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,



AuthorAerin Fogel