The Gemini New Moon happens June 4th at 7:59 pm MST/PDT at 14 degrees Gemini 53 minutes. Here’s the chart: GeminiNewMoon2016.
Gemini is the sign of the Twins, which represent the dual nature of reality on our planet. This air sign also reflects the mind and its two hemispheres. Specifically, Gemini is associated with the left-brain and its capacity for processing information in a logical, linear and deductive fashion. It’s opposite sign, Sagittarius, rules the right brain and intuitive, conceptual and abstract thought processes. While the left brain deals with words and logic, our right brain deals with images, imagery and imagination. Together, the two hemispheres comprise the whole brain, which is symbolized by Pisces. Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces are three of the four mutable signs. The fourth mutable sign is Virgo which represents reality. More on mutable signs later…
Gemini gathers and disseminates information so this sign is also associated with learning, thinking, knowledge and communicating. It rules thoughts, writing and speech. It rules the mind. It rules words.
Renowned symbologist Joseph Panecek explains further…
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1.1
“In the beginning all was still. Nothing existed but unmoving and eternal Divinity. Everything that ever would be, and could be, was asleep within Divinity. Then something happened: The Mind of Divinity (the Hermetic Nous) “spoke The Word“. And, in that instant, time, matter, the cosmos, and duality sprang forth. Duality can only exist in the realm of matter; and duality is expressed, numerologically, by the number two. The Twins of Gemini symbolically reflect this truth.”
“Nothing happens until something moves. Creation myths from all parts of the world tell of a Breath, a Spirit, or a Bird (which is often the symbol for Spirit) that passed over the dark, still, and deep primal waters of Chaos which represents the Great Subconscious or Void. This caused the primal waters to “stir”; to move; to vibrate. This initial ‘stirring’ was the first cause in the act of Creation.”
But what do these creation myths mean? And, what hidden lesson do they impart to us? The lesson we can learn from creation myths is this: Thought creates matter; the unseen creates the seen; what can be imagined can be manifested. All great inventions, innovations, and ideas were first a thought imagined within someone’s mind. This thought was then acted upon. This action resulted in the creation or manifestation of that initial thought.
We are all children of Divinity made in the image of the Divine Creator. Therefore, we all have the “spark” of Divinity within us. This “spark” enables us to also create whatever we choose to create by simply using our imaginative minds. Our imagination is what enables us to delve into the deep, dark waters of the great subconscious where everything that is, and ever will be, already exists in un-manifested form. In quantum scientific terms, this is reflected by wave theory where ‘waves’ reflect ALL potential possibilities or realities in the unmanifested state. All it takes to manifest a specific reality is a focus on that specific reality. When we determine whatever it is that we wish to manifest, and focus our attention on it, it is pulled from the un-manifested, out of the great subconscious of all that is, and brought into the world of matter.
Quantum science now knows that the process of focusing attention on a specific possibility out of the field of infinite possibilities changes ‘waves’ into ‘particles.’ A simple TV analogy can help to explain this manifestation process. Think of waves as reflecting the entire array of television programming available at any given time. Now think about choosing to tune into a specific channel. Once you do so, that choice collapses a certain wave potentiality into a particle which correlates to a singular specific program, or one reality out of an infinite variety of realities.
It’s important to understand Gemini’s association with thoughts and words because both generate energetic frequency brain waves. Thoughts and words ‘vibrate.’ The sayings, “Energy manifests” or “Energy flows where attention goes” or “Thoughts are things” reflect the natural law mechanism of creation or manifestation. What we imagine and what we think about ultimately manifests in our reality. The emerging science of consciousness has definitively proven this to be true. Quantum scientists now know that human consciousness influences, alters and ultimately creates realities. More on this later…
This Gemini New Moon is part of an extraordinary Grand Mutable Cross. A Grand Cross is a celestial configuration comprised of four or more planets that occupy ALL four signs of an astrological ‘modality.’ There are three modalities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. A Mutable Grand Cross is made up of planets in all of the mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Currently, the Sun, Moon and Venus are in Gemini and Mercury enters Gemini on June 12th. Jupiter and the Moon’s North Node are in Virgo, retrograde Saturn in in Sagittarius and Neptune and the Moon’s South Node are in Pisces. The Mutable signs reflect the energy and intention of adaptability, flexibility and CHANGE. A Grand Mutable Cross carries the maximum intention and potential for change. The intention ‘seeded’ in the Gemini New Moon is to CHANGE OUR MINDS – LITERALLY!
