Eclipse 2018 astrology: How will the August partial solar eclipse affect YOUR zodiac?
Tomorrow morning will bring a partial solar eclipse and with it some changes to your zodiac
Beginning at 8.02am UT (9.02am BST) the partial eclipse will be the third eclipse of the summer.
Solar eclipses were once believed to be a bad omen, ridding the world of sunlight in their brief darkness.
However, astrologer Alison Smith told express.co.uk that a solar eclipse brings “strength and purpose” as well as “new beginnings and a new dawn”.
The eclipse on August 11th is only partial, meaning that just a part of the Sun is shielded from us by the Moon.
However according to Ms Smith, “there is still a stronger mix of Sun/Moon energy than we see during an ‘ordinary’ New Moon.”
“This is a Leo Solar eclipse and New Moon with both of those heavenly bodies in the zodiac sign of Leo.
“However the effect will be felt by all of the signs of the zodiac in very unique ways!”
Here is how the signs will be affected by the solar eclipse according to Ms Smith.
Fiery Aries how you always love with a passion! When you get your teeth into a new project everyone is entranced by your energy towards accomplishment.
And this eclipse brings you a particular emphasis on giving light to a project begun around the equinox in March and when the Sun moved into your sign. Time to finish those home renovations?
Visionary Taurus wanting the world to be a better place. This August is a time for you to consider your long-term plans.
And so your thoughts may turn to learning a new skill by which you can beautify your own part of the world. The eclipse allows you to uncover a hidden talent which may enable you to earn from it!
Friendly Gemini and this eclipse brings communications for you from new and old friends.
The ruler of Gemini is Mercury and that planet is sitting beautifully next to (conjunct) the Sun/Moon combination at eclipse time. Hear the love and respect for you that people all around have and believe it.
Compassionate Cancer and you may find emotions are heightened during the eclipse time. Especially as your sign is ruled by the Moon. What a special eclipse this is.
Allow yourself some ‘me’ time and pamper yourself. Take the time for at least one thing that truly brings you joy. Go for a picnic with a loved one or by yourself in nature perhaps. Take delight in the knowledge that you are fulfilling your destiny by being here!
Tomorrow’s eclipse will be only partial but will have a big impact on your zodiac
Playful Leo and this Eclipse are in your birth sign. And, of course, Leo’s ruling planet is that wonderful star the Sun. Be aware of the gentle nudges from the universe of changes and adjustments for your year ahead.
Whatever direction your path is now taking it will certainly be quite different to the last year. Balance the eclipse deeper messages with some time for play.
Generous Virgo and your sign’s ruler is also Mercury. This eclipse energy is very much an opportunity for you to relax in the knowledge that you have everything in place ready for your New Moon next month.
Give others the opportunity to be generous towards you as you spend so much time giving to others and they would like to reciprocate!
The August New Moon will cross in front of the Sun on Saturday morning
Gorgeous Libra with your gentle energy of harmony whether in the workplace or the home. This eclipse has been challenging for you in the build-up to the actual ‘event’.
However, you know that you have coped extraordinary well and the rewards are about to unfold. You, too, can relax and allow some time off for fun and laughter.
Thoughtful Scorpio and please be assured that inspirations are … well … being inspired! Your element is water and it is likely that you will uncover some hitherto unknown, and perhaps surprising, clues as to your way ahead.
If you are able to be still and quiet during the eclipse and then your amazing imagination will have space to breathe.
Libras should allow themselves some time to relax and unwind
Far-seeing Sagittarius and, as your element is fire, this eclipse in another fire sign of Leo lends you the energy of bringing forward plans.
Whatever was held up previously is now released and it really is full steam ahead! Delays and any feelings of being ‘stuck’ are now firmly in the past. Enjoy.
Caring Capricorn and please be gentle with your self through this eclipse. Whether you are a writer, painter, singer or undercover artist (!) a new talent is about to be uncovered.
And the need to be gentle is due to your sensitivity to others which has been heightened over the last few months. All a part of your help towards others (always in your nature) and this new emerging talent or idea. Reward yourself Capricorn with a nice cuppa!
Sagittarius you will have extra energy following the eclipse
Awesome Aquarius and the eclipse is opposite your Sun sign bring much light of awareness and understanding.
A most sociable time is for you with deep conversations yet also laughter filled. The Full Moon eclipse at the end of the month will complete a cycle for you. This Leonine eclipse is a time to begin the celebrations!
Imaginative Pisces and that is exactly the energy for you with this New Moon eclipse. It’s a wonderful time for you to create colour around.
Whether you are drawn to planting a new flower bed or to painting a garden wall this is not a black and white time for you. Bring colour to your world and the world will respond.