We are in the heat of the eclipse season, and the skies will soon be treating us to another show. On Thursday the 10th of June from 10:08 until midday, the UK will be able to witness an annular solar eclipse, a phenomenon seen once every two years. During the eclipse, viewers will witness the perfect alignment of the sun, the moon and the earth, creating a visual ‘ring of fire.’
Astrologically speaking, this eclipse will be felt by everyone, particularly for those with Gemini placements. Solar eclipses are commonly known to spark new beginnings and significant changes in our lives. With the eclipse occurring in the time of the adaptable and fast-thinking Gemini, we can also expect an emphasis on our thought processes and the way we communicate with others.
This annular eclipse in Gemini is aligned with the Mercury retrograde, which we all know isn’t good. This means those new opportunities and changes may be hard to process, and you might find it hard to make sense of your feelings.
What does the annular eclipse in Gemini mean for your star sign?
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Learning and growing are currently the aim of the game. While last month’s lunar eclipse may have brought some new beginnings, June’s solar eclipse will bring some fresh energy and inspiration pertaining to your new path. Aries are incredibly impulsive, driven and ambitious and even with this new energy, you may not have your next steps fully ironed out. So, take this time to reflect on your feelings and plan out your course of action.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
This annular eclipse is all about the finances for Taurus, and disruptions around your financial stability might leave you feeling a little shaken. Instead, take this time to put a slight pause on luxury spending. With the eclipse also accompanying the mercury retrograde, a slow and cautious attitude to money management will be sure to relieve some stress.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
This year’s eclipse is occurring right in your first house, meaning personal growth is imminent. You can expect to undergo a massive boost in confidence, independence and strengthening of your personal relationships. With your chart ruler, in retrograde, it may also feel like an uncertain time for you. But relax, you’re no stranger to change, and this eclipse is bringing you one step closer to your authentic self.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
As an intuitive and sensitive soul, this eclipse may find you in a period of intense spiritual awakening. Now is the time to trust your gut, focus on your inner voice instead of the opinions of those around you.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Over the last year, relationships have been a major theme for you, and this eclipse will bring some fresh new beginnings in terms of your social life. If you’re looking to expand your social circle, now’s the time to reach out and improve your friendships and connections. With Mercury being in retrograde, you may find your communication skills are wavering, but you will be able to work through any miscommunications with the important people in your life.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
For Virgos, the annular eclipse is taking place in your 10th house of career and vocation. Expect new opportunities or changes to arise in your professional life. But, with your chart ruler Mercury being in retrograde, you may also feel a little disorganised. Instead of rushing into these new opportunities, take your time to think things through and plan your next steps. It may be best to wait out the retrograde before taking any actions.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Now is the time to give your spiritual side some more attention. The solar eclipse brings an opportunity for you to dig deeper into your philosophical and spiritual beliefs. With the new moon being in your house of knowledge, you may find your perspective shifting, giving you the ability to see things from another angle. And remember, change is growth, so don’t be afraid to embrace this new way of thinking.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
As a Scorpio, you tend to keep your cards close to your chest, but the solar eclipse in your secretive eighth house is the perfect time to be more vulnerable. Being more open does come with the risk of getting hurt, but it also offers more intimacy and closeness. So, reevaluate your strict boundaries and consider opening yourself up for love.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
This eclipse is asking you to focus on new beginnings and fresh starts in your romantic relationships. If you’re currently in a relationship this is the perfect time to think about the next steps. And, if you’re single, the annular eclipse may bring someone new into your life. Just remember, Mercury in retrograde means miscommunication is running rife, so beware of being misled and try to express your own feelings with honesty and openness.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns are the most productive signs in the chart, but to stay on top of things you need to be both physically and mentally healthy. This solar eclipse is about to give you a new start when it comes to your routine. Take this time to evaluate your habits and come up with new ways to implement self-care. Starting a new routine during Mercury retrograde can be challenging but your practices will begin to stick after June 22, just push through.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius is all about pushing the limits, trying new things and embracing passion projects and this solar eclipse will further heighten these strengths. June’s annular eclipse is occurring in your fifth house of creative expression. This is the perfect time to use your energy and effort on your creative projects. You could even take some time to reflect on what you want your art and new energy to communicate.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Your home life may have been experiencing a bit of a downturn, but this eclipse provides the opportunity to remedy the situation. The annular solar eclipse provides positive change and fresh starts for Pisces’ living situation, making it the best time to smooth over any conflict with family or flatmates. Home is where your heart is, so put effort into removing any negative energies. Who knows, maybe positive change and opportunity could even mean it’s time to move house and create a new foundation.