On June 17-18, there is a New Moon at 26° Gemini, an air (intellectual) sign symbolised by the twins.

This New Moon starts the Gemini lunar cycle, a period where we tend to be more curious and sociable. The next few weeks are suitable for meetings, research, learning and writing. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and planet of the mind, will superpower those activities. Get busy.

Love thy self

Mercury rules our mental abilities, and our thinking and communication – at once logical and curious – will be very busy this New Moon in Gemini. Almost halfway through the sign of the twins, Mercury will be connecting (sextile) with Venus, the planet of love, in Leo, the sign of the self and Saturn, the planet of time and commitment.

While the twins represent the two sides of being human, the mortal and the immortal, the body and the spirit, the lower and the upper chakras, the flesh and the divine, Venus represents the essential quest of humanity, love, human love. Her passage through Leo is an invitation to cultivate that love for the self, your human self, that you can share with another. Venus also rules relationships.

Unconditional love

In astrology, the higher expression of Venus is Neptune, ruler of Pisces and the planet of unconditional love. The love of divine nature, the feeling of connection you savour when meditating, listening to music or losing yourself in art. Venus and Neptune represent the two sides of love – conditional and unconditional.

The upcoming New Moon in Gemini will be making a challenging aspect to Neptune, currently cruising through Pisces. A decision will need to be made about love.

Can you love yourself unconditionally despite your shortcomings, your lacks and flaws?

Embrace this lunation’s loving energy and choose to love yourself no matter what you do, say or think.


What you think matters. Mercury’s challenging aspect with Saturn this lunation is a reminder of this. How you talk to yourself reflects how much you love yourself. Is your inner critic your dominant inner voice? Does it show you love or judgement? Does it love you unconditionally?

This New Moon in Gemini is your golden ticket to change your mindset and self-talk.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your inner voice was full of love, support and encouragement for yourself? To consistently feel loved and accepted no matter what you do, say or think?

Saturn’s role is to tell you that it does matter, and with discipline and practice, it is possible. Saturn is also here to encourage you to take responsibility for your inner dialogue, and commit to changing it, because dreams become a magical reality when you do.

Join the Gemini New Moon Circle to make that change and commitment.

With love and care,


New Moon ceremonies to set intentions are an ancient practice. When we consciously write down what we want, we co-create with the Universe. And in the process, we dissolve our inner resistance. It is the time of the New Moon, and the following 8-12h AFTER are the most potent hours to set intentions. Up to 3 days is ok.

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