How The April 30 Solar Eclipse Will Affect Water Signs

Eclipses can be times of powerful shifts for those who believe astrological phenomena affect those of us living on earth. A solar eclipse takes place when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, temporarily blocking the sun's light from reaching us (via The New York Post). Traditionally, it is believed that solar eclipses mark a point of major change, both collectively and individually. 

This April 30, a solar eclipse will take place in the sign of Taurus. This particular event will inspire us to focus on our individual autonomy, sexuality, and ownership of our own selves, bodies, minds, souls, and goals (via Nylon). Taurus is a grounded earth sign that generally inspires us to pay more attention to the beauty around us and to focus more clearly upon the changes we need to make to welcome new opportunities and new energies into our lives. 

If you are a water sign, this is how the grounding force of this eclipse will affect you.   


People born under the sign of Cancer (between June 21 and July 22) are represented by the crab, a creature that is as comfortable on land as it is at sea (via Allure). Highly intuitive and capable of deep emotional intelligence, Cancers embody their water sign title well. But, this sign can also be phenomenally practical and pragmatic, therefore occupying the grounded earth realm with ease and comfort as well. Taurus being a grounding earth sign encourages Cancer to lean into that side of themselves. 

The upcoming solar eclipse in Taurus will likely affect your professional and financial worlds, Cancer (via Kalinga TV). If you are up for a promotion or if you've been hoping to make a shift in a positive direction in this regard, this is a positive time to be opening yourself up to these changes and striving for what you want. Focus on the abundance coming your way, and take intentional steps toward the leveling up you've had your eyes on.   


If you are a Scorpio, born between October 23 and November 21, you are often considered the most intense of the water signs (via Allure). Because you are so openly, unshakably passionate in all areas of your life (romance, career goals, personal principles, etc.), you can even be mistaken for a fire sign. In reality, though, your deeply-felt emotions, always-analytical mind, and intuitive prowess make you a water sign through and through. In the case of this upcoming eclipse, you'll want to pay close attention to the temple that houses all of this power: your body.   

This solar eclipse in Taurus will encourage you to take good care of your physical health; if you have been feeling vulnerable, overworked, or under cared for lately, this is the time to re-focus and take good, gentle care of your body before your body forces you to do so with pain or illness (via My Pandit). Investing in your wellbeing now will pay off in the long run. Interestingly, the same can be said of your financial situation at this time. Making good investment decisions now will also grow your wealth and prosperity in the future. This is the time to plant seeds for longterm physical and financial health.  


If you are a Pisces, born between February 19 and March 20, you are likely considered the most free-spirited and whimsical of your friend group (via Allure). Artistic, altruistic, and passionate, Pisces perfectly embody their water element, flowing from one pursuit or interest to another based solely on the tides of their hearts. Symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, Pisces can often feel torn between the countless dreams, values, pursuits, and ideas that constantly spill over within them. Creative and sensitive, this sign is far from the grounding practicality Taurus energy, and yet will benefit interestingly from this Taurus eclipse. 

This is a great time to turn some of those artistic passions into lucrative pursuits. While we understand that making money is very rarely the intention behind the creations you put out into the world, there is no shame in feeding yourself with your art. This is a time of great financial opportunity for you, Pisces (via My Pandit). If friends have often said, "You should sell your photography!" or "Make an Etsy page for those gorgeous necklaces you make!" this might a great time to follow their well-meaning advice.