On June 3, 2019 (3:03AM PST & 6:03 AM EST) the Moon begins a new cycle in the inquisitive and perceptive sign of Gemini. The sign that is full of energy and loves to see, learn, experience, and absorb everything that comes along her path. She’s quick in her thinking and is wired to move through topics a million miles an hour. Ideas? She has plenty. Curiosity? It drives her. Confusion? She lives it. Boredom? She despises it. Words romance her and if she feels like it, she’ll use them to romance you, impress you, challenge you, spin you, entertain you, and inspire you. Her shadow creeps in when the chatter in her mind starts to consume her. If this happens then it’s not long before the tension spills over and Gemini finds herself depleted and needing to recover from extreme emotional exhaustion. In other words, she needs a release.
So what does this mean for this New Moon?
Usually we expect a New Moon to be a time to slow down, recoup, reset, and put forth some new intentions. However, this New Moon comes buzzing in with its ruler Mercury also in the sign of Gemini. So be ready for lots of mental stimulation, connectivity, plenty of words exchanged, and maybe some new ideas zipping around. Let’s also add to the mix that Jupiter is opposing this configuration so curiosity, movement, thoughts and external stimulation are turned up on high even more so than usual. Don’t be surprised if confusion sets in with so many thoughts all firing at one. In other words, let complexity exist and try to steer clear from putting any of your ideas into a box. After all your ideas aren’t here to be caged, so do your best to let them be free.
If you’re into writing, this is the perfect time to set some new intentions for a project that’s been brewing inside you. If you’re not really into that, then think about what adventure you might like to explore? Or maybe you could focus on an idea that has been swimming around in your mind? Or if there’s a specific topic or subject that you’ve been itching to study, then now is the perfect time to make that happen.
With all the information zooming around, just remember to stay in a place of curiosity. You might feel tempted to think you have it all figured out or that you already know ALL that you need to know about a particular transaction, idea, or situation. But Gemini is here to remind you that there’s always more to the story. Whatever you think you know it’s helpful to say, “yes, but there’s also more than that.” Let the “I don’t knows” stimulate you. Let them open you to new possibilities. Let them help you dream and create and let them inspire you to learn more about what you don’t know. Let them fill you with wonder and at the very least let them open you to a new perspective.
As I mentioned before, Mercury rules the sign Gemini and with Mercury also in Gemini right now we need to pay attention to the movements and patterns of this archetype. A little backstory that should satiate the Gemini vibes of this New Moon is that in Greek mythology, Mercury was also known as Hermes, messenger of the gods. The genius of Hermes is that he knows how to move through boundaries and if necessary he knows how to spin a story. Uh oh. That sounds like he’s a little bit of a trickster. Well, he is and sometimes he’ll tell a lie, but it’s more of an eloquent lie that somehow finds the loopholes, double binds, or half truths that help him move through the blocks. I should also add that he was perceived as being one of the most friendliest and one of the most generous givers. So don’t expect to put him in a box or label him as black or white, right or wrong – because as soon as you think you’ve figured him out, he’s sure to surprise you. His purpose is simply to make opportunity happen through the message he is here to convey. Luckily he has the goods, the inventiveness, and the skills, to do do just that. You just have to trust him. Yes, trust the trickster.
okayyyyy so what does this have to do with this New Moon?
Well If you’ve been feeling blocked in a certain area then let this Gemini New Moon unlock some locks or find some loopholes that open the door for you. Let the trickster show you a different side to the story that helps you see that things aren’t always as they seem. I do need to mention that Neptune is making a bit of a tricky appearance so there is an element of caution around trusting everything we see. The best thing you can do right now is have some fun with the information in front of you. Question it. Is it true? Is there a lie? What is the illusion? What is the dream? What is the half -truth? What’s the opportunity you’d like to receive? Is there a different side to the story? Be curious and play with these thoughts and let them help you discern whether or not you’re chasing a unicorn that certainly looks magical, but unfortunately isn’t completely real. So with that said, allow Neptune to inspire your imagination, spark your intuition, and dream deeply into what you’d like to create. It might help to know that the greatest gift you can access right now is your flexibility and your ability to be completely in the moment.
So let this Gemini Moon motivate you towards change, stir up some magical ideas, engage in both meaningful and surface dialogue, and stay open to the mystery that contains a mountain full of possibilities. If you feel like you’re spinning in circles or if you feel that unwanted anxiety is creeping in due to all the extra mental stimulation, then take a moment to breathe. Yes, return to your breath or at the very least find an activity that allows you to release all this pent up mental energy that's swirling around.
While we all might feel pulled during this New Moon to play with some new ideas, we will all experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Gemini is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Gemini. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]