Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse
visible in North America lasting 3 minutes 51 seconds
Eclipses always occur in pairs: The first — a Super Blood Total Lunar Eclipse occurs on May 26 in Sagittarius.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
3:52 a.m. pacific time
If we can change our thoughts, we can change the world. ~ H.M. Tomlinson
A Solar Eclipse occurs a couple of times a year (during a New Moon) when the Moon travels between the Sun and the Earth and temporarily blocks the view of the Sun from Earth. Although a Solar Eclipse only occurs during a New Moon, not all New Moons are Solar Eclipses. During an Eclipse, the Sun and Moon align with the Nodes of the Moon, which astrologers often characterize as the “points of Destiny” as they relate to our individual and collective growth.
This first Solar Eclipse of 2021 is an Annular (Ring of Fire) Eclipse. During an Annular Solar Eclipse the Moon’s shadow blocks part of the Sun’s light creating a ring of fiery brilliant sunlight that blazes around the Moon’s circumference. In fact, the Latin word annulus means “little ring.” At its peak, this eclipse will block out approximately 99% of the Sun’s light —almost a Total Solar Eclipse!
Astrologically, Solar Eclipses in particular, provide opportunities for transformation — the ending of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. At an Eclipse, you can initiate a profound period of regeneration by aligning with your destiny and embracing any necessary changes that arise.
This eclipse falls in the versatile and mutable sign of duality — Gemini, which is driven to discovery through curiosity and enjoys gathering and dispersing information. However, if Gemini takes in too much information, too quickly, it can experience mental fluctuations and unrest. In this sign, the focus is on youthfulness, flexibility, communication, and our thought processes. Therefore, the thought-provoking energy surrounding this New Moon Eclipse is encouraging each of us to contemplate whether our moment-to-moment thoughts are supporting us and the world around us?
The Messenger of the Gods — Mercury, is the ruling planet of Gemini. Not only is Mercury currently retrograde, it’s also conjoined this Eclipse, as well as, the fixed star Bellatrix — the Female Warrior or Amazon Star! These are potent combinations for communication from or amongst women. Therefore, expect revelations from powerful women in both the media and your personal sphere to bring something previously hidden out into the light.
Under an eclipse you will want to remain flexible, communicate with mindfulness, use discernment, and seek clarity in all matters. Since breath and breathing are also Mercury’s domain, this is an excellent period to bring awareness to your breath. Are you breathing effectively or are you taking short shallow breaths? As James Nestor reminds us in his book, Breath “No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.”
The Sun symbolizes creativity, wisdom, strength, and outward expression. It is the energy that gives us the confidence to plan for our future. During a Solar Eclipse the Moon blocks the light from the Sun and casts a shadow on Earth. Therefore, during the month of June, if the shadows of the mind and ego have created darkness, this stimulating Solar Eclipse can find us searching for our own light. Fortunately, if this occurs, it’s only temporary, as we are spiritual beings destined to awaken to our true nature and own inner light.
Related Article: Super Blood Total Eclipse
© 2021 by Linda Kaye