In order to better understand what changes may be coming, we must look at each mutable sign individually, and the planet(s) currently occupying that sign, and then put them all together in the totality of the Grand Mutable Cross.
Let’s begin with Gemini. As mentioned earlier, Gemini rules the mind and all the ways its gathers and disseminates information. So this sign also rules communication, both spoken and written, and accordingly, communication devices of all kinds. With the Sun, Moon and Venus all in Gemini now, joined by Mercury later in the month, it’s time to seriously think about and discuss necessary or desired changes.
Venus rules what we need to survive – primarily resources and relationships. We all need food, clothing and shelter. And, we all also have unique personal needs that align with our own evolutionary growth intentions in the current life. Additionally, we each have unique gifts, skills, talents and natural abilities or what I like to call our own special ‘toolkit.’ Focus on what you have of value – your own natural resources and think about what you can do to further develop these personal resources. Think also about new ways you can share or offer your talents to others who will find them valuable because they can help them to meet their own personal needs. Doing so will enable you to better garner the resources that you need. Venus also rules the psychology of LISTENING. So listen up! What others have to say and share may be just what you need to hear or have.
On a global or collective level,with all this Gemini energy activated, we can expect numerous announcements, disclosures and exposures of important information from sources of all kinds. Since Gemini also rules the media, perhaps significant news events will not only be reported by them, but perhaps also be about them! Clearly, the corporate owned US media needs to change! The bottom line is that an abundance of information, knowledge, facts and data will be forthcoming. The specific info YOU need to make necessary changes in your life will be among the plethora of messages coming your way so pay attention!
Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini, is finishing up in Taurus and continues to be positively connected to both retrograde Pluto in Capricorn and retrograde Jupiter in Virgo (Grand Earth Trine) so research and digging deeply into the details of any given subject or situation are favored and well supported. Make the effort to acquire whatever new knowledge you need now. Seek out experienced people to discuss your ideas with and ask questions! Gemini embodies the quintessential behavior of three year olds who continuously ask questions and always wants to know ‘why?!’ Again, be extra mindful of ALL information coming your way over the coming weeks and months because knowledge will be THE FUEL that drives most upcoming changes.
It’s also worth mentioning that although Mercury just completed its second retrograde period of 2016 (April 28th to May 22nd) it will probably continue to feel like Mercury is retrograde over the entire Summer since the Mutable Grand Cross energy will also be part of the chart pattern for the Summer Solstice which reflects the entire Summer season. So expect information and ideas to be revisited, reformed, reviewed, rehashed, revised, refined, reworked, refuted, revamped, returned and even reversed. And be sure to double and even triple check important facts and figures especially those contained within contracts, read the fine print, and back up all your important data!
The next mutable sign is Virgo. Retrograde Jupiter continues it’s year-long transit through this sign (August 12, 2015 to September 9, 2016). Virgo rules workers, workplaces and jobs. Virgo is the archetype of crises. The purpose of crises is to alert us that something is not in alignment with reality and necessary changes and adjustments must be made in order to heal or resolve whatever is awry. Jupiter rules the principle of expansion. It always wants to understand greater and greater levels of truth. It rules beliefs, religions, higher education, philosophies and laws. What do you need to learn in order to improve your job or expand your success at work?
Globally, we can expect expanding and increasingly successful legal actions and worker protests against corporate interests like the strike against Verizon that saw 36,000 workers protesting in dozens of cities all across the US, and the ongoing employee strikes in France that have disrupted oil refineries, nuclear plants and transportation.
While job losses have occurred steadily over the past few decades, primarily due to technology advances and international trade agreements, these losses increased dramatically after the global economic crash of 2008. Recovery is still very much underway and sluggish in many countries including here in the US. Some believe even greater job and workplace changes are imminent. People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy, written by Robert McChesney and John Nichols, discusses the enormous changes coming as a result of the shift from a manufacturing to an information based, digital global economy.
They write, “Humanity is on the verge of its darkest hour – or its greatest moment.” The consequences of the technological revolution are about to hit hard: unemployment will spike as new technologies replace labor in the manufacturing, service, and professional sectors of an economy that is already struggling.
The end of work as we know it will hit at the worst moment imaginable: as capitalism fosters permanent stagnation, when the labor market is in decrepit shape, with declining wages, expanding poverty, and scorching inequality.
Only the dramatic democratization of our economy can address the existential challenges we now face. Yet, the US political process is so dominated by billionaires and corporate special interests, by corruption and monopoly, that it stymies not just democracy but progress.
The great challenge of these times is to ensure that the tremendous benefits of technological progress are employed to serve the whole of humanity, rather than to enrich the wealthy few. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the United States needs a new economy in which revolutionary technologies are applied to effectively address environmental and social problems and used to rejuvenate and extend democratic institutions.
Based on intense reporting, rich historical analysis, and deep understanding of the technological and social changes that are unfolding, they propose a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny—before it’s too late—and unleashing the real power of the Internet, and of humanity.”
This workplace revolution is by no means the only significant change on the horizon. Virgo also rules the environment and health matters. As environmental degradation and climate change continue to alter global weather patterns and disrupt the health and well-being of populations all across our planet, wars, floods, famine, massive refugee migrations and dangerous disease outbreaks are increasing. Here in the US, funding to address the threat of the Zika virus is bogged down in Congress. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders continues to campaign for a ‘Medicare for All’ expansion of health care to provide universal coverage to every American.
All life forms change and evolve in order to survive including micro-organisms. Infectious organisms, infectious diseases and the pharmaceutical drugs that treat infections are all ruled by the same sign. This brings us to Neptune and Pisces.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. In fact, the epidemic killed five times more people than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined. More than 21 months on from the first confirmed case recorded on 23 March 2014, 11,315 people have been reported as having died from the disease in six countries; Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the US and Mali.
The Zika virus which started in Brazil in 2015 prompted the World Health Organization to declare it a public health emergency of international concern in February 2016. Drug-resistant tuberculosis has also been on the rise over the past decade and last week, a ‘superbug’ resistant to ‘antibiotics of last resort’ was verified here in the United States. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/26/the-superbug-that-doctors-have-been-dreading-just-reached-the-u-s/
Clearly, we need to CHANGE our relationship to the environment and CHANGE the way we provide health care the world over. We may be approaching a time when our very survival depends upon these necessary CHANGES. The sooner, the better!
So WHY haven’t we made these crucially necessary changes and adjustments yet? Well, that brings us to Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn reflects the status quo, the ‘establishment,’ leaders, those in control and in positions of authority, governments, social structures and social institutions. Saturn rules Capricorn, the sign of Patriarchy, ambition, conformity, convention and established social norms. Anyone who has ever dealt with or worked for a government entity knows they are among the most bureaucratic of institutions and as such, inherently resistant to CHANGE! The status quo of Capricorn is reflected in this sign’s association with ‘crystallization’ which can actually undermine and prevent further evolution. In the natural progression of the zodiac, Aquarius, the sign of revolution, follows Capricorn and necessarily so!
