Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
artist: Jee-ook Choi
Monday, Mar 2 at 11.58am PST
The nebulous Sun in Pisces squares the clever moon in Gemini. The moon will rise at noon, peak at dusk and set at midnight all over the world, no matter your time zone. Luna initially enters Gemini on Mar 1. She will stay here until Mar 3, then move on to Cancer for the next few days. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. On Mar 8 she enters Virgo in preparation for a supermoon.
This quarter moon follows the New Moon in Pisces. First quarter phases clarify our plans. At the First Quarter Moon Gemini, we tap into our logical-intellectual-analytical brain. This phase is all about sparking the mind. Let’s shift from sleepy Pisces to observant, endlessly thinking Gemini. The twins deliver precious cerebral insights as we travel through the murky waters of Pisces. When mutable constellations get together, the mind and spirit race like flying fish through the clouds. In fact this moon phase can be so invigorating that insomnia is common. The good news is that we’ll have so much energy that it honestly won’t matter much if we don’t sleep well.
This time of year is undeniably challenging, with reality drifting before us like an abstract mural, swirling and swelling kaleidoscopically; soft and amorphous, dispersed at the lightest touch. Gemini is more discerning, more aware. From Gemini we learn the art of writing, linguistics, and debate. Gemini is a scholar and wordsmith. The twins give us a scintillating, happy feeling, one which makes us want to laugh and smile and share. Gemini is an inherently social creature. Group activities – especially those which involve trivia, word games, poetry, etc – are perfect for this moon phase. Gemini rules best friend and sibling relations, so don’t forget to call someone you care about. How many puns can you come up with in one conversation?
As fate would have it, I am turning in some language materials at school on this moon phase. Since August I have been creating my own textbook of spoken language, reading, and writing exercises to teach to young children. In the process of working on this volume, I have reflected on how little changes over time. Vocabulary is still fun! Sitting with a friend and thinking of as many bird names as possible – so fun! And teaching a child to read and write? An incredibly beautiful, gratifying experience.
Swirl words like delicious elixirs in your mouth. Roll them around, flip them up in the air, whisper them into your lovers’ ears. We are loquacious and sesquipedalian, yearning for our message to be heard and understood. We are singers and poets and rappers and actors and writers!
Please keep in mind that Mercury will be retrograde at this time – adjust your plans accordingly. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. Wear blue gems on or near your throat, wrists or fingers. Settle your mind with Gemini Yoga. As the sign of the twins, the Gemini archetype struggles to integrate. A disparateness persists, an unanswerable rhetoric. Pranayama is so helpful for this – look up Kundalini exercises. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: breathing deeply