As Tarot artist and creator of the Ancestral Path, Blue Moon, and Maat Tarot decks Julie-Cuccia Watts notes, “The New Moon phase symbolizes always being at the beginning and end, seeing life as an ever opening bud. The intuition, rather than logic, rules here, the projection of self on other’s motivations. Very powerful for beginnings and endings.”
New Moons are a time to initiate new goals, ideas, and desires. This New Moon is in Gemini, ruled by Mercury and is all about thoughts, ideas, and our ability to learn. This is the time to work on your communication skills, gather new information, and seek inspiration. This is an ideal time to soften any rigid assumptions, develop some mental agility, and open your mind to diverse ideas and opinions. With both the Sun and Moon in Gemini, and with Neptune, Pluto, Jupiter and Chiron moving retrograde, cultivate self-awareness, while opening up your circle of communication.
Ask for other opinions, while still staying heart-centered in your own truth. Be sure to not be seduced by the power of drama or anger. Open yourself to the perspectives of others. This is the right New Moon to communicate your wishes, dreams and desires to those who can aid your progress.
We are also now in the time when faeries are most likely to be seen. For as we move towards the magical Summer Solstice, Faery folk are very active and may often be seen in the twilight hours.
The faeries are an ancient race, cousins to us, but not us. All continents and nations have stories of original people who are not exactly human – predecessors of the tribes who came after. For instance, the southeastern band of the Cherokee nation, here in North Carolina where I live, knows them as the nunne hi, “the immortals,” “the Spirit People,” the “eternal ones,” and “the people who live everywhere, anywhere and forever.”
Like those in the faery traditions of Europe, there are some who are benevolent to humans, some who are neutral, and others who are vengeful and quite dangerous. More about them tomorrow.