New Moon in Gemini
Updated: May 27, 2020
The New Moon tomorrow in airy Gemini invites a new personal narrative and the purposeful usage of words. Words as medicine bundles. Words as wands of transformation and vehicles of discovery. Supported in a harmonious trine by Saturn in Aquarius, tomorrow’s New Moon asks us to give form to our ideas and to add structure to our lives.
Mercury is at home in Gemini and conjunct Venus. The god of communications and commerce and the goddess of abundance, love, and relationships make a delightful pair. Mercury is chatty, gossipy, and social and Venus is learning so much, in fact in retrograde mode, she is currently rereading her favourite books, revisiting hobbies, and rediscovering a passion for a certain subject (or person).
Both Mercury and Venus are square Neptune in Pisces. While this cosmic exchange encourages imaginative self-expression, Neptune blurs and distorts, so be aware that you may be on the receiving end of half-truths or that someone is intentionally deceiving you at this time. Also watch your own words and do your best to be truthful and honest in all your dealings.
Mars in watery Pisces is glaring at the Moon. The Moon is saying let’s do this thing or let’s negotiate this deal and Mars is saying, nope I’m not sold on that idea. He’s not particularly strong and motivated in Pisces’s endless ocean, so he's keen to "stick with what feels safe”.
There’s this disconnect between what we know (intellectually) must or can be done at this time and what we actually feel like doing,
The Moon always speaks to our needs and in Gemini she invites us to choose what is in our best interests (a new course of action, a change, shadow work, a new course/education) and not what we feel like doing.
Mercury with caduceus in hand hovers nearby with Materia Medica. The remedy? Change your personal narrative.
In the realm of narrative psychology, a person’s life story is not a Wikipedia biography of the facts and events of a life, but rather the way a person integrates those facts and events internally—picks them apart and weaves them back together to make meaning. This narrative becomes a form of identity, in which the things someone chooses to include in the story, and the way she tells it, can both reflect and shape who she is. A life story doesn’t just say what happened, it says why it was important, what it means for who the person is, for who they’ll become, and for what happens next. - Julie Beck
Because of this disharmony between Mars (god of action) and the Moon, I’m going to recommend you write out your New Moon intentions on Sunday morning (MST). The Moon will still be in Gemini - perfect for wishes to do with communication, writing, short journeys, and technology. Luna will be in her Crescent waxing phase and no longer in aspect to a sullen Mars.
Here’s what to wish for according to your Sun sign and if you know your Ascendant please read that too:
Communications, ideas, neighbours, community
Self-identity, image, personal goals
Higher Education, long journeys, spirituality, faith
Joint resources/finances, sex, taboo subjects
Love, relationships, contracts
Job, health, daily routine
Creativity, love affairs, children
Home, Family, Ancestors