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NEW MOON IN GEMINI/PLUTO IN CAPRICORN JUNE 18, 2023: GOOD FORTUNE/KNOWLEDGE/SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Updated: Oct 16, 2023



Happy New Moon in Gemini! This New Moon at nearly 27 degrees of Gemini became exact at 12:36 AM New York Time (04:36 GMT) on Sunday, June 18, 2023—Father’s Day for much of the world!

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. It rules the 3rd House, which is the House of Communication. It is a mutable air sign, making it the airiest of air signs! Gemini is the ruler of the mind, the intellect, and of communication. It is represented by The Twins.


According to Wikipedia, “In Greek mythology, Gemini is associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux. Pollux was the son of Zeus, who seduced Leda, while Castor was the son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta and Leda's husband. When Castor died, because he was a mortal, Pollux begged his father Zeus to give Castor immortality, which was done through uniting them together in the heavens.”

This New Moon occurs opposite the Galactic Center in Sagittarius. The energy of Gemini carries with it a thirst for knowledge! Being opposite the Galactic Center, we will be feeling a passion to search for answers and esoteric knowledge—and to know the Divine better! Our intellects are running the show at this time, and we want an explanation to why things are happening the way they are!


Gemini is also the busy social bee of the Zodiac. Being the most adaptable sign in the Zodiac, when we are under its influence people tend to be more open and receptive to meeting and connecting with new people. It is a lucky time to network and form new friendships and business partnerships—as well as the perfect time to reconnect with old friends and connections.

It is easier than ever right now to strike up a conversation with someone new—so go for it! Humans are social beings, and we love being listened to! I’ll discuss later in this article how to become a better listener.

Gemini rules over writing as well—so now is the perfect time to get out your journal and write out your thoughts and insights about your life. It’s a great time to brainstorm on your future—what inspirations are coming in for you at this time?

With the sun and moon also squaring Neptune (in its home sign of Pisces), now is a great time to explore fantasies. Put on fantasy movies, read fantasy books, and write about your fantasies! It’s an opportunity to use your imagination! Also, since Neptune rules over the dream world, it’s a great time to do a dream journal! When you wake up, jot down a few notes about your dream, and try to discern what the message was from the dream. We can get great insights from our dreams.

However, this square can also easily throw people into illusion, delusion, escapism, and addictions—so be sure to remain grounded and practical while exploring your fantasies. Recovering addicts especially need to be on guard at this time, so as to not relapse.

The sun and moon sextile the North Node on this New Moon, bringing general good luck and fortunate opportunities. It is a time to be super optimistic, and to be open to whatever treasures the Universe may drop into your lap! Whatever good fortune that happens for you during this time may very well be your soul nudging you back onto your Highest Possible Path!

Jupiter is also conjunct the North Node, sextiling Saturn, bringing good fortune and opportunities for advancement and progress in both earthly and spiritual matters. If you’re looking for a new job or to launch into a new career, luck should be on your side over the next 28 days (and especially over the next two weeks!).

With Mercury in Gemini squaring Saturn in Pisces, we should be able to find creative solutions to our problems. Think creatively and outside-of-the-box (again, it’s a great time to journal!) The downside to this aspect, is that we can easily feel triggered and hurt by something someone said. Try to remember that everyone is living in their own dreamworld, and don’t take anything personally!

Mercury in super-social Gemini also sextiles Venus in expressive, charismatic Leo at this time. People are feeling naturally flirty! This is really the best time all year to meet someone new if you’re single. So get out there and express yourself! Be you, unfiltered.

With Mars in fiery, exciting Leo, squaring Uranus in Taurus, we are having this feeling that we just want to bust free and let loose! It’s a great time to host or attend a party or social gathering. We also will be feeling a need to move our bodies a lot! It’s a great time to exercise. We can also easily get burned out—so be sure to rest when you need to!

The North Node also squares a very exalted Pluto, which has just re-entered Capricorn. It is wonderful time for new beginnings. More on this later in this article. But first, let’s discuss how to better use the mind—a very Gemini topic!

HOW TO BETTER USE THE MIND


As I stated, Gemini rules over the mind. The mind can either be your worst enemy or your best friend--it all depends on your relationship with it. It's interesting to even contemplate what the mind is to you? If I am saying that you can have a relationship with your mind, then it implies that perhaps you are not your mind. What an interesting thought!


It is my belief that you are consciousness using the mind as a tool to navigate experience. Buddhists and meditation experts know that the mind is intended to be a tool but not a detriment. This is why mindfulness meditation practices, such as becoming the observer of thoughts rather than being the thinker, are very helpful exercises to assist in your spiritual evolution.


