Gemini New Moon – June 6, 2024

Tomb of Inherkau no. 359 Second chamber, South wall “The great cat of Heliopolis” killing the enemy of the sun, Apophis.

New Moon in Gemini

The new moon is at 16 degrees of Gemini and its conjunct Venus and the Asteroid Apophis, also called Apep, Panacea and square to Saturn in Pisces.

The ruler of the New Moon is Mercury, which is conjunct Jupiter…  and all of these planets are in Gemini!

Gemini rules learning, communication, news, editors, and reporters. Storytelling and gossip. Vehicles; planes, trains and automobiles. It also rules twins, pairs, and any two. It’s comedy and trickster energy. And it’s writers, mathematicians and magicians.

The new moon, as always, is a time for setting new intentions. With all of this Gemini energy, the focus of your intentions can and should be on any of the above areas ruled by mercury. Do you want to complete a book? Are you planning to go back to school? Have you always wanted to do stand-up? Set intentions to make them a reality! With so much Gemini energy, powerful manifesting magic is available to us. Venus conjunct the New Moon invites us to include our partners (relationship, marriage or business). The power of two will be magnified.

The ruler of the New Moon, Mercury is also trine Pluto which adds power to your thoughts, feelings and words. This recipe for powerful manifestation must be approached with maturity as there are a couple of challenges to this powerful magic. Saturn is square to the New Moon and Venus causing us to feel insecure in our thoughts and feelings and to have difficulty expressing ourselves.

The New Moon is also conjunct Apophis. Does Apophis (also called Apep) sound familiar? During the eclipse in April, NASA sent up several probes in a mission they called APEP (Atmospheric Perturbation around Eclipse Path). This was on top of the ‘devil comet’ passing by the eclipse and the reactivation of CERN on the eclipse day had everyone freaking out! This was because the mission was named after the Egyptian god who was an opponent of the light or MAAT and therefore the opponent of order and truth. In fact, Apophis/Apep was a giant snake that tried to swallow the Sun in its journey through the underworld (nighttime). Apep was temporarily successful when darkening the Sun during an eclipse. Eclipses happen twice a year and are mostly unnoticed, but this one pushed everyone’s fear button. This fear energy is reignited at this New Moon!

Apophis is not a god to worship. In ancient Egypt, rituals instead were performed to banish chaos/Apophis/Apep. They created an effigy to burn once a year, and worrying about creating chaos with the image, they also made sure to create images of other chaos-conquering gods.

The Sabian symbol for the new moon is “The head of a youth changes into that of a mature thinker.” What do you need to do to change from a youthful to a mature thinker? While the ancients used a ritual to defeat chaos, all of this mercury energy is inviting you to learn, study, communicate with your lover or business partner, and avoid gossip, lies or trickster energy. This is easier said than done! To create powerful magic with our partners, we need to be on the same page or at least able to hold our center and “banish chaos” when we are not in agreement.

F Scott Fitzgerald wrote “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time. H. Maynard Smith said, “A broad-minded man, who can see both sides of the question and is ready to hold opposed truths while confessing that he cannot reconcile them, is at a manifest disadvantage with a narrow-minded man who sees but one side, sees it clearly and is ready to interpret the whole Bible, or, if need be, the whole universe, in accordance with his formula.”

Recently the Internet has been abuzz with the ideas of Terrance Howard. He starts his many arguments with the idea that 1 x 1 does not equal 1 but rather it equals 2. This has created two opposing camps; camp Terrance and camp ‘stick to acting’. However, with all of this Gemini energy, we are being asked to be mentally flexible, and curious, to develop our minds to hold two opposing ideas. A good Gemini will get you going, piss you off mentally, and once you are good and pissed off will say “I was just being devil’s advocate”. Can you withstand Gemini’s upending?

Perhaps a Terrance exercise can help you. If you are camp ‘stick to acting’, stretch your mind to consider Buckminster Fuller’s quote “unity is plural and at minimum two. In his book Physics Aristotle wrote “the smallest number, in its strictest sense of the word, is two” In fact according to D.E Smith, up until the late 1700’s “school arithmetic’ still taught that one was not a number. You can find these quotes and more in this video on court astrologer and polymath John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica, wherein Dee refuses to use the number 1 and instead replaces it in all instances with an L –  Check out videos 2 and 3

If you are team Terrance, explore the ideas of his detractors. Dr. Hossenfelder is a good one

If you are not interested in the least with what Terrance Howard has to say, try the exercise with whatever conflict of ideas or opinions that arise – challenging yourself to hold two opposing views. This is the trick for banishing the Apophis, or the chaos in our minds, and more importantly, It is the Panacea, the other asteroid conjunct the New Moon, which represents finding solutions and healing.

At this new moon, burn an effigy of all that is creating chaos in your life, but make sure to also create, welcome, and embrace things that will overpower the chaos (curiosity, communication, understanding, and mental flexibility). This will be the key to working magic with your partners and manifesting any intentions you seek to create.

Here is the Apophis/Apep Ritual:

In the The Books of Overthrowing Apep or the Book of the Ritual consisted of a making wax model or small drawing of the serpent, which would be spat on, mutilated and burned while reciting spells that would aid Ra. These are the chapters from the first book:

    • Chapter of Spitting Upon Apep
    • Chapter of Defiling Apep with the Left Foot
    • Chapter of Taking a Lance to Smite Apep
    • Chapter of Fettering Apep
    • Chapter of Taking a Knife to Smite Apep
    • Chapter of Putting Fire Upon Apep

Happy New Moon in Gemini!