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Things To Do (And Avoid) During The Solar Eclipse On April 8

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

A total solar eclipse is on its way, book-ending the eclipse season that began with the lunar eclipse on March 25th and caused emotional chaos for most zodiac signs.

Scheduled to rise in the sign of Aries on April 8th, the total solar eclipse will be packed with epiphanies, surprises and push you towards wisdom that will go a long way towards empowering you.

Whether you’re planning to experience the solar eclipse in all its glory (word of advice: invest in proper eye protection) or not, the astronomical event will have a lasting effect on your life. If you want to know how to navigate this period, here are a few things you can do and some you should avoid!

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Dos And Don’ts For The Total Solar Eclipse On April 8, 2024

Do: Focus on yourself

The energy of the solar eclipse will urge you to look inward. This period will see self-discovery and growth in a way that lays the foundation for the kind of person you’ll be in the months ahead. For water signs, like Pisces and Cancer, this is the time to tend to your safe space.

Don’t: Take big steps on the relationship front

Fire signs, in particular, take note! There is a better time to take the next step in your relationships. The shifting energy will cause self-doubts to crop up about your role in the relationship and it could cloud your mind and cause confusion.

Do: Redefine work-life balance

This period will introduce you to career paths and avenues that will pose new challenges in your work life. With these exciting new opportunities, it will be up to you to evaluate and accept what aligns with your values and priorities.


Don’t: Fall for preconceived notions

The transformative energy of the eclipse provides an opportunity to revise your assessments of those around you and look at the challenges presented to you in a new light. This is not the time to make decisions based on previously held beliefs. Don’t hesitate to reevaluate your thoughts and opinions.

Do: Seek clarity

Air signs, including Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, will undergo a period of self-discovery that will eventually lead to emotional growth. You need to focus on seeking clarity during this time to avoid confusion and stagnation.

Don’t: Ignore your instincts

This is the time to set clear boundaries that will dictate how your relationships will grow. Listen closely to what your intuition says and follow it without hesitation as it will guide you through this tricky path.