Gemini’s duality makes its self felt on this New Moon in Gemini at 18° 01′ on 8 June 2013, 08:57 AM PDT. On one side is a cardinal T-Square with Mercury in Cancer locked in conflict with Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn; on the other is a marvelous Grand Trine composed of Venus in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.
Words may be the weapon of choice on this lunation. Mercury in Cancer is just as capable of slicing and dicing opponents as Mercury in Scorpio and is far more likely to be the aggressor . . . Cancer is a cardinal sign after all. Squared by the even more aggressive Uranus in Aries those words could turn bitter indeed. Pluto in Capricorn is capable of fueling suspicions and dark undercurrents. This influence will be particularly potent for those with personal planets and Angles from 10° to 11° in the cardinal signs. If you have been suppressing anger, resentment and hostility it could come spewing out when you least expect it. Check your internal closets, people!
It is to be hoped the lovely Grand Trine with Venus, Saturn and Neptune will help offset the belligerence of the T-Square. Grand Trines don’t push at us like T-Squares. They ease the atmosphere, smoothing the wrinkles and sharp edges. Saturn’s presence will provide grounding and structure, perhaps enough to give direction to Venus and Neptune. Saturn is also the handle planet of a Bucket Pattern in this chart giving him an even stronger presence. Venus in Cancer brings a kindly, sympathetic presence and Neptune in Pisces is THE wellspring of compassion. Please support this side, OK?
Mars in Gemini is not going to be much help. He is snipping at Venus in Cancer via a semi-sextile, irritating the heck out of Saturn in Scorpio (they’re inconjunct) and due to a square to Neptune in Pisces has no sense of direction. In other words, Mars is a mess. This is not a terribly effective placement for Mars because Gemini forces him to scatter his attention in many different directions, unlike Aries who focuses Mars like a laser beam. People are going to angry and want to do something but may end up extremely frustrated because they can’t figure out where to start. I suggest you find the nearest competent Aries and beg for help!
The luminaries are off dancing by themselves with some distant support from Jupiter in Gemini. Gemini is in the information dissemination business and this New Moon is a good time to get the word out on your latest innovations and projects. The challenge will be to keep your presentation clean, simple and direct without piling on excess verbiage. This is a far better time to do a rough draft than final editing.
My advice for this Gemini New Moon is make love, not war. Choose to focus on what brings us together rather than what divides us. Draw on Jupiter in Gemini’s good humor and way with words to reduce the tension and encourage those around us to enjoy life. Peace and goodwill, that’s the ticket!
On a personal note: I plan on being one of those spreading peace and goodwill! The luminaries are trine my peace loving Libra Moon, Jupiter in Gemini is making a waxing trine to my Sun-Chiron in Libra and Venus in Cancer is exactly trine my twelfth house Jupiter in Scorpio. The annoying planets are generally leaving me alone except for Mars in Gemini inconjunct my Jupiter from the seventh house . . . probably my Aries spouse doing his thing. Sweet!