• keeping calm may be a problem….

    The New Moon will occur at 02°04’ Gemini (antiscion 27°56’ 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) around 00-04°.

    This New Moon is square Mars in Pisces, too much rationality clashing with emotional warfare could cause a lot of edginess and an underlying indecisiveness about which direction to actually take. However, a soothing trine to retrograde Saturn in social Aquarius could be the buffer we need as plans and intentions for the month ahead take form. The contra-antiscion of the lunation to a retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn might nevertheless reveal “a not-so-happy-go-lucky” trait that we hadn’t noticed earlier and that might have been better if kept hidden as we delve into the process of understanding ourselves whilst searching for “our” truth during Jupiter’s retrograde period.

    Mercury, dispositor of the lunation, also in Gemini and conjunct retrograde Venus, could make us believe (and say) that things are going better than they seem but it could be just an illusion with the tight square to Neptune in dreamy Pisces or perhaps it’s one of those dreams about to come true.

    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 3° Gemini: “The garden of the Tuileries in Paris.” Indicating the formalisation of collective ideals through the application of reason and order to newly discovered aspects of nature.

    For the antiscion point at 28° Cancer: “An Indian girl introduces her white lover to her assembled tribe.” Indicating inner rebirth through a total acceptance of the primordial values manifest in the human body and its natural functions.

    “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 90, 128, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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