The meaning of the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini | June 10th, 2021 - fated cosmic reset, starting something not totally brand new, clarity followed by faith, our gifts merge with other people's gifts, changing our mind



On Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 6:53AM EDT the Gemini Moon meets the Gemini Sun giving us this month's New Moon - our annual New Moon in Gemini, happening conjunct the Moon's Nodes gives us our last Eclipse of this Eclipse season - a Solar Eclipse in Gemini.

Eclipses are cosmic course corrections. Things get eclipsed out or out of our way. Like a computer being rebooted after a change to its operating system - we get a re-set. So, although this is a New Moon - the time in the dark when things are starting that we can't always see are starting - the Moon eclipsing out the Sun, brings an ending, too. This is an Annular Eclipse (the ring of fire), so not a total but because of the time of its prenumbral phase its affects can last for up to 5 years!

Ruled by Mercury and ruler of our collective 3rd house, Gemini rules our growth through the exchange of information, through contact with our immediate environment, through language. Gemini reigns over: the flow of information, technology, communication, our mental processes, conversations, stories, our local community, commerce, our neighbors, our siblings, our transportation.


Let's unpack the chart!


The Moon meets the Sun at 20 degrees Gemini. Within hours both will meet Mercury (the ruler of Gemini and so ruler of this lunation). Mercury is retrograde (but protected in his/her own sign), cazimi/in the heart of the Sun. This meeting with the Sun is her/his inferior conjunction - the time during a Mercury retrograde cycle when something is ILLUMINATED/something lost is found/something hidden is revealed/helpful information can come in. Keep in mind this revealing is happening right after the Moon eclipses the Sun. So, the Sun gets his reset (in a sense) and then passes this new information/timeline to Mercury.

The Sun/Moon conjunction with the Mercury/Sun conjunction is a double dose of new beginnings with our heart and our head working together and in the dualistic sign of Gemini where 1=2 anyway, PLUS , so near to the Moon's nodes this one is a powerful/fated Solar Eclipse giving it even more oomph and staying power! 


Mercury, the Moon and the Sun square Neptune/Pallas conjunct in Pisces (applying/waxing). The three trine Saturn (waning). They oppose Juno (waning). Since this is an event chart, too, we can look to see what the other players are doing. Uranus is conjunct Ceres EXACT, in Taurus and answering to an out-of-bounds Venus. The Moon/Sun/Mercury are biquintile Pluto.

Mercury is retrograde in his home sign of airy/mental Gemini (Venus was retrograde in Gemini last summer, same degrees, and Mars will go retrograde in Gemini in October 2022, same degrees - this is all part of the same story. Our Gemini houses are really getting redone!). 


With Mercury, we are re-thinking, re-vising, re-viewing. 


He/she (as us) has trined a retrograde Saturn - maybe there were discussions with authority, maybe old responsibilities have strengthened our present situation, maybe our choices have narrowed (in a good way). Saturn is retrograde also, so we are re-structuring, re-looking at our commitments, our responsibilities/the new rules. 


We are past that trine to Saturn. We are also past that opposition to Juno - that partnership/contract issue. This is small vs big. Close vs foreign. Facts vs beliefs. Your Gemini house vs your Sag house themes - there could be a million ways this might be playing out. Relationship justice might be a theme here. This is still in play, but waning. 

Mercury meets the Sun - HERE is what our retrograde story has been about. We are at the halfway point now. HERE is something we know. We don't know everything, but we do know THIS now. Maybe we have made a decision/a choice. We are not certain, but our thinking is of the moment. We are in sync with celestial timing. Then moving backward, Mercury slides behind the Sun and he is squaring illusive Neptune - so after some earlier clarity we aren't sure AGAIN, we have to go with our intuition/go on faith - NOT BURN ANY BRIDGES JUST YET.


