The lunar cycle is reliable because it repeats itself every month, providing us with the dark, velvety night of the new moon, the bright, illuminating light of the full moon, and the enlightening stages in between. But every once in a while, the moon’s orbit lines up perfectly with the sun, generating a strong lunation known as an eclipse. The number of eclipses in 2022 is four, the same as in 2021. We will discuss the similarities and differences between solar and lunar eclipses and how they both cause significant changes and shocks.
The eclipse is a great opportunity for students to go outdoors and enjoy the weather while sporting some amusing eyewear. However, in astrology, every eclipse has a reputation for being a show-stopper. Astrologers recommend remaining indoors and keeping a low profile during an eclipse, contrary to what your science instructor may have told you. The drama in life unfolds without your help. Mark your calendars now as we go through the likely outcomes of this year’s astronomical wildcards. You can never be too prepared, so be sure to check out our 2022 horoscopes for each sign.
For those who don’t know, please explain what an eclipse is.
Lunar nodes are triggered into action by the dynamic nature of eclipses, which occur in the cosmos. The moon moves in an oval path that circles the zodiac as a whole. The lunar nodes, which show up on our birth charts as the south and north nodes, are the highest and lowest points of this orbit. Both the south and north nodes represent our history and future, or karmic trajectory. Because of this, eclipses shed light on our destinies by activating certain nodes in our birth charts.
Explain the difference between a solar and a lunar eclipse.
Solar and lunar eclipses are the two most common kinds. When the sun and moon are at the same degree in the same zodiac sign, a solar eclipse occurs during the new moon phase. In this arrangement, the moon briefly blocks out the sun as it travels between the Earth and the sun. The “Great American Eclipse” of August 2017 was an example of this phenomenon happening during daylight hours, and the sight was stunning as the moon’s shadow temporarily blocked out the sun.
By contrast, total lunar eclipses happen during full moons. The moon, however, emits the Earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse rather than the sun’s light as it does during a regular full moon (known as the umbra). The term “Blood Moon” refers to the moon’s characteristic reddish tint when Earth is in its optimum position between the sun and the moon. We’ll discuss the astrological significance of lunar and solar eclipses in a little.
When and what kind of eclipses will occur in the year 2022?
Cafe Astrology predicts the following eclipses for this year:
A partial solar eclipse will occur in Taurus on Saturday, April 30.
Sunday, May 15: Total Lunar Eclipse in Gemini
Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, Tuesday, October 25
The Taurus Moon will be totally eclipsed on Tuesday, November 8th.
Eclipses are noteworthy, although they don’t happen all that seldom. Between three and seven eclipses happen year, and they tend to happen at the same time. The Taurus-Scorpio axis, for instance, will have a string of eclipses beginning in 2021 and continuing for over two years. This cycle began on November 19, 2021, with a partial lunar eclipse at 27 degrees Taurus, and will conclude on October 28, 2023, at 5 degrees Taurus.
Both Taurus and Scorpio are earth signs, but Taurus is steady and grounded, while Scorpio is driven and intense. As Scorpio is the ruler of sexuality, death, and metamorphosis, this year’s eclipses challenge us to grow. In other words, don’t go out of your way to reinvent yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. This axis has been the focus of several eclipses, and this bodes well for our chances of achieving our goals. That involves figuring out which relationships are worth investing time and energy into maintaining and which ones can be let go of (remember, eclipses have a way of ending harmful relationships if we don’t). And it’s not only romantic partnerships that this holds true. You should have pleasure in your job and be compensated fairly for your efforts.
So, expect some significant changes in your professional and romantic life in 2022, but know that they will be for the better. Taurus, the earth sign, gives you stability to weather the storm of change with grace and dignity. Moreover, since Venus is the planet of plenty for Taurus, sensuality is a sign Pisces finds quite appealing. So, take extra care of yourself, including having a relaxing bath, using a face mask, and getting enough of sleep to counteract any tension caused by the eclipse.
When an eclipse occurs, what types of energy changes does it indicate?
