Dear moon babies,


Today is the new moon in Gemini. Gemini, like all mutable signs, represents the last sign of every season. It brings with it a kind of completion energy, closing the spring season that started in March and preparing us for a transition into summer. I think of the mutable signs like bridges, leading us from one place to the next, holding a kind of liminal energy as they connect to both places. 


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This new moon is a wonderful time to reflect on what you initiated in your life around the spring equinox in March. This is a time to transition into the next season, and in doing so, bring to closure or transform anything that doesn't fit with this next chapter. Astrology is as much about the cycles and rhythms of the Earth as it is about the rhythms of other planets. So as we look to the natural environment around us and see (in the Northern Hemisphere) the bloom of flowers, feel the warmth of the sun, and the slow blossoming of summer after a long, dry winter, Gemini season reaches its peak. It is a season of expression. This means self expression, listening to others, interfacing and communicating, but it also means the expression of the Earth as part of a natural cycle of life and death between seasons. 


Gemini speaks the language of liminal spaces as the myth behind the sign depicts crossing between the underworld and the heavens, back and forth and back again. While all mutable signs represent transition, transition is the only permanence for Gemini as it explores realms of possibility that may seem terrifying or unthinkable to others. This exploration requires a willingness to traverse the unknown, that bridge that leads from one place to the next, whether or not we know where that is. 


So take some time on this new moon to think about the transitions and liminal spaces occurring in your life. Do you turn towards them with willingness, curiosity, and interest? Or do you try to limit the unknowns for fear of discomfort? Perhaps our willingness to explore the uncertain areas that have emerged since the beginning of spring will equal what comes to full bloom as we approach the summer solstice. 


With love,

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel

Dear Moon Babies,


Today is the new moon in Taurus. Taurus season is when we find ourselves in the midst of spring (though it may not feel that way in Toronto right now), when buds are starting to emerge and the first green sprouts ready for harvest. Taurus season is a time for us to remember our connection to the earth, something that is very easy to forget in a fast-paced, chaotic, technological, and often very painful world. It is our connection to the earth that suffers first and that we remember last. 


So I think of this season as a kind of repair, where the earth repairs herself after winter and we repair our connection to her as we remember the feeling of warmth, the softness of grass, the scent of the first flowers beginning to open, and the enjoyment of simply being present to this beauty. 


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Sometimes though, repairing means first understanding that something has been broken or damaged. When we pull a muscle in the body we must first acknowledge the injury, rest, tend to it, before the cells and tissue can begin to repair. This, to me, is one of the interesting paradoxes of Taurus. It is a sign that strives to find the peacefulness of homeostasis, an eternal rest in beauty. But it is also a sign that resists acknowledging damage, resists repairing what's broken, and resists the process of arriving where it ultimately desires to be. 


We cannot fulfill our desires without allowing a process of arrival to first unfold. And we cannot rest in a state of peace without first arriving there (or arriving again and again, constantly, as often as we cycle out of it). Similarly, we cannot enjoy the beauty of the earth and our connection to the earth without time, energy, and intention to care for her. 


So take some time on this new moon to consider your desires. What do you imagine when you think of resting in a peaceful experience? How do you experience beauty and pleasure? Then consider the process still to unfold in arriving there. We may resist the discomfort of this process sometimes, full of the unknown, full of mystery and uncertainty, but without it, the seasons would never change, our lives would never change, and we would be stuck indefinitely in winter. 


With love to you on this new moon,

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel