New Moon in Gemini 2015

“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.

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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.

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New Moon in Gemini

The New Moon at 7 degrees of Gemini on May 28th is highly Mercurial in more ways than one. Mercury, slowing down to Retrograde in June is Gemini’s ruler as well as the planetary ruler of Wednesday, upon which this New Moon occurs. At the 29th degree, it is very pronounced in its effects as half of our conversations and endeavors come to a conclusion and the other half to cliff hangers. This planet, so named after the Trickster god and messenger indeed loves both tricks and treats, and won’t wait until Halloween to wear a mask, stir a big ominous pot, and then right before (or perhaps right after) all hell breaks loose pull rabbits out of his hat.

Mercury will turn Retrograde in early Cancer and back into Gemini from June 7th until July 1st. Now is the time to back up any important data from your computer onto an external hard drive, double check any recent contracts while avoiding new ones, take deep breaths and be as present as possible. We can only live for now, not yesterday and not tomorrow. Gemini could use this reminder as one who tends to juggle not only things, but ideas, plans, people and whatnots that take them into the past, into the future and back.

Opposite of the Galactic Center, Mercury’s placement stimulates within us a great awareness of the power of our thoughts and speech to mold what we call reality. This in combination with the New Moon’s tight square with Neptune create a highly charged atmosphere of moodiness, memories, and mirage. The dark side of Neptune is what we don’t own or acknowledge in a responsible way. It plays off of our projections, rejections, and delusions and seduces with pretty sparkles the way the will-o’-the-wisp was once believed to lead weary travelers off course into a mist of illusions where they found that they had wound up in the middle of nowhere.

Things aren’t quite what they seem, even when it comes to many forms of illness. Right now if people pay close attention they’ll see the link between thoughts, the emotions they produce and the resulting physical symptoms or manifestations whether positive or negative.

The highest potential of the stressful aspect between the New Moon and Neptune is a heightening of our spiritual aspirations. It can stir within us a great longing for transformation, or to what seems both our birthright and impossible at the same time – to touch the face of the divine. The Japanese Koan “What Is Your Original Face?” means to inquire about the face before you were born and before your parents were born.

As we possibly seek for these answers, we are put in touch with both those who will resist and assist our puzzle solving process. The Twins wouldn’t have it any other way. A harmonious trine from Mars in Libra may help to elevate our thinking and align our hearts with our minds as we both listen and speak, engaging in a deeper and more sincere interchange with our fellow sentient beings. Gemini is a very family oriented sign just as the following sign Cancer, so being with close friends and family are where most will gravitate in the weeks that follow this New Moon.

One of the effects of Mercury slowing down to move backward with Neptune combined is a deep sense of recall in past communications, past exchanges, and past lives. Many of us have experienced this feeling many times in our lives without necessarily knowing the reason for the trigger.  Science has found that our memories are not all even our own as we may have assumed, but some can be passed down to us genetically through our DNA. Our family origins and historical roots continue to unwind as if ancient scrolls such as our country’s Constitution, reminding us of where we came from until Jupiter transits out of Cancer into Leo on July 16th.

Whether you decidedly believe or discredit the possibility of reincarnation, we are not born as the “fresh creations” that we have been casually taught we were. Scientifically it is obvious that we are a conglomeration of the physical attributes, predispositions, traumas, habits, and attainments of our parents and ancestors, and this time around if we’re so-called lucky we get to choose even if heavily under the influence of what came before us, what to do about all of that.

Coincidentally, this video displays the face of Anne Frank, who happens to have been a Gemini born on June 12, 1929

On June 3rd, you’ll have a chance to hear my monthly co-host June Ahern speak about how to access and understand our past lives, 9:00-10:00 am PST on www.kows.fm