“The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of you can make of it whatever you wish.” – Terence McKenna – Alien Dreamtime 1993
A New Moon at 25 degrees Gemini occurs on June 16th, in an exact conjunction with action oriented Mars. Communication is amped and ignited by whatever makes us irritated, joyful, inspired, or proud. There is growing sense of clarity and alignment between the divisions of consciousness (be they higher/lower, male/female, inside/outside) as Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury trails out of the post-Retrograde shadow in the final days of the current season – Spring on the Western hemisphere. We are in the midst of the last of three squares from Mercury to foggy Neptune approaching on June 23rd, which has created mental traps and verbal webs of enchantment since early May. This strange tension alternately presents us with hard edged, simultaneously heart-softening truths that can liberate us from that which formerly brought confusion. The New Moon’s square to Chiron brings up painful memories as well as opportunities to rescript the chapters of our life stories that have outlived their usefulness.
The combining effects of thoughts, words and sounds are greatly emphasized in ways that we cannot help but recognize their profound impact on our health, relationships and outer manifestations. A resistance to change and passing emotional states intensifies our suffering. It can be that our greatest medicine now is allowing ourselves to express freely – at least to ourselves, whether the feelings we express seem acceptable or not. There are bound to be both positive and negative expressions of the Power of Word during this New Moon and the days that follow. Arguments might seem more heated than ever, while words of love and beauty stir the depths of our souls. These words may not necessarily come in the form of writing or ordinary speech but through poetry and song, or even so-called gibberish. There are sacred syllables and sounds used in all of the ancient mystery schools in various cultures, from Egypt to India to Australia. One of the most powerful forms of speech is that of Sanskrit mantra. The most widely known mantras used both by itself and in conjunction with other Sanskrit words is used is OM, perceived as the very sound of creation itself. Some people chant this to achieve mental calmness.
This Gemini New Moon is opposite of the Galactic Center, which is another factor in swiftly bringing our thoughts and words into physical reality. This alignment indicates a tremendous expansion of awareness that we should not let go to waste.
The upcoming Solstice on June 21st brings fun and fortune as Venus and Jupiter join together in sunny Leo and form a trine to adventurous Uranus in Aries. Romance, creativity, and renewed passion are all being heightened as possibilities open wide as the sky. Gifts both tangible and intangible are offered and readily available to the extent that we are willing or capable of receiving.
This is a time to be outrageously authentic, courageous, and curious, above all in our thoughts and words. We should not always assume we have the answers to life’s riddles and especially our cherished problems. When we dare to question everything including ourselves, answers come and it’s our duty to sort through those that are factual or false – what makes sense in the moment? When we make a series of strong statements whether we like it or not, the corresponding actions and actualizations very soon follow. Basically, over and over again we find that our perception of life and what it brings us is a self-fulfilling prophecy.