While Pluto (evolution) in Capricorn precisely squared Uranus (revolution, transformation and CHANGE) in Aries seven times between 2012 and 2015, the r-evolutionary changes we’ve already witnessed over the last several years will indeed continue for several more years since the influence of these planets will take nearly a decade to unfold (2010 to 2020). Obviously the changes that have occurred are still too few and far too slow. The fact that Saturn (rules Capricorn) is currently in Sagittarius, the sign of religions and laws, may help us understand some of the reasons why these changes have and still are continuing to be mightily resisted by those in positions of power and authority.
Religious Papal Bulls collectively known as ‘doctrines of discovery’ dating back to the eleventh century and the beginning of the Christian Crusades, have provided justification for the persecution, destruction and enslavement of indigenous, non-white cultures throughout the world for centuries. Historically, these peoples have experienced powerlessness in the face of state efforts to deny their rights – to land, wealth, political franchise and in many cases to their very existence. Recent calls to rescind these Papal Bulls have been utterly ignored by Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/call-rescind-doctrine-discovery
Other religious teachings like mankind’s ‘dominion over’ (a distorted interpretation of ‘stewardship’) the natural world of plants and animals continues to justify raping the Earth for profit. So it’s not surprising that the world over, laws almost universally favor the interests of corporations over people, particularly indigenous peoples, even when there is overwhelming evidence of environmental destruction and widespread life-threatening pollution. The petroleum industry’s reckless business practices have destroyed countless communities and the agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto’s unabated manufacture of deadly pesticides have all but decimated bee, bat and butterfly colonies worldwide. The disappearance of these pollinator species increasingly threatens our global food supply.
And religious teachings like those found in the Bible’s book of Leviticus teach that homosexuality is evil. So it’s not surprising that the LGBTQ community continues to struggle for equal rights under the law in many countries. Remember that patriarchal man-made religions provide the moralistic values that underpin social norms and laws in nearly every country on the planet. So again, it’s not surprising that the sign that rules truth, belief systems, man-made religions and man-made laws, which underpin governmental legislative bodies and social justice systems, is in fact the source of ongoing resistance to many changes and adjustments that are necessary to bring about healing, improvement and resolution of so many of the crises we are currently facing all around the world.
Fortunately, Saturn in Sagittarius holds the apex position in the Spiritual T-Square that has for months reflected a growing urgency to review of and reflect upon belief systems. Collectively, humanity is co-creating and experiencing circumstances that are forcing us to THINK (Gemini) more deeply about what we believe (Sagittarius) and why we believe it, in order to discern (Virgo) if those beliefs are really true (Sagittarius) and aligned with actual reality (Virgo). Old beliefs are in fact dissolving (Pisces). And many unconsciously held beliefs are increasingly bubbling up to the surface of our individual and collective consciousness (Saturn and Capricorn). https://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2015/jul/08/how-can-we-fix-unconscious-racism
Now that the Spiritual T-Square has been expanded to the fullness of a Mutable Grand Cross, maximizing the potential and intention for evolutionary change relative to beliefs and truth, we have a historic opportunity to make important CHANGES. After all, beliefs underpin the quality of the consciousness that’s responsible for creating our realities. To CHANGE our realities, we must CHANGE the false and distorted beliefs that underpin our consciousness. This has perhaps never been more possible in our modern era than right now as both Pluto and Uranus support r-evolutionary changes in human consciousness at the same time Saturn in Sagittarius is compelling us to change our beliefs.
Going a bit further into this amazing astrological configuration, let’s look at some of the potential influences associated with the opposition (180 degrees apart) and square (90 degrees apart) aspects, or planetary connections within the Mutable Grand Cross.
The Sun, Moon and Venus in the Gemini New Moon chart are all opposite retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius. Mercury will follow suit later in June. Because Gemini and Sagittarius both rule honesty and dishonesty, expect important truths and lies to be revealed in the coming months. Saturn always teaches maturity, responsibility and accountability. Since this planet rules those in positions of power and authority, current leaders will increasingly be held accountable for their policy positions and votes. Citizens need to own up to their responsibility as well by choosing new leaders who tell the truth and rejecting those who obfuscate and twist the facts.
