Here’s the chart for the Gemini New Moon:
The sign of Gemini is associated with information, communication, duality, and mentality. The house holding Gemini in the natal chart shows an area of life where one can be inconsistent, argumentative, and cunning, as well as adaptable, perceptive, and socially adept. Gemini is a mutable sign, ruled by Mercury, with an emphasis on variety and versatility. Issues involving primary education, language, journalism and transportation become accentuated during Gemini.
Sabian Symbol for 15º Gemini:
“Two Dutch Children Talking To Each Other, Exchanging Their Knowledge.” This degree signifies the need to communicate one’s experience with another in order to view it objectively.
Highlights of the New Moon at 14º Gemini 53″:
This Gemini lunation cycle is about adapting to change and increasing knowledge via connection with others. With six planets making a grand cross in mutable signs there is a building tension in search of release. The continued retrograde activity of Mars, Saturn, and Pluto suggests that it will be another month before any forward motion will be seen.
Sun and Moon conjunct Venus; all 3 square Jupiter and septile Uranus:
Heightened curiosity and short attention spans keep things superficial while producing an overwhelm of information. The desire for pleasure encourages overindulgence. A generalized restlessness amps up the tension.
Saturn square Neptune:
Delays in progress and disintegration of structures. Nebulous conditions foster confusion. Difficulties telling the difference between illusion and reality.
Gemini symbol: The Twins
The key phrase for Gemini is “I Think”.
Gemini sits in the southern end of the eastern quarter on the Medicine Wheel.
Gemini correlates to Illumination, the third step on the Eastern pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. The renewal process of the Aries cycle led to clarity and a fresh vision of yourself, which in turn led to a better understanding and wiser use of your personal resources during the Taurus cycle. The Gemini cycle offers enlightenment via information, education, and connection with others.
Our advice for this 29.6-day cycle:
Pay attention to the quality of your thoughts. They shape the quality of your life.
Since you know that signs of external progress will take another month to unfold, we recommend dedicating this cycle to exploring and enhancing your use of language. Focus on using your creativity and imagination to develop your communication skills. Exchange information and ideas. Communicate who you are and what you love. Listen and learn. Start a journal. Take a creative writing class. Speak with sensitivity. Tell a story. Write poetry. Sing love songs.
We will be posting suggested activities and exercises appropriate for each phase in the Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal.
Questions to ask yourself for additional insight:
- How are your thoughts contributing to your personal development?
- What triggers your curiosity?
- When and with whom are you most verbal?
- Are there words or phrases you use repeatedly?
- How are your relationships with siblings and/or neighbors?
- How might you communicate with greater clarity?
- What situations bring out the student, teacher or debater in you?
- Do you speak your truth?
Affirm: I Am A Messenger of Love.
The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal posts at each phase with tips on working with the current cosmic and lunar energies.
Sandra shares how she follows the moon in her personal moon phase journal, Sunny’s Days. We invite you to join her walk through the year. Declare your intentions – start your own moon phase journal. Share your images, words, colors, and goals for this lunation cycle in the comments below the posts.
Attune to the qualities of Gemini with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The Lovers.
The Lovers depict the alchemical marriage of heaven and earth. The Lovers represent the union of opposite but complementary modes of existence. The lesson is to make responsible choices and to communicate Love.
Confer with The Lovers when faced with an important decision, to attract love into your life or to heal a relationship.
Quote for this cycle:
“Learn as much by writing as by reading.”
~ John Dalberg-Acton (1834 – 1902) English Catholic historian, politician, and writer
A Mandala is a powerful meditation device for focusing sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print the 2016 Gemini New Moon Mandala to Color.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process. See her latest New Moon Mandala and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
In addition to her 2016 Lifecycle Forecast on our site, artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms. In her post Gemini New Moon: Pinwheels she says, “The Gemini season boasts the perfect cosmic weather for exploring ideas. What do we want to learn? What sorts of people would be interesting to visit? Which are the books that belong on your summer reading list?”
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions in her post Gemini New Moon at StephanieGailing.com. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.
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