This penumbral Full-Moon Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Asia, North & South America, parts of Australia, and Africa. Because this is a partial eclipse, the Earth’s shadow will have a reduced darkening effect.

Monday, March 25, 2024
12:00 a.m. PDT
5°07′ Libra

If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself. ~ Rumi

Occurring just days of the spring equinox (March 19), the first eclipse of 2024 is assisting with the kickoff of the Astrological New Year! Most importantly, both the equinox and this Lunar Eclipse make alignments with the planet Pluto — residing at 1° Aquarius — a rare 225-year evolutionary marker (see more on this below).

As you may recall, eclipses typically occur in pairs within two weeks of one another. You may also have heard that the second eclipse of this pair — a Total Solar Eclipse — is occurring on April 8 in the sign of Aries, traveling over the United States.

Eclipses occur when they align with the Astrological Destiny Points (the nodal axis of the Moon). As these celestial points revolve around our horoscopes, they bring about inner and outer revelations that support our soul’s intentions and evolutionary growth. Therefore, eclipses offer profound periods of regeneration when we choose to align with our destiny and embrace needed change.

Eclipses have the power to unveil and bring light to previously hidden conditions, i.e., political, geological, collective, and individual. Therefore, remain vigilant during this eclipse season1 and watch for important opportunities to transform your current understanding of life that can lead you and the world into its next evolutionary chapter.    

When an Eclipse occurs in the sign of Libra, we’ll see that relationship themes are garnering our attention, specifically the balance or imbalance therein. Are we able to maintain our individuality while embracing partnership? Are we able to receive love or do we push it away? Are our needs being met? If we do become aware of imbalances, this eclipse will inspire us to strive for harmony and balance within our important relationships.

From our soul’s perspective, balance can equate to karma and/or a balancing of the evolutionary scales. Sometimes this happens quickly as in instant karma but in more challenging soul lessons it can take many incarnations. And most of us would agree that there is no better learning space for a soul than Libra’s domain — the partnership arena. From a Libran perspective, all relationships provide endless opportunities for further evolutionary growth — whether that relationship is with a business colleague, friend, family, or a significant other.

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, the planet Pluto — the individual and collective astrological significator of our soul’s evolutionary journey — is involved in this eclipse. Currently at 1° Aquarius, Pluto is at a critical-juncture point as it slowly prepares to retrograde and move back into the final 29th degree of Capricorn on September 1, before making its close to 20-year sojourn through Aquarius on November 19.2

Lastly, Pluto’s current location at 1° Aquarius is giving us a sneak–preview of what’s possible when it settles into Aquarius uninterrupted. Therefore, pay close attention to what is being revealed to you during this eclipse and let these powerful energies inspire you to dismantle outmoded barriers that have kept you from your true dharma — your earthly purpose and soul’s destiny.

Reference and Note

  1. Eclipse seasons are believed to be in effect for a few days before the first eclipse (March 25) until a few days after the second eclipse (April 8, 2024). The ancient sages believed 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. ↩︎
  2. Click here to learn more about Pluto’s transition from Capricorn into Aquarius. Following are the dates for Pluto’s back-and-forth movement between Aquarius and Capricorn, which began on March 23, 2023, and will end on November 19, 2024:
    Aquarius: March 23 – June 11, 2023
    Capricorn: June 11, 2023 – January 20, 2024
    Aquarius: January 20 – September 1, 2024
    Capricorn: September 1 – November 19, 2024

    Aquarius: November 19, 2024 – January 19, 2044 ↩︎
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