The moon will be new this Saturday June 17 in the airy sign of Gemini at 11:37 pm CST; if you’re on the east coast this new moon will occur on Sunday June 18 at 12:37 am. New moon happen every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; this is known as a conjunction in astrology. For this particular lunation this sun and moon will be at 26 degrees Gemini. New moons are the perfect time to set new intentions and make wishes. The day before the new moon is the dark moon. The dark moon is a time when our psychic vibe is on high so it’s the perfect time to give yourself an oracle or tarot card reading.

Keywords and the New Moon in Gemini: communication, commotion, whimsy, adaptable, curiosity, expressive, charming, nervous, versatile, talkative, fickle, restless, clever, contradiction and flirtation. Pay attention to any of the keywords that catch your attention. Which keyword or words describe your life right now?

The Elements and the New Moon in Gemini: Each of the twelve astrological signs belong to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water. Gemini belongs to the air element meaning communication, analysis and making connections take center stage. Gemini is an energy that loves to get out there and socialize. If you’ve been anxious, withdrawn and in hermit mode, a Gemini new moon can push you to reach out and connect with others. If you’ve been in analysis-paralysis, connecting with others can do wonders for your mental health. The symbol for Gemini is the Twins, reminding us of the old saying, “two minds are better than one”. We can take this a step further and look at Gemini’s modality. Besides dividing the signs up by element we can also divide the signs up by modality and there are three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable. A sign’s modality gives us further clues about that sign’s nature and attitude. Gemini belongs to the mutable modality meaning this is a sign that tends to be flexible, adaptable and changeable. If we’ve hit a rough patch in our lives, reaching out to others can help us view our lives and circumstances from a completely different perspective.

Dream-maker Neptune and the New Moon in Gemini: The illusive, psychic, hallucinatory Neptune will make a difficult aspect to the new moon in Gemini. Neptune is currently in its very own sign of Pisces amping up its dreamy nature. Neptune and the Moon have a lot in common; both are linked to psychic phenomenon and both need to be needed. A Neptune/Moon contact makes us very sensitive to our environment and the feelings of others. This can be a slippery slope if we aren’t careful; while on the one hand it’s great to connect with others on a deep, feeling level we can just as easily get swamped with the problems of others. We need to have good boundaries at this time so that we don’t forget about our own emotional requirements. Seething resentment can be a by-product of self-neglect and too much sacrifice. Our dream life can be especially vivid during a Neptune/Moon aspect so have your journal nearby this weekend. Don’t worry so much about trying to interpret or find meaning in the dream just yet. The meaning could be revealed in the coming weeks.

Psychology and the New Moon in Gemini: Shadow work is the perfect psychological tool for the sign of Gemini. As mentioned earlier the symbol for Gemini is the Twins. Gemini is here to show us that there are two sides to every person. We have one side of our personality that we’re comfortable with, usually the side we show to the public. We also have another side to us, a side we’re not so comfortable with and we try to hide. Unfortunately, it’s this darker side of our personality that seems to pop up at the most inconvenient times. Shadow work is about embracing this darker side to our personality instead of trying to push it down and hide it. The theory behind shadow work is the more we embrace and try to understand this hidden part of ourselves the more integrated, authentic and real we become as a person. 

June 15, 2023 — Denise Welling