Dear moon babies,

Today is the new moon in Gemini. It's a particularly intense new moon (aren't they all?) because Mars has been travelling through the sign of Gemini and is currently opposing Saturn.

In English, this means the new moon might feel like trying to have one foot on the gas pedal and one foot on the brakes at the same time.

Every year during Gemini season I think about what we call 'mental health' in North America. The very fact of delineating mental health from our overall health suggests a predisposition for our minds to disconnect from the rest of our being. We can easily see the result of this disconnect in our lives and the lives of those around us - most of us spend most of our days in some state of worry, stress, anxiety, fear, criticism, isolation, and on down the list. Meanwhile we are walking around, talking to each other, working, playing, resting, while our minds are furiously unravelling some other story about what's happening.

Gemini has the ability to create disconnect through these mental states of worry, criticism, and fear. But Gemini also has the ability to synthesize experience into something unique and expressive in a way that no other sign can. What if we used our energy to synthesize rather than delineate? What would this look like for you?

Perhaps it looks like a new understanding of health that does not separate out the mind from the rest of our experience. So that those who struggle with mental illness can be seen as whole beings with many complex and rich layers rather than being reduced to simple labels. So that our striving for health and balance is inclusive rather than diagnostic. What would it be like to synthesize the mind with the body and what is beyond our body, and let that dictate our story? How different would our communication and expression look then?

I hope you can find some time today in the (rain)storm to see that you are whole. And for that wholeness to include all the many unique, constantly changing complexities that make you who you are.

With love,

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel

 

Dear moon babies,

 

Today is the new moon in Aries, which means I can officially wish you a happy spring! This is always the first new moon of the astrological calendar year, as Aries is the first sign in the zodiac. 

 

It is a time for everything to become new again. So much of the practicality of western astrology is to help us live in relationship with our surroundings. In big cities this can be challenging, but no matter where we live we feel the bursting hope of spring, the joyful haze of summer, the nostalgic turning of autumn, and the internal reflection of winter. This is our world, this is our earth. Our connection to the seasons grounds us in something bigger than ourselves, something that will always be true while the truth of our individual realities is a complex, ever-shifting web. 

 

So today we get on board with something new. Today we see something starting to sprout, maybe something we planted back in autumn. Something we nurtured through the frost. Something we longed for last summer. Today we have a chance. 

 

Give yourself some time in the next few days to think about the turning of the spring equinox and today's new moon. What is ready to burst forth in your life, like the crocus buds first out of the ground? Perhaps what is ready to blossom is not what you expected. Perhaps you're waiting for one thing to burst forth, and meanwhile, in your periphery, you catch sight of something entirely different coming out of the ground that has been waiting all winter to awaken. Intention can carry us a long way in our lives, but at times we would do well to accept what comes naturally instead of forcing our intentions. Consider where you direct your will force, and where this powerful energy will really serve you right now. 

 

With this new moon we get a clean slate. And every year we will get another one. This will always be true. What are you willing right now? And what are you accepting? What seeds are you planting, and what has sprouted while you weren't paying attention?

 

Lastly, I will be taking a few weeks off from mid-April to mid-May, so if you have been meaning to book your next session with me please get in touch in the next couple days, or we can plan ahead to a later date. 

 

I wish you all many blessings on the turning of a new year. 

With love and blossoms, 

 

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel