The Gemini New Moon takes place on the 19th at the 28th degree of Gemini. This is the second Gemini New Moon of the year: an exclamation point from the Universe reminding us that there is so much to learn right now and a great deal of information available to us. With Jupiter and Venus both in Gemini along with the New Moon, the mind is hungry for new information and ready to share it.
The New Moon is the beginning of the lunar cycle when the solar conscious principle converges with the emotions and lunar instincts of the subconscious. It prepares us to move forward with something new. Since the first Gemini New Moon last month Jupiter has moved into Gemini which enhances and expands that thirst for variety and experiences that will reshape the way we look at the world.
Gemini is the sign of the twins and the need to integrate duality. Duality underpins all of life: light and dark, black and white, good and bad, love and hate, good and evil. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, and as messenger to the gods Gemini was able to travel back and forth between their domains. In fact he was the only god permitted to enter the Underworld. As such, Gemini teaches us to fully understand both sides of duality without judgment and learn to integrate them into our reality.
A square from Venus to Chiron is embedded in the New Moon chart suggesting that a relationship or two will require attention during this lunation as the things we value (Venus) are called into question and challenged. The Gemini influence filters everything from the mind, helping us to understand and process any painful wounds (Chiron) in relationships (Venus) that emerge under this influence.
The square between Jupiter and Neptune which culminates at the end of the month is also a part of this New Moon energy and will bring in an expansive creativity that can expand your horizons beyond anything you thought possible, but also brings with it the danger of self-deception and illusion. As with everything else this month, grounding and connecting more deeply will help you to find balance and clarity during this time.