The Gemini New Moon occurs at 11:40 am MST on Wednesday, May 28th at 7 degrees Gemini 21 minutes. Here’s the chart: GeminiNewMoon2014. Gemini is the sign of the Twins who symbolize the dual nature of our physical plane of existence here on planet Earth. This sign also reflects the natural law of polarity that exists in our time/space reality. Gemini is associated with the choices we’re often faced with between two or more equally appealing options as this is the sign of diversity and variety. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Gemini lives up to these qualities by being a ‘walking encyclopedia’ of knowledge. The usually know a little bit about almost everything!
Gemini also rules the left brain and its logical, linear, deductive way of thinking. Studying the surrounding environment, it labels and classifies phenomenal objects in order to understand the physical world. Ruled by Mercury, the ‘Messenger’ planet, Geminis never tire of learning one more fact, visiting one more website, attending one more workshop, making one more phone call, or reading one more book, text or email message! Consequently, Gemini regularly suffers from information overload, becoming overwhelmed with way too many facts – facts that often conflict with one another!
Interestingly, Mercury is at 29 degrees Gemini in the New Moon chart. The final degree of any sign signifies culmination. Planets at 29 degrees can achieve mastery and completion. Mercury now has the potential ability to KNOW, and to ultimately arrive at a thorough and accurate understanding of the facts of any given situation.
Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that Mercury goes retrograde for the second time this year during June. Thank heavens for Mercury retrogrades! This is because Mercury retrograde periods always help Gemini purge excess data and useless knowledge and balance predominantly left-brained logical thinking habits with right-brain intuitive thought processes. After all, our left brain is only half of our brain! Mercury retrograde is a time to integrate left brain and right brain; logic AND intuition.
Mercury will be retrograde from June 7th to July 1st. It will retrace its steps from 3 degrees Cancer to 24 degrees Gemini. This particular retrograde period will encourage a review of how we FEEL about ourselves, our home, our family and what we need in order to feel safe, secure and protected. It can reveal how our thoughts (Gemini) contribute either to an overall well-being or conversely to a consciousness of fear and doubt that creates emotional insecurities.
Neptune and Chiron in Pisces will also both go retrograde this month on the 9th and 20th respectively. While they’re coming to a ‘standstill’ before appearing to change directions in the heavens, their influence will greatly intensify. Retrograde until November 17th, Neptune helps us reflect upon the deepest levels of truth our beliefs allow. Its a time for spiritual reflection and development. Spiritual guidance and inspiration is always highlighted when Neptune stations retrograde or direct. Use this time to develop greater compassion for yourself and your fellow human beings. Reflect upon beliefs that are preventing a direct reunion with the divine source of creation. Chiron will be retrograde until November 24th. In Pisces, Chiron can either bring spiritual awareness that helps heal old wounds, or negative, delusional thinking that re-imprints a consciousness of victimization.
Neptune is currently at 7 degrees Pisces, exactly square (90 degree angle) the Gemini New Moon at 7 degrees Gemini. This planetary combination reflects the potential for facts and truths to become blurred, idealized, confused, obfuscated or even deliberately hidden or falsified. Illusions, delusions and deceptions will be far less troublesome if you allow your intuition to help you navigate through spin, scams and lies. Clearly it’s time to trust your intuition! Let it point the way to your personal truth and the information you need in order to evolve. Listening intently to internal messages will allow you to better recognize spiritual guidance and to receive new insights and understanding. These insights can be particularly helpful in healing those past wounds that may have left you feeling victimized.
Perhaps you’re ready to learn the following spiritual evolutionary lesson: If you experienced something in your life, your own consciousness co-created it. Over the last decade, quantum science has proven that consciousness creates reality. Although most of us have been culturally conditioned to blame the perpetrator for difficult things that happen to us, the fact is, we are each ultimately responsible for everything we experience in our reality. At a higher level of spiritual understanding there’s a realization that there’s really no such thing as a victim since we all co-create precisely what our Soul believes we need to experience in order to learn the lessons that will facilitate the evolutionary growth intentions our Soul has chosen for us in each lifetime. Seek to move beyond suffering over WHAT happened, and move on to understanding WHY it happened. All experiences are PURPOSEFUL. What are you learning in this life that would make sense of your experiences – especially those that were the most difficult?
