A Dance of Light and Shadow – Navigating The New Moon in Gemini June 6th

New Moon in Gemini June 6

A Dance of Light and Shadow – Navigating The New Moon in Gemini June 6th . As we journey through the cosmic dance of the stars, we are blessed with a New Moon in conversational Gemini on June 6th at 13.37 BST.  Ruled by Mercury it opens a vast portal of new possibilities and none of them are wrong. With curiosity as your muse allow your goals to flex and flow with the Mercurial tide. 

A Dance of Light and Shadow

A New Moon is always a time of setting intentions for new beginnings and fresh starts. Powered by Gemini’s energy this one is ripe for planting seeds of ideas, and exploring new avenues of thought and communication. Gemini’s influence encourages us to be inquisitive, open-minded, and adaptable, urging us to welcome much needed change and growth in our philosophies and mind sets. Gemini symbolises our first experience of school. What communication habits did you establish early on? What needs to transform as new ways of expressing yourself emerge?  

With a host of planets, Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury all partying in mutable, airy Gemini it’s time for ideas to move, thoughts to change for life to be examined from as many different angles as possible. This increase in mental dexterity makes for adventurous conversations, with facts and figures to support the emerging notions.  Be wary though of Gemini’s flighty nature that likes to skim the surface without pausing to delve deeper into a subject.  Focus can be a superpower this Gemini season.  Allowing the potential for radically new concepts to take root. With such an emphasis on mental constructs and the broad spread of knowledge developments in AI will increase exponentially. This has huge implications for how we re-structure society and these wider conversations will start to gain traction. 

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Navigating The New Moon in Gemini June 6th

Sun and Moon conjunct in the sign of the twins brings late night debates, hot headed discussions served with a side of word salad for the next month.  Gemini’s twin nature is the dance between light and shadow, intellect and intuition, communication and contemplation. 

Be more thoughtful and intentional in your words.  We are being encouraged to embrace both sides of our nature, finding balance and harmony within ourselves.

The twins operate best in their immediate environs, they thrive in local community, they’re focussed on daily interactions with their neighbours, family and friends. Speak up and share your thoughts in a new way.  Whilst remembering the power of the pause, the silence in between the words that is also communicating.  Gemini is not just what you are speaking but also what you are thinking.  

escalating our world view…

Wisdom keeper Jupiter is settling into the domain of the cosmic Twins.  Although in detriment here its power continues to work on expanding our network and communication reach. Currently in a trine with Pluto in Aquarius it is escalating our world view. Think big and think future. Pluto is higher mind networks whilst Mercury is lower mind networking.  In understanding our neural networks, and how our minds work we’re evolving new potential philosophies for humanity with freedom, truth and justice at the core. These cosmic giants are raising and elevating our ability to become powerful communicators.  What is evolving within you that is clamouring to be spoken and heard?  Unlike Gemini, Pluto insists on the deepest truths.  Being a great aspect for public speaking we can expect our vote toting politicians to be upping the oratory ante.  They will fuel the airy debates but genuine change is on the public agenda and truth has a resonance.  Listen deeply.

With Jupiter less than fully charged it is important to ground your energies as otherwise you can feel discombobulated with the speed of new information and ideas clamouring for attention and potential action. This can lead to mental fatigue.  The antidote is slowness, a deep pause, a nature ramble, a forest bathe – there’s time, even when it doesn’t feel like it.  Gemini also rules the hands so engaging them in productive endeavours such as gardening, painting, sculpting, baking will calm the mental chaos and bring clarity.

Clarity in our throat chakra

Gemini in its duality is both the student and the teacher.  We all stand somewhere on this mutable axis that changes as we change.  Where are you currently? Ready to teach what you know or wanting to learn something new? Stand in the clarity of your throat chakra expression.  Venus is in an exact conjunction to the Sun and this new Moon.  She has been evolving your self-worth since June 2020. Reflect back. What have you learnt about your self-value that is giving you a new confidence to speak from a deeper truth within you?  What are you ready to communicate differently? Can you speak fully from the heart saying who you truly are?  Venus is giving birth to a new expression within you that you’ve kept quiet and internal.  Now there is emotional clarity and you are able to share what you need and express what you want. 

Saturn in Pisces is square Sun, Moon and Venus.  Father Time is undertaking a Spiritual stocktake. A welcome reprieve from the rapidly intense informational Gemini energy. He reminds us to check in on our spiritual position around what we are communicating.  We’re in the process of integrating our Spiritual/Mental fulcrum, bringing our hearts and minds into coherence. Gemini has a habit of saying ‘yes’ before we’ve thought it through.  Saturn says listen to your body. Does it really want to push more?  A clear ‘No’ is a powerful ally this month.  It’s okay to step back, do less.  Become more conscious in your words and what you are agreeing with.  Don’t sacrifice or compromise your own needs.  Be a formidable advocate for yourself.  And yes, plans will change as a result.  Trust this process. Gemini has a habit of rapidly removing the things we say ‘yes’ to that aren’t right for us. 

shifting from youthful impulsiveness to mature thoughtfulness.

