The story of this New Moon at 28° 43′ Gemini on 19 June 2012 at 08:02 AM PDT, is more about endings than beginnings. This is the second New Moon in Gemini, we’ve already covered this ground and going over it again would be boring. We all know how much Gemini enjoys being bored, right? I suggest reading Dharmaruci’s post, June’s Gemini New Moon: The beginning of the end for Europe? on various mundane events illustrating this point.
Another part of the story is Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, is being blocked by a square to Saturn in Libra. Emotional pleas will receive a cool reception, even backed up by the facts provided by the sextile to Mercury in Cancer from Mars in Virgo. Saturn is currently at a virtual standstill preparing to station direct on 25 June and is not likely to budge. A better strategy may be waiting until July before presenting your case once more. Saturn in Libra and Venus in Gemini will both be direct by then and Mercury will have left Cancer for Leo. If you can’t wait, use logic and reason instead of appealing to people’s emotions. Saturn in Libra respects a fair, equitable approach based on facts with a willingness to compromise.
Jupiter, the king of the storytellers, is in fine form in friendly, outgoing Gemini. Square to Neptune in Pisces, he will spin you the most amazing tales and as long as these are for entertainment purposes only, that’s fine. If someone is selling you something, you better be prepared to take a long, hard look to make sure you know what it is you’re buying. Making major purchases now is risky business indeed. As astrologer Steve Judd said in a post, “Think insubstantiality and hot air balloons.” Dare I say politicians everywhere will be unusually full of hot air?
Then we come to retrograde Venus in Gemini. She is closely aligned with the harsh square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn and waaaay in over her pretty head. The sextile between Venus and Uranus encourages her flirtatious ways, flitting from person to person and leaving a trail of broken hearts in her wake. Usually Venus in Gemini can talk her way out of trouble but not this time. Pluto in Capricorn will not buy her excuses no matter what. This is so not the time to get involved with married people, especially those in positions of power and authority. The repercussions could be both painful and ugly for all concerned, not to mention incredibly embarrassing.
When Jupiter left Taurus for Gemini, it also left us with no planets in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). This will be the case until Mercury enters Leo on 25 June (yes, the same day Saturn goes direct!) With only Mars in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn in earth, there is not much to help keep our feet on the ground. Yet another reason to reserve judgment and take what others say with a grain of salt.
Lean on your sense of humor and appreciation of the ridiculous to stay sane under this New Moon, and please don’t make promises you can’t keep. A light touch is what is required as well as using our company manners.
On a personal note: As long as I don’t take myself too seriously on this New Moon, I’ll be fine! It is closely trine my Sun-Chiron in Libra. Saturn sitting on the mid-point between my Sun and Moon will help as Saturn is always a sobering influence. Mercury in Cancer and Mars in Virgo form happy aspects to my Mars/Mercury in Scorpio, enabling me to blather somewhat intelligently . . . or should I say “intelligibly”.
On the silly side, Jupiter in Gemini will be opposing my Venus in Sagittarius, drawing in the square to Neptune in Pisces. I will need my sense of the ridiculous and probably end up having to apologize a time or two for blurting out an unpalatable truth.