Thursday, 14 June 2007

New Moon in Gemini 23º 41'

My friend Dana sent me this today, and I thought I'd share it with you.

Thursday, June 14, 2007 8:13pm PDT (USA)
Friday, June 15, 2007 1:13pm AEST (OZ)
©2007 Lisa Dale Miller

We are what we think.
All that we are, arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind, and happiness will follow you.
As your shadow, unshakeable.
How can a troubled mind understand the way?
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.
But once mastered, No one can help you as much,
Not even your father or your mother.
(from the Dhammapada, translated by Thomas Byron)

Gemini rules information: its gathering and dispensation. Gemini represents knowledge of the material, relative plane of existence, which is made up of binary information bits; a digital landscape of 0's and 1's.
Gemini rules the mind and our thought processes.
This is the New Moon for all of us to reclaim our mental space; to set limits on what gets our attention, and to carefully examine how our current diet of information is affecting our lives.
As you may have noticed, our world is suffering from a bad case of close-mindedness fueled by fear. Concurrently, we are also suffering from information overload. Our lives have become a roller coaster of good news one day, bad news the next and a constant need to deal with the ensuing manic reactions that follow both extremes.
On this New Moon we can work toward opening the mind to a diverse range of ideas, while maintaining a self, rooted in calm heartfulness (Mercury in Cancer). With Sun/Moon in Gemini, and Neptune, Pluto, Jupiter and Chiron moving retrograde, our awareness should be inner-directed and focused on the connection between the transcendent and the intellect.
It should become evident that the quality and depth of our thoughts depends largely upon how close their source is to the transcendent.
Moon in Gemini quickens the pace with which we feel/intuit, and Mercury in Cancer connects us to all things, thereby opening us to a wider circle of knowledge.
Gemini's symbol is the twins, but they are not identical; they represent the broad spectrum of experience and therefore oppose one another. However, since they arise from the same source, at their core, they are the identical. That which appears different on the surface, is sourced in a fundamental sameness.
Gemini, with its love of communication, makes this New Moon a good one to work on opening up around areas of our lives that have been mired in conflict and misunderstanding. The Sun/Moon opposition to Pluto in Sagittarius makes this the right time to question and transform old beliefs about identity and relationality. We can talk about it. We can find the right words. We can be inspired to open up to others without fear of reprisal. We can relax and let our words be a force for healing.
The fire grand trine formed by Pluto, Saturn, and Mars will add a sense of excitement and personal desire for transformation. This grand trine will create an atmosphere of creative intensity, which will be wonderful for artists, writers, and musicians.
Gemini is best symbolised by flexibility, changeability, and adaptation, and this is the New Moon to cultivate these qualities and incorporate them into our daily lives. When strong winds and hard rains come, the supple trees bend and sway with the each gust. It is only the hardened, stiff trees that break and fall.
When we harden our hearts and minds, plant our feet and become immovable, we set ourselves up for failure. To survive the gusts of hatred and fear, we must open our minds and create useful dialogue. Fear makes us stiffen up and go rigid.
As you know, all New Moons are a time to initiate new goals, ideas, and desires. Mercury, Gemini's ruler, shows itself in our thoughts, ideas, and our ability to learn. Gemini rules the gathering of knowledge, an inherently open-systems process, that requires us to reach far and wide to get as much data as possible, even opening our minds to perspectives we might normally dismiss.
If you are in a researching phase, this is the time to get help and gather as much information as you can about new endeavors. The New Moon in Gemini calls on each of us to open up, talk about it (whatever it is), and open ourselves to feedback.
This is the New Moon to work on your communication skills. Learning how to communicate effectively creates successful relationships: especially with Mercury in Cancer and Venus/Saturn in Leo and Mars in Aries, opening to new avenues for communication of one's desires is possible. Just be sure to not get mired in drama or anger.
Open yourself to the perspective of the other. What harm would it do if you chose to see the other side or walked a mile in someone else's shoes? We must all find a way to talk through our disagreements. Walking away in anger never solves anything. Learn to recognise your anger: stop, stay, be quiet, and then speak from a calm rationality and not from the rage.
This is the right New Moon to communicate your wishes, dreams and desires to those who can aid your progress. The truth is, no one does it completely alone and learning to ask for help at the right time is one of life's hardest lessons. Over the next two weeks as the Moon waxes to fullness, try to really hear what those around you have to say about your wishes, and take their advice to heart.
Honest and clear communication is a two-way street and the best way to achieve a successful outcome for all.
Of course for those of you who make your living in the communications/publishing field, this is the best time to initiate new projects in film, video, TV, publishing, and writing.
Deal with your fear and just get the work out there!
One last thing, Gemini rules change. This is the best night to work on managing your fear of change. Everything changes; it is the nature of Maya, the field of relativity. When we ride the changes and make surfing the waves of change a vehicle for success, we actualise the highest expression of Gemini.
This is the New Moon to celebrate the power knowledge holds to broaden our perspective and open our minds!


donna said...

Ah, thanks for that. I wondered why I had been so talkative lately! Lots of conversations with people I don't usually chat with.

Jane said...

excellent post as usual! I really enjoyed the part about facing your changes.

Bohemian Mom said...

1. - that photo takes my breath away!
2. - I SO needed to read this message today. Thanks for sharing.

JourneyThroughLIfe said...

How intriguing. And fits me perfectly these last few days.