Summer Prelude, New Moon: 22 Gemini 44

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Choice & Consequence
Ah, the new moon: a time of rest for the mind and body. However, a new moon in Gemini can seem like anything but..! The phrase ‘contradiction in terms’ comes to mind. It’s a phase of push/pull, stop and go and hardly  of calm/still.  It may take tremendous initial patience to find one’s center, for the chattering din to recede and the still small voice – or two – to be heard. Further, the third decan of Gemini is ruled by the Sun and Saturn, indicating the potential collision of, ‘Let’s do this!’ and ‘Let’s contain this.’ Knowing this ahead of time, we can say: seed-thoughts watered and nurtured during these days can bring winnowing/paring/editing lessons in real time for the mercurial observer. And this will be echoed by oppositions in the energy weather for the next few months. See how that works? 😉
Fortunately, the ruler of the new moon has just slipped into Cancerian waters, perfect for feeling the value of retreat even if it can only be spared in ten minute increments. In fact, it might be very helpful to practice mini mental ‘defrag sessions’ whenever possible to aide in the medium-term pattern of friction and blend we’ll be navigating.

From Now through Summer’s Close: Collectively speaking, we will be hashing out the latest renditions and manifestations of Relational Power dynamics and Personal Spark fine tuning. As history rhymes, we’ll see a tremendous variety of trys and fails showcased in all sectors of the public stage-as-mirror.

Far more useful for each of us as individuals is seeing – feeling – our way along the copyright NeptuneandtheOaksymbolic cord connecting Egoic concerns/anxiety/wounded pride as well as confidence/success/an overly bright glow to its root within the psychosomatic experience of Me/Myself. How do I quantify my value in practical terms? Can I prove/justify it? How do I best offer/apply my skill sets to the market place and to my intimate circle? What checks have I established to insure that I am listening objectively?

Yes, we have asked these questions at key points over the last 18 months or so. Again, our ‘product’ has reached its current launch date. From here, we can expect an extended period of fixing, stationing – and the grinding and polishing that can occur when the fixed experiences repetitive outside contact. This Gemini new moon also marks a moment to ask, ‘Who consistently has time and energy for me and how can I show my appreciation/reciprocate?’ Warmth, good humor and selfless provision are on tap just outside your chatter box…in these new moon days, do take a play date when you can.
– weaver

 

 

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New Moon: 24 Taurus 36

On the Exquisite Flavor of Water

A new moon can be a subtle event in a world full of electric light. Many people are truly unaware of the monthly alignment and that’s understandable. But not us…!

The descriptors for a new moon in Taurus cover materialism – the acquisition of which keeps us all head down at work  – and yet also the most primal five senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound. The preoccupations of the infant and toddler spin into the urges to keep up with our contemporaries. This is the zone of ‘Fixed’-‘Earth’ and is ruled by Venus, a magnetic yin archetype.

Our microcosm is fixed. Every day we pass through our abode, neighborhood, work space, etc and it cradles us, be that to the meager, middling or extravagant degree. It is what it is. We don’t spend energy dwelling upon it until something out of the ordinary occurs. But the annual new moon in Taurus offers a moment to pause and reflect on your material world requirements and how these factors set the daily activity regime for you and your intimate circle.

What would you alter in everyday life if you could and how would that affect your sense of sufficiency? Is there a path to compromise worth dedicating yourself to? Over the last decade, can you see evidence of how your income/expenditures have shifted? Many of us are grasping the difference between our wants and our needs.

What’s your favorite time of the day and why? Which of your senses are fulfilled during those moments? These days around the Taurean new moon, make peace with your space and possessions and the percentage of lack or wealth you designate to them. Consciously Revel in your sensory experiences in these days…

On the exquisite flavor of water, the feel of a hair brush, the hyper chattering of baby birds and the droning of bees. On the sights and sounds of your commute, the smells inside shops or the grocery store, the hum of motors keeping air, food and people in a controlled environment, the predictable cadence of tapped keys and one side of phone calls, the feel of your favorite chill-out seat.
Even better, revel in the company of (or in close proximity to) others: Venus is in Gemini. There’s a mini-break invitation here and for those who have been hard at work, She says, Rest while you can. Soon enough, the pace will quicken again.
– weaver

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Sculpture by Yiota Ioannidou along Kato Paphos promenade, Cyprus

 

Thrills and Chills! Readers here probably know that Uranus – symbol of Sudden Disruption/Awakening – is moving from the scope of ‘I Am’ (Aries) to the scope of ‘My Security & Holdings’ Taurus and yes, this is Big Stuff. However, if you do not have natal points within range of influence, there is no reason to freak out. If you aren’t sure, take advantage of this free offer for subscribers! It’s simple. Send an email with header ‘Thrills and Chills’, include your birth date/time/place, to the address below and find out.

 

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Full Moon: 9 Scorpio 38

Urania: But it’s also my face. You see. Sometimes I have to look normal, and then I grow faces. But they dry up, and fall off, but I couldn’t throw them away. They’re part of me. So I hang on to them. I . . . I’m probably not making much sense.
Death: No. You’re making sense. You people always hold onto your old identities, old faces and masks, long after they’ve served their purpose. But you’ve got to learn to throw things away eventually.
– From Facade, 4th tale in Sandman, Vol 3, by Neil Gaiman

 

Proving Your Worth
When I think about a full moon in Scorpio, I think intensity. I think potency, revelation cypFMscorp0418with above average impact-factor; I think the cup runneth over at least a little bit. I expect the same from this lunation but with two lovely features on tap for all of us, in a kind of one-two hug, if we are keeping our inner eye on the prize.

You might be detoxing the body, cleaning out long disused space in your home, learning a new skill/job or hiring integral layers of your business out on contract. Perhaps you’re developing a relationship and investigating clarity and equality levels. In whatever life zone you are investing the most focus, it’s for a reality defined by evolution and prosperity. You’re venturing down your interactivity path and reach a moment…a moment that brings content that must be acknowledged, absorbed…appreciated for what it is.

Once you are sitting down, look for two basic truths to emerge from the state of affairs:

1. the necessity of learning about/communicating these missing pieces in order to FMscorp4_18continue with integrity and confidence and

2. the grace of timing on the grand scale of this life chapter.

Mars has surged ahead of Pluto: even as you take appropriately independent or agreed-upon-next steps, stay close in your mind’s eye to the lessons of recent weeks and have faith that your vision will continue filling out. Measured and steady continues to win this race.
– weaver

 

Further reading on cycles within cycles:

Jupiter and Pluto 2018

2018 Lunar Advice

 

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