As the sun moves from the grounded Earth sign Taurus into the light Air sign Gemini on May 20th, we might feel a real energetic shift. A mutable sign, Gemini is said to be very flexible and adaptable – and moves fast. The New Moon in Gemini on May 22nd brings the beginning of a fresh lunar cycle.
The symbol for Gemini is the twins, and this duality represents exchange and interaction. Communication, exchange of ideas, trade, and technology are highlighted during this time – and the Gemini New Moon brings the opportunity to set intentions in these areas.
It’s a great time to improve our style of communication, socialise, be creative, launch projects online, and share our ideas in new ways.
At the same time as this New Moon, there is much cosmic activity and several significant alignments. Especially important are the planets Mercury and Venus meeting in Gemini. Venus, the planet of love and abundance, has just started going retrograde, bringing us the opportunity to reflect and review our values. Venus Retrograde is also said to be a time when we can reconnect with old friends, repair relationships, or get back in touch with old lovers. Through this alignment with Mercury, Gemini’s ruling planet of communication, we might feel an extra nudge to reach out and connect again.
With Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto now in retrograde, we will experience strong retrograde energy until the end of the summer, a time to slow down and retrace our steps, reevaluate, and restructure. As we are slowly starting to emerge from quarantine and self-isolation, the stars are giving us a sign to remember to still move slowly and carefully while processing and integrating our lessons from this time.
Additionally, we are about to enter Eclipse season – bringing us even more opportunities for a profound reset before we can move forwards again, completely renewed.
With all this reflective and emotional Venus retrograde energy, the next few weeks will be a powerful time to focus on our relationships and the ways we communicate. How can we become more conscious and aware of how we communicate? How can we stand in our truth authentically, and still express ourselves in a loving, compassionate way?
If you would like to dive deeper into these questions, join Simona on May 30th for her Conscious Connecting workshop, as we explore how to invite more love, truth, and authenticity into our relationships.
Delight Yoga is offering an online New Moon Special guided by Simona Schimanovich, where we will come together to share, support each other and set our intentions in a New Moon meditation.