The half way point of 2016 is here
bringing with it another major opportunity to experience something
different. The month begins as the Sun continues its visit to dualistic
Gemini. This sign is ruled by or associated with the planet Mercury.
Mercury is known for a few qualities – wit and intellect, mental and
verbal energy, quickness and agility (of both mind and body). It is
also associated with youth and early education, and considered the sign
of the “student path”. Eager to learn and impatient to know and
understand, Gemini is known as the “Peter Pan” of the zodiac. If you
really think of the story of Peter Pan, you recognize the story is
about the eternal spirit of youth, the beauty of innocence and
child-like wonder with all things around us, and the powerful belief
that you can create reality out of your thoughts and words. In June our
focus shifts from our basic survival needs to our ideas, thinking, and
communications – the stuff that creates our reality.
We are reminded that life experience is whatever you choose it to be;
it is whatever you choose to think, say, and take action for.
On June 4th, the Gemini New Moon amplifies the need for thought and
communication, but is a complex lunation as it triggers a Grand Mutable
Cross between Venus in Gemini, Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius
and Neptune in Pisces. The Grand Cross (no matter what signs are
involved) always reminds me of that old saying. “A Heavy Cross to Bear”
which more than likely comes from this cosmic alignment. This Grand
Mutable Cross is about being flexible and preparing us for the changing
season ahead. As confusing as a mutable Grand Cross is, it is demanding
we adapt to survive and move into the future. This New Moon in Gemini
is all about the mental realm: communication, speaking, writing,
education, commerce, and travel. However, because of aspects this month
we are being asked to sensitize our thinking and forcing us to look at
the broader picture and how we relate to it.
there is one favorable alignment to this month’s lunation it’s the
exact conjunction the Sun and Moon with Venus. We can expect a lot of
the discussion to be centered on art, music, love, relationships,
money, and social graces (which are eroding by the second, it seems.)
Gemini is often accused of being a superficial sign, due to its
tendency to jump around from one talking point to another and seemingly
never staying on one long enough to get to the bottom. I think this is
less of a problem here with Mercury in Taurus holding steadfast. There
is persistence here in getting points heard and pulled out of others.
It’s a very sociable New Moon, and what starts off as a lighthearted
good time and lively banter can turn up quality information.
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