The new moon in Gemini lands Saturday, June 17th at 21:37 PDT (that's Sunday June 18th at 00:37 EDT), at 26° Gemini.
This is our new beginning through the energetic prism that is Gemini for 2023. In six months, at the late November Gemini full moon, we'll get to harvest what we plant now.
And right now, what we plant is infused with the MAGIC of the cosmos. In this post I'm going to tell you why June's new moon has the potential to be so magical, so keep reading.
The ruler of this Gemini new moon is Mercury, known as both "the messenger," and the "Magician."
Gemini rules the mind, information, thoughts, and communication.
Gemini is a mutable sign, known for being quick and changeable - mercurial.
To get a better understanding of this energy, think of The Magician in the major arcana of the tarot.
"Meaning: Originality, creativity, skill, will-power, self-confidence, dexterity and slight of hand. It is about grasping the unseen around you, and harnessing it to become reality." ~Shadowscapes Tarot
Think of yourself as the alchemist of your life now, the magician, standing at the center of your own universe, harnessing the energetic currents at play and elements as they swirl around you.
You are the vessel of creation, with feet rooted into the earth and crown connected to source inspiration above - you are the ones whose inspirations and actions mix in the heart and flow through into action that makes dreams reality.
See yourself as the alchemist of your life now.
But there's more to this new moon than just being ruled by Mercury that makes it magical.
Venus and the Gemini New Moon.
As the new moon is exact this weekend, Mercury in Gemini makes a beneficial alignment to Venus now in Leo.
Venus rules love and money, relationships and resources (Libra and Taurus, respectively) but by way of just one thing: self-value. That's because Venus is the planet of pleasure, desire, and attraction, and the law of attraction says "like attracts like." We don't get what we want, we get that of which we truly , deep down, in our bones, feel like we are actually deserving and worthy.
It's an alignment thing, and there's no faking it.
This means that this particular Gemini new moon is blessed by Venus - and Venus in Leo no less.
Venus landed in Leo on June 5th and will be there until early October - the longest Venus has graced the sun's sign of creative self-expression and the heart since the early 1800's. She is spending four months in the sign because she will be retrograde there from late July into September. Venus retrograde is about journeying to face the shadow within so we can reclaim our inherent sense of self-worth from whatever has gotten us tangled and out of sorts. We can consider the entirety of Venus in Leo this year as our own personal renaissance - a time to come home to ourselves and who we truly our in our hearts - a reawakening and rebirth.
Jupiter-Saturn and the Gemini New Moon.
This new moon has a couple of powerful backers working behind the scenes - Jupiter and Saturn.
It might not feel like it right now, because just hours before this new moon is exact, Saturn stations retrograde at 7° Pisces, but this is a good thing. Let me explain.
Saturn just moved into Pisces for a 2 1/2 year transit back in March, and in the big picture, this 2 1/2 year period is a transition period, as we have Pluto making it's move into Aquarius (til 2044) all this year, then by spring 2025, we'll have Saturn into Aries, Uranus into Gemini, and Neptune into Aries, completing all of the outer planet sign changes that began with Saturn into Pisces and Pluto into Aquarius this year.
Saturn makes things real, and Pisces is the realm of dreams and ideals, of the connection of all of life. So when we have Saturn in Pisces, we know that part of this transit is about helping us make our dreams reality, for the highest good of all. And part of that is going to be about Saturn showing us where we are being unrealistic, escapist, off-course, and off in fantasy land.
Saturn is about the 3D world, and a planet of karma. Retrogrades are about karma too. So Saturn retrograde is always going to involve karmic themes.
But remember that Saturn is a mentor and a teacher that wants to show us how to make our dreams real in the 3D world. When Saturn is at work in our lives we can feel restricted and oppressed, depressed, and pessimistic. But Saturn always rewards our work. Always. Satisfying Saturn involves having patience and being responsible and showing up with persistence, integrity, and discipline. This won't go unrewarded.
Here's the thing: (the really magical thing). Saturn is stationing retrograde in sync with this Gemini new moon this weekend, and it's doing so with the full support of gift-bringer Jupiter. That's huge. This means that this year's Saturn retrograde is blessed by Jupiter, planet of opportunity, expansion, growth, luck, and abundance.
This means that our new moon beginnings this weekend are blessed by both benefics (blessing-bringing planets) - Venus and Jupiter.
This means that what we begin now has a very strong chance of being successful, especially if we satisfy Saturn over the coming months.
As this is a "new mind moon," being a new beginning in the sign of Gemini, ruler of mind and thoughts, it all begins with your thoughts, so make sure that they are aligned with what you want to create in your life from here on out.
This is how you work the magic, the alchemy.
~Happy manifesting! (PS - set your SMART goals for about six months out - early December - that's when you're likely to start seeing the fruits of your labors!)
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