Here’s the chart for the Gemini New Moon:
New Moon in Gemini
May 25, 2017
Gemini is a mutable Air sign, ruled by Mercury, with an emphasis on variety and versatility. Issues involving primary education, language, journalism and transportation become accentuated during the Gemini cycle.
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.
The key phrase for Gemini is “I Think”.
Gemini symbol: Twins
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.
Gemini sits in the east-south-east position 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.
Sabian Symbol for 5º Gemini
“A Revolutionary Magazine Asking For Action”
This degree highlights the explosive tendency of repressed feelings and root emotions. Ultimately it relates to the desire to reach beyond established forms.
— from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar.
Highlights of the New Moon at 4º Gemini 47′ and our advice for this cycle:
The best use of your energy during the Gemini lunation cycle is to pay attention to the quality of your thoughts. They shape the quality of your life. Meditate on the phrase “I Think”. Observe how you communicate, how you make connections (mentally and physically), your ability to acquire and interpret information, and how you deal with the integration of opposites, dualities and multiplicities.
The planetary themes include mental organization, shortened messages, delayed communications, broken connections, serious information, disciplined thinking and slowed commerce (Mercury sesquare Saturn). A need for revision presents a minor challenge, which can be uncomfortable enough to trigger avoidance mechanisms. The tension created is best used to analyze what you’ve learned since late November of last year and come up with a clearer vision and improved reasoning.
There is a heightened potential for stress aroused by painful memories connected to religious and spiritual practices or intolerance. Used more intentionally, philosophical ideals combine with discipline to inspire creative expression (Jupiter quintile Saturn: quindicile Chiron). Release is found in creative activity. An optimistic approach given serious consideration will provide artistic yet practical solutions.
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.
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 Open to New Ideas.
The Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Journal, which usually posts at each phase with tips on working with the current cosmic and lunar energies, is currently on hiatus and the posts are sporadic.
Sandra shares 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.
Quote for this cycle:
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-born theoretical physicist
A Mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our 2017 Gemini New Moon Mandala.
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.
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.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
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.
Nadia Gilchrist has recently captured our attention at Ruby Slipper Astrology, where she writes about the Gemini New Moon.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. 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.
Christina Rodenbeck at The Oxford Astrologer freely writes and posts excellent articles on current transits, world events and the arts. Her monthly horoscopes are well worth a small subscription fee.
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