Happy New Moon in Gemini! New Moons are all about intention-setting for the lunar month ahead, coming up with ideas for what we want to start really working on bringing into reality at the Full Moon in a few weeks’ time. I created a spread focused on using Gemini’s qualities of communication, duality, and friendliness in order to best set our intentions this month.
I chose to use The Nature-Speak Oracle and Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, which pair beautifully with my favourite deck(s) to use for “Gemini” readings: I combine my “twin” decks, Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s Angel Tarot Cards and Fairy Tarot Cards, into a massive super-deck! I thought it was so cute that there was a jumper, as though the decks wanted to make sure there was equal (twin!) representation 😛
Without further ado, here are the cards for the New Moon in Gemini!
Oracle cards: Borderland | Hidden realms open + Rhiannon | Sorceress
Card 1: How to best communicate your intentions this New Moon: Queen of Cups
Card 2: How to bring together the different parts of yourself in order to solidify your New Moon intentions: 5 of Swords
Card 3: What to release for maximum self-improvement: 5 of Pentacles
Card 4: How to best maintain a friendly perspective: King of Wands + 7 of Swords
Card 5: Where to direct your intention-setting: 7 of Pentacles
This New Moon will be about intending to “see the magic” in everything you do and everything around you! Finding the fun and sparkle in life will serve you well, and will open you up to all the abundance waiting to flow into your life! Your intuition is abuzz, and the best way to communicate your intentions is by realizing the positive effect your emotionally nurturing side has on the people around you. You’re able to sense not only what you need now, but also what others do, and coming together to maximize our collective potential and resolve old wounds is a definite theme this lunar cycle. In order to bring together the different sides of yourself (namely, that nurturing one and the one that doesn’t want to touch other people’s drama with a million-foot pole) is to recognize that inner separation, listen to both sides, and choose carefully which one you want to react with. You’re working on picking up the pieces of the past, deciding which ones to release for good and which ones to keep sharpening, to keep fighting with, as reconciled and welcome aspects of your Self that you’re proud to put forth and make use of. This will be a lot easier if you release your tendency to slip into the mindset that is sure everything will go wrong, that gets stuck on what you don’t have, that focuses on losses, in turn closing off opportunities to make things better. It is so, so important to trust that things will and are getting better all the time, and to recognize the small ways in which we keep ourselves rooted to the spot when it comes to our inner dialogue. Maintaining your perspective will be a matter of being honest with yourself about what you’re passionate about, and doing everything you can to maintain that as a part of your life! This means being honest with yourself and other people about what you need to feel like you’re succeeding, and recognizing that in doing so you are an inspiration to everyone else! Help yourself by directing your intention-setting towards getting those small, boring details that constantly seem to hold you back out of the way: for me, my mind instantly goes to the mountains of laundry in every corner and passageway of my house! Getting things in order so you can focus on the work you actually want to do will play a major part in finding yourself truly able to notice that “sparkle” we were talking about earlier: this New Moon, intend to make way for magic!
There are no Major Arcana cards in this reading, indicating that this month won’t be overly eventful — perfect for meeting that intention of getting the small stuff out of the way! You have the energy you need to get things moving. Work with other people, even those you don’t really get along with, and find yourself amazed at the things you overcome that once would have stopped you in your tracks. You’re ready to persevere, committed to your course and much closer to a sense of completion than it seems. You really are doing your best, and a way to maintain your inspiration is to open yourself to connecting with other people, especially ones who “challenge” you: this month there will be many hidden opportunities for what once seemed impossible to transform into exactly what you want.
The New Moon in Gemini takes place at 4:44 ADT, at 4*47′ Gemini – look at all those 4s! This is a New Moon about securing your worth, about standing tall in your truth, and about persevering against the odds to build for the future. Things aren’t changing just yet so we all need to make the best use of what we have, letting go of anything that doesn’t fit in our ultimate picture. Maintain your personal boundaries in order to get what you need to do done, and when you need a breather, recognize that and go outside: tedious work deserves lots of little breaks, and who knows what may inspire you next?
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Angel Tarot Cards. Doreen Virtue and Radeigh Valentine. Artwork by Steve A. Roberts. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2012.
Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Doreen Virtue. Various artists. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2004.
Fairy Tarot Cards. Doreen Virtue and Radeigh Valentine. Artwork by Howard David Johnson. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2015.
The Nature-Speak Oracle. Ted Andrews. Jackson, TN: Dragonhawk Publishing, 2006.