Gemini New Moon June 8th

Gemini New Moon June 8th

New moon in Gemini

June 8th, 2013 10:59:01 AM 18° 01′ Gemini

Gemini New MoonPeople have been asking, “Are you sure Mercury isn’t retrograde yet?”

Nope, that’s not happening until the end of June. But Mercury is Square Uranus and as we near our new moon in Gemini, the effects probably feel very similar, with communication misfires.  Here are the pertinent aspects of this lunar phase.

Crazy Communications & Impulsive Insights

Sun conjunct Moon (aka new moon)

At this New Moon in Gemini there is a strong self-awareness.  Variety and polarity is the stuff of life at this point, and you feel distinctly uncomfortable if you are asked to identify yourself with one single direction or opinion. Your curiosity is strong, and you can find meaning in small things that might normally seem insignificant.

Painful memories of miscommunications and feelings of being misunderstood are prevalent now.   At this time, you are seeing multiple aspects of a situation and this manifests as a lack of focus. When you try to communicate, too many possibilities come out at once.  A misunderstanding with someone close to you might trigger some deep reflection.  That’s the key, to reflect and not get sucked below the surface.

You can get caught in a whirlwind of explanations and miscues which only make things worse. Try letting go of some of those complexities until the situation calms itself. Delight is not found in one piece of the puzzle or the other, but the way they interconnect to make a whole. So take a step back from picking out the details and let it all fall into place without your help.

Mercury square Uranus

You might find it difficult to be heard or understood. Thoughts bend in obtuse directions, and it becomes hard to follow your own tangents, let alone someone else’s. (Yes, very similar to Mercury retrograde.) Interruptions abound and frustrate when you are trying to finish what you have to say, or you find yourself talking over others in an attempt to get your own ideas heard.  The result is a cacophony of voices where no one can really hear anyone else.

Be aware it will be easy to alienate people through interrupting or being provocative, or simply coming up with wild ideas which are neither here nor there. You are more open to the unconventional; yet these startling insights are easily misunderstood. It’s better to redirect your impulse to share your personal vision to finding a greater vision which you can share.

Shared Vision

Saturn trine Neptune

Your concern with making dreams real, and bringing visions down to earth is your anchor.  True meaning is found in some form of service in which you sacrifice personal ambition for a universal cause. So get out there, focus on listening and linking together with others to manifest a shared dream.  Fortunately, this aspect has the longest duration after New Moon, so cling to it. (Sun, Moon & Mercury are all relatively quick-paced and will move out of these challenging aspects soon.)

Other than just riding out the next few days and redirecting your attention to a greater vision, you can use a remedy which helps when Mercury is retrograde, it will help this affliction as well. A little Van Van Oil can help smooth out all this mercuric mayhem. Fortunately on June 8th we are launching our new Organic Van Van Oil, so come on down to the Eye to try it out! Okay, shameless pitch, but the timing is perfect, and that’s a planned coincidence. We saw this coming, and we wanted to offer some help.

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May Full Flower Moon in Sagittarius

May Full Flower Moon in Sagittarius

We welcome the flowers and the Moon this May.  The Moon will be Full on Friday, May 24th at 11:26 PM Central at  04° 08′ Sagittarius

Full Flower MoonThe May moon is usually known as the Flower Moon, but it is also called the Milk Moon, in China it is the Dragon Moon, in Medieval England it was the Hare Moon, and some pagans call it the Grass Moon.  Many other tribes and places had many other names, but the current most common reference in America is the Full Flower Moon.

Our ideals and concerns will be blooming this Full Flower Moon

The Sun in Gemini heightens our ability to communicate with others, but the Moon, opposite in Sagittarius, heightens our ability to distort their reactions.  The sun and moon are each square neptune right now, as well. The Square is a 45° angle, which creates some difficulty.

Since Neptune is in Pisces (the Great Counsellor), we get a wealth of water which is tough to grab hold of or pin down, and results in a wishy washy soup of best intentions. Expect to experience a vague sense of concern toward unrealistic and/or unattainable ideals. This dynamic trio of Neptune square the Sun and Moon will [Read more…]

Full Snow Moon – February 25, 2013

Full Snow Moon – February 25, 2013

Full Snow Moon: Feb 25, 02:28 PM (CST) is in Virgo 07° 24′

Snow Moon in Virgo

Snow Moon in Virgo when Mercury is retrograde

The February Full Moon is known as the Snow Moon, and even the Snow Blinding Moon.
The Lakota Sioux know it as the Moon of the Dark Red Calves, while the Cheyenne called it the Big hoop and Stick Game Moon. Other names include the Quickening Moon, Hunger Moon, Opening Buds Moon, Storm Moon, and the Trapper’s Moon.

When the Moon is full in a sign it reflects the light of consciousness to the fullest. It is a time to be fully engaged with life in that specific area. This February the Full Moon is in Virgo, ruled by Mercury. But with Mercury in Retrograde, now is the time for contemplation and analysis rather than action.

The Quickening Moon

We’re quite fond of the title the “Quickening” Full Moon. The quickening is used to describe the first noticeable movements of an unborn child in their mothers womb. It marks a time when new life is beginning but hasn’t broken through the surface quite yet. Also, this leaves life open to so many wonderful opportunities  A journey has yet to begin. We are in the middle of Imbolc Season: A time of quiet, renewal and rebirth. While the skies are grey and the ground is white, life secretly begins to awaken. Soon enough, lush greenery will sprout from the earth and life will be abundant once again. One cycle is ending as another begins.The air is also filled with female divinity and fertility, which would make this a fantastic time for fertility and childbirth magick. With all this being said, use this time to better yourself and create the life you truly want. The possibilities are endless.

February Full Moon Personal Inventory

Use Virgo’s energy to look at your dreams and where you are on your path. Take stock of the specific gifts you bring, the ones which only you have to offer – do they line up with your profession or do you still need to find what Buddhist’s call Right Livelihood? Seek your greatest vision, and don’t let anyone block your intentions or talk you down. [Read more…]