Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the trickster of the zodiac who undoes plans and confuses matters. Mercury also brings magic through its mayhem. Ever heard of the term, a gift in strange wrapping paper? Well, that’s the Mercury retrograde effect.
Mercury rules the zodiac’s 3rd house which governs all things that connect us in the world for communications and networking of all kinds, i.e. computers, phones, buses, trains, planes, cars. Our local neighborhood is ruled by Gemini. Chattiness and gossip get ramped up. More social exchanges with neighbors and friends get a boost. It’s a time for re-connecting and refurbishing things. All the ‘RE’ words apply now.
Mercury retrograde brings matters to a head that need to be changed. Attitudes get adjusting and mindsets can frequently change when Mercury is retrograde. Though, as I said, a lot of confusion can arise in the mix needed to bring about the change.
Later in the day, after the Solar Eclipse New Moon, Mercury will meet up with the Sun, marking the midway point of the Mercury retrograde cycle.
Depending upon where Mercury is transiting in your chart, or what personal planets of yours it’s connecting with in harmonious, or not so harmonious ways, can bring about varying results.
Mercury retrograde always brings opportunities to reconnect and make appropriate changes that previously you may have neglected to undertake for whatever reason. Mercury retrograde can bring quite a bit of fulfillment that can be very satisfying. Though that being said, things seldom go according to plan.
Patience and the ability to adapt and go with the flow are always paramount for making the most of your Mercury retrograde cycle. Things do somehow always seem to work themselves out for the best. And, in the process, potentially deepen your faith and trust in the Universal plan unfolding for you.
Hopefully, after the Sagittarius Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse (two weeks ago), you’ve gotten insights about the new directions unfolding for yourself and our world. While also being divested of past ventures and ways of life that are set for closure. Much must end to make way for the new world that is unfolding.
Eclipse points during our annual sojourn through the zodiac are the most critical inflection points. Depending upon where the Eclipse points coincide with your personal planets and at what angles tells the tale of what’s coming and what’s going.
Nothing is ever the same after an Eclipse Season! Eclipses are huge demarcation points for social reform.
Much usually transpires over the two weeks after a lunar or solar eclipse and into the next six months to initiate transformative change, so stay alert.
You’ll want to look in your own personal chart to find out which house the zodiac sign Gemini is located, as well as what house the planet Mercury is located in your natal chart, as well as the house he is currently transiting. Also, look to see what planets are located in your 3rd house, currently and at birth. These are the areas of your life set for transformative change.
The Gemini Solar Eclipse New Moon meditation will help you make the most of the opportunities surfacing for you now and includes the best essential oils to use and an EO recipe (see below).
- 19° 47’ Gemini Solar Eclipse New Moon
Thursday, June 10, 3:53am PT
Conjunct Mercury (Rx)
Square Neptune (vc)
There can be compromise and adjustment needed. You may need to rethink your plans in order to make the most of the New Moon’s promise for a new beginning. It may be time to let go of something that does not seem to have the support needed to succeed.
Essential Oil to Use: Lemon
Use oils that help clear and free you from sticky emotional attachments. Ones that focus your mind. The astringent oils are all good!
Gemini Solar Eclipse New Moon EO Recipe
To a 5ml (100 drops) euro-dropper bottle add:
- Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) - 40 drops
- Lemon (Citrus limon) - 20 drops
- Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) - 20 drops
- Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) - 20 drops
Dispense oils in your euro-dropper bottle. Cap bottle tightly and shake vigorously to mix oils thoroughly together. Allow to synergize for 24 hours, or longer before using.
Gemini Solar Eclipse New Moon Meditation
Perform your Meditation anytime starting from the time of the New Moon on June 10th at 3:53am PT up until the First Quarter Waxing Moon in Virgo on June 17th at 8:54pm PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
- Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Michael to assist you with your meditation. Michael is one of the four primary archangels. His station in the heaven’s is at 9° 47’ of Gemini (a wide conjunction to the Gemini Solar Eclipse). This is the location of Aldeberan (Bull’s North Eye), a royal star and the watcher of the east, a place of new beginnings and fresh inspiration.
The Gemini Solar Eclipse is in a closer conjunction with Rigel (Orion’s Foot) at 16°50’ of Gemini.
Both of these are Fixed Wealth Stars and are fortunate for bringing high honors, integrity and inventiveness. These are all welcomed attributes that can get a resurgence of energy especially over the next 2 weeks to 6 months and even longer.
Michael’s name means ‘he who is like God’ or ‘he who looks like God.’ Michael’s chief function on earth is to rid all of its inhabitants of the emotion of fear. Michael helps people find direction in life. S/he helps you gain the necessary clarity to make changes. Michael is an angel of protection and strength and upholder of justice. S/he is the Angel of Courage and patron of the military and law enforcement.
Petition your heart and mind with the following:
Take time between each appeal to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind to fulfill your request. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of this meditation.
You can make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Help me gain clarity about my life direction.
- Help me have the courage to make necessary changes.
- Help me to see and know the truth.
- Thank you for helping me be truthful and honest with myself and others.
- Thank you for helping me stand up for what is right.
- Help me to be a kind and just person and treat others with fairness and respect.
- Thank you for helping me overcome my fears and trepidations about the future.
Allow the alignment of your heart and mind to bring balance to your life. Allow the renewal of your heart, mind and purpose in this moment. Let go of any fear, or anxiety. Just allow yourself to remain peaceful and calm.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need for courage to move forward and to be honest with yourself and others.