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Grand Cross Over Texas 04.08.24

By Estela Carson-Priede

As you can see the April 8, 2024, Total Solar Eclipse path will cross the United States at Texas and arc to the East Coast before exiting above Maine. The Grand Solar Eclipse of April 28, 2023, crossed Texas and arced to the West Coast exiting Oregon. Both Eclipses occurred in the Sign of Aries. 

The grand solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, occurs at 19 degrees Aries at 2:21pm EDT over the eastern half of the US. Depending on where you are, you will experience a total solar eclipse or partial. This eclipse completes a formation that began on April 28, 2023, at 29 degrees Aries. This is a 10-degree wide return mark for the US. According to ancient tradition, eclipses are catalysts for serious changes, especially when they occur along the Cardinal Axis. Cardinal Axis, such as Aries/Libra or Cancer/Capricorn is the instigator of change.

Brief historical tidbit. Sometime in the year 763 BC the prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian empire to preach during an eclipse in that year of a pending doom, its demise. At that time, and during the subsequent 151 years Nineveh continued its decline suffering chaos, sporadic revolts, outbreaks of plague and famine. Nineveh finally fell in 612 BC to hordes of invaders after a series of eclipses that formed an X over the land. 

This eclipse of April 8, 2024, will pass over 7 locations in the United States that are named Nineveh. There are only 7 locations so named throughout the US. Hermetic tradition and Theosophy hold the number 7 as completion, not nine. 

The Lunar Eclipse of March 25, 2024, in Libra was a teaching lunation and it gave us our homework for the year and into the first half of next year. There will be another three eclipses along the Aries/Libra Cardinal Axis. The lessons presented are:

  • Courage to be you and not someone else, just because they are popular.
  • Courage to trust your gut feelings and not someone else’s.
  • Courage to come to your own conclusions regarding your needs, wishes, aspirations and not what someone else determines them for you.

As you can see the planetary configuration continues to be a very tight Stellium, a pattern so named as major planets occupy only 2-3 houses in a chart. In this Stellium all the planets, including the Moon are in the Eastern half of the chart. The esoteric meaning for this rare Stellium (last occurred in 79AD, when Vesuvius blew and Pompei was destroyed) is that it is time to learn by personal effort the following:

  • Be courageous to change what is going wrong in your relationships, romantic, career, business, association, community.
  • Be determined in your efforts to see the changes you want to achieve.
  • Be persistent, a winner is one who gets up one more time.

Look to your birth chart to see whether the inner planets; Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn are in a Cardinal Sign, such as Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. Note the house in which any of these planets occupy that is cardinal. This house position will determine the type of relationship challenges you will be dealing with. This tight planetary configuration will persist through the next few months, and the stresses, arguments and challenges you are experiencing will intensity as the remaining three Cardinal Aries/Libra eclipses both lunar and solar approach.

 North Node

The North Node is currently transiting Aries and will continue to the end of this year. North/South node placements through a particular sign and house in your birth chart indicates your soul’s journey through its lifetimes. North Node is where you will be going in your future lifetime and how you will resolve current challenges and how you will use current opportunities. The Karmic actions you take in the present you will carry into the future to resolve or benefit from. South Node is where you have come from and the issues you have brought into this lifetime to clear. For this planet Earth chart, the lessons all of us as the human collective needs to learn are:

  • Trying to be nice at the expense of your personal needs, wishes or wants actually doesn’t work and your niceness isn’t appreciated, but taken for granted.
  • Striving to find harmony at all costs, usually ends in failure and you are the one everyone blames for that failure.
  • Valuing your self-worth through the eyes of another person fails to reveal your true potential and value.


Chiron, the asteroid of wounding and healing is also transiting Aries. In the house where Chiron is placed in your birth chart indicates a deep wounding that needs to be healed for you to go forward in positive wholeness. In the chart of Earth, Chiron’s transit indicates that we have been deeply wounded in our relationships, and conjunct the North Node the impetus is to resolve our differences and heal our planet. Chiron encourages us to forge our unique path, even if it diverges from what others think.

Here are some of the issues you might need to face and change, according to the house this Solar Eclipse in Aries occurs. Life is all about facing challenges and resolving them in a positive manner thereby bringing about a brighter future.

  • First House – the house of personality, here the issue is how you present yourself to the world, how you interact with others. The promise of change is a new you.
  • Second House – the house of possessions, what you value and your earning abilities, how you interact with others at work. Sitting in silence and looking at the problems directly and honestly will bring you answers on how to proceed. Be humble.
  • Third House – the house of communication, how do you communicate your wants and wishes. how do you interact with your brother/sister, family members. Respect and love are the ingredients to successful communication.
  • Fourth House – the house of personal foundation, your family, your home, or your parents. The challenge here is how do you interact with your immediate family environment. Discuss the issues in a respectful manner and let them know you care.
  • Fifth House – the house of children and/or your creative works of art, the house of speculation and brief love affairs (if single). Learn to enjoy what you have created, lessen the criticism.
  • Sixth House – the house of service and health and habits. What is your relationship to yourself, do you care about yourself (love). Resolve the issues of giving and receiving, there should be a balance.
  • Seventh House – the house of important and permanent relationships, marriage and partnerships. How do you interact with them, in a positive or negative manner? Discuss what your needs are and what you expect out of the relationship, don’t be shy, set the boundaries.
  • Eighth House – the house of taxes, major investments, inheritance, also the house of endings such as death. A time when drastic challenges require drastic actions.
  • Nineth House – the house of higher education, outlook of life in general and your adherence to religion or philosophy (way of living). Time to take stock of what you believe in and stand by it.
  • Tenth House – the house of career or standing in a community, your reputation. Also, your relationship to authority, the status quo and your ego to all the above. Challenges to your position requires deep and truthful assessment of what you really, really want out of life. 
  • Eleventh House – the house of associations, friends and what you aspire to. Think upon what you truly want out of life, are your friends and associates helping you in a positive manner to find it. 
  • Twelfth House – the house of endings, of finding hidden strengths in time of troubles. Time to get real and dispel the fears that hide inside you. 

During this Eclipse, either the evening before or the evening after, seek a quiet space to ponder on the issues facing you. Find the still point within you and let the One guide you and help you resolve the relationship that is going wrong.

Thank you for visiting.

See ya soon -Estela

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