* GEMINI NEW MOON (June 4) with Grand Mutable Cross: Movement from Our Heart Hub

4 Jun

The recent sequence of significant planetary alignments is still active. Quite the ‘domino effect’!

And it’s going into the ‘alchemical mix’ of  the Mutable Grand Cross NEW MOON which is like a ‘Crest of the Wave’ – all met in the Heart.



Here they are, ‘in order of appearance:


May 26:

JUPITER in VIR squared SATURN retro in SAG (# 3 out of 3 alignments Aug 3, 2015, March 23, and May 26, 2016 – all Spring 2016 affected by this challenging alignment between two major ‘players’):
Crisis and Perspective

  • If things don’t ‘work out’, are not aligned, and ‘don’t go anywhere’, what is the paradigm shift that’s giving you a new perspective and ‘WHY’?
  • Maybe not now, but soon in hindsight (ha, good old SATURN…), circumstances might show how what looks like a ‘bad thing’ carries a valuable lesson?
  • What does the Heart and Loving Kindness say to that ‘problem’, and respond to the crisis?


June 1 / 2:

The SUN and nearby VENUS in GEMINI squared NEPTUNE in PISCES which is now a stationary (a slow moving focal point, going retro on June 13).

  • Youthful Spirit, mobilized as ONE (politically, culturally, personally? A Movement…)
  • Consciousness, lit up by Compassion.
  • Surrendering and letting go, with Loving Kindness.
  • This and that, the multiverse – absorbed in the UNI-verse.

So much to learn, with an open mind, and a resonant heart!

Here’s a little episode I’ve been going through myself these days…:

Friends of mine and I were planning to go down to Seattle this weekend, to meet Amma on her Pacific Northwest tour.
On Wed morning, I felt called to look for an Amma documentary to share with my friends. Immediately found this beautiful recently (1 week ago!) released film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsxZI0PBl_A . Such a moving testimony to Amma’s spirit, wisdom, and presence! An energy field beyond science… (yet an interesting question, and good interview!).
Very apropos SUN (and Venus – together with the New Moon) in GEMINI square NEPTUNE in PISCES

The ’High Surf’ of excitement about meeting Amma in Darshan was followed by a SUN / VENUS square NEPTUNE scene of a different kind in our group: Turned out that everyone opted out or couldn’t go, for one reason or another! For me, it became a good challenge in letting go, and good practice to not be attached, stay in the Heart, go with the flow, and allow things to move freely.



June 2 / 3:

Oh, those polarities… realizing the opposites are interrelated… being the Bridger, being the Centre
Three major oppositions two days in a row – all building up to the GEM New Moon tomorrow (Sat) evening.

# 1: The SUN now in central (the fixed part of) GEM opposed (happens once a year) SATURN, now retro in central (the fixed part of) SAG, last night (PDT) / this morning.
These major archetypal ‘players’ present themselves as such a strong polarity – that is best being bridged from the inside, otherwise can be so easily projected onto the outside:
If a strong NO or ‘road block’ (SATURN in SAG) comes up these days how’s that for you?
Can you communicate with centred, calm clarity (SAG – GEM)? Or does it have the flavour of / investment in an agenda, a judgment, or rejection (of something or someone, or being rejected)? The limiting, separative ego can quite easily hijack this situation…
Bottom line is to come back into our centre that is empty of ‘this versus that’, into the Natural Authority of the Self, and moving / communicating from there.

# 2: The MOON now in TAU opposed MARS retro in SCO this (June 3) afternoon. One of the first major activations of MARS since it’s back in SCO (a week now).
What’s with desires and ‘appetites’, and inner processing of the uncomfortable and emotionally painful? Those fixed signs, plus: The MOON being strongest in TAU, and MARS used to rule SCO before PLUTO came along.
When attachments to what we want are frustrated, and that takes us into the inner ‘underworld’, how not to get stuck there? Can you access those buried emotions (SCO), maybe in and through the body (TAU)? What’s coming UP wants to come OUT… and where’s the body taking you? Maybe to Nature Medicine. I had a nice dose of that, walking along a beach with a friend, wading in the water, sharing travel stories – very GEM – SAG – naturally helping with some emotional ‘digestion’, transformational, and uplifting.

# 3: VENUS, very close to the SUN, opposed SATURN this eve.
Yes, we love diversity, being multi-stimulated by the ‘Ten Thousand Things’ (infinite possibilities – yet perhaps all ‘illusion’ – a TAO theme – interesting take on it here http://www.mother-god.com/ten-thousand-things.html). Where where is the Path? Where to GO? (SATURN in SAG) – to which I’d add:
“Where do you come from?!?” (the Sag Archer has to pull the arrow first back to the Heart, and aim from there!
A Path of Heart – Alchemizes all the ‘Options’ and Oppositions into the ONE!


GEMINI connects and communicates on the ‘air waves’.

Looks like this NEW MOON in GEMINI sets the tone for new communication and connection from the Heart.


Let’s see what the NEW MOON chart tells us:
The GEM New Moon which will be exact at 8:00 pm PDT tomorrow Saturday June 4.

