"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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gemini New Moon

   The Moon joins the Sun in the 25th degree of Gemini at 10:06 am, but not before meeting up with active Mars in Gemini at 9:06am this morning. The Moon is hardly ready to jump into all the activity that Mars has plans for, just coming out of her most inactive time, the Balsamic phase. It's like a puppy jumping on the bed to wake you and you're still groggy in dreamland... but you get moving and there's the Sun to pull you out of bed! Then the Moon becomes inactive again... that's right, void-of-course until 6:51pm when she enters her own watery realm of Cancer.

   It's like a strange yo-yo affect, or a game of push-me, pull-me today. Gemini sets the stage for ideas, plans and negotiations, but the timing is a bit off for finalizing anything. Take the information you glean and set it aside until later tonight or even later in the week. Yes, you still have unfinished business to take care of as seen by an opposition from Mercury to Saturn in the New Moon chart. Mercury rules Gemini and having come out of a recent retrograde period, is retracing familiar degrees until the 27th when he/she leaves the shadow phase behind and can move forward unencumbered, for the most part.

   Saturn is the other half of that opposition and he is retrograde, and only yesterday moved backwards into the last degree of Scorpio. This is the other thing holding you back until August 3rd when Saturn turns Direct again. It isn't until Saturn moves forward over those last two degrees of Scorpio to enter Sagittarius again that we get the independence and freedom to move forward with our plans. Use the opposition of what you are planning to have happen (Mercury) and what needs to be finished in a joint partnership (Saturn in Scorpio) to get all your ducks in a row over the next two months.

   Patience (Saturn), keeping the puppy (Mars) on a leash and gathering information (Mercury) are the highlights of this New Moon phase. Venus, representing, love, money and beauty, is coming up to join Jupiter for an opportunity later this week - Saturday actually. You need to prepare mentally to be in an optimistic frame of mind when your chance to improve your love life, bank balance or overall situation appears! Venus is in fun-loving Leo until July 18th and Jupiter is there until August 10th. Let the good times roll, banish worry and when your work day is done, enjoy yourselves!!

   The Sun moves into Cancer on June 21st, at the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer. It's also Father's Day in America, so honor your father in whatever way he'd appreciate. I think I'll find a BBQ and cook some linguica on the grill... Dad would have loved that! Maybe I'll paint a duck for him, or tell my favorite stories about him... no matter, he'll be happy if I just enjoy myself.

   Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

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