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New Moon 16º Gemini June 6, 2024


〰️ Energy goes where the attention flows 〰️

If there ever was a mutable new moon, this has to be it! No less than five planets roam Gemini for the time being, and if that wasn’t enough, as the first lunar phase unfolds, they will all square Saturn and later start talking to Neptune, both in mutable water Pisces. Underneath that layer of mutable energy is a powerful Mars-Pluto square brewing, and it will be exact when Mars slides into Taurus on the 9th. We have an interesting combination of fixed and fluid energies that can create quite a dilemma for us as this new Moon unfolds.

With such an emphasis on Gemini-Pisces, there could be a deep need to resolve an ancient mystery and just set ourselves free to enjoy life. Yet previous decisions and new choices can blind us, and a mental flood like this one could cause inner turmoil as we try to see where to focus our gaze and how to react and relate to everything that is happening in our lives.

The New Moon itself is within orb to Saturn, so we know that the cards we play out will stay on the table, but Gemini could easily hold these cards tightly to the chest, unwilling to show off the entire truth, worrisome that it would then be definitive and other options thus excluded. In the comic novel Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, it’s written: “God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.” Yes, to know a little and not know enough is often scary. Sounds very Gemini-Pisces, indeed.

However, we all know Saturn by now, and in Pisces, vague fears and shady morals will not be excused. We can, of course, make the shoe fit, and at first glance, it might seem reasonable, but eventually, it will start to ache and give us blisters. And now Venus is very much in the mix, being exactly on the new moon degree, so our relationships are under the looking glass. In our relationship with others, we often end up creating quite a bit of karma when we slide too far away from our hearts and suddenly realize that we are, in fact, playing some sort of game because we do not know the opponent’s cards.

Looking at the Sabian Symbol for the Moon, one can’t help but think that maybe God isn’t playing an ineffable game after all: «The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker.» How Gemini with a layer of Saturn that is. This gives us a definitive clue as to how to surf these highly sensitive and quick frequencies. Saturn is all about maturity, and even though we can spend a lifetime trying to grow up when Saturn is around, it is actually a must. Saturn has no time for excuses but can tolerate a solid explanation. Yes, even though Saturn knows that circumstances are complicated, there is always a «but» with Saturn. «But…..(silent and eerie pause)…but, have you truly done what you should be doing?». 

Oh, Saturn, why so strict? Well, evidently, for our own good. We need to navigate life with an ounce of understanding of consequences. 

New ideas will flood through right now, but a conscious and mature choice demands that we follow through and organize our lives to make it happen. We might feel like we are on some sort of threshold and that the choices we make will take us to the next level, and as Mars and Pluto are lurking backstage, we will also profit from a wave of dedicated willpower to see it all through. This is a sifting and sorting process where what we value deep in our hearts will hopefully take precedence. Energy goes where the attention flows.

The rational, mature mind will help us minimize subjective and individual interpretations and see through the illusions and wishful thinking that also pop up when the mental realm is on fire. Yet, the potential for anxiety runs high with this particular new Moon, especially because the imagination is lit, so some mental discipline will go a long way.

Get informed. Don’t assume. Dig out the information you need so you know what you are up against. Mars-Pluto will help you move some energy and get to it. Be compassionate towards yourself, especially regarding previous, and maybe not so wise, decisions. If you knew everything to begin with then, well, then you probably wouldn’t be human.

Sol W Jonassen

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