"Our truth is an ancient one: that love endures and overcomes; that hatred destroys; that what is obtained by love is retained, but what is obtained by hatred proves a burden. This truth, fundamental to the position which rejects reliance on the method of war, is ultimately a religious perception, a belief that stands outside of history.”
From “Speak Truth to Power” by the American Friends Service Committee, 1955
The chart of the Gemini New Moon offers us many wonderful chances to communicate clearly with each other, and to speak our personal truths to whoever needs to hear them, but people aren’t going to be pulling their punches this month, so be ready to hear the truth as well. People will be expressing their thoughts with passion and intensity. It’s a great time to set intentions and do magical work around communication, and also to look closely at any beliefs and ideas that might be holding you back. It’s also worth taking a close look at what triggers anger in you, and why.
For astrology students: Sun, Moon and Mars are in a huddle in Mercury’s sign of Gemini, and Mercury is hanging out a little apart, having just turned direct a few days ago, at a pinnacle of strength in its own sign, staring down Saturn in Scorpio and challenging Neptune, also in its own sign of Pisces. This is a powerful combination. I’ve written in more detail about the effects of the Mercury-Neptune aspect here. Now let’s look at how it plays out with Saturn having moved back into Scorpio (in mutual reception and a tight semi-square with Pluto), and Uranus, Venus and Jupiter playing together enthusiastically in a Fire trine.
We have our work cut out for us — how do we communicate clearly, speak forcefully enough to initiate change without driving others back into the defensive emotional postures of Saturn in Scorpio or into Neptune’s realm of escapist fantasy? We will likely be faced with powerful, repressed ideas and emotions that get blurted out in often painful ways. We’ll see this in ourselves, in our relationships, and in the world around us. Reacting with compassion to social blunders, verbal faux pas, and unintentional insults will be a challenging but necessary response to Mercury and Saturn’s game of truth and consequences.