This New Moon will be in Gemini at 25 degrees, the mutable sign with the archetype of the Twins. As this sign is so quick it needs one twin to take in information as the other twin just can’t stop chatting. Extremely mental with a youthful vibrancy and curiosity, this sign keeps it moving. Lock a Gemini in a room without a book to read or any stimulation and you have a recipe for disaster. It craves quick and changeable stimulus to match it’s fast pace, as it is ruled by the fastest planet Mercury. With the Moon in Gemini, we have an opportunity to set intentions around opening our hearts and minds to feel and see things from a different and potentially refreshing perspective. As adults we can become so hardened in our approach and ideas, seeking safety and comfort in the “known”, however the ever-changing malleable quality of Gemini suggests we release this hardened grip and pretend for a moment we don’t know. What new ideas could fill our heart space if we approached our world with utter amazement and intrigue? Is it possible we can take off our “polarized” sunglasses and put on rose colored glasses, how would our hearts shift if we truly saw the beauty and amazing qualities of each human being? If we truly became curious and open without judgment about each person that crossed our path, what might happen? Not only is the Moon right next to the Sun as it always is on New Moon, but Mars is also joining the bandwagon. Mars is the active red Planet known for drive and will. We have all heard “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”. What this speaks to rather than defined gender constants as all women have a Mars and men have a Venus, is the more active or yang expression. Mars is a force, a fiery outward energy that carries a bold persistence to address whatever may cross its path. If Mars is in Gemini, this can translate to fierce intrigue to respond quickly on its feet to ideas and a flexibility to adjust as needed to continue to incorporate whatever new information lay before it. Not an energy you would want to debate with as it will continue to bring in different facts until you wear yourself out. So for us individually, this Moon (our hearts) matched up with Mars (our drive), we will be granted the courage and will to open our hearts to that which we may not have considered. We are not looking for sophisticated theories or profound philosophies but simple “Ah-has” seeming very basic but ultimately contain nuggets of whimsy that lead us away from stagnation and boredom. How have our hearts become stale? How could a loving kiss from the Sun and Mars kick start our passions and ignite our hearts desires?
So during this New Moon phase, allow yourself to relax and get curious, try to pretend you are 5 or 6 years old and let your heart be guided by whatever comes forth to get your attention. The answers are not as important as the questions. Keep your eyes and ears open, get a move on if you feel compelled to take a walk in the park or take a risk to look at unexplored areas of your heart and mind.