Wait a Minute — Gemini New Moon

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Say ‘wait a minute’ to mark tomorrow’s Gemini New Moon at 2:40 pm EDT, and you will probably start an important cycle doing the right thing. For astrologers, any New Moon is an important event. When the Sun and Moon share the same degree of the same sign, a new cycle (called a lunation) is sown. In tomorrow’s case, sown with uncertain seeds.

Astrology by Len Wallick

The impending lunation begins with a square to a nearly stationary Neptune in Pisces, indicating (among other things) how you may not want to rush into judgment.

Wait a minute please, that’s not all. Within 24 hours of the luminary (Sun and Moon) conjunction at 7+ Gemini, two sign-ruling planets will change signs.

Venus will enter its Taurus rulership at 9:45 pm tomorrow. Mercury will, in turn, temporarily leave its Gemini home turf behind and initiate a short visit to cardinal Cancer at 5:12 am Thursday morning. Both ingresses imply changes in the background against which your personal life plays out. Changes you might want to understand fully before making any moves. 

Hold on please, there’s more. Before the Sagittarius Full Moon on June 13 (halfway through the new lunation cycle), two sign-ruling planets will appear to change direction.

On June 7, Mercury will commence an apparent reversal at 3+ Cancer. The Mercury retrograde that follows will take place over a short distance (less than 10 zodiac degrees), but will include a long time revisiting Gemini ground traversed but once so far this year.

Two days after Mercury’s retrograde initiates, Neptune will begin an apparent rollback as well on June 9. Both retrogrades will, in their own separate ways, implore patient observation before you draw any final conclusions.

There will be yet more to consider along the same lines before the Cancer New Moon on June 27 brings the Gemini lunation to a close. Nevertheless, by now you probably get the drift of what tomorrow’s Gemini New Moon is sowing — uncertainty. It does not mean you should put your life on hold. What the astrology of this next lunation reveals is simply how you might want to employ a simple protocol.

Before you get carried away with either passion or despair, tell yourself to wait a minute, and reexamine your information. Whenever anybody ridicules either your questions or assertions, tell them to wait a minute until the facts are in.

In the case of impatience (your own or that of others), take a moment, take a breath, and increase the likelihood that your harvest from the forthcoming lunation is not a bitter one.

Above all, before you judge anybody (or use judgmental language) over the next month or so, hold your horses and consider the painful consequences should you be wrong.

If you can simply make ‘wait a minute’ your mantra over the next four weeks or so, you might in fact miss a bus or two. If there’s anything to astrology, however, repeatedly asking for an extra moment of examination will more probably prevent you (and others) from getting on the wrong boat and setting yourself up for a very long swim back. If you don’t want to end up all wet, you now know what to do.

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11 Responses to Wait a Minute — Gemini New Moon

  1. Lunesoleil says:

    I waited Len and yet I got the sticks of Neptune, machine washing down d 17 and I still have to wait before the repair…
    For retro mercury in my house 2 in harmony has my phase full moon
    Today my my call internet operator, he wanted to make me a gift after another subscription, I refused and I will receive a gesture of goodwill for any inconvenience, it starts well <3

  2. bkoehler says:

    Thanks Len; you know, when I think about it, Pallas is about transition too. Transition is about adjusting to meet or greet change and Pallas-Athene’s myth was about adapting from a matriarchal principle to a patriarchal principle. For her persona to survive in a new culture she had to leave behind her overtly feminine traits (she was originally a snake goddess in the Minoan culture of Crete) in order to adapt to the Greek and Roman cultures. In an effort to diminish the importance of women, the goddess had to be born from man (a god no less) and act like a man, and even chose the father’s rights over the mother’s rights (a very Neptunian move IMO) in the trial of Orestes. Thus she, an ancient female goddess, survived in a new Man’s world.

    Yesterday’s new moon in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces, emphasizing the adaptation (mutable signs) of the consciousness (Sun) and instincts (Moon) through illusion, deception, spirituality and denial (Neptune), sets the tone for the 6th Uranus square Pluto in December. This period will be notable for its near absence of the non personal major planets, Jupiter through Pluto (in major) aspects with each other, a potent set of eclipses in October which therefore leaves the personal planets, minor aspects and minor planets (asteroids, etc.) to bear the brunt of transitioning humanity between now and then.

    Transitioning to what we may ask. A kinder, gentler species I’m guessing; a less fractious, more porous people, humbled by the proof of Mother Nature’s ability to fight back, the depth of depravity it’s own species has reached, and sheer exhaustion. Seeing Pallas exactly opposite Neptune, Venus exactly opposite Saturn, Vesta exactly quincunx both Venus and Chiron (who are exactly sextile) and Chiron exactly trine – I mean to the minute – Saturn in the next lunation on June 13th, and an exact opposition between Sun (masculine) and Moon (feminine), supports this theory of personal and minor planets leading the charge for adaptation.

    I thank you for focusing on these personal planets, Mercury and Venus, changing signs and their implied “changes in the background against which your personal life plays out”.

