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New Moon Update: Gemini

The New Moon in Gemini happens Wednesday, June 13th at 12:43 p.m. PST.

I had a dream last week about a mother bobcat who was hiding her cub in a far corner of a cluttered house. In my dream, everyone wanted to trap and relocate them. I kept telling them if they just gave her space she would find a way to emerge on her own. Everyone went to sleep and as it became very quiet, she emerged with her cub and they both turned into powerful black leopards, freeing themselves from the clutter and stepped out into the mystical dark night.

image credit: Peter Carrington

New Moon Guidance: Step out from your clutter and into your mystic

It doesn't take an Amazonian shaman to decipher this dream. It became clear to me that my spirit was feeling cluttered and needed some mental space so I could emerge full-priestess!

The new moon in Taurus last month had us sourcing our energy from Earth. The hope this month is that we're now fortified enough to spread our wings into the airy ether of Gemini.

Gemini brings us face to face with our shadow and enlightens all the ways we get mired in our ego mind, rather than our spirit mind. It reminds us of the law of polarities. And when we can recognize that there is light & dark, good & bad, joy & pain, peace & chaos, then we have an easier time sitting in the middle of whatever it is with much more objectivity and a knowing that this too will pass. Not only will it pass, but as you sit in the seat of your own wisdom, you'll have the strength to reconcile, grow, evolve and move forward.

I sat in my vision circle on the hill at 7am this morning and the wisdom I received from spirit is to tell you that no matter what, you are ok! Really, no matter what. I know it doesn't seem like that right now, but that's because you're letting ego run the show, rather than your spirit. "You are energy, so connected to everything. Your purpose for being here is to experience, to witness and to respond from your heart."

As the great Mary Oliver asks, "...what is it you plan to do with your one, wild and precious life?" The choice is yours and Gemini reminds us the possibilities are endless if we just release our clutter.

"We are able to listen and receive information from an emotionally open place.  Our perceptions of what is right and true are guided by our empathetic, intuitive mind." ~Pat Liles

Word on the street about New Moon Gemini

Astrologer, Tanaaz Chubb

As an air sign, Gemini energy encourages us to think deeply so we can figure out what thoughts are true and what thoughts stem from our fears. Our thoughts are so powerful, and can dictate how we experience and see the world. Our thoughts can also overrule our lives if we don’t keep them in check....Thoughts are so powerful, and so on this New Moon we are going to be encouraged to look and assess what thought processes and belief systems we are holding onto. What stories do we keep telling ourselves? What thoughts are blocking us from moving forward?

Astrologer, Steven Shroyer

You have the ability this Lunar month to reflect on your surroundings and social values in order to discover who you actually are, as opposed to who others have said you are, or who you feel you need to be. These discoveries and reflections can strengthen your sense of self and help you feel confident in your own individuality. It can also lead to a more compassionate perspective toward the experiences of others.

Astrologer, Pat Liles

The Twins are the symbol of air sign Gemini, a duality, ruling over the dual systems of the body – the arms, hands, lungs (respiration) and also the neural network of nerves that are our electrical system.  We’re susceptible to anxiety and nervousness.  Best to train the mind to take up the art of positive thinking and the calming and centering effects of deep, focused breathing (respiration).

At New Moon, ruler Mercury is in early degrees of Cancer conjoined the Sun and Moon in Gemini turning up our emotional radar and helping us decipher the spoken and unspoken communications in every interaction.  We are able to listen and receive information from an emotionally open place.  Our perceptions of what is right and true are guided by our empathetic, intuitive mind.

Guide to Setting New Moon in Gemini Intentions

New moons are great astrological timings to help bring your intentions to full manifestation. I like writing 5-10 solid intentions based on what the current New Moon rules (see samples below). You may keep them in a journal, place them in a jar, I’ve even deposited mine into the hollow of my favorite tree. The key is to write them from your heart, then send them up freely to the Universe so you may be graced with their fruition in good time.

Remember, these intentions may not come to manifest overnight or even during the month. It’s important to release your hold on them and allow what is in your highest alignment to come through.

In her book, New Moon Astrology, Jan Spiller defines the theme for our intentions in this New Moon. Gemini rules:

Motion: Transportation, Short Trips, Restless Energy

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself releasing anxiety around travel and transportation."

"I want to easily find myself taking short trips at least ___ times a year"

"I want all nervousness, anxiety and restless energy totally lifted from me."

Learning: Education, Curiosity, Information, Data

Sample intentions:

"I want a healthy curiosity to help me resolve the issue around_____"

"I want to easily find the right educational program to help me attain my goal of _____"

"I want to easily attract those sources of information that will give me the answer to ____"

Communication: Writing, Speaking, Listening, Teaching, Understanding

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself asking the right questions that lead to a better understanding of ___"

“I want to easily find myself journaling at least ___ times a week/month."

"I want to easily find myself understanding and appreciating other points a of view."

"I want to easily find myself taking action on that writing project."

"I want to easily find myself with the confidence and clarity for public speaking."

Logic: Variety, Handyman Skills, Cleverness

Sample intentions:

"I want to consciously enjoy the experience of life, rather than sticking with what is familiar."

"I want to find my resourcefulness in areas of life that feel 'hard' ".

"I want to easily understand how mechanical things work and be able to fix them myself."

"I want to clearly see constructive solutions that are available in my life."

Social Skills: Tact, Acceptance, Wittiness, Friendliness

Sample intentions:

"I want all social anxiety easily lifted from me."

"I want to easily find myself using tact, courtesy and wit in all my relationships."

“I want to easily find myself having a range of interesting conversations with others."

“I want to easily find myself thinking on my feet."

"I want to easily find myself having a more lighthearted approach to life."

Restoring Health to: Hands, Wrists, Shoulders, Respiratory, Nervous System

Sample intentions:

“I want to easily find the right healer to help me with _______”

“I want a total healing to occur with _______”

“I want to easily attract the right information to help heal _____”

“I want to easily find myself taking action to restore health to my ______”

And may it be so.

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