New Moon in Gemini - May 28

my gemini aromatherapy locket
On May 28th, we have a New Moon in Gemini.

This new moon is also forming a very tight square to dreamy Neptune and we have Mercury about to go retrograde.

(yes, another retrograde!)

Gemini is our middle air sign - a sign of the mind, the archetype of the 'teacher' - the storyteller. If you are a Gemini sun sign this is basically the way you process life.

Gemini isn't the teacher with all the answers; she isn't here to talk at us and have us regurgitate her belief system. She is the teacher who appears when the student is ready and since she has been mentally exploring and noticing stuff her entire life - she is ready.

Gemini has more to do with questions than answers. Geminis are supposed to know a hell of a lot of stuff that will never make them any money (unless they make it into the final rounds of Jeopardy) - this is the sign of curiosity.

Gemini is also the sign of confusion and distraction; potential can get scattered, ends can stay loose, stuff can get spread so thin it pretty much disappears.

Sometimes we focus on too many things, because we are really afraid to fail at the one big important thing. 

I would never preach to a Gemini the importance of intellectual commitment, of staying mentally put for a while - there are other energies to take care of that. Ruled by Mercury, Gemini is bound to language so this is a very powerful new moon to be anchored by our language.

(the sun is in Gemini until June 20th, so our words are our fortune this month folks)

Gemini is also the sign of the twins - one mortal and one immortal - our right brain/left brain - changing our mind, networking - you get the idea with this. At this new moon we have Gemini - the sign with two faces squaring off with changing and often deceptive Neptune - so stay awake for things that feel too good to be true, for people who are saying one thing to your face and something else to somebody else.

Opportunities to practice discernment will come now.

(I recently had a very large company interested in my lockets and after much back and forth and me figuring out how to fill an order this large I was about to offer some very good news to a few artists when the company told me they wanted to sell the lockets under their own company name -  not Polarity Lockets. I slept on it. Or I should say I lay on my bed and stared at the ceiling until morning. The money would be mighty nice but after seven years building my business ... this would be a big pill to swallow - like one of those giant chalky vitamins that always go down the wrong way and sit in my throat for hours.)

A few hours after the new moon, Venus moves into Taurus, her home base - making this a great time to align our talk with our values. Are we doing what we say we are doing? Do our words and actions support our values?

June's skies feel kind of vacationy (yes, this is totally a word - just offer up this post and not a dictionary if you must have proof of this in your next game of scrabble - it is an extra 4 points) - July is all action, so if you get the chance for some R&R in June - grab it! In the meantime be ready for opportunities to hit you out of the blue!


This is a great time for affirmations for Gemini stuff like: movement, communication, logic, social graces and ease, siblings, mental anxiety, our nervous system, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and our lungs so some good affirmations for today might be:

I communicate in a way that allows others to really hear me. I take the time to listen.
I easily accept other people's ideas as true for them.
I am totally comfortable having light, interesting conversations with others (other than Olive).
I am decisive and make solid decisions.
Total healing occurs in my right shoulder.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a happy frame of mind - always make affirmations from a  positive place - write your affirmations down by hand, speak them out loud - I always write my affirmations by hand in script on strips of paper - then release your attention from them knowing that your intention is known. Know these things are already yours. xo


Hopemore Studio said...

Cat, I love these little heads up about the changes we can tune into with the universe.

Interestingly I find myself unemployed (lack-of-funding-typical-nonprofit stuff) at the end of the month and job hunting. A position that could be great is accepting applications until May 28th, for a teaching(-ish) position no less. I'm going to try the positive reinforcements. Since I'm not always known for my bright shiny outlook on life this could be a

Catherine Ivins said...

thanks Angie - I am not known for my bright shiny outlooks either - do I have your birthday? I could take a look at your chart ... xo