Posts Tagged 'gemini'

And they’re off!

The word on the street is that it’s going to be a big week, astrologically. To sum it all up (prior to more in-depth rambling later on):

The moon moved into Sagittarius early this morning (around 0200 EST). While this should be a more expansive time (following the inward, downward Scorpio moon), the upcoming Venus-Pluto opposition (see below) is already exerting its influence. Instead of getting caught up in Venus-Pluto power struggles, try to relax and see the bigger Sag moon picture.

Late this evening (2154 EST) the moon in Sag opposes Mercury, still retrograde in Gemini. Wednesday 1646 EST: Venus in Gemini opposes Pluto in Sag. There’s a full moon in Sag early Thursday morning, hopped up by a Pluto conjunction. Then Mercury goes direct in Gemini on Friday (1231 EST).

Further afield: there’s a Mars-Neptune opposition over the weekend. And the winter solstice as well.

And those are just the edited highlights.

More soon (including what it might all mean)…

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All hail the new moon

I’ve been engaging in that oh-so-Geminian of pastimes – compulsive web-surfing – and it’s getting to me. I’m struggling to put a coherent thought together, much less a sentence.

Someone said that tomorrow’s new moon in Gemini heralds a new fresh phase (but do you think I can remember who? So many astrosites and astroblogs have been visited, I don’t know if I’m coming or going. Remind me to share my del.icio.us links with you sometime).

In the meantime however we are in the grip of the dark moon. Now, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the dark moon, but this one’s been a doozy. A creeping sense of doom and gloom abounds. As an sop, I plan to carb it up – the potato bake I made in the flush of the Taurus moon is reheating as I type, and the thought of it is the only thing holding my tattered shreds of self together right now.

Back onto Wednesday’s new moon though – as aforementioned, it’s in Gemini. Tomorrow at 05:25 EST the sun, moon and observer on earth almost form a single line, with the new moon against the same backdrop of stars (and hence in the same zodiac sign) as the sun. Sounds pretty cool, and apparently it happens every month – so that March’s new moon is always in Pisces, May’s in Taurus, etc etc.

The waxing moon is a time of expansion. According to Paungger & Poppe’s Guided by the Moon, anything that builds up and strengthens the body works twice as well for a period of two weeks from the start of the waxing moon.

Add to that the calming effect of exercise on Geminian mind-buzz, and the conclusion is: it’s really worth getting out there and going for a walk, or a jog, or playing touch footie with friends. If you don’t feel like it – inspire yourself with the thought that, right now, the benefits are supercharged.

Try it and prove me right!