New Moon in Gemini, May 2014
Thursday 29th May 2014, 4.40am (AEST)
Phew, what an intense few weeks …Since April, there has been significant change for many of us, and many of us are still reverberating from the impact. Now is the time to take a breath, survey our new surroundings, and use this new moon and new beginning to carry us forward with the new insights and perspecties we have gained.
The passions, clarity and understanding that were illuminated by the recent Lunar and Solar eclipses, the grand cross and the Scorpio full moon can now be put into action by this new moon in Gemini.
Fortunately, because the new moon in Gemini is ruled by Mercury it gives our ideas form and coherence so that we can begin and continue to action what needs to be done. This is the time to start asking different questions and looking for new perspectives on things. We feel a deeper sense of belonging and connection with others, inspiring us to share our messages, while making it easier to pollinate our ideas and communicate our passions.
However, slowing everything down again is our second Mercury Retrograde from 7th June to 1st July. Mercury is going retrograde in the signs of Gemini and Cancer, focusing us on our work and family life. This could very well be a time of finding the right work/life balance. Certainly it will illuminate the various push/pull conflicts we are facing and this period could test our limits and boundaries.
If you have been putting on a brave face, while crumbling inwardly under the pressure of what is expected of you, this could be the moon that brings it to the surface to be dealt with so that you can make those changes.
This may bring up some emotional issues around communication, especially if you have difficulty in speaking your truth when dealing with issues of power and control. Try not to get sucked into people´s dramas or power games. The more you can express calmly and sincerely what is in your heart, with clarity, love and compassion, the better the outcome can be.
Be aware not to over-analyze over this moon as you could find yourself ruminating over issues you have no control over. Instead, see the cosmic joke and not get too serious if things become chaotic. Gemini enables us to choose our reactions and responses by giving us the power of perspective. If you become too rational and controlling you will find yourself more stressed and anxious.
When we allow ourselves to surrender and accept life as it is, and not as we would like it to be, we are more able to see that life is always co-creating with us, and recognise the blessings in the burden. It all depends on what reflection you are looking at.
The new moon in Gemini reminds us that we are a global community and over this moon we can often see more clearly the magical synchronicities and connections, especially when our intentions are clear and we know exactly what we want to manifest.
However, the airy Gemini energy can often be scattered so stay focused and prioritize over these next few weeks. Don’t lose the main direction of where your passion is taking you or you could find yourself going off on a tangent and wasting valuable time, resources and effort.
If you do feel wobbly over this moon, do something practical. Meditate, head to a kundalini yoga class or do something completely different that will take you out of your mind and into your body, so you can hear the messages from your heart. We recommend trying this meditation to help you stay focused!
The new moon in Gemini is also a good time for socialising, meeting new people and trying new things, so don’t let shyness or fear stop you. We are now well prepared enough to break through the fear and self-doubt and follow the impulse to jump into the unknown.
I will end this Moonscope with the wise words of Sara Paddison, The Hidden Power of the Heart:
Being vulnerable doesn´t have to be threatening.
Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest.
This opens the door to deeper communication all around.
It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life.
Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us.
These secrets are what make us sick or fearful.
Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.
Love and Blessings to my moon sista Rebekah Shaman for this post. Xxx
New Moon Ritual
The new moon in Gemini is all about communicating and sharing our passions, ideas, and visions with others. However, many of us are stuck in self-doubt and the inner critic so we don’t open ourselves to the possibility of change.
There is no easy way to breakthrough fear except by just doing it. The higher the stakes and the more stuck we are in the status quo, the harder it is to jump into the unknown. But the more we deny our heart’s desire the more unhappy and frustrated we become.
We are who we think we are, and a Gemini moon is perfect to envision the greatest version of ourselves. This ritual helps us align with a new vision of who we are becoming, and the confidence to believe it.
Find a time when all your chores are completed and you have some space for you. Create a sacred space by lighting some incense and candles, and put on some ambient music. Sit comfortably and breathe deeply. Take some full yogic breaths. As you draw in the in breath imagine you are drawing up all the fear, anxiety and tension up into your lungs and as you exhale imagine it leaving your body. Do this three times.
Become aware of your body, your toes, calves, knees, thighs, hips, bottom, back, stomach, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms, elbows, lower arms, hands fingers, throat, face and scalp.
Allow all the stress to ebb out of your body by focusing on the body sensations, and becoming the observer of your thoughts until you feel relaxed and at peace. With your eyes closed invite the greatest vision of yourself to come forth and reveal itself to you. Remain the observer.
Feelings of anxiety and fear of this greatness may come up but let them pass so that you can calmly and clearly face your greatest vision of who you are. Silence the inner critic by not getting emotionally attached to what is coming up and allow the vision to get stronger so that every cell of your body is vibrating with this new vision.
Just allow whatever negative/critical feelings that are coming up, out through the soles of the feet as black sludge. Remember not to bring your thoughts, mind or inner critic into this meditation, just let go of all the negativity as black sludge. This is about non-attachment so you can face yourself.
Now send a gratitude prayer to God/Universe/Nature for all the gifts in your life, especially the fear. Doubt is a precursor to creativity, so that we overcome our mental limitations, go beyond our comfort zones and become more of who we are.
Feel love, gratitude and compassion flowing around your body and out into the world. You can name specific people or situations and focus the energy where you want it to go. This is very powerful as our energy ripples out and vibrates around the planet affecting everything.
For the next two weeks follow your intuition and contact who ever pops into your mind before your rational thinking and insecurities stop you. You will be amazed at the magic and synchronicities. Remember FEAR is just False Expectations Altering Reality, and the quickest way to breakthrough is by jumping in anyway!!
Mercury Retrograde – 7th June to 1st July
Mercury retrograde is soon upon us and we have just under two weeks to make a disciplinary effort to complete as much as we can before 7th June. For those of you who are not familiar with Mercury Retrograde, Mercury is the planet of Communication and every four months it goes retrograde (meaning it looks as if it is going backwards from the perspective of Earth) for about three weeks.
This can have a detrimental effect on any electronic devices, with malfunctions, breakdowns and quirks appearing in the system. Timing may seem to be out slightly, things may not seem flow as smoothly and usually simple short trips and appointments become more complicated to fulfil. Likewise, written communications and signed agreements can often look very different after Mercury goes forward again, so it is advisable not to sign anything important or make any life-changing decisions until after 11th July, (this only relates to new opportunities that happen during a Mercury Retrograde. If you have been working on an agreement, property move etc for some time a Mercury Retrograde may slow the process down but it won’t change the situation significantly!).
Mercury Retrograde plays an important part in our yearly cycle as it slows things down, enabling us to have a breather from the intense flow of the river. It gives us the opportunity to re-examine, reflect and revise what we have been working on over the last few months to make sure we are on the right track and clear on our visions and goals.