Eclipses 2021 Season 1 — Annular Solar Eclipse in Gemini — the Mercurial Doppelganger

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As summer approaches and the Sun intensifies its power, the dragon crawls closer and closer to it, ready to swallow its light. Its jaws prepare to inhale the evil fumes that are going to rise up with a rebel yell from the Earth.

And its coils loosen up to grab Mercury and its metal in their grip, to corrode it. What forces are going to be unleashed? And why Mercury is involved in this cosmic event?

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In this article we are going to talk about the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse, taking place at 19° 47′ Gemini on June 10th, 2021. We are going to deepen its meaning talking about the lunar nodes and the eclipse ruler.

And we are also going to tackle the shadow aspect of Mercury, and the ways it could manifest through a so called Mercurial Doppelganger. This is going to be the second and last eclipse of season 1. Let’s check it out.

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Mercury Retrograde in Gemini 2021 — Second Step of the Elemental Triangle of Air

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Gemini is the sign of networking. Its task is to connect together realities that would remain isolated otherwise. Crossroads, streets, trade routes, the neighborhood, public transportation, newspapers. Information, goods and people are restlessly exchanged by the Master of Words—Mercury. And from its sphere the Spirits of Language emanate their influence down to the earth, guiding and uniting entire nations under the same tongue.

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini 2021: feathers and fabric

Mercury in Gemini is very powerful. Intelligence has wings, and all the significations related to communication and movement thrive in here. But what happens when Mercury gets retrograde? Is this accidental debility enough to break the spell?

We’ve already discussed about the general effect of Mercury Retrograde introducing the Elemental Triangle of Air. This year, through its retrograde stations across the Air signs, Mercury is going to draw that shape in the sky. In late January Mercury in Aquarius started this process, activating a stellium (cumulus of planets) in the first Air sign of the sequence. With his transit through Gemini, Mercury is now going to make the second step of the Triangle of Air.

Let’s now take a look at the aspects that Mercury is going to make during his stay in Gemini, to better understand what to expect from it.

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Lunar Eclipse in Gemini 2020 — The Dragon’s Quicksilver

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This year we all feel the desire of bringing Christmas forward. We look at the lights and decorations with a certain advance, because we feel surrounded by darkness more than usual. These lights filling the streets are like fairies watching over us in our sleep. We want to have them around.

But in addition to these lights, others are getting closer. Creeping reflections of silver scales are slowly approaching the waxing moon, in the attempt to swallow it. It’s the head of the dragon, Caput Draconis, the North lunar node in Gemini.

As we’ve mentioned earlier, we are going to have a couple of eclipses before the end of the year. On November 30 a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is going to take place at 8°45’ Gemini, the first eclipse in this sign since 2012.

The second eclipse is going to be way more important, since it’s going to be a Total Solar Eclipse occurring on December 14th at 23°06’ Sagittarius.

Full Moon in Gemini

As we know, a lunar eclipse happens during a full moon. This because the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are properly aligned in this order.

A full moon always counter balances the forces coming from the Sun. The masculine energy of the Sun in Sagittarius finds his counter part in the feminine forces of a full moon in Gemini.

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