New Moon in Gemini
It’s the first lunation after an intense and transformative Eclipse Season. Happening in the intellectual sign of Gemini on May 30th, this New Moon gifts us with vision for the future. But first, we have to work our way through any limiting mental beliefs that might be holding us back from reaching our fullest potential.
The reason for this is that the ruler of this New Moon – Mercury – is currently still Retrograde and conjunct the ‘Demon Star’ Algol. We may be caught in a repetitive whirlwind of obsessive thinking, which is important to release so that we can tap into the fresh beginnings that New Moons always offer.
What old, outworn beliefs are we still carrying around? How might we be downplaying our strengths, or not voicing our truth for fear of being shut down, ridiculed or judged? The truth is, during this New Moon, that the greatest judge of all lies in our own heads. What we believe becomes our reality. Perhaps setting intentions for stronger, more disciplined and focused mental health routines may be just the key to break through to the other side. On the other side of fear and negativity, lies love, hope and optimism.
Saturn, the great karmic tough-love teacher, casts a limiting square to Mercury, which could have us all feeling as if there’s an authoritative hand wrapped around our throat. However, Saturn always has a gift to share, and square aspects are simply an invite from the Universe to evolve. Tension is a driver for change. On this New Moon, the shift needs to come from within, before we can start manifesting changes outwardly.
Making the preparations for a long-term project might be the key to using this New Moon energy constructively. Once we’ve laid our foundations, we can push things forward as soon as Mercury goes direct. And although Algol is a difficult star, prone to reflecting times of destructive confusion and ‘losing our heads’, we can harness this Star’s force to destroy anything that no longer has a place in our world. This will help us to move forward with the light, eager, curious and adaptable qualities that Gemini offers.
One positive aspect to this New Moon is a gentle sextile to Neptune – this is a cosmic opportunity to find a creative way of solving our problems, be they material or mental. Going with the flow, and trusting in the Universal pattern is important. This is also an intuitive and imaginative alignment. Using these two strengths – strengths that we all have – we have the ability to transform what could be a challenging time into a spiritual lesson. Gemini energy is eager for change, eager to move forward, eager to keep learning. Let this eagerness be a guiding light in the difficult and darker moments.