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Your New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini Horoscope & Affirmation, According To Your Zodiac Sign
A more evolved version of you is manifesting as we speak, so keep your eyes on the prize and keep vibing high. June is an exciting month as it is swirling with divine momentum, and propelling us towards a brand new chapter. Can you feel it? An intense series of astrological transits and retrograde effects, it’s safe to say, the contradicting duality of the mischievous twins is ever present during this time. What I mean by that is, retrograde cycles encourage us to slow down—in order to reflect, review, and revisit pending situations and/or unfinished business—but the irony of this is, we’re also in the midst of walking through a powerful eclipse portal, and well… eclipses usher life-altering events. “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” Adding to the paradox is Mercury retrograde during a Mercury-ruled season, but I digress. The Gemini-Sagittarius axis is currently being activated, and it's highlighting our collective quest for knowledge along with the ability to connect with our immediate surroundings. Having said that, we can’t embark on a new journey without leaving something behind, so are you ready to turn the page?
Before we discuss the energies stemming from the upcoming new moon solar eclipse in Gemini, it’s important to explore the differences between a solar and lunar eclipse. As you may know, eclipses more often than not come in pairs; this first series of the year kicked off with a total lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26, followed by the upcoming new moon solar eclipse in Gemini on June 10 at 6:53 a.m. EST. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is directly between the sun and a full moon; this adds incredible emphasis to the full moon’s energy and it can typically bring abrupt endings, especially when it comes to the people, places, and things no longer serving us. (FYI: Lunar eclipse effects can take up to six months—stay tuned.) A solar eclipse, however, takes place when a new moon sits directly between the sun and Earth. An incredibly potent new moon, this stellar phenomenon slingshots us forward into an unexpected new beginning that’ll bring us closer to our soul’s truth. All in all, eclipses target low-frequency vibrations and energetic patterns stifling our highest good; surrender to it.
There’s something brewing and chances are, you can feel it in your bones. Again, don’t be discouraged by your fear of the unknown; embrace the serendipity of change. A new moon (annular) solar eclipse at 19 degrees Gemini, this super potent lunation will conjunct Mercury—the celestial ruler of this solar eclipse—bringing a significant amount of emphasis to mercurial themes, but Mercury is also retrograde. For reference, take a moment to reflect on the essence of Mercury/Gemini, as it is a symbol of communication, technology, thought process, immediate surroundings, siblings, neighbors, and miscellaneous exchanges we deal with on a regular basis. The messenger planet also speaks to our agility, productivity levels, and movement in general. Mercury retrograde, on the other hand, slows things down in order for us to assess the situation at hand, and perhaps do our due diligence to make things right. And though this notorious event is usually frowned upon, it gives us an opportunity to circle back, and discover something we may have overlooked once upon a time. Having said that, check which astrological house belongs to 19-20 degrees of Gemini in your chart.
Something else to remember during this time is, Gemini is a symbol of your inner duality but more importantly, it has everything to do with your communication style. For instance, let’s say Gemini governs your tenth house of career; this eclipse will not only bless this area of your chart with momentum and kick start energy, it will also present you with the opportunity to speak up, and perhaps look at things from a different perspective. Gemini is known for being fickle when in reality, this mutable air sign is simply capable of looking at things a number of different ways. Don’t limit yourself to one belief system. The answers you seek are slowly-but-surely coming to light, and the information you’re about to obtain could very well surprise you. And despite the slow-moving effects of Mercury retrograde, what you learn now will influence the energy of that which you’ve been quietly contemplating since last month's lunar eclipse. Moreover, the sun, moon, and Mercury Rx will be at odds with hazy Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusions, and universal oneness. This, of course, adds another layer of confusion to the mix, so tuning into your intuition is key.
