Think back to May 18 - the day that Mercury turned retrograde - and take a mental walk-through of events and realizations you might have experienced since then. Mercury rules Gemini, so its energies and the themes from its last retrograde cycle reign supreme at this new moon.
The Gemini New Moon, which will be exact on Tuesday, June 16 at 10:05 AM EDT, is also strongly imbued with the energies of Neptune, as was the entire Mercury retrograde period...and Mercury and Neptune still have one last meet-up during which they will complete that work from June 21 - 24.
Have you had a chance to revisit old issues that were up for addressing during that time? Did you happen to meet up with people from your past or have the opportunity to see how far you've come since then? Were you finding yourself faced with revisiting emotionally-charged situations from the past in which new realizations came to light?
This is the time to boldly face the truth of those situations, or any situation you find yourself contemplating now, and to look at life through a new lens. As Wayne Dyer has famously said, "When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change". This is a powerful, true statement that points to the Law of Attraction in action in our lives. When we adopt new perspectives that grow our soul and serve our Highest Good, we are in a position to use powerful spiritual alchemy to change the course of most any situation we choose.
Into The New Moon's Belly: The Mercury-Neptune Connection
Love, loss, and longing were heightened by the Neptune Station Retrograde on June 12, as were intuition, artistic inspiration, and compassion that transcends the boundaries of time and space. That combined with a simultaneous Mercury Station Direct brought past emotional issues to a head for many. The potent thing about this synchronistic timing is that while the memories that resurfaced might have been painful, Mercury acted as a powerful trigger to get many of us moving forward in unprecedented ways. This is also due in part to Mercury's current sextile to revolutionary and intuitive Uranus, the planet that throws down entirely unexpected plot twists so we can experience the joys of liberation that come from walking our own path.
Neptune's apparent backtracking motion showed a need to revisit old emotions or losses, but perhaps was also our signal that it's time to let go of the ways of the past. With Mercury having simultaneously stood still before moving forward on June 11, our minds and hearts were finally called to move forward in a bold new direction, too.
Embracing Fresh Perspectives & Brave New Beginnings
How do we see the world? How many ways of seeing the world are there? Infinitely many, if we are honest. Though it's easy to become rigid in adhering to our own views at times, Gemini is a sign that revels in exploring as many perspectives as possible, and with an almost insatiable need to learn, be, and do more. The Twins are never contended with stagnation; they must go further to uncover every bit of truth and possibility in an attempt to make sense of the world on a mental level.
We're called to embrace The Twins' capacity for broad seeing and sensing now. Are we versatile, flexible, and open-minded enough to understand just how diverse human perspectives are and to respect those differences? Can we allow the light to refract a little differently on an old situation or an outdated picture of ourselves, our life path, or our own intelligence and capacity for success to allow for new beginnings? New cosmic light is shining through to help us make use of that which came to light at the Sagittarius Full Moon and the direction in which it called our hearts to go. Now is the time to plant any new dreams in Gemini's imaginative, fertile soil.
With the Sun, Moon, and Mars - the planet of bravely blazing our own trails and channeling courage in our actions - all in on this new moon, we have the opportunity to:
- Summon up the courage to view old and potentially painful situations through new eyes that allow for liberation from the past
- Embrace the ability to see life circumstances clearly from a more detached, objective, and accurate perspective
- Channel the bravery it takes to release deep past relationship ties, dreams, or "life pictures" that are no longer for our Highest Good. To quote Joseph Campbell, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
- Stand up and claim our right to our own perspectives
- Confidently express ourselves on all levels, especially in matters that involve a difference in viewpoints and opinions
- Channel wit, cleverness, and mental agility to come up with innovative solutions and pathways to success
Another powerful component of this new moon is Saturn's re-entry into Scorpio on June 14. Saturn occupied Scorpio from 2012 to December 2014, where it brought issues associated with intimate relationships, finances, shared resources, and buried fears to the forefront. With Saturn back in Scorpio until mid-September, we're being provided with one last opportunity to revisit those lessons for greater mastery and to integrate them more fully into our lives. As such, our focus at this new moon may involve themes around relationships and money especially.
To find out where this new moon is affecting you most directly, find the house in your birth chart that contains 25 degrees of Gemini and the house that falls across from it. This is where your perspectives are up for powerful change and reconfiguration, and where you have the capacity to boldly move in the direction of your dreams!
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