GEMINI NEW MOON, JUNE 18 – 30, 2023

At 12:37 AM ET on June 18, the Sun and Moon aligned at 26+ Gemini ushering in a brand, sparkling, visionary, new cycle. On June 19 Venus enters the shadow phase, and Jupiter harmoniously aligns with Saturn, seeding the energy over the coming weeks.

I get the image of a moat, with a drawbridge, around a castle that holds a cornucopia of treasures within. We’ve been outside trying to guess the secret password that will lower the drawbridge granting access. Or we could be the ones in the castle perceiving a threat outside. But in refusing to lower a bridge, we’ve trapped ourselves. And what if the person outside isn’t a friend but a foe, here to tell us the coast is clear.

We’re in a new cycle now, opening a whole new world of possibilities.

The New Moon’s square Neptune is extremely visionary energy. But if we look eternally for answers, we’re likely to feel confused or like we’re moving in circles. Avoid projection — whether of your worst fears, or fantasies. Whether you feel like you’re inside or outside the gates, as you enter this cycle move inward to connect with an inner truth, to listen to your inner voice and intuition. It holds the key and a secret password. And it might tell you it’s worth checking if the person outside is a friend or a foe.

(Of course, this is an analogy but there’s a similar process unfolding somewhere in your life.)

Gemini is the sign that rules the mind, all forms of communication, transportation, siblings, duality, perceptions, thoughts, and all forms of expression. Expect these themes to be highlighted over the coming two weeks, especially in the area of your chart/life ruled by Gemini.

As you enter this cycle, clarify a vision in your mind’s eye and stay connected with the truth within. This is cerebral mental energy — so pay attention to your mental health. Meditate. Tune into your inner voice and quiet the mind. Spending time in silence nature, by the water, will help you reflect and find clarity.

With curiosity and honest open-hearted conversations, we can make valuable discoveries. Then we can make informed, conscious creative choices as we explore the treasures, pleasures, and support available.

Jupiter’s sextile to Saturn is an extremely expansive, fertile aspect. With Saturn’s newly retrograde, we’re discovering new depths within ourselves and in situations, inviting us to explore new opportunities and new horizons.

Roads and gates that were once shut are opening to offer greater freedom and support — emotionally and materially. But acknowledge where you might need to lower your guard, walls, and defenses, and be more flexible. Or to patch up leaks and what drains energy. Then we can allow in a greater flow of abundance, well-being, and prosperity.

Significantly, also on June 19, Venus enters the shadow phase and will station retrograde on July 22.

Relationships, finances, creative projects, and all matters of the heart are highlighted. Pay attention to what’s surfacing in the coming days. We’re getting a glimpse into a larger story playing out until Venus transits Leo in October. We will be revisiting and re-evaluating current conversations around September 3, when Venus returns to this degree of the zodiac and stations direct. So leave room for change and re-evaluation later.

Venus is the ruler of Taurus, where Jupiter is currently transiting. Relationships are moving to a new level, revealing greater love, and the emotional, financial, and creative potential within and around us. But it will require discernment, so we don’t overlook a solid opportunity while chasing something shiny but hollow. Learn your lessons, but release the past and stay in the present. Most importantly keep an open mind and heart, then you can make wise choices.

It’s likely we’re dealing with cultural differences and connections with others with vastly different ideas and perspectives. Keep this in mind. This is how we learn, through our interactions and contrast. Be honest with yourself about what you want, desire, value, your bottom line, be creative, think win-win; then communicate honestly. Also, actively listen to what someone is saying so you can truly understand another, bridge a gap, and find common ground.

Where there’s been a communication breakdown — there’s healing on offer. We’re nearing a breakthrough in the coming weeks. At best, this is a chance to pool together resources, join worlds, and deepen and strengthen lucrative, creative, loyal, loving partnerships, where there is mutual respect and freedom of expression.

From September 2022 till March 2023 Mars was transiting Gemini. Venus was transiting Gemini in April and early May. Now we’re in the Gemini New Moon cycle and Saturn is retrograde. We’re seeing the past, present, and future in a new light. We’ve seen the dark side, as well as the potential in others, in ourselves, and in situations.

Over the next two weeks, there’s a need to look at life, situations, and relationships with new eyes — as we are today. Avoid going to extremes and stay in the middle. We’ve looked at a situation from all angles, seen the good bad ugly. Nothing and no one is perfect. What matters is that we’re willing to learn and grow. It will call for vulnerability, authenticity, dropping defenses, and leading with the heart. But let go of perceptions of how you think things should be. Then you can discover the truth and start to see the sublime beauty in your current circumstances.

