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Artist: Arthur Rackham
Monday, June 3 at 3.02am PST
Every month the moon lands in the same sign as the sun. This lunar-solar conjunction is what we call a new moon. Sometimes this conjunction creates a solar eclipse. The next solar eclipse is coming soon on July 2. After this new moon, Luna returns “home” to Cancer on June 4. On June 8 she enters Virgo, marking the end of the new moon period and beginning of the quarter moon.
New moons are new beginnings. The New Moon in Gemini sparkles in cleansing starlight. The twins spin absentmindedly like weather vanes in a cool breeze. This is the unmistakable scent of freedom. I see blue eyes electrifying the sky. I see mercury quivering, a feather drifting aloft. I see warm nights and bare arms, laughing fairies and painted flowers. Break your mind open, explore your environs. Fly toward a new destination, within or without. We are scintillating seedlings surfing the air.
You may be tottering on the edge, dancing between two or more prospective realities. At this juncture, choose a direction and walk with bravery, with all your heart. This is the not the last open window, but it’s the last new moon window that opens easily.
Everything is in constant motion. Arriving at stillness amidst chaotic cellular activity seems ridiculous, impossible, laughable. Yet in this lifetime and the next and the next, this is exactly our task, and Gemini’s greatest lesson. See yourself as an entity embodying this contradiction: stillness in motion. We are perpetually becoming and being. On the idea of becoming: “What would it mean to begin always from the middle? To experiment with renouncing that lure of mastery with which definitive beginnings and endings seduce thought?” – L.B. Higgins, Becoming through Multiplicity (2011)
Often new moons make us feel tired, but not so with Gemini. This new moon is exceptionally busy and extroverted. We’ll pack a lot into one day. Wake up early, move your body, enact a ritual. Go out into the fields, get your hands in the dirt. Spend time with children to experience Gemini in its purest form: an unfiltered stream of questions and silliness. Gather with friends and community members to share a meal. Gemini, ruled by Mercury the Messenger, centers on conversation and sharing ideas. It is time to connect and reach out. It is time to write and capture our thoughts on paper, or in a song. I always encourage my readers to channel their creative energies because I believe this is crucial for healing and processing. If you don’t consider yourself an artist, this is just because you haven’t found your medium yet – of this I am absolutely certain. If you don’t consider yourself a writer, just pick up a pen and begin free-writing. Too often we let fear of failure or mediocrity dampen our creativity. We do ourselves a grave injustice when we let false notions interfere with the flow.
Gemini represents close friend and sibling relations, so don’t forget to pick up the phone or write a letter to your beloveds. Staying in touch with yourself and others: that is Gemini’s highest request. Go outside, feel the sun on your skin – do not forsake your humanness.
Focus on the shoulders, arms, hands and throat chakra. Wear patterns and blue tones. Calm the mind with pranayama and Gemini Yoga. Notice how the depth of your breath dictates patterns of thought and perception. If possible, find an outdoor location where the wind blows strongly and meditate here. To find your personal moon sign, click here.