New Moon in Gemini; Refining Our Message

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The New Moon in Gemini on Monday, June 3, 6:01am EST offers an opportunity to refine.

When the Moon and Sun join forces in the New Moon window it’s an invitation to refresh, renew, plant new seeds. This New Moon in Gemini is all about sowing seeds to cultivate our voice; a call to tune in to the deeper message of what wants to be communicated through us.

Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the messenger. Mercury, in our astrological birth chart represents how we think and communicate; what we’re meant to give voice to.

Mercury reminds us that the infinite variety of voices and intellectual styles have equal weight; each deserves a seat at the table; that communication is multifaceted, that listening is as much of an art as speaking.

Mercury is about the power of the word. Spoken and received. It’s about using language as art to inspire, as a tool for making change, making magic, creating beauty and connection, expanding our vision, caring for each other, deepening our devotion, for liberating ourselves and others and getting things done.

Mercury is the force behind our unique voice; how we cultivate it and how we use it. Mercury reminds us that our words have potency and to use them wisely.

Mercury rules the gates between worlds. Through its expression in the god, Hermes Mercury says: “As above so below. As within, so without.” Mercury offers us an invitation to co-create with the Universe and all life on Earth.

Every New Moon has its own unique flavor depending on the sign of the moon and its interaction with other planets. This New Moon in Gemini is going to be strongly infused with the energies of both watery Neptune and fiery Jupiter.

Neptune, the planet of dreams, visions, mystical ecstasy, our interrelatedness to all beings is inviting us to tune in to the deeper message of what wants to come through us.

Neptune asks us to defy the lie of separation; to dissolve certainty, to embrace our collective reality, to merge, to diffuse our awareness a bit, to let go of what we think we know so that a new vision can emerge.

Neptune asks us to loosen our grip on tightly held beliefs, to let go into the flow, to explore in the mists of not knowing.

To trust in the power of compassion.

To float in the sea of love.

Jupiter, the planet of enthusiasm, curiosity, philosophy, and vision questing brings all of that to the mix.

Jupiter asks us to expand our vision of what we think is possible, take an eagle’s eye view of our circumstances and take the road less traveled.

Astrologer Caroline W Casey says of Jupiter: “We supplicate Jupiter through generous offerings and by praying, ‘Open my path before me and grant me the opportunity to be of maximum good in the world.’”

This New Moon is a great time to hit pause, go offline, breathe deeply, steep in nature, get curious and playful, cue some Van Morrison and step into the mystic.

I’m heading to the mountains.

But first I’m going to do a little spring cleaning.

This portal is also an ideal time to clean house on what blocks our voice and keeps us isolated; to purge any fear-based loops of limiting thoughts and negative beliefs so that we can actual hear and listen to what wants to come through.

I have a simple (often used!) ritual for that:

A biodegradable notebook is great for this.

Sit.

Observe.

Write them down. (the fears)

Read them aloud.

Burn them.

Offer the ashes to fresh running water.

Then play.

Go to the beach or climb a mountain.

Get expansive.

Breathe deeply and feel the wind on your skin.

Ask for a vision or a mantra.

Once received, give thanks.

Hold it in your heart.

Embody it.

Then, give it voice.