When the Moon enters the sign of the Twins our feelings flicker and sparkle – perhaps a little capriciously. We’ve just had a steady 2 days of Taurus power at the end of the last lunar cycle. The current shifts again and after comfort and rest it is now time to gather information; and meet with others to network and share knowledge. The sparkling, fractured Gemini energy is not generally good for serious decision making. Now is time to find out what you can, check in with close friends for their point of view, bounce ideas off each other. Save the decision making for some other time if you can help it! You’ve heard that Gemini has a reputation for fickleness? Leap now and you may regret it. Our instincts are least reliable under a Gemini Moon, it’s a restless time. Now is the time to chat about the first fruits of your labours from the last Moon Cycle, and seek some other perspectives. Acknowledge and be present with changing feelings, but observe – suspending judgement until you have had pause for reflection. It’s a time of new beginnings in communication, with brothers & sisters and in your local neighbourhood. Energy is building and supports development of ideas and new connections. The Gemini New Moon gives us a break from the heavy senses and emotions of the Taurus/Scorpio polarity as we move toward the Full Moon in Sagittarius – expansive, free and joyous.
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is in Cancer – the sign of care and family. We are thinking about roots and origins, family and the home. Our thinking slows down and this Gemini Solar Month focuses more on how we can use our skills and intellect to increase our security and comfort. We are thinking of family and origins more than usual – take care not to blurt those thoughts out, Cancer is a sign of depths and conservative retreat, you may not be well received. Speak both carefully and with care for your ‘others’.
Those most affected are Sagittarius and Gemini (Sun, Moon or Ascendant). Folks with planets or points at 4- 10 degrees Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces will also feel this New Moon more keenly as the Moon will form oppositions and square aspects to these signs.