On a spiritual level, Gemini invites us to move beyond duality to recognize the underlying oneness of existence. Separation is an illusion of the mind. The space between us is not a vacuum. We are just different forms and expressions of that One energy.

We’re learning the power of the mind to create reality. As you enter and move through this cycle — stay inwardly focused, connected with an inner soul truth, and vision. Listen to your inner voice, which speaks in silence. Then you can be guided serendipitously and almost magically to the right place at the right time and find the magic words that open a whole new world of possibilities…

As you’re about to see, you have more options than you imagined. Be honest with yourself above all, and choose wisely.

— Priya Kale, June 18, NYC

Gemini Solar Eclipse and New Moon | Most of the Time

“Most of the time
My head is on straight
Most of the time
I’m strong enough not to hate
I don’t build up illusion ’til it makes me sick
I ain’t afraid of confusion no matter how thick
I can smile in the face of mankind
Don’t even remember what her lips felt like on mine
Most of the time”

“Most of the Time,” Bob Dylan


We’re heading into the Gemini New Moon and Solar Eclipse, exact at 9:06 PM UT on June 1, 2011.

As Eclipses go, this one in Gemini can be a real brain-twister to put it politely and mildly. (Something I have to admit I’ve had a hard time to doing lately — controlling my mind and tongue! This Eclipse is conjunct my Jupiter in my 8th house.)

But the Eclipse is a reminder that one who is centered in himself or herself, is able to have clarity enough to deflect others’ or his or her own mental projections and not own, identify with or be a slave to them and open him or herself to truth.

This one is ushering us into a rare Eclipse season with three Eclipses back to back, suggesting a rapid change and turn of events. June will enter us into a period of negotiation and July asks us to take a jump.

Below are a few passages on aspects and energy surrounding this Eclipse — including Ceres’ powerful square to the Lunar Nodes this month marking a turn in collective destiny.

Also as an after thought to what came to me earlier at the time of writing the report below: The Ceres aspect this may relate not only to the food and world hunger crisis. But given the recent disaster in Japan I think it is hugely imperative that we start caring more for the ocean and sea life, or it is due to become a sea of lethal poison that quite literally knows no bounds.  And I hope that coming Eclipses will shed a light on the extreme importance of this issue.

As you begin this cycle no matter how divided you feel, try to stay centered and open to a greater truth coming through. There may be a sense of walking on the extreme edge, feeling like one wrong move and you could be hurtling into an abyss. But there is more stability here than anything you’re seeing the dark side of. And any efforts to communicate, negotiate and bring peace to a situation will not be in vain.

We are learning precious truth. But rather than anything external this has more to do with quietening down long enough to listening to that inner voice that often speaks in silent whispers…

— Priya Kale, Gemini Solar Eclipse and New Moon, June 1, 2011. Mumbai, India.


Excerpts from June Astrology Overview ==

(These passages are taken from this June’s Astrology Overview sent out to Cosmic Diaries Premium Subscribers. If you like what you read, please consider getting a subscription or you can read the full report for free with a one-week free trial.)

“The houses in your chart represented by Gemini and Sagittarius, represent the areas in your life where you will see the greatest shifts occurring. This transition will complete around mid-2012 once the Nodes shift from Sagittarius-Gemini. As you enter the New Moon and Eclipse on June 1, 2011 let go of perception and go inward to clear your mind of destructive thoughts.

“There is a sense of having to wipe the slate clean – perhaps with choices and decisions we have only recently made. But this is a gift and the planets are offering us a fresh start asking us to re-write rules and choose in the present based on the information and truth we are now learning. Success in relationships, both business and personal will depend on our ability to communicate and negotiate.”

“This is a greater story emerging, which first began to unfold around Dec. 21, 2010 (the first of this series of Eclipses in Gemini-Sagittarius) when a Full Moon in Gemini brought hugely important revelations to light and marking the end of a chapter.

“But an end is always a beginning and now six months later we are at the beginning of a new chapter that can usher in peace, stability and harmony. It also forms an exact trine to Saturn (currently retrograde/stationary about to station direct) in Libra bringing is a solid aspect for a new start within relationships. We can choose to let go of the past and start over, but there can be no half-hearted effort.


