The Gemini new moon has a vibration of spiritual uplifting yet at the same time can denote sorrow for that which is beyond our grasp to understand or control. You can tap into the planetary energies of the new moon until the full moon on June 13th when there is another shift. Two planets are changing signs today: Venus is at the last degree of Aries, shifting into Taurus, and Mercury is entering Cancer.
This new moon message is that all of life changes, we shift, we change, what we wanted once may no longer be of value as before. What we thought of before may not be what we think now.
The new moon is exactly connected to Neptune, same degree by a square, which is tension. Neptune is ephemeral as well as spiritual, pulling us to see what is not in this world of our daily material existence. Neptune wants us to see behind the invisible curtain into another world, the world of creativity and energy. Neptune can also cloud our judgment, allowing us to live in a bubble and believe or think only what we feel safe or have conditioned ourselves to think is true.
The Sabian symbol for the new moon is “Aroused Strikers Surround A Factory” What is the factory of your life and where do you want to go on strike? What makes you mad enough to stand up against oppression?
How to work with this new moon
Take a few moments to still the mind and meditate on the transient nature of all that is.
Allow your mind to be quiet and still, then open the channel to information that is new and not rehashed thoughts from the past.
Journal what you want to learn about and discover
Where in your life do you feel that you could have an alternative life, your twin that isn’t there would be living?
What puts you in a state of confusion where you let time go by and wonder what happened?
What circumstances in your life would you rather not have to think about and have a state of denial, (large or small) about?
What is shifting in your life around people, places or things that you used to like or want in your life and no longer have the same charge around them?
Get in touch with your thoughts and notice how they are ever changing. Journal how your thoughts impact your emotions and how your emotions impact your thoughts. Be conscious and aware.
Listen to a guided meditation, especially fruitful now are guided meditations with affirmations.
At each moment the planets and how they align offer us opportunity to develop and express ourselves according to the vibrational energy of the moment. In fact our charts are a moment set in time that we spend our lives developing those potentials. June offers much in healing, contemplation, and integration between our thoughts and feelings. The month begins with Ceres, newly classified as a dwarf planet, moving direct. Ceres is the principle of nurturing, ruling over food production. Be on the lookout for news about food production, prices and controversy. Mercury is either in its shadow or retrograde the whole month of June, moving from early degrees of Cancer back into the sign it rules Gemini. How we think about life, and what we want to know and learn are important key points. Neptune moves retrograde once a year and creates a very powerful laser beam of all things Neptune at this time. Connecting to what is important in your life around the areas that Neptune rules will help move forward the manifestation you seek in those areas. Your meditation practice, creative ventures, acceptance and release of negative events, photos, film, water, yoga, dissolving rigid attitudes and ways of being are all under the Neptune umbrella.
This would be a time to honor the Neptune areas of your life that you want to develop or get back into.
Do you long to go swimming? Ocean vacation? Learn how to take dynamite photos or film? Get into a yoga and meditation routine? The days around Neptune station is the time you will have the help and support of Neptune to motivate you and put it into motion.
The full moon in Sagittarius is a fun and adventurous time to step out and express your freedom to be you. The need to know is strong, let go of preconceived opinions and open your mind to universal truths and knowledge.
Chiron retrograde and the Cancer solstice chart and tied together by one day. This time furthers the dynamics of releases past hurts and allowing for emotional peace and centeredness. There is a deep stirring of frustration or even anger associated with the ingress chart as the Moon in Aries conjunct Eris will bring to light areas in your life that you feel you have been shut out. Sometimes it is from a promotion you deserved, other times injustice and inequality, but most of all, feeling diminished by circumstances that have blocked your ability to life the life you want. The key given from the planetary alignment is to keep reconnecting with what is most important in life. Deep below the surface, when all is said and done, what is the more important to you than everything else. Connecting with that emotion and holding it deep inside and allowing it room to be and expand will change your life. The frustration will dissipate and motivation to do what is need to have what is most important in your life will replace hurt and anger.
