Here comes the June solar eclipse in Gemini and full moon in Capricorn! The solar eclipse is our first of the year, coming after the first lunar eclipse in May in Sagittarius.
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What is a Solar Eclipse?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic. Solar eclipses occur when a new moon is within 18 1/2 degrees of the Lunar Nodes (the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic).
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Solar Eclipse in Gemini: June 10th 2021 (6:53AM ET/3:53AM PT)
Our first solar eclipse for the year! This solar eclipse comes in Gemini, the sign of the mind, so we can have extra communications, more mental energy, lots of ideas, and work on new plans. We can be excited and interested in a variety of things, making us easily bored, and ready to pounce on the next interesting thing.
This solar eclipse is huge because it comes with Mercury retrograde in Gemini conjunct (aligned with) the eclipse! That makes this a monster eclipse and one of the biggest events in the year. Retrogrades are times for do-overs and second chances, and that is times a zillion with a solar eclipse. This is the time to take a second chance, a big one. What would you like to try again with?
The eclipse is also square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Neptune in Pisces, so this can bring some foggy energy into the mix, and we have to work on being realistic, not having rose-colored glasses on, and not falling for the pretty words. We have to push through the fog and ground our minds so we don't get lost.
The solar eclipse occurs at 19 degrees 47 minutes Gemini. The aspects to this eclipse are:
Conjunction: 14 degrees 47 minutes - 24 degrees 47 minutes Gemini
Semisextile: 17 degrees 47 minutes - 21 degrees 47 minutes Taurus or Cancer
Sextile: 14 degrees 47 minutes - 24 degrees 47 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 14 degrees 47 minutes - 24 degrees 47 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 14 degrees 47 minutes - 24 degrees 47 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Quincunx: 17 degrees 47 minutes - 21 degrees 47 minutes Scorpio or Capricorn
Opposition: 14 degrees 47 minutes - 24 degrees 47 minutes Sagittarius
Full Moon in Capricorn: June 24th 2021 (2:39PM ET/11:39AM PT)
We come out of the eclipses and Mercury retrograde with a full moon in Capricorn, and this might be the right one to have at this time. Capricorn is discipline and responsibility, and we have to weigh those things. What have we been reckless with and need to consider now, and what have we been lackadaisical with that require attention?
Some may hit their stride and make progress on their path, strengthening confidence in their plans and ideas. Others may experience setbacks and delays, and a new approach is likely necessary. There can be more responsibilities in general, and we can be more realistic about life.
This full moon is sextile (positive aspect, 2 signs away) Jupiter in Pisces, which is helpful since Jupiter is the expansive planet and Capricorn is a restrictive sign. Jupiter helps us not go too far with limitations, and we can find it easier to get the space we need. We can keep responsibilities from overwhelming us, and take care of our personal, private needs.
The full moon occurs at 3 degrees 28 minutes Capricorn. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 1 degrees 28 minutes - 5 degrees 28 minutes Capricorn
Sextile: 1 degrees 28 minutes - 5 degrees 28 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Square: 1 degrees 28 minutes - 5 degrees 28 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 1 degrees 28 minutes - 5 degrees 28 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Opposition: 1 degrees 28 minutes - 5 degrees 28 minutes Cancer
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations