NEW MOON IN GEMINI – We need to be careful what we say to ourselves and to others during the entire month of June (June 3, 2019)

by Anne Reith, Ph.D.

Astrology-New-Moon-Full-MoonIn the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 3:01 a.m. on Monday, June 3.  This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 13° of Gemini.  To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 13° of Gemini in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with that house are going to be most influenced by this New Moon’s presence.

New Moons always provide us with opportunities for new emotional starts and setting new intentions in the areas associated with the sign.  This time, we are focused on the sign of Gemini.  The higher expression of this mutable air sign includes being communicative, flexible, optimistic, and inquisitive.  The lower expression can result in us being indecisive, scattered, impatient, and too talkative.  Remember that the beauty of astrology is that we are aware of the higher and lower expressions of any sign, which means that we can consciously choose which one to express.

Gemini means that we are focused on all forms of communication.  We often think of this as just communication with others, but it also represents our thoughts and self-talk.  The entire month of June has one major theme:  We need to be careful what we say to ourselves and to others.  Both this Gemini New Moon and the next Sagittarius Full Moon on June 17 are intertwined with the energy of Jupiter.  This is the planet of expansion and even excess.  This means we have the potential to go too far with our thoughts or words.  If we do this, we will likely be held accountable in some way, in part, because Jupiter also represents justice.  Although the need to be careful is particularly true in two weeks during the Sag Full Moon, we are still being influenced by it during this Gemini New Moon.  Forewarned is forearmed!

With the current Gemini New Moon, this warning is particularly important because it is an emotional time, and emotions often fuel conversations with ourselves or others.  Mars is currently in Cancer, where it will remain all month.  Cancer is a very emotional sign, and when Mars is in that sign, there is the potential for mood swings and possibly even defensiveness or overt aggression.  Then, the day after the New Moon (Tuesday, June 4), Mercury moves out of logical Gemini and into emotional Cancer, where it will remain until June 28.  Our thoughts become less objective and more subjective and emotionally-laden.  We may want to talk with others about what we are thinking/feeling.  Combine that with the energy of Mars and there is the potential for explosions unless we are very careful.  The good news is that Cancer can also bring out compassion, nurturing, and a desire to be with family (or those we define as family).  We just need to consciously tap into that higher expression and avoid using that time with family to vent, which could lead to regrets.

This need for caution is reinforced by the presence of a t-square configuration at the time of the New Moon.  The Sun and Moon are in an opposition (180°) to Jupiter, and all of these are squaring (90°) Neptune, which is especially strong because it is located in its home sign of Pisces.  We need to very consciously use the higher expression of Neptune right now, which includes accessing our intuition and being compassionate.  If we allow the lower expression Neptune, this could lead to foggy communication or even veering into fearfulness.  The days around the New Moon are probably not the best for making any major decisions.  Yes, Jupiter can bring wisdom; but it is in an opposition (180°) to Mercury, which means that our thoughts or words can go too far if left unchecked.  Misunderstandings are possible due to the potential fogginess of Neptune.  When we do communicate with ourselves or others, our goal should be to find a way to access the knowledge and wisdom of Jupiter in what we communicate.

However, Jupiter tends to bring out “the truth”; consequently, what we communicate (to ourselves or others) may not be easy to hear, even when conveyed with compassion.  This is because Jupiter is in a semi-square (30°) to Saturn and the South Node, which means that Jupiter is also in an inconjunct (150°) to the North Node.  And given Saturn and the South Node are conjunct (0°) Pluto, this could mean that hidden truths may need to be uncovered.  Yes, “the truth will set us free,” but it can be darn uncomfortable to be confronted with it.

This possible “truth telling” (with ourselves or others) is reinforced by the on-going opposition (180°) between (a) the strong conjunctions (0°) between Saturn, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn and (b) a conjunction (0°) between Mars and the North Node in Cancer.  The former, in a nutshell, is telling us that it’s time to take responsibility for something from our past, and the latter is telling us that it’s time to learn how to take compassionate (Cancer) action (Mars).  Given the Nodes are involved, the truth may involve either a life lesson or a Karmic issue that we have been avoiding.  Luckily, both ends of this powerful opposition form positive aspects to Neptune.  If we can tap into our compassion and intuition, we may be able to find creative ways to resolve the issues that come up now.

On Sunday, June 9, Venus will join the Sun in Gemini, where it will remain until July 4.  This has the potential to lighten the mood and bring a desire to connect with others mentally.  It makes us more adaptable and flexible in our relationships, but also in our finances.  We will very likely feel an increased curiosity about what we enjoy, and we will feel a need to keep our options open because “variety is the spice of life” when Venus is in Gemini.  And luckily, it helps us be more emotionally distant, which can be a benefit given the month-long need to “watch our words.”

Overall, this Gemini New Moon will bring a plethora of thoughts and ideas into our minds.  However, we are also being asked to pay close attention to what we think and what we say.  Internally, we need to make sure our inner dialogue is as positive as possible.  The Law of Attraction means we attract “like energy” into our lives.  Therefore, if we are being self-critical or pessimistic, then we will attract experiences that match that energy.  We need to be compassionate with ourselves during this time, but we also need to be as compassionate with others.  This includes avoiding any felt need to dump our emotional baggage all over another person or group simply because it feels good.  Believe me, given the aspects involved, we will regret it later.  Rather than dump, it would be advisable to use the tools we have developed to cope, such as journaling, exercising, praying, meditating, or even talking to a trained professional before approaching someone important with your thoughts or feelings.  This will help us all slow down the mental and emotional express train long enough to make sure that the direction we are headed in will actually lead to where we want to end up.


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New Moon at 13° of Gemini

  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 3:01 a.m. PDT
  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:01 a.m. EDT
  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 10:01 a.m. GMT

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