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We now have the New Moon in Gemini, planting new seeds for the month ahead. A New Moon represents the potential for the coming month and is an amazing opportunity to birth new energy and set intentions for the coming weeks. It is a very powerful time of the month, when the Sun (our consciousness and will)unites with the Moon (our unconscious, instinctual awareness), birthing a new energy and giving us a chance to leave whatever isn’t serving us behind in the dark of the Moon and start anew. We are living in exciting times and the pace is quite rapid at the moment, it being Gemini season and Gemini being a very curious sign who wants to know; to gather as much information as he can and pass it on to others. Mars is sitting right next to the Sun and Moon during this New Moon, creating more drive, passion and motivation to learn and communicate as much as we possibly can.
The Sabian symbol for this Moon is at 6 degrees Gemini “Frost covered trees against winter skies” which gives the impression that it might be a good time to pare away whatever isn’t important and to focus on the essentials. As it feels like the information has been coming hard and fast in recent times, with the pace quickening and life taking us for a ride somewhat, so maybe now is the time to decide what is really important to us and what needs to go. It is time to get back to basics and start from there. This is not time for superficiality, but rather is a time for going deeper.
Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, has just finished his retrograde cycle on the 11th of June and now is the time to digest all that we have learned during this time. This was an interesting retrograde cycle indeed, with much opportunity for looking back, rethinking, revisiting and tying up any loose ends which might have been left dangling. I know I have learned a massive amount in the past few weeks and have experienced many blasts from the past and revisiting old information that had been forgotten or left behind. It has been quite overwhelming in fact, so this Moon’s Sabian symbol does resonate with me, in that it is now time to strip down all that I have learned and get more of an understanding of the bare bones that lay beneath all of the information. Less is more.
The Jupiter Uranus trine has been building in recent weeks and will be exact on June 22, so its energy is very strong right now. This will definitely be adding to the atmosphere of excitement, because between the two of them they make us feel like anything is possible and bring the potential for us to blast through some blocks and release anything that may be preventing us from growth. This duo really has the potential to help us strip away anything that is stopping us from being absolutely ourselves and bringing our gifts into the world. Combined with the Gemini energy at the moment we could find ourselves brimming with lots of wonderful ideas and being very excited about releasing them into the world! We have opportunities abound for moving past any chains that bind us, but we have to be open and aware in order to make the most of them.
Saturn has just gone back into Scorpio for one last time, from June 14 until September 19. He is also forming a somewhat challenging aspect to the Sun and Moon for this New Moon. Saturn shines the harsh light of reality on whatever sign he is in, and in the case of Scorpio we are being asked to delve deep and recognise where we hold ourselves back from truly participating in life. This transit has the potential to bring up any fears we may have regarding intimacy and show where we are blocked, forcing us to face up to the not so pretty parts of ourselves that we find hard to admit or accept. This energy can force us to be brutally honest with ourselves.
We have yet another chance to do some serious soul searching and recognise where we might hold ourselves back from participating in the greater whole, whether that be through our intimate relationships, joint ventures, the community or humankind. When we enter into partnership with another we always run the risk of sacrificing a part of ourselves and Saturn could make us feel this quite acutely right now. Saturn in Scorpio could also highlight where we are prone to feeling powerless or vulnerable and to contemplate the whole concept of commitment to something bigger than ourselves. Obviously we need to go back in and explore some Scorpio themes. Saturn isn’t quite done teaching us lessons in this area, obviously! It’s time to dive deep beneath the surface and dig some more muck up!
The Sabian Symbol for Mercury, the New Moon’s ruler, is “Workmen drilling for oil”. This also suggests that it is time to go deeper in order to find what we are looking for. Much like the New Moon’s Sabian symbol, there is a sense of us needing to let go of anything that isn’t essential and to go beneath the superficial layers to find what lurks beneath. This is reinforced by Saturn going into Scorpio, asking us to look beneath the surface of our reality and face whatever we find there, even if we don’t like what we find. The Jupiter Uranus square definitely gives us the chance to release ourselves from our blocks so that we can really blossom and grow, but not without having a good understanding of how we hold ourselves back from all that we truly want for ourselves. You can’t break the chains unless you recognise what they are!