One of the biggest underlying reasons for drug, alcohol and sex addiction is that someone's relationship with their own mind has become so toxic that they need to escape their own reality regularly. This is of course a dangerous place to be and indicative of significant changes needing to be made. However, the negative momentum built up by depression and anxiety can make it difficult to pull oneself out of the doldrums. That's why Gemini season is here to remind us that it's OK to reach out to others for help!


Now is not the time to try to handle everything internally if it feels like it is too large of a cross to bear. Reach out to trusted friends and family who tend to be helpful, or to trusted healers, coaches and therapists. Gemini season reminds us that we are all in this together, and although it is common to feel like 'an island' in life, the truth is that whatever you have gone through or are going through, there's probably a lot of people out there who are going through something pretty similar.


I get so many clients who are at the beginning stages of a Spiritual Awakening and they're experiencing all sorts of weird things. Energy running through their body; sleepless nights; feeling disconnected from reality—you name it! They tend to think they are either crazy or totally alone until they start discovering videos and YouTube channels like mine, only to realize with fascination that there is a whole community of people interested in New Age spirituality who commonly experience much of the same weirdness!


Let's chat a bit about different levels of the mind and how you can better utilize them:

- Conscious Mind: This is where you actually do the thinking from. Believe it or not, this accounts for only about 5% of your thoughts. To become a more awakened being, it is necessary to use this portion of the mind to drive your actual experience in the direction of your desired experience. This is the realm of willpower.


- Subconscious Mind: This is essentially the software programs for your life. Your outer reality will be a reflection of what is going on here. The patterns built into this software program are written before you turn 7 years old (basically you absorb the patterns of your parents and/or those who raised you).


The internal scripts that run (in your voice) inside your mind are created from things your parents (or those who raised you) habitually said to you when you were young.

To live your desired life--and to achieve your full potential--it is imperative to become aware of and then shift the negative subconscious patterns in your life. This can be achieved through therapy, energy healing, hypnosis, affirmations and subliminal audios. The subconscious mind is responsible for approximately 95% of your thoughts (!)


- Unconscious Mind: This is where traumas are stored, including birth traumas such as being born in a cold hospital room, being delivered by unfamiliar hands, having the umbilical cord cut, and circumcision. The subconscious will create your life circumstances with the intention of making sure that you don't have to feel the traumas of the unconscious mind.


- Collective Mind: We are all connected into one another through the existence of The Field. There is a Conscious Collective Mind—which is the amalgamation of the experiences, thoughts and emotions of all eight billion humans--and an Unconscious Collective Mind, which is the part of The Field that is wounded through trauma (and karma) and thus 'asks' for certain collective experiences to occur via the Law of Attraction (this is the part of the Collective Mind that is currently asking for Disclosure—as we are slowly seeing the governments of the world start to essentially admit that aliens are real).


Oftentimes, when Lightworkers/Empaths are feeling down, they are really just empathing the Conscious Collective Mind and need to disconnect from it and return to their own center, where the natural state of peace and joy can be found.


- Superconscious Mind: This aspect of the mind is connected to the Infinite, including the Akashic Records. Anything from the Mind of God can be accessed. This is the realm where we access the perspectives/memories from the Soul Aspect, Higher Self Aspect and Christed Extraterrestrial Aspect (aka your true galactic or intergalactic self, if you are a Starseed). This is the realm of intuition. To use this aspect of mind consciously and intently, it is necessary to be relaxed.

The conscious mind is the aspect of mind that you most readily have access to. If you can turn your conscious mind into your friend rather than your enemy, you will find life becoming much more enjoyable and peaceful. Here are some suggested practices to enhance the usefulness of your conscious mind:


- Mindfulness Meditation: Sit or lay down and breathe peacefully and deeply. Intend to become Awareness and simply observe which thoughts come to you. You are not thinking the thoughts, you are observing them.


- Morning Intention & Visualization: The more that we live intentionally, the more that the conscious mind becomes an effective tool for transformation. There is no better way to start your day than to set a specific intention for the day and then to visualize the day going exactly as you want it to!


You can set an intention to work on something specific during the day; or it can be something more general like, “I intend to live from my Heart today.”


For the visualization, it is also helpful (and feels great!) to visualize your desired future weeks, months and years out! The more that you bring positive emotion into the experience, the higher the probability that it will actually manifest in your physical reality.


- Journaling or Voice Journaling: When you record your experience of life, it is very helpful in making sense of your thoughts and your life--so you no longer need to think in circles.


- Recognize When You're Empathing Someone Else: When you are hearing negative thoughts in your head or judging yourself—or even speaking negatively towards others or judging others—take a step back and evaluate whether these are really your thoughts? Chances are they're not—it is the voice of a subconscious pattern that came from your parents/caregivers or it is the words of someone around you that you're empathing. Recognizing this in the moment can help you to shift gears back to your center (your natural high vibration).

