June 10, 19 degrees 47 minutes Gemini @ 3:53 a.m. PT
“The New Moon is the time to set your intention for the coming month, be it for a new project, idea, plan, thought, relationship, job, etc. This is the day to invite change into your life and be open to new possibilities. There’s a pioneering quality and innocence to the New Moon and it’s also a vulnerable time of unknowing.” –Internet source
Gemini generally is out going: communicative, social, exploring, learning through daily experience. During this New Moon however, when we naturally seek a quieter place for contemplation as we plant the seeds that will blossom as our new visions, the ruler of Gemini, Mercury is in retrograde motion. Planets in retrograde motion slow down. Gives us time to think before we act.
Often with Mercury in retrograde motion communication of all kinds can be challenging. Patience is required. And when patience is required we take a step away from our usual ways of responding, expressing, reacting. Mercury retrograde is conjunct the Sun and Moon and so the mind, practicing patience, has opportunity to reset, re-evaluate, re-think some of the beliefs that have been motivating and influencing us; to be aware of what is on a level beyond our conditioned thoughts.
“You may feel somewhat confused about who you are and what you want during this retrograde (Mercury). However, it’s only revealing the deeper layers of yourself, encouraging you to look a little more closely at your identity. Engage with the process of discovering yourself all over again. Chances are, there are aspects of yourself that you never truly acknowledged or respected the way you should have. Connect with a deeper confidence.”–Internet source
Often, within is what we are less familiar with. Without is a habituated experience. We see, hear, smell and are attuned to everything that goes on around us in physical reality for numerous reasons. This is fine. We can notice at the same time that in this physical reality is lack of permanence. What is, when all physical phenomenon cease to exist? Or what is it that precedes and succeeds all phenomenon? Looking within so to speak leads to greater awareness of a deeper Truth.
These kinds of questions might find there way to the surface whilst we are immersed in the energies of the New Moon and particularly when Mercury is retrograde. The usual answers that may be practical and rational do not seem to suffice now. Inward seeking can provide answers that elude us otherwise.
The Gemini mind will ‘seek’ answers, by nature they are seekers. And when the realm of questions dwindles to just a very few, the answers begin to lie not in words (Gemini forte) but in knowing. Finally Gemini becomes silent. During this New Moon such silence may be pervasive—and welcomed.
Therein are our answers, in the stillness that will dispel confusion, avoid distraction and encourage us to not be dismayed, for instance, by the Neptune square the Sun and Moon but to realize the gift of no boundaries, no limitations that Neptune represents. It is the nebulous quality attributed to Neptune that leads to astrologers describing Neptune as creating confusion.
“Neptune can be a great gift, but it is important to stay grounded, as it easily looses touch with reality.”–Internet source
The gift of Neptune is suspending beliefs in order to ‘imagine’ the unimaginable. Neptune is a doorway from the power of the mind/ego to what is beyond thinking; what lies between the warp and the weft or the structure that defines our human experience. It is no wonder that Neptune is not easily expressed in words as it’s territory lies beyond definition. Any confusion related to Neptune’s influence is simply us unable to grasp with the mind the Truth that is all around us, is obvious and yet lies hidden by the mind and its numerous beliefs; that it cannot be as simple as knowing that my self is a construct whereas Self is without reliance upon any external phenomenon.
Neptune is not knowing, being open to what is out side of the box, what is greater than anything the mind can perceive. As such in order to inhabit the deep waters of Neptune we must surrender, and let go of beliefs all together. The ego is challenged to retreat.
“The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.” C.G. Jung
We all have Gemini somewhere in our charts. We all have a natural sense of curiosity that moves us to discover more of life; how we live, express, communicate, reach out and share. Gemini likes to share. There is an understanding of the natural connection of all things that Gemini knows is how we thrive. Thriving is easily achieved when we listen to that which is generated from a deeper level of awareness.
Communication, Gemini’s gift encompasses all that transpires in the realms of connection as communication supports community.
Trees have their communication systems, some consisting of underground root systems that pass information along within the clan. Nature is full of ways of transferring ‘data’ that are not reliant upon words. Everything, as source is motivated by and moved by an eternal, omniscient, omnipresent ‘voice’ that arises from stillness. Communication is a word but we all ‘hear’ the voice and respond to it in the way in which we can and do.
During this New Moon take a look at the house in which the New Moon in Gemini resides and notice if its affect encourages you to delve deeper into awareness of what this house relates to.
Briefly the houses represent:
1st House: I seek self/Self
2nd House: I seek security/relationship to resources.
3rd House: I seek to learn and communicate
4th House: I seek emotional connection
5th House: I seek self/Self expression
6th House: I seek to perfect self
7th House: I seek to relate self to another.
8th House: I seek to understand
9th House: I findTruth
10th House; I find resources and build
11th House: I find collective connection, awareness
12th House: I find dissolution, Being
Basically the houses take us through a journey from self discovery (1st house) until the ego dissolves opening us to Self discovery (12th house).
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao Tzu
“The Superior Man understands that the Work is guided from within, and that choices which ignore this truth can only retard its progress. (Present actions originate future consequences: pay heed to your choices.)“–Internet Source from the I Ching #54, Kui Mei