New Moon Phase: beginnings, intentions
Moon in Gemini/Cancer (6:51 pm ET/10:51 pm UT)
Goddess of Wisdom: Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Immobilizes Enemies, Goddess Who Stabilizes)
God of Will: Ian (God of The East, God of Fields)
Skill: internal reinforcement
True Alignments: back to basics, taking care as in maintaining or preserving, safe and sure, working to make something the best it can be, bearing the banners of highest ideals, the still place inside, recognition of hard work, seeing through the dark, courage, self-mastery
Catalysts for Change: insincere offers, sacrifice, routines that drain energy, impatience, pushing forward, not owning actions, showing off, seeking approval, disconnection, tricks, refusing to look deeper, escapism
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: "winter frost in the woods"
Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: "the music of the spheres"
The New Moon in Gemini occurs at 10:05 am ET/2:05 pm UT at 26 Gemini and the Sabian symbol of "winter frost in the woods." This month is about grounding ourselves, reinforcing our roots and structures, building resources and strength, and recognizing and caring for who and what we love.
The mission this month is to maintain and persevere. This is the second of two lunar months that are like month-long Crescent Moon phases -- the time when we are challenged to hold tightly to the intentions, hopes, wishes, and dreams that we have for the future. We move through darkness in order to bring ourselves (and other people, places, and things) into greater light.
Next month is the time when we reach light and burst forth. The ideals of greatness that we manage to hold on to this month begin expression and manifestation.
This month we hold and reinforce the line. To do this, we won't rush or push things to move sooner or be better than they are. We understand that a time of vibrant internal strengthening is happening while externally it appears as though a frosty breath of magic dust has suspended animation.
I go into much more depth about this month's energetics and where they are leading in coming months, an overview of how the retrogrades of the planets is affecting things, and related items in the audio overview for the month, now posted at oraclereport.com. The theme and title for this month's dynamic is "Preserving and Protecting Heaven on Earth." This is the time to be our wisest, most grounded selves. We've been practicing this skill for a while, haven't we?
This month we dig in. We fortify and reinforce from the inside. From bottom to top, we extend deep into the Earth and far up into the heavens. From this stance, we preserve all that is good about life and protect it with all our might.