Here's a good rule of thumb: if your thoughts aren't loving, supportive and helpful, then they're not actually your thoughts. We have something called T-Fields in our aura, where the thoughts of others from our present and past are stored in the form of energy.

When your thoughts are not loving, assume that you're receiving the broadcast of these T-Fields and not actually consciously thinking. Take back control of the vehicle of consciousness that is you and think some loving thoughts (or better off say them out loud!). Let’s now dig into another aspect of Gemini, which is the topic of communicating better—specifically how to listen better.


LEARNING TO LISTEN BETTER

With the huge emphasis in this chart on the mind and on communication, I want to present a teaching on learning to listen better. The mind tends to be constantly overactive and overstimulated. We're all living in our own internal worlds, understanding one another just enough to live in somewhat of a functional and cohesive society (with much improvement to be had yet). With all the mental chatter, most people tend to miss the details of life.


One of the things that I've always prided myself on is attention to detail. Spelling errors bother me to no end.


I especially like to sit in my backyard, or walk somewhere in public and observe the details of life. I like to spot the different types of birds, all of the different colors of the flowers, and even the chemtrails in the sky.


I also listen to detail. I hear all the different sounds that birds make. I listen to the subtlety of the wind rustling through the trees.

Learning to listen better will make you a much better communicator. Inexperienced interviewers really bother me. You can tell that they're not actually listening to what the interviewee is saying; they're just waiting until they stop talking and thinking of the follow-up question. A great interviewer listens closely to what the person is saying and asks spontaneous follow-up questions.


I'm a Leo Rising, and I swear to you that I could talk for 24 hours straight if I wanted to. I can literally walk up to any person on the beach and strike a conversation. I am a conversationalist. And I'm a good one, because I listen to what the other person is saying (this is also why I'm a good Spiritual Life Coach and mentor).


Make a commitment to listening more closely to what other people are saying to you. Make a pact with yourself to pay more attention to the sounds (and sights) of the world around you. And do your best to listen better to your inner world. What is going on inside you, both physically and emotionally?


Here are some other tips for practicing being a better listener:

  • Listen to a song several times and focus on a different instrument or voice each time

  • Sit outside late at night and listen to far-away sounds

  • Listen to a podcast in one sitting and then tell someone your main takeaways from it

  • Make a new friend (super easy to do during Gemini season) and ask them compelling questions; try to understand what it's like to be in their shoes



PLUTO RE-ENTERS CAPRICORN: INSTABILITY ON THE HORIZON?


Pluto may be the smallest and outermost planet in astrology, but it is arguably the most powerful—especially when it comes to world affairs. This small but fierce planet re-entered Capricorn (Retrograde, obviously), where it will remain through the end of the year.


Pluto recently dipped its toes (do planets have toes??) into Aquarius, giving us a preview of the technological advancements and the potential societal shifts for the coming full-on period of Pluto in Aquarius (2024-2043).


Pluto now has headed back into Capricorn, where it will trigger the world at-large to re-address all of the issues and problems with the current infrastructure of the planet, especially economically and geopolitically.


It’s no mistake, astrologically speaking, that Donald Trump was indicted on charges last week, stemming from alleged crimes that took place when Pluto was last in Capricorn. The high-profile charges have stirred further political division amongst American voters. Pluto reveals scandals, and also can create divisive and heated situations.


It’s likely that more big-time scandals will come to light over the next few months.

Also this past week, a consortium of leaders from African nations met with Vladimir Putin, urging him to put the War to end. Political and geopolitcal tension is probably going to be the ‘name of the game’ during Pluto’s journey backward through Capricorn. Hopefully, we see cooler heads prevailing and the War in Ukraine finally coming to an end.


Pluto’s journey into Capricorn in 2008 began with the Great Recession. Many astrologers, including myself, have predicted that Pluto’s exit of Capricorn would be highlighted by another huge worldwide recession. Thankfully it hasn’t happened yet, but I still do see it on the horizon. I do believe that all of the markets are in a bubble right now and there is a lot of downside to come.


Though Pluto affects the world stage more than the personal realm, it is of course an influence on us personally. Pluto represents change and transformation, much like Death in the tarot. When Pluto makes certain aspects in our chart, it is likely to bring up trouble; it is during these times that the Universe is pushing us to grow and expand.


On this powerful New Moon, Pluto squares the North Node in Taurus. This square is filling the Earth template with lots of transformational energy. Many will be swept into a transformative period in their lives over the next little while; however with all of the really opportunistic astrological aspects in this New Moon chart, it may be that the transformation comes less as those ‘Tower moments’ (a tarot reference) and more as us taking advantage of opportunities for positive change and spiritual advancement that the Universe is gifting us with. It is truly a powerful time right now!

Wishing you a Happy, Fun, and Lucky New Moon in Gemini! And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there (animal dads included!)


With Love,


Matthew John


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