Simultaneously, the Sun, Moon and Venus are also square both Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Virgo. Virgo and Pisces deal with reality versus illusion, delusion and downright deception. Better to remove those rose-colored glasses now and see circumstances and people as they really are, rather than continuing to be in denial or fantasy-land about what’s really going on.
Since Virgo also rules crises, which happen for the purpose of alerting us to what’s awry, many will receive ‘reality-checks.’ These may come in the form of shake-ups and break-ups, especially regarding work or health matters, that occur to enforce necessary adjustments to situations or circumstances that are unhealthy, corrupt or otherwise dysfunctional to a degree that’s preventing progress or evolutionary growth and movement forward. For others, legal matters may force necessary change. And for still others, issues of beliefs or religious affiliation or experiences may be the source of revelation, insight or expanded awareness that bring meaningful changes. The Sun, Moon and Venus are also squaring the Moon’s Nodes in Virgo and Pisces. As each connects precisely with the Nodes, they’ll reflect the need to make choices that will either heal false, distorted or delusional thoughts and beliefs, or simply re-imprint the same old wounds they created in the first place.
Another major component of the Mutable Grand Cross is reflected in Saturn’s waning square to Neptune in Pisces. Saturn and Neptune have a 36 year cycle together. Their current cycle began in 1989. They are now three quarters of the way through that cycle and will experience this waning square aspect a total of three times: November 26, 2015, March 23, 2016 and June 17, 2016. Their current cycle began at 16 degrees Sagittarius – a point Saturn returns to in March and November of this year. It’s likely that whatever was happening in your life in 1989 will reach a significant turning point this year. Look back at what you were experiencing last November and this March for additional clues about how this Saturn/Neptune energy is manifesting in your own life.
Together, Saturn and Neptune represent the necessary dissolution of old beliefs so that new dreams of a higher spiritual nature can be realized. Fortunately, this connection creates an opportunity to replace false beliefs with a greater understanding of transcendental, universal beliefs and truths, like the fact that ALL human beings need and desire similar things like love, safety, health, respect and a purposeful, meaningful life. Of course we also need a healthy planet if we are to survive and ultimately thrive.
On a more mundane level, since Neptune and Pisces rule the seas, perhaps we will choose to effectively address climate change and the acidification of our oceans which is destroying marine life and habitats such as the Great Coral Reef. Since Neptune and Pisces also rule chemicals and drugs, we may also choose to change our energy policy away from oil embracing renewable, sustainable energy sources instead. And perhaps we will wake up and realize we need to pursue development of next generation antibiotics to treat disease worldwide.
Saturn/Neptune also correlate to the philosophical underpinnings of national political ideologies like capitalism, socialism and communism – topics that have been the subject of political headlines over the past year both here in the US as well as abroad. It’s time to get real about what’s true and what’s not true relative to these social and political organizing philosophies.
The Gemini New Moon reflects an extraordinary celestial pattern through the Mutable Grand Cross. The enormous potential for important and necessary change is available to us now. The $64,000 question is, “What will we choose to do with this energy personally and collectively?”
Evolution proceeds through the power of free will choices. Choices reflect the quality of our consciousness. Consciousness is underpinned by belief systems. ALL the elements of the Mutable Grand Cross symbolize both an urgency and an once in a lifetime opportunity to expand our understanding of the truth. And while some experiences of truth are quite personal – what’s true for you may or may not be true for me – truth also exists at a universal level – what’s true for everyone.
Reach as high as you can in the coming weeks and months for the greatest level of truth and understanding you can know. Pay attention to ALL the info coming your way and use your intuition to sort out what’s true and what’s not true. Listen effectively and keep an open mind. Be willing to entertain new ideas and new information even though they may challenge, upset or threaten your existing reality. It’s time to CHANGE our realities. In order to do so however, we must be willing to CHANGE OUR MINDS!
The Cancer New Moon occurs on July 4th at 7:01 am MST!
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