Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gemini New Moon - June 19, 2012

With all the fanfare of the Solar Eclipse a month ago, most people don't realize that this is the second New Moon in Gemini. Two New Moons in the same zodiac sign is a little like a blue moon event.  It happens, but not every month. As with each major moon event, the new article is available online at Lunar Living.

Gemini energies are quite strong now with Jupiter and Venus both in Gemini during this New Moon. Mercury is pounding the pavement far out in Cancer to get as far away from the Sun now, as possible.  This always happens just before Mercury stations for retrograde motion. It is a bit like Mercury is on a tether with the Sun, gradually speeding up the farther he gets from the Sun, and eventually, BAM, he hits the end of the leash which whips him into retrograde motion. Venus is also on a bit of a leash with the Sun, but the allowable distance is a little longer and Venus doesn't hit the end quite as often as Mercury does.

Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere (Winter for southern) is just around the corner.  This is the period of time when the Sun has stretched out to the Tropic of Cancer (okay, so really the earth has tilted so that the Sun can be directly over the Tropic of Cancer) at it's farthest declination and the solar energies are always a bit edgier during the last few days of Gemini and the first few days of Cancer. The transitional longest (or shortest) days of sunlight during the year depending on where you live.