THE GEMINI NEW MOON: QUALITY OVER QUANTITY (25-26 May, 2017)
Gemini´s energy is abuzz with information.
Some of it is valuable intel.
Some of it is just noise.
There´s a lot of data seeking to swamp our psychic and intellectual receptors at this time. The tendency for many will be to try and spill over into as many fields of inquiry, questions, thoughts, ideas as possible. Which can be a fertile ground for the genesis of genius … or simply a massive exercise in distraction.
In the buildup to this New Moon, the Moon (just exiting Taurus at 28 degrees) squared the North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius. That in itself brought up deep questions of what makes a person feel secure? grounded? rooted? be it in parent-child relationships, friendships, romantic affairs, and so on. It makes us question how we define, express and seek security in the world – and that can be uncomfortable for some (or deeply validating for others – we´re all different.
Shortly thereafter, Venus (19 Aries) squared Pluto (19 Capricorn). This would have brought many personal and professional relationships to the boil – or the breaking point for some.
It´s a powerfully intense, creative energy that gives you the chance to assert who You are, what Your Truth Is … and how much of that is linked with Self-Love.
Control dynamics, especially with those older or more senior than you (or who project themselves to be) will be more clearly revealed. Ideally, this is an energy through which the Self turns to the question of what Legacy it seeks to leave behind – and How. Do you barge your way through? Do you honor the other person´s space and will? Do you cut the chain of dependency and walk the other way?
Depends entirely on your situation. Remember that Free Will is the key, as is your Choice to embody Self-Love .. or not.
This dynamic is intensified by the fact that Pallas Athena (she who brings strategy and wisdom) is conjunct Venus at 19 Aries. Juno (sho who awakens the Soul, through pleasure, pain or both) conjuncts Pluto at 17 Capricorn.
For relationships happy in riding the wave of intensity, it´ll certainly open up some steamy opportunities for sexual energy and/or other forms of deeply rewarding creative expression. This can be expressed through changes in finances, salary, valuations, etc.
I would not be surprised if changes in legislation surrounding issues such as marriage, sexual freedoms (especially for women), provisions for the elderly, etc. also came to the fore.
With the Moon´s activation of the Nodes and Venus squared Pluto in the backdrop, the actual Gemini New Moon itself feels somewhat overshadowed.
Let´s not forget the Grand Fire Trine with Saturn, the Galactic Center, Eris and the North Node ( http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1Yn ) is also at play – amongst other things.
What I´ve also noticed is the desire of the mind to seek data / information (irrespective of its value) to ´fill space´. Wouldn´t advise that necessarily, but rather would suggest a more focused search to your inquiries.
Whatever comes up for you (and a great deal can, given these astrological backdrops) – take a breath.
No matter how complex life seems, sometimes the most powerful solutions are the simplest (which is not the same as the easiest).
For many, the solutions tend to lie in a greater need to address the lower-chakras and the degree to which they are honored and embodied.
Whilst Gemini´s energies deal with the breath, the throat, the formation of duality (and mind) – they still need to emerge from a stable base (form) of some kind – at least within the context of a person.
Listen to your inner voice and pull your energies inwards, so that you reach that quiet space. Grounding (be it sitting under a tree, using smoky quartz, etc.) and deep breathing will be of benefit to still the chatter of the mind at this time. And then some useful work can get done.
Otherwise, pick an activity that you´re not overly invested in – be it knitting, doing a crossword and expend some of that excess mental energy that way – you´ll still be processing through your stuff in the background in any case.
Stay hydrated and try to get decent amounts of sleep.
Lavender and Frankincense essential oils come to mind (always do your research before using them).
The lepidolite gemstone can also be greatly beneficial in journeying through the mental chatter.
From this space of inner calm and stillness, then begin to go deeper and farther. The messages you give and receive will have far more depth. You´ll see them come to fruition around the Gemini Full Moon (December 3, 2017).
The Gemini New Moon goes exact at 19:44 pm, May 25th 2017 UTC time at 4´ 46 degrees.
Blessings to All,
Post Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2017. All rights reserved.
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