Enjoyment and Curiosity About Life | New Moon in Gemini | Vedic Astrology Forecast for July 4th, 2016
The New Moon in Sidereal Gemini will occur around 7am EDT on July 4th, with a window of influence spanning 2 days before and 2 days after. The New Moon, of course, begins a new lunar cycle and is the point where the Sun and Moon come together at the same point in the sky. It is a “dark” moon, and shows an inward movement of consciousness where the previous cycle ends and a new one begins. It plants a seed for the upcoming lunar cycle.
Venus is also in Gemini, and Mercury moved into Gemini on June 26th. This New moon therefore brings together our Soul’s Power (Sun), our Mind and emotional heart (Moon), our capacity for happiness (Venus) and our intellect and capacity for communication (Mercury).
Gemini is the 3rd sign of the Zodiac and is ruled by Mercury. It is the Outer Intelligence moving in the world through the sharing of ideas, creativity, and play. It seeks to explore and understand the world and find ways to share and communicate that understanding to others. It is also a curious energy, and delights in variety and new experiences. In a sense it really just wants to explore, enjoy and not be tied down to anything.
In this regard, you may find yourself being curious and wanting to play and have fun this weekend. Gemini can express in a superficial way that just wants to joke, laugh and enjoy what life has to offer. And quite frankly, we all probably need that some time. So have some fun!
In another sense, Gemini also seeks to understand the world through ideas. It enjoys seeing multiple perspectives and spinning ideas around to understand all sides. The New Moon will be taking place in the Nakshatra of Ardra. Which means that this new lunar cycle will be also influenced by a deeper questioning of the complicated circumstances that our world finds itself in. Ardra is a challenging energy that is like a storm of chaos that destabilizes our old understanding of things. Is brings the opportunity for healing and a return to peace and order, but only after the catharsis and crisis of bringing the deeper imbalance into awareness.
Our world is in great flux. The recent Brexit vote, the state of the EU as well as our own presidential election process is all creating great uncertainty and division. And this uncertainty is driven by the fears of the unknown, distrust of our leaders and the feelings that other people “can’t see the truth”.
With this much Gemini energy at play, it is a great time to stop and question how it is that we even go about the process of exploring the world. How are we even acquiring information? And how much are we willing to explore and be curious about other perspectives?
For most people, information is gathered from “the News”. And we tend to be drawn to News that is presented from our own perspectives. We tend to associate with friend who share our beliefs. We tend to interact with others on social media who also share our beliefs. And when we run across someone who believes differently, the tendency is to think the other person “can’t see the truth clearly”. I myself have observed many arguments on Facebook that have lead to declarations of “If you don’t like what I have to say, then just shut up! It’s my wall!”. Or, even “If you don’t agree with me, you can unfriend me right now!”
We live in a world of diversity. Different backgrounds. Different values. Different opinions. And I can certainly understand not wanting to spend time with those who don’t share specific values. But, isn’t there also room to respectfully “agree to disagree”? Other people are interesting, strange and hard to figure out sometimes. And while there are certainly people who are dangerous, violent and filled with hate that are probably worth avoiding, there are a lot of other people who are basically good people but with a different way of seeing the world.
With this level of Gemini coming up for the collective, especially with a link to trying to understand “what the heck is happening” in our world, I encourage you to expand your level of curiosity. Sure, Gemini energy can make you want to spend all day watching the news and communicating with friends about political perspectives that you agree with. But those things are likely to just reinforce what you already believe. I invite you to be curious enough to even question your own perspectives on things.
The point is not that you are “wrong”, necessarily. It’s not the assumption that you should or will change your opinion. The curiosity I suggest is more about making a conscious, sincere effort to understand the other side’s perspectives. Try to understand the sincerity of their beliefs so that you can better understand the humanness of their way of seeing things. Even if their opinions come from fear and misinformation, try to understand how and why they are seeing it that way. Try to see it through their eyes and have compassion for their experience of life. And even while you are not likely to AGREE with their perspective, you can at least understand why they see it that way. The primary point being that if we continue to see our world in terms of “us against them”, nobody wins.
So that is my challenge and encouragement for this Gemini time. Try to better understand ALL the perspectives of what is happening. Not just your own. Be curious about things you have never thought about before.
Gemini in its purity really has very little attachment or emotional charge about it. It explores “the facts and perspectives” in a non-biased, non-judgmental way. And then reports all the angles. It’s what “the news” really should be. Just information without bias. Gemini energy itself is about “stepping outside your box” and becoming really curious about the world in a playful way. Explore, discover and gain understanding. Test ideas and see what works.
By being more rounded, and better informed we also have the opportunity to see new solutions and make better decisions about how to respond to our current situations. When emotions run high, it’s hard to see things clearly because we are operating from a primal fight or flight response. When we really listen to the other side, even when we will don’t agree, we open lines of communication and mutual respect that allow compromise and change to occur peacefully.
On June 29th, Mars returned to direct motion. The reflection and confusion around action has now passed and the ability to move forward is now better supported. Rahu and Jupiter were recently right on top of eachother, creating great confusion around principles and ideals. Jupiter is moving away. Still under the influence of Rahu’s confusion, but separating from it.
What energy are you wanting to create during the new Lunar cycle? Will use the Gemini energy to keep exploring and communicating what you already believe, or will you become curious to better understand the world around you and the perspectives that are different from yours? Will you be curious enough to question your own ideas and make sure they are still working?
While you are having fun and enjoying some playful laughter this weekend, it is likely the current political issues will arise in the context of reflecting upon the Independence of the United States of America. It is a time that can strengthen our resolve to find the best solutions through mutual understanding and cooperation. Will you be willing to ask questions and explore the perspectives of others? If you do, you are likely to find that you have more in common that you imagined, even if there are things you disagree about.
Aren’t we all just wanting to be happy, healthy and safe?
What has your experience of this Gemini New Moon energy been?
The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.
For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.