When is the next eclipse? Here's what you need to know for 2022

'I like to think of the eclipse season as a harsh reality check,' says astrologer Liz Simmons

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When is the next eclipse? No need to ask—the cosmic pros insist that you will feel it. 

Arguably one of the most intense astrology events of the year, an eclipse coincides with various moon phases to shake things up. The ride might be a little bumpy, but it's all for our betterment. Consider it an astrology gift from the universe rather than a hindrance.

"I like to think of the eclipse season as a harsh reality check, which is both a pro and a con," says astrologer Liz Simmons. "Eclipses act as cosmic catalysts, so eclipse season typically brings out fated yet somewhat unpredictable changes in our lives. The plus is that we can get a much-needed reset to refocus ourselves to the best path."

Curious what's in store? We have you covered.

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Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons is a freelance writer, astrologer, and tarot reader based in Salem, MA. She views astrology and tarot as another tool in our arsenal to understand the cosmic interplay in our lives. Currently, Liz contributes astrological articles and horoscopes to StyleCaster, POPSUGAR and Astrology.com. She is also the resident astrologer at ASCEND Get Lifted. Check out Liz’s Instagram @the__crone and her website, the-crone.com.

When is the next eclipse? Everything you need to know

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Eclipse dates

The new moon in Scorpio will kickstart things with a solar eclipse on October 25. Eclipse season 2022 will come to a close with the November 2022 full moon on the 8th, which coincides with a total lunar eclipse.

"Eclipse seasons usually last around two weeks, so buckle up," Simmons jokes. 

What to expect from the eclipse

So what can we expect during this time? Only the cosmos know—things might not go according to plan, but if you roll with the punches and work with the universe, you'll be just fine. No need to go into panic mode or attempt to micromanage all of the situations happening in your life because everything will fall into place.

"Now is the time to expect the unexpected—you never quite know what the universe has planned for you," Simmons says. "This is the time to let go and reflect instead of taking action. Although tempting, it might be best to hold back from performing lunar rituals, setting intentions or even manifesting."

Eclipse survival tips

"Since everything turns on a dime during the eclipse season, it might be best to allow each event to unfold as it may. Although tempting to take action, you may want to practice patience during the eclipse season," Simmons warns. 

Just a heads up, it's likely you're going to want to mediate, journal and embrace a little TLC. (Hey, no need to tell us twice!)

"This eclipse will potentially open up doors, and that could look like the closing of a door, but being OK with things ending and changing it’s a big, big tip for this eclipse," astrologer Noush previously told us. 

She added, "There’s an element of surprise that’s coupled into a bang, and it comes at you from a direction you weren’t expecting."

Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can have a look at Noush's expansive crystals collection @jooncrystals and book a reading with her on her website.

What's next

Now we're all shaken and a bit scared about the eclipse. But what will affect will they have on us and how will we fare moving forward? Simmons has you covered. 

The new moon partial solar eclipse in Scorpio will begin a new cycle or chapter that may lead to unusual yet destined opportunities and events. The House that is in Scorpio will be telling of what may come of this cycle," she says. 

She continues, "Meanwhile, the full moon total lunar eclipse in Taurus suggests that you may want to reflect on what has transpired over the last six months. Consider looking back on where you started versus where you ended up. Check the House that is in Taurus to see what might be coming to head."

Once eclipse season comes to an end, we're particularly excited about the next new moon on November 23. 

"The new moon in Sagittarius is expected to be undeniably joyful," Simmons says. "You may feel notably optimistic about whatever the future may hold. [It's] flavored with the expectancy to expand, explore and grow. "

Yes, please!

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