This is the second Solar Eclipse of the year. Here is what I wrote about this in my Overview for 2011:
The Solar Eclipse of June 1 heralds a new series of lessons for us since it occurs in Gemini. The Lunar nodes are moving from Cancer/Capricorn to Gemini/Sagittarius. Yes, that's right, these points in space move "backwards" through the Zodiac. They are established by two intersecting "spheres" formed from the orbital paths of the Earth around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth. Where those two orbits intersect is the time, every 6 months, where the Sun, Moon and Earth line up with one another. This is what allows for there to be the phenomenon of the Moon's shadow passing across the Earth (Solar Eclipse), or the shadow of the Earth passing across the Moon (Lunar Eclipse).
The June 1 Gemini Solar Eclipse is saying that in order to use this new release of energy that comes at a New Moon, you will first have to go back and repair, correct or finish some aspect of your thinking. Gemini rules intelligence, but true intelligence is founded upon critical self-awareness. Just having the "right" answer does not make you spiritually intelligent; the real issue is are you asking the right question?
At a "normal" New Moon you get a release of new meaning, a new dispensation of energy, to inspire and inform the next step in your continuing unfoldment of spiritual potential. But during the Eclipse New Moon a shadow (the past) falls upon you. There is a need to work out some old karmic lesson before you can move forward. The shadow represents something hidden; or a blind spot in your awareness that obscures the message of the New Moon.
One of the principle gifts of Gemini is in the adaptability of your mind; you possess a unique faculty that allows, even encourages you to consider alternate points of view or perspectives. But even so you develop patterns or habits of observation, assessment and determination. You encounter an event, phenomena or individual and "classify and type" it or them. If this is done too often without being subject to self-reexamination, blind spots will develop. You will fail to see what is really before you. You get stuck in your more limited or biased point of view and errors will be made...You need a re-boot!
Think of the Eclipse as an opportunity to do just that. It is a very visual reminder that although you believe that you have perceived something "truly", you have also, inevitably, fallen into error because your perceptions are limited...you have a "blind spot".
You need to shift your perspective, challenge your assumptions and shine the light of your mind from another angle. Remember, your point of view is like a very bright light illuminating the matter before you while also creating a very strong shadow, (what you do not perceive). You need to move your mind/light to another angle so as to reduce the shadow.
Think of this New Moon as a new beginning in your way of observing the world around you. Challenge yourself to look at your life from a different or alternate set of assumptions. See what you might have been missing; celebrate some new discovery or point of awareness. Ask a question; ask again, but from another point of view. And repeat.
Remember, always approach your world with wonder...question everything! You will be amazed; you will be amazing.