The New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse is exact on the 10th at 19 degrees Gemini and conjuncts Mercury retrograde and squares Neptune. Solar Eclipses are manifesting and outward in nature showing up as external events in your life that are tied to your Soul’s growth and trajectory.
We open this period with the Sun still transiting through the mutable air sign of Gemini, an extremely mental period when thoughts, communications, and ideas proliferate as does curiosity, gossip and humor.
The energy from the 2nd-to the 4th is grounded, balance, uplifting, generous and optimistic as the Sun trine Saturn and Venus trines Jupiter from her new perch in Cancer. Venus transiting Cancer deepens the value of emotional comfort, nurturing themes and subjective personal life. Home, family of origin or choice, housing, parents, restaurants, real estate and the feeling nature is highlighted through the 27th when Venus then transits the proud and dramatic sign of Leo.
Now, from June 4th – 7th Mars oppositions Pluto from 27 degrees Cancer to Capricorn. What is Mars? It is the archetype of personal will, confidence, desire and assertiveness. But, the SHADOW side of this energy can be aggressive, manipulative, compulsive and a strong desire to control. With opposition energy this is tied to an external situation, person or event. You may become aware of some tendencies within yourself or without. See it as tension between the shadow side and your Soul urges. There may be conflict between the structures and authority figures in your life vs. your desire for comfort, support and security.
In any major Plutonian time, people – and nations – are invited to reckon with their own dark sides. That sounds ominous – and, if you let fear gain the upper hand, it can be! But there is also an implication that you are ready to do that brave work and to face the things you have been frightened to admit.
This is exact on the 5th as is the 2nd Mercury RX square Neptune with the final occurring when Mercury is direct the 1st week of July. In addition to the strong energy Mars Pluto you want to be careful of sorting between truths and untruths. Mercury in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces is also symbolic of discussion and information sharing regarding the pandemic and vaccines.
Pisces rules drugs and Mercury rules announcements and information. This is a “tricky” time on planet for clarity in these areas. Yet, there may be some intentional distortions or untruths that begin to surface now.
While Mercury retrogrades through the 22nd in its natural home of Gemini you are also revisiting people, siblings, relatives, and places. And, when you don’t know what to think and how to proceed trust that! Trust the “not knowing” – that is wisdom for you right now. Alternative “facts” is another theme at this Mercury retrograde.
Two repeating patterns are exact this month that first occurred in February - Saturn square freedom loving change agent Uranus, and Saturn sextile healing and evolving wisdom Chiron. This is a personal reconstruction period that you are engaging with through the Summer months. What long standing forms are leaving your life and what emerging identity themes are replacing it?
The New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse is exact on the 10th at 19 degrees Gemini and conjuncts Mercury retrograde and squares Neptune. This will be visible from Russia and Northern Canada for the rest of us it will be possible to see a partial Eclipse in Northern Asia, Europe and the US. It is exact at 6:53 a.m. EDT (New York). An ANNULAR Solar Eclipse is when the Moon covers the Sun’s center leaving an outer edge that is called the Ring of Fire.
Solar Eclipses are manifesting and outward in nature showing up as external events in your life that are tied to your Soul’s growth and trajectory. With the conjunction of Mercury retrograde, halfway through its retrograde cycle, you are looking back before moving forward. Mercury retrograde is a “spiritual transit” and inward focus.
With the square to Neptune this can be a profound time for the inner journey, the spiritual, the creative, the artistic and the Soul. Once Mercury stations direct on the 22nd at 16 degrees external life will begin to normalize and further, as you move past the final Mercury square Neptune exact in July from the 5 to the 7th your vision, plans and clarity will consolidate.
Finally, on the 11th Mars exits the cardinal emotional sign of Cancer and shifts into the fixed fire sign of Leo through July 29. Entertainment and pleasure is highlighted. Leo rules the 5th house of the natural zodiac and symbolizes children, taking risks, dating, the joie de viv of life and your authentic self vs. seeking to fit in and creativity. The glyph of Leo symbolizes the heart with it’s two valves. As this is a fixed fire sign we describe this transit as “persistent enthusiasm.”
Leo also rules “stadiums” entertainment, leadership, management, your inner child, pregnancy, sportsman, actors and CEO’s.