~As Above So Below~
Saturday, June 8th, 2013, 10:57 am, CDT: The 3 eclipses are over, but here comes another New Moon! Both Sun (conscious self) & Moon (unconscious self) are at 18* adaptable, diverse, verbal Gemini spotlighting communication in multiple forms. A New Moon symbolizes the beginning of a new cycle…this one is loaded with a variety of interactions, mental agility & new experiences.
We also have daring, fearless, spontaneous Mars at 5* Gemini ahead of the Sun & Moon at 18* Gemini; a little further along is expansive, optimistic, generous Jupiter at 26* Gemini. Many thoughts, ideas & even actions pertaining to daily life are constantly popping up, changing or morphing quickly into something else…all competing for my attention, begging to be acted upon. At home every room I enter reveals new tasks or ideas to ponder. And then there’s gardening…still a bit chilly to plant where I am.
The planet associated with the sign of curious Gemini is perceptive, versatile, fleet-footed Mercury, mythological Messenger of the Gods; now at 11*47 sensitive, emotional Cancer sitting next to loving, harmonizing, artistic Venus at 6*49 imaginative Cancer. Our reasoning capacities, fact gathering & interpreting abilities, along with Venusian sociability are colored by our instinctive reactions & feelings during this New Moon. These powerful emotional currents can feel tense & stressful. Take care of your nervous systems (gardening for me), watch for impatience, high-strung restlessness, inconsistencies, indecision & superficiality.
Receptive, nebulous Neptune turns Retrograde Friday, June 7th, at 5* sensitive, compassionate, impressionable Pisces (it’s home sign) & it will be moving “backwards” until mid-November 2013 when it turns Direct at 2* Pisces. Intangible, idealistic Neptune is the cosmic solvent, the dissolver of form, signifying the mystical & psychic realms, the visionary, the dreamer, musician, artist, healer, drug dealer, deception, illusion, delusion…spiritual strength or escapist tendencies, seeking the path of least resistance..(er, like watching too many Netflix movies?!!) The retro period offers us another opportunity to embody Piscean qualities of surrendering to something greater than the self, unconditional love, non-judgment (of self too) as we evolve into wholeness.
“The joy of Being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person or event–through anything that happens. That joy cannot come to you–ever. It emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are.” Eckhart Tolle
The Summer Solstice occurs at 12:04 am early Friday morning, June 21st, 2013, CDT; this is the exact moment when our traveling Sun enters the first * degree of the electromagnetic field of water-sign Cancer.