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June 3 GEMINI Alchemy New Moon – Synthezising Polarities

3 Jun

GEMINI the Alchemist-a?

The GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart shows on its top the double-headed Phoenix bird, arising from the Yin-Yang Lunar / Solar Alchemy of opposites. In this deeper sense, GEMINI is the Alchemist.


Mercury Rules Gemini, by Johfra Bosschart. Detail: The Phoenix, alchemizing Yin Feminine / Lunar and Yang Masculine / Solar.


Today is the 2019 GEMINI NEW MOON – not ‘just’ a SoLunar union but also an initiation to a new dialogue, to bridge & synthesize dualities.

  • Where does communication, and beyond that, Alchemy & Synthesis between what / who seems disparate present itself for you?
  • Where are the puzzle pieces coming together?
  • What’s the initiation that’s happening for you?

As always with a New Moon, there’s a Yang side that we can use to set a new intention and a Yin side of conceiving what the Universe-as-Life is offering at this juncture. Let’s allow both of these sides to come together! Just focusing on intention setting for a New Moon (as commonly suggested) is i.m.o. just half of the equation. So let’s be open to what presents itself, and respond to it if it resonates.

What type if Union?
GEMINI is a light, changeable, and ‘impermanent’ energy of buzz-contact-pollination, like via insects in late Spring.
So let’s be light, inspired, and in contact with the World-around-us. There is always so much to learn. And learning is synthesizing.
Plus, the New Moon in GEM is in wide opposition with JUPITER in SAG, and in wide mutable square with NEPTUNE in PISCES – a dynamic bridging polarities between communication and understanding, trusting, having a positive outlook, and beyond that, being open to surrender & faith – all in the Synthesis & Alchemy blend.


What helps in this Alchemy opportunity is asking good questions, listening, learning, starting a new conversation, going into dialogue, and inquiring deeply.
No way going back into the historic rabbit hole, a la SATURN / South Node / PLUTO in CAP (one of the primary signatures of this Spring / early Summer – finally on Jan 12, 2020, SATURN – PLUTO actually unite) – Letting the ‘Old Empire’ expire.

Through unburdening ourselves from the shackles of the past that we might have been unconsciously loyal to, we naturally find our freedom.
Just as removing junk from a river allows it to naturally run freely.
(until July 1, opposite SATURN / NN / PLUTO June 14 – 19 – another polarity that the New Moon initiates) supports the Power of ‘Fresh Water’ overcoming with Time the ‘old rocks’ / edifices, and structures that have build up. Keep the best but leave the rest & redundant that had its Time!

Rhine Falls in Switzerland – Photo from a refreshing visit with my Friends on June 1


NEPTUNE in PI (which the MOON (today June 3) and the SUN (on June 9) square up with) helps us to forgive, release, let go, and surrender it all in the Unifying Field – call it Universal Love and Oneness.
We’re all in THIS…

The New Moon in GEM initiates a new beginning for new learning, new avenues, new questions, new dialogue (incl. inner) – new Alchemy & Synthesis!


Let’s take a look at the GEMINI New Moon chart!

The GEMINI New Moon will be at 3:02 am PDT on June 3.
The 3 and the 2 – the synthesizing polarities theme shows up in the date too…

Looks like the New Moon is unaspected?
Barely – there’s actually a wide T-square between the New Moon in GEM opposite JUPITER retro in SAG, and both in T-square with stationary NEPTUNE in PI.
The New Moon catalyzes the central of 3 squares between JUPITER & NEPTUNE this year, which will be exact on June 16 (first one was on Jan 13, last one on Sept 21).

This square might feel like ‘too much of a good thing’ / overwhelm, or:
Opportunities to raise our vibrations.
Expansion of consciousness.
Seeing how the Universe showers us with gifts, blessings, and miracles when we trust and have faith!
Letting go while trusting the abundance that’s always available.


So many blessings for the New Moon Alchemy helping us to be open for the Gift of the Universe!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger


Serving you since 2000
In Victoria BC, and worldwide



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Happy New GEMINI – Take Flight, and Be the Alchemist!

20 May

This week, and especially TODAY, we are in the Zodiac Season on the TAURUS to GEMINI cusp (which I also like to call ‘Body-Talk Point’, inspired also by some BodyTalk practitioner friends in our Astro groups):
The SUN will move today May 20 at 1:31 pm PDT into GEMINI, from grounded, embodied, sensual, earthy TAU where MERCURY still lingers (until June 6), after its Spring retro journey – from solid Earth into the lightness of Spring AIR: How are YOU taking off and fly???

That’s where Nature (TAU) Speaks (GEM), and the Body (TAU) has Messages (GEM). The recent (Apr 9 – May 3) MERCURY retro phase in TAU – AR – TAU has brought us messages from within, through our body, and all the senses (TAU), and (with triple contact of MERCURY / URANUS in AR) even more so: lots of sparks, flashes of insight, wake-up calls, shifts, surprises, and mind re-sets, over the last while. MERCURY is moving  through TAU until June 6, for further assimilation of the messages, new ways of processing information, and to embody the inner FREEDOM.

GEMINI fully kicks in with the GEM New Moon, next Thu May 25 – stay tuned for Astro*News (the Blog post, the comprehensive Email for insiders – you can sign up on my fb page in the link on the bottom, to be on the list)!


Johfra Bosschart Gemini

Mercury Rules Gemini. Alchemical union through interchange of polar opposites. Painting by Johfra Bosschart









The SUN will travel through GEMINI for four weeks, until Summer Solstice (June 20):

The season to spread our wings, take flight, and learn, wherever we go!

GEMINI is (surprise, surprise!) ruled by MERCURY, the Messenger and Alchemist Archetype!

Let’s bring the messages we received on inner planes (MERCURY is since last week fully out of the post-retro ‘shadow’ zone) ‘out’ into the Alchemy of Life!
And, perhaps even more so:
Mercury retro inspired us to move from the cerebral head space (MERCURY) – sooo much of it ‘out there’ in cyber space – to the Heart space and pure Consciousness (the SUN)? Each M-r phase offers us this golden opport-Unity.

GEMINI, the Zodiac Energy of the Season, Alchemizes Polar Opposites.

Which brings us back to the highly symbolic GEMINI painting by Johfra Bosschart, in its upper part.


Johfra Bosschart Gemini Phoenix

Mercury Rules Gemini. Painting by Johfra Bosschart. Upper part detail: The Phoenix


Here is a quote from the Johfra Astrology book (which describes all the illustrations in detail):

“The pillars finish in  two alchemical dragons which represent the various cosmic principles of polarized power. They retain their respective colour up to the point where their necks intertwine, when an intense exchange of powers takes place in which both red and blue become a radiant golden yellow (the colour of insight, the higher Mercury).

The Androgyne, the mythical dual being, in which the masculine and feminine merge to form a perfect human, rises from the fire like a Phoenix.

Woohoo – taking the GEMINI theme to a much deeper than ‘usually’ discussed level!
I’d add to the quote: The most potent Alchemy of Polar Opposites happens not in the head or genitals but through the HEART.

The New Moon in GEMINI carries one of these polarities to alchemize: MARS in GEMINI (yes, already, since Apr 21, and until June 4) opposite SATURN retro in SAG – exact May 28:
Even though we are drawn into sooo many avenues of interest (MARS in GEM), the Truth of the Matter (SATURN in SAG) is: Many avenues lead to the HEART!



© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger




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