The Moon Report
Gemini New Moon!!
Friday May 22nd, 10:38 am PDT
Venus Retrograde Continues...
May 13th - June 25th
Our Bodies Take a Toll From our Mental Stresses...
Friday's New Moon Urges Us to Give Our Minds A REST!
Gemini New Moons remind us of the Power of our Minds! Our minds have between 60,000 - 80,000 thoughts per day, the majority of them are negative and often repetitive. What feeds your thoughts? What are you reading and listening to? Our brains interpret ALL the information we feed it every day. Currently, the news and media are filled with constantly changing and fear based information. The human brain is wired to be attracted to negative information as a surviival mechanism. The thing is, our brains react to hearing about or watching a tragic event on the news as though it is happening to us. This neural reaction causes an increase in cortisol levels which is hard on our health; increases anxiety, depression, weight gain, sleep disturbances and auto-immune disease. It is also helpful to be reminded that your brain reacts to worry and overwhelm the same way it would if you were being chased by a bear, stimulating the same stressful neural reaction. Truth and reality often get lost in translation.
This weekend's New Moon reminds us to be selective of our media choices...
Better yet, take a media break!!
Additionally, it is scientifically proven that spending a few extra seconds in a positive thought changes the neural structure in our brains, which in turn increases our energy, clears brain fog, improves the immune system, digestion, overall health and well-being. We need this now more than ever!! When we relax the brain, we relax the body. What are ways you can give your mind a rest and shift your thought patterns (other than a glass of wine and a xanax...haha, I know the thought crossed some of your minds)?
Be mindful who you are communicating with, perhaps take a break from certain friends/family.
Be mindful of the words you speak, to yourself and others.
Consider taking a small break from news and social media.
Only read or watch positive, uplifting material for a few days.
Spend time in nature.
Each month we are given the gift of a New Moon and an opportunity for New Beginnings from the Universe!! New Moons are "dark" Moons as the Earth blocks the Sun's light to the Moon. This darkness calls us inward to reflect on where we are and where we want to go. New Moons invite us to slow down and listen to our Inner voice. The Stars aspecting this New Moon heighten our Intuition and sensitiviy (May 21-23). Be sure to take advantage of this energy over the next couple of days by finding some quiet time. With Venus in Retrograde we are called to connect our Mind and our Heart. Engaging in forgiveness, compassionate communication and creative thinking are signs that the Mind and the Heart are communicating in a healthy, balanced way. Throat issues, addicive behavior (including control) and anxiety are signs that there is an imbalance in the Mind and a block between the Heart and the Mind.
With the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury (Gemini's ruler) in Gemini this week we have amplified Gemini energy! Gemini energy brings us; curiosity, youthfulness and a thirst to learn. Gemini's are the most adaptable sign of the zodiac. As much as they LOVE new experiences and despise "boring", Gemini's have been able to adapt to the changing circumstances of Quarantine. Harness the Gemini energy this month to find new ways to adapt, break your boredom and have some fun during your Quarantine. Gemini rules our thoughts and communication, so you can expect that everything to do with our thoughts and communication will be enhanced this week. Worry, anxiety, doubt, self-doubt and misunderstandings are likely to surface. Friday's New Moon supports us in shifting our thoughts and ways we communicate. When negative thinking shows up it is a reminder to us that our Mind is the most powerful tool we have and to take better care and responsibility in operating that tool. With the COVID-19 Pandemic we have become aware of our limited control of our external experiences right now. This New Moon offers us an opportunity for clearing any negative thought patterns, allowing us to think differently, see things differently and perhaps experience life differently... inwardly.
This strong Gemini energy reminds us that each thought we have is a potent creator of our Inner reality.
We have a great deal of Astrological events coming up in the next 2 months, including 3 Eclipses! These Eclipses will mark June and July as significant turning points for change, both globally and personally. We are almost halfway through the year and the upcoming Eclipses are sure to stir the pot and accelerate things. Are you facing the direction you wish to be headed? Are you ready for changes ahead?
As our Mind, thoughts and communication are highlighted this month we are called to examine how we listen... how we listen to others and how we listen to ourselves. Friday's Gemini New Moon encourages us to quiet our Mind. When we quiet the Mind we can hear the Whispers of our Soul!
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all Wisdom." SOCRATES
Sending EXTRA Love & Light Your Way!!