Scientifically speaking, a solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between us and the sun. This is a naturally occurring phenomena that happens in a six month pattern. Orbital patterns... go figure. In terms of astrology, leaders in the field suggest that an eclipse acts as a planetary reboot and sets the tone for the coming six months. What's unique about the 20th, however, is that it's only the start of the show.
Doesn't sound like a downer to me. However, other astrologists warn that people who are effected by the eclipse's energy may also battle boundary issues in their personal and professional lives. There can be emotional ripples, which, left unattended, can grow into waves. They caution not to let a sense of restlessness and unease take over your life. Good communication is key and here is what those in the know suggest.
Use this time productively. If you want to manifest changes in your life, this is a great time to do so, but now you must be particularly clear and focused about what you truly want. Study, gather information and resources. Set your resolve. Brainstorm with like-minded people. Think synergy - the sum of the parts is greater than the sum of the whole.
If you're feeling awash with emotions, check them at the door. Experience your emotions privately, but seek out intellectual expression. Controlling your emotions doesn't mean bottling yourself up. In order to use the energies in play right now, it's important that you communicate freely with friends, family and co-workers. Just do it in a centered, well-ordered way. As I like to say, you have two ears and one mouth. Use each one equally and you'll be astounded at what you learn about yourself and others.
As with any shift or change that we go through, meditation is your best friend. I recommend you reaffirm your connection to Source. Your link with your Creator is the most important communication you can have. All else falls into place from there. Ground yourself with your morning and evening mantras as you breath in and out with the Universe. And smile. We have a lunar eclipse coming in June.