The 2018 Gemini New Moon asks us to leave old mental patterns in the dust, and open wide to adventurous new connections and conclusions, says Sandy Sitron …
New Moon :: June 13 2018 :: 3:45 pm EST :: 22 degrees Gemini
Two strange visions. A small dusty switchboard is one option. The panel can make a finite number of connections. It looks outdated.
The other option is a vast field that stretches out to the horizon. Running across the field are a herd of horses. They spread out across the field. There is so much space to run. They are connected as a herd and they move in unison, but they do so instinctively.
The New Moon is the dark of the moon. A moment to embrace the unknown and open to entirely new potential. We can harness this energy by setting intentions. This New Moon presents some dramatic options. Will you stay in the old mental patterns like the circuits on the dusty switchboard? Or will you free yourself like the horses on the field?
Gemini is your mindset. The New Moon gives you the chance to come up with new additions and developments to your mental framework. If your brain is like a switchboard, the tendency is to run the same old connections. Right now the opportunity is to rewrite some of the code.
The message of this New Moon in Gemini is “strive to understand.”
When you strive to understand, you push yourself, you ask questions, you think about things from new perspectives. Maybe you find a teacher or a friend who can help you reframe a situation. You open yourself up curiously and you let go of an ego need to be right. Seeking understanding that roots down deeper than surface-level will help you break out of the old switchboard and create healthier new habits. This is the time.
Set intentions about how you want to think, communicate, listen and learn. This will help you experience mental freedom.
Put yourself on that vast field, no boundaries, thinking outside of the box. Come to adventurous new conclusions.
Moon inconjunct Pluto
An elephant in an English garden.
The New Moon its making an uncomfortable contact with the planet of transformation— Pluto. Think about which old program is ready for transformation. It could be quite obvious. Because the connection between the Sun-Moon conjunction and Pluto is a frustrating inconjunct aspect, it would be naive to expect the transformation to be simple or complete. At this time, the solution might not be forthcoming. Lean into the frustration of not being in control. It’s okay.
Moon square Neptune
Trying to siphon the ocean with a straw.
This symbol suggests that there is nowhere to put all of the emotion. You need time and patience. You may want a new perspective that offers emotional respite, but it has to sink in gradually.
With this New Moon square Neptune, your mental framework is shifting on conscious and subconscious levels. Give it time to happen.
Neptunian influence can be tiring. Remember that the message of this New Moon is to strive for understanding. The intentions are to find new ways of thinking. Let yourself be restful and not frantic in the process so that the transformation can sink in on all levels of mind. You don’t have to be in control, but you don’t have to swept away by your emotions either. Envision yourself in a state of spacious mental freedom. Connected with others like the herd of horses on the field, with room to move and exercise your mind.
The below journal prompts are designed to help you dive deeper into the energy of the Gemini New Moon. For the most accurate insight, find the reading for the House that holds 22 degrees Gemini in your birth chart. Don’t have that info? Do you chart for free HERE.
Aries // 3rd house
Start a text chat with somebody who always sparks new ideas in you.
Taurus // 2nd house
Make a self-worth shopping list of luxurious, free experiences you can gift yourself each day for a week.
Gemini // 1st house
Write an imaginary bio for your dream career collab.
Cancer // 12th house
Free write about something you’re in a healing process with …
Leo // 11th house
Write down the names of five people you would like to meet in the coming year and why.
Virgo // 10th house
The only thing standing in the way of my success is …
Libra // 9th house
Write a review of a book you plan to recommend to a friend.
Scorpio // 8th house
Write down a secret you have never told anyone, read it out loud, and burn it.
Sagittarius // 7th house
List all the qualities of your dream life partner, and why these things matter to you.
Capricorn // 6th house
Create a to-do list of all the unfinished tasks in your life and commit to doing them this month!
Aquarius // 5th house
Write a letter to your childhood best friend and tell them about your life.
Pisces // 4th house
Write a brief to an imaginary interior designer describing your ideal home.