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Gemini New Moon Invites Listening

Updated: May 24, 2020

I would love to live

like a river flows

carried by the surprise

of its own unfolding

John O’Donohue

During the window of the May 22 Gemini New Moon, set an intention that sparks new pathways for communication and exchange of ideas. The larger astrological landscape reveals that we are evaluating what we want to communicate and exploring the motivations that propel our communications.

Our minds are highly active, but it may be difficult to focus, as if we are channel surfing throughout the day, flitting from one topic, one activity to the next. We may feel frustrated if we wish to be one-pointed and focused on a select task.

We are meant to meander, meant to take detours, to go off script and do something we hadn't thought to do when we first got out of bed on a given morning. We have entered a period of exploration and discovery. There is not only permission but encouragement to let the mind wander, to give ourselves to activities or conversations that we think are a distraction, and enjoy where they carry us.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus & North Node are all in Gemini

The finish line is for the ego.

The journey is for the soul.

Pattie Gonia

Gemini is fueled by what is most compelling in the moment. Motivated by curiosity to learn and engage something new, Gemini thrives on exchange. We may find ourselves exploring new ways to conduct exchange.

Communication is the primary vehicle to enact an exchange.

We are looking for novel ways to exchange information, love, products or services. We are more apt to learn new modes of communication, invent new ways to communicate and explore mediums that enhance communicate. Virtual and online platforms are likely to appeal in a new way. We may feel inventive, even playful around discovering alternative ways to conduct business or connect with family and friends.

Adaptability is a predominant theme as 7 planets and the nodal axis are in mutable signs. Like a reed in a fast flowing river, we are encouraged to bend and flow with the motion of current events and engage information streaming towards us. It is not so much that we initiate or invent a new way to communicate, it is more that we stumble upon it because we remain curious and interested in what crosses our path.

Gemini favors the intellect, is keenly observant, and absorbs empirical data like a sponge. While crafty, it is also practical and has an eye for what is useful. Our minds are stimulated, perhaps overstimulated. We light on an idea and then jump to another when something new catches our fancy. There is a fickleness, a reticence to land on any one solution or plan of action. It is okay if we are drawn to dip a toe in different pools of thought and activity and find ourselves going in multiple directions. Gemini, after all, is a sign of duality, believes that variety is the spice of life and enjoys keeping several balls in the air.

It is beneficial to look at the next month as a time of exploration, of gathering information, of trying out new things, and being willing to see where our curiosity takes us. Committing to any one course of action may actually stir mischief. Much wisdom can come if we open to what we don’t know rather than asserting what we believe we know.

New Moon square Mars - Our desire to learn and gather information is fueled. Conversations can be heated with passion and earnestness. We may be eager to communicate our ideas and to even devour information about available options. As long as we are not trying to pressure another to our way of thinking, conversations can be enlivening.

Great knowledge is universal

Small knowledge is limited.

Great words are inspiring.

Small words are chatter


New Moon trine Saturn – There is a soberness to our exploration. Naturally light-hearted and fleet-footed Gemini is less interested in adventure for adventure sake when tied to Saturn. Gemini's tendency for idle chatter or being a social butterfly is tempered by a need to have words, what is spoken, what is thought to be generative. While green-lighted for giving ourselves to diversions and letting our curiosity lead us, Saturn's bridle harnesses the exuberance of Gemini, of the inquisitive mind, to use its time, curiosity, and wit to give substance to ideas and connections that can pave the way to something enduring.

Great minds discuss ideas

Average minds discuss events

Small minds discuss people

Eleanor Roosevelt

Mercury, ruler of Gemini conjoined with Venus and Squaring Neptune

Geminis tend to be talkative and gregarious, able to converse on multiple subjects. Mercury, rules Gemini and represents our mind - how we perceive, process and utilize date and experience. The Gemini mind likes to make quick decisions and to keep moving. Speed reading was probably invented by someone with an emphasis in Gemini. Social Media is built for the Gemini personality.

To listen requires a slowing down, and an ability to reflect.

The art of listening is an aspect of communication that can readily take a backseat to the hunger to share or explore a viewpoint. Mercury saddled up alongside Venus in Retrograde and squaring Neptune introduces the element of confusion. Our thinking is not clear. It may be fantastical. We may be overwhelmed or questioning ourselves or our motives. What we previously knew and understand about ourselves and life is being turned on its head. Mercury's current position further emphasizes that this is truly a period of learning.

When the eyes and the ears are open,

even the leaves of the trees

teach like pages from the scriptures.