When is the next solar eclipse? The first of the year is about to arrive.
"Eclipses are known for bringing about twists in our path, so it can swing open new doors of opportunities very suddenly, or it can bring unexpected positive news on something, but whatever happens we can trust that it will align us with our destiny," says astrologer Nina Kahn (opens in new tab).
Light some candles—great gifts astrology fans love—and kick back while the universe does its thing. Things might be a bit hectic, but in a good way!
According to our neighbors at Space.com (opens in new tab), a solar eclipse takes place when the moon moves between Earth and the sun, and then casts a shadow over Earth. It can only happen during a new moon when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadows fall upon Earth’s surface.
In terms of astrology, the eclipse is taking place in the middle of Taurus season (a grounded earth sign) and Venus and Jupiter will conjunct in Pisces, which will turn our attention towards expansion, according to astrologer Noush of Girl and Her Moon (opens in new tab).
"It's one of the most positive eclipses of the cycle, so it's one of the important ones to take advantage of the good energy," she says. "Let go of the fear, the worry and the lower octave of that Pisces energy and really allow yourself to step into that energy of dreaming, compassion, love, growth and abundance."
Needless to say, this occurrence isn't often, but it'll be worth it—for astronomers and astrologers alike.
When is the next solar eclipse?
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 30, 2022.
In order to embrace whatever destiny has in store, Noush says you need to be open to the intentions you're setting.
"There's value in what you're planting now," she says. "It's a really positive solar eclipse that is an incredible time to go hard or go home. Do that little tiny thing that is going to push you forward."
What to expect during the solar eclipse
"It'll be really beautiful and help us expand our comfort zone in a positive way," Kahn insists.
Our growing pains won't feel like pains at all—they'll feel like a natural progression.
And don't be surprised if the neighboring Jupiter-Venus action brings about a few changes in your love life. We did mention that Taurus season would be one of the best times of the year to manifest love!
All in all, the energy will be intense, but a good kind of intensity. Does anyone else think we're more than ready?
What to avoid during a solar eclipse
Though every astrologer has different opinions, Kahn recommends not trying to interfere with the universe during this time.
"I advise against doing manifestation rituals or working with the moon to set intentions during an eclipse. I think the energy is much better suited to going inward," she says.
Noush, on the other hand, believes in taking the necessary steps towards what you desire, but it's not about quantity as much as quality. As long as you're making an impact with your progress, that's what counts.
"There's value in what you're planting now," she adds. " as long as you set [intentions] forward, you can expect to see them grow gradually over the course of this eclipse cycle, and maybe even beyond."
For the astronomy-attuned among us, never look directly at an eclipse without the proper eyewear, as you can experience retina damage.
While there's no telling what doors will open and what types of opportunities will present themselves, sit back and allow the cosmos to do their thing.
"It's important to be willing to go with the flow during this eclipse and not stay stuck in your ways," Kahn says. "Allow yourself to be surprised by life's magic."
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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