Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New Moon in Gemini: Winds of Change, Wings of Desire

Andy Warhol, Ethel Scull 36 Times (1963)

This week, we are under the influences of a New Moon in Gemini. As we head into mutable Twin season, we will notice that our synapses begin to fire in new ways. Our consciousness is tickled, our ears are pricked. We may feel more agitated or irritated than usual as the winds of change are kicked up. We may not yet know in which direction these breezes are blowing, but we feel the stir, most definitely.

Gemini, the buzziest of the air signs, is often associated with speed, diversity, communication, nervousness, and hatred of boredom. Gemini despises same-old, same-old. There are multiple voices inside us to contend with, after all. It takes a village, and that village lives inside of each of us. We’ve got to have a community council, internally, and have that “come to Jesus” talk with the various parts of self.

Where do you begin, when you know not yet where you’re headed? In Gemini season, the best way is to start with your writing, with your hands - the part of the body ruled by the Twins. That might be journaling, freewriting – brainstorming, writing down the gunk and the muck, not trying to make sense of anything. If you find yourself leaning too heavily into logic, planning and details for executing those plans, you could stress yourself out too quickly. Get back into play.
Gemini represents the developmental stage of learning through words and concepts. Picture a baby babbling. Did you know that babbling is a critical part of language development? This is where children learn to talk through imitating sounds and mouth formations, eventually leading to speech. So, babble on, literally and figuratively! This seemingly nonsensical stage is important!

Changing Tack

Gemini is the sign of Duality. This or that, he and she, small or big, wise and foolish. Remember, this is a season in which it is necessary to hold two seemingly contradictory points of view in mind at the same time. It may not yet be possible to focus on one path, one outcome, one solution. The good news is that the mutable Twins’ energies make it possible to do this.

You have the mental bandwidth and flexibility to live in several different realities at the same time! You have the ability to envision, and virtually live in, a desired future, while closing out the old chapter in the background. This makes life a lot more interesting and stimulating. Remember, Gemini hates being bored.

If you are feeling lackadaisical, melancholic, or stuck, check to be sure that you haven’t attached yourself to one train of thought. Take a break and focus on the other area of interest. Go make some art – draw a picture, make a collage, visit a dance class. Move the body – and thereby the brain – in another direction. A change in perspective means everything.

A wise mentor once taught me, the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the questions we ask ourselves. Here are a few to pique your interest:
  • If I had all the money in the world, if money were not an issue at all:
  • What would I do if I were not afraid?

Finally, during Gemini season, remember that agitation and irritation are NOT horrific enemies. It is a season in which dissatisfaction can be your friend. I know that we are taught in Eastern philosophy and wisdom traditions to “want what you have” and “accept what-is.” But this isn’t about spiritual bypassing. This is about listening to the calling of the Soul, which is trying to get your attention. Maybe that bright, shiny object really is the diamond you’ve been waiting for.

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, teacher, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at erin@erinreese.com.


  1. this feels so resonant with my inner experiences. thank you so very much our dear erin! xoxox

    1. Thank you dear Sashi! I'm so glad these are resonating!!