth we’re building.

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