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Solar Eclipse – 30 April 2022

The Partial Solar Eclipse of 30 April 2022 takes place at 10 Taurus 28′. The website timeanddate.com says that the eclipse will be “visible from southern South America, parts of Antarctica, and over the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans”

All dates given are for United States Central Daylight Time (C.D.T.)

What is a Solar Eclipse?

Solar Eclipses occur at the time of a New Moon (when the Sun and Moon are conjunct, or at the same degree). When the Sun, Moon, and Earth are all aligned at the time of a New Moon, and the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth, a solar eclipse occurs.

Solar eclipse diagram
Diagram Source: NASA

New Moons are traditionally a time for sowing new seeds and are a good time for breaking old habits and taking up new routines.

A solar eclipse amplifies the power of the New Moon and may bring sudden change or bring a situation to light. Solar eclipses tend to be associated with beginnings and with external events happening to you.

Unless you have natal or secondary progressed planets or angles at zodiac degrees in close aspect to the eclipse degree (10 Taurus 28′), you are unlikely to feel the impact of this eclipse too much, if at all.

What is a Partial Solar Eclipse

A Partial Solar Eclipse occurs when from our view on Earth, the Moon partially blocks out the Sun. As only the penumbra (outer lighter shadow) of the Moon reaches the earth, the Moon only appears to cover some of the Sun.

Those inside the penumbra cast by the Moon will be able to see the Moon moving in front of the Sun.

Diagram of different Solar Eclipse types
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA, Total Solar Eclipse Graphic (36035462080), Cropped out text at top of the diagram by L.F., CC BY 2.0

When is the April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse happening?

  • 1:28 pm Saturday, 30 April 2022 in Los Angeles, California (PDT)
  • 2:28 pm Saturday, 30 April 2022 in Denver, Colorado (MDT)
  • 3:28 pm Saturday, 30 April 2022 in Chicago, Illinois (CDT)
  • 4:28 pm Saturday, 30 April 2022 in New York, New York (EDT)
  • 9:28 pm Saturday, 30 April 2022 in London, UK (BST)
  • 10:28 pm Saturday, 30 April 2022 in Berlin, Germany (CEDT)
  • 11:28 pm Saturday, 30 April 2022 in Athens, Greece (EEDT)
  • 1:58 am Sunday, 1 May 2022 in New Delhi, India (IST)
  • 4:28 am Sunday, 1 May 2022 in Perth, Australia (AWST)
  • 6:28 am Sunday, 1 May 2022 in Sydney, Australia (AEST)
  • 8:28 am Sunday, 1 May 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand (NZT)

Astrology chart for April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse

Astrology chart for the 30 April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse set for Chicago
Astrology chart for the Partial Solar Eclipse of 30 April 2022, set for Chicago, Illinois, USA

Astrological conditions of the April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse

As this Solar Eclipse is in the sign of Taurus, it has Venus as its ruler. At the Solar Eclipse, Venus will be exalted in the sign of Pisces (in excellent condition) and conjunct its ruler Jupiter, which is in a sign that it rules (so it feels at home in this sign).

So, we have the two benefics (planets which are said to bring good things) in good condition (which should allow them to act as they wish) in a conjunction. A conjunction is when the two planets appear to be right next to each other from our vantage point on earth. This brings a blending of energies of the two planets.

We also have Uranus very close to the eclipse degree. Uranus is known for sudden, shocking, innovative, and original events. It can be revolutionary, but it is often quite freeing as well. As eclipses are known to bring sudden, surprising events with them sometimes, this could be quite a shake-up for some people.

If you have natal planets or chart points close to the Solar Eclipse degree, there could be sudden information that comes to light that may be somewhat freeing.

Mars (energy, action) forms a sextile with the eclipse degree. Mars is known as the lesser malefic (brings troublesome things), so this could somewhat mar the energy of this eclipse. The sextile is a helpful aspect, though, and Mars is in the bounds of Venus (ruler of this eclipse) at the time. If Mars can be used productively, this might be a great time to use its energy to initiate new projects associated with what happens around the eclipse.

Saturn at 24° Aquarius squares the Nodes of this eclipse. This is called the bendings of the Nodes and can indicate a crisis of some sort. Saturn is the greater malefic (bringing troublesome things) and can restrict, delay or deny matters. As the Nodes are at 22° of Taurus and Scorpio at the time, Saturn is more than 2° away from being exact square to the Nodes. This may mean that its effects are not as strong. Nonetheless, there may be some melancholy (a very Saturnian theme) otherwise.

What the April 2022 Partial Total Solar Eclipse means for you

When you know what zodiac sign and degree a Solar Eclipse occurs in (10 Taurus 28′ for this one), you can look at which house in your natal chart that zodiac degree falls. Reading the relevant information for that natal house below will give you some indication of where you might have new beginnings, sudden changes, or situations brought into the light. 

Not all eclipses are likely to strongly affect you. It usually requires that the eclipse degree is making some sort of significant aspect to a natal or secondary progressed planet or angle of yours for you to feel the full impact of a Solar Eclipse. See the section below on sensitive degrees for the Solar Eclipse to see if you are likely to be strongly impacted. 

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Sensitive degrees for the April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse

Zodiac degrees conjunct, opposite & square the Solar Eclipse

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets or angles at 8° to 12° of Taurus and Scorpio are likely to feel the effects of this eclipse more than others as these degrees are conjunct (or conjoin) and oppose the eclipse degree.

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets or angles at 8° to 12° of Leo and Aquarius may feel the impact quite significantly too. These positions will be squaring the eclipse degree.

