From Doubt to Inspiration: The Page of Wands & Eclipse Season

Meredyth Masterson
6 min readApr 20
Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

There’s a good reason that many institutions take a week off around this time for spring break. We’ve put a lot of energy into the year already, but we’re just at the beginning of our growth cycle. If you’ve felt the need to recharge, you’re not alone.

The burst of energy we saw in early spring is settling, so that we may sustain what’s now been launched. You don’t need to hold any belief in the Zodiac or the Moon’s cycles to feel this pull to slow down. Perhaps that’s why learning about the Zodiac and the Moon can bolster confidence in your inner wisdom…

On Friday April 20th we will shift from the cardinal fire sign of Aries and The Emperor card, into the fixed earth sign of Taurus and The Hierophant.

As the initiator of the Zodiac, Aries wants to make bold, creative, and energy-intensive moves. As we move into Taurus, we’re inclined to stabilize our ambitions with comfort and security.

We entered Aries season with a New Moon in Aries on March 21st, and we’ll end it after a second New Moon on April 19th. This second New Aries Moon will will be coupled with a hybrid solar eclipse.

Eclipses are fairly common. Whenever we have a solar eclipse, it always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, hence “eclipse season”. This upcoming eclipse season will close with a Full Moon in Scorpio on May 5th.

There’s no shortage of superstition and fear around eclipse season, but you won’t hear anything ominous from me on the subject.

Instead, I want to use this eclipse season to talk about one of the most inspired and optimistic cards, the Page of Wands.

Since Aries and The Wands are ruled by fire, and Taurus and the Pages are ruled by earth, the Page of Wands is an ideal guide for both this Zodiac shift, and this eclipse season.

Photo by Jordon Connor on Unsplash

When I say there’s no shortage of fear and superstition around eclipses, I really mean it. Some folks in the ‘woo’ community get super heated on this topic. There’s a lot of rhetoric that eclipses bring forth inevitable…

Meredyth Masterson

I write about tarot, life, and I offer Moon manifestation rituals from a joy-informed perspective