Happy Summer Solstice! This month we have yet another power- packed solar eclipse with the New Moon in the sign of Gemini. Gemini is an intellectual air sign; it opens the way for new ideas in travel, social networking and commerce. June is usually the month of weddings, graduations, and fun parties; we want to celebrate life! With Mercury retrograde people from your past may pop up; perhaps for a final closure, or just to say “Hello”. It is important during any Mercury retrograde not to scatter your energy, but it is especially so during the solar “dimming” of the eclipse. This Solar Eclipse may jump start certain events and circumstances in your life depending on where the eclipse falls in your chart (unless it is your birthday), you have a three to six month window of opportunity. This is a time to be flexible, and know that all is in Divine Timing!
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SOLAR ECLIPSE NEW MOON IN GEMINI JUNE 10, 2021
All Solar Eclipses are New Moons, and this one is especially important as both the Sun and the Moon are traveling in the same sign as the North Node placement (Gemini), signaling that this is both the ending and a new beginning of a cosmic 19 year cycle. Who you were and what you were doing back in 2002 has relevance now. Although the lessons are usually not exactly the same, there may be similar themes in your life that emerge now. It is worth reflecting on those if you seem to be repeating an old pattern somewhere in your life. If your birthday falls on or near June (or May 26), the second half of this year is one of major change for you. Since the last Full Moon eclipse in Sagittarius occurred on May 26, you may be in the process of completion or emotional release before the new can begin. There is more information coming in with this Gemini eclipse. New pieces of the puzzle are being revealed. There may be a greater sense of things finally coming together at the end of 2021 with the eclipses of November 18 and December 4. Everything is in Divine Timing.
This New Moon in June falls in the sign of Gemini, the mutable Air sign, the mental communicator par excellence of the zodiac. Gemini is changeable; mercurial (like Mercury). The lesson with this New Moon is that we are not just ruled by our emotions, but Mind and Heart need to work as one. It is the ability to think and communicate (whether written, spoken or telepathically) which 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. Words ARE powerful. They can create new worlds or destroy them. Negative rhetoric, propaganda, and media spins can have a brain-washing effect, if we are not discerning individuals. Toxic thought forms bombard us constantly. The ceaseless streaming of TV news, talk-radio, and social media chatter can pollute our brain waves. The more we learn to turn off this mental interference, the more we are able to tune into our own inner guidance. Try meditation or yoga; practice positive affirmations and healing mantras; walk in nature; and above all BREATHE (Gemini rules the lungs). Scientists have measured that the more we think a particular thought, the deeper the pathway in the brain becomes. Repeating mantras and positive affirmations for health and healing now have a sound basis in scientific fact.
As the world we know (or knew it ), morphs into something entirely new, it is important to realize that we are the creators of our reality… inner space, outer space, and cyberspace…we are pushing boundaries in all directions! During this New Moon eclipse time, our thoughts, our beliefs and especially, our words are “resonance messengers” transmitting vital information to our brains, our cells, and our world at large. “As a man thinks, so he is.”
Wherever the sign of Gemini falls in your chart (by house position) will be activated by this New Moon. Gemini symbolizes how you perceive the universe, and then convert it into your knowingness. It is your own personal binary brain encoding. This house also shows the area of your chart, where you like to play; have fun and be social. For example, if you have Gemini in the 5th house, you may have a fully developed creative skill or hobby (writing, music, art, performing, dance, sports, etc.); your creative efforts are like your “children”; or you may actually be in a profession doing work that involves children. Gemini in the 11th house loves to join groups, organizations or social media.
The parts of the body ruled by Gemini are the arms, hands and lungs. Breathing problems, allergies, nervousness, sleep disorders, and restless anxiety are all Gemini related issues. During this New Moon, Geminis, in particular, may feel like they are on overwhelm, so try to spend a few hours unplugged from your electronic devices and go out into nature wherever possible. Remember, oxygen feeds your brain. If you are feeling anxious with too much going on, get a notebook or journal and jot down your thoughts and ideas the old-fashioned way. The physical act of writing is an amazingly healing experience and one of the best paths to self-discovery.
Sun, Moon, Mercury Retrograde in Gemini Square Neptune Retrograde in Pisces: Retrogrades, in general, signify re-thinking, re-doing, re-evaluating something; you get an opportunity to make better choices the second time around, or at least have the valuable experience of a lesson previously learned. The North Node in Gemini with this eclipse provides us with the potential for upgrading our entire “mental” system, or in other words, you may reframe your way of thinking over the next few months in a more positive, evolutionary way. This is the time to give up any old negative thought forms that no longer serve you.