Our forefathers and mothers were petrified of such ever-changing events. Because early human cultures relied so much on the predictable variations in weather brought on by the sun’s yearly journey across the sky, they often saw eclipses as signs that the balance of nature had been disturbed. The apocalypse, in particular, was seen as a precursor of eclipses by these people. In astrology, eclipses are still a big thing, even if we no longer link them to the end of the world.
Eclipses mark astronomical milestones, similar to how new moons are associated with beginnings and full moons are associated with endings. In the same way that an eclipse is a high-octane lunation that sheds light on our karmic path, it may also be a spectacular cosmic event. In astrological terms, eclipses act like a turbocharger, causing time to speed up as they usher in radical change by opening certain doors while slamming others shut. While disruptions are to be expected, we may benefit from the acceleration of progress.
If you’ve been procrastinating, an eclipse is the perfect incentive to finally get things done. While the end consequence may be stunning, keep in mind that these crazy ideas just speed up what was bound to happen anyhow.
Keep in mind that despite the difficulty of saying goodbye, life is cyclical and every climax stands on the precipice of a new beginning.
The two 2022 solar eclipses, on Saturday, April 30, and Tuesday, October 25, have been linked to fresh starts and unexpected possibilities. As the moon (representing our emotional inner-world) passes in front of the sun (representing our outward experience) during this lunation, solar eclipse occurrences often begin inside before influencing our interpersonal interactions. During a solar eclipse, many of us recognise that we have to improve our situation by doing something other than what we’ve been doing. There is no better moment than now to send out cosmic invitations to the cosmos and invite prosperity into your life.
Conversely, lunar eclipses illuminate the exterior ramifications of these inside changes. A lunar eclipse may be a moment of self-awareness when we realise how much people have an impact on our lives. The moon’s enigmatic umber glow sheds new insight on human nature. Although you may not like what you see, this adjustment in perspective is essential. During a lunar eclipse, it is important to let go of everything that isn’t good for our spirits. It’s time to let go, clean house, and say your goodbyes. Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, November 8 of 2022 will both have lunar eclipses. Just keep in mind, cosmic fighters, that as painful as goodbyes may be, life is cyclical. Whenever there is an ending, there is also a beginning on the horizon.
Where do I stand in terms of the eclipses of 2022 and what do they portend for my zodiac sign specifically?
So, let’s get down to brass tacks: what does this mean? The Taurus and Scorpio eclipses will have varied effects on each person because of their individual birth charts. When discussing the effects of these lunations on a natal chart, astrologers use the term “eclipse narrative.” Stories like this develop throughout the show (approximately two years). As the first lunation of a new series, the lunar eclipse in Taurus on November 19, 2021, was a significant event. So, you might say that this event initiated a whole new karmic narrative. Consider the important people, conflicts, and setting of your life at this time.
From November 2012 to October 2014 was the last time the Taurus-Scorpio eclipse cycle occurred. Then, about a decade ago, you started learning what? Is your life heading in the right direction? Alternately, may the present cycle be the time to put your psychological energy and determination towards making your ideas a reality to work? Scorpio, governed by Mars the warrior and Pluto the underworld master, is adept at changing its appearance and shedding its past in order to achieve its goals.
The eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio have a disproportionate impact on the planets of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius).
The effects of these eclipses will be felt by everyone, however certain birth charts may be more dramatically charged than others. Examine your birth certificate: Lunar nodes in Taurus and Scorpio? Hold on to your hats. Things are going to become crazy in the following 18 months. Everything will be different by 2023, but don’t worry since it’ll probably be better.
Things will shift even if your nodes aren’t in these indications. Planets may also be energised by eclipses. The eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio have a disproportionate impact on the planets of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius). The effects of these powerful lunations will be felt regardless of whether this location is the sun, moon, or any other body in the sky.
Eclipses are a potent, impactful, and momentous period for everyone, regardless of whether or not the approaching 2022 eclipses will make a direct strike on one’s natal chart. The most optimal approach to enjoying these heavenly occurrences? Don’t try to guess what will happen, and be okay with the uncertainty. Please keep in mind, dear stars, that although we can only see what is immediately in front of us, we are aware that there is much more to the world than what we can see. Traveling through life is something to be savoured.