The Ascendant of the United States natal chart is at 7 degrees Gemini and natal Uranus is rising at 8 degrees Gemini! Under this month’s Gemini New Moon it’s likely that we’ll continue to experience upsets and breakthroughs relative to old ideas, opinions and perspectives, particularly thoughts about power and powerlessness. Our country is also continuing to be greatly impacted by the current Grand Cardinal Cross at mid-degrees (12 to 14) of the four cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) since our natal Saturn is at 14 degrees Libra square our natal Sun at 12 degrees Cancer. This once-in-our-lifetimes planetary configuration is associated with the enormous social, cultural, economic and political transformations many nations are undergoing. Shocking and surprising new information will likely be revealed this month that continues to change our self-image and identity as a nation, ultimately leading to changes in goals and policies.
So expect more bombshell revelations! Neptune rules many things including oil and gas, religious ideologies and organizations, film and videos, drugs, chemicals and the pharmaceutical industry, water, art, music, psychology, mental health and ill-health, infectious diseases, fraud, theft, prisons, scandals and spying. Watch headlines this month for stories on these and other topics especially ongoing releases of information regarding NSA spying, continuing struggles over ‘Net Neutrality, spread of the the MERS virus and increasing water shortages. Oh and expect more than a few deceptions and lies to be spun by the media and those in power who frankly don’t want changes or reforms to in any way affect their status quo.
The Sun and Moon are trine (120 degree angle) Mars in Libra (recently direct after a long retrograde from March 1st to May 19th). This celestial pattern reflects the growing energy available to actively begin new projects and implement plans that have been on hold since early March. Many new ideas are being ‘seeded’ into personal and collective consciousness now. Don’t just think about them, act on them!
Working harmoniously through Libra, the sign of relationships and equality, Mars trine the Sun and Moon in Gemini also support new directions in relating and relationships. An example of this energy is reflected in newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent invitation to attend his upcoming inauguration to his country’s long-time arch enemy Pakistani leader, Nawaz Sharif. Compromise, collaboration, sharing and mutual respect is on the rise worldwide, despite what the media would have us believe. Meeting others halfway and treating everyone equally will ensure greater harmony, fairness and justice for all. A quote I recently read sums up the evolutionary imperative of these extraordinary times perfectly. It said, “There is no way to peace; peace is the way.”
Unfortunately, Mars in Libra is also finishing up an inconjunct angle (150 degrees) with Neptune in Pisces. Sadly, this astrological aspect was reflected in the latest mass shooting (Mars rules men, guns and anger) by a mentally ill (Neptune) young man who killed six people in Isla Vista California in an insane act of revenge. He held deep and long standing grievances against other men he felt superior to and against women for rejecting his sexual advances denying him the pleasures he felt he was entitled to as the ‘alpha male’ he perceived himself to be. Perhaps gun safety legislation mandating background checks for ALL gun purchases that failed last year will be resurrected and finally succeed now that Mars is moving forward once again.
June offers all of us the opportunity to either increase mindless ‘busy-ness’ or a chance to calm our increasingly overwhelmed and overloaded minds. Take time this month to simply be still and quiet. Spend more time in nature, by water, listening to soothing music or creating art. Make time for mindful meditation and prayer to enjoy and maximize the mind-changing benefits of this Gemini New Moon!
This article is a brief summary of my live presentation/analysis of the New Moon chart in an approximate hour-long audio recording that includes dates/descriptions of significant upcoming astrological aspects for the month. The audio recording is available on CD or mp3 file formats for $15. Contact me if you wish to purchase the audio recording.
The Cancer New Moon is on June 27th at 1:08 am MST!
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