With both the Sun and Moon, as well as Mercury in Gemini (its home sign), you may be processing new ideas, concepts, information and communication at an incredible speed, but finding the right words, the right voice, or the right time is not so easy. Gemini also rules travel, so check and recheck details if you are taking a trip this month.
As I have stated many times before, Mercury retrograde is not the best time to purchase an expensive computer, smart phone or car. However, we must all live our lives, so if you must purchase, keep your receipts in a safe place. Also, the entire Gemini group of planets makes a challenging aspect with Neptune in Pisces. This adds more confusion and chaos to the mix. Take some time out. Meditation, biofeedback, deep breathing, yoga, all forms of alternative healing help to mitigate mental stress. Stop the mental pressure, and do something physical instead. Watch your words and double check everything you have to sign. It may feel like you are taking three steps forward and two back, but that is because things are not quite fully developed yet due to the energy of both eclipses. More details are forthcoming. Remain flexible and be present. It may be better to move forward with important plans once Mercury goes direct after June 22.
Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus: I have spoken about this year-long challenging aspect between Saturn and Uranus in previous newsletters. Once again this theme is freedom vs. rules and restriction. Many issues that we have been grappling with collectively and personally since last year are still with us in 2021.It is easy to see how this plays out in politics and the world stage, but how have you been coping with any limitation or the re-structuring of your personal way of life? Saturn is the “ring pass not” of the zodiac. Where Saturn falls in the Aquarius house(s) of your birth chart will delineate the testing cycle that you have been experiencing since December 14, 2020.
Summer Solstice June 20, 2021: The Sun shifts into the sign of 0 degrees Cancer at 11:32pm EDT signaling the first day of summer and longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. The word solstice comes from the Latin for “sun standing still”, since during this time the sun has the illusory effect of remaining stationery at its farthest point from the earth. The earth blossoms and seems more vibrant and joyous during the summer months, as we free ourselves from the constraints of being indoors and enjoy more time in the life-giving rays of the sun. Since the earliest times on earth, the light at its fullest expression allowed humans to celebrate the Divine Union of Masculine and Feminine energy. The earliest cultures knew instinctively that the lushness and fertility of Mother Nature during this time ensured their survival and propagation in harsher times. Today, allow the longer days and brighter light to bring more joy into your life. As simple as it sounds: fresh air, laughter, and nature are the best medicine.
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: In ancient Egypt, the god Thoth was the god of wisdom, medicine, writing and all esoteric knowledge. The Greeks knew him as Hermes, and the Romans as Mercury. In Egypt, he is depicted as a tall man with the head of an ibis bird holding a long reed pen (stylus) and scribe’s palette. He was considered the Master of Magic and Alchemy, and the author of the “Emerald Tablets”. During this New Moon, you may want to call on Thoth as a Guide to help you access your inner wisdom and your healing words of power.
NEW MOON MEDITATION WITH THE EGYPTIAN GOD, THOTH:
If you have a particular crystal that you work with for meditation, please do so.Thoth favors moonstone, emerald, and clear quartz. You may also use a white or yellow candle. Find a comfortable position where your body feels at ease and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths while emptying your mind of the day’s thoughts and concerns. Concentrate on a golden ball of energy floating above you. Visualize this golden aura of light extending from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. Continue to breathe deeply. Feel a golden spiral of energy spinning inside your heart chakra and, then, filling your body from the inside out with a warm, expansive glow. As your body begins to feel lighter, you feel as if you are being transported into an enormous pyramid of golden light. You have entered a hidden chamber, filled with columns of emerald green and gold, which create cascading prisms of light everywhere. As this celestial light filters through your body, you realize that you have now entered the crystalline Temple of the Egyptian god, Thoth. This temple contains your soul’s Hall of Records, where you can access your “soul signature” and purpose. You now see the form of the god, Thoth, standing before you. In his hand he holds a pure white scroll with your name written in golden letters. He tells you this is your time of “graduation”. You have passed some extremely difficult tests over the past few months, and now you are ready to start a new cycle. Take some time to meditate on what it is that you really wish to manifest in the coming weeks. Try to be as specific as possible. Thoth reminds you that your words and thoughts are extremely powerful. Thoth now places the scroll into your hands. There may be a symbol; word or sound that comes to you when you feel it. This is part of your “soul signature”, and you are now ready to recognize it. Your heart expands with light at his words, and your mind feels crystal clear. You are energized and excited as you come back to your full consciousness and realize what an extraordinary adventure awaits you!!