“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
This week sees the new moon in Gemini.
I have a fondness for the new moon; she is so hopeful. She invites us to think of what we can create, to think of things to come and of what things we are happy to leave behind. As creatures who struggle to let go of anything and everything, this is quite refreshing.
Gemini being an air sign indicates all things cerebral, thoughts, ideas, concepts and perceptions. Mercury is the headline act here and brings communication and expression into Gemini’s expansive eloquence.
The main thrust of this new moon is communication.
This is a good time to consider how well we are connecting with the folks we love the most. Maybe we have to speak a truth or level with people. This can be easier said than done but honesty really is the best policy. Sometimes the hardest truth can be the most healing truth; you need to say it and the other need to hear it. If you feel that you are not being taken seriously then maybe it is worth looking at how you can make your point and feel satisfied. Sharing is an aspect of communication and in this instance sharing your feelings is all part of it. Perhaps an intention might be to speak your heart with confidence and to be understood.
Air signs usually have very busy minds.
As we fall under the influence of this Gemini new moon we might be feeling that our thoughts are racing away and we have lost focus. There are so many thoughts that there is little room for anything else and what is more we have zero control of not thinking! Overthinking can be an issue as it creates the paralysis of the analysis which is so demotivating.
Perhaps it is time to make the opportunity for some mental space such as meditation. It can be sitting in your personal zone or a moving meditation such as Qi Gong or even reflective, Zen style walks, then get into some deep breathing and revive the flagging brain. Your spirit will thank you for it; there is very little that is worth losing sleep over! A new moon desire could be to rest, be more spontaneous and to meditate.
Getting out and about whilst we are in lockdown is difficult to say the least.
It might be that you have become such a homebody that you have forgotten how to kick up your heels and perhaps you have simply become too lazy to bother. Now is the time to begin to prepare for that time when you will be able to function in the world again. What would be the first thing you would do when you can freely mingle again? Perhaps there are people whom you specifically wish to socialise with. It might be a good time to pencil in a Zoom party or join in on a webinar. Your intention could be around being more active socially and being articulate in your ideas.
Family is always important and if you have dropped the baton for whatever reason then now is the time to pick it up again.
While we have this new moon in Gemini, make the most of the communication vibe and get in touch. If there are major family problems and your heart is burning then write it all down as a letter and then turn it to ashes, dispersing them to the wind. Your intention could be to forge stronger and loving links to loved ones.
It may well be that you are drawn to a course of study or research this very mercurial.
It is always brilliant to broaden personal horizons and invest in self. The mental faculty requires nurture and there is nothing quite like getting your teeth into something stimulating. Your new moon wish might be to develop your insights into a chosen subject and are looking for the opportunity. Remember you manifest your own opportunities.
As you do your personal readings or a daily draw, take note of the Swords suit.
They are the element of air. The influence of the new moon could be speaking to you through your Tarots. Have you considered keeping a moon journal? Make note of the messages over the next few days from the Swords cards.
When you are reading for others observe how the Swords come up in a reading. Are they reflecting your own stuff, if so, how and why?
A MINI SPREAD
How can I express myself more clearly?
What should be my main focus for my thoughts?
How can I maximise my 'social fun index'?
What part do I play in my family and how can I express myself?
What will be the outcome of my course or research?