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In the Shadow of the Black Sun: New Beginning on 8 April 2024

The total solar eclipse in the sign of Aries as a signpost to transformation and next-loving change
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A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, 8 April 2024 .

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, will traverse across various regions of the USA, providing a unique spectacle as it moves through different time zones. This astronomical event will commence over the South Pacific Ocean and make its first landfall on the Pacific coast of Mexico at around 11:07 a.m. PDT. The path of totality will then stretch from Texas to Maine, covering several states in between​ ( NASA Science).


For specific cities within the path of totality, the eclipse's visibility times in Central Daylight Time (CDT) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) are as follows:

  • Dallas , Texas: Begins at 12:23 p.m. CDT, totality from 1:40 p.m. to 1:44 p.m. CDT
  • Little Rock , Arkansas: Begins at 12:33 p.m. CDT, totality from 1:51 p.m. to 1:54 p.m. CDT
  • Carbondale , Illinois: Begins at 12:42 p.m. CDT, totality from 1:59 p.m. to 2:03 p.m. CDT
  • Cleveland , Ohio: Begins at 1:59 p.m. EDT, totality from 3:13 p.m. to 3:17 p.m. EDT
  • Buffalo , New York: Begins at 2:04 p.m. EDT, totality from 3:18 p.m. to 3:22 p.m. EDT
  • Caribou , Maine: Begins at 2:22 p.m. EDT, totality from 3:32 p.m. to 3:34 p.m. EDT​ (NASA Science).

The entire eclipse event will last approximately two and a half hours, with the total eclipse phase lasting about four minutes. Observers are advised to be within the 115-mile-wide path of totality to experience the full effect of the eclipse. Locations outside this path will only witness a partial eclipse.

To determine the precise timings and durations of the eclipse's phases at various locations, consult interactive eclipse maps and local time zone information (Exploratorium).

At the same time, there is a new moon in Aries , whereby the sign of Aries is ruled by Mars, the giver of life, the courageous one, the powerhouse, the bringer of ideas in all areas of our existence, without whom life would not be possible. Without Mars, nothing would work at all. In addition to these positive qualities , he also has negative ones, which can come to the fore in his function as the god of war . Mars uses these life-destroying powers when he is forced to do so.


Who forces him? We all do because these negative spiritual currents emanate from the celestial bodies due to the cosmic constellations and then affect us all.

Anyone who takes a closer look at astrology knows - as they follow the daily constellations and observe the effects on themselves - how extremely different and often puzzling our emotional life is, for example, and how our behaviour is often linked to this, as our feelings often influence it.

Vindictive decisions

If we are in a bad mood and irritable or angry , sharp, merciless, and vindictive reactions can result. Isn't that true? Everyone knows that. So, hats off to those who have already learned so much through their experiences that they can control themselves in such negative moods and therefore do not allow themselves to be emotionally influenced in their actions. In our Christian world, we also call this acting with love for others . However, many people today reject this. Their motto is tit for tat, which comes from the Old Testament. However, the love of neighbor was then incorporated into the New Testament. Anyone who does not consider this is, therefore, still from yesterday.


This love of neighbour also presupposes that we learn to control our selfishness to a large extent in order to act in a forgiving manner—at least as often as possible, because we don't always succeed. This is why the logical and world-important conclusion is obvious, namely that peace will come to the whole world if everyone acts in this way, namely with love for others.

Acting as a role model

But until peace in the world has come about, we must steadfastly live out this neighbor-loving way of acting , working to educate our families and neighbors so that our light-filled actions spread more and more. For what we sow, we will also reap. If the harvest in this life is perhaps meager, then all the more so in our future lives because reincarnation is an incontrovertible fact. We have all appeared on earth repeatedly since the beginning of evolution but have no memory of it. But this too will change in the future, as we will be well aware of our past. So in our present life, we are not only working for ourselves and our children and grandchildren - but also for ourselves! Because of what we sow in this life, we will also reap in the future.

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Behind me, the deluge - which many people are convinced of these days - is, therefore a fatal error! Because nobody can shirk their responsibility. Every one is liable because no one can escape divine justice. But it often only comes into effect in the next life.


The power of the black sun

The power of the so-called "black sun,"  also called the eclipsed sun, is limited. Of course, it will now also hurt all those who are currently working to destroy the world. However, every one of us should not allow ourselves to be influenced by these negative tendencies emanating from the black sun but should instead confidently follow our righteous path and consciously work to improve the world, especially in this time of solar eclipse. And the more the so-called rulers feel our self-confidence, the more unsuccessful they will be in the future.

Powerful new beginning with the new moon in Aries

We can now use this new moon in Aries , which occurs simultaneously as the solar eclipse, to make a fresh start in whatever area. Be it in the professional field, be it in a particular project, be it in the relationship field, in the leisure field, in the social field. However, such a new beginning is also always the result of our personal experiences that we have gained through our actions in the past , both positive and negative. On the one hand, reflection is reasonable and appropriate, but on the other hand, we should not pay too much attention to self-reproach. After all, we are just the way we are, with many, many faults, which are already visible in our birth chart. There is not a single person without faults.

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The soul is not inherited.

We should, therefore, be careful not to reproach our children if, for example, they don't manage to do something quickly that is relatively easy for us. After all, they are very different from us. After all, we only inherit their physical constitution, appearance, etc. However, the children's cells only come from their parents for the first seven years. After seven years, the children's cells are exchanged and independent. However, the child's soul is always completely independent of the parents because each of us is a unique personality, and the soul is not inherited. The child's soul is, therefore, completely independent. Children's behavior is often similar to that of their parents, but children only imitate their parents, and this astonishing behavior leads us to wrong conclusions.

Observe the lunar cycle.

Our good intentions don't help if we don't put them into practice because the intention alone, usually forgotten in a few days, is only a starting point. It must then be remembered and worked on permanently. We should be aware that with every new moon, the moon's cycle of seven comes into effect, which must be observed if we want to realize our resolution.


Now, let's take a closer look at this current lunar cycle. The new moon in Aries is on 8 April. We are now taking on a project that we want to implement. That's good. We focus on it and work on it.

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The obstacles

After seven days—that's 15 April 2024—the first square between the Sun and Moon comes into effect. This is the first obstacle, which now usually causes resistance to our project. The Sun is the masculine, logical principle in us, the Moon the feminine, emotional one, which also contains our comfort. And what would we rather do than lie on our lazy skin, right? So, overcome these difficulties—and carry on the next day.

After another seven days or so, the moon will be full on 24 April 2024—the same theatre with comfort or other difficulties! So keep going because achieving our goal does pay off!

After another 7 days, there will be another square on the waning moon on 1 May 2024 . Once again, opposing forces will be at work that will need to be overcome!

Goal achieved


After another seven days, on the next day of the new moon, which falls on 8 May 2024 in Taurus, our project should have been successful, as a whole new cycle will now begin, and we could start again with a new project.

Is it also possible that the project we started on 8 April 2024 failed despite all our efforts? Yes, but only if, for example, we have not considered a crucial prerequisite that would be necessary to achieve our goal. If this is the case, we will now take this condition into account at the start of the new lunar cycle, which now begins in Taurus. That is why nothing will stand in the way of the success of the new project to be started!

And now, good luck! - If you work seriously, luck will come of its own accord!


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