Gemini New Moon at 7:05 AM PDT of the 16th at 25 Gemini 07: ‘Out of Pain’

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'The Harvest Moon' Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1892 {{PD}}

‘The Harvest Moon’ Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1892 {{PD}}

This is the New Moon report and the daily aspects for the 16th from the second-to-last and current issue of ECLIPSE. The title, ‘Out of Pain’, is meant to imply both that what arises may be formed by our wounds, and that it may help carry us away from a mindset of hurt.

16 June efforts bring empowerment—that’s pretty straightforward—but material results may be influenced by our blind spot issues, and so not exactly follow expectations. The more Self-aware we are, the better our results are likely to be, and whatever you end up with, you need to realize that it is a manifestation of your conscious choices and unconscious mind—and so mixes the two—any part that surprises you should be examined closely for the implications it carries about what you’re brewing out of your own sight. (Mars sextile Juno, Earth quincunx Sedna)

Gemini New Moon at 7:05 AM PDT of the 16th at 25 Gemini 07: ‘Out of Pain’

We’ll call this NM the arm of a T-square that it would normally be just a tad too wide to consider, in aspect to the opposition between Black Moon Lilith and Chiron. When we note the presence of the Earth, though, we have to admit we have a Grand Cross with this trio, so I suppose it’s only right to count it as part of this larger configuration, even though Earth’s presence in one corner only signals a material effect to the whole pattern. What is birthed at the New Moon comes directly from the way our sense of hurt, a specific wound, possibly the primal one, collides with all those matters we’ve ignored or denied, or with our sense of rage over some injustice, and what results is some new material condition, probably some sort of knowledge, response (‘getting the message out’ or going forward in educating the Self), retreat to the religious for answers, or the removal of someone or something to a far off place (Sagittarius).

The NM also sextiles Juno, conjuncts Mars, and makes a close semi-sextile to Sedna (only 2 minutes from exact, which is why we note it). These contacts reiterate the message of the Grand Cross, emphasizing the ‘I Am’, the ego, personal empowerment, and that material hidden in the blind spot or that lives below the surface and expresses as instinct. It also speaks of action taken, either at the NM or spurred by it, and promises we hold enough clout to do as we choose—and we likely choose something arising from or addressing our wounds and our regrets.

We talk about something originating with or born at the New Moon phase when it might be more appropriate to talk about the NM as a kind of aperture through which we glimpse something new, or at least, something we’ve never noticed before. As in the case of this NM, the materials that generate the new start may have been around a long time (the Chirotic wound, the rage of BML, Sedna) but we are allowed at this point to get a new sight of them in a specific combination that reveals something not previously noticed, either about the character of the energy itself, or about the way we’ve up to now interpreted it.

The Sabian for the New Moon is, ‘Frost-Covered Trees Against Winter Skies’. We get a winter image/ symbol for a summer NM (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere—then you’re getting one ‘in season’). This suggests, no matter on which side of the equator you reside, a distinctive ‘season’ during which the landscape (inner or outer) is uniform, and ‘wears’ the specifics of the time. Winter is the point in the cycle when everything is still, dormant, or dead. What we don’t often realize about winter is that this is a necessary time; there are seeds that wouldn’t sprout without the soaking they get from snow, there are bulbs that won’t bloom without weeks of cold, and the soil and many living things retreat from activity, in a way resting and replenishing for the growth to come in spring. Dormancy is its own ‘event’, its own form of activity—and that’s something that as humans living in an animus/ ‘doing’ driven society we may neglect to appreciate.

This tells us that, in the wake of NM events, we may need to ‘go dormant’, may need to retreat from active involvement in matters, even for just a short time, if the New Moon offers a new viewpoint that we aren’t accustomed to, and about which we haven’t yet made up our minds. The symbol is a reassurance that we needn’t act right away, should we need time to contemplate what we’ve had to confront, what we’ve needed to process, and what may have changed because of it.

See my books here–Happy New Moon, and Thanks! And if you’re interested, see my comment on interpretation of this New Moon in the comments section below.

Born Today 12 June

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You really do have a passion burning in you, Gemini--it's NOT all in your head! 'The Fire' Giuseppe Arcimboldo 1565 {{PD}}

You really do have a passion burning in you, Gemini–it’s NOT all in your head! ‘The Fire’ Giuseppe Arcimboldo 1565 {{PD}}

If someone could take a picture of you on the inside this Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Gemini, they would probably title it, ‘Soul on Fire!’ You have boundless energy to pursue your life’s purpose, a mind sparking sharp as flint–it just needs a little magnesium and some tinder, aka the right substance and fuel, to burn bright–and a conscious refusal to allow neither hurt, rage, or ignored issues to get in your way. What can you expect from all this? You can expect to make some very smart choices, to acquire or sharpen some needed and highly useful skills, and you may want to begin positioning yourself to make a presentation to authorities–that will pay off very nicely, very quickly. Happy Birthday, Gemmy, and good luck!

