A New Moon is a brand new beginning; one cycles ends and another commences. You plant a seed in the dark, moist earth and then you wait. You don’t know what will unfold at this part of the journey; it’s too early. The Moon eclipses the Sun; you must trust your heart; you need a big dose of faith at the New Moon. “Faith is the little bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.”
Gemini is the sign of information, communication, language and learning. In mythology Mercury (the Greek Hermes) was a multi-tasker and a wheeler-dealer; magician, entrepreneur, patron of merchants, travelers and thieves, he guarded borders, crossroads, thresholds and the transactions that took place there. Known as “the messenger of the gods” he was the original Fed-Ex guy; the only god or mortal Pluto allowed in the underworld. He delivered messages from Pluto to the other gods on Mount Olympus as well as between mortals. He even guided souls in and out of the underworld.
Gemini and Mercury govern our thoughts and perceptions; these can imprison us or set us free. At their best they teach us to let go of limited thinking and prejudices and cultivate childlike wonder, curiosity and playfulness. They encourage us to stay open to new information, explore new vistas, experiment, and never, ever stop learning.
The Sun and Moon makes a challenging square to inspirational Neptune is dreamy Pisces. Gemini is the mind; it expresses itself through language and symbols. Neptune rules the invisible and unseen world of the imagination; it doesn’t need words to communicate. These two signs are not necessarily friendly yet working together can give birth to great music, art, poetry, and photography. Intelligent Mercury, at 29 degrees of Gemini (the very last degree) makes a positive sextile to Venus (the esoteric ruler of Gemini) at 29 Aries. The last degree of any sign is said to be critical and charged with energy. Something is ready to end; something is poised to begin. Mars in Libra, now moving forward, makes a positive trine to the Gemini New Moon giving us “some wind beneath our wings.”
“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” –Muriel Rukeyser
According to Michael Mead, storyteller, mythologist, and author, we all have a unique genius, a “seeded soul” and a “story within us that’s waiting to be lived.” That certainly sounds like the birth chart to me! In his book, Fate and Destiny, he writes: “Genius and its older form genii refer to the “spirit that is already there;” the inner genius that enters the world with each child born and that tries to present itself repeatedly throughout one’s life. Fulfilling an individual destiny involves the revelation of one’s genius as well as the development of character needed to carry it to the world.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein
What is your special gift, your particular genius; what is the story you were born to live? This New Moon combining knowledge (Gemini) with imagination (Neptune in Pisces) can spark a clue. Creativity can ignite our genius and wake it up. This week use the energy of this lunation to connect with your genius; play, explore and experiment; stretch beyond the limits of the mind into the vast sea of inspiration and the depths of emotion. A grand water trine between Chiron, Jupiter and Saturn blesses and protects our efforts. Einstein said, “Never lose a holy curiosity.” I can think of no better metaphor for this New Moon.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”