We still feel the Mars-Pallas conjunction in Gemini triggering the Neptune-Saturn trine that’s resonating in the background as the New Moon in Gemini arrives at 11:56 am EDT in semi-sextile aspect to Vesta in Cancer. Consequently, we might have to come to terms with a deep-reaching, all-pervading sense of disillusionment or frustration, address insecurities, projections and uncertainties and clarify matters or deal with these situations objectively and squarely to save face and also our interests in a concentrated and united effort. Therefore, damage control, disclosure, transparency, misperception, misleading impressions and a reversal or renewal of attitudes are the themes and issues that inform the new impulse coming forth with the beginning of the Gemini lunation cycle. These require caring dedication together with safety investments to be able to protect and defend our causes.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 18:00 Gemini states:
“A large archaic volume reveals a traditional wisdom. Keynote: Contacting the all-human planetary Mind underlying any cultural and personal mentality – SEED-KNOWLEDGE.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 102)
The saying “All is fair in love and war” comes to mind. It is common knowledge that politics is not for the faint and pure of heart
and that therefore those in power will always bend the rules as they see fit. More often than not, the end justifies the means. With the New Moon in Gemini, we need to adapt to our environment or close surroundings and learn to play the game and do some bending, stretching or improvising ourselves. Evolution is according to “traditional wisdom” based on the survival of the fittest. Mercury in Cancer’s square to Uranus in Aries challenges us to overcome our struggles with these new trends, disturbances and changes through relying on information, knowledge, tactics and connections that have helped us in the past.
Tarot card of the day is “The Moon”, suggesting that some things are hidden from conscious view, making it necessary to look well below the surface in order to find clarity or truth. On the other hand, invisible things could be brought to the surface and unforeseen perils could be experienced. This card has moreover the potential to project fears into the present and future based on past ordeals. Repressed thoughts, images and feelings could cause overwhelming disturbances. We might be longing for sleep. It is important to remedy this for which we need to go through a purging process, thereby releasing deep memories. The Moon is a card of illusion and deception, and therefore often suggests a time when something is not as it appears, causing errors in our judgment. It is also possible that we may have lost our way and are now left to walk in the dark, guided only by our inner light and intuition. Nonetheless, we need to go on without a clear picture of where we are or where we are going. It is true that things are vague and illusive, neither clear nor certain or definitive in any way and that therefore we may be torn between many influences, which could distract us from following our core path. The more important is it to reflect upon our life and to use our intuitive abilities or listen to our inner voice to get in touch with our vision. Renewal is possible and secrets may be revealed as we’re walking these dreamscapes. The Moon is moreover a symbol of the turning tides and can refer to healing abilities and other psychic or intuitive work.
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