MOON Letter | Gemini New Moon Blessings + Spelling LessonsMay 31, 2022
Essences: curiosity, words, (magic) spells, communication, expansion, possibilities, stories, perspective, play, dual being
Actions: receptivity, openness, learning, trying new things, watching for synchronicities, following heart drive, widening your lens or taking a high view, intentions, noticing stories you tell yourself, noticing words you use
Practices: somatic explorations: shaking, groundwork, unplanned/un-sequenced movement, play (think monkey bars, rolling down the hill, wrestling, playground adventures, slip and slide, cartwheels, hopping like a frog, etc...), mind mapping, intention-goal-dream setting, speaking new stories into existence, word magic aka spells, listening + responding versus hearing + reacting, always breathwork
“The limits of my language define the limits of my world.” - Ludwig Bittenstein
Hi my loves!
The enemy of growth is thinking we know. Curiosity is the wayshower of true intelligence. Curiosity creates space to learn, to see things with new perspective and understanding. It's not often that we allow ourselves to "not know." Most of the time we are ashamed of not knowing- our ego is totally out of it's comfort zone when it doesn't know. But, if we think we know, we instantly close ourselves to new information, new ideas, new inventions, new possibilities. Our knowing shuts our mind down. Our knowing inhibits our growth. And this knowing... Is a mind knowing- it's not like the inner knowing that we feel or intuitively own. It's the mind made intellectual knowing- the one that thinks its way into and out of everything.
Genius is found in questions. Questions lead to profound discovery- new territory!
Gemini is constantly tossing around ideas, playing in the park of curiosity, delighting in the potential and possibility of "what if's and why's?"
I have been in a training for the past 4 days... And my teacher kept saying this over and over: "notice what you notice, trust what you feel. And if you can't feel it, imagine what it would feel like if you could feel it. And before you decide to doubt yourself, instead, decide to trust yourself."
How often we allow our mind to interject, kyboshing our true intelligence- the innate intelligence that KNOWS without the interference of the all-ego-knowing mind.
It was so interesting to watch the mind try to take over, to inhibit the discomfort of not knowing. As soon as the mind chimed in, the feeling shut down, the doubt set in, and the opportunity to perceive and receive shut down.
The most creative, intelligent, inventive people I know allow themselves to not know. They allow themselves to be a beginner, to fail, to ask questions, to learn.
These people also speak kind stories to themselves. They watch their internal dialog, they watch their minds narrative, they pay careful attention to negative self talk and debilitating words that sneak in to create doubt and worry and insecurity.
Curiosity creates confidence. This one thing allows us the space to not know and from this potent space of being- we allow ourselves to step into growth- to learn new things, to develop new neural pathways, to create, invent, and inspire from within.
I don't know if this is making any sense. But I suppose what I am getting at is:
- Our mind is insanely powerful.
- The stories we speak to ourselves shape our experience and create our reality.
- Our words are spells and they cerate our reality! (spells = spelling) Your words matter!
- Curiosity is the king of intelligence.
- Not knowing gives way to higher knowing.
- Trust yourself.
- Watch out for doubt, watch out for words that don't serve... Notice how you communicate with yourself.
- Allow yourself to be a beginner... Every moment is a chance to be fresh.
- Pro tip: play stimulates new neural pathways + mind inspiration and creativity!
That is all. Today... Even though Mercury is still floating in some retrograde and we are still in a bit of backward mind energy- it's a beautiful opportunity to draw out some intentions, create new stories about yourself, your life, your dreams... And use your words, like spells, to bring them into this present reality. I think... This is the power of this moon. I am the word, yo! Word.
Also... This Moon is sextile Jupiter... So anything we mind and word power might just have the love lift of Jupiters super expander powers... Potency :) Bring it!
To the MOON
Happy Moon lovers, xoxo
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Moon + Astrology
GEMINI NEW MOON ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
May 30 4:30AM PDT / May 30 1:30PM CEST / May 30 9:30PM AEST ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Moonthly Theme: COMMUNICATION, GROWTH + LEARNING ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gemini new moon reflections: ‘When I speak I use words thoughtfully, I am curious to expand my awareness’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Moon notes: New moon with the Gemini flavour, Saturn squaring Mercury in retrograde with a Pluto connection, Jupiter hyping up Mars in Aries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Counting steps or reps or tasks as meditation to keep the mind from fraying into a million spirals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Repeating positive mantras over to avoid old negative mind loops into black holes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Breathing counted breaths to come back to centre post eclipse window, integration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Focused movement and breath helps jittering, attention seeking endless threads of thought. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Things are still not clear just yet with the mind god moving backwards, but this new moon is a reset regardless, and a moment of stillness in between thoughts and other fleeting, sometimes confusing moments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stay on course, focused and grateful to be in each moment, in a body, here now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ x K ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Austrian Philosopher Ludwig Bittenstein said, “The limits of my language define the limits of my world.” And if there is a better quote that summarizes “Gemini”, let me know. I haven’t found it yet. The New Moon in Gemini on May 30th asks us to use our words carefully, stay curious about expanding awareness, and expand awareness by expanding our language. What interrupts this process is the fact that many of us - myself included - were not raised in families or educated in schools that inspires us to 1) recognize we have a collective communication issue and 2) there’s much we can do about it..."
New Moon in Gemini, May 30~
After slogging through the heaviness of Mercury Retrograde and Eclipse Season, this New Moon feels like a breath of fresh air, fluttering in on the light hearted wings of Gemini. Reminding us of the buoyancy of our spirits, the buoyancy of our duality. Because the New Moon is dark but also a clean, blank slate. Mercury Retrograde forced us to go within and communicate with our inner voices. To reckon with our past selves. The Eclipses allowed us to gain insight into the deepest, darkest places of our psyches, to understand what we can bring with us into the light and what needs to be left behind. Now we are being asked to rise above it all and see all the possibilities that lay at our feet. If you have put in the work, you will feel a sense of ease and excitement about the potential futures that beckon you. If you have been running, and refusing to confront the darkness within you, you will feel a sense of urgency about all the work you need to do. Either way, the power lies within you to create the life you want for yourself. The way you speak to yourself, the story you tell yourself about your life and relationships, holds more weight than anything anyone outside of yourself can say or do. You are the narrator of your story. What have you been telling yourself? Take this blank slate of a New Moon, and write down all of your intentions. All of your goals. Your dreams. Your hopes for the future. And then look into the face of the Moon like a mirror. This is you. This is your life. What are you going to do with it? Your darkness does not have to be all encompassing. There is always a little light even in the darkest of nights. That little light is YOU. Trust the duality. Close your eyes, envision a yin yang symbol. The perfect encapsulation of life's duality. Right there in this simple symbol. Now see how it is round. An unbroken circle that bounces and allows us to change direction. You have the power within you to bounce back from any situation. You have the power to change your direction. That power can be harnessed in both the dark and the light. There is no longer room for excuses. -jen fountain
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