The new moon is on May 30th at 9 degrees of Gemini. The Sabian symbol for the new moon is “Aeroplane, after a nose-dive, rights itself gracefully.”
Did you read the story about the passenger who landed a small plane after the pilot passed out and the plane did a nosedive? The Sabian symbol for this new moon calls on us to access some of the qualities that passenger expressed. We are asked to be calm and consider what needs to be done to get ourselves out of situations that may feel, or actually be, out of control.
Gemini rules travel, communication (from letter writing to satellite phones), vehicles (cars, planes, bikes) and learning, especially in primary school or through the new media. It also rules siblings and close relatives. At this new moon, we can set intentions for any or all of these areas.
The moon is ruled by mercury, which is currently retrograde. Mercury is set to go direct in a couple of days on June 2nd. But since Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, this gives us a chance to review how we think and learn about Taurus-related issues. Hot Taurus topics include finances – this may be a good time to review your balance sheet or budget and set intentions around money and/or savings. Taurus also rules farming or gardening. Review and set intentions for your creation of a hydroponic wall, biodynamic gardening or permaculture. Do you have a plan for food security? If you don’t, now may be a good time to learn and put something in place.
The moon is sextile Mars and Jupiter, which are currently conjunct in Aries. Mars and Jupiter conjunct in Aries is high, get up and go energy. Jupiter recently moved into Aries, expanding the energy for freedom and adventure, but also for cutting through and getting to the truth of matters. The New Moon sextile this energy will help you to cut through the fog and confusion that has been lingering since the previous transit of Jupiter through Pisces. If you take the time to curiously review all information, Mars and Jupiter will help you to see where others were deceiving you, and also where you were deceiving yourself. With this clarity, the energy of the new moon will help you to set intentions for course correction.
The new moon is also sextile Chiron in Aries allowing us to also review and set intentions around our self-expression. Aries has been experiencing a considerable amount of wounding… things that have required us to be assertive and courageous have been riddled with problems. During the pandemic, everything from risky adventures to entrepreneurial activities was discouraged. For the independence seeker, this was restricted, for the start-up to small business, this was devastating, for those who like to exercise and play sports, this was depressing. But now with Jupiter in Aries and Chiron at 15 degrees – midway through its Aries transit, we have the opportunity to move from wounding into healing. This new moon is a great time to put together a plan for patching your business venture, restarting your exercise plan, and planning your freedom pilgrimage!
The only asteroid in the mix at the new moon is Juno, which is squaring it. We need to rely on ourselves. Leaning too much on our relationships may be a source of disappointment!
Happy New Moon in Gemini