Feel Energized By The Gemini Moon

The Gemini New Moon on June 3 will concentrate your energies on traveling around your local neighborhood, interacting with local neighbors and friends, catching up on overdue communications, and connecting with your siblings and cousins.

With the Sun and Moon both in the communicative and interactive sign of Gemini at the upcoming New Moon, you will feel more energized and motivated to move about your local environment to connect with the world around you. Many astrological signs accumulate energy by sitting still, through contemplation and quietude (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces). On the contrary, Gemini gains energy through movement. 

Under the Gemini New Moon, you will feel an itch to move, see new things, and experience change. To get the most out of the Gemini New Moon energy, plan local jaunts and explorations of your local environs. Inevitably, Geminis learns new things (including gossip) through daily circulation around their local neighborhood. Geminis also can stumble upon the most unusual finds by not only being in the right place at the right time, but by being in so many places so much of the time. If you’re looking for a Gemini friend, just go outside—they are likely to be buzzing by any moment!

If you’re born under a fire sign (Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius), you’ll be energized by the concentration of planetary energies in the air sign of Gemini (Sun, Moon, and Mercury—planet of communications). And if you’re born under an air sign (Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius), you’ll be doubly buzzed by the whirring energy of the Gemini cosmic motor. Conversely, if you’re born under a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces), you may feel a little flustered by the shifting winds of change of the Gemini New Moon, so prepare to fortify your inner environment with your favorite comforting rituals. And, if you were born under one of the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn), prepare to hold the fort for others who may be less stable than yourself. You will likely be amused by the shifting energy patterns that affect others, but the airy quality of the Gemini New Moon may not be quite enough to dislodge you from your stable, earthy routines.

This Gemini Moon also will have a special flavor unlike others due to a sort of watery mysticism caused by an unusual T-square pattern that forms in the sky at the New Moon. On the day of the New Moon, the Moon will first form a square angle with watery, mystical Neptune in the water sign of Pisces. Then, several hours later, the Gemini Moon will form a square angle with optimistic, expansive Jupiter in the fire sign of Sagittarius. Together the planets in the 3 signs of Gemini, Sagittarius, and Pisces will form the shape of a T (called a T-square in astrological jargon), which produces an activating and energizing effect on the inhabitants of Planet Earth. The planets involved in the T-square color the celestial influence—and you will feel more connected than normal to astral energies given the lifting of the veil between earthly and heavenly realms with the watery, mystical energies of Jupiter and Neptune.

In more mundane affairs, you will experience an eerily slippery quality that will enable you to see the transitory nature of affairs on Earth. This “slippery” quality may make it difficult for you and others to make decisions or pin down commitments. Situations may seem unclear. Or you may assume the best (wishful thinking), and later discover that there was information that you overlooked.

In the rush to explore your local environment under the Gemini New Moon, also remember to slow down and explore the details of decisions you are about to make, particularly if finances or contracts are involved. In the Gemini eagerness to learn and explore more, more, and more, Gemini can skip over crucial details that will make the difference between a “yes” and a “no.” So practice periodic stillness under the Jupiter-Neptune square to the Gemini New Moon. Use these quiet times to explore the fine points of the situations that you are already in—or about to enter into.

On a positive note, the expansive and mystical energy of Jupiter and Neptune will enhance your spiritual experiences under the Gemini New Moon—and throughout the summer months, until the Jupiter-Neptune square culminates on September 21. This period will lead you to experience a lifting of the veil between physical earthly reality and the world of spirit. It is an opportune time for contemplation, affirmations, prayer, and meditation. Being near water, or immersed in water, will help you to feel most resonant with the prevailing energies.

On the other hand, when focused on mundane situations, you may be overly optimistic at times due to the expansive and optimistic nature of Jupiter combined with the wishful thinking of Neptune. So, knowing that everyone is perceiving information and experience in a slightly distorted fashion, try to err on the side of caution and realistic thinking, and plan on a relatively smaller rather than grandiose scale for greatest success.

Also note that communicative Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini, will be moving from Gemini to Cancer on the day after the Gemini New Moon. This planetary transit will subtly alter the quality of the few weeks before the next Full Moon on June 17. While Mercury is in Gemini, you will have a good shot at processing information in a logical, realistic manner. When mentally-oriented Mercury moves into Cancer on June 4, the quality of communications and inner perceptions will take on a more emotional, fluid nature. Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon, is as changeable as the Moon. With the watery energy of the Jupiter-Neptune square combined with the fluid nature of Mercury in Cancer, you may notice that lack-of-definition takes precedence over definition. Obfuscation will predominate over clarity. And people may see what they want to see rather than what is. If you are in a situation that requires crystal clear clarity, you may wish to wait until Mercury changes astrological signs again, and moves into the fiery sign of  Leo on June 26. Or better yet, wait until after the next Mercury Retrograde (July 7 - July 31), and until after the Solar and Lunar Eclipses on July 2 and July 16, and until Mercury enters the more grounded  earth sign of Virgo on August 29, when Mercury in Virgo will be joined by the Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars in the precise sign of Virgo. Again, do this only if you can wait…and only if you want to see every detail in strict definition.