The Gemini new moon of the 3rd of June, occurred on the 12°31′ marks a period of transition, centered around the specialties of the sign: gathering, exchanging, categorizing information. It also activates the mutable T-squares of June, so during the 28 days of the current lunation there are a lot of promises, choice points and crossroads. However circumstances are so changeable, that makes hard to make decisions. Making a difference between real opportunities and mirages is also a challenge.
The new moon makes a loose conjunction with the fixed star Aldebaran. (Still it is within the orb of 2°30 as Alderbaran is a strong star. )
„The great ‘red giant’, war-like Aldebaran, marking the right of eye of the Bull (Gemini 9°47) is one of the four “Guardians of Heaven” – sentinels watching over other stars. It formed one of the four royal stars of Persia as “Watcher of the East”. It is also one of the fifteen Behenian stars. However, it’s presence in the new moon chart is a mixed blessing: according to the ancients, its influence resembles to a mixture of Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. As Vivian Robson puts it, „It gives honor, intelligence, eloquence, steadfastness, integrity, popularity, courage, ferocity, a tendency to sedition, a responsible position, public honors and gain of power and wealth through others, but its benefits seldom prove lasting and there is also danger of violence and sickness”. [Robson, Fixed Stars and Constellations p.120.] Source : The Constellations of Words
New moons mark the beginnings of a 28 day cycle and they are also favorable for fresh starts, especially on the areas of life where they fall on your chart. Full moons are culmination points, where the results of the processes started during the previous lunar cycle are emerging. The next full moon occurs on the 17th of June, while the following new moon of the 2th of July is also a solar eclipse. The days before the first quarter of the moon (10th of June) are more favorable to start new projects.
The sign of Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of mental activity, communication, travel, commerce. It is a transmitter and a receiver of information and knowledge. Social contacts and intellectual pursuits, looking for for people open to our ideas or whose skills can complement our own will be important during the current lunation. (See more details about the Gemini season in my previous article)
However, more planets in Gemini indicate a period of duality and fast-moving information. Situations may quickly morph into each other, people around us may change easily their minds, but our own plans, moods, motivations and perspectives may alter equally quickly. This sign is easy to be distracted; superficiality and lack of persistence, restlessness, irritability, bouncing between topics, plans and social engagements. may be an issue. Gossiping, jumping easily to conclusions while missing important details may also create complications.
This year these tendencies will be more emphasized, as the current new moon is a part of the series of mutable T-squares I covered in one of my previous articles. Actually it triggers the T-square between Sun, Jupiter and Neptune, perfecting on the 9th/10th of this month. (During the end of the spring and June planets transiting Gemini join the square between Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune is Pisces, a formation of great promises and great delusions ruling the skyies during most of this year. The square perfects for the second time on the 16th of June between Jupiter Rx and Neptune, Sagittarius – Piseces 18°43, so the whole month is dominated by a strong and challenging combination of mutable energy.)
We will experience a period of transition rich in stimuli and possibilities. Under such circumstances it won’t be easy to maintain our focus and distinguish the important things from those which only distract our attention form them. We are gathering information (Gemini) so that we can acquire a broader perspective and find a greater meaning (Sagittarius). However, due to the missing details, confusion or wishful thinking (Neptune) we can easily jump to the wrong conclusions. The constant changes, the contradicting information, blurred boundaries make the process of reality – checking even more difficult. My advice is to wait with important decisions, starting new projects until the Leo new moon of the 1st of August. (The new moon in Cancer of the 2nd of July is an eclipse, so it is much more about closures).
We also have the Saturn – Pluto conjunction in the new moon chart (we can count with this influence during the whole year). The emblematic aspect of 2019 – 2020 indicates pressure, frustrations, toxic situations, crisis and transformation of structures, power struggles, issues of control, inevitable endings, etc. These are quite unpleasant topics we rather avoid to face, and the Jupiter – Neptune square offers big promises and dreams to distract our attention. When planets transiting Gemini join it and T squares are formed, there are even more ways to sway away from our priorities. This will make extremely difficult if not totally impossible to handle the harsh realities of the Saturn – Pluto conjunction after the Jupiterian – Neptunian mirage disappeared. Then we may pay hard for our errors of judgement.
The way we deal with Neptune is what makes the difference between chasing the rainbow and making out something tangible and lasting from the abundance of possibilities.
Neptune, the focal planet of the T- square indicates that we must handle its elusive energy with extra awareness. We all know the worst of it: illusions, delusions, lies, smoke and mirrors. However, inspiration, intuition, creative visions, compassion are its greatest gifts.
Neptune also sextiles Saturn retrograde (this is a beneficial aspect prevailing almost during the whole year, perfecting for the second time on the 18th of June, on the 18°43 Capricorn – Pisces ). Its sextiles simultaneously Pluto in Capricorn and Venus in Taurus, which means that it is in the midpoint of the potent Venus – Saturn/Pluto trine. The beneficial aspects of Venus with Saturn and Pluto perfected some days ago but they are still on effect.
These potent trines and the positive aspects Venus, Saturn and Pluto make with Neptune indicate that there are workable chances of growth. But we need to be absolutely grounded to take advantage of them. For instance while we may find financial resources and investors others have missed, we will have to be conservative and cautious when dealing with money. We may have to take some risks to assure our security, but they should be well calculated ones, with extra attention to the details. Due to our powers of persuasion and magnetic atmosphere we may attract support. Our creative projects may also impress others. Still we must work hardly on them and we must give form and structure to our inspirations, Although we plant the seeds now, harvest will take time.
Mutable T – squares 2019 : beginning of the spring – early summer
Saturn sextile Neptune 2019 : Spirituality and Practice