Happy New Moon in Gemini, purveyor of clarity in a Mercury Retrograde so weird it should have its own timezone. I loved the UFO summit, magnetic field irregularities, malfunctioning space probes and peak Daily Mail moments like “My Posh Warzone” the most. How about you?
This New Moon is short-lived but ultra-potent, amped by Jupiter for extra ebullience and at the significant 9° point of Gemini. Why, you may wonder, is nine so important? Is this really the time to digress into numerology? Is there a spell to banish Mercury Retrograde or condense it to five minutes? A Compressed Knowledge study notes version that you can put under your pillow?
Nine degrees of Gemini is vital because action planet Mars is about to spend nearly eight months in Gemini and from Xmas Eve 2022 until January 30 2023, it will be within one degree of 9°.
This Specific New Moon Point Is A Portal
That is, five weeks of Mars at this specific New Moon point. The 12 hours either side of it feature vital, future-pertinent ideas, dialogue and breakthrough insights. To put it another way, this N.M, is practically a portal for transition tools.
We know the zeitgeist has drastically altered since January 2020’s Saturn-Pluto conjunction, the pandemic et al and that we’re in a transition phase between two Pluto eras.
It’s just difficult to pivot, evolve or even form a lucid picture of the terrain when snark, gaslighting, suspicion and narrative warfare are at an all-time high.
But so are primal ingenuity, alt-consciousness, spiritual awareness and incipient Pluto in Aquarius cultural cues. Believe it. They’re not exactly undercover but many of us are sharing less for self-protective reasons, friendships have fractured and people are polarizing. While careful word selection has some advantages, it slows conversation flow and stupifies spontaneity.
We Need Raw, Unprocessed Information
It can result in an atmosphere where nobody is offended or informed. And at a time when most information is heavily processed, we need raw intel more than ever. It’s easy to feel isolated when you’re trying to maneuver through a time that will one day be one of those what-the-fuq eras that befuddle teenagers made to study it in history class.
However, you are (a) not alone and (b) about to extract a cool clue toward a maximal future. The lengthy Gemini Mars runs nearly all the way until Pluto in Aquarius from late March: it’s a fantastic astro-phenom for clever, agile repositioning. And this New Moon is an early indicator for it.
A Mercury Retro Spell?
As for the Mercury Retrograde spell concept – lol, I wish. It’s always most vexatious in the days before it turns Direct and now that it’s backed into Taurus, food, money, sex and/or certainty are in ludicrously short supply.
But you can outwit even that by tapping into the cool-concept factor of this New Moon and remembering that, with Mercury trine Pluto, the deep-psyche paradigms stirred by the various vexations are the most important. In fact, confront those and there is your end-Mercury-Retro-early spell.