Remember when I said Gemini’s contradicting duality would be ever present during this time? The mental maze continues, as Neptune dissolves all boundaries which means there’s really no way for us to determine “the facts.” On the contrary, Mercury retrograde square Neptune communicates through the invisible realm, so it’s up to us to read between the lines and depend on our inner knowing. In other words, while Gemini digs for facts that make logical sense, Neptune will rely on the power of divine timing. Granted, the celestial logistics of this lunation could seem chaotic, but by that same token, it’s teaching us something really special and that’s trust. You may not have all the answers, and that’s OK. In the meantime, Saturn retrograde will approach its second square to Uranus, after its initial square on Feb. 17. This not only disrupts the “status quo” per se, but also evokes the desire for freedom. Plus, this rebellious square, along with the influence of Neptune, makes the changes you’ve been internally contemplating that much more difficult to deny. Alexa, play Jimmy Cliff’s “I Can See Clearly Now.” OK, so you might not know right away, but you still know, you know? Trust the process of the paradox.
Read your new moon solar eclipse horoscope and mantra, according to your zodiac sign below:
I’m not going to sugarcoat it, Aries. You’re exhausted and you have every reason to be, but contrary to your beliefs, the answers you seek are right in front of you. The new moon solar eclipse—along with Mercury retrograde and the North Node—will touch down on your busy third house of communication, thought process, and immediate surroundings, presenting you with everything from a bright idea to a completely different perspective. And while some of these eureka moments seem groundless and/or unjustifiable at the moment, your challenge is to trust the process, and surrender the outcome. There will be a lot of movement for you in the near future, so hang tight and keep an open mind. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I have faith in the person I’m becoming because I am unstoppable.
Your relationship with money is an ongoing theme for your Venus-ruled archetype, and believe it or not, there’s plenty more where that came from, Taurus. A new moon solar eclipse will shake up your second house of comfort, money, and value systems, and square off with boundless Neptune amidst its journey through your freedom-loving eleventh house of associations, friendship, and sense of belonging in the world. This will challenge you to discern between the desire to stay in your comfort zone vs. the longing to explore other horizons. Keep in mind, with Uranus in your sign, let alone at odds with Saturn retrograde in your expansive ninth house of self discovery, something tells me you’re about to boldly go where none have gone before. You’re ready. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am in tune with the universe within and all around me; I am well-guided.
Happiest of birthdays, Gemini. Cheers to another magical journey around the sun. As you may know, this new moon solar eclipse has your name on it, so I hope you’re ready for this new chapter. Although, don’t be discouraged if things still feel hazy, especially when it comes to your professional life. The feeling of uncertainty is truly undeniable, given the eclipse and your planetary ruler, Mercury’s, square to elusive Neptune in your tenth house of prestige, reputation, and legacy. Nevertheless, this is an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Give it six months; you’re cultivating new connections and upgrading your personal brand. Have no fear; your authenticity is calling. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am worthy and abundant; I am a magnet for success.
Let go and let the universe do what it does best, Cancer. There’s no denying the effects of eclipse season but considering your connection to Mother Moon, these celestial occurrences are bound to affect you more than most. Be gentle with yourself. The new moon solar eclipse will not only illuminate your mystical twelfth house of closure, dreams, karma, hidden agendas, and all things behind the scenes, but also clash with hazy Neptune in the process. So whether it be releasing an actual belief system that’s limiting your potential, or letting go of a situation in your current reality, something’s gotta give. Granted, surrendering something is easier said than done, especially when you don’t know what to expect, but this is your challenge. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am at peace with my past experiences, and look towards the future with hope.
You are limitless, Leo. You can have anything you put your mind to, as long as you follow your heart. A new moon solar eclipse will highlight your experimental eleventh house of associations, friendships, hopes, future visions, and sense of belonging in the world, and it will simultaneously clash with dreamy Neptune via your intimate eighth house of collaborations, sharing, joint ventures, and sexual chemistry. Some of you could be looking to connect with like-minded individuals in your extended network and/or social media, and yet experience feelings of uninhibitedness when it comes to the mere thought of merging, and trusting. Saturn’s second square to Uranus in your career sector adds a layer of rebellion to the mix, but only to liberate you from what’s been keeping you stagnant. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am the creator of my future, and the divine architect of my reality.
