When: 10th June 11:52am UK time
Sign: Gemini 19
Duality: Masculine / Yang
A new moon symbolises the beginning of a new cycle and this one is a Solar Eclipse so it will be more potent than usual. The darkness gives us pause to reflect, but as we shift in the coming days towards a brighter moon, our minds turn to new things. This gentle transformation under the dark sky marks the winter point of the Moon cycle. A time to draw in and preserve energy and spend time planning. New Moons are usually a good time to set intentions but this one may be a bit less predictable.
Eclipse cycles are much more potent than regular Moon cycles. They happen close to the nodes of the Moon which are linked to karma. This solar eclipse in Gemini is by the north node. There is a collective destiny story playing out in the heavens. The north node is known as Rahu in Vedic Astrology and is the head of a dragon that was split in two, his tail is the south node, Ketu. When the solar eclipse happens, it is said that the sun is swallowed by the dragon as its light is blocked out, but because it is split in two the sun emerges soon after from the belly of the dragon. This temporary hiding of the solar energy is a transformational time and as the Sun re emerges there is a new quality to its light. Therefore, we consider eclipses to create a leap in our own growth and evolution. If you set intentions let them be open to this transformational energy.
The Sun and Moon will both be in witty, quick, Gemini, this air sign is all about communication. Gemini has a naturally youthful energy it loves to be social and share ideas, always learning new things there is a busy curious flow. Represented in mythology by the twins Castor and Pollux, who were always fighting and arguing with each other, Gemini can see everything from different viewpoints which can feel like you are second guessing yourself, however seeing your situation from every angle may reveal some important truths that you have been missing. Make the most of this curious childlike energy by learning new things and socialising.
This eclipse energy will be felt most strongly by people with planets in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury and he is currently retrograde, which means his energy is focussed internally. It is an invitation to journey inwards, reflect and take things slow. This year all 3 Mercury retrogrades are happening in air signs and this one is in his home of Gemini. It is an opportunity to consider where our inner critic is holding us back, and if there are stories, we are holding on to that are not serving us. This diagram shows the dates of the Mercury retrograde cycle.
Gemini rules the lungs, take this opportunity to spend some time focusing on your breath. Think about the things that you are calling into your body and into your life as you breathe in. Release the things that you no longer need into the universe as you breathe out. Try not to hold onto your plans too tightly but allow your thoughts to turn inwards, seeing yourself and your plans from all angles and allowing deep truths to be revealed.