by Robert Wilkinson
This Solar Eclipse will have a huge impact on everyone for over 3 2/3 years. All eclipses shut something down, taking away elements of our lives no longer true for us. Gemini is the sign of learning and discovery of new information and perspectives. It is how Sagittarius, the sign of adventure, broad views, and higher awareness externalizes. So parts of our perspective and understanding of "facts and figures" will end, with the void sure to attract new forms of these.
This Partial Solar Eclipse occurs at 2:03 pm PDT, 5:03 pm EDT, and 10:03 pm Greenwich Daylight time on June 1. The Lunation finds 28 Virgo rising in Santa Monica, 25 Virgo in Vancouver, 2 Scorpio in Washington DC, 24 Sagittarius in Rio, 24 Sagittarius in London, 27 Sagittarius in Amsterdam, 5 Capricorn in Berlin, 4 Capricorn in Tallinn, 27 Capricorn in Sofia, 5 Aquarius in Istanbul, 28 Aquarius in Johannesburg, and 15 Aquarius in Cairo.
Moving into Asia and Oceana, we find early June 2 the Ascendants are 4 Aries in Karachi, 19 Aries in New Delhi, 15 Aries in Trivandrum, 13 Taurus in Bangkok, 1 Gemini in Hong Kong, 4 Cancer in Tokyo, 14 Taurus in Perth, 6 Gemini in Melbourne, 18 Gemini in Brisbane, 29 Gemini in Wellington, and 23 Leo rising on Maui (Jun 1).
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The moon blocks the light from the Sun and casts a shadow on Earth. In eclipse lore, where the Eclipse is visible will be where the greatest effects can be expected, lasting the number of years that the eclipse is long in hours.
The 2009 Solar Eclipse at 30 Cancer was one of the longest of the 21st century, so its effects will be powerful through 2012 and beyond, as will the Solar Eclipses of 2010. There's more in the archives, so please take a new look. The Solar Eclipse of January 2011 lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes, which also makes it a player in the events of 2012-2013, since it'll be active for 4 years and 4 months. This one is 3 hours and 41 minutes, and so its influence will last 3 2/3 years.
As I mentioned in a previous article, we're experiencing 4 Solar Eclipses this year, which is a very rare occurrence. The January 2011 Eclipse was visible in Europe and the major cities of the Middle East. Perhaps that Eclipse had some correlations with the "Arab Spring" revolutions spreading throughout that region.
As noted, this partial solar eclipse will be visible from Siberia, Alaska, Northern Canada, Newfoundland, Iceland, and Scandinavia. From the NASA bulletin (where you can find more than you could ever want to know about Solar Eclipses!)
The eclipse begins at sunrise in Siberia and northern China where the penumbral shadow first touches Earth at 19:25:18 UT. Two hours later, greatest eclipse occurs at 21:16:11 UT. At that time, an eclipse of magnitude 0.601 will be visible from the Arctic coast of western Siberia as the midnight Sun skirts the northern horizon. Although most of Alaska and northern Canada will witness the partial eclipse, the southern limit of the penumbra falls along a curve from south of Fairbanks to central New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Reykjavik, Iceland receives a 0.462 magnitude eclipse just before sunset. Northern most Norway, Sweden and Finland also get a midnight Sun eclipse with the event hanging above the northern horizon. The partial eclipse ends at 23:06:56 UT when the penumbra leaves Earth just north of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean.
Expect events of major significance to come shutting things down and opening things up in the span across Siberia, Alaska, Northern Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland, since that is where the Eclipse shadow falls. Besides the factor of where the shadow falls, in Astrology Eclipses are said to be most powerful when they conjunct the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven of a chart. These areas They always bring endings, but these can be of great benefit in clearing away old life factors that have no place in our future. As it was once sung, "something's lost and something's gained in living every day..."
In Anchorage and Western Canada it's where Virgo is on the Ascendant, putting the Eclipse near the Midheaven. From Hong Kong to Wellington, NZ, it's where Gemini falls on the Ascendant. Any of these areas, along with the parts of the world where late Scorpio or early Sagittarius (Iceland) or late Aquarius or early Pisces (South Africa and Iran) is on the Ascendant, will be where we can expect major developments in the next 3 2/3 years.
Of course, besides these general effects, the Eclipse will also bring losses and endings where it falls in our individual birth charts. In an example of how a loss can work to great benefit, if it conjuncts the Saturn in a birth chart, it can indicate the ending of old, lesser responsibilities, limitations, or fears, and open the being to a greater sense of purpose. If it conjuncts Jupiter, then it could show the ending of an old philosophy or belief system and open the gates to something far greater.
Given a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon, then like all lunations that work their influence over time, it's triggered by subsequent transits to those points. Thus we can assume we will see developments related to this Eclipse in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of June 2011, early July 2011, early August 2012, late November and early December 2012, late March and early April 2013, and mid-June 2013.
In the next parts of the series, we'll explore how this Eclipse will manifest and its astrological components, including which signs will be most affected over the next 44 months. More will be posted soon!
For your review, more on how Eclipses can be good things: Astrology in June 2011 - On The Threshold of A Partial Solar Eclipse at 12 Gemini
© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson