The solar eclipse in Gemini occurs today. This aligns with the series of eclipses dating back to the spring of 2020 and including the lunar eclipse on May 26 and the solar eclipse that will occur on December 3 this year. As with any eclipse, our emotionality and sentimentality are heightened, allowing us to make decisions that can lead us to our greater vision and purpose in the future.
Because this eclipse is in Gemini, you can lead with your intellect rather than your emotions. Instead of leaning into what you feel, you can take thoughtful action toward building a new dream.
However, this luminary occurs during Mercury retrograde, which means that our plans may take more time to come to fruition. The lesson here is to be patient and not focus on how long it takes for our dreams to become real.
In addition, past drama and situations could resurface now. The skeletons in the closet may come back to shake us up one more time before they’re put to rest. Dealing with past emotional upsets is key because the more we talk about things that are painful, the less of a hold they have on us. Letting others in can be easier than before, and it’s essential to the healing process. Talk about your problems and listen to what your heart wants today.
This morning’s Gemini New Moon (3:52 AM PDT 19° Gemini) conjunct the retrograde Mercury and squaring Neptune focuses us on our individual powers of discrimination and self expression. Whether or not we realize it, our words have power. The words we choose and the way we communicate our individual perspective is far more important than we usually recognize. Through those words we establish connections with others — those around us and sometimes even those far away. We are being guided to review our choices in terms of the words we choose and the connections we make with others. Although today may offer very little clarity and the retrograde Mercury leaves us prone to miscommunication of all sorts, today’s New Moon is aiming us towards recognizing the need for better communication and making better choices around the words we choose.
Today is the 161st day of 2021
10 days until the summer solstice
205 days until 2022
Sun is in Gemini
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini
Mercury is Rx in Gemini
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Cancer
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
* During the Waning Crescent Moon phase, the lit-up part of the Moon decreases from 49.9% to 0.1%. The phase lasts from the Third Quarter Moon‘s semicircle until it disappears from view at New Moon. Waning means that it’s shrinking and getting smaller, while crescent refers to the curved sickle shape. The Moon’s surface reflects the Sun’s rays, and half of it is always illuminated by sunlight. Just how much of that light we can see from Earth varies every day, and we refer to this as a Moon phase.
- Mercury is retrograde from May 29th and goes Direct on June 22nd in the signs of Gemini/Taurus
- Jupiter is retrograde from June 20th and goes Direct on October 18th in the signs of Aquarius/Capricorn
- Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius
As the 9 of Wands talks of courage in facing an external threat, the Strength card talks about developing that courage from within. This is not battling yourself per se, though the need to overcome some personal addiction or trait you decide is unfavourable definitely falls into the realm of this card, today you are being asked to take stock of how you deal with life and then internalise the results. They don’t all serve you well and oftentimes leading to crushing insecurities.
Today you are being asked to dig deep and face a fear, or fears, that is holding you back. Don’t want to make that call to the debt collecting agency? Do it. Can’t face that awful woman at work? Face her. You can do it. The Strength card says you can and it says you can do it elegantly like a lion.
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