New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Gemini
“Cirque of the Towers” painting by Natalie Connell
Welcome to the next SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Gemini. Time to get curious again when our both our Sun and Moon align in Gemini. The four weeks ahead will be full of multitasking, travel, networking, reading, journalistic revelations ~ all arenas associated with Gemini. On a spiritual note, Gemini is the sign of bridging light and dark, or projecting the shadow of deception onto others. We might see secrets brought to light, deceptions exposed, and a more polarized populous along with innovations, upgrades or calamity in communication systems, transportation networks.
This week involves multiple transits that involve excessive mind chatter and mental creativity, some explosiveness, and a couple important longer range aspects coming to fruition.
Thank you, Natalie, for the use of your beautiful paintings throughout this Star Signpost SolLunar Cycle. See Natalie’s Artist Statement at the end of this post.
ECLIPSE MINI-READINGS: I am offering mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth) from now until the end of August. In this short reading, I will let you know where this historic Solar Eclipse is taking place in your personal chart, which helps identify where and how these dynamic energies are encouraging you already, NOW, to step out of one life and into the next exciting phase. Please send me an email if that interests you. Thank you!
NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!
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Here is a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from LunarPlanner:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”
Fri June 23
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Gemini: Today’s New Moon takes place at sundown, so use the energy of this day to finish up details of projects/communications that need addressing. Or, take a day of rest, always a good choice on the Balsamic Moon, the last day of a completing SolLunar Cycle. As Sun and Moon meet up in Gemini at sunset, we enter an astrological quantum field of curiosity. The four weeks ahead look to be full of multitasking, travel, networking, reading, journalistic revelations ~ all arenas associated with Gemini. On a spiritual note, Gemini is the sign of bridging light and dark, or projecting the unclaimed shadow onto others. We will see secrets brought to light, deceptions exposed, and a more polarized populous.
Mars in Gemini opposite Juno in Sagittarius: This aspect brings passion and energy (Mars) to our key relationships (Juno). It’s an ‘opposites are attractive’ kind of energy, or, conversely, it can be combative as partners take opposing stances. Great day for setting action goals with the key players in your life.
Sat June 24
Moon/Mercury conjunction in Gemini: This mind-quickening, constantly-thinking aspect happens in the wee hours of the night, activating a restless mind and body, or pressuring you out of bed to be active on social media.
Moon/Mars conjunction in Gemini: Now you take action on all the ideas that kept you up all night (or maybe you stayed up most of the night!) as our motivating Moon hooks up with take-action Mars. An excellent day for a long run or endless meet-ups with many people. Retail businesses will be exceptionally busy today as Gemini rules commerce.
Venus in Aries trine Pluto in Sagittarius: Feel renewed desire in a relationship or a desire to take better care of yourself, especially in regards to what makes you feel truly beautiful.
Mars in Gemini square Jupiter in Virgo: This energizing aspect happens early tomorrow morning, which means its agitation is influencing us overnight when we are sleeping, or not sleeping. Jupiter amplifies the combative, direct nature of Mars and encourages bottom-line honesty, with self and others.
Sun June 25
Venus in Aries square Vesta in Cancer: Beautify your home and yard with this action square, a good aspect for cleaning and clearing.
Moon in Cancer square Uranus/Pallas Athene in Aries: When the Cancer Moon arrives, honor the pull to stick closer to home. This tense square pushes you to throw out old clutter, but negotiation with family members might need to happen first. Cancer holds on but Aries moves on.
Saturn in Scorpio opposite Ceres in Taurus: This rare aspect marks a turning point, possibly leading to decisions, about finances, real estate, all aspects linked to what we find nurturing and what we do not. This aspect plays a big role in the healthcare and climate change debates, domains governed by Ceres.
Mon June 26
Mars in Gemini trine Neptune in Aquarius: Creativity abounds with this energetic aspect between imaginative Neptune and passionate Mars and is excellent for community activism, artistic collaborations. Courage to further pursue your own dreams about where you want to take up residence in the coming months is part of this trine. This might entail an actual physical shift or inhabiting a deeper spiritual way of viewing your current circumstances.
Tue June 27
Moon/Vesta conjunction in Cancer: This cozy aspect that takes place first thing this morning makes it hard to get out of bed or leave the house. Take time this morning to move slowly and savor your home routines before you launch into the world.
Moon/North Node conjunction in Leo: This is about launching into the world, full of gusto and courage. The Leo Moon encourages you to live from your heart and the North Lunar Node is about stepping into your future Self. This aspect happens once a month and is linked to preparing yourself for the the historic Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August 2017.
Wed June 28
Mercury/Mars conjunction in Gemini: This makes for increased animation and gesturing while speaking and leads to passionate, even angry conversations for some. This aspect can be VERY accident-attracting, so please use extreme caution when driving or using machinery, tools, or appliances today. Steer clear of other’s (or your own!) road rage.
Moon in Leo sextile Sun in Gemini opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This sociable aspect encourages conversations of faith, trust, setting intentions for good things to happen in your world and for those around you.
