The Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th, 2024: Here’s What You Need to Know

Solar Eclipse Image

The total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada on Monday, April 8, 2024. This powerful energy reset is heralding significant changes and opportunities in our lives. In this article, I will share what to expect from this Solar eclipse and what you can do to soften its effect on your life.

The Total Solar Eclipse 2024

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. However, its energetic effects will be felt worldwide within the next six months.

In the US, totality will begin in Texas at 1:27 pm CDT and will end in Maine at 3:35 pm EDT on April 8, 2024.

The Sun represents world leaders and the patriarchs. Therefore, within the next six months, we may see some significant changes in the world leadership positions provoked by the solar eclipse energy.

The solar eclipse will lead us from dark to light and shed light on what has been hidden. Therefore, we can expect corruption, lies, and betrayals to come to light. We are going to discover some shocking truths in many areas.

This solar eclipse is also a karmic event influenced by the Lord of Karma – Saturn. Therefore, we will also experience the consequences of our past actions. Get prepared to learn some serious karmic lessons that have been postponed for a long time. This solar eclipse will bring them to the surface and shed some light on them.

Also, the total solar eclipse may bring natural disasters (such as earthquakes, floods, etc.) and unpredictable weather patterns within the next six months.

How Will the Solar Eclipse Affect Us?

Rahu and Ketu Lunar nodes image

According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology), a Solar eclipse always occurs at the new moon, when the lunar node of Rahu (or Ketu) is located close to the Sun (up to 12 degrees). Thus, when a Solar eclipse occurs, Rahu passes between the Sun and the Moon. Because of the influence of Rahu, Vedic astrologers do not recommend looking at the Solar eclipse. The fact is that Rahu, mixing with the energy of the Sun, affects our subconscious and imprints negative thoughtforms in it, under the influence of which we may unconsciously become involved in a chain of adverse events.

In addition, it is important to know that our thoughts and desires are tracked at the moment of the eclipse. The most negative of our thoughts and selfish desires are transmitted to the cosmos and quickly grasped by Rahu. Thus, these thoughts and desires will be materialized in the future, and we will bear karmic responsibility for this. Therefore, keeping track of our thoughts, desires, and actions at the moment of the eclipse is crucial. Focusing on spiritual practices, studying sacred texts, chanting mantras, and praying is best.

The part of the Earth where the eclipse is visible falls under the influence of Rahu. This means that unfavorable events may occur in these territories, and the karmic lessons that Rahu brings will be activated.

The Sun represents the vital energy – prana. It controls immunity, intelligence, activity, and digestion. In physiology, the Sun represents the structure of the thalamus and the nucleus of each cell.

During the eclipse, Rahu overrides all benevolent qualities of the Sun. Therefore, during the eclipse (as well as a few days before and after the eclipse), people may experience a decline in strength, poor health, bad digestion, and problems with the cardiovascular system. Rahu tends to obscure consciousness, so people can find themselves in mental states that are not typical for them: there may be more stress, distraction, unfounded experiences, anxietynegative thoughts, and conflicts.

During the solar eclipse (as well as a few days before and after the eclipse), the key characteristics of the sun that we will suffer from are self-confidence, identity, self-expression, leadership, and personal strength. Many people will have doubts about their own value and the significance of their efforts, as well as frustration and dissatisfaction. Others, on the contrary, may feel the overactivity of their ego and will have a tendency to overestimate their capabilities.

The sun represents human vitality, health, joy, and optimism. Therefore, during the eclipse, you may feel weak and discouraged, and digestive problems may arise. To minimize the negative impact of the eclipse, it is best to avoid things that consume a lot of energy. Try to spend this day in solitude, away from crowded places.

What to Expect From the Total Solar Eclipse 2024?

This total solar eclipse has a path that crosses across the middle of the U.S., beginning in Texas from the border. The eclipse path of the October solar eclipse in 2023 crossed the center of the U.S. as well, forming an X right through Texas. The eclipse path is simply where an eclipse is seen most clearly on Earth. This identifies the areas that are going to be most affected by the energy of the eclipse. This is a significant astrological event in which we can all see how self-evident that is by the current state of the world and the heating up of global political conflicts.

the great American Eclipse Image

Eclipses indicate major changes when the Sun and the Moon are eclipsed. A solar eclipse is when the light of the Sun is darkened, and in the darkness, a realization occurs. After the eclipse, something hidden is going to be revealed.

From an astrological perspective, these two Solar eclipses will have a healing and cleansing effect on the world, but even more so in the United States since this is where the two eclipses crisscross. The energy of these eclipses has already begun dissolving and removing everything that doesn’t serve the evolution of the planet (our planet will go through sort of a “healing crisis”). As you might imagine, this healing crisis is not always a pleasant experience. Keep in mind that in order to heal, we first have to become aware and bring to the surface what needs to be healed.

