Horoscopes for the New Moon in Gemini
Before we get into the horoscope of it all, just wanted to share a little reminder that I’ll be raising my rates and changing up my services a bit in June (exact date tbd, but probably before the Sagittarius Full Moon on the 14th. If you’d like to book with me at my current rates, get on it now! My availability is open through the Summer Solstice!
We woke up this morning to a New Moon in Gemini at 7:30 am EDT (just as this letter hit your inbox).
You know that feeling when you take a vacation, , or maybe even flippantly move to a new city (just hypothetically) after a long, long period of burnout and frustration with your current circumstances? That feeling of earned freedom—you’re in a new place and simply high on the assumption that at least for now, you’re safe from seeing anyone who might remind you of your old life. But then somehow—because this is your luck—you run into the most random person possible from your freshman dorm (again, just hypothetically) who of course is just coincidentally working at this sandwich shop where you’ve stopped to pick up a bag of Sun Chips, for sustenance after a meandering Target run. No longer delightfully in transit, you’re forced into a moment.
The guy from your freshman dorm of course remembers you and even shouts your name as you walk in, carefully takes your sandwich order, gives you all his insider recommendations. You might get out of this pleasantly unscathed, safe from any nostalgic pangs. But then, as he’s ringing you up, and very kindly giving you his employee discount, he reminds you of a mutual friend—a person who you had a major falling out with, and who was also, of course, your first college crush. In that same breath, he brings up one of the most embarrassing anecdotes of your undergrad years.
“What happened with Dan — yeah, that was awkward! …” he trails off.
“Yeah, it was…but…that was a long time ago.”
“Nice to see you though!” he shouts, “Let’s get together sometime!”
You run to your car clutching your Sun Chips, put on some breezy post rock, and drive away. You remind yourself that you’re hydrated, you’re moving forward, and that what you were just reminded of is not only in the past, but a very small portion of your story. But it does come as a reminder that yes, though you can always, always, always move on, there’s always something to integrate. Today’s new moon feels a bit like this (totally hypothetical) anecdote which has happened to all of us. You’re safely on the other side, but from what? And for how long?
A new moon is always, more or less, a new beginning (which, of course, as we know from “Closing Time,” comes from some other beginning’s end), and this one in particular is extremely ripe for a fresh start. For the first time since 2019, this Gemini New Moon is not an eclipse, or happening during eclipse season. Whatever tumult was brewing in the Gemini part of your chart in 2020 and 2021 is now a thing of the past. This is just a regular ol’ new moon. Sweet relief…or is it?
As this new moon the eclipse season we’ve been in since just after the Full Moon in Libra on April 16th is officially over. Thank goddess. The last six weeks have brought a lot to the table: shakeups, meltdowns, broken promises, unexpected wins and surprise windfalls. Good, bad or indifferent, all of it was overwhelming. No longer in a constant mode of damage control, we’re allowed to get curious again. Though Gemini sometimes misses the forest for the trees in their constant search for “information,” right now, it’s curative to get lost in the details, or a smutty book, or an epic magazine profile of a guilty pleasure celebrity.
But what really is a fresh start? In this economy? The thing about astrological cycles, as they are reflections of life, is that just because one thing gets resolved doesn’t mean something else isn’t complicated. What we’re moving forward with now isn’t necessarily new, it’s something we’ve been mulling over for a long time. This new moon is ruled by Mercury which is currently retrograde, and parked at 26º Taurus, the degree of the fixed star Algol. Algol is associated with a fierce feminine rage. She summons the image of Lilith, Medusa, and—to invoke a modern myth—Janice Soprano. The lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021 also fell on Algol, so this new moon may have us speaking up about something that felt too overwhelming to bring up back then. Mercury stations direct on the 3rd, but won’t clear their retrograde shadow until the 18th—just before the summer solstice. There’s plenty of time, this whole lunar cycle in fact, to get clear on our intentions and make a plan. A slow, thoughtful process is its own kind of salve.
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