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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.

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 5/21/2012: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Gemini

At 7:47PM EDT the New Moon arrives at 1 degree of Gemini, along with a solar eclipse. Eclipses act as “bottlenecks” of energy. Light flowing from the Sun or Moon is temporarily interrupted, focusing attention on the interrupted point and allowing something new and possible fragile to enter the picture and grow. And here I would be thinking of Michael, the kindhearted policeman in the storybook Make Way for Ducklings, who stopped the flow of traffic on Beacon Street so Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their brood of eight could safely make their way to the Boston Public Garden.

Of course while traffic is stopped, it’s also backing up…and when it flows again, it’s possible that some drivers may hit the gas a little too hard — and wham! — there’s a sudden release of the bottlenecked energy.  If you have a planet or point at the degree of an exceptionally potent eclipse, you may feel the effects of the release of the bottleneck for months afterward — sometimes even years. And here I would be thinking of Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and (former) Congressman Anthony Weiner, who all have a major point or planet at 11 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and/or Sagittarius, which was impacted by last June’s eclipse at 11 Gemini. Might they have been feeling a bit “eclipsed” over the past year?

In Gemini, the New Moon suggests a focus on new ideas, new mindsets, new ways of communication and gathering information. Got that? Your thoughts and your words can move mountains; i.e., they manifest in your physical reality. Don’t believe me? Here’s an article from last week about two people paralyzed from the neck down who can now move a robotic arm with their minds.  Don’t believe that thought patterns  can change? Check out this collection of  23 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today.

This New Moon offers us the opportunity to create a new way of positive thinking so that you can manifest a more positive reality. Don’t know how to do that? You could start by listening to this super-positive, life-affirming song by Joan Armatrading every morning. Hum it through the day and see if it changes the way you interact with your world for the better. Patterns in the chart for this New Moon strongly support visionary/revolutionary thinking and communication.

The Sabian Symbol for 1 degree of Gemini is “a glass-bottomed boat in still water”. This is an image of a self-contained, protected, transparent vessel that allows illuminating perspective into watery (emotions) depths. It’s an image that ties in nicely with the current Venus retrograde, which suggests a focus on courtesy and grace in our social expression. This image also supports nebulous Neptune,  which is challenging Sun, Moon and the lunar nodes. The lunar nodes refer to the feminine and  groups/associations.  How can intuition, emotions and feminine/receptive principles clarify and/or change your thinking in the material world?

Interesting to note that this eclipse is almost exactly conjunct Mitt Romney’s Gemini Ascendant, using birth data of  3/12 47 9:51AM Detroit MI. This suggests Romney’s personal projection will be impacted. The eclipse is not quite as close to Barack Obama’s Moon at 3 Gemini; we may see the impact in Obama’s need to be seen as clever and informed in areas of work, service, homeland security and women. Visionary values may also be projected at this time (nebulous Neptune is almost exactly square Obama’s Moon).

This a week for big ideas! Take note of what’s flowing through your mind. And on Monday, note the potential for a clash of wills around 5:17PM ET and temper your communication accordingly.