“Astrologers regard this third sign of the zodiac as the quintessentially human sign, for it seems to sum up qualities that are the distinguishing hallmarks of the human race – intelligence (Gemini is an Air sign), adaptability (Gemini is a mutable sign), and communicativeness (Gemini is ruled my Mercury).” – Joanne Martine Woolfok, The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need
Talkative, energetic thinkers, Geminis love to communicate their thoughts quickly and to as many people as there are wiling to listen to them. Usually high-energy social butterflies who thrive when there’s more than one project to tackle or hobby to get involved with, their energy can be both invigorating and exhausting. As the New Moon enters Gemini today, it’s the perfect time for all of us to slow down a bit, regroup, and plant our feet into the ground a bit more firmly than usual. Calm your mind as the Moon goes dark so that you’re mentally well-rested as the new Lunar cycle revs back toward its radiant fullness. Mediate, journal, or simply sit and contemplate where you are on your journey and where you’d like to end up.
Each person should treat the quiet mindfulness of this New Moon period in a way that bests suits them and their Sun Sign. Take a look below to see how you and your Zodiacal brothers and sisters can best take advantage of the inner-expressive New Moon in Gemini!
Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Eight of Cups
Use this period to detach from emotions and relationships that may no longer be serving you. While you’ve tried to keep everything neatly stacked and set, your work has been in vain. As painful as it is to let go, consider the good it can do for you emotionally, physically, and especially mentally. Every ending is a new beginning, so embrace the opportunity to move forward toward opportunities much more personally fulfilling.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Queen of Swords, reversed
You may be tempted to speak your mind at every opportunity you’re given, but this New Moon is giving you the opportunity to slow down and think before you speak. You should never be afraid to express yourself, but be mindful of what you’re saying and how you say it. You may only mean to help or make better, but if you don’t watch your words they can fall as sharply and as cutting as a knife.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) – Ten of Cups, reversed
As the Moon darkens in your sign, reflect on what makes a happy home happy. Are you living your life the way you’ve imagined, or are you finding yourself tied down a bit too tight and making too many sacrifices and compromises? Your feelings matter and your desires deserve to be validated, so if you find yourself unhappy at home, reflect on how you can resolve lingering issues. Piece your thoughts together carefully and express them in a way that is sensitive to others while still getting your point across; communication that validates the emotions of all parties involved is key!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) – Two of Swords, reversed
While this is a time for reflection, be mindful you don’t start OVERthinking things as the New Moon hits. Already naturally a little introverted, those under this homebody sign may run the risk of letting fears, doubts, and insecurities run so deep that they they cause panic or straight up mental exhaustion. Be kind to yourself and don’t be so hard on what you may consider imperfections; they’re all a part of what make you perfectly you!
Leo (July 23 – August 22) – Queen of Swords
Always the center of attention, this New Moon will be a good time for you to THINK before you ACT. Nurture your thoughts a bit more and don’t be so eager to jump into the center of the stage. Your fiery, royal ego needs a little break from time to time, so give it an opportuity to let its guard down and be a little more reserved; this will give you the perfect chance to rejuvenate for the weeks ahead.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – Ace of Wands
Put your attention to detail to good use and use the New Moon to concoct some juicy new creative ideas. You may be feeling inspired within the next few days, and while most of the other signs are taking it easy, your mutable Earth energy can go with the flow if feeling entitled to be a little more energetic than normal. Put this unusually fiery energy to good use and see what you can come up with; you may surprise yourself!
Libra (September 23 – October 22) – Nine of Pentacles
Enjoy yourself , Libra! You have permission this New Moon to be a little selfish and stop trying to even out the scales of life so much. You work just as hard as others do and deserve the same fruits of the labor that others gladly entitle themselves to. Think about ways you can treat yourself a little and don’t feel regret for you it; this Lunar darkness is the perfect time to pamper yourself!
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) – Ten of Pentacles
Never one to shy away from extremes, this New Moon asks you to celebrate the simple things in life. Give yourself permission to lower the intensity and find gratitude in the small pleasures of life. Quality time with family, friends, and a good book may be exactly what’s needed to calm your passionate, intense view of the world. Take some time to refuel and recharge; the rest will do your emotional body good.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – Two of Swords, reversed
You love expanding your mind and pushing your limits, so use this period to shut the brain off and veg out for a bit! As GO GO GO as you can be, your constant desire to find and experience the next big thing can be mentally draining for not only for you but for those around you. Take it easy, turn on Netflix, and use the next few days to recuperate and recharge; it’s the best way to prepare for your next adventure!
Capricorn (December 22 – January 10) – The Sun
Find ways to express yourself that are meaningful and joyful to YOU! You work so hard to make a better life for those around you, and now it’s time some of that energy was used for some much needed self-love and expression. Think about what makes your determined little heart sing and find ways to incorporate it into something reflective and meaningful as the New Moon darkens above you.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – The Hermit
Go in deep, Aquarius. This New Moon in Gemini begs you to do some real self-relfction to help pinpoint where any opportunities or problems need addresing in your life and well-being. Always concerned for others whithout getting too attached, take this time to get to know yourself a little more so you can be of greater service to those around you. You may be a perpetual people-pleaser, but you have to give yourself a little love now and again; really commit to it and see how brightly you shine coming out the other end!
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – Page of Pentacles
Lay some practical groundwork this New Moon, and see what strides you can make in taking your creative emotions and making solid foundations to build them off of. The New Moon is a time for reflection, but as you have that talent down tenfold, now is the perfect opportunity to make something of all those thoughts and feelings! What can you start to build, create, or forge that will help carry you to success as the Moon grows fuller and brighter?