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Friday, June 19, 2015

New Moon in Gemini and Sun Enters Cancer - Summer is Coming

We had a major astrological event this week with the annual New Moon in Gemini.  It occurred on June 16th at 10:00 a.m. in 25 degrees of Gemini.  This was a very special new moon because it occurred on the heels of Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, going direct and because Gemini symbolizes the magician and messenger who can send communications at warped speeds into other dimensions.  It was a fabulous new moon to trust your intuition to make new beginnings, which after all, is a major theme of new moons.  In the sign of Gemini, it was also a time to reboot mentally, appreciate the humor in life and accept the exciting challenges coming upon us.

This new moon also made some very powerful alignments with Mars and Chiron.  It conjuncted Mars in Gemini, inconjuncted Saturn in Scorpio and squared Chiron in Pisces.  On that day I posted these two tweets:

“Gemini New Moon today conjunct Mars can make us antsy to take action & be on the move but quincunx to Saturn puts the brakes on.”

“Gemini New Moon squares Chiron in Pisces today. Emotional healing is possible through compassionate communication & forgiveness.”

Other themes which pertained to this new moon in Gemini included reconciling duality and assimilating information.  This was especially pertinent this year because Mercury is direct now, freeing us up to process all of that information before we embrace the new and implement the changes that we desire.  A new moon in Gemini is also an ideal time to forge connections with others in our neighborhoods and perhaps engage in social media to connect with others.  Conversely, if we have become too addicted to technology, it might be nice to take a brief break from social media. And if we are saddled with ancient technology, we can feel a green light to invest in upgrading our technology now that Mercury is direct.  So if you feel like you need a new cell phone or computer, go for it!  Purchase that upgrade.

I understand the moon’s inconjunct or quincunx to Saturn all too well, as I have it natally in exactly the same signs.  I have a natal moon in Gemini and Saturn in Scorpio.  True to form, Saturn being back in Scorpio for the next three months is causing old fears regarding security issues and finances to resurface through memories and dreams.  Indeed, this aspect had a profound impact on me as it caused me to reflect on where I have come and how I need to make adjustments to get where I am destined to be.  I have always been inspired by the work of Carl Jung, and this week has truly reminded me of the title of his biography Memories, Dreams, Reflections.  Carl Jung was one of the first psychiatrists to believe in and use astrology in his practice.  He actually looked at a client’s chart before their appointment and I am convinced that the insight he obtained was invaluable in their treatment.

On June 21st. we have another big astrological event.  The Sun enters the sign of Cancer, heralding the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. It is also known as the Summer Solstice. This year it also falls on Father’s Day.  The moon changes signs and enters Virgo about twenty minutes after the sun enters Cancer.  So both the sun and moon align in a harmonious sextile around 1:00 p.m. that day.  This is very nice energy indeed.  

Many people like to engage in rituals to commemorate the Summer Solstice.  If you want to keep it simple, try seizing the day by being kind to yourself.  Look at the trines and sextiles in your chart instead of focusing on the oppositions, squares and inconjuncts.  Express a little gratitude for these easygoing aspects.  We are entering the season of summer, when we can kick back a little and enjoy life more. Summertime fun, easy living and time for vacations are officially here.  It’s time to engage with others and be more social.  No one can dispute the fact that the first half of 2015 has been challenging with the last Uranus/Pluto square and the spring eclipses, but we should have smoother sailing ahead for the next couple of months.

If you don’t know what your trines and sextiles are in your chart, consider getting an astrological reading with me.  You can learn more about my menu of astrological services at:

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Happy Father’s Day!


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