You can’t put your finger on it, but you know something’s waiting for you over the horizon, Virgo. Whether it be personally and/or professionally speaking, the new moon solar eclipse will present you with new opportunities, some of which require the support of a significant other. And despite whether you’re single or already attached, the eclipse’s square to Neptune—via your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and one-on-one relationships—adds a layer of ambiguity to the mix, giving you no choice but to trust in the infinite possibilities. Falling for that special someone? No stress is necessary, especially when the power of divine timing is at play. For those of you building your empire, don’t worry about the “how,” and write it all down. It’s all unfolding the way it’s supposed to. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am bold, vibrant and worthy; I am planting the seeds of my bright future.
You learn something new everyday, Libra. The second eclipse of the year will illuminate your thrill-seeking ninth house of expansion, faith, knowledge, and wisdom, intuitively guiding you towards the mysteries of the unknown. Whether it be your fascination with astrology, or perhaps your decision to return to school for a second degree, it’s time to indulge in your curiosities. The challenge? The sun, moon, and Mercury retrograde will square off with ambiguous Neptune via your detail-oriented sixth house of due diligence, creating confusion when it comes to your next move, but have no fear. Your higher self is working diligently with the universe, so don’t settle for anything less than your soul’s truth. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I trust in the divinity of my inner compass; I can manifest what I envision.
How deep is your love, Scorpio? The new moon solar eclipse will activate your sultry eighth house of intimacy, mergers, inheritances, shared resources, and soulmate connections, highlighting everything from your sexual unions to your mutual investments, but there’s more. The sun, moon, and Mercury retrograde will be at odds with ambiguous Neptune via your romantic fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and self-expression. And though everyone knows you’re a ride-or-die, it’s important to use your discernment when it comes to matters of the heart, as well as your talents. It’s time you start investing in your happiness. When you’re loyal to yourself, what could go wrong? New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: My ability to connect with others is part of my superpower, and I choose magic.
Sharing is caring but the boundaries you set along the way are no exception, Sagittarius. Your innate desire for freedom requires balance and compromise, so be sure to keep an open mind. The new moon solar eclipse will ignite your harmony-seeking seventh house of agreements, compromise, negotiations, and significant others, but it will simultaneously clash with boundless Neptune via your emotionally driven fourth house of home, family, and innermost feelings in the process. Sounds cliche but the essence of Neptune is reminding you to set firm boundaries in your relationships, especially when it comes to your personal needs, so keep this in mind. Moreover, this is an opportunity for you to cultivate new connections, and nurture your allies. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am worthy of appreciation, admiration, and respect; I treat others the way I want to be treated.
Maximize your day, Capricorn. Despite your Saturnian mind and boss babe ways, there’s always room for improvement, and well… you know this more than anyone. The new moon solar eclipse will illuminate your responsible sixth house of wellness, work routine, divine duties, and acts of service, highlighting everything from your productivity levels—and/or lack thereof—to the habits that no longer serve you. The challenge? The eclipse will be at odds with ambiguous Neptune via your third house of communication, thought process, and immediate circles, so it’s important to be mindful of distracting situations and/or sabotaging thought patterns stifling the flow of your day-to-day. Otherwise, this clean slate is a gift from the universe, so use these energies wisely. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am in control of my thoughts and actions; I make decisions that lead to my highest good.
Aquarius, you’ve got a diamond heart. You’re an encyclopedia of talents and witty pick-up lines, and there’s plenty more where that came from. The new moon solar eclipse in Gemini will touch down on your sunny fifth house of happiness, romance, creativity, but it will simultaneously face off hazy Neptune in your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and value systems. Bad news first? You could find yourself second-guessing whether or not you're capable of achieving some type of recognition and/or validation, but that's a worse case scenario. On a brighter note, this could help you tap into your unique charms and creatrix ways. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am aligned with my divine purpose; when I follow my heart, I am the best version of myself.
You’re going inward, and building a home within yourself. The second eclipse of the year, this super potent new moon will touch down on your domestic fourth house of home, family, innermost feelings, and emotional foundations, but it’s simultaneously squaring off with your hazy planetary ruler, Neptune. The close proximity between this eclipse and your celestial ruler makes this energy that much more personal, so be gentle with yourself. For some of you, this could have something to do with your autonomy/identity and your family dynamic, while others of you learn how to unapologetically express your true feelings. Take your time; it’s all a work in progress. New Moon Solar Eclipse Affirmation: I am healing myself; my troubles cannot bring me down.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.