The New Moon this month occurs in the airy sign of Gemini (18th June in the UK). Themes of communication, technology or the rational and intellectual will flavour this cycle and be amplified as Mercury is both in it’s own domicile and will be also emerging as a Morning Star. This is a powerful position for any planet as, it‘s just emerging into visibility after spending some time hidden under the Sun’s beams.
So this Moon cycle will be great for planning or getting started on collecting, analysing or sorting information or documentation, and getting into the details of things. Perhaps you’ve been wanting to engage in learning a new skill or subject, teach others, start that blog you’ve been putting off, or finally start reading that pile of books you haven’t got round to before. You may find yourself feeling more adaptable or curious and wanting to explore a variety of different projects or pursuits in relation to the house topics where Gemini falls in your chart. Communications, collaborations or teamwork might be highlighted in this area of life, as well as technology.
At the same time, the New Moon will be squaring watery Neptune in Pisces. Neptune can bring in a lens of illusion, making it hard to see what’s real or the truth, and you may be tempted to see what you want to see. As Mercury is also about making choices and decisions, it may be important this month to do some Mercurial fact collecting or checking . Make sure you have all the information and details you can before moving forward with decisions. That new tech you’ve been dreaming about getting might look beautiful, and the advertising makes it sound really awesome, but is it really all it’s hyped up to be?
Neptune will bring in an emotional and creative influence, but also a dissolving effect, blurring lines and supporting interconnectivity rather than individuality. It may take some adjustment this month to avoid creating a sense of tension between being rational and being intuitive. That said, Neptune can be helpful in bringing more feeling, sensitivity, and intuition which can be really useful for things like creative writing, or connecting with others in collaborations, and even decision making. But there may need to be mindfulness about not letting all the natural Mercurial preciseness and rationality in what you do be washed away by the Neptune-Piscean waters. Honouring both can bring a harmonious integration of mind and heart.