The 2023 Eclipses
Dates & Times
SOLAR — April 19 (Wed)
29°50′ Aries – 8:12 p.m.
TOTAL LUNAR — May 5, 2023 (Fri)
14°58′ Scorpio – 9:33 a.m.
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SOLAR — October 14, 2023 (Sat)
21°07′ Libra – 9:54 a.m.
LUNAR — October 28, 2023 (Sat)
5°09′ Taurus – 12:23 p.m.
Note: Above times are based on pacific time.
2023 has two Solar and two Lunar Eclipses. These four Eclipses, along with several other important astrological events throughout the year, are portending more of the same: change! 2023 is destined to be a time of great import, with major shifts occurring on both the individual as well as the collective level. Watch for upcoming 2023 Eclipse details in my newsletter.
A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon travels between the Sun and the Earth and Lunar Eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon. Lunar Eclipses occur during a Full Moon about two weeks before or after a Solar Eclipse (New Moon).
Eclipses are potent celestial events because they imbue our psyches with the essence and spirit of “a great mystery.” Humankind has long been captivated by Eclipses and their cosmic potential of revelatory happenings. Eclipses provide us with an opportunity to uncover areas of our life that were previously hidden and need our attention.
During an Eclipse the Sun and the Moon align with the nodes of the Moon, which astrologers often characterize as “Points of Destiny,” and therefore correlating the nodes with both our individual and collective growth. Solar Eclipses, in particular, provide opportunities for transformation — the ending of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. At an Eclipse, you can initiate a profound period of regeneration by aligning with your destiny and embracing any necessary changes that arise.
The darkening that occurs during an Eclipse has symbolically and historically been linked to the unveiling of something deeply hidden, an ominous secret, or the potential revelation of a great mystery.
Because Eclipses can be harbingers of great transformation and change they often coincide with unexpected earth events, stock market fluctuations, and political upheavals. On a personal note, emotions can become intense if they’ve been denied or repressed. New and important experiences or people can suddenly come into your life, and simultaneously, others may be removed. In general, changes are prevalent during Eclipses, so try to remain flexible and try not to judge anything that occurs as good or bad.
The ancient sages felt that the days just before and after Eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of your life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between Earth and the heavens is thinner during an Eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the eternal universal wisdom that is your divine essence.
© 2023 by Linda Kaye