"When you make a choice, you change the future."
The new Moon on June 8 packs a mercurial punch as it includes four planets in Gemini: Sun, Moon, Mars and Jupiter. Our curiosity and fickle energies are scattering like the wind. You can expect life to show up in doubles, twos, pairs, etc. Issues with communication, ideas, siblings and duality are all up for renewal.
Gemini is often represented as the symbol of the Twins, and the glyph looks like a Roman numeral two. Gemini is the sign of choices, but being a dual Air sign reveals to us how important and yet how difficult it is to choose only one thing. We want our cake and eat it too. Gemini is the classic commitment-phobe energy, refusing to be pinned down, boxed in and held accountable. Gemini represents the eternal youthful spirit that refuses to grow up.
This new Moon is asking us to embrace our versatile and playful nature. How can we make life more like a game? How can we throw a few tricks in to the mix to keep it interesting? How can we twist and bend words to make conversation more interesting? What is our message? What do we want to spend our mental energy thinking about?
With such a plethora of mercurial energy, our minds may be running non-stop. Now may be the most important time to pick up a meditation practice ever in order to preserve one's sanity. The monkey mind is ubiquitous and ever jumping from topic to topic, choice to choice. At this time we are better off embracing the philosophy of "both-and." Otherwise, we could find ourselves just zigzagging back and forth between options without every really being able to choose.
The push-pull energy is exceptionally powerful under this influence. Out tendencies toward indecisiveness are stronger than ever. We can change our minds on a dime. It's also a time of great distraction. Our inner teen spirit wants to dominate the scene. Watch out for tendencies to gossip, a shadow side of the chatty Gemini tendency.
Jupiter is about to complete his year-long run in the sign of the Twins. This new Moon brings a sense of optimism, hope and abundance. Look to where you have Gemini or which houses Mercury rules to see where you can expect to receive the most luck, grace and blessings.