The Eclipse New Moon 20th April gives us alive awake energy and sense of power.
Sun and Moon are at 5 Aries using the sidereal zodiac of Vedic Astrology (that’s 29 Aries in the Western Tropical Zodiac)
And Pluto is square this New Moon!
See the 3-part videos:
The Eclipse of April 20th April Pt 1 Giving us alive awake achievement energy and a sense of power
The Eclipse of April 20th Pt 2 Five Dangers to the energy of this Eclipse
The Eclipse of April 20th Pt 3 Vision Journey to work with the Energies of this Eclipse
The Nature of Aries:
So this means the New Moon carries the power and action energy of Aries, which some of us may feel is so overdue, so needed to feel and ride in our life-path.
And Aries is ruled by Mars: it’s pure warrior energy: the drive for victory of our desires and needs. It’s Fire energy. It’s Leadership Courage and Energy-focused. (But see below. As a separate to understand issue: Mars energy is wounded now).
Plus there’s a genuine increase in the Power that we can use to express and embody and achieve:
BOTH to achieve our NEW goals
AND to bring to success our LONG-STANDING project attempts that might just not have been getting anywhere!
What are your AMBITIONS?
Have you been feeling you’ve been getting nowhere in your key projects?
Have you been feeling your crucial goals just aren’t coming to fruition?
Now is the time!
And crucially, this is an Eclipse. It’s dam-burst energy. It will stay in this area of the heavens for a year or two.
The Nature of Pluto:
Pluto is square this Eclipse. Pluto is our power, including our buried power, including our potential for needed death and rebirth.
It’s place in our chart can also show where we need to heal power used over us, or situation where we are cut-off from our power in this life.
Get a reading from me about this.
Note very importantly that Pluto is also square the Nodal axis.
What happens to you around the issues of your Power and your understanding and expression of it will have a FATED dimension at this time!
Lilith is square Uranus at the time of this Eclipse:
You must be revolutionary and true to yourself now. You must not let others suppress your individuality. Find your freedom and independence in order to be able to express the real you in the success of your project.
Break through wrong restrictions you have let hold sway over you up to now.
Make the dramatic changes you really want now.
But, also: BEWARE failing to look before you leap! The danger potential of Lilith square Uranus is that your anger could bubble up and overspill and get obsessed.
Jupiter in the Gandanta
Now I want to add to the central key description above, that Jupiter is in the Gandanta Zone at the end of Pisces. Jupiter is at 29 deg Pisces, so it’s conjunct this eclipse to six degrees orb. And Jupiter energy in the Gandanta is a strong one, and will be felt at the same time as this eclipse.
The Gandanta zones are zones of immateriality at the transition places from Water Sign to Fire sign. Gandanta is one of the vast number of unique Vedic Astrology concepts that you must know about if your astrology definition is to be at all accurate.
Gandanta energy is immaterial, but its goal is to open us to the vastness, to the Divine reality that leis beneath the material realm.
So at the time of this eclipse, indeed between 13th to 30th April while Jupiter transits the Gandanta zone between 28 Pisces and 2 Aries, this is such a good time to be open to the Eternal.
Let those intuitions, thoughts and visions EMPOWER and bring DEEPER SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION to your current project.
And this can really TRANSFORM that project you have been nursing along with no resolution, and this can really transform the dimensions of the new project you undertake now.
This is such a good time for Vision Work and healing sessions. I can add these to your Reading. Do you have a Vision of your DESTINATION?
Blocks, Vision Work and Healing:
As ever I include a separate Vision Journey video at the time of this Eclipse.
Do you need to have a vision of your Destination?
Do you need to have a vision of what in you and your life is holding you back?
Do you need to do some self-hypnosis/ vision healing to identify what’s holding you back?
Do you need to do some self-hypnosis/ vision healing as to how to conquer it if you are letting your power slip through your fingers?
Intuitive guidance methods such as Tarot and Runes could be helpful.
Are Ancestral issues holding you back? Go to:
If the goal is Relationship at this time, do Gender issues need understanding/Healing:
The Area of your Life that will especially be affected:
We know that this eclipse is in Aries, but it’s also really important to be aware now what HOUSE in your Vedic birth chart is the sign of Vedic Aries: what life area will be key-affected?
For example – and this is just one example only – if Aries is your 10th House, that’s the House of career and your career will take a real boost now, to say the least.
Look deeper at your career matters, your approach and handling of your career, the nature of your career. Is it right for you?
In the example given above, of this Eclipse falling in the 10th House of the birth chart = career emphasis, you should then check out your D10 divisional chart (Varga chart). This is called your Dasamsa chart.
