SOLAR ECLIPSE IN GEMINI 2021
- New Moon : 19° Gemini 47’
- Date: June 10th @ 6:52 AM ET / 3:52 AM PST
- Element: Air
- Modality: Mutable
- Ruler: Mercury
ABOUT SOLAR ECLIPSES
Solar Eclipses only occur during a New Moon, which is when the luminaries are in a perfect conjunction and they’re beside the lunar nodes. This is because the Moon needs to stand between Earth and the Sun for it to occur, which can only happen during this lunar phase that repeats about every 28 days. However, when these celestial bodies are in a perfect alignment and the New Moon crosses the ecliptic, which is the path of the Sun around our celestial sphere, we have an eclipse of the Sun. This is because while the Moon passes in front of the Sun, it temporarily blocks the solar rays from reaching us, casting an umbra on Earth.
For instance, a Total Solar Eclipse occurs when it entirely obscures the Sun’s light, allowing only the fainter corona to be visible. However, an Annular Solar eclipse happens when the Moon leaves only the outer edges of the Sun visible, forming a ring of fire that encircles the Dark Moon.
THE LUNAR NODES: MATHEMATICAL POINTS WHERE ECLIPSES OCCUR
The North (Dragon’s head) and the South Node (Dragon’s tail) are invisible points that indicate where eclipses occur which is when the lunar orbit intersects with the ecliptic. Thus, as the lunar nodes are always sitting in opposing signs, eclipses only occur about every six months and in two opposite astrological seasons. Astrologically, they have a powerful significance and that’s that they are karmic points that act as portals that bring outflowing new energy, opportunities and connect us with a fated path (North Node) while closing karmic cycles and dissolving what can no longer remain (South Node).
THE ASTROLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SOLAR ECLIPSES
Solar Eclipses triple the energy of a New Moon as their effects are much longer, intense and profound because of the influence of the lunar nodes, lasting for approximately six months. For instance, if a New Moon represents the beginning of a new emotional cycle, a Solar Eclipse represents a cosmic reset and announces a complete new beginning.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ECLIPSE OF THE DRAGON’S HEAD (NORTH NODE) OR DRAGON’S TAIL (SOUTH NODE)
Eclipses of the Sun that happen beside the Dragon’s head, which is the point of intake and destiny, open new doors, bring fated changes and increase activity to the area of life in which it transits in our chart, leading us to find a new purpose. Collectively, it augurs that the world is shifting its focus to the matters of what that zodiac sign and its planetary ruler represents and it’s inviting us to vibrate more in its energy to balance it out with the opposite sign.
In contrast, when they fall in the sign of the South Node, the point of karmic dissolution and surrender, it calls for a change of form in the area in which it transits in our chart. It invites us to dissolve, sacrifice or release matters there in order to bring in change and connect with a higher purpose. It’s the same for the collective, the themes of that sign and what its planetary lord represents are being dissolved as before we may have vibrated too much in that energy and it needs to be balanced with its opposite sign.
ECLIPSE SEASON & THE LUNAR ECLIPSE OF MAY 26TH
On May 26th, we had the South Node Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius that was all about karmic endings, closing the road ahead, leading us to take an alternate route that was filled with fog, making us feel lost, not knowing which direction to take as we’re also without a map, a compass and even a destiny point, for where we thought we were heading to is no longer. This is because this lunar event dissolved our false or outdated beliefs, narratives, ideals, illusions, goals and aspirations, inviting us to question and/or leave them behind. This is the purpose of this eclipse season and what makes it this significant is that its ruler, Mercury, is going retrograde in the sign of the North Node, just a couple of days after this event occurred.
THE NEBULOUSNESS BEFORE THE CLARITY
Thus, these last two weeks came to change our course in order to realign us with a karmic purpose and prepare us for the cosmic reset that begins with the Solar Eclipse in Gemini, which will lead us to take a new and unexplored path. However, since this lunar event will occur in a square with Neptune, while Mercury will be retrograde and combust, it indicates that although a new beginning is being marked and that a completely new horizon is opening for us, it’s yet to be revealed or illuminated completely.
In fact, we will be at the darkest and most mystifying point on the day of this cosmic event. However, the cycles of the Sun always reminds us that after the dark night comes the new dawn. So, even if we feel off course, if our lives are at a standstill, confusion reigns in our minds and the air feels turbulent because of these shakeups, the events that unfold as a result is what will lead us to the new beginning we will be meeting in the area of life it’s activating in our charts.
This is a time that’s pulling us for a deep introspection, which is key during this retrograde, for no matter where we turn our gaze, everything is under this fog and that’s because the truth and the answers that we seek lie within and it’s our inner compass that will guide us to the right direction as the mist dissipates.
ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE IN GEMINI
The Solar Eclipse will occur at 19 degrees Gemini, an air and mutable sign ruled by Mercury. The luminaries will be right conjunct the lord of this eclipse, marking a complete cosmic reset and opening a new cycle in an area of our lives. We’re being invited to connect with higher purpose and an unknown horizon opens for us to explore. This is because this lunar event will be happening beside the North Node/ Dragon’s head, the point of destiny, indicating to us that new doors of opportunity will be unlocked after others have closed with the Lunar Eclipse of the Dragon’s tail.
With this Gemini energy, our curiosity intensifies as we step into a new fated path and environment and we open our minds to different perspectives, interests and experiences. The second Saturn and Uranus square perfecting on June 14th, indicates that this new beginning is connected to how we’re innovating our lives, breaking free (Uranus) from the norm (Saturn) and/or adjusting to a new reality in 2021.
SOLAR ECLIPSE & MERCURY SQUARE NEPTUNE
However, miscommunication, misinformation, confusion and illusions are still prevalent as the Solar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde’s square to Neptune indicates. Thus, the cosmos wants to make us aware of all the illusions we are under so that we build foundations for ourselves over a solid ground and not over the clouds. The effects of eclipses mostly last six months so this foggy energy is just temporary, it’s what will lead us to the greatest clarity because it’s the uncertainty that leads us to ask the right questions. The new is yet to unfold or solidify, but what begins now is what will plant the seed of what will blossom with the Full Moon in Gemini of December 18th. A new horizon is ahead of us and for it be completely illuminated, we must first turn within.
Furthermore, this aspect highlights that what’s being presented to us may not true or that the full story is yet to be told. Some things are under an illusion and so anxiety, suspicions based on dubious signs and irrational fears may especially rise during this week. Thus, it’s best to take this time to fact check, retreat and introspect instead of making decisions or jumping to conclusions. Collectively, especially with Mercury Retrograde, this aspect might represent false news spreading, miscommunications, manipulation of the media, problems with technology and the stock market. In addition, since Solar Eclipses were feared in antiquity because it augured the “death” of a king” authority figures might fall, but precisely from a pedestal that they were put on by the masses.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN GEMINI CONJUNCT MERCURY RETROGRADE
Every time Mercury goes retrograde, at the midpoint of its three week transit it makes an inferior conjunction with the Sun, marking the start of a mercurial cycle. Interestingly, the perfection of this aspect coincides with the day of the Solar Eclipse, but what makes it extra special is that it actually is the lord of this event.
Thus, wherever we have this sign ruling in our charts, it’s meeting a complete RESTORATION, for Mercury Retrograde comes to make us review, reflect and reassess in order to hit the reset button on where it’s transiting. And, to increase this times ten, we have a Solar Eclipse of the North Node also in this area, to mark a new cycle of eighteen years, for we won’t have this same event in this sign until then. Mercury will finish its retrograde transit on May 22nd, but it’s not until July 7th that it’s out of its retrograde shadow and when it begins to separate from its square with Neptune. Therefore, the mist characterized by this transit will finally clear after that day.
WHERE THE SOLAR ECLIPSE WILL TRANSIT IN YOUR CHART
Where the Solar Eclipse in Gemini will transit in your chart indicates the area of life in which you will be meeting a cosmic reset and where a new path and horizon will open up for you while you connect with a higher purpose. Matters currently may be at a standstill or be off course, but that’s until clarity finally rises. This is based on your rising sign and a whole sign system:
LOOK FOR YOUR RISING SIGN BELOW
- ARIES: In the third house. The area of the mind and communication, ideas, education, hobbies and interests, siblings and neighbors and immediate environment.
- TAURUS: In the second house. The area of personal resources, money, possessions, value system, self worth and self esteem.
- GEMINI: In the first house. Hence, the area of self, appearance, personality; ruling over your personal goals, your physical body and how other people see you.
- CANCER: In the twelfth house. Hence, the area of the unconscious mind, mental health, spirituality, isolation, confinement, endings and everything you do behind the scenes.
- LEO: In the eleventh house. Hence, the area of friends, groups, community, social networks, connections, social recognition, goals and aspirations.
- VIRGO: In the tenth house. Hence, the area of career, public image and social status.
- LIBRA: In the ninth house. Hence, the area of expansion, long term travel, higher knowledge, college education, philosophical and religious beliefs, ethics, moral values.
- SCORPIO: In the eighth house. Thus, the area of transformation, the occult, shared resources, other people’s money, tax, credit, investments; sex and the intimacy you share with a partner.
- SAGITTARIUS: In the seventh. Thus, the area of relationships, business partnerships, collaborations, laws and contracts.
- CAPRICORN: In the sixth house. Hence, the area of health and wellness, service work and work environment, daily tasks, routines and productivity.
- AQUARIUS: In the fifth house. Hence, the area of fun, romance and dating, creativity, projects, children and fertility.
- PISCES: In the fourth house. Thus, the area of the home, family, natal city, your roots, the past and internal world.