The First Solar Eclipse Of The Year Is Bringing Major Changes

Try to stay still as you process the changes.

The June 2021 new moon is also the first solar eclipse of the year.

We’re in the thick of eclipse season, and the next one comes to us in the form of the June 2021 new moon that rises at 6:53 a.m. ET on June 10. New moon eclipses are an astrological phenomenon known for bringing sudden new beginnings and unexpected news. This annular solar eclipse also puts on a rare and dazzling show in the eastern sky, as the sun will form a glowing “ring of fire” around the moon (yes, special solar eclipse eyewear is required!). This powerful lunar reset is heralding some major changes and opportunities into our lives, so you’ll want to know how the June 2021 new moon eclipse will affect your zodiac sign.

June’s solar eclipse is the first of the year (not to be confused with the lunar eclipse that occurred during May’s full moon), and it’s here to get us thinking about things in a new way. The sun and moon align in quick-thinking air sign Gemini, putting an emphasis on the way we think, communicate, and interact with the world around us. However, Mercury retrograde in Gemini is also aligning with the eclipse point, clouding our ability to make sense of the changes and feelings that are emerging.

Adding to the confusion is a tense square aspect between the eclipse and dreamy planet Neptune, which ups the likelihood of being deceived by our emotions or generally having the wool pulled over our eyes. Instead of treating this lunation like a regular new moon and moving forward on new things, try to stay still and process whatever new information, opportunities, or changes are being presented to you. The time will come for you to float off into the future of possibilities, but for now, it’s better to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Read on to find out how the June 2021 new moon eclipse will affect your zodiac sign.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aries (March 21-April 19)

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You’re in the midst of a major learning and growing process right now, Aries. This solar eclipse will inspire new ways of expressing your thoughts and communicating your ideas with others, so don’t be stubborn about doing everything your way. You’ve got a lot to give to the world, but if you’re unable to effectively get your point across, you’ll rob others of being able to gain your wisdom.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus (April 20-May 20)

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There’s a lot going on with your finances right now, Taurus, and shake-ups in the realm of your material resources could feel destabilizing for an earth sign like yourself. Give yourself a greater sense of control by putting a temporary moratorium on luxury spending. Between the eclipse and the Mercury retrograde mix-ups, a more conservative approach to your money sitch will likely reduce your stress.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Gemini (May 21-June 20)

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With the eclipse hitting your ultra-personal first house, expect to undergo some serious growth spurts when it comes to your confidence levels, your sense of independence, and your closest relationships. You’re developing parts of your identity now that you may have shied away from in the past, Gemini — but by doing so, you’re growing into a more whole and authentic person. Embrace these shifts.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Cancer (June 21-July 22)

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Your spiritual growth is happening on hyperspeed right now, Cancer, so look out for any sudden flashes of intuition or gut feelings that can’t be ignored — and trust them. Rather than focusing on logistical matters or others’ input, now’s a time to retreat and listen solely to your inner voice. The outside world can be confusing, but your higher knowing won’t lead you astray.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

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Under this solar eclipse, you might suddenly find yourself playing a more important role within your community or another group setting. Be willing to take on the responsibility, Leo. Whether that manifests as you having to speak up about something important among your co-workers or take the lead on a social situation within your group of friends, trust that you have what it takes to steer a ship in the right direction.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

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What do you want to change when it comes to your job, Virgo? New doors of opportunity may be opening up in your professional life under this new moon, so it’s good to have a loose idea of what direction you’d like to head. While there’s no pressure to make a flash decision on anything, it’ll behoove you to be ready for some changes, as tides are shifting in your public life and your career trajectory might experience a shift.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

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This solar eclipse is a time for you to get in touch with your philosophical beliefs and spiritual views about life, Libra. With the new moon in your house of knowledge and adventure, this period could prompt some major paradigm shifts that change your perspective — and heighten your ability to see things from a broader angle. Don’t be afraid to grow out of your old beliefs and expand into new territory.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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How intimate are you willing to get with people in your life, Scorpio? This eclipse in your secretive eighth house asks you to be more vulnerable in sharing pieces of yourself — which means accepting other people’s offers to get closer with you, too. Placing our trust in others can up our chances of getting hurt, but sometimes risks of the heart are worth the rewards. Reevaluate your boundaries and take new chances on love.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

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You’re in the midst of some deep personal growth, Sagittarius, but this eclipse asks you to focus on one of the most powerful external forces that defines you: your one-on-one relationships. Whether it’s with your boss, your best friend, or significant other, the dynamics within your closest partnerships can speak volumes about who you are as a person. Check the vibes to ensure that you’re conducting things with honesty and openness from all sides.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

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Some things in your day-to-day routine probably aren’t working for you anymore, Capricorn, and you may feel like you’ve lost any semblance of a work-life balance. That’s OK, because this solar eclipse is about to wipe your slate clean when it comes to your habits and give you a chance to build things from the ground up. While this may result in a temporarily shaky schedule, it’ll ultimately get you into a healthier groove.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

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As an often-aloof air sign, you’re not one to wear your heart on your sleeve, Aquarius. However, this new moon eclipse asks you to take a risk in both love and creativity and put your true feelings out there for the world to see. It’s time to take more ownership over your passion projects and your passions in general — which may mean telling your crush how you feel about them or finally asking out the cutie you’ve had your eye on.

If Your Zodiac Sign Is Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

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Your home life has been in flux for a while now, Pisces, but it’s time to embrace some positive changes. This eclipse could bring a chance to resolve a conflict that’s been eating away at you in your private life — or it could open a door of opportunity that could change your living situation for the better. Don’t be afraid to pull up your roots and plant yourself somewhere new, whether that’s literally or emotionally.