Born Today 11 June

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The good news is you won't lose your head, Gemini. Franz von Stuck 'Salome II'

The good news is you won’t lose your head, Gemini. Franz von Stuck ‘Salome II’

Wow! This coming Solar year, dear Gemini, through to your next birthday, you may have a lot of trouble getting outside your own head! It will seem like your brain is on fire, and you’ve got to do, act, choose–and you’ve got to do it now. You do know that will be an illusion, right? You know that what’s pushing you isn’t Willfulness or even the ego, but those matters you’ve pushed aside and should’ve taken care of long ago–that, and any pain you carry will be the impetus behind your radical and aggressive push forward this coming year–but I hope you aren’t judging this as a bad thing. It’s actually an inspired thing, something prompted by your own inner wisdom and driven by your need to develop and show skills you’ve long wanted to acquire and/ or perfect. You want to be your best Self, and that’s an admirable thing–and you’ll devote this coming year to achieving it. Happy Birthday, Gemini, and good luck!

Born Today 10 June

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - 'Pinks' c1920 {{PD}}

Charles Rennie Mackintosh – ‘Pinks’ c1920 {{PD}}

It’s a new era for you this coming Solar year, dear Gemini, through to your next birthday; you’ll learn to respect what your emotions tell you, and to revere the accuracy of the intuition, as never before. Honing the uniqueness of your perceptual abilities, and learning how to use them, will be the driving force–but it won’t necessarily be easy. You may have to make some mistakes in order to learn the value of your intuitive knowledge, and you may have to learn to balance what you perceive with real-world feedback–and both of those are good, useful in the way you’ll be called upon to make important choices, and perhaps to lead. You’ll need to apply your wisdom to many areas, but there are potentials for significant healing, use of your Chiron-themed skills, and the chance to clear up matters too long ignored or denied. You’re on a role, perception and wisdom-wise–take advantage of it. Happy Birthday, Gemini, and good luck!

Born Today 9 June

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Thomas Le Clear - 'Interior with Portraits' c1865 {{PD}}

Thomas Le Clear – ‘Interior with Portraits’ c1865 {{PD}}

The challenge to you this Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Gemini, is to formulate original ideas, especially those that can put you in a leadership or pioneering position, and then to act on them. That sounds simple enough, but may leave you wondering just how to know if what you are moved to do is truly original; here are a few things that may help: perhaps ‘unique’, or ‘born out of a Higher Mind impulse’ are better descriptors of what can and should move you this year–both allow for you to take something that may have been done before and to do it in a very individual way, one that reflects who you are; emotions and intuition will be in conflict with these impulses, and either won’t be available as reliable guides, or will pull you in an entirely different direction, so that little forward progress is made, and awareness of this is important; find an individual or group that can fill that intuitive advice role, even if that’s the ‘180 degree’ rule, where whatever they say, you do the opposite! and know that wisdom can be drawn from past hurt and the imaginings of future ones, from a willingness to face problems right away, and from being willing to think before you do, and then to do–that combo, thinking and doing, are your strong suit this year, no question. Happy Birthday, Gemini, and good luck!

Born Today 8 June

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You don't have to spend years in the chorus, if you'll only listen to the Universe, Gemini.  Jean-Louis Forain 'The Singer in Pink' {{PD}}

You don’t have to spend years in the chorus, if you’ll only listen to the Universe, Gemini. Jean-Louis Forain ‘The Singer in Pink’ {{PD}}

Though your mind is on the career or public reputation and the achievement of ambitions and goals this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, your energy will actually be going in a completely different direction, leaving you pretty bummed at year’s end when you’re no closer to your aims than you are today. Cheer up, dear Gemini: the reality is that both Luck (with a big ‘L’!) and opportunity are scheduled for you–it’s just that you have to be alert to them when they arrive, and open to pursuing the course they require. What comes up may strike you as taking you away from the direction you want to head, but the truth is that your mind is stuck in a rut, and that includes in the aspiration department; the Universe will very kindly offer you (probably more than one) Big Chance to Be Somebody–so don’t blow the opportunity to, for instance, star in a Broadway play because you’re insisting on auditioning for a walk-on for TV. The Universe has better dreams for you than you could ever have for yourself–it’s on you if you turn them down and insist on your own narrow vision. Anyway, Happy Birthday, Gemini, and good luck!