The Sabian symbol for this new moon perfectly encapsulates the energy we’re moving into; ”The Head of a Robust Youth changes into that of a Mature Thinker” symbolizing the shift from youthful impulsiveness to mature thoughtfulness. We’re shedding the limitations of youthful energy and embracing the power of reason and responsibility. This transition requires taking consequences into account and using both intellect and intuition. It’s a time for a mindset shift, where wisdom replaces recklessness, and we embrace the seriousness of life. This symbol can also represent the shift from emotional reactions to rational thinking, a period of contemplation and introspection. However, it cautions against clinging to childishness or succumbing to rigid, uninspired thinking.

Gemini’s gift is the art of communication. Under this New Moon, we are called to speak our truth with clarity and confidence. This is a powerful time to engage in meaningful conversations, share our stories, and connect with others on a deeper level. Whether through spoken word, writing, or creative expression, let your voice be heard. Social media is an obvious choice under the Cosmic Twins influence. But as we already know social media is highly addictive and will be even more so with these placements. Practise mastery over your choices at all times. Choose your words, choose your life. Gemini also encourages active listening.  We expand our knowledge through understanding different perspectives. As we open our minds to new ideas and viewpoints, we cultivate wisdom and empathy.

Master your thinking

With such an overdose of Gemini in play hone your awareness of your moment-by-moment choices of thoughts and words.  Master your thinking, it is the road to liberation. With the objectivity of air, like Aquarius, Gemini doesn’t like to conform. Its mutable energy reminds us that change is a natural part of life’s journey. Under this New Moon, we are encouraged to flex like the trees and open to the winds of transformation. Let go of rigid thinking and embrace new perspectives. Allow yourself to be curious and adventurous, explore new paths and opportunities that align with your soul’s purpose and make your heart sing.  Trust in the primal will to good.

Life is a journey of discovery. A lot of change is happening in June, keep it light and flexible. Don’t over commit and watch your communication styles. This Gemini moon invites us to explore the depths of our intellect, communicate our truths, and embrace the beauty of mutability. May it gift you with clarity, curiosity, and boundless opportunities.  Wishing you all infinite new moon love and blessings.

Shamanic Ritual to Harness the New Moon Energies of Gemini 

Begin by creating a sacred space. Cleanse the area with sage, palo santo, or your preferred smudging herb to clear any negative energies. 

Set up an altar in honour of this Gemini new moon.  Examples include: feathers to symbolize air, a small mirror to reflect duality or a matching pair of objects, representations of Mercury such as a picture of a caduceus or winged sandal. Light candles in shades of yellow and light blue to honour Gemini’s airy and intellectual spirit.

Sit quietly and centre yourself. Reflect on your intentions for this New Moon. Gemini, ruled by Mercury, is the sign of communication, curiosity, and adaptability. Write down your intentions on a piece of paper, focusing on new possibilities, new ideas, new connections, new learnings, improved communication, and intellectual growth. Place your written intentions on the altar.

Stand facing the east, the direction associated with Gemini. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and ground yourself. Raise your arms to the sky and call upon the energies of the Gemini New Moon:

“Great Spirit, I call upon the energies of the Gemini New Moon. Infuse this space with your wisdom, curiosity, and adaptability. Guide me to speak my truth, explore new ideas, and connect deeply with others. May the light of this New Moon illuminate my path and bring forth new beginnings. So mote it be.”

Sit comfortably, relax and close your eyes. Visualize the New Moon’s radiant light enveloping you, filling you with Gemini’s energy. Imagine yourself as a wise sage, standing at the crossroads of knowledge and intuition, ready to embark on a journey of discovery.

Begin a steady drumming rhythm or chant a mantra that resonates with Gemini energy, such as “Om Namah Shivaya” or a simple “Ah” sound. Let the rhythm carry you into a trance-like state.

In this state, envision a path before you, leading into a mystical forest. Follow the path until you meet a wise messenger, perhaps in the form of a twin or a spirit animal associated with air, such as an eagle or a butterfly. Engage with this guide, asking for wisdom and insight into your intentions. Listen carefully to any messages or guidance received.

When you have returned from the journey ensure you journal any insights received. 

To complete the ritual, take the piece of paper with your written intentions.

Hold it to your heart, infusing it with the energy and wisdom gained from your journey. Speak your intentions aloud, affirming your commitment to them:

“Under the light of this Gemini New Moon, I commit to my intentions. I embrace the journey ahead with curiosity and clarity. I trust in the wisdom of the universe to guide me. So be it.”

Burn the paper safely in a fireproof bowl or cauldron, symbolizing the release of your intentions to the universe.

Close the ritual by extinguishing the candles and thanking the elements and directions for their presence.

“Thank you, spirits of the east, south, west, and north. Thank you, Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. Thank you, Great Spirit and the Gemini New Moon, for your guidance and blessings. I close this sacred space with gratitude. So be it.”

Take a moment to ground yourself, feeling the Earth beneath you, before continuing with your day.

So mote it be….

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