The new moon in Cancer on the 27th furthers the solstice energy to get on with life. Mars is exactly opposite Uranus electrifying the desire to move forward. When one is not centered in your hearts priority then there is a scattered attempt to do too many things at once leading to an uncomfortable feeling of jarred nerves. The Mars Uranus opposition on the solstice happens to be within one degree of the upcoming lunar eclipse in October. Journal what you did today and you will be surprised when October roles around how the events tie together.
When you listen to the whispers of the universe along with your inner hearts intuition then you will be able to connect with the flow of the energy to move towards your dreams and goal with less struggle and with more ease.
June 1st Ceres Direct at 18 degrees Libra
June 7th Mercury retrograde at 3 Cancer
June 9th Neptune retrograde at 7 Pisces
June 12th/13th Full moon in Sagittarius, 22 degrees
June 20th Chiron Retrograde 17 degrees Pisces
June 21st Summer Solstice (or winter solstice for those down under)
June 23rd Venus enters Gemini
June 27th Cancer New Moon at 5 degrees.
May begins with the Sun in steady Taurus and the moon in ‘ I have lots of ideas’ Gemini yet continuing the message from the recent solar eclipse in Taurus with the grand cardinal cross of being pulled in many direction. The energy of the solar eclipse that occurred on April 29th will be felt until the Sun moves into Gemini on the 20th.
Be conscious of where you feel opposing forces or possible directions in your life. For some it will be life altering choices, such as choosing a different career path, for others about relationship, and still others in the various multitude of decisions of life whether it is where to go on vacation, where to send the kids to summer camp or what to do first on any given day.
Venus enters Aries on May 2nd giving a boost to compel you to go after what you want. Mercury enters Gemini on May 7th. Mercury rules Gemini, being in the sign it rules is a good time to update phones and computers or take car of matters that concerns communication devices and even travel machines, for most of us, that is our cars.
May 10th the Sun makes its yearly opposition to Saturn, revealing the differences between our hearts desires and the practicality, and the work needed to have it. On May 11th, Mother’s day, Venus and Mars are opposite. This symbolizes the polarity between what we desire, Venus, and what we are willing to do, Mars, to have it. If your relationship is on rocky ground, problems will be apparent around this time. You may also experience other people wanting you to adopt or accept what they value or think is important and act upon it as they would. Stay in your place of peace, truth and non judgment as this too shall pass.
The full moon in Scorpio is on May 14th at 3:16pm EDT, although you will feel the intensity build for a couple of days. The Full moon between Taurus Sun and Scorpio moon is always deep emotional time, yet this year the universe is sending along a Venus Pluto Square with it to reveal issues of control, or manipulation in relationships to be healed and released. With Venus in Aries conjunct Uranus freedom to be oneself and not conform to a cookie cutter pattern of what a person should want to have in their life is apparent.
Mars moves direct in Libra on May 19th. It has been a long sojourn for Mars in Libra, intensifying relationship issues and clumsily looking to bring balance and harmony to partnerships.
May 20th the Sun moves into Gemini, a breath of fresh air as ideas of possibility multiply. Time to gather together your reading list for the next few months and stock up on your favorite books and magazines. Communication that needs to be addressed can get a head start. The Gemini cycle is an annual check up time to look over your vehicle and transportation to be road ready for when the mood strikes you to visit friends and different places.
The new moon in Gemini on May 28th at 2:40pm EDT has a very strong Neptune influences, impractical ideas invade the mind, yet the creative function of impracticality begins the process to stretch the boundaries of what is known and accepted to go beyond limitations.
Venus moves into Taurus the day of the new moon @ 9:45pm where she is content. Now is a time you can find yourself splurging on something you want and desire. Venus in Taurus wants quality that will last and for you to have something that brings you a feeling of abundance and fulfillment.
Mercury enters Cancer on the 29th of May, a more intuitive expression of thinking, and even going to the roots of how your thinking was formed and impacted from your early childhood years. Communicating with family members, and friends from the past is more prominent with Mercury in Cancer.
The month ends with the Moon in Cancer and the Sun trine Mars, a gently push to stop complaining about what isn’t right in your life and get on with what you can do.