In the Pacific Time Zone, the New Moon will occur at 10:38 a.m. on Friday, May 22. This New Moon finds the Moon and Sun in conjunction (0°) at 3° of Gemini. To further clarify how this New Moon will impact you on a personal level, locate 3° 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 in the sign involved. Gemini is a mutable air sign. Mutable signs are adaptable and flexible. Air signs are associated with mental activities. Therefore, this is a mentally agile sign. The higher expression of Gemini includes being communicative, flexible, optimistic, and curious. The lower expression can lead to being indecisive, scattered, and impatient.
The Sun and Moon in Gemini are both in a square (90°) to Mars in Pisces. We may be acting (Mars) very intuitively or unconsciously (Pisces) right now. This may be confusing to others (and even to ourselves) because we may not be able to clearly articulate our logic or rationale. Also, Mars in Pisces can be prone to passive-aggressive behavior, and having the Moon involved right now could mean we are unconsciously acting out our emotions rather than dealing with them directly. We could also be feeling pretty antsy; like we need to get going and do something . . . but we aren’t entirely sure what it is we need to do. Speaking or acting impulsively is possible, as are arguments due to our reactions being emotionally-based or even defensive or competitive.
Feeling a need to take action is reinforced by a supportive sextile (60°) between Mars and Uranus. Mars is about action, and Uranus is about change. The sextile means we may feel like we have a clear path forward with taking a risk or making changes in our lives. It could also mean that we feel a need to be independent and not get “tied down” by responsibilities or blocked by the beliefs of others. This aspect can also bring in the possibility of taking action (Mars) with new technology (Uranus). But with Uranus in grounded, realistic Taurus, we may be able to slow down any changes and make sure that what is being considered will actually be helpful, rather than just a “flash in the pan” idea without any staying power.
The Sun and Moon are also in a free-flowing trine (120°) to the conjunct (0°) between Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. The Sun and Moon are also in a very close trine (120°) to Saturn, which just recently moved into progressive Aquarius. All of this can indicate a time when we may feel ready to grow and expand, but we also feel a need to do so in a responsible (Saturn, Capricorn) and ethical (Jupiter) manner. Luckily, Jupiter could help us feel more optimistic and even more self-confident than usual. That increased self-confidence is reinforced by a sextile (60°) between the Sun/Moon and Chiron.
But with Pluto being involved, this could be a time when a relationship or situation will end. Pluto represents death and rebirth. It’s located in Capricorn, which represents structure in our lives, and structures come in many forms (e.g., family, homes, businesses, society). It should be noted that both Jupiter and Pluto are in retrograde, so we may just be thinking (Gemini) about any changes. However, with Pluto being activated by the New Moon, the supportive trine could mean that things will go smoothly if we do decide to change any structures in our lives. We just need to make sure that we don’t make any impulsive changes because any changes made now must lead to a more solid and secure structure.
Venus is currently moving retrograde in Gemini, and it is in a very close conjunct (0°) with Mercury (less than 1° separate them). Around the time of the New Moon, we should focus on making sure our thoughts and words (Mercury) are filled with grace and love (Venus). We may also be thinking a lot (Mercury) about what we desire (Venus). Whenever possible, this should be a time when we focus on enjoying lighthearted communication, cooperation, and telling others that we care about them. We may not be as mentally disciplined as we usually are, but it is a good time to focus on pleasant conversation.
Both Venus and Mercury are in a very close square (90°) to Neptune in Pisces (again, less than 1° separate them). This adds further emphasis to the idea that we shouldn’t take the time around the Gemini New Moon too seriously. The presence of foggy Neptune may make it hard to concentrate or think clearly (Mercury). It definitely is not a good day or two for signing contracts or negotiating. Our perceptions may not be realistic, so we should wait until we are mentally clearer. Because Venus is involved, any confusion may primarily be focused on our relationships and finances. Again, the best advice is to probably just take a light-hearted approach to these subjects around the time of the New Moon. This would include letting any strong emotional reactions subside and reminding ourselves that things will become clearer in a day or two. Try to postpone any major decisions just a few more days in order to let the fog of Neptune lift. After that, we will still have a lot of Gemini energy with us (i.e., Sun, Mercury, Venus, North Node), which will help us cross-check our facts without the influence of our emotions (Moon, Neptune) getting in the way.
It’s worth noting that around the time of the Gemini New Moon, we will have 4 out of 10 planets in retrograde: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. This may mean that some people will react to this New Moon by pulling inward to do some internal thinking (Mercury). However, our thoughts will still be rather scattered, so any “conclusions” should be taken with a grain of salt until the influence of this Gemini New Moon has passed.
The only planetary change during this 2-week period occurs on Thursday, May 28, when Mercury moves out of Taurus and into Cancer. Our thoughts will be strongly influenced by our emotions and our focus will shift to our needs, families, and security issues. We may also make intuitive leaps, and it may be harder than usual to be objective. Rather than spending about 3 weeks in Cancer, Mercury will actually be experiencing an extended stay due to going retrograde in Cancer on June 7. This means Mercury will spend over two months in Cancer; it will not move into Leo until August 4.
Overall, at the time of this Gemini New Moon, we may be feeling both a push to act or make changes, but also an uncertainty about what to do. There will definitely be a lot of mental energy swirling around us, and new options may make themselves known to us. Although having Mars in Pisces means that patience may be hard to come by, “the P-word” is strongly recommended because everyone will be required to flow with this very changeable energy. Luckily, with so much mutable Gemini energy swirling around us right now, we are being given a lot of ability to adapt and be flexible. Just remember that what we would like to see happen may run contrary to what someone else wants. Differences in desires, opinions, values systems, and beliefs need to be respected, but these differences can result in a lot of confusion as we try to sort it all out. Endings and new beginnings regarding structures in our lives are possible, but be sure to take it slow and, when possible, delay any final decisions until later in the month. For the time being, it is probably best to focus on keeping our minds active, seeking out pleasant conversations, and keeping things light, airy, fluid, and flexible.
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THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN BY
- Anne Reith, Ph.D. (AnneReith.com)
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SOME INFORMATION TAKEN FROM
- The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
- Various online sources (e.g., www.cafeastrology.com)
- New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.
New Moon at 3° of Gemini
- Friday, May 22, 2020, 10:38 a.m. PDT
- Friday, May 22, 2020, 1:38 p.m. EDT
- Friday, May 22, 2020, 5:38 p.m. GMT