June 3, 2019
3:01 AM PDT / 6:01 AM EDT / 10:01 AM GMT / 8:01 PM AEST
12 Gemini 33
Communication is the focus of the Gemini New Moon. As we rev up conversation and happily pursue shiny objects, something feels out of reach. Just barely.
A New Moon always launches a cycle. it’s a time of new beginnings and planting seeds. That will happen, as always, this month, but in an atmosphere that blurs and obscures.
We can chatter all we want, and we will, but something else – and bigger – is going on. This Moon is under the command of Mercury, who is both messenger god and trickster. And the skies are inviting him to take that second role and run with it.
This Gemini New Moon occurs while perceptions are escalating into cloudiness and diffuseness that make it hard to tell what is real and what is not – at least, with our rational minds. Non-rational guidance (internal or higher), on the other hand, has a better shot of knowing what’s what.
The New Moon is in a wide hazy-making aspect to Neptune, dreamweaver, illusionist, font of higher love and compassion and keeper of the cosmic fog machine. The New Moon is also loosely opposing Jupiter, the beneficent king of the gods who ups the ante of any action he’s near.
These contacts infuse the New Moon beginnings with the confusing – to – magical potentials of the ongoing tension between Jupiter and Neptune, who’ve been egging each other on all year. Those potentials blossom anew with the New Moon.
The outlook is great for free-flowing creativity and inspiration, an upsurge in escapism, daydreaming and spin, and a torrent of ideas that may evaporate like soap bubbles. No harm in playing “What if?” In fact, surprising good may come from that. Just don’t bet your savings on anything … yet.
Adding to that caution: Mercury is at the end of Gemini and making no other aspects until he changes signs on June 4. This means he is void of course at the New Moon, a condition that puts a giant question mark over all the new beginnings and next phases. Not everything is as it seems; not everything will lead to where you think it will. Not everything will lead to anything.
The loose links to Jupiter and Neptune soon tighten up. As the New Moon begins to grow, first the Moon and then the Sun will each contact Neptune and Jupiter exactly and form a configuration called a t-square – escalating and forcing out delusion and lies, as well as faith and spiritual grace. This has an emotional tint in the hours following the New Moon, when the Moon herself locks into the t-square, and then involves our sense of self and purpose, when the Sun follows on the 9th and 10th.
At this point, a little rational thought may enter the picture. The mounting pressures leads to Virgo, the other Mercury-ruled part of the sky. Virgo is all about analysis and discernment, not to mention setting boundaries, organizing, and treating life as an improvement project.
So chat things up. Multi-task. Let thoughts, ideas, dreams and conversations soar into the stratosphere and beyond. If you get woozy, ask for a reality check.
Or clean your kitchen. You may feel especially drawn to it, with Mars in nurturing Cancer moving into a flow with Neptune, unleashing floods of tenderness, and inspiration from some nigh-on magical source (think young Robin Williams doing stand-up). Mars is also cozying up to the North Node (this way to the future!) and heading for a showdown with Saturn and all his rules and responsibilities. (That’ll ground a person with the vapors.)
Saturn’s between Pluto, lord of metamorphosis, and the South Node, doorway to the past and behaviors, institutions and ways of being that we are leaving behind. All summer long, they’re calling for cleaning up, streamlining and containing all manner of situations and issues for once and all. This New Moon may inspire us to add loving action to that process. Or to fight for family and security.
The New Moon may also bring a callback to June 2016. The New Moon is at the degree that the Sun (and Jupiter) occupied during the mutable grand cross of June 2016. That grand cross had an air of being outside normal time, and events from that month could factor into the New Moon chatter. What were you suspended in then? Watch for more to the story.