Get ready, this weekend we’re going to see one of the most spectacular celestial sightings the Universe has to offer.
Since theaters are closed, and Broadway is a bit far for most of us, catching a show has been something we haven’t been able to do lately. We’ve had to get all of our best entertainment from the skies, and this month, the show is about to step it’s game all the way up.
From supermoons to meteor showers, the night sky has been, well, stellar entertainment. This weekend, another incredible celestial event will hit: an annual “ring of fire” solar eclipse.
The event occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth align, but when the Moon is too far away in its orbit of the Earth to completely block out the Sun.
As a result, the outskirts of the Sun can be seen blazing around the Moon, creating an effect astronomers refer to as a ‘ring of fire’. The name ‘annular’ is derived from the Latin word for ring.
According to Forbes, this weekend’s new moon will block 99.4 percent of the sun at maximum, almost forming a total solar eclipse.
On Sunday, June 21, the annular solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Africa, Pakistan, India, and China, according to timeandate.com. Skywatchers in this area will be able to see the ring of fire. In south and east Europe and north Australia, a partial eclipse will be visible. Keep in mind that the sun can burn your retinas, so if you watch the solar eclipse in person, make sure to wear proper eye protection.
How Will This Solar Eclipse Affect Your Zodiac Sign?
This eclipse will occur in the Cancer sign as per Tropical (Geo-Centric method) Astrology. Let’s understand the weekly impact of this Solar Eclipse for all 12 Sun Signs.
ARIES – Solar Eclipse can create some positive aspects for Aries in terms of money, employment, and general opportunities. This time of the year usually is a thriving area for Aries. The time surrounding an eclipse may usher in both creativity and change for an Aries. This newfound creativity can result in a new ability to express yourself, but may also simultaneously feel as if your life is being turned upside down.
But fear not! This change is for the better, and a fresh start is coming. Be sure that you take advantage of both your fresh start and creative expression to change your life for the better.
TAURUS – Yyou’ll begin to see some major life changes under an eclipse. For a Taurus, these changes will be both necessary and beneficial—a solar eclipse will get you out of the rut you’ve dug for yourself in your family or romantic relationship situations. This is a time to take what you want. If you focus on your goals during this time, you may just achieve your dreams.
GEMINI – For you, change is going to look like new approaches to relationships, learning, and self-expression. This is a great time to start a new job, move to that new location, or to embark on that degree you’ve always wanted.
Now is the time for letting go of the past and forging ahead. Don’t let anything hold you back, and you’ll experience renewal and invigoration in all of areas of your life.
CANCER – There’s a chance of an increase in income, and your health will be moderately well, but there are chances of some unplanned expenses. You might not be able to control them even though they might be redundant. So be careful while spending your money.
Now is the time for you to finally find harmony and support at home—a big change for you. Use this newfound stability to go after all of the projects you’ve been wanting to work on, and you’ll find a new level of happiness.
LEO – Now is the time to get rid of those bad habits you’ve been trying for years to kick. This transition may leave you with the feeling that you’ve been swept up by uncertainty, but know this—it’s for the better. This is your chance to leave your negative habits behind and embrace something better.
VIRGO – Virgo’s will be burdened with responsibilities from their families, but in the end, you will handle it and make it all well. You might also lighten the mood and gain attention from your workspace because of your positive attitude. As the sun darkens, you’ll find yourself looking inward, kicking off an intensely introspective part of your life. You may not like what you find, but now that you’re finally slowing down and taking account of yourself, you can change things.
Don’t waste the opportunity—it’s not often you’ll get this chance.
LIBRA – You’re going to be completely satisfied at this time and wouldn’t worry much about anything. You will also spend money with regard to entertainment and other leisure things, but this will not indicate in a negative way, spending money on yourself is going to be quite positive.
If you’ve been foundering in life because of a lack of cooperation with others, now is the time to connect. Seek out those beloved people you’ve been putting off for various reasons, and get together. Talk out your issues and projects—you’re much more likely to solve them with a little help from those around you.
SCORPIO – It is an excellent time for monetary gains, and it will have beneficial outputs from any previous investments and jobs. It is also a great time to expand your family and will lead to positive production.
This might be an unpleasant experience, but as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, it’s time to deal. Get your affairs in order—particularly your financial affairs—and you’ll usher in some positive life changes that will last well into the next year.
SAGITTARIUS – This is an excellent time to form some new relationships and invest in them. Also, this is a time where you get some new insights related to your personal and professional life.
This is the time for personal growth. In fact, the eclipse will bring with it an irresistible desire to grow beyond your present boundaries, and to forge a new path through life.
CAPRICORN – This is that time where you are fulfilled spiritually and are quite positive and have gained peace in general. Working on any task with determination and good hard work will lead to favorable conditions.
First of all, you’re going to find new levels of support from those around you—people that you haven’t seen in ages will show up in your life, unannounced. And second, you may find yourself presented with new financial opportunities that involve others, such as joint loans or investments. Make shrewd use of this, and you’ll find yourself receiving a great return.
AQUARIUS – Ignorance and Neglecting attitude can backfire and can have a negative impact on you; this is the time when you need to maintain your cool and stay calm.
As an Aquarius, you’re inspired by the weird and the different. This period of unusual darkness will provide you with just what you need to jump-start a mind numbed by sameness.
PISCES – While you might feel infinitely industrious, you’re only human, and everything you have going on in your life is going to catch up to you eventually. Take some time to pay attention to your health, daily habits, and mental health. Think about the routines you go through each day, and weed out those that are unhealthy.
Above all, make a little room in your life for rest. If you don’t, you’ll have a much harder time achieving long-term success.
Remember, this solar eclipse is a time for closure but also for welcoming in the new. No matter what comes, take the time to be kind and respectful of yourself and your journey. It doesn’t matter if you feel you didn’t live up to the expectations of what you thought this year would be. It doesn’t matter if you had plans that never came to fruition. It doesn’t matter if you made mistakes along the way, for the time has come to forgive and release them all.