The Gemini New Moon occurs on Tuesday, June 16th. A new Moon is the time to plant a seed of an intention and in Gemini, it has to do with how we use our minds.
We've been told our thoughts create our reality but even more true is that our beliefs create our thoughts and therefore reality. It all begins in the imagination!
After the Sagittarius Full Moon two weeks ago, we have to decide what we believe about life and the world. We are at a critical stage of human evolution, and we are being tested to see if we will take responsibility for our world. If you believe in the power of the imagination to create a paradise here on Earth, then you have to do your part in creating it by thinking with both sides of your brain.
The Gemini split is between the immortal and mortal twins, between right-brain imagination and left-brain rationality, between knowledge and information. If you're too rational, you'll get stuck in 'reality'. If you're too enmeshed in the unconscious world of feelings to articulate what you know, you get stuck in 'delusion'. The trick is to combine both. We have to learn to articulate what the unconscious is telling us, not stomp on it with demands for facts and figures. We have to learn to say things are 'this and that' rather than 'this or that'. When we can hold the tension of opposites within our minds, we will find the right answers.
Gemini deals with communication, travel, business, news, teaching and learning. Its ruler, Mercury, just resumed its forward motion, so whatever has been cooking in the unconscious wants to come out and play now. How can you communicate better? Who do you do business with? What do you need to learn or teach?
The Gemini New Moon falls on Tuesday June 16 th . The Sabian symbol for both the Sun and the Moon at 26* Gemini is: Frost-covered trees against winter skies. These are the archetypal forms of life, which are most evident in Winter and in the desert. We see the bones; we get down to the eternal essence of things. So we're called to plant an intention that asks for the essential journey, idea or thought form that holds our destiny. If you believe that you have a unique destiny, then asking for the essential Idea will start you on your way. Just have faith in yourself.
June 20 th is Summer Solstice, the sacred marriage of Heaven and Earth, when the Sun King marries Mother Earth. The northern hemisphere gets the most daylight hours now and the Earth is fertile and growing more abundant every day. Gardens are blossoming and offering us the first taste of their delights. (and to those of you down under--Happy Winter Solstice!)
With the Moon in Leo along with Venus and Jupiter, this is going to be a great weekend to celebrate with art, music, theater and sacred ceremony. My sister priestesses and I are leading a Solstice ritual where we'll be renewing the energies of the Divine Feminine's holy Grail of life-giving waters as well as renewing and re-forging the Divine Masculine's Sun Sword of Light, Truth and Justice. Once they are made anew, our dear friends M & R will be handfasted, really helping to ground in this sacred energy for all of us. Tune into the energies on Solstice and make them your own!
On Monday, June 22 nd , Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries trine each other for the third and last time, really juicing up the creative fires we've been fanning since the ir first trine last September 25, 2014. A trine is an aspect of creativity, self-confidence and good luck, but you have to make the effort to access it. With both these energizing planets in fire signs, our job is to focus the energies into something creative. I'll be driving back East from Las Vegas that day, so I probably have to watch out for speeding! But I'll be happy and energized!
Have a blessed Solstice!