The Solar Eclipse of April 20th sees the Sun and Moon joining with shadow planet Rahu in Aries-Ashwini.

This is a New Moon eclipse which represents a new beginning after the end of a cycle of activity, and the switch from old to new may be abrupt. Any project, possession, or even person in your life, is subject to sudden change, and the eclipse highlights the issues in dramatic style.

If you have a plan or ambition that has waned in importance lately, you may decide to finish it, or else the decision is taken out of your hands in a fated way.

This eclipse arrives less than 48 hours ahead of Jupiter transiting into Aries, and also a Mercury retrograde period, both near-simultaneous transits, which may be affected by your sudden change of thinking.

Ashwini is the essence of impulsive Aries, and its Shakti for Quick Action shows you acting in the moment and taking charge of a situation rather than letting things drift.

But though the eclipse is an isolated moment, its impact may last months or even years into the future, so don’t act on a whim, especially if you are coming from a stressed or anxious place.

You will likely see an issue quite differently after the shadowy atmosphere has passed. This solar eclipse’s rulership by Mars, currently in Gemini-Ardra, gives an even greater intensity and potential for an emotional outburst, either from you or someone close to you.

You can steel yourself to do a difficult duty with grace and detachment, but be kind to yourself too, especially in the eclipse aftermath. Meditation is always many times more powerful on eclipse days, but keeping in touch with your centre is also an essential form of self-care.

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