Moonletter June 2019

By Ben Belinsky

Welcome to the moonletter for the forthcoming mooncycle beginning on June 3rd 2019 with the new moon in Gemini and spanning the full moon in Sagittarius on June 17th 2019.

New Moon in Gemini – 3 June

At the new moon, Gemini, the sign of ideas and communication is being pulled in two directions. On the one hand it’s being challenged by an opposition from Jupiter in its own sign of Sagittarius and on the other hand it’s dealing with a tough square from Neptune in its own sign of Pisces.

The holy spirit descends at pentecost

Jupiter in Sagittarius deals with the big picture, the long-term goals. Gemini is uncomfortable with this – prefers to deal with what is to hand (Gemini rules the hands), to sort things out through discussion. While Neptune in Pisces is too vague for Gemini – Neptune’s ‘spiritual stuff’ doesn’t fit somehow with Gemini’s rapidly shifting intellectual focus.

The energy is demanding movement and change, but the direction is not clear. “Where to?” asks Jupiter in Sagittarius. “What are our goals? What do we want to achieve?” And at the same time Neptune’s vision of inclusiveness feels like a distraction. It’s all too big for Gemini, there are too many factors.

Maybe this is not a time to make decisions. Maybe there just isn’t enough information. Or maybe there is so much information you can’t process it all. Things should become clearer once Jupiter starts moving direct again in August.

Full Moon in Sagittarius – 17 June

It’s a tough full moon. Mars and Mercury are being opposed by the ongoing Pluto-Saturn conjunction. Mercury, the planet of communication is the most personal planet in this set-up so let’s start there. Mercury is in the sign of Cancer, looking at things from a family/tribal point of view, not necessarily rationally, more concerned with defending one’s position. Mercury is backed up by Mars, quick thinking, forthright, relishing a good debate. But the matters at hand are serious – the agenda is being set by Pluto, the question of who holds the power.

Mars opposing Pluto suggests conflict, a zero-sum game of winners and losers. Things could get out of hand but fortunately Saturn is there to moderate, to restrain. Also, Mercury is keeping things at the level of communication rather than anything physical, conducting the dispute in terms of posturing, PR and spin.

Meanwhile, with all this masculine energy going on, Venus is unaspected, disconnected from the other planets. Looking for connection perhaps… At this time of tension and indecision maybe new connections hold the answer.

Go well


Key Dates this month:

3 June New Moon in Gemini10:03
5-7 JuneMuslims celebrate Eid ul Fitr – the end of Ramadan
09-JunChristians celebrate Pentecost – the descent of the Holy Spirit
9-10 JuneJews celebrate Shavuot – the giving of the Torah
16-JunJupiter square to Neptune
17 June Full Moon in Sagittarius08:32
21-JunNeptune turns retrograde in Pisces
21-JunSummer Solstice – Sun enters Cancer15:55
2 July New Moon in Cancer19:17

All Key Date times are GMT

How to look after your Gemini

Probably one of the toughest things in the world is to be a Gemini baby before they have learned to talk. These stupid adults! Why can’t they understand?

It’s tough as well from the parental point of view. But needless to say, once they have learned to speak it gets easier. Then you can expect communication in all its forms. Geminis have a need to share so be available.

Do not be surprised by Gemini’s skill at handling contradiction. “I am a strong believer that we are capable of holding two thoughts in our head at the same time,” opines Jay Rayner, restaurant critic. “We can be appalled by, say, the situation in Syria, while also being displeased by the poor cooking of a steak,” giving a perfect example of how Geminis think.

Don’t try to analyse your Gemini. By the time you’ve formulated your ideas, the Gemini will have changed into something else. The deck will have been reshuffled, a different spread will be laid out.

And don’t be surprised by Gemini’s flirtatiousness. Is it serious or is it just fun? Well, that’s the game, isn’t it?

Key song: The Clapping Song by Shirley Ellis. 

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