The Gemini New Moon arrives on June 17-18, 2023, bringing the start of a new lunar cycle. New Moons are always our blank-slate point in the month. They are a chance to do things over, welcome new beginnings, and plant seeds for the future.
Leading up to a New Moon, the Universe can begin quietly (or sometimes, loudly!), drawing our attention to things we can revitalize or refresh in our lives. We may find our attention turning to things that are no longer working, or we may feel a growing sense of inspiration building around new ideas or ventures.
As the Gemini New Moon reaches its peak on June 17-18, the cosmic energies become ripe for setting intentions and taking action on any new inspirations that have found us. New Moons are always considered a power time to send out to the Universe what we wish to draw back to us.
But if we look a little deeper, there is some fog attached to this June New Moon, which may cloud our judgment or create a sense of uncertainty. We may feel the invitation to welcome the new and to start over on something in our lives, but it may feel difficult to know exactly what the path is.
Neptune, the planet of illusions, dreams, and spiritual love, is highly active under this New Moon and will cast its veil over the energy we are receiving. Neptune can make things seem what they are not. It can sometimes deceive us if we are not careful. When Neptune is involved, we have to be extra mindful of aligning with the truth.
While Neptune can create fogginess and confusion, the gift that it offers is deeply spiritual. Neptune clouds our outer world in an effort to draw us within. When we cannot see what is in front of us, we have to trust our inner judgment. We have to take one step at a time. We have to listen to the voice of our intuition and use that to guide us.
Neptune encourages us to trust ourselves. It encourages us to really listen to our inner voice when it comes to the next steps in our lives. Neptune is also connected to spiritual love, so if it’s hard to hear your intuition or trust yourself, start with self-love.
Allow the beautiful vibrations of Neptune to sink into your soul. To wrap you in divine love. Allow them to infuse and open your heart with the love that you are and the love that surrounds you. Remind yourself just how loved you are and then take steps to feel that love emanating through your being.
Love can be the tonic we need, especially when Neptune is involved.
Juno, the asteroid of partnership, is active under this New Moon too, so relationship matters could very well be on our minds. Juno is considered the Goddess of marriage, but her domain stretches wider than just romantic love.
Juno helps us to keep our independence in the partnerships in our lives. She reminds us to not lose our individual spark and to continue shining our unique light no matter the partnerships we find ourselves in.
If you have been feeling a little lost, especially in a relationship, Juno can help you find yourself again. She can be a reminder of what you bring to the table and how important it is for you to be recognized and valued in your partnerships.
Pluto, the planet of transformation, will also be infusing its energy into this New Moon too, so if there are any changes or transformations that need to take place, especially in a relationship, Pluto will send some assistance our way.
Right before the Gemini New Moon reaches its peak, Saturn also stations retrograde, making its descent into the underworld for the first time since it entered Pisces.
Saturn Retrograde coinciding with the New Moon will heighten its energy, making it another strong force we will be working with.
Saturn is considered our master teacher and the Lord of Karma, so as it journeys retrograde, it will be bringing up karmic lessons that we need to revise or look over since March 2023. You can read more on this here.
As you can see, the June New Moon is quite busy! But even though it’s taking us in many directions, the overall feel behind this New Moon is expansive and soul-cleansing. While it can lead us to some deep realizations, it does this to expand our awareness, grow our soul, and allow us to make productive new beginnings in our lives.
Gemini is ruled by the twins, where one twin is mortal and the other is immortal, reminding us of the two sides of our being. We need a connection with both our ego and our soul in this life. We need both these sides of ourselves working in harmony to navigate this Earthly realm.
Come back to this idea during the Gemini New Moon. See where you can create balance between both these sides of your being. Listen to your ego/logical/human side, but also make space to listen to your soul. Bring balance to both of the messages they share.