June 3, 2019
3:01 am Pacific, 6: 01 am ET, 12:01 pm GMT
In astrology, New Moons symbolise a new lunar cycle, and an opportunity to start new projects and to find the new layers of energy within to inspire you towards becoming a more authentic self. Actualising your dreams, hopes and aspirations align with the powerful energies of SheUniverse bringing potentialities through the creative soul work. The New Moon is your action call! You envisioned and now you shall manifest.
The New Moon in Gemini on the early morning of June 3rd brings the quality of alertness that is so characteristic for the sign of Gemini. There is so much more we want to do, see, and talk about. Gemini is quick, verbose, and hard to pin down. It is the mutable air sign which makes it communicative and changeable. In the astrological wheel, Gemini is positioned in the third house, in the eastern (related to self) and lower (representing inner) hemispheres. It completes the first quadrant, preparing the way for a new quadrant in Cancer.
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is at 27 degrees of Gemini, adding more mental exchange to the New Moon. Expect a stimulating time with a lot of active energy. Use the quality of fast-thinking to make plans, socialize, travel, make new connections, and get things done. Venus, at 23 degrees of Taurus, trines both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, bringing much needed grounding energy and also activating our social life. With all the mental stimulation you are more open to career enhancing opportunities.
Gemini is also about change and accomplishing things in a new way: test your ideas as you go along; try things in the spirit of fun and spontaneity, and if you are not satisfied, consider trying them again. Most importantly, focus on the here and now: be present, let the mental chatter flow out through your head, and choose what serves you, discarding the rest. If you feel restless, turn that feeling around, practice mindfulness, and become the observer of your own stream of consciousness. Engage at once both parts of your brain, the left one, analytical like Mercury in Gemini, and the right one, that allows you to see the bigger picture like Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Overcoming dualities of the mind is also supported as we go through the week. First Moon and then the Sun (on June 9) create a T-square to Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. With Neptune in the mix, it can be useful to guide our imagination towards the intentional visualisation. Listen to your dream world, tune in to the subtle signs and to the voice of your higher self; your goal is to dissolve the dissonance between the expansion of the mind and focus on what is here in the present, within our reach.
Finally, Mars is moving through Cancer and on June 13th it will conjunct the North Node at 18 degrees of Cancer. Soon after, Mercury will join to create the opposition to Pluto, Saturn, and South Node. Beware of passive aggression and anger outbursts. Mars in Cancer brings the energy of emotional expressions but it also struggles to be his usual assertive and direct self. You may hold onto unexpressed emotions from the past connected to your home, family life, and your mother. The activation of Mars can bring on emotional turmoil, so avoid the tendency to let your anger take over your conscious actions. Bring awareness and compassion towards your own feelings and others. Surrender your ego energies and you will be supported by the watery trine between Mars in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces at 18 degrees. Expect it to be an intense but potentially transgressive experience. When you become aware of your emotional blockages you are capable of reworking your own autobiography to actualise your present self – that Mercury conjunct North Node and Mars in Cancer. How you define yourself, and the stories you believe about your family past, inform your sense of reality. Open your heart and mind to see new possibilities. If we become what we believe in, then we are empowered to rewrite our destiny.
Yannanda, May 31th
Artwork by Richard F Kessler