Tuesday, 16 June 2015

New Moon in Gemini ! Don't hate. Meditate!

The invisible New Moon in Gemini today brings a powerful shift in perspective as we press the monthly reset button once again. Gemini represents the duality of the mind and offers us mulitple points of view. This new energy cycle will be chock full of Cleverness, Curiosity, Connections and unbridled  Creativity. 

Oh and did I mention Confrontation? 
There is some rocket fuel  added to the mix (Mars), so we will need to add a pinch of Caution.

That may not be as easy as task as one might wish.   If your inner warrior has been activated lately you will know exactly what I mean. Time for the peace pipe.

Recent standoffs have shown us how easily we can get triggered by others, leading to polarized situations. Remnants of adversarial, us-and-them way of thinking are activated by Mars presence in Gemini.  Our interpersonal relationships are, as usual, the mirrors that will shows us where these residual tensions lie. Wherever 25 degrees Gemini sits in our chart shows where a new way of seeing things could help us let go of anger or resentments as we move forward in a positive way.

With Neptune blurring our vision and confusing the dialogue, that could be tricky. It may sometimes seem that no matter how hard we try, our efforts to communicate  get all mixed up and suddenly it is like we are each speaking different languages.

Hopefully this New Moon will allow us a fresh perspective so we can move out of conflict into connection. Mercury is now direct so that should help.

Our core belief systems determine how we interact with the world, and the recent retrograde  of Mercury invited us to examine/deconstruct our habits of thinking and communicating,  particularly around conflict. 

In my own chart Mercury was moving backward through the seventh house of relationships. I had to face how insecure I can be around conflict: it freaks me out. I am learning that just because someone disagrees with me does not mean they are against me. Or just because I don’t agree with all of someone’s professed values does not mean we cannot still find common ground.  And just because I don’t follow the same line of thought does not mean I do not respect yours. 

Big part of the lesson is that  I do not always have to convince you of the rightness of my own point of view.  I can honour you as well as me without having to agree on everything. We can be connected and yet apart at the same time.
New Moon Alchemy

 This New Moon energy is about uniting opposites. It can help us see another's point of view or find that third option. Look for the seed that emerges from the union of Moon and Sun.  The masculine Sun  (especially in Gemini)  is all about logic and the feminine Moon represents  our intuition and feelings. Working together they give us both sensitivity (Moon) and clarity (Sun).  The peace pipe (above) also symbolizes this union of  yin and yang, the bowl being the feminine and the stem the Masculine. 

The smoke is the breath of life that unites both.  

Gemini awakens our innocence and  curiously, and helps us let go of our rigidity.  Mercury, as ruler of Gemini, wants us to reexamine our stuck ways of thinking so we can break free of polarized thinking and negative belief systems.   

In my own case I have discovered that sometimes my defensive stance is based on a need to please or to have everyone agree etc. My belief (or fear) is that if I don't go along with someone they wont like me  (which in some cases could be true! ) 

Aggressive reactions (my own or others) have thus put me in conflict with my own self, and the resulting tension makes me feel like a failure. Working through some of that has brought me more freedom and also the strength to detach from others opinions of me (or mine of them).

What you think of me is none of my business.

“This New Moon conjunct Mars and square Chiron can bring us face to fact with wounds we have around asserting ourselves, taking a stand or taking action in our lives.

Alternatively this lunation could also face us with where we run rough shod over others and don’t have enough sensitivity or empathy for other people’s ideas or situations they are in.

That fine line between victimization/passivity, healthy assertion and negative aggression is highlighted right now- and it can be very easy to tip over too far in either direction.  "
                                                                          Divine Harmony

 We also have to master  the art of mixing honesty and diplomacy; not an easy task with so much misinformation around. Beware of Neptune throwing false clues into the game.

Col. Mustard did it in the library with a wrench. 


A mindfulness practice is extremely helpful if you are caught in all this mental/emotional obfuscation. It helps to ‘witness’ rather than react.  Start with watching each breath,  and slowing wayyyyy down.

As we become more present we are more able to witness ourselves getting caught up in these random inner (or outer) arguments. As one thought leads to another to another to another, one remark leads to another and to another,  we can get lost in a crazy battle of our own making (its called projection).
If we remain mindful we can learn from what is happening. 

Watch. Observe. Breathe.  

I used to write letters to people in my head… blah, blah, blah… now I write texts or emails,  lol) 

 Of course sometimes it is the other person projecting,  but the result is the same: our body becomes flooded with fight or flight chemicals and we say stuff we wish we hadn’t.  It's all part of the Gemini monkey mind which can be ever so clever and also ever so cruel.   Our heart shuts down to protect ourself.

 'Sticks n stones can hurt my bones but words will never hurt me.'  

 (yeah right!)   

  Neptune in Pisces shows us the answer. Surrender.   Surrender your ego. Surrender your anger.  Surrender being right. 

And sitting opposite the Gemini New Moon is the Galactic Core in Sagittarius. This is the center of our universe and it contains another key to escaping these tensions and petty squabbles.

“The GC whispers that we are part of something larger, and again larger than that.   With Mars and the Sun in this pattern, we have the image of an alternative to anger -- and a hint as to what is at the root of anger: alienation from oneself."

Chiron in Pisces square this Sun can also be part of the answer – maybe the anger and angst is firstly from an alienation from our self, and we are to find that healing with/within our self first; then we can share it with others.”                                       Eric Francis, Planet Waves

Venus (love) approaching Jupiter  (expansion) in Leo (radiant self) wants to shout out to the world:   
Love the life you live, Live the life you love!!!!   Love the one you're with!!  (starting with you)

So in the end this New Moon, yet again,  is ultimately about celebrating and expanding the heart.

Let the heart win. You know you want to!!!

Your focus is the paintbrush, your thoughts, feelings, and energy the paint, and the world is your canvas...      (from conversation with Rob Michaels aka Healing Rob)

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