Updated: Jun 4
The first Solar Eclipse of 2021 occurs when the Gemini Moon joins the Sun on June 10th, exact at 6:53 a.m. EDT. The far northern latitudes will see the full eclipse, but places above Florida in the eastern US may see a tiny bite taken out of the Sun if there is an unobstructed view of the eastern horizon, beginning at around 6:18 a.m. HERE is an excellent page for information about viewability, including a link to find out if you can see all or part of this eclipse in your location.
The partial shadow does fall on Washington DC. And the chart drawn for this city shows Mars in Cancer in the second house, recently in exact opposition to rx Pluto in Capricorn in the 7th house of laws. This speaks of issues concerning money, most likely now being the infrastructure bill and how to pay for it, and whether all or part of the plan will be put into action. Mars in Cancer is passionate about the security and well-being of the country and the people. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn speaks to the resistance to make these forward-thinking changes coming from lawmakers in power who are enjoying the status quo and adamant about preserving the old ways.
Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius is close to an exact square to Uranus in Taurus, the energy of change and the resistance to change that is the underlying tone of this year. In the chart set for Washington DC, Saturn is in the house of shared resources, loans, taxes, insurance, and inheritance. Uranus in Taurus is in the 11th house of the group and the future. A change (Uranus) in finance and values (Taurus) must deal with obstacles and deliberation (Saturn) about goals and timing for the future (Aquarius).
Of course, these aspects are in our own charts and indicating similar ideas wherever they are falling.
The issue of a Solar Eclipse in Gemini that is conjunct Mercury, ruler of this sign, in retrograde and all square Neptune in Pisces is a kind of culmination regarding our ability to see/hear/speak logical, accurate information, and cut through the fog of misinformation, confusion, and outright lies. The retrograde aspect of Mercury is going back over this area to investigate or continue to repeat thoughts and communications, for better or worse.
A Solar Eclipse speaks of a change in outer world circumstances with an orb of 6 months, possibly shorter if there is direct contact to planets in the birth chart. We may be confused about how that change will manifest for us. It does not seem productive to overthink this now, but better to use the positive challenge aspect of the Neptune square to feel and sense what we have known for a while and have tried to deny. When all is said and done, it is unusual for the change that comes to be something completely unexpected or unexplainable.
Part of the lesson of this Gemini Solar Eclipse involves that fact that human minds think we must be in control and if we just use our brain to figure things out, we can maintain that control, and all will go according to plan. The truth falls closer to being on an unknown pathway that has a destination that may or may not be the goal we had in mind when we set out on the path. We can learn to follow the guidance we are given and to take actions that assist in arriving or cause lessons on the way. Take time to receive the messages through meditation, journaling, having a reading, or just sitting in silence and allowing a communication to arise.
Venus is ‘out of bounds’ (in the sense of normal distance north or south of the equator) in the sensitive, sentimental sign of Cancer. Add this to Mars in Cancer and we have an intense attachment to home, family, and the need for security. Venus is approaching a sextile to Uranus in Taurus which is helpful for finding positive ways to change methods or management of personal resources.
Allow the flow of receiving messages to continue into June 11th when planetary aspects from waxing Cancer Moon will provide positivity and assistance, nurturing and affection. And Mars will leave Cancer to enter Leo where his energy will be a catalyst for change.
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