As we pass through another complete lunar phase, we begin back again at the new moon. The new moon phase will begin on May 25th-26th, and it allows for a cleaning and clearing of the energy we’ve accumulated the last month. Once again, we’ve come to the time for new beginnings, set intentions, and a chance to try again. We are blessed with a fresh, clean start every month. As for this month, we have the new moon in Gemini.
The Gemini moon calls for really looking with fresh, clear eyes. You may be thinking that everything around you is black and white, but this new moon phase calls you to look into that murky grey to see what is held there. Read between the lines, dive deeper, and you may find clear meanings, deeper understanding, and possibly exactly what you’re looking for in those murky grey waters. Life isn’t compartmentalized into little boxes of facts, but is comprised of mixing, swirling facts that may not always make sense at first. It is our job to see the diversity in life, to uncover the true meaning of things we find important and to always gain clarity.
Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which is a planet of communication. Take some time to reflect on your communication with yourself and others over the last few weeks. Have you been allowing that nagging voice in your head to lower your self esteem? Have you been having disagreements with you loved ones? Is not seeing the grey within the black and white putting a damper on how you communicate your feelings? Set an intention at this new moon to be more open minded, and to allow your communication to flow naturally and with ease and care. Open up to your spouse, friend, parent. Allow yourself to compliment YOU.
Also with communication, this is also the time to be social. For me, personally, the new moon calls me to withdraw and become introverted. I like to be within myself, nurturing and caring. The Gemini new moon opens up doorways for us to be social, have fun, and enjoy the company of others. Don’t allow the instinct to withdraw to hinder you from things that you may enjoy with others this week. Lean into it, go with the flow, and take some time to learn from someone else while enjoying their company.
New Moon Intention Journal:
I would like to invite you to either purchasing a new journal or notebook, or using one you already have. Take the time to write down your intentions for the new moon. Writing your intention is very powerful, because when you write it down you’ve more or less “set it in stone.” You’ve put it out there and you may feel a sense of obligation of following through with it. Write it out. Think about it. Form a plan on how it will be done. Maybe your intention is to be more mindful or present. How in your life can you plug that in? Maybe it means putting your phone down after 6 pm. Or maybe it’s leaving the office to take a few breathing exercises. Whatever it is, put it on paper.
Throughout the month and flowing with the moon phases, allow yourself to journal on the journey of progress you’re making. Take in the full moon phase and write about how your emotions and feelings are different than in the new moon phase. At the end of the month you will have a good, strong sense of yourself as the month flows through the lunar phases.
If you feel inclined, I’d love to know your intention for the month! Feel free to let me know in the comments.
Light and Love.