On May 28th there is a New Moon in the sign of Gemini. Gemini is the sign of communication, information gathering & our local neighborhoods. It is also the sign associated with our siblings, cousins, and 'old school' friends, those we knew while we were growing up. This New Moon at 8 degrees of Gemini is in an almost exact square to Neptune at 8 degrees of Pisces. When we are dealing with Neptune, especially in Pisces, there can be some confusion about what is being planted. New Moons are seed times, and so what we think we are planting may not be what actually manifests. There is the sense of a 'wild card' with this New Moon.

Gemini is a lighter energy, as an air sign it deals with the mental body, the logical mind and the left brain. Curiosity is the spark we experience in Gemini and so planting a seed around something you are curious about, be it a relationship, a field of study, or an experience is a great way to utilize this energy.

The energy of change and transformation is replete in the chart for this New Moon. The Grand Cardinal Cross remains in the sky, opening the door to a new way of being and and a new way of relating to our families, partners and the outside world. A Grand Water trine with Jupiter, Saturn & Chiron gives us an opportunity to heal some long standing issues, especially those around victimization. Grand Trines are tricky however, if we choose not to utilize them in a positive way they can work to further mire us in the rut of the victim/victimizer paradigm.

There is also a yod formation that requires us to look at how we value the feminine and in turn, how fairly women are treated in this society. Without valuing the feminine we can ever achieve the balance necessary to work effectively. This can be seen in the larger world and in our own personal relationship to our feminine side. Loving and appreciating our sensitivity, our bodies, our emotions and valuing these parts of ourselves as much as we value our mental prowess an spiritual aptitude is paramount to achieving balance.

The Sabian symbol for this degree of the zodiac is "Aroused strikers surround a factory" Within this degree is the seed of revolution when 'the people' come to understand that the few who hold all the cards do not have the people's best interests at heart. There is great power in banding together for the common good. Initially it may require sacrifice, yet it is becoming more and more evident that we will be sacrificing either way. At least this way we are doing it for the good of the many instead of the good of the few.

The upcoming summer promises to be a turning point in our evolution. If we can be courageous, keep an open heart and trust our instincts we will be in a much better position to navigate the rapids of change. Just put on your life vests and get ready for the ride of your lives!