"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini

  The dark side of this last moon phase has seemed to be especially trying for some and relaxing for others who took advantage of the Taurean energy Sunday and Monday to just enjoy themselves! Today's Gemini Moon harmonized early this morning with Uranus to perhaps bring insight to a difficult communication issue, so pay attention to your hunches and thoughts that seemed to appear out of the blue.

  The Sun, also being in Gemini, interacts with saturnine Saturn pressing us to be versatile and succinct with any necessary verbal or written interactions today. Just make sure you take care of business and get things accomplished - what do you need to write, say or do to tie up some loose end? Later this afternoon, the Moon makes this same aspect to Saturn before joining with the Sun at 5:03 p.m. for the New Moon, beginning a new lunar cycle for the month ahead.

  The Moon coming together with the Sun in Gemini heralds a month of sociability, adaptability and versatility, possibly making it hard to be pinned down to one point of view. A little of this... a little of that...what's a rational, thinking person to do...?! Well, one thing is to try something new when you're feeling restless, something that challenges your mind and gets you thinking. Try writing your ideas or goals, insights or dreams in a journal. Gemini not only rules the lungs, but the shoulders, arms and hands as well and the simple act of writing can help solidify your thoughts. Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and as the "messenger of the gods", he may be bringing you an important piece of information... if you're listening.

  Today's Solar Eclipse is the first of three eclipses within a month... June 1st, June 15th and July 1st! Wow... that's a lot of energy to grab hold of and put to good use for the next several months. If an eclipse degree aspects a personal point in your natal chart, it can have a significant affect on your life for the next six months; certainly wherever it occurs in your natal chart will see some activity. But, one eclipse at a time and this first one is a Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees of Gemini, emphasizing communication and interacting with your higher self, then others. Eclipses don't always seem to have a personal affect, but expect to hear a lot in the media, on the news, and in your social networking platforms in the month ahead.

  Tomorrow brings Mercury's move into the sign it rules - Gemini, where he will reside for only two weeks, cruising through here at about two degrees a day! The waxing Moon phase is going to be quite busy as invitations, offers and choices swirl about us for the next two weeks... ponder, meditate and write it down for clarity. This is a great time to use your intellect and express your thoughts or figure out something that has been puzzling you. When Mercury leaves it's home territory for the emotional waters of Cancer the day after the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in two weeks, you may not feel like talking about it.

  Friday is an interesting mix of the moody Cancer Moon at first harmonizing with Jupiter and Neptune in the morning for  compassionate understanding and meditative insight, but then something throws us for a loop at noon. Try to be flexible and go with the flow. Later, the Moon makes challenging aspects with both Pluto and Saturn causing you to wonder who is holding all the cards and what did you do to tick them off...?! The evening may be better spent alone, getting some things accomplished, as your emotional reserves will probably be low. If you have to work or engage with others, be gentle with yourself and everyone you encounter. The Course in Miracles reminds me that "an attack is a cry for love".

  The weekend has Cancer Moon in effect until Sunday at 11:03 a.m. when it enters sunny Leo territory. Spend Saturday getting things done around the house and maybe having a barbecue that afternoon or evening. Plan to have fun with children or remember what it was like to be a kid on Sunday afternoon. People are warm, dramatic and creative under the Leo influence; just avoid being dogmatic or snobby to get things to go your way.

  As always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!


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