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Solar Eclipse: The Mind is Illuminated

It’s funny how we outgrow what we once thought

we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love

with what we didn’t even know we wanted.

Life keeps leading us on journeys we would never

go on if it were up to us. Don’t be afraid.

Have faith. Find the lessons.

Trust the journey.


Solar Eclipse and Gemini New Moon

June 10, 2021 at 6:52 am EDT at 19° 47' Gemini

The seed of what will bloom each month is planted at each New Moon, and we can watch life unfold from this seminal moment as the Moon grows fuller and fuller with each passing night. A New Moon Eclipse marks a beginning that brings a radical shift to some area of life that was not open to us before and will be felt for the next six months.

The May 26,2021 eclipse prompted us to let go and release beliefs or attitudes that hold us back (Moon in Sagittarius conjunct the South Node). The June 10 eclipse is aligned with the future and offers a meaningful shift that that helps us move more assuredly towards the fulfillment our soul’s longing (Sun/Moon conjunct the North Node).

Ruler of Gemini, Mercury's Influence is Prominent

Mercury’s presence at this time makes for a powerful and fascinating eclipse. Mercury turned Retrograde on May 29 and has been moving closer and closer to the Sun each day since. When Mercury comes into Cazimi, meaning comes to the same place in the sky as the Sun, this marks the peak moment of the retrograde cycle. Mercury arrives at this peak moment on the day of the Eclipse.

Mercury is the Cognitive Mind, how we Think, Process and Communicate Information

With Mercury Retrograde, we are encouraged to turn our attention inward to review, reevaluate and regroup. New information or options may appear as we rethink our lives.

Mercury comes into the Heart of the Sun on the day of the eclipse, Mercury/Our Mind becomes illuminated by the Sun’s light. we have tremendous potential for a mind-opening experience where a shift takes place that allows us to see an issue, plan or ourselves in a whole new light.

Neither rare nor common, Mercury Cazimis are special and potent. They support us in discerning and deepening our awareness of an area of life that has been obscured or suppressed. Mercury in Cazimi provides a brief opening within our mind to wisdom, clarity and insight. It allows momentary and direct access to the Cosmic Mind where we can hear what the living world or the gods are saying to us, and has the potential to transmute our thoughts so we perceive something that previously was inaccessible.

Mercury will continue moving backward, separating from the Sun until it goes direct on June 22. Until then we are encouraged to reflect and review our direction and plans. If decisions must be made, and sometimes they simply do, make them from an informed and calm place, and avoid making one impulsively or from a feeling of false urgency. Often the urgency we feel to make a decision comes more from a desire to have the decision made and behind us, when typically there is greater benefit to taking an added day or two to sleep on it or do a bit of sleuthing so we can make a sound and informed decision.

A lot of the pain we are

dealing with are really only


A New Pathway is Ushered in with the Solar Eclipse

This will be the last eclipse in Gemini until 2029. Identifying the house where 19 or 20 degrees of Gemini falls in our birthchart, will give us insight as to where a new light is dawning in our life and in our thinking.

Be Curious about How and Why we Think What we Think