Your Dasamsha chart gives such very good guidance as to the nature of your career energy and focus. Be aware of that. Use that.
In the case of this example, align to that way of projecting into the world in your career matters – including of course at the time of this eclipse.
Check out the nature of the first House in your Dashamsha chart. Importantly, it might suggest a quite different approach to your life expression and focus in career matters than is true for the energy of the energy nature of your life as a whole.
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Notes of Caution about the Energy of this Eclipse:
First note of Caution: Aries Impatience
This eclipse is in Aries. Aries energy is very impatient. This eclipse falls in Ashwini Nakshatra the healing Nakshatra, but its energy too is very impatient. Its symbol is stallions streaking across the skies of dawn.
Beware De-stabilizing .
Boredom can make an Aries guy do anything! (joke)
What you have to do with this eclipse is let your boredom guide you to the New You in the line of your goals and ambitions. Let the determination of this Eclipse energy be expressed in a loving ethical way.
Ketu South Node is transiting through Libra at this time. Each one of us is called to examine, understand and raise the level of our relationship skills.
Second note of Caution: Eclipse conjunct Rahu Driven energy
This Eclipse is conjunct Rahu the North Node of the Moon. Sun and Moon are at 5 Aries. Rahu is at 10 Aries (also in Ashwini Nakshatra).
The Sun – Rahu combination is vast desire, driven self-assertion.
Rahu is driven ambition. It is actually the indicator for our incarnational life path and way of life for this life. But its energy is driven. That is because if it wasn’t driven we humans would never get there. But the point is we have to purify the driven facet of Rahu’s nature – if we are to succeed in arriving at the goal he indicates for us in this lifetime.
Other facets of our life- goal for this life time also include our Atmakaraka, our Soul Indicator, our Dara Karaka: the sort of person we are seeking in Love, etcetera. Get a Reading form me about your life purpose and relationship purpose.
This is such a good time for past life work and soul realignment. See my wife, Maggie Pashley’s Healing website:
Third Note of Caution: Mars is Wounded:
Mars energy is wounded at the time of this eclipse.
Chiron is square Mars. Chiron is at 22 Vedic Pisces.
Mars is at 18 deg 55 (i.e. 19 deg) Vedic Gemini.
Mars is transiting Ardra Nakshatra which is ruled by Rahu, and Ardra’s energy is totally ‘my way or the highway’.
Watch out for bursts of anger.
Watch out for angry communications (especially as Mercury is in Mars’ sign Aries now)
Watch out for dictated demands and ultimatums.
Fourth Note of Caution: Mercury is fraught:
Mercury is conjunct the fixed star Menkar at the time of this Eclipse. Your concepts and communication could be the victim of your unconscious material. Your communication could be the victim of impediments or worries. Your communication could even bring about disagreement or ruin.
Mercury is closely conjunct Uranus.
Positively this will bring astuteness, intuition, revolutionary spirit. Revolutionary mind. Inventive thinking. Talent for speaking. Intellectual flexibility. the power to influence others, the establishment of innovations, inventions. Sudden cognition or mental perception
Negatively this can bring: too many irons in the fire. Scatter of energies. Nervous haste. confusion.
Tactlessness, brutal frankness. Self-over-estimation. Contradictory disposition. failure caused through scatter or haste. Nervousness. Eccentricity. Upset.
Fifth Note of Caution: Lilith:
Lilith is square Mercury/Uranus at the time of this Eclipse.
It is important to be open to our shadow self, to the material buried in our shadow.
How does this affect you in your life?
How does this affect you in your present project?
Lilith includes our buried Wild Side. We must all take care to be in contact with our wild side – including in our project and ambition at this time.
And of course our needed expression of our Wild Side must be ethical and aware too! Check that you are in line with your deepest instincts.
May the dance of your Wild Side now transform your progress wonderfully!
The danger potential of Lilith square Mercury is that at the period of this eclipse and going forward, you might get caught in over-the-top activism, rage, overstating yourself, or your words could become power-abusive of others. Compulsive speaking and outrage needs to be managed by strong ethical communication skills. And conversely: make sure you aren’t being trampled on.
I have mentioned the wonderful positive potential of Lilith square Uranus, above, already. But the danger potential of Lilith square Uranus is that your anger could bubble up and overspill and get obsessed. Yu must be revolutionary and true to yourself though. You must not let others suppress your individuality. Find your freedom and independence in order to be able to express the real you in the success of your project. Break through wrong restrictions you have let hold sway over you up to now. Make the dramatic changes you really want now, but BEWARE failing to look before you leap!
May your new projects flower. May you have success.
May you avoid the cautions and dangers that are part of this wonderful eclipse energy.
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