Born Today 7 June

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Lijiang, Yunnan, China: Nakhi people carrying the typical baskets of the region; scene from a public perfomance in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Open Air Theatre  Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Lijiang, Yunnan, China: Nakhi people carrying the typical baskets of the region; scene from a public perfomance in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Open Air Theatre Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / CC-BY-SA-3.0

You’re headed toward action, dear Gemini, that will open up your world to new structures, rules, and order–and that sounds awful, doesn’t it? You may be wondering, Where’s that freedom I asked for? Oh, you’ll get it–and from that you’ll create a new framework upon which to hang your choices. The trick to making it work will be staying emotionally and intellectually in synch, and that may take a cool, Big Picture approach to happenings and circumstances–and though you typically like to think your way through things, the mental faculties may seem stuck in place this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, frustrating your efforts to bring order to that personal freedom you’ll soon experience. The potential for anything goes will come in the matters of the Houses where Sag and Leo are in the natal chart, and these are the same areas that will require re-building. Remember, keep feelings and the philosophy behind your reasoning aligned; gain empowerment and wisdom from past hurts and slights–it’s a source of invaluable insight; and be prepared to feel some things you’ve never felt before, and to take action because of this–all the other change flows from there. Happy Birthday, Gemini, and good luck!

Just a Little AstroEssence for 10 June 2015 ‘Surprise!’

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You might burst a seam, if you're not careful. 'A Seated Woman Sewing a Seam' by Utagawa Kuniyoshi c1797 {{PD}}

You might burst a seam, if you’re not careful. ‘A Seated Woman Sewing a Seam’ by Utagawa Kuniyoshi c1797 {{PD}}

10 June if you’ve been straining at the seams to whisper those sweet nothings to that special someone, or just to have your say in relationship, now’s the time—Merc’s stationary retrograde and will sit roughly at this point even after direction—and holding in this much tension over the course of three or four days could cause unpleasant bursting—or maybe just a few random and passionate exclamations to no one in particular. We’re in an excellent position to show who we are, to emphasize our uniqueness and originality in a way that’s totally accepted—so don’t fear making the connection, go for it! At the very least you’ll probably make a new friend, or, if the energy is aimed at some other Venusian interest like earning or diplomacy or aesthetics, you can expect to have some (probably surprising) success. (Mercury sextile Venus, Sun sextile/ Earth trine Uranus)

‘Born Today’s will follow–

Grand Square 7-14 June 2015

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'Sign' by Wassily Kandinsky, 1925 {{PD}}

‘Sign’ by Wassily Kandinsky, 1925 {{PD}}

This week’s tip:

Grand Square-Mars and the Sun are filling in a config with Chiron, Black Moon Lilith, and Pallas, which will last through sometime late Pacific time on the 14th. This takes our own particular stew of wisdom, ignored or denied factors, rage or perceptions of injustice, and energies dedicated to hurt or healing, and gives them energy and purpose. This combo can take us forward quickly, either into a morass of trouble, or on an active and smart path to healing–our choice, of course, with the determining factor how much the ego is involved in our choices.

Born Today 6 June

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Don't let the crowd or your own fears determine what you do, Gemini. Gabriel Cornelius von Max, 'Monkeys as Judges of Art', 1889 {{PD}}

Don’t let the crowd or your own fears determine what you do, Gemini. Gabriel Cornelius von Max, ‘Monkeys as Judges of Art’, 1889 {{PD}}

You’ve got ambitions, dear Gemini, and this Solar year, through to your next birthday, you’ll spend your time expanding your horizons, and in the process making changes. That sounds simple, but the reality will be that the extent of your knowledge (especially its limits), your relationship to the social sphere, and your beliefs about life itself will all coalesce and drive those changes you choose–and that can mean that changes may be less about choice and how this will take you toward your goals, and more about pressures you feel and your willingness (or lack of it) to learn new things. Circumstances will hinge on how willing you are to open your mind, heart, and world to new experiences–but you should know, there’s no one right answer to this–sometimes it will be smarter to, as a former First Lady admonished us, ‘Just say No.’ That means personal discretion becomes incredibly important–and the key for you using that this coming year is to refuse to allow past hurts to cast their shadow on what you know to be wise and/ or practical. Happy Birthday, Gemini, and good luck!

I’ve got new offerings and a few openings for consults–see those here–Thanks, and have a great weekend!

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