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Eclipse corridor and Mercury retrograde in spring 2024: Start date and prohibited actions

Eclipse corridor and Mercury retrograde in spring 2024: Start date and prohibited actions Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

In March, we are anticipating an important astronomical and astrological period - the eclipse corridor. The eclipse corridor refers to the period between lunar and solar eclipses. The interval between them is relatively short - about two weeks.

RBC-Ukraine tells when the spring eclipse corridor will begin and what cannot be done during this period.

The sources used in preparing the material are: Lunar Calendar,, Moon Light, Astrology.

When will the eclipse corridor begin?

On March 25, a partial lunar eclipse will occur. At its maximum phase, Earth's shadow will cover 95.57% of the Moon. The peak will occur at 9:12 AM Kyiv time.

This eclipse will be visible to residents of parts of the American continents, over Australia, Eastern Asia, western parts of Africa, and Europe.

The lunar eclipse falls on a Full Moon in the sign of Taurus. This sign influences contracts, unions, the judicial system, diplomacy, art, fashion, and marriage.

According to ancient treatises, eclipses in Taurus negatively affect the harmony of life, bringing diplomatic and religious misunderstandings, judicial scandals, divorces, losses, and the deaths of people from the world of art.

The eclipse corridor will close with a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, in Aries. The peak of the eclipse will occur at 8:18 PM Kyiv time. This eclipse is already being called the Great American Eclipse because it will only be visible in North and Central America.

This eclipse will take place in the sign of Aries. In this sign, eclipses focus on leadership, competition, fires, arms races, military actions, and sports. The consequences may be felt for another 6 months.

According to ancient treatises, eclipses in Aries threaten exile, arrest, or the death of an authoritative leader or military figure. During these periods, military conflicts, conflicts, fires, and outbreaks of diseases may occur.

The situation with the eclipse corridor will be complicated by another phenomenon - Retrograde Mercury. The period of Retrograde Mercury will begin on April 1 and end on April 25. Therefore, the first week of April may be a very dangerous period.

How eclipses affect human life

Astrologers believe that two eclipses in such a short period of time have a significant energetic impact on people. During the eclipse corridor, fateful irreversible events may occur.

If you break off relationships with someone during this time, that person will not be able to return to your life. If you change jobs or places of residence, there will be no turning back, the job will be taken, and the housing will be occupied.

Therefore, astrologers advise trusting your intuition and not making important fateful decisions during these periods.

What not to do during the eclipse corridor

  • Quarrel with loved ones
  • Make important decisions
  • Change your place of residence
  • Get married, or divorced - if in doubt
  • Change jobs, quit
  • Make big financial transactions
  • Buy something very expensive
  • Take risks
  • Clarify relationships

And what you can do during the eclipse corridor

  • Meditate
  • Take a walk in nature
  • Organize closets and cabinets
  • Pay attention to health
  • Rest
  • Spend time with loved ones

Earlier we wrote about whether 2024 is really a year of karma.