• New Moon in GeminiNEW MOON IN GEMINI 6 JUNE 2024

    keeping calm may be a problem….

    The New Moon will occur at 16°18’ Gemini (antiscion 13°42’ Cancer).

    This is a very inquisitive, intellectual Moon, hard to pin down emotionally due to its constantly changing feelings caused by its tendency to over-rationalise everything. Under pressure this Moon is not very reliable and commitment issues may surface.

    New Moons are times when we are invited to set our intentions for the month to come regarding that area of our life which the Moon is illuminating in this lunar phase. People most affected by this New Moon will be those with planets in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) between 13-19°.

    The New Moon, in which both Sun and Moon are peregrine, is part of a five-planet build up in Gemini together with Jupiter, Mercury (dispositor of the lunation) and Venus. The New Moon is actually exactly conjunct Venus adding a softer, fun-loving aspect to this already socially oriented lunation. However, these three planets are also separating from a square to Saturn in Pisces and this could somewhat dampen the spirits and put limits both to ideas and plans.

    In the lunation chart there are 6 planets in the Air signs and seven in the Mutable signs surely this must be a sign to move forward with a certain optimism especially since Jupiter is also making a flowing trine aspect to Pluto in Aquarius, could there be a way to obtain power and riches without too much effort? Difficult to say since Pluto is ruled by Saturn in Pisces and Jupiter by Mercury in Gemini, maybe some trickery is intentionally involved? Even more so since Jupiter is //Mercury (communications abound but do they contain the truth?) and Sun//Venus//Pluto our head (or leaders) definitely seem to be one step ahead here of Moon (people) sandwiched as it is between Mercury and Sun.

    In his book “Moon Phase Astrology”, author Raven Kaldera calls this New Moon “The Little Brother’s Moon” because Gemini is the traditional ruler of the third house that also involves siblings. For Kaldera this Moon phase in Gemini represents “the younger sibling who lives in his mind and not in the physical world since although he is intensely clever, compassion is unknown to him.”

    He continues “on this Moon we indulge our curiosity, the nervous energy associated with it can affect already highly strung people to the point of a nervous breakdown and concentration becomes difficult, so it is more worthwhile to go out with friends rather than stay at home worrying.”

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 17° Gemini: “The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker.” Indicating the transformation of physical vitality into the power to build concepts and intellectual formations through which knowledge can be transferred.

    For the antiscion point at 14° Cancer: “A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast.” Indicating fulfilment in transcending and changeless wisdom.

    “Be sure you taste your words before you spit them out.” anon



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 30-32, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 101, 118, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

    Artwork: myskypie2024