Just as the sun and moon can be in a state of either union or discord at a given time, so too can the energies of the moon and sun influence our experience of love. It’s said that the energy of a solar eclipse can amplify the energy of a new moon or full moon, putting a spotlight on our emotional landscape and the cosmic energies that we have to work with.
A solar eclipse — in which the moon passes between the sun and the earth, creating a shadow that causes the sun’s light to be partially blocked — usually happens only once every 18 months or so. This is the first one this year, and it happens to be a total eclipse. When the sun, moon, and earth all line up, the moon casts a total shadow over the earth and creates a partial solar eclipse.
How the April 2022 Solar Eclipse Impacts Certain Zodiac Signs
Whether people believe in astrological alignments or not, most may feel the effects of the solar eclipse. However, these zodiac signs operate under specific astrological energy. That’s why they’re more likely to experience certain behaviors, moods, and attitudes during this time.
Here’s a brief overview of what’s in store for these zodiac signs during the April 2022 solar eclipse:
1. Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus is ruled by Venus, and Venus is the planet of love. This eclipse will have an effect on Taurus, but the sign’s ruling planet will help to soften the blow. Taurus is likely to feel especially generous and loving during this time, but they’ll also be deeply introspective.
Turbulent energies are bringing you to a place of deep contemplation and understanding, so you may connect with some of your truest desires, as well as any unresolved conflicts or tension surrounding your love life.
With the eclipse falling in your home astrology chart, you may feel a bit of a tug in the direction of home, or possibly find a new home to call your own as you start to feel empowered to take your life to the next level.
2. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
As a Leo, your sun sign rules your heart and your own home. You’re likely to really lean into your love life in the days and weeks ahead, as the energy of this eclipse may be amplified through your geographic location on the map. If you’re in a relationship or searching for a new one, you’re likely to feel a strong longing, or “romantic hunger,” for deep and fruitful love.
This eclipse will also call you toward the next phase in your professional life, one that is both thrilling and lucrative. You’re feeling more confident than ever about your professional direction, so this could be a good time to ask for a raise or start a new project that opens doors for you.
3. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Scorpio you may feel the most pulled toward home during this eclipse. And that’s a good thing! Scorpio is known for making the best relationships, and this eclipse may help you to create an even closer one. If you’re single, this eclipse may help you to find even more success in the dating world, as your heart opens more fully in love.
This eclipse will also be an opportunity for you to tap into your creativity and find a new kind of inspiration. Perhaps you’ll get a new brainstorm, or you’ll be inspired to start something fresh and exciting.
4. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
As an Aquarius, you also may be feeling pulled toward your home, and that’s okay. This may be a time for you to check in on your family, or to get to know anyone new who has moved into your neighborhood or community.
This eclipse may also be a moment when you feel closer to your oldest and closest friends, as well as any family members who didn’t grow up with you. This eclipse may also be a favorable time to start a new family if that’s something that you’re thinking about.
The Bottom Line: Anticipating the Echoing Effects of the Solar Eclipse
Remember that both solar and lunar eclipses have a ripple effect that can be felt for months on end. Whatever energy is amplified by this eclipse will likely be present in the days and weeks to come. The more attuned you are to your emotions, the more likely you are to feel the effects of this eclipse.