Currently we have a stellium, or cluster, of planets in Gemini including Mercury, Venus, and the Sun.  The North Node just moved into Gemini, accentuating this sign even more and accentuating the importance of the positive traits of Gemini which include curiosity, flexibility, adaptability.  When the Moon moves into Gemini as well and aligns with the Sun on May 22nd, the New Moon will generate a burst of energy to facilitate a new beginning that is based upon new ideas and an openness to seeing a variety of options without prejudgment. The Gemini New Moon is the perfect time to set aside our prejudices and look at our world through new eyes.  What can we learn about the ideas of others; what changes can we make in our lives to give us more flexibility and make it easier to adapt to change?  These are good questions to ask now, especially since the world is changing and will never be the same again.

Gemini can be easily distracted with too many ideas and brilliant awakenings, but at the New Moon the Sun and Moon will be in a nearly exact trine to Saturn in Aquarius, helping to ground and stabilize these new ideas into form.  Saturn (tests and challenges) is in Aquarius right now where it is less concerned with building stable structures as it was in Capricorn, and more interested in building new structures to support a new reality.  The fact that Pallas, the asteroid of Divine Intelligence, is partnered in a conjunction with Saturn right now and harmonized in a trine to the New Moon is an even greater gift of reason and virtually ensures an awakening to a new way of looking at this strange new world we find ourselves in.

Still, a challenging square from Neptune (transcendence and mysticism) to both Venus and Mercury is locked into the chart for the New Moon which suggests that while imagination and inspiration is readily available to enhance creativity, that mystical magic of Neptune can also lead us down a path of confusion and unrealistic expectations.  At times like this the best path is to enjoy the fairy dust that is sprinkled along the path without traveling too far down the road of illusion.  The flood of creativity that is set loose at this New Moon is ideal for writers and creative types, and can also serve as an inspirational tool for business people and masters of industry.  For the rest of us, there is a golden opportunity to re-imagine our world in ways we would never have been able to before.

At the New Moon it’s useful to write down your intentions, and that is particularly true of the Gemini New Moon which after all, is ruled by Mercury, and the trine from Pallas can awaken the mind to a higher purpose.  I found this quote from the Dalai Lama which opens the door to this New Moon.

Like everyone else, I, too, experience negative emotions like anger, jealousy, and competitiveness, but due to repeated familiarity, I also feel that I am getting closer to the awakening mind. It is a unique quality of the mind that once you get familiar with a particular object, your mind gains stability in relation to it. Unlike physical progress, which is subject to natural restrictions, the qualities of the mind can be developed limitlessly. The mind is like a fire, which, if you continually feed it, will grow further. There is nothing that does not get easier with familiarity.

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