Seems only right to have two Gemini lunations in a row. Many of the themes from the May 20th Gemini New Moon and Solar Eclipse buzzy themes still in play.
The last was at 0º Gemini 21′ for quickening the pace of change. June 19th's Gemini New Moon is at 28º Gemini 43′ -- within a hair's breath of the anaretic or final degree. It's the wrap up, the master's degree proffering some skill and wise use of mercurial tools. These bookend Gemini lunations jangle and jar us out of fixed ways, in a lively lead up to the peak Summer Solstice.A Merry Chase
The genius of Gemini is the magician's ability to dart in and out of the mundane. The clarity we get now, is from having one foot in another possibility or perspective. Gemini brings a mental vacation, with some space from the sometimes trance-like hold of daily thought loops.
Out of this venturing into new currents of thought, we get unstuck, and catch sight of promising solutions. It's freeing to discover there's more than one way to see what's happening. The observer's mind has the edge, not being at the mercy of drama or fixed beliefs. And in that mental terrain, you're light on your feet, and able to act on instincts in the moment.Jupiter Super Sizes It
What's novel this lunation is Jupiter in Gemini, to bring windfalls, a word that originates from unexpected fruit falling from a tree, from gusts. Jupiter drops fruit on those that keep a light hold on reality, able to adapt with new knowledge.
Let this Gemini Dark of the Moon bring he kind of spaciousness that's like a breath of fresh air. Let something heavy go. Do a ceremonial sweep of your home, a big clearing act in many traditions. Gemini frees us from mental cobwebs, and a fresh breeze blows through. Gemini flies freely around the web of life, but isn't meant to get stuck in it. If you're deep in a funk, do something that mixes it up. Visit an extraordinary place or person that awakens your natural curiosity, and gets you out of the usual groove.
There's a grand total of four planets in wild-card Gemini, with the great expander Jupiter taking anything and running with it. Watch for frantic vibes and if you're prone to mania, clear your schedule to keep the lunacy within safe borders -- at home or with trusted allies. Balance splayed nerves with time alone, with all your nerve calming self-care protocols. In the chaotic void, much can be healed, with parts of the self lost to dissociation, coming back into the fold.Healing Splits
On Gemini, the founder of Daykeeper Journal, Maya del Mar said, "Gemini time points out our divisions, enhances our awareness, and stimulates our mind. Conflict -— along with enjoyable learning opportunities -— may thus be stirred up. Instead of playing into the conflict, we can use its dramatizations as special opportunities for healing splits. Gemini is one of the major healing signs, with unique abilities to work with mind, hands, feet, general coordination, and auric fields."
It's refreshing to think of Gemini, as del Mar called it, a major healing sign of the Zodiac. The surrender of the New Moon, to that healing force, calls for a trust that the pieces will fall into amazing new forms. There's a time and place for shattering the old paradigms. And this Gemini array, with provoking squares to Mars and Neptune loosens even the most stuck-on barnacles of the mind.Gemini New Moon Themes (June 19th, 2012)
- Play with reality -- in song, telling a story, crazy dance.
- Feed your mind healthy escapes, stirring narratives, inspiriting tales.
- Entertain yourself and others -- if you're weary of the same ole', create your own culture.
- Remind yourself it's okay to 'not know,' and break through to new levels of awareness.
- Pick up a dropped thread of possibility (Venus in retrograde), and reweave it into your life.