 GEM NM 2016 Mutable GC

Yep, here’s the Grand Cross, in the centre of mutable signs:

  • SUN / MOON / VENUS in mid GEM
  • JUPITER / Lunar North Node in mid VIR
  • SATURN retro in mid SAG
  • NEPTUNE / Lunar South Node in mid PI

Loooots of mutability – things can spin into all directions… and we need to be adaptable and flexible.
The centre of the signs where the planets are has a fixed undertone:

  • GEMINI can get stuck in the head, in ideas,
  • VIRGO in problems and worry,
  • SAG in an agenda and beliefs, and
  • PISCES can feel like drowning in a wave of emotional

So important with a Mutable Grand Cross, in times like these, to find and come from CENTREDness – in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’, in our ‘Grand Central Heart Station’ that physically pumps blood to all directions, and is the Go-To, to source Love-in-motion.

From there, energy can be sent out in a conscious, centred way as…

  • Heart centred communication (GEM)
  • Service, and practical, healthy solutions from the Heart (VIR)
  • The Path of Heart (SAG)
  • Surrender and openness from the Heart (PI)


As you see, JUPITER in VIR is a ‘hinge’, since it’s the link to another closed configuration, the grounding Grand Earth Trine (JUPITER, MERCURY, and PLUTO).


Jupiter Eye

So JUPITER could hold clues for a resolution of the tension, through:

  • ‘Little things’ (VIR) matter, and can make quite a difference. How can we work with this, without getting worked up over ‘small stuff’ (good old motto of Perspective – JUPITER in VIR square SATURN in SAG)?
  • An Attitude of Gratitude for what we might take for granted (THOSE ‘little’ things) makes a huge difference… and is humbling and grounding.
  • Let’s keep our health, wellness and alignment practice (is it meditation, Yoga, etc. up – definitely beneficial (not only) in times like these.
  • Health is Wealth, and has priority. We can’t function or serve others when we’re not well… Big gratitude for everything ‘working’, and for the availability of support when needed!


JUPITER in VIR is in Earth trine (now phasing out) with PLUTO retro in CAP: What’s long term sustainable and what has priority?

Through natural alignment (JUPITER in VIR) transforming what used to disempower us (PLUTO retro in CAP) – could have to do with diminishment, inadequacy, ‘imperfection’, esp. of the Feminine but actually of anybody and anything ‘smaller’ (VIR) that we might have adopted.


JUPITER’s also in Earth trine with MERCURY in TAU (also phasing out): Down-to-Earth communication, in physical presence informs us so much more than via media… Sit down and have tea with a friend, or walk in Nature. I guarantee the communication changes.

MERCURY in TAU is also about to oppose MARS retro in SCO,  next week, exact on June 9.


Hermes / Mercury

Hermes / Mercury , with winged helmet, sandals, and Caduceus / serpent staff of the healer (“Like heals Like”)


MERCURY as the ruling planet of GEMINI holds a strong importance in the present GEM New Moon Astro sphere.

Also, it just came out of the retro (Apr 28 – May 22) storm (until May 31), and is now in post-retro shadow (until June 8).

So what’s with all this?

How has the recent MERCURY retro phase been for you? Mental attachments and investments anyone? What did / does the Body and the Heart say?! The post-retro shadow helps us with understanding what was going on over the whole retro phase, and move forward with what we learned.

How is communication different now, more conscious and heart centred?

Also a good motto for the GEM New Moon!

And what’s with that opposition from MERCURY in late TAU to MARS retro in late SCO?

Mental processing and ‘detox’  are be in order… don’t be afraid of ‘confrontation’ – channel it into going deep, for the purpose of addressing what’s usually hidden and covered. Required skills though…

Do you have people in your life with whom you can talk in a deep, soulful way, and not be concerned about taboos and censoring? Could be very helpful these days. Otherwise, of course, there are always the d.i.y. journal, or recording options.



* Sabian Symbol for the New Moon Degree

The NEW MOON and VENUS(!) will be between 14° and 15° GEM (see chart above)

15° GEMINI says:



 Monk Boys Learning

Keynote: The need to clarify one’s experiences through actual contacts with like-minded individuals.


Transcendent experiences and supernormal faculties must be tested and clarified through the use of normal and collectively tested means of communication – which may mean through scientific procedures. The ‘Dutch children’ seem to have been introduced by the subconscious mind of the formulator of the symbol because of an association with neatness and the open spirit of discussion which has prevailed in Holland. They are ‘children’ because of the new experiences are still very fresh and require certification; this demands a clean and open mind eager to test what is experienced in an exchange of views with one’s peers.

This… stage… closes the scene of “Discovery”. All discoveries must be checked and their validity tested. In old tribal cultures a man’s “great dreams” were accepted as valid and acted upon only if another tribesman also had a similar dream(!). The need for OBJECTIVITY has to be met; and this implies the confirmation of any subjective realization by some similar experience. It implies also the type of dualism inherent in all mental experiences as well as in mental concepts.”


This Symbol, technically associated with mid GEMINI, also relates beautifully to JUPITER in mid VIRGO with the Lunar North Node – the ‘hinge’ of the TWO  New Moon configurations (Mutable Grand Cross, and Grand Earth Trine). There is merit in validating one’s findings and discoveries, and what goes on in one’s mind through ‘critical’ discussion with peers and co-learners. 🙂

This is also one thing I like about our Astro groups: we learn from each other, and from validating the significance of Astrology and its planetary Archetypes through everyone’s experience.

This is to life-long learning in that way!


© 2016 by Melanie Lichtinger




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One Response to “* GEMINI NEW MOON (June 4) with Grand Mutable Cross: Movement from Our Heart Hub”

  1. Melanie Lichtinger August 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

    Thank you so much, Roxie, for reblogging! Greetings from Victoria BC Canada! ❤

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