New Moon in Gemini: June 2019
Has this new moon energy got you googling to see if Mercury somehow snuck into retrograde without you knowing it? Yeah, me too. Mercury isn’t retrograde just yet, but we will see Mercury begin to go (pre-shadow) retrograde later on during this moon cycle. Right now, we’re honoring the New Moon in Gemini, the air sign that controls all things communication, and yep, Gemini’s ruling planet is Mercury himself. This moon cycle is bringing up lots of issues surrounding how we communicate and magnifying these issues once Mercury goes retrograde. Use this new moon energy to set up healthy patterns when it comes to communication, so they’ve already been put into practice and possibly (hopefully!) even turned into some good habits by the time Mercury Retrograde rolls around. If your wondering what this ominous Mercury Retrograde is, it’s a period of time when a planet appears to be moving backwards in space, giving us extra time to relearn lessons that we might have missed earlier on. Mercury Retrograde tends to be a time when all things communication go haywire. Phones die. Computers freeze. Misunderstandings abound. I want to encourage you to stay away from the popular freak out trend that most people follow during Mercury Retrograde. This doesn’t have to be a time of communicative disasters. This is a time to get really clear on what it is that you want to say, and how you want to say it. This is also a really great time to practice preparedness. Bring your charger and your external hard drive with you. Make sure you’re backed up to the cloud. Click save sooner rather than later. And since we’re dealing with the twin element of Gemini, be really proactive with your listening as well. Not all things may be as they are presented. Listen to people’s words, but also pay attention to their actions. Sometimes body language can speak louder than words and can reveal some hidden intentions. I’m not saying that you need to be paranoid, but do be extra aware. And finally, if you’re not feeling ready to speak up just yet, don’t let anyone force you to say anything you don’t want to say. If you need a little bit more time to find your words, give yourself that time.