    The uncertainty depicted in yesterday’s New Moon chart does suggest pause; taking a minute to consider the possible outcomes of impulsive actions or reactions. The intensity of a Mars residing in a degree for 25 days non-stop (Sabian Symbol: Having Passed Safely Through Narrow Rapids, A Canoe Reaches Calm Waters) supports your suggestion to “take a breath” and pause. A relieved Mars, thwarted in his present sign of Libra and a frustrating retrograde to boot, is remarkably docile at the moment, even peaceful. The uncertainty of the moment (Neptune square New Moon), benefited by the grand trine between societal level energies as symbolized by Saturn and Jupiter + the healing energy supplied by Chiron (all in calming water signs) supports the “canoe” picture too.

    The thrashing tempest we have endured for the last 2 years since Mars’ last transit of Libra and the beginning of the series of Uranus-Pluto squares has apparently left us in the calm eye of the storm. We must not be fooled (Neptune square Sun-Moon) by the lull. It is not over yet. “There will be yet more to consider along the same lines before the Cancer New Moon on June 27 brings the Gemini lunation to a close.”

    Might I suggest considering Pallas’ opposition to Neptune in the Sagittarius Full Moon on June 13th (EDT)? This half-way mark in a cycle that also started 2 years ago, also in mutable signs, sheds light – much like the full moon symbolism – on the deceptiveness and confusion of playing the role of Woman in a changing world. In the psyches of men and the lives of women there is a desire for honesty and reality in relationship. We must be allies as well as lovers, friends as well as parents, co-creators as well as equals in the new world now in embryo. This aspect, an opposition between Neptune and Pallas, suggests there is no need for false personas any longer; no pretending to be what isn’t natural in order to survive.

    In the Sagittarius Full Moon chart there is also a precise yod between Chiron the healer and Venus the symbol of love with Vesta the Welcome Home symbol at the point of adjustment. Vesta is accompanied by Ceres who teaches rebirthing, the north node pointing the way to transformation and a Mars who has shielded his sword for the occasion. This group led by Vesta is opposite Uranus a breakthrough symbol in a sign about individuality, and he is semi-sextile Chiron the healer and Venus the lover.

    Last but not least in this Full Moon chart is Saturn (who is in mutual reception with Pluto who is square a docile Mars in this chart), the symbol of structure and father and patriarchy in a trine (ease of access) with Chiron, the symbol of the wounded, the wounders, and the healers, and their trine is exact, like many aspects in this chart. It is a chart about transition, flexibility, cooperation and hope.

    Only Mercury makes no tight aspects, freshly retrograde in early Cancer, also a symbol for coming home. His Sabian Symbol at this time will be of “A Man Bundled In Fur Leads A Shaggy Deer”, with a KEYNOTE “The need to overcome stagnation and ‘cold’ during a trial of endurance”. Dane Rudhyar says “this represents A TESTING OF THE WILL. Indeed.

  3. Len Wallick Len Wallick says:

    Lizzy: Thank you for your valuable insight about how to take a minute and derive something positive from what may at first be an ego bruise. Your wisdom is deeply appreciated.

    be: Thank you again for your proficient erudition. Combining your expert knowledge of Sibly with your deep understanding of Sabian symbols, you have given us both a deeply appreciated perspective on current event and something specific to look forward to. What would we do without you? Don’t worry about the one slip-up, we get your drift (and you earned that nap). And yes, the holistic pattern would be the preferable thing to see at this time.

    Chief Niwots Son: You are very welcome.

    SaraVictoria: Thank you for your kind words and the valuable information correlating to Edward Snowden.

    kaaza: You have my empathy (informed by personal experience). Congratulations on your transparancy (an act of courage) grounding the situation. Yes, there is hope for harmony, provided we absorb the lessons of Mars during its third time over two-thirds of Libra.

    jinspace: Thank you. Your inspiration (as “be” hinted below) probably comes from being one with – neither to nor from – with. Thank you for sharing your insightful experience with us.

  4. jinspace says:

    I love this, Len! I spent the better part of yesterday and today writing an article about patience, and after reading your post have to wonder whether my inspiration came from the sky. Meanwhile, at the edge of my neighborhood there have been major riots going on since Monday, following the European Parliament elections. Hmm. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

  5. kazaa says:

    Um, I wish I’d read this before the explosive events of today played out. Reaction bombs, left right and center. Anger, judgmental finger-wagging, and so on. I unwisely lost my temper and fed the fire, but I think I managed to land things on a gentler note by deciding to be totally transparent. Ugh. My solar plexus is still burning. Is there yet hope for harmony?

  6. SaraVictoria says:

    So consistently right on, Len, thank you for your exquisite service. Interesting that tonight (28th) Edward Snowden appears on NBC in a pre-recorded interview, the tag line in the news today “I was trained as a spy.” http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/edward-snowden-interview/exclusive-edward-snowden-tells-brian-williams-i-was-trained-spy-n115746 .. New Moon opposite his 3rd house Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and almost conjunct his natal Mercury/MC…

  7. bkoehler says:

    Hey Len,

    Earlier I used the phrase “vital basic needs” to describe what would become a conscious awareness for the U.S. “people” (based on the Sabian Symbol for the U.S Moon in the Sibly birth chart) back in 2012 when the Sun was conjunct the U.S Moon. I believe, after some researching, that the book (followed by the film) Hunger Games might have triggered that consciousness in the U.S. citizenry. That, along with a growing interest in all things “2012”, such as the Mayan prophecies, were to begin a mass movement toward understanding the importance of the times (in astrology indicated by the series of Uranus – Pluto squares).