With that Neptune square (which sometimes brings dissolving endings) it will be hard to know what is real. Confusion. Rose-colored glasses. Things can be disappointing/not as they appear. People can over-promise and under-deliver. Anything that looks too good to be true, is too good to be true. If there is something here we don't want to look at too closely THAT is exactly the thing that will sabotage us/trip us up later. If possible, it might be best to delay big decisions until after Mercury is direct and maybe even until after Mercury's third and final square to Neptune in early July. Keep those doors/windows open - hack 'em, jack 'em, whatever it takes. Mars is at the very end of Cancer - so something might have us feeling desperate, like we have to do something and here is something. On the other hand, and this is why we have at least two, sometimes these 'moon shot' style Hail Mary plays - can work, or at least get something unstuck/change its trajectory.


And keep in mind, Eclipse events (and they might have come a month ago because this stuff works backward, too) are FATED, timelines are merging. The stuff that's leaving is leaving. The stuff that is coming at us is coming at us. If choose we must, then choose we must. That 29 degree Mars may be just the kick in the ass we need because we can FEEL something needs to happen here/we have to DO something!

We have wise warrior Pallas conjunct Neptune. She is working intuitively in Pisces, seeing the patterns, connecting the dots. With Mercury retrograde, we can't really think our way through this one (although we should be applying logic/facts and lessons from the past) -but we can pray/meditate/value our intuition here. There is an almost dreamy strategy in here somewhere that we have to TRUST. Life knows better than we do how to get us the best results.


Uranus is conjunct Ceres EXACT. Another conjunction, another new storyline. In Taurus, a sign Ceres could be said to rule. This one could bring a quick change with a mothering situation. A change of life issue/situation that hits suddenly. Or maybe what we have been growing/tending to in Taurus morphs on us. Maybe this is the SHOCK of new life/something new that must be tended. Ceres is going to quickly square Saturn, so there could be some responsibilities/rules that quickly apply to whatever this NEW is. Saturn is retrograde, so this part - the rules/limits/reality check/hard work - won't be a total surprise.


The bottom line with this New Moon in Gemini - something is eclipsed out, this has likely already happened since we had the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse first. Something NEW is starting. The new will somehow not be totally new because Mercury is retrograde. We get a glimpse of reality NOW (maybe have to make a choice knowing it may not be our final decision) then we are back in the weeds for at least another 12 days, maybe until we get past that final Mercury/Neptune square in early July. 


Either way by the middle of July we know what we are doing and we are doing it. Our time in the weeds - IS A TEST OF FAITH. Take action with what shows up. Mars is about to move into brave/dignified Leo - this will help. 


Venus is out-of-bounds and she ran this race last summer when we were resetting our values. Now, it's our thinking that is getting the do-over. 

Whatever is started now (think seed in the ground) has a biquintile to Pluto - this is a GIFT. With Pluto in Cappy this could be about a career/public life matter, a dealing with authority, other people's money, loans, inheritances, taxes, intimacy, reproduction, truth. Pluto is retrograde, so again this has its roots in the past. Biquintiles merge our gifts with other people's gifts. Here is where 1+1=3, maybe 300!


I hope something here is helpful. We have had these confusing Neptune squares with our Gemini New Moons for the last few years - we are being asked to choose without having all the facts. That's how it is. Maybe our knowing would screw things up - maybe we would say, no way, I don't want THIS! When this would actually be the very thing that gets us to THAT (the thing we do want). Any contact with Neptune brings in help from behind closed doors/our past/our ancestors.


This is a great time for affirmations for Gemini themes - your Gemini natal house theme, movement, flexibility, wit, communication, logic, social graces and ease, siblings, local issues, teaching/learning, mental anxiety, areas of life where you are seeing double or doing two things at once, our nervous system, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and our lungs.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a good frame of mind and into a clear/clean/quiet space - always make affirmations from a  positive place (meaning both happy and certain) - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from them knowing that your intention is known.  

Know what you seek is seeking you (Rumi). 


Know these things are already yours.

xo all

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