Cosmic Weather: New Moon Report for 5/28/14
New Moon in Gemini: Maps & Legends
Hello friends. We soon will be at the New Moon in Gemini, which will set the stage for the upcoming Mercury Retrograde in Gemini which will be with us for almost the entire month of June. While Mercury retrogrades have been known to have their challenges, this one is going to be unique and in many ways, magical and personally transforming. I will delve more into that with the Cosmic Weather monthly snapshot for June, coming up soon.
When I pondered the energies of this incoming new moon I heard the song “Maps and Legends” by REM (an oldie but a goodie!) in my head. Listening to the lyrics, it seemed very appropriate. Besides a tale or story, the legend of a map is the key to read or decipher it. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini also rules messages and maps of all kinds. So there you go. The Universe is giving us a sweet little clue, right there.
Down the way the road’s divided, paint me the places you have seen. Those who know what I don’t know, refer to the yellow, red, and green. Maybe he’s caught in the legend. Maybe he’s caught in the mood. Maybe these maps and legends, have been misunderstood. He’s not to be reached. (song attributed to Mills/Berry/Buck/Stipe.)
The Sabian Symbol for this new moon is Gemini 8: Aroused Strikers Surround A Factory. This certainly is an image with distinct and powerful implications. A “Striker” is someone currently unhappy or dissatisfied with environmental conditions, usually in regards to the terms of employment, union conditions and so forth. They are also willing to take a stand against this conditions to make their voices known to those in positions of authority and also the public. A “Strike” is often not something done in secret or shadow, but out in the light of day.
One of the more fun aspects of Gemini energy is its infinite curiosity, and ability to shape-shift and explore. The shadow of this however, is to dissipate one’s energy in misguided or fruitless pursuits. To follow a map that leads to nowhere, so to speak. If you want to break out of your current conditions and perhaps cause a personal “strike” for the better, look to the maps and legends, wherever they may appear. Also be willing to traverse the “road less traveled,” where as the song suggests, you may not be reached for awhile. I feel this new moon is significant to the overall journey and experience that will occur throughout the month of June. It’s definitely a time to be aware of personal messages and possible directives.
Be mindful that the nervous system will be highly sensitized during this new moon cycle and stimulant intake should be monitored; insomnia is a possibility as well. Have a notebook or voice recorder on hand for ideas that may come floating in, and also for arcane directives and symbols that may float in during dreamtime.
Traditional meanings of Gemini New Moon: learning, teaching, communication, new methods and perspectives, messages.
Happy New Moon friends and remember to keep it Cosmic!
NOTE: New Moon in Gemini is 5/28/14 at 11:40 am PDT/2:40 pm EDT.