Conjunctions, squares, and oppositions are often thought to be difficult aspects. As Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius are fixed signs, making the initial changes may be more difficult as those with fixed signs tend to resist change more than those with cardinal or mutable planets.  

If the natal or secondary progressed planets being squared are Venus or Jupiter, the changes or what comes to light may be more positive. However, they may not have a long life span. Challenging aspects to Mars and Saturn may tend more towards disgrace, scandal, infamy, or ruin.

Zodiac degrees sextile and trine the Solar Eclipse

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets and angles at  8° to 12° of Cancer, Pisces, Capricorn or Virgo may feel some impact of the eclipse, as these positions are sextile and trine the eclipse degree. Sextiles and trines are helpful and easy aspects, so potentially any changes will be easier to cope with.

Zodiac degrees inconjunct the Solar Eclipse

Those with natal or secondary progressed planets or angles at  8° to 12° of Libra and Sagittarius may also find that they feel some impact of the eclipse. These positions are inconjunct the eclipse degree and inconjuncts often ask us to make adjustments of some kind.

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The April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse through the natal houses

Solar Eclipse in the 1st house or Taurus Ascendant

The 1st house is associated with you, your body, your appearance, and how you appear to others. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 2nd house or Aries Ascendant

The 2nd house is associated with your income, finances, and possessions. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 3rd house or Pisces Ascendant

The 3rd house is associated with siblings, early education, short educational courses, general communications, your local neighborhood, and day-to-day travel. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 4th house or Aquarius Ascendant

The 4th house is associated with your family, particularly your parents, your home, and real estate in general. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 5th house or Capricorn Ascendant

The 5th house is associated with your children, creativity, romance, and what you do for fun. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 6th house or Sagittarius Ascendant

The 6th house is associated with your health and fitness, daily routines, pets, and work, especially in connection to those that you work with or work for you. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 7th house or Scorpio Ascendant

The 7th house is associated with close one-on-one relationships, such as romantic or business partners and close friends. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 8th house or Libra Ascendant

The 8th house is associated with shared finances and possessions. This can include shared finances with a partner, inheritances, taxation, insurances, and loans from institutions. A solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 9th house or Virgo Ascendant

The 9th house is associated with expanding your horizons through such matters as long-distance travel, foreigners, other cultures,  higher education, religion, philosophy, publishing, esoteric subjects and the law. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 10th house or Leo Ascendant

The 10th house is associated with your career and public reputation, honors and infamy. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 11th house or Cancer Ascendant

The 11th house is associated with groups, friends, organizations, and your hopes and dreams. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Solar Eclipse in the 12th house or Gemini Ascendant

The 12th house is associated with hidden and secret matters as well as places of confinement and seclusion. This can also relate to addictions, our undoing, or illnesses. A Solar Eclipse in this natal house may have new beginnings, sudden changes, or matters related to these topics suddenly coming to light.

Sabian Symbol for the April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse

Sometimes it can be interesting to look at the Sabian Symbols for the Solar Eclipse. 

The Sabian Symbol for this Solar Eclipse degree is 11 Taurus  – “A woman sprinkling flowers.”

You can read more about Sabian Symbols and this particular Sabian Degree at the Sabian Mysteries website.

Links to past Solar Eclipses

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Babylonians discovered that solar eclipses all belonged to individual groups called Saros Cycles (also called Saros Series). There are between 71 to 73 eclipses in each Saros Series, and they run for approximately 1280 years.

This eclipse is part of Saros Cycle 6 North (Series 119). The previous solar eclipse in Saros Cycle 6 North was a Partial Solar Eclipse on 19 April 2004 at 29° Aries 49′. Therefore, there may be a linking of what is happening at the time of this Solar Eclipse to events in April 2004. 

The dates shown in the Saros section below may also factor into events happening at the time of this Solar Eclipse.

Saros Series for the April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse

1914, Feb 24 at 5° Pisces 33′ – “Officers on dress parade.

1932, Mar 7 at 16° Pisces 32′ – “An Easter promenade.”

1950, Mar 18 at 27° Pisces 27′ – “A fertile garden under the Full Moon

1968, Mar 28 at 08° Aries 19′ – “A crystal gazer.”

1986, Apr 9 at 19° Aries 06′ – “A young girl feeding birds in winter.

2004, Apr 19 at 29° Aries 49′ – “A duck pond and its brood.”

2022, Apr 30 at 10° Taurus 28′ – “A woman sprinkling flowers.”

2040, May 10 at 21° Taurus 03′ – “White dove over troubled waters.”

Possible trigger dates for the April 2022 Partial Solar Eclipse

News or events related to the eclipse effect may reach you in the week leading up to or after the eclipse date (23 April to 7 May 2022). One month before or after the eclipse date may also give some indication of the eclipse’s intentions (30 March to 30 May 2022).

If you have a natal planet at 8° to 12° of any sign, the times that that planet crosses over your angles (Ascendant, Descendant, I.C., or Midheaven) may bring important news or events concerning this eclipse.

The transits of Mars or Saturn over the eclipse degree, or opposing or squaring it may also trigger events related to the eclipse.

Transiting Mars dates

Mars conjoins the exact eclipse degree on 20 July 2022.

Mars squares the exact eclipse degree on 7 June 2023.

Mars opposes the exact eclipse degree on 28 October 2023.

Mars squares the exact eclipse degree on 26 February 2024.

Transiting Saturn dates

Saturn conjoins the exact eclipse degree on 22 July 2028

Saturn retrogrades back to conjoin the exact eclipse degree on 23 September 2028.

Saturn conjoins the exact eclipse degree on 2 April 2029.

Lynda

Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.