The New Moon is happening on the 13th of June 2018, at 22° Gemini 45‘ at 9:44 PM CEST (+2:00) or 2:44 PM EST (-5:00). Not your time zone? Click here.
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The Astro Data
The Moon conjoins the Sun in the mutable air sign of Gemini. Together they oppose Pluto in Capricorn (and Black Moon Lilith too). They are also in a square to Neptune in Pisces.
On the other hand, we have a fresh Mercury in Cancer and the Venus in her last degrees in Cancer before entering in playful Leo.
Mars (shade) in Aquarius is in opposition to Venus. Mars is conjunct the South Node, while Venus once in Leo will be conjunct the North Node and opposite to her counterpart Mars, while Uranus in Taurus squares both.
We clearly see that this New Moon holds the opening for a change in how we use our skills and knowledge with a long-term purpose for the future. It shows an opening in the way we communicate clearly and effectively our truth. No time for hollow and scattered interests all over the air. This New Moon demands a real change in how we use our intellect and channel our mind works towards the future and that which we want to manifest.
Let us welcome this Lunation.
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same
We have all felt the dynamics from the past three weeks, before and after the Full Moon in Sagittarius. There has been such an incredible excitement during these days: emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
We got this notion that some things really need to change in our lives and that we need to shed old layers from the past which are preventing us from evolving. But somehow in the process, we’ve become blocked.
One part has to do with the over-excitability we have about our dreams and ideals. But it also has to do the impossibility for us to grasp a clear way on how to bring these dreams and ideas into manifestation.
Some things has to leave. There is no doubt about it.
During this lunation, we have to accommodate the thoughts in our minds and the feelings in our heart, so that they can operate together efficiently in harmony. And this involves a proper sharpening of our intuition. When the intuition is wild and untamed, it can lose its effectiveness. We need to accommodate the intuitive mind, together with the rational mind in order to really bring something into manifestation.
The Sabian Symbol* for the New Moon’s degree (23° Gemini) describes:
“Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree”
To which Rudhyar adds: “The growth of spiritually creative processes in an at least relatively integrated mind”. So the message is quite clear.
The unclear part is knowing what must be discarded. And this is where we need to do a little bit of extra work in discovering what feels good, but also brings good (career growth, financial strengthening, free time joy, personal projects, health concerns, relationships, friendships and family). The first thing is re-organising our priorities because perhaps that which was more important a few years ago, is actually not that important anymore. Consider this.
Then you need to discern between what is a “curiosity interest” from what is a “solid joyful hobby” and from what is a “career or life calling”. Not all your interests have to become your dream job. A curious mind is endless, but as infinite as that curiosity is, infinite can also be the maze that it creates.
Past Mode vs Future Mode of Operation
During this week we see a clear activation in the Nodal Axis, exacerbated by Mars conjunct the South Node in Aquarius, and Venus conjunct the North Node in Leo.
Mars in Aquarius conjunct the South Node reflects the need to let go from the idea that life itself is a competition, or that reality, society and the financial system is bad and we have to go against it. This type of thought is denial and it just prevents our energy from flowing free and smooth with the present flow.
By this we don’t mean that we have to conform to the status quo. In fact, it is because of our natural curiosity and capacity to think and act differently that society and the human being have evolved and growth. But what we mean, is that we have to learn to live in harmony with the present and with reality, instead of seeing them as an enemy denying freedom.
The concept of freedom is quite abstract as it can be interpreted through various lens. What happens is that in order to attain freedom, we need to free our thoughts and our minds from conflict, and adopt an attitude of peace and harmony with ourselves and our surroundings, while totally letting go from limiting beliefs. Only then, freedom can be experienced.
And then we have Venus in Leo conjunct the North Node of the Moon, which points to the creative expression of the self. Each of us has a unique creative potential burning inside the hearts. This potential is there so that change and evolution can happen on Earth. But the problem is that sometimes it is not so easy to tap into that potential and awaken it.
Venus in Leo invites us to adopt a generous approach on giving and receiving, while simultaneously conveying and expressing our true light into the world. What is that which we are special about and that we need to share with the community? This is the beautiful dynamic between the South and North nodes, and between Mars and Venus.
The symbolism is about releasing anger or resentment, releasing the desire to rebel against reality as it is through conflict. Instead, adopting kindness with reality as it is, while giving our creative talents to the world, sharing, and experiencing the act of love with the whole, with every contact and every person we make.
An interest hot note is that this placement can also activate passions, love and desire. As adults, don’t be surprised if during these days your sexual desire increases, or your interest in having more excitability in your relationship becomes stronger. We all need to enjoy the sparkling fun of Venus in Leo.
Get rid of all the confusing dreams, hollow interests and unrealistic ideas. Sharpen your intuitive mind and work together with your rational mind towards a solid goal or a clear and real calling. Discover it. If it feels good both in the mind and in the heart, then that is real. And release yourself from old conflicting thoughts or resentment towards the world. The world is not your enemy, but yourself. Shift towards kindness, cooperation, creative expression, self-confidence and love to you and to all.
Art: Manolo Yanes
Are you feeling this? Are you questioning yourself? Are you feeling the spark but also confused about what is the next step? Do you want to understand this more deeply in your life? Contact me for an astrology consultation.
*Dane Rudhyar’s An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases.