StarGarden MoonWatch for the New Moon, June 14th, 2007

Hello Everyone,

I’m Maria Theresa Maggi, intuitive astrologer here on KRFP in Moscow, Idaho and you’re listening to the StarGarden MoonWatch for the full moon of June 14, 2007.

The moon is new in the middle of June in Gemini, the sign of the twins. The middle of anything is a great place to find Gemini energy, whether it is the farmer’s market, the center of a breaking news story, or the latest craze in technical gadgets. Gemini is an articulate talker, and often finds him or herself in the center of an argument or debate. The twinning tendency in Gemini makes him or her able to change spots according to whatever immediate environment he or she is immersed in, and sometimes that can exasperate those who wish for more consistency in the Gemini sensibility. Yet if we listen closely, we see that Gemini’s gift is more profound than a penchant for switching positions, or seeming to articulate both positions, while committing to neither. Gemini is the first air sign, and it gives us our awareness of our conscious thoughts and our ability to articulate them. So what is in the middle of two versions, two positions, even two of our own thoughts? It is the awareness that we are thinking, which carries with it an innate familiarity with how thoughts are formed, and how they move through our consciousness. This is why Gemini, who either appears to switch sides, or infuriatingly takes no side in an entrenched debate, makes a great translator or mediator between the diversity and distance those opinions or positions might encompass. If Sagittarius, Gemini’s opposite, showed us the far horizons at the last full moon, now Gemini, the arbiter of the moment, deposits us at the crossroads to begin a new lunar cycle with the awareness of choice.

At the last full moon the potential for the birth of something big was released. Now, the invisible beginning of this next cycle invites as to use Gemini’s energy to become aware enough to articulate that something by daring to speak of its potential. The following poem by Robert Bly, “Things to Think,” gives us a fun yet concrete object lesson in how to imagine the outrageous possibilities of living outside the box:

Think in ways you’ve never thought before.
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger than anything you’ve ever heard,
Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.

Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,
Maybe wounded or deranged, or think that a moose
Has risen out of the lake, and he’s carrying on his antlers
A child of your own whom you’ve never seen.

When someone knocks on the door, think that he’s about
To give you something large: tell you you’re forgiven,
Or that it’s not necessary to work all the time, or that it’s
Been decided that if you lie down no one will die.

Here are some suggestions for each of the sun signs for how to learn new things through a wider approach to our feelings at this full moon:

Aries: You want to talk about what you’ve been doing. Yet now you must walk your talk as well, as a you seek a structure for shifting goals with friends or groups. The unpredictable and the ideal go hand in hand.

Taurus: Communication could be a valuable resource this month for arbitrating sudden shifts in future goals or plans. It can help connect the dots between acting impulsively or responsibly when you feel confined.

Gemini: Your words spark a new beginning that carries both the weight of responsibility and the promise of a new future. You want to steer yourself or  a group on a structured path including both freedom and responsibility.

Cancer: You may be involved with discussions about an idealized past, either in therapy or maybe with siblings, or even the different aspects of yourself. Part of you seeks more authority while you also must do more with less.

Leo: You may be trying to articulate an innovative or technical idea to a group or a friend. You could be both charming in your conviction it can move forward now, but also cautious about taking full responsibility for it.

Virgo:  You may adjust forms in which you use your hands and your words, or seek more versatility in the articulation of your career. A partner could help or invoke this shift by suggesting something surprising. Be open to it.

Libra: You want to move or talk about a big idea in your relationship and your future. Or a legal or health matter needs deliberating. If you allow yourself to suspend your usual responses, you see all sides of the issue.

Scorpio:  You may begin this lunar cycle with a public acknowledgement of your responsibility to a child or to a structured institutional venture. It’s a balancing act between what is handed down and what you make of it.

Sagittarius: You may want to begin a new cycle of  choice and communication with a partner. This can be mediated by both limiting the excess of overextending yourself and acting on a desire for more independence.

Capricorn: You are aware of more versatility in health choices or in opportunities to be of service.  Trust speaking from intuitive truth as a form of discernment. You act from your gut, while also accepting limits gracefully.

Aquarius: You may express yourself in art or romance by having fun with the awareness  that there are at least two sides to every story. You also realize the other person’s story is real, and worth your respect, despite its limits.

Pisces:  You may be juggling statements about feelings with an upset or surprise in group think or ideals. Your starting place may change, but you can also act more independently and perhaps with more discipline in your habits.

In keeping with Gemini’s role as mediator or translator, this Gemini new moon is equidistant from both Mars in Aries and Saturn in Leo, both in fire signs. This beginning, then, will be mediating a Martian desire to pull out all the stops and just run with something, and the Saturnian discipline that requires we take responsibility for our individual desire to act. The Gemini new moon is placed as if it is a friend talking on the phone simultaneously to both the impulse to rush in and the restriction to slow down. Perhaps Gemini’s affinity with sibling relationship can provide us with an image of how to direct this alternate traffic of stop and go. All of us, whether brother, sister or parent, have been directed to or ourselves intoned the value of “taking turns” when trying to get reluctant siblings to share or cooperate. Perhaps the new projects planted in the first half of this lunar cycle will grow best if we treat them as seemingly contrary siblings who can both flourish if we become aware of how to allow them the rhythm of alternation. When we mediate opposites, we being to reconcile them. Perhaps that is why Gemini’s companion planet, Mercury, is considered the messenger between heaven and earth. When we nurture a variety of communication styles and venues, we are allowing Gemini’s awareness to brighten the way we shine our lights, shed some light, and keep it light! 

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