Gemini New Moon
June 16, 2015
If you’ve been following the Journal this year, you know I have been led to focus on the key phrase for each cycle. With this third cycle just beginning the instinct was to circle back to the beginning with this familiar statement: “I think, therefore I am.” by Rene Descartes. This statement creates a short loop back to Aries just two cycles ago. Yet there is so much more to this “I Think” and 9 more cycles yet to go this year!
The most prominent feature of Sandra’s Gemini New Moon Mandala is the Eight Pointed Star, known as The Star of Redemption, also known as The Star of Regeneration. (from religionfacts.com)
The remainder of the mandala is created primarily from:
12 (completed, forms a whole, a perfect and harmonious unity) found in the outer loops and inner “leaves,” two of these three circles of leaves hold an echo… a “duality” if you will.
8 (perfection; infinity; cosmic Christ; symbol of new life, the final Resurrection and the anticipated Resurrection that is baptism.) The eights are found in the star and the petals of the “blossom.”
7 circles (perfect completion), the outermost of which holds a Trinitarian theme in seven sets (3×7 or 21: perfection by excellence; the harmony of creation; the maturity and responsibility of an individual).
(Number Symbolism: Ridingthebeast.com)
This mandala calls us to a rebirth – to the highest possible expression of Self.
The more I experience the Gemini cycle the more I know it to be the cycle of “Spring Cleaning.” There is healing associated with this cycle, and a duality that requires balancing or re-balancing if you will…course corrections and choices to be made.
My favorite memory from the cycle comes from part of a movie I caught at lunchtime early in the cycle. I sat down to ‘You, Me and Dupree’ and my ears perked up near the end of the movie when Dupree spoke about “ness” – in my case my “Lynn-ness” or in yours: (your name) + ness. It is that innate thing or way of being or perhaps even “being” itself that defines us at our core. Once realized, how do we manifest our “ness”? How do we live it out and give ourselves (and others) permission to make choices that are true to our-selves? true to our essence? true to our “ness”? Funny… as I write this a Miller Beer commercial is on TV: “They tell you “it’s” out there, somewhere, upon a star, over a rainbow, through the woods, down a road less traveled, where the grass is greener, life is a dream and everyone’s happily ever after. But “it’s” not on a map or some app… it’s not success or excess. It’s not someday or somehow. It’s wherever you are – whatever is true, here and now, when you are you.”
I realize that adjustments and course corrections may be needed over time due to health, limiting energy reserves, changing family structures (starting families, children going off to college, grandchildren being born, etc.) and our ability to say ‘no’ when it is not a good fit on either or even one side. An early sighting of rabbit after bunny after rabbit in this cycle encouraged me to retreat, to burrow, connect to Mother Earth and collect my Self.
During this cycle I have allowed myself to let go of things and people that no longer resonate with me, to even let go of things that resonate but just don’t realistically fit at this time. I have also let go of situations where I am the odd one out. Having realized my limitations, I pray for acceptance and as always, to do the will of the One Who sent me in this newly forming landscape.
One of my favorite sounds returned to the area last Friday – the annual love song of morning cicadas and night time crickets. Can we sit with them and sing that love song along with them? But, rather than sing in search of another, let us sing this love song to ourselves. In the spirit of this Gemini cycle, can we be open enough….free enough to love ourselves into beautiful, joyful and peace-filled “ness”? And allow others the space to do the same.
Love Hugs and Blessings,