New Moon in Gemini and a solar eclipse: initiate communication
On 10 June the New Moon rises at 19 degrees of Gemini, inviting us to open our minds to new ideas gained through exchange with others. This New Moon occurs in conjunction with Gemini’s ruler Mercury, enhancing the connection between our mind and our emotions. This may clarify any confusion you’ve been experiencing over the past week due to retrograde Mercury squaring Neptune on 5 June.
This New Moon in Gemini is also a solar eclipse. Eclipses are much talked about in popular astrology but in my experience they only affect us personally if our natal charts are triggered. In this case, if you have planets or points between 16 and 22 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces), this day may be emotionally tumultuous or bring unexpected news or ideas into your life that may be difficult to integrate.
As the very next day the Sun conjoins Mercury exactly, our minds and our magic are in alignment. Our thoughts and our words are particularly powerful making this is a wonderful time to set intentions for the coming month. It may also offer the clarity to more fully understand the inner conflicts caused by the ongoing square between Saturn and Uranus, so if you are affected take some time to journal about your feelings at this time.
Generally, a New Moon in Gemini brings opportunities to move forward with intentions relating to thinking, learning and communicating. Make a resolution to have that difficult conversation, set learning goals, begin a writing project, utilise social media to spread the word about an event or social movement, share ideas and learn from others.
The energy of the New Moon in Gemini is curious, restless and excitable. It’s likely you won’t be satisfied to sit at home in solitude but will crave interaction and conversation. Your social skills will be enhanced and you’ll be more open to differing opinions. Honour the desire of the New Moon in Gemini to be out and about and on the move.
Be careful during this New Moon that you don’t fall into the trap of playing devil’s advocate for its own sake as this could lead you into arguments and prevent you learning from others. Be conscious also of overthinking or allowing your mind to become excessively busy. Take time to quiet the mind through meditation or other mindfulness practice.
This is especially true as Gemini’s ruler Mercury is still within orb of a square aspect to Neptune. Your thinking and communication may still feel a little clouded. Indecision may be a challenge as your chattering mind makes it difficult to hear the quiet voice of your intuition. Misunderstandings may also occur in communication. ‘Right brain’ activities such as drawing, crafts and daydreaming are all helpful for tapping into Neptune’s capacity to connect us back into an awareness of unity.
How will the New Moon in Gemini affect you?
To see if you will be affected by this New Moon, look at your birth chart to see whether any planet falls between 16 and 22 degrees of a Mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces). Such planets will be ‘challenged’ by the New Moon. Natal planets between 16 and 22 degrees of an Air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) will be positively activated.
Also look to see in which House the New Moon falls; this will tell you which area of your life will be affected.
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Share your intentions for this New Moon in Gemini
Based on your own natal chart, what are your own intentions for this New Moon in Gemini? Will you be impacted by the Solar Eclipse? What areas of your life do you wish to activate?
I’ll be starting a short course in sketching and as this is my 7th house maybe taking along or meeting a good friend.
Sketching sounds like a good ‘right brain’ activity to ground the airy energy of Gemini.
I was planning to call in sick, but not anymore! Might miss a golden opportunity!
It’s smack on my natal Saturn.
Interesting because I have been feelnig restless and excitable the past days. I’d like to start a writing project soon but feel like I don’t have enough time for that yet.
Thanks for sharing Tony…
The New Moon Eclipse at 19 II 47 is conjunct my Natal Mercury/Venus at 20/21 degrees in the 2nd/3rd house cusp. Natal Mercury is 20 II 35 and Natal Venus is 21 II 46. Mercury is in the 2nd house while Venus is on the 3rd cusp. I intend to send my manuscripts/scripts to a publisher/producer.