Thu June 29
Mercury in Gemini opposite Pluto in Sagittarius: Conversations become fierce and direct as the day progresses. Mercury also rules communication systems, appliances, vehicles, so sometimes this aspect with show up as meltdowns or blow-ups in regards to those arenas, like the internet or communication satellites on the fritz or crashing all together.
Moon in Leo trine Venus in Aries: This aspect softens the above tension a bit, but the nature of fire signs is to tell-it-like-it-is. Be a life coach for yourself and your friends as you support each other in your highest aspirations.
First Quarter Moon
“The Cathedral Group” painting by Natalie Connell
Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about…it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
Fri June 30
First Quarter Moon: Moon in Virgo square Sun in Gemini: The Sun in Gemini is a multitasker and the Moon in Virgo likes to serve, be helpful, get stuff done. Thus today can be a highly productive day on many fronts. Juno is also in this planetary mix and suggests working in partnership is a good idea.
Venus enters sidereal Taurus square Lunar Nodes: This marks another essential turning point for our planet, collectively, and for you, personally. Venus wants to live by one’s heart’s truth, and Venus in Taurus seeks to align one’s values with one’s financial reality, living a more congruent life. The square to the Lunar Nodes indicates the need for decisive action about what you’ve done in the past and what you will do in the future. Some might cut up their credit cards today or move their money to a new bank with more ethical standards.
Sat July 1
Sun in Gemini opposite Juno in Sagittarius: This is classic alignment for date night as Juno rules marriage, partnerships, our deepest colleagues. Gemini and Sagittarius are travel-loving signs so take that date on the road for a weekend away. This annual opposition can help find solutions between opposing views in key partnerships (Juno) as well. Find a language or writing coach, if you are in need.
Moon/Jupiter square Mars/Pluto: This aspect happens in the early morning hours, amplifying emotions, passions, overthinking, as well as being productive (if you are a night owl). You might wake up exhausted not quite understanding why. That’s because this aspect works on detoxing us even while we are asleep to the world.
Sun July 2
Mars in Gemini opposite Pluto in Sagittarius: Mars and Pluto are both planets of willfulness and will power. Today’s opposition only happens once every two years, so this is BIG day for planet Earth. Gemini and Sagittarius govern politics and journalism, leading to more shocking headlines and exposes. This would be the perfect day to run a marathon or train for a future athletic accomplishment. Explore inner tensions between trying to force something to happen versus allowing the great Divine Will to guide you exactly, perfectly to your next step.
Moon in Libra opposite Uranus/Pallas Athene in Aries: A good aspect to partner up with people for strategizing, clearing and cleaning, radically shifting the way you have viewed a past relationship. The ongoing Uranus/Pallas Athene conjunction keeps providing shocking insights and revelations, helping us release outdated viewpoints so we can move forward with a great clarity of consciousness and purpose.
Mon July 3
Venus in Taurus sextile Chiron in Pisces: Help someone in need in tangible ways with this compassionate aspect.
Moon in Libra trine Sun in Gemini: Increased harmony and cooperation in all our relations and sharing supportive social time are part of this aspect.
Tue July 4
Moon in Scorpio opposite Venus in Taurus: If need be, focus on your financial life today, balancing checkbooks, making purchases that support your current interests and goals.
Mercury in Cancer square Uranus in Aries: Beware of fireworks at home, and I mean that literally, with this aspect. Uranus can lead to explosions in tempers, too, but this aspect is also great for soulful conversations that break new ground.
Wed July 5
Sun in Gemini square Jupiter in Virgo: It’s a good day for expansion and new growth, letting go of reluctance, as optimistic Jupiter makes a decisive square to inquisitive Sun in Gemini. Jupiter helps us have greater trust and confidence, so push through doubts and more forward.
Sun in Gemini in Neptune in Aquarius: This spiritual and imaginative alignment can send a signal or sign that your dream really is taking shape, at least in your powerful imagination. It will come true in the physical dimension, sooner than later, so keep the faith, Neptune’s gift.
Thu July 6
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: Emotions dive deep or turn inward today with this monthly alignment. You may feel like nothing is working out or experience a deep frustration with a current situation. The blessing of this conjunction is to commit deeper to all you know you desire, and use the powerful focusing determination of Saturn to succeed.
Fri July 7
Moon/Juno conjunction in Sagittarius: You might feel a compelling emotional need to connect with a key partner, sharing a new vision you are receiving or speaking with forthright honesty. Excellent, too, for a shared athletic journey.
Ceres in Gemini square Chiron opposite Moon: As Gemini rules our sibling relationships, today’s aspect might bring about a wound or healing in those relationships, due to the influence of Chiron. Or you may come to view the situation differently, willing to release the past pain and forgive. Happy Full Moon tomorrow!
Artist Statement: Natalie Connell is a local Jackson Hole artist, and derives much of her inspiration from the natural beauty of the area. Many of her pieces are products of the experiences and perspectives gained from spending time in the mountains. Her media of choice include ink, woodburning, and acrylic on wood, as well as acrylic and ink on canvas. If you would like to see her work in person, she will be at the JH Art Fair August 11-13, 2017.
TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.