astrology musings

17 Jun

New Moon in Gemini ~ June 19, 2012

Geminis are specially blessed this year! First,  Jupiter (the benefactor) entered Gemini earlier this month to stay until June 2013. And now, a second new moon in Gemini! Not a Gemini? No worries for we’re offered another chance to adopt any changes we may not have had to opportunity or courage to do last month.

New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon highlights Gemini qualities (cerebral, social, connections) and 3rd house themes (information, thought, ideas, communication). Gemini is natively governed by Mercury, who is currently swimming in watery Cancer, where sensitivities perk up and the ability to discern truths beneath the surface is heightened

This Gemini-New Moon (blending of heart & soul) occurs with Uranus and Pluto still fighting it out in the background. For some of us, the battle may be internal (perhaps, the head and heart are at odds) or the conflict may be work-related (at odds with a supervisor/subordinate). Perhaps, the past two eclipses brought unexpected events that you are now adjusting to; or resulated unpleasant experiences that leaves you wondering “wtf?!”; or makes you feel like you have lost control of your own life or that you question whether you can still trust your own judgements. However this new moon phase manifests in your world, make a conscious effort to shift your perspective or at least be open to receiving messages of what you might not be “seeing”. Becoming aware of something you’ve been “missing” may just be what’s needed to get you to your next destination or step to take.

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28 May

Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse ~ June 4, 2012

"Centaur" ©~prinzesser

Full moons signify the completion, the culmination of what may have been initiated during the previous new moon/solar eclipse in Gemini, which encouraged us to “see” through a different set of lenses. This Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius link up with a retrograde-Venus, giving focus to our “relationships”.

Venus herself can hardly be bothered these days. She is busy crossing the face of the Sun (June 5-6) and showing herself to us Earthlings. The last time Venus transited across the Sun was in 2004, and the next time will be in 2117. So, it is a rare treat indeed … astronomically and astrologically speaking :)

And all this happening under the umbrella of yet another celestial event with long lasting impact ~ Uranus square Pluto! A lot going on celestially!

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28 May

Venus Transits the Sun ~ June 5-6, 2012

Transit of Venus, 2004 ©Wikimedia Commons

Next week’s Lunar Eclipse is immediately followed by a rare astronomical event. Venus will cross the Sun and be seen from the Earth. This previously occurred on June 8, 2004. It happens again next week, visible from June 5-6, and won’t happen again until December 11, 2117.

Check out when to view and where to be at Wikipedia or NASA.

The full transit will be visible from the western Pacific Ocean and adjacent lands. Viewers in North America will be able to see the start of the transit on 5 June until sunset, while viewers in South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, and Europe except the Iberian peninsula will catch the end of it after sunrise on 6 June. The transit will not be visible in most of South America or western Africa. The regions from which it is visible are shown in the map below.

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