This New Moon of May 28, 2014 falls in 7 degrees of Gemini, which is the quintessential air sign. Perception and our ability to communicate our thoughts with language separates humans from the animal and mineral kingdoms. The sign Gemini is ruled by the planet, Mercury, the Messenger of the gods. Our ability to think, communicate (whether written, spoken or telepathically) allows all humans to learn, disseminate knowledge, and evolve to new awareness. Astrologically, Gemini is represented by the symbol of the Twins, which we can decode as the left and right brain; logic and intuition working together. Balancing creativity with rationality is the “new normal”. We are moving into a new cycle where the source of all creation lies within us. Do you believe in magic? If not, it is time to wake up. Words are powerful. They can create new worlds or destroy them. Today’s scientific discoveries have raised the bar on the human condition. Scientists have measured that the more we think a particular thought, the deeper the pathway in the brain becomes. Repeating mantras and positive affirmations now have a sound basis in scientific fact. As we look at opening up to new cognitive abilities, it is also important to realize that we are creating new worlds. Inner space, outer space, cyberspace…we are pushing boundaries in all directions.
New Moons signal a new beginning ; a new cycle until the next full moon occurs two weeks later. This is the perfect time to declare your intention for the next two weeks to become fully aware of how your mind create your reality. What do you really want to create with your thoughts and words? “As a man thinks; so he is”.
Mercury, called the “Messenger”, is also in the sign of Gemini during this New Moon. Mercury is in its ruling sign making it particularly potent this month. Mercury rules our communication functions and modes of perception: speaking, writing, brain and nervous system. Not merely our logical thought processes (left brain) are governed by Mercury, but what we are now discovering on a scientific level is what esotericists have maintained all along: communication is not limited to our 5 senses. Telepathy… dream cognition… intuition…channeling…visions are all part of our higher awakened perception. As we now move into a more heightened planetary vibration, we are able to hold more light (more information) on our conscious awareness. Our brain works very much like a computer and Mercury runs the programming….it is time for the upgrade!
Grand Water Trine:
From mid-May through mid-June, Chiron (the wounded-healer asteroid) is in the sign of Pisces and forms grand water trine with Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio. This is a great opportunity for healing old emotional wounding and trauma, and to help ease the stress of the Cardinal Grand Cross and eclipses. (See last month’s update). People who are working in the healing or therapeutic professions may see some amazing breakthroughs with their clients during this time, proving that miracles can and do occur!
The part of the body ruled by Gemini is the arms, hands and respiratory system. During this New Moon period (the next two weeks), it is important to find time to relax and spend a few quiet moments, as the incoming “chatter” around us can take quite a toll on our nervous systems. Geminis, in particular, may feel like they are on “overwhelm”, so try to spend a few hours each day “unplugged” from your telecommunications and computer devices. What “feeds” your brain? Junk food and trivial gossip? Give yourself a brain boost and try learning something new over the summer months: register for a class or take up a new sport. Old fashioned journal writing , reading and enjoying a good movie with friends are still great options for exercising your mind, but without all the electronic static. Yoga, walking in the fresh air and just remembering to breathe are helpful ways to alleviate mental overload.
Wherever the sign of Gemini falls in your chart (the house position) will be activated by this New Moon. Gemini symbolizes how we perceive the universe around us and then convert it into our “knowingness”. For example, if you have Gemini in the 5th house, you may have a creative skill that involves children (books, music, etc.). Gemini in the 6th shows a gift for working in the communication or writing fields. Gemini in the 7th usually attracts a youthful and/or intellectually stimulating partner. Having more than one relationship or marriage is not unusual , if you have Gemini in the 8th house, as this usually goes along with an early curiosity about the “birds and the bees”. Gemini in the 11th likes to join groups that are socially aware and diverse. No matter where Gemini falls in your chart, this is a great time to explore your universe; learn something new; meet new people. Gemini is the “social butterfly” of the zodiac. If you are not an extraverted personality, listen to a talking book or educational CD as you drive to work. We all know that social media is fun and a great way to meet people , but you can actually learn something from taking an internet, or Skype class, as well.
Over the next two weeks, we may see more news stories covering education, children, and medical breakthroughs concerning brain chemistry, learning disabilities, and Alzheimer’s disease.
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