The crossing of the eclipses occurs in Texas. We can assume that it could be relevant to the divided controversy regarding border crossings. This could be the indication of a major split in the U.S. that begins in Texas. The big X in the photo marks the spot where the enormous split is most likely to take place in the U.S.

This month begins with a harsh wakeup, but this is only the beginning. This year is not going to be a calm and peaceful one. The energies of the year are very chaotic, aggressive, and intense. Astrologers predict that the most intense months will be from October through December. Therefore, I’d like to emphasize that now is the time to prepare emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

How to Prepare?

Now, let’s talk about what we can do to prepare ourselves for these dramatic life-changing events.

#1: Develop inner strength

If you are reading this article, most likely, you already know that you came to this planet with a special mission, and your purpose is to help humanity and participate in the evolution of the collective. Therefore, I want you to know that you will always be protected no matter what happens around you. At the end of the day, all those Earth challenges will make you even more powerful because the light on this planet is becoming stronger. As the light becomes stronger, the darkness and negativity start to dissolve. Yes, the dark energies will make lots of noise before they are actually destroyed. Your job is to stay calm and peaceful and focus on helping others to calm down and find their inner peace.

#2: Focus on the bigger picture

Know that a new beginning requires big destruction, and this new beginning is worth going through the dark tunnel to get to the other side. Although it may seem hopeless, remember that something wonderful and beautiful will eventually come out of this difficult experience. Know this, and do not let the negativity and darkness around you dim your light, goodness, or healing power to overcome these transformative times. 

#3: Vibrate higher

Don’t let the dualistic mentality of “us against them” pull you into fights or protests. Overcome mental duality and find the middle path, where you’re not getting involved in a conflict but staying compassionate to the participants (victims) of it. Let go of dualistic thinking (one side of a conflict is right, and the other is wrong). Focus on the bigger picture instead. There’s a higher purpose for everything.

By fighting, expressing your emotional opinions, and protesting, you’re not solving a problem but contributing your energy to it, thus making it bigger. If you really want to help, pray, chant mantras, meditate, and help and support others instead. Spread peaceful and loving energy instead of aggression, hate, and confrontation.

Dos For the Total Solar Eclipse 2024

eclipse June 2021 image

#1: Fasting

Vedic astrologers suggest fasting at least 12 hours before the Solar eclipse. There is an exception for people with health problems, elderly people, and kids – these categories of people may not fast but should at least refrain from food during the exact eclipse time.

The period of 12 hours before the solar eclipse is considered an inauspicious time before the eclipse. Therefore, refraining from eating anything during this time is beneficial.

#2: Charity

Any charity and donations during the eclipse time are considered auspicious and help purify your karma.

#3: Bath

Taking a bath / a shower during the eclipse helps cleanse your aura and eliminate any negative energy accumulated in your energy bodies.

#4: Yoga & Meditation

Practicing yoga or/and meditation during the eclipse period will help you develop mental strength and soften the influence of the negative effects of the eclipse.

#5: Mantra

Mantra for Solar Eclipse:

Bhaskaraya Vidmahe
Mahadyutikaraya Dhimahi
Tanno Adityah Pracodayat

Asvadhvajaya Vidmahe
Padmahastaya dhimahi
Tannah Suryah Pracodayat

Japakusuma Sankasam
Kasyapeyam mahadyutim
Tamorim Sarva papaghnam
Pranatosmi Divakaram

Don’ts For This Solar Eclipse

  • Don’t look at the eclipse!!!
  • Avoid traveling, and if possible, do not leave your home during the eclipse period.
  • Don’t plan anything important on the day of the eclipse.
  • Avoid eating and cooking any meal until the eclipse ends.
  • Sleeping should also be avoided during the eclipse.
  • Avoid combing your hair, brushing your teeth, washing clothes, etc.
  • If possible, try to avoid any meetings on this day.
  • Avoid taking risky steps, being exposed to the excitement, making large spontaneous purchases or investments, and taking loans.
  • Don’t initiate a divorce, legal proceedings, or disputes over the property during the eclipse period.
  • Avoid talking badly or gossiping about someone.
  • Avoid any kind of violence: verbal, psychological, or physical.

The Bottom Line

Even though current and astrological events are pointing to a reality that we are entering a more chaotic period of time which has to do with the dismantling of the old world and the rebuilding of a new one, nobody but the lords or judges of karma actually know for sure when exactly particular events will happen. That’s because our conscious decisions on a personal and collective level continually affect our karma in a way that could speed up or slow down the severity of global events during this transition period.

Therefore, it is crucial to maintain awareness and keep our focus on spirituality during the total eclipse 2024. This will help us resonate with the cosmic rhythm and align ourselves with the higher energetic frequencies. Remember that spirituality is the best protection against any astrological and karmic challenges.