    What triggered my interest in the first place was the exact opposition between transiting Pallas and Neptune in the June 13th Full Moon chart; I wanted to know when the conjunction between them – leading up to this opposition – had happened in order to help me understand what to look for from this half-way point in their cycle reached in June. What was their “plan” (Pallas). It turned out to have happened in February 2012. That’s when I spotted the pattern involving Mercury’s conjunction with Pallas and Neptune, his trine to Saturn, Saturn’s conjunction with Mars and finally, how it related to Mars’ upcoming conjunctions in July taking place in the same degree area as the 2012 conjunction with Saturn (which now looks like a revitalization of the Women’s Movement).

    More and more I’m finding it difficult to see individual aspects apart from the patterns they fit into; must be an overdose of the Jupiter transit!!

    Anyway, just thought you should know. Happy New Moon.

  8. Chief Niwots Son Chief Niwots Son says:

    Great advice Len, the heavens seem busy with planets changing signs, lunations, significant aspects and upcoming retrogradations. Waiting a minute is the pause that refreshes, thank you.

  9. bkoehler says:

    Uh, forget all that gobblety gook about elections and swearing in Len. Obama hadn’t been re-elected yet, and the swearing in was in January 2013. Now I get a nap!/be

  10. bkoehler says:

    Hey Len, you just used the word “rollback” to describe the apparent reversal of Neptune and just a few minutes ago, the President made an announcement of the specific details of his rollback of troops in Afghanistan. That’s Mercury for you, spreading his phrasing around with lightening speed from Washington DC to PlanetWaves (or is it the other way around!) Multi-tasking is his strong suit isn’t it?

    Before this latest Mercury retrograde stint begins though, he will appear in tomorrow’s New Moon chart at 29+ Gemini only to repeat his performance in that degree at the Capricorn Full Moon in July. In between these lunations he will again appear at 29+ Gemini while in retro direction. Because this is the last degree the Sun occupies before makes its annual summer solstice, Dane Rudhyar writes about it. . “The SHOW is over. Now comes the hour of decision.” (From An Astrological Mandala, the book of Sabian Symbols of which this one is about A PARADE OF BATHING BEAUTIES)

    These fascinating connections between times and aspects and degrees requires more scope than most of us can handle without being cloistered for long periods of time, but I’ve been following a pattern that Mercury is part of, going back to 2012 when he was at 29+ Aquarius and making a trine to Saturn in 29+ Libra, which would be enough to make a grand trine with his position in tomorrow’s New Moon (as well as his post retrograde position in July’s Full Capricorn Moon).

    Pres. Obama had been sworn into office for his 2nd term in January 2012, and on Feb 16th as the Sun made a conjunction to the U.S. Sibly Moon (27+ Aquarius) there was, if we are to trust the planets, something brewing in the conscious minds (transiting Sun) of the U.S. people (U.S. Moon) that would provide them “vital basic needs” (suggested by the Sabian Symbol for U.S. Moon of “A tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter”). This aspect followed the Mercury trine Saturn which followed a conjunction that trans. Pallas (the Strategist) made with Neptune at 1+ Pisces. Mercury was on his way to conjuncting them both with some important news regarding his conversation with Saturn.

    Meanwhile, transiting Saturn who was on the precipice of leaving Libra, instead stationed retrograde himself for an extended stay in that sign, where he would make a conjunction with transiting Mars at 24+ Libra. Now, 2 years later transiting Mars, again in Libra, will arrive in that degree where he was conjunct Saturn (August 2012) this July, only this time he will be accompanied by trans. Ceres, Vesta and the north node. He will also trine Venus in Gemini just as Mercury reaches 29+ Gemini direct (bathing beauties; hour of decision), all depicted in the July 12th Capricorn Full Moon chart, where the Moon trines Pallas making plans in Virgo, and, as it happens, they both trine tomorrow’s new moon chart Juno in Taurus (making sure all get a fair share).

    Not unrelated, tomorrow’s Juno in Taurus is exactly opposite Saturn retro in Scorpio! Follow the money, isn’t that what they always say? Perhaps this is a clue that $$ can be shifted from the Pentagon budget to the Veterans budget. And(or) the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare budget, and/or the Farm Bill budget. . . . . . . .

    Just a minute here and let me take a breath.

    Well, that’s as far as I can go without a nap, but this Gemini New Moon conjuncts the U.S. Sibly natal and PROJECTED Uranus and squares the U.S. Sibly Ceres in Pisces – where Neptune is transiting right now, so expect surprises.

  11. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    Thank you for this wonderful mantra, dear Len. Precious advice which I will really try to follow. In fact, I’m being proved wrong a lot these days. and it’s always a positive thing which involves letting go of false perceptions tied to fears and conditioning.

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