KEY POINTS

  • This year's "ring of fire" solar eclipse will occur at approximately 6:52 a.m. EDT on Thursday
  • Astrologers advise people to avoid jumping to conclusions and let the universe reveal the things it has in store
  • For many people, eclipses are seen as good omens and a chance to celebrate and be happy

The upcoming solar eclipse on Thursday, June 10, is one for the books. At approximately 6:52 a.m. EDT, the moon and the sun will align and reveal what seems to be "a ring of fire" for viewers on Earth.

What makes this particular solar eclipse so special is the fact that it will coincide with Mercury Retrograde (when Mercury appears to be moving backward in its orbit). For astrology experts, this is a highly crucial time to channel one's energy in tune with the lessons we already know.

The upcoming solar eclipse will happen during Sagittarius and Gemini season. Because of this, astrologers believe the energy during Gemini season may leave you asking questions you already know the answers to.

Gemini is known for its curious nature and intellectual persona, which is why it's easy to get carried away during this time and jump to conclusions about certain aspects of our lives. According to Cosmopolitan, it's best to just let the universe reveal what it needs to without forcing any of our ideas into it. The key is to stay open and receptive during the upcoming solar eclipse.

Depending on one's star sign, June 10's solar eclipse also carries specific meaning for various people. If you're an Aries, for example, the upcoming celestial event is a sign for you to look back on your past encounters and reflect on how you have been expressing yourself.

Meanwhile, for Scorpios, the eclipse and Mercury Retrograde are said to bring money and offer the perfect opportunity to follow up on past expenses. It's possible that you may have been overcharged in some of your past purchases, so you might want to look into that, as per Cosmopolitan.

As for those who have Sagittarius as their star sign, the eclipse marks the chance to form new bonds with people and trust in the relationships you already have.

This Thursday's "ring of fire" has another significance for other people. Dr. Jeremy Brown, author and NIH leader, shared in a podcast with Tom Gjelten that eclipses are now generally perceived as good omens and are seen as reasons to celebrate. 

"Today, an eclipse is no longer seen as a threat, as an omen but as something to be celebrated. There is a consensus of opinion amongst the rabbis that an eclipse should be witnessed with joy and happiness and appropriate psalms and blessings," Brown said.

Christians also view eclipses as revelations of God's power. According to The Gospel Coalition, "Rather than a sign of impending doom, most Christians consider the religious significance of eclipses to be that they reveal the majesty of our Creator (Psalm 19:1)."

As for astronomer and minister Hugh Ross, it shouldn't be considered a coincidence that humans can witness great celestial events such as eclipses.

"I don't think it's an accident that God put us human beings here on Earth where we can see total solar eclipses," Ross said. "I would argue that God on purpose made the universe beautiful, and one of the beauties is a solar eclipse."

Whether you are a Christian or a big believer in astrology, this year's solar eclipse is something to look forward to. After all, it will only happen once this year! 

A sliver of the sun is seen just before the total solar eclipse as seen from Piedra del Aquila, Argentina on December 14, 2020 A sliver of the sun is seen just before the total solar eclipse as seen from Piedra del Aquila, Argentina on December 14, 2020 Photo: AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT