Solar Eclipse June 1st, 2011

On June, 1st 2011, at 21:02UT, there will be a partial solar eclipse. At this time Sun and Moon will be conjunct in 11*01′ Gemini, forming a separating trine aspect to Saturn as the chart below shows.

In his Annus Tenebrosus, or the Dark Year, William Lilly presents a method of eclipse delineation, including an interpretation of the effects of solar and lunar eclipses, occurring in each decanate of the Zodiac. As this solar eclipse takes place in the second decanate of Gemini, ruled by Mars who is at the same time the ruler of the first house, Lilly’s aphorism is as follows:

“much Piracy at Sea, and Murder, many fruitless treaties, many turbulent Petitions presented by the people to their Superiors.”

Lilly continues, explaining where to look to clarify the delineation:

   “… For although it be most true, that the Planet who disposeth of the place of the Eclipse, shall mostly shew what manner or quality the effects shall be of, yet are they more or lesse, great or little, more forcible, or more restrained, according to the quality of that Planets existence and fortitude at time of the Eclips.”

In the case of this eclipse this would be Mercury in Taurus, indicating problems with intellectual issues brought onto the mundane level. The high-flying intellectual approach of Mercury is slowed down or even hampered trough him being peregrine, under the sunbeams and in close proximity to Algol. (In his book Fixed Stars & Constellations, Robson calls Algol the “most evil star in the heavens”, indicating misfortune, violence, mob violence and decapitation).

For readers, interested in the personal implications of this eclipse, it might be of interest what William Lilly has to say:

    “… Eclipse is more dangerous or pernitious which shall be in the Horoscope or Ascendant of the birth; or which shall be in the degree Ascending in an Annuall Revolution: it portends unto the Native some ominous and mischievous action as unto his body and also in his vital substance.”

For this particular Solar eclipse that means that people with Gemini rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar return chart for 2011, will feel the influence stronger than others. If it should be the case that one or even both of these factors apply, an in -depth reading of the native’s charts may be necessary to find out which particular areas of life are likely to be affected the most .

See as well my web log entry about the solar eclipse on July 1st 2011:


42 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse June 1st, 2011

  1. “many turbulent Petitions presented by the people to their Superiors.”

    Great post Peter..incidentally this will apply perfectly for India where a petition in the form of a draft bill is being negotiated between civil society and the government. Civil society members had gone on a hunger strike in April to force the government to enact stronger anti corruption laws…something that the government was avoiding for the past 40 years. The bill is scheduled to be tabled in parliament just after 30th June.

  2. Thank you for this detailed post Peter! 🙂 Well, I guess I better “hunker down” in that I am a late Gemini Rising (and if you use whole houses like Rob Hand, my late degree will likely not make a difference). Thankfully my solar return chart has Libra rising! 🙂

  3. Thanks, for the info, I am a GEMINI 6/17 WITH A LIBRA RISNG a also have a Gemini in Venus. I am supposed to be out of town on that day, Should I be nervous? Thanks,

  4. Thank you for your thoughtful article. I have had a few astro friends email about their own concerns about the eclipses of June but I gotta say they don’t have me rattled too much however, the Cancer New Moon chart of July 1….wow. That is nothing but problematic. And in my own blog I mentioned how the fact QE2 (quantatitive easing 2) will end on June 30th and a few hours later we get this hideous Cardinal pressured Cancer New Moon…and well, I see a big ol’ perfect storm. And given the debt ceiling in the United States about 34 seconds from crashing in and the US House its tea party representatives is hunting for bear—If the United States Defaults, the pain does not stop at our shore. The US treasure bill is vital in wthe world economies. Anway, I am not a fincancial expert but I do have a north node in Scorpio and I can smell financial trouble.

  5. Thanks for article.. Does natal chart Gemini 0`, scorpio rising 29`, need to take precautions:) I am a little concerned..:)

  6. Hi Peter,
    Thanks for your article on the solar eclipse on June 1. This is also my birth date so I am particularly interested in the effects of the eclipse. Should I be concerned?

  7. thanks for your article about this solar eclipse. Wonder how it will affect me, having Gemini in my 1st house, and eclipse will conjunct my natal moon and natal saturn. My natal moon 10deg 59′ and saturn 11 deg 19′. I’m expecting positive things as you said the eclipse is forming a trine aspect to saturn. what do you think?

  8. my birth date falls on june 16. i am very concerned about this eclipse. all i get is bad effects from all stars. hope it is not that bad.

    • Hi Peter, thank you for this interesting article. My birthday is the day of the eclipse, June 1. I have Moon in Libra, Mercury and Venus in Taurus, and Mars in Leo.
      Should I be concerned?

