Its eclipse season again! This most recent round starts off with a partial solar eclipse that peaks at approximately 5:03pm EDT on Wednesday, June 1. This eclipse will be followed by a total lunar eclipse which peaks at approximately 4:14pm EDT on Wednesday, June 15 and another partial solar eclipse that peaks at approximately 4:54am EDT on Friday, July 1.
Eclipses usually occur two weeks apart from each other twice per year. Each series typically includes a lunar eclipse followed by a solar eclipse or vice versa. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is partially blocking the moon from the sun during a full moon. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks the sun from the Earth during a new moon. Full moons and new moons represent astrologically potent time periods anyway, but the eclipses just add some amplification and usually a little dose of the unexpected!
Astrologically speaking, new moons are generally a time of sowing seeds while full moons are a time of reaping what we sow. Where a new moon falls in our personal natal chart represents a time of new beginnings and laying new foundations in the parts of our lives represented by the astrological house that is highlighted. Where a full moon falls in our personal natal chart represents a time of sudden awareness, revelation, culmination and completion in the parts of our lives represented by the astrological house that is highlighted. Eclipses just add some spice and surprise to these time periods.
Ancient astrologers saw eclipse seasons as especially potent time periods with regards to wars and the fate of nations. I personally prefer to look at eclipses relative to the lives and relationships of individuals. In this regard, eclipse seasons are often potent times for unexpected change in terms of surprise new beginnings and to final culminations of things which have been building for some time.
This particular solar eclipse occurs at 11° Gemini and will be in a cooperative trine aspect to Saturn at 11° Libra. Depending on where this lands in your own personal natal chart, this eclipse is likely to lead to the start of some type of new initiative that requires a release of the way things have been in order to move forward. With Saturn in a close trine to this eclipse, any new endeavors will start slowly but with proper adjustment & steady effort can lead to eventual success. Most of the required adjustments have been building for some time and this eclipse represents a catalyst toward those ends.
The experiences of this nature would be felt within the domain of the astrological house that encompasses the location of this eclipse at 11° Gemini. You would need to consult your own natal chart to find out where this position falls for you. For example, this point falls in my natal 9th house which is the house covering education, learning, philosophy, travel, & new ideas. For me (and everyone else who has 11° Gemini in their 9th house) this could mark a release and a new beginning related to a personal philosophy or to a new sense of possibilities. The trine to Saturn, in this case, is from the 9th house to the 1st house of self, image, and personality. For me this could be a time where I am faced to get serious about living according to my beliefs. It could also be an opportunity to learn a new skill or program that could become a long-term involvement.
This trine between the Solar Eclipse and Saturn also forms a Grand Trine to my natal Venus at 12° Aquarius. For me, its possible that new ideas or opportunities are brought to me through a female that lives outside of my area and that these could involve a new way of earning money. This may also result in a new love interest. Sounds good to me.
The combination of the house location of the eclipse, its aspects to other current planets, and its aspects to the personal natal planets yields a very unique interpretation for each individual. For the best results in this case, find out where this solar eclipse and the other planets involved fall in your natal chart. Then find any planets or personal points in your natal chart that are also aspected by these configurations.
Location of Current Solar Eclipse Configurations
Solar Eclipse – Sun/Moon @ 11° Gemini
Saturn – 11° Libra
The effects of this eclipse may ripple out as long as a few months with initial conditions starting at or near the eclipse date (June 1, 2011). The ‘trigger point’ for this energy occurs when Mars hits 11° Gemini just after the 4th of July weekend. Keep your eyes open at that time in terms of these themes for your life.
New developments and endeavors can happen early this summer but we need to be realistic about how we go about them while releasing what has held us back in these regards to this point.
To find out where all of this is happening in your own personal natal chart and for a look at other configurations currently showing up in your chart schedule a personal consultation with me today!
Happy Eclipse Season!