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Compared to the intensity of the past few moons this New Moon provides some welcome light relief! The energy of the recent Cardinal Grand Cross is now waning and the Pluto Uranus square won’t be back until October, so we have a respite from the transformation, upheaval and crisis that comes along with it. It has brought some amazing shifts and growth but it is nice to have a bit of a breather! New Moons are a time in the month when seeds are planted and whatever is going on at this time will tend to set an energetic ball rolling which will play out over the course of the month. It is an ideal time to set some conscious intentions for ourselves, which also involves thinking about what we need to leave behind in the dark of the moon. It is a time of new beginnings and you can’t have a beginning without first having an ending. In order to move forward and grow we have to let go of certain patterns, behaviours and habits which no longer serve us. This is an ideal time to release and renew!
The Sun (our conscious will) and the Moon (our unconscious, instinctive self) are forming their monthly union in the versatile, communicative and curious sign of Gemini. Gemini is represented by the Twins, Castor and Pollux, one of whom is mortal and the other who is immortal. As such we have two ways of looking at things; from the higher, infinite, soul perspective or from the more human, finite perspective. A Gemini can often be found in two minds because of this ability to see things from more than one angle. Gemini is a very inquisitive and sociable sign and loves collecting information so he can pass it on to others. Communication is a big part of the Gemini experience and helps us to connect with other people of like mind, though taken to the extreme can mean gossiping or superficial chatter. Gemini is incredibly adaptable and malleable and makes an amazing mimic, though taken too far can mean that he loses himself through trying to be what he thinks other people want him to be. An important part of this New Moon could be recognising how we might sacrifice our true selves in order to fit in or make other people comfortable.
Gemini possesses a lightness of being and a playfulness which makes him a delight to be around. He likes to keep himself busy and bores easily if he doesn’t keep up his interactions with the environment. As such, Gemini season can be fairly fast paced, with more social interaction and communication than usual. It is important for us to embrace the spirit of Gemini around this time and remain open and inquisitive, asking a lot of questions. It is a good time to connect with other people and empower ourselves with information. This New Moon is a wonderful opportunity to contemplate how we might hold ourselves back through negative thought patterns and outworn beliefs. No one knows better than Gemini how powerful the mind is; the way we think has such an amazing effect on the nature of our reality. What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve! The more we think something, whether it be positive or negative, the deeper it goes into our consciousness and influences our whole life, body and soul. This could be an amazing Moon for reprogramming our minds and creating new, positive thought patterns to help transform our lives in a positive way. It truly is amazing the power we all have to change our lives. All it takes is being aware of the way we think.
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is forming a lovely, flowing aspect to Venus during this Moon which will help us to communicate with each other in a kind and harmonious manner. It should keep our interactions quite light hearted, caring and pleasant and will help us to compromise and clear up any misunderstandings with our loved ones. This combination definitely makes us feel more positive and sociable and could be really good for networking and making new friends. The two planets are both at the end of their signs, getting ready to shift into another sign. This could bring a sense of completion.
Mercury is about to leave Gemini and move into sensitive, feeling, emotional Cancer, so our thinking is likely to become more subjective and coloured by our emotions. We should also be able to reach each other on an emotional level when we speak or write. Mercury is also getting ready to go retrograde, so we have that to look forward to! Venus is about to leave impulsive, spontaneous and forthright Aries and move into her own sign of Taurus, where she is very much at home. Venus in Taurus is very sensual and enjoys the earthly pleasures such as sex, nature, food, touch and physical closeness. She is capable of true devotion and is very faithful and loyal. This could be a good time to enjoy the physical pleasure of life and show our love in tangible ways.
Mars in Libra is forming a lovely, flowing aspect to the Sun and Moon which will also help to open us direct, open and honest communication within our relationships. This will allow us to speak our minds and get our point across in a palatable way. Mars will also give us the courage, motivation, energy and drive to act on our desires and we should be feeling pretty good about ourselves and life during this Moon. It is definitely a good time to set some positive intentions that we can then also act on.
The only challenging aspect to this New Moon is from Neptune in Pisces, which could leave us feeling a bit lost, confused and quite open. Neptune is the master of illusion and deception so we might have to deal with deceit, whether it is ours or others. Possibly we are lying to ourselves about something, or wearing rose-tinted spectacles which allow us to ignore the facts and dwell in a fantasy land of our own making. Possibly we are in denial about something. Neptune can definitely make things quite unclear and leave us not exactly knowing where we are going or why. He can also open us up so wide that we become overwhelmed with compassion and empathy. He is not the best at boundaries! This New Moon could be a really good time to meditate or practice mindfulness. If we feel confused, lost or unclear it may be a good opportunity to stop and listen to the whisper of our soul, because we do know the answers deep inside. Neptune and Pisces represent the right brain which is very intuitive and imaginative and connects us to all that is, while Gemini is the left brain and helps us makes sense of whatever our come up with and turn it into something tangible. In an ideal world we should have a nice balance between the two. Neptune is also about to go retrograde, so his energy is amplified at the moment. This is a good time to be still, turn in and listen to our hearts.
This is definitely a throat chakra centred New Moon. It seems like an ideal time to contemplate changing the way we think about things. If there is something that you have been dealing with for a while now but you don’t seem to be getting anywhere with it, the Moon could be the perfect time to consider a different way of approaching it and come up with a new set of thought patterns. What we think and say has such an enormous impact on our emotional and physical reality. We all have a whole host of negative thoughts and beliefs running in the background that we are not even aware of. This could be an amazing opportunity to empower ourselves by, quite literally, changing our minds. At the same time we should use this time to be very aware of how we communicate with others. Gemini season is a very social and communicative time when we have a lot more interaction with the outside world and indeed our loved ones, so it is important to make sure we speak our truth in a sensitive and empathetic manner. Certainly the way we think and communicate will come under scrutiny during this Moon and it is important that we are clear about both. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool if used correctly and can be so very destructive if used without conscious awareness. We have so much more power than we realise!!