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Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 6/19/2012: New Moon in Gemini (Again!)

Another New Moon, another opportunity to reset your intentions for the next four weeks, so you can be consciously in line with planetary patterns. And when you are conscious of whatever wind is at your back, you can be more effective at manifesting what you want.

This New Moon, like the last New Moon, is in Gemini. It is rare that we have two New Moons in a row in the same sign. Last month’s New Moon was at zero degrees of Gemini — the beginning of the sign; this one is at 28 degrees — close to the very end. What is this double emphasis on Gemini all about?

Gemini is an air sign, ruled by Mercury, which refers to the mindset, information and communication. Gemini is a double-bodied sign (it is represented by the Twins), and is thus capable of going either way — or more than one way simultaneously — in a situation. Gemini invented the phrase “…on the other hand…” (Gemini even rules the hands).

Last month, the New Moon at zero degrees of Gemini (accompanied by a powerful solar eclipse), suggested a major shift in mindset and communication. We were challenged to acknowledge the power of what we think and how we say it, and become consciously aware that what goes through our minds is directly related to what we attract in the physical world. The Sabian Symbol for last month’s New Moon was “a glass bottomed boat”, suggesting a four-week window of new VISION and clarity as a result of peering into the depths (of the mind).

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is “the first mockingbird in Spring”. Hmm…Spring! Sounds like a continuation of a new vision to me. Spring is definitely a time when new things begin to grow. But why a mockingbird? Why not a robin or a sparrow? Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee points out that a mockingbird is known to mimic the songs of other birds, “suggesting that one never knows if what is heard is what it actually is…situations that call for a discriminating awareness.”

Here’s a video produced by a group of people who were so happy that their local public library was slated to permanently close (for lack of funds), that they invited the whole town to a book-burning party to celebrate. How cool is that? The library shuts down, and three days later, every book in the library goes up in flames. And there will be food. And dancing! Awesome!

Wait…is that a mockingbird I hear? What is this video really about? Frankly, it’s genius at work. These clever folks figured out a way to completely reframe the debate on an issue of civic importance. In doing so, they convinced others to re-think what they wanted in their lives — and take action. In the end, what people really wanted was a library.

Here’s another piece that crossed my desk yesterday. A letter written in response to a post by an intern at NPR (a public radio station, for those reading this overseas) who acknowledged that of the 11,000 songs in her music collection, she had only paid for about 15 CDs in her entire life.  If you read this post and you do not already work in the music industry, this article will forever change your thoughts on the value of music. And it might change your actions as a result.

Are you brave enough to change your mind?  It requires a willingness to hear multiple sides of a situation — Gemini! You’ll have to take time to verify that what you’re hearing is what is real. And you’ll have to make sure that what you’re thinking and saying to the Universe is an accurate reflection of what you really want.

This will likely be a jam-packed month of surprises, with great potential for growth and development. Like the weather in New England (as the saying goes), if you don’t like it…wait five minutes.

More tomorrow on the changes:  Venus and Saturn turning direct (on the 27th and 25th of June); Mercury turning retrograde (July 14th), and the first of the seven exact squares between rebel Uranus and ruthless Pluto (June 24th). Oh and there’s more…so much more.

And before I forget, the Moon voids this week: today 11:02AM – 1:34PM ET and Thursday 12:48PM – 11:47PM ET. Plan accordingly.