“One of the most important aspects occurs as Ceres in Pisces forms a potent square to the North Node during these Eclipses. Any planet that squares the Nodes marks the resolution point for individual and collective destiny. Ceres is the asteroid that relates with nourishment and food. World hunger is a very real concern that seems to conveniently slip away unnoticed in the face of the more dramatic issues and the wars we are busy waging. With Jupiter entering Taurus, there is no need for starvation to continue to be a cause of death in this world.

“There is enough food on this planet for those who are hungry to have two meals a day. But nothing will happen unless this becomes a priority and we use our energy to effectively distribute resources to those in need. Hopefully these Eclipses will mark a shift in global consciousness where we begin to use direct our attention towards this life and death issue.”

“Also on a symbolic level look at what you are feeding into this cycle or a situation. Only through love and compassion can there be healing. Withholding one’s energy, bliss or love only brings greater pain. Ceres was the goddess that even brought Pluto to his knees, and the whole world went into darkness, there was no life, nothing grew until Pluto returned Persephone to her mother. This is Universal energy, love and compassion that need to be shared or it can be a dark night of the soul for everyone.”

— Priya Kale, June 1, 2011. An Excerpt from the June 2011 Astrological Weather report. Read full report.


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We’re edging ever closer now towards the Gemini New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse exact at 9:02 PM UT on June 1, 2011.

As the Moon enters Gemini late Tuesday / early Wednesday, (depending on where you are in the world,) there may be a sense of extreme edginess and feeling divided about something.

Gemini represents the mind and its dual nature and with the Sun in Gemini right now the contrast between good and bad may be all too stark.

But currently the Moon is in Taurus (its sign of exaltation) in its extreme waning phase, asking us to release negative thoughts emotions and ground ourselves what is of value. Steer clear from the dark side and find a centered perspective if you want to be open to “truth.”

This New Moon is presenting us with an important choice. But its trine to Saturn suggests if we are able to go inward to quiet the mind, seek peace and mental balance, there can be great clarity and solidity as we begin this new cycle.

If Gemini represents information, “beliefs,” Sagittarius represents knowledge, an absolute all encompassing truth or ‘God.’

On a related note — I was at my (maternal) grandparents’ house the other day an discovered a collection of my grandfather’s (now passed but whom I shared a close connection with) old books. In it I found the ‘Complete Works of The Swami Vivekananda’ and as I opened it my eyes fell upon a passage that spoke of the energy of this energy of the Gemini-Sagittarius and explaining vividly how it manifests in our lives.

Below, is the passage and a few more selected excerpts from the book—transcribed from a series of talks given in 1895, over a hundred years ago. But then again, truth is eternal and timeless.

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There’s a whirlwind of change on the horizon… I’ll be back with more astrology, but in the meanwhile take a deep breath and go inside to find your center as you renew.

In Love,


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Excerpts from ‘Complete Works of The Swami Vivekananda’ Vol. 7


“Creation is not the making of something, it is the struggle to regain equilibrium, as when atoms of cork are thrown to the bottom of a pail of water and rush to rise to the top, singly or in clusters. Life is and must be accompanied by evil. A little evil is the source of life; the little wickedness that is in the world is very good for when the balance is regained, the world will end, because sameness and destruction are one. When this world goes, good and evil go with it; but when we transcend this world we get rid of both good and evil and have bliss.

“There is no possibility of ever having pleasure without pain, good without evil, living itself is the loss of equilibrium. What we want is freedom, not life, nor pleasure nor good. Creation is infinite without beginning and without end.”


We divide ourselves in two to love God, –myself, loving my self. God has created me and I have created God. We create God in our image; it is we who create Him to be our master, it is not God who makes us his servants. When we know that we are one with God, that and he and friends, then come equality and freedom. So long as you hold yourself separated by a hair’s breadth from this Eternal One, fear cannot go.


“When we know the Self we understand. The highest expression of love is unification.”

“There was a time when I was a woman and he was a man.
Still love grew until there was neither he nor I;
Only I remember faintly there was a time when there were two.
But love came between and made them one.”


“Until you are ready to change any minute you can never see the truth; but you must hold fast and be steady in search for the truth.”


Evil thoughts, looked at materially, are the disease bacilli.

Each thought is a little hammer blow on the lump of iron which our bodies are, manufacturing out of it what we want it to be.

We are heirs to all the good thoughts of the universe, if we open ourselves to them.


“To try to think with a phantasm is to try to make the impossible possible. We cannot think “mammalia” without concrete example. So with the idea of God. The great abstraction of ideas in the world is what we call God.”


“Extreme love and highest knowledge are one.”







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