April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Astrology and Predictions: ‘Lights Out’ Will Lead To Breakthroughs Around April 8

The April 2024 total solar eclipse in Aries is on April 8. It will darken the daytime sky in parts of the world, but when the light returns, so will clarity. All about the astrology of the April 2024 total solar eclipse, including the role of Chiron, and predictions for this second eclipse of the year (yes, there are more!)

Astrology Meaning of the April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

The April 2024 total solar eclipse is also a new moon in groundbreaking, fearless Aries.

This total solar eclipse should be a stunning spectacle that darkens the daytime sky in some parts of the world. Get your eclipse glasses ready: It will be visible over most of the U.S., according to NASA (even if just partially)!

See Ophi from The AstroTwins talk about how the total solar eclipse will affect your zodiac sign, on WABC-TV New York, in the player below or at this link.

What Time Is the April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Aries?

The April 8 total solar eclipse occurs at 2:21 PM EST. April 8, 2024, is a Monday.

April 8 Eclipse Astrology

What happens during a solar eclipse?

During solar eclipses, the moon is directly between the Earth and Sun (known as a conjunction, or meetup, of the Sun and the moon). During this brief time, the moon can block out the Sun’s light, temporarily disconnecting us from our sense of reality. This is what’s expected to happen at the solar eclipse, April 8, 2024.

Solar eclipses occur at new moons. The April 2024 total solar eclipse is also an Aries new moon.

Eclipses in 2024: The Action Begins Before April 8!

The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, is getting a lot of attention because of the spectacle it’s expected to create. We have friends who are planning “Eclipse Vacations” and some state governments, like in New York, are promoting tourism for the “path of totality.” Many schools are centering education lessons around solar eclipse science, or simply closing, worried the darkening skies could create a safety issue for kids if drivers are distracted by the spectacle.

But the eclipse action actually begins on March 25, 2024, with the first eclipse of the year, a lunar eclipse, at the Libra full moon! This lunar eclipse links back to October 14, 2023, when a Libra solar (new moon) eclipse set events in motion.

Eclipses come in pairs, as a duo of opposite signs

Since the Aries new moon and hybrid eclipse on April 20, 2023, we have been in a cycle of eclipses on the Aries-Libra axis. These are the zodiac signs that rule war and peace, themes that have rocked the world over the past year-plus. Aries is ruled by combative Mars, Libra by conciliatory Venus. They’ve arrived to help us work through that balance, and unfortunately, humanity isn’t exactly doing very well with the assignment.

But there’s still time, and the opportunity to spread peace exists at the individual level too. The Libra lunar eclipse on March 25 will be a wakeup call for all of us to examine our relationships, and how well we coexist with people who might have very different values and agendas than our own.

Two weeks later, on April 8, the skies serve up the total solar eclipse in Aries. In this “eclipse corridor” between March 25 and the April 8, we’ll also see communication planet Mercury turn retrograde in Aries (from April 1-25)!

You can read about all the 2024 Eclipses here.

The April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Brings Surprises

The April 2024 total solar eclipse on April 8 can set you on a new path that you hadn’t imagined for yourself. While it may be surprising—or not something you even expected—a solar eclipse has a bigger vision in store for you. We have a finite focus as human beings, and it’s natural to concentrate on what’s in front of you. At times, this can limit your perspective, however and cause you to miss out on opportunities.

We’ll all feel the “lights out” effects of this lunation, which can reveal any vacuums in leadership—and summon you to take charge and blaze trails where your talents are in demand. That’s how the total solar eclipse affects us all, astrologically.

But there’s more! Enter, Chiron. (Solar Eclipse conjunct Chiron to be precise!)

We’re casting eyes on Chiron, the “wounded healer” comet that orbits between traditional Saturn and radical Uranus. On April 8, 2024, Chiron sits right next to the total solar eclipse! Symbolized by a key, Chiron helps us unlock the wisdom gained from our hardships. Chiron in this position makes its presence known in April—big time!

The April 8 eclipse also lands during Aries Season, when the Sun travels through this zodiac sign for four weeks, and we all feel its energy.

