New Moon in Gemini: Divine Dissatisfaction

New Moon in Gemini: Divine Dissatisfaction

The New Moon in Gemini occurs this weekend on 5th June, 2016 at 14°53’’ of Gemini.

Try checking what area of your birth chart is ruled by Gemini. As Mercury is the natural ruler of this New Moon, you can also check out the part of your chart where Mercury is present, or the houses ruled by both Gemini & Virgo for more insight (they share Mercury as a ruler).

If you are new (or new-ish) to astrology, this post is a good place to start for generating your birth chart and checking out which part of your chart is illuminated by this New Moon.


//Divine Dissatisfaction*//

Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin

And constant
Has always

Maybe a great magnet pulls
All souls to what’s true
Or maybe it is life itself
That feeds wisdom to its youth

Constant craving
Has always been

Ah, constant craving
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been

– K.D. Lang, Lyrics from “Constant Craving”

As the Moon slides into darkness we are being pulled in multiple directions.

A mutable grand cross, such as the one attached to this weekend’s new moon, is a master class on release; a doctorate on letting it be; a knighthood granted for contributions made in the name of graceful surrender.

Since the Full Moon in Sagittarius there has been a collective shedding of energetic clinging-vines that have for much too long constrained parts of our psyche.

All this is well and fine, but shedding is different from surrendering, and clenched fists will never make a good stand-in for faith. The newly freed up corners of our consciousness are begging to be filled with a different octave of meditation. What’s needed now is a relinquishing of control and an appreciation for our journey – wherever it leads.

Two weeks ago, we made our way across the sea with two compasses underneath the silvery light of the Full Moon. With our dinghy now discarded on the rocks and our sole possessions strapped on our backs, we’ve set off on foot, grateful to be on solid ground.

Exhaustion gnaws at our bones and we crave respite. The canopy of the forest just ahead beckons us to come underneath its cover, to find solace amidst its roots.

And yet the further we walk, the more the Earth seems to break up underfoot. The grand earth trine of the past several weeks has come undone; Mercury has unchained himself from triangulation, toppling the structure. The loss of this stabilizing trine can make us feel as if we are suddenly loosing a foothold. Each step seems less sure, and the darkness of the Moon now provides little guide. A fear starts to take hold and seize our guts. We start to doubt our instincts as the forest closes in behind us.

Did we make the right decision? How much do we stand to lose if we are wrong?

Deep in the innermost caverns of this wooded isle, we hear only our metered breaths and the persistent beat of our hearts. The silence is deafening. An endless, rustling cacophony of invisible fauna distracts us from the forward march.

Time becomes elastic. At first we seem to make headway, and then we’re unsure of our progress. We’d turn back willingly, trading in the recesses of the forest for the exposure of the beach, but our compasses (both inner and outer) have been scrambled.

There’s no turning back.

In what feels like the darkest moment, we find ourselves amidst a clearing in the wood. Three doors stand before us, offering passage.

Aldous Huxley once wrote “there are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception”. The choices in front of us seem endless (Jupiter), illusory (Neptune), impossible (Saturn). Our mind tells us that à la Goldilocks, none is just right. Like being trapped in a hall of mirrors, our perceptions cannot be relied upon, and so we are caught between the known and the unknown.

All we wanted was a break and a sense of stability in unstable times…not all this choice, not all this confusion.

We are in a state of divine dissatisfaction, a ‘constant craving’.

We want security, we want to feel sure.

We beg for release.

Change, mutation, dispersion: this is the mutable grand cross. It’s not about security, and it doesn’t feel very sure, unless you realize that feeling lost and being lost are not actually the same thing. That is the only release that’s on offer this New Moon.

With that in mind – let go. Allow sleep to come, give those bones a rest. Wait for morning.

At daybreak, you’ll realize there were never three doors.

For you, there is only one.

*When asked, K.D. Lang states that the meaning behind “Constant Craving” is quite simply ‘divine dissatisfaction’.


June 5, 2016, Gemini 14°53”

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