May 30th, 2022 – 4:30am Pacific Time
At each New Moon, the sun and moon reside in the same zodiac sector. This means that the New Moon will fall within the archetype of the current sun season. The zodiac archetypes embody particular energies and characteristics that help us understand how the moon phase will affect us. Typically, the position of the moon influences our emotional experience.
Gemini is an air sign and air represents the mental and social realms, including communication, relationships, and thought processes. This archetype is about connecting with others and building relationships. It is a mutable sign, which provides adaptable energy allowing you to iterate, refine, and adjust. Gemini is a personal sign, meaning it helps us understand ourselves.
Gemini is frequently depicted with two faces and this represents duality. Inwardly, we may have different aspects of ourselves that seem to conflict. We may have a part of ourselves that loves solitude, and another part that craves socializing. Outwardly, we may feel and behave differently depending on the situation we are in or the people we are around. We may be reserved and quiet at work, but active and outgoing around friends. Gemini invites us to explore our dual nature and the different aspects of our inward or outward selves.
New Moons mark the beginning of a lunar cycle and so this moon phase is all about intention setting and planting the seeds of change for your life. The New Moon in Gemini is a wonderful time to reflect on your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others.
I invite you to create time and space today or over the next few days to practice embodying the energy of the Gemini archetype and to set an intention for this lunar cycle.
Write down what emotions and physical sensations you are feeling. What seems aligned with the energy of Gemini? What feels in opposition or resistant to this archetype?
How do you feel about your relationship with yourself? Is this an area you would like to focus on?
How would you describe your relationships with others? Are there new connections you wish to make, or perhaps a relationship you’d like to build, repair, or deepen?
Does the concept of having different internal parts or self-aspects resonate with you? If yes, how many parts can you identify? What are their personalities or energy like? Do they ever have conflicting wants or needs? Describe your inward dual nature.
Do you feel you have different outward or social versions of yourself? For example, what is your professional self like? Is how you behave around family different from how you behave around friends? Describe your outward dual nature.
Become still, drop inwards, and breathe through your heart centre. What is your desire for the next 28 days? Set an intention for this lunar cycle, perhaps aligned with the theme of connection and relationships, either with yourself or others.