So, to recap: The moon, Sun and Chiron are all lining up in Aries, the sign of the warrior and transcendent leader. (Our resident astrologer Matthew Swann has dubbed this occurrence, “Chironeclipse“!)

Bottom line: As mentioned, we will all feel the “lights out” effects of the April 2024 total solar eclipse. But when the light returns, so does clarity. The April 8 eclipse could initiate an awe-inspiring personal development, a global event or scientific breakthrough.

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Predictions for the April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Aries

Here are some things we’re keeping our eye on with this eclipse event.

A worldwide reckoning?

We’re looking at April 8 as a major day for events because this eclipse lands alongside Chiron, as we mentioned above. Chiron has been transiting through warrior Aries since 2018.

Can we repair the rifts of recent years, from the political aisles to literal battlefields?

The “Chironeclipse” sounds a major wakeup call. The impact of collective rage, authoritarianism and the embattled existence under which many are living will be clear. Humanity will be faced with a choice: we either lay down our swords and negotiate or exacerbate “war wounds” and continue to destroy each other and fight to the death.

Could there be an assassination attempt on a world leader?

Gun violence has been on the rise in recent years, and sadly, this trend is not likely to end while the North Node remains locked and loaded in Aries until January 11, 2025. Increased security will be needed at political rallies at the April 8 Eclipse.

Prior Aries North Node cycles brought the assassination of both civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and RFK (Bobby Kennedy), who was a powerful political voice in the fight against racism and poverty.

Could a nuclear event occur near the April 8 Eclipse?

With so many global conflicts brewing, the fear of a nuclear event is heightened. Unfortunately, this worry is not unfounded as we look at prior Aries North Node cycles. A few examples: The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb while the North Node toured Aries in August 1949. The following year, Truman ordered development of the hydrogen bomb. In frightening resonance, the Chernobyl Disaster occurred while the North Node was in Aries on April 26, 1986.

While we hope this prediction does not come to pass, we wouldn’t be surprised to see countries holding nuclear arms throw their weight around, especially near the combustible Aries total solar eclipse on April 8.

At the very least, we may learn a collective lesson about the dangers of destructive weapons, politics and interpersonal conflicts.

On a brighter note: A possible, positive technology advancement

With the North Node spending 2024 in Aries, the Next Big Platform app could emerge—perhaps one designed with guardrails against bullying. (And definitely incorporating AI creatively.) We’ll be watching to see what those renegade developers release near the April 2024 total solar eclipse!

The April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Is Your Bonus New Year

Set your intentions for the next six months and get into action. Since this is a total solar eclipse, surprises are in store. Challenge yourself to shine in new ways and be open to major personal growth.

But be cautious: Power struggles could turn fierce, even violent, so do your best to deescalate if you sense one brewing. Or simply turn on your heel and leave. This just isn’t a good time for negotiating since everyone’s feeling hotheaded and righteous.

On the plus side, exciting and novel opportunities could crop up unexpectedly. Explore with eyes wide open (after it’s safe to remove your eclipse glasses)!

Ideas for you to benefit from the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse:

• Sharpen your competitive edge
• Blaze your own trail
• Take the initiative with people and activities that matter to you
• Try new things

Want even more about eclipses?

Eclipses arrive four to six times each year—there are four eclipses in 2024—evoking unexpected changes and turning points in our lives. If you’ve been mired in indecision, an eclipse may force you to act—ready or not. Unanticipated events arise and demand a radical change of direction.

Since eclipses reveal shadows, get ready for buried truths and secrets to explode into the open. Situations that are no longer “meant to be” are swept away without notice. Shocking though their delivery may be, eclipses help open up space for progress. Read more about eclipses in astrology here.

2024 Eclipses: Dates and times (Eastern, New York, NY)

• March 25 (3:00 AM) penumbral lunar eclipse in LIBRA
• April 8 (2:21 PM) total solar eclipse in ARIES
• September 17 (10:34 PM) partial lunar eclipse in PISCES
• October 2 (2:49 PM) annual solar eclipse in LIBRA

Note that total solar eclipses, while they can occur every 2-3 years, aren’t always visible, which is why the April 8 total solar eclipse is so exciting!

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Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.