  9. HI Peter, I am not sure if my post reached you, hope I dont repaet myself >
    the Eclipse is conj. my gemini sun by 1 dgree in the 10th.H. on my birthday June 15th. and conj Merc.. in cancer in the 11thH, Asc. Virgo 1degr and sun sq. Asc.
    I was planing to travel, but changed my travel plans for June for sure, poss. even longer, worried of health issues, shall I stay in bed for the next 9-12 mos.? lol lol

  10. Hi,
    Wow, intense interpretation of the eclipse on June 1st, which is my birthday. I am concerned. My sun is in the 8th, conjunct Venus at 6 degrees Gemini in the 7th (cusp of 8th). My sun rules my 10th house.
    One more thing–the next eclipse, two weeks later, is 2 degrees off my husbands sun in sag.
    Is there something I should beware of? I was a little unervered by the word murder…

  11. thanks for the inflormation. I’m a little bit worried as i was born in 15/6/1984 and at 7 pm in isreal/jersalem time, and i feel some bad energy is coming ,, can u tell me how this can affect me specifically , if u dont mind.. thx in advance

  12. Hello Peter,

    I read the following article this morning about a deadly e-coli outbreak in Germany, and thought you might find it interesting. I only quickly looked at the June 1 solar eclipse cast for Hamburg, which puts the eclipse tightly on the 6th house cusp, depending on the house system used.


    • Thank you, David, for this interesting information. I had not noticed it so far but will follow your link. Interesting particularly for its connection with H6, which seems fitting.
      Best wishes, Peter

  13. Hi Peter,

    My birthday is on June 1st and this eclipse conjuncts my Natal Sun (which is at 10 degrees Gemini in the 8th house) and also squares Uranus (1 degree Virgo) and Pluto (9 degrees Virgo) in my 10th house, trines my moon which is 10 degrees Libra in my 12th house, and my Chiron which is 14 degrees Pisces in my 5th House and lastly trines my Mid Heaven which is 6 degrees Leo. I am a little worried because my natal Sun sits in my 8th andthe eclipse is aspecting so many planets. Do I have anything to worry about? Thank you.

  14. hi, my name is kristen. my b-day is 5/24/82, 2:14pm, odessa,tx. I’m not really sure what all this means,but i know I’m a gemini. I have heard that air signs will be hit the hardest by the eclipse, so to say the least, I’m concerned! any advise would be of great value. thank you.

  15. Hi Peter,

    I just came across your article on the impact of Solar Eclipse on Gemini Rising. I have a Gemini Rising, and having been trying my level best to get my academic career going, but its only been on status quo for the last few years. I also have a Saturn Return happening by next yearv(DOB: 11/12/982). Would the upcoming eclipse finally give me the energy that I need to push things through ?

  16. Hi Peter
    I’m born june 1, so it is going to be interesting to see what this eclipse will be a catalyst for. My sun is in 5th house. What’s your experience of eclipse conjunct natal sun?
    Thanks for your info 🙂

  17. Hi Peter,
    Brilliant piece on june eclipse thanks, makes really interesting reading.
    My question is: I am probably due to exchange on my new house on wednesday!!! is that a bad idea, should i try to shift it forward or backwards a day? we have had a month of delays as exchange should have happened weeks ago!
    I am virgo sun, leo rising, gemini moon, i dont know degrees, sorry.
    Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated! thanks

  18. I have no air, planet-wise. (Not counting a couple of vague asteroids.) This eclipse is in the exact degree (plus or minus a few minutes) of my empty 7th house cusp (aquarius) and my empty 11th house cusp (gemini). Saturn oppostion.

    Despite a whole lot of people feeling concerned… I can’t help but feel this infusion of air will be energetically spectacular. I’m thinkind focus both on a personal, but also on a community level.

    And the Cardinal t-square seems to be anchoring me.

  19. Hi
    DOB 31/5/1956 Place Nairobi, Kenya, Time of Birth 5.14 a.m. My main concern is personal life and how the eclipse is going to affect my family life.


  20. Well I dont know much about my chart
    My birth date is june 1 1964 Birth time 8:00 PM
    in a town called Kalkaska, Michigan.
    What can you tell me about this eclipse. I am feeling like it will be a good thing for me.

  21. I did find a chart but I am not knowledgeable enough to understand it
    Sun 11 degree Gemini 32 min
    moon 24 degree Aquarius 44 min
    Mercury 18 degree taurus 18 min
    Venus 6 degree cancer 37 min
    Mars 18 degree taurus 51 min
    Jupiter 11 degree traurus 57 min
    Satrun 4 degree pisces 54 min
    Uranus 6 degree virgo 05 min
    Neptune 15 degrees scorpio 48 min
    Pluto 11 degree virgo 37 min
    Ascendant 8 degrees Sagittarius 46 min
    Midheaven 0 degrees Libra 23 min
    Looks all over the heavens to me LOL
    What does it look like to you????

  22. God it was such a bad day yesterday!!!!! it felt like my head was going to explode!!!!
    I get a little confused about star signs theses days cause my mother goes by the Vedic system, is that the one most people use? is it just more acquire? would appreciate your opinion on what system to use. I’m a gemini Sun in cancer, moon in cancer and i think moon in venus in that system. But then again I could just be a leo august the 12th 1987 6.30ish. I definitely feeling like a gemini sun in cancer :]

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