New Moon in Gemini ~ Renew, Rediscover, Revitalize

This morning, at 10:38 am PST (1:38 pm EST), we have our New Moon in Gemini shifting from Dark Moon to New Moon and later to Crescent Moon. My picture above is meant to describe the world at large today as there is so much going on in the skies and here on Mother Earth herself. I find that I am reeling in all of this energy and looking for solid ground to stand on; yet, at the same time feeling grounded! This duality change and stillness is felt deep and has me shifting in ways I never have before. Maybe some of you can relate.

And so as we move into our sweet New Moon in Gemini, I find that I am looking to undergo a reset by checking in with my thoughts and my body. Something that is especially wonderful to do under this New Moon in Gemini.

Gemini falls under the element of air, the ruling planet of Mercury and rules the upper body, arms, hands, shoulders, nervous system, airway AND lungs. Interesting, very interesting.

Air is the element that connects all other elements (fire, water, earth, ether). It is circular in motion; has the power to shift, change, and shape your inner and outer landscape; it is the wind beneath your wings; the power of your heart to direct you into action. We breathe in, we breathe out, as naturally as the air moves around us.

Gemini is about communication and our thoughts and I believe that our thoughts create the reality of the world around us. It is about moving through change and finding the stillness.

This is the time to connect with air.

We also have the energy of Venus beginning her retrograde in Gemini. She has left the night sky and will be missed until she returns again on June 3rd. When she reappears, she will light our mornings with her beautiful presence. I cannot wait. I want to move with her over these next few weeks and make that change from night to morning; to rise feeling renewed, revitalized and re-discovered.

Here are two rituals to use during this New Moon and Venus Retrograde and over the next two weeks. One is to help loosen our thoughts and connect with our inner voice; let us listen to our inner voice first, always, forever! And one to reconnect with our body:

  • NADI SHODHAN ~ alternate nostril breathing

    This is a wonderful breathing exercise for harmonizing the two hemispheres of the brain, bringing you balance in mind, body and spirit. 

    Concentrate for 3-5 minutes on your normal breath. Sit comfortably, spine upright, then raise the right hand to Pranayama Mudra. Close the right nostril with the thumb and inhale through the left nostril slightly deeper than normal. Open the right nostril, at the same time closing the left nostril with the ring finger. Exhale slowly and gently through the right nostril. Perform 20 rounds of this alternate nostril breathing. Return the hand to the knee and concentrate for 2-3 minutes on the normal breath. Again raise the right hand to Pranayama Mudra. Close the left nostril with the right ring finger and inhale deeply through the right nostril. Open the left nostril, at the same time closing the right nostril with the thumb. Slowly exhale through the left. Perform 20 rounds of this alternate nostril breathing. Return the hand to the knee and concentrate for 3-5 minutes on the normal breath.

  • BODY MEDITATION ~ this only takes a few minutes but is very enlightening:
    • Sit down and tell yourself a truth out loud, such as I love to paint. Go inward and notice how your body feels when you tell yourself a truth.
      Get up and do something around the house for just one minute ~ no more.
    • Sit down again and say to yourself out loud, I hate to paint. Notice how your body responds to this message ~ something happens in your body when you tell yourself a lie ~ get to know that response.

      With practice ~ this exercise will help you to discriminate your body’s wisdom and teach you to follow your truth.

Here are a few thoughts for preparing for your ritual:

  • When creating your altar and sacred space use a feather to fan the smoke from your incense, palo santo or sage, as you cleanse your alter, space and yourself. Or use a flute or horn (something that takes air to create the music) for cleansing your space.
  • Great colors to use are yellows, blues or silver.
  • You can also add fragrant flowers or an essential oil to bring scent into the air.
  • Air is associated with iron and copper, so it would be good to wear these jewelry items or place them on your altar.

And here are a few questions to ponder before, during or after your ritual:

How can you use these energies of air to move your resistance?
Where does your imagination take you?
What inspires you?
How are your words influencing your world? 

This beautiful twin moon reminds us that we have two arms, two spheres, two lungs, two feet, and two eyes ~ use them and be grateful for them as they carry you on your journey.

New Moon Wishes,
Moon Mama

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