So the moon is transitioning through Gemini today, as it marks its new phase. We’ve entered June, and I’m sure somehow it will seem like its August before I get this post done. Pretty soon we will getting to the longest day of the year, then the days will be getting shorter, and then the year will half over.
So what are some of the things that one can focus on during the Gemini new moon?
Think about how you communicate with others.
See your siblings.
But then I should also look to see what house the new Gemini moon is moving through as well. So the new moon in Gemini is also moving through my eighth house, or my “sex and shared finances”. This zone can also be referred to as the money & relationship zone (or at least that is how I think of it). So what are some of the things that one can do during this time in regards to the eighth house?
Pay off a loan (or take one out).
Open a savings account and make your first deposit.
Cancel a credit card you know you can’t afford.
Ask for a pay raise (but really only if you believe you might get it).
Refinance your mortgage.
Talk dirty to your partner.
Try a sexual position for the first time.
I find it a little amusing that two new moons in a row have aspects that deal with relationships—and I’m determined not to be in one currently. Basically to restate what I said last month: I don’t have the time or energy to put into the dating scene and finding someone. In terms of relationships and being with someone—I seem to be one of the odd ones that doesn’t mind being alone and unattached. I also know that I have other things to work out on my own before even attempting to stick my toes into the dating pool.
So in terms of things one can do for the eighth house:
I have a savings account already (with a decent amount in it).
Currently I can afford to pay all my credit cards off (I try to keep them low).
I don’t own a house—so trying to refinance is not necessary.
I don’t have any loans (and currently not thinking of taking one out).
There are no pay raises being given this year due to the budget (yet another reason to get out of academia).
And finally, I’m not in a relationship—so the last two aren’t even on my radar.
So my goals for the Gemini new moon include:
I’m going to put making a financial plan back on the list. I’ve realized that I’m not getting any younger, and that there are still things that I either want to do (travel more for leisure) or will need to be doing (moving for a new job) that will require having a decent amount of money saved and/or invested.
Try to get back into meditating nightly (I got out of the habit last month, and I need to try to get back into it again).
Read at least three more non-fiction books (out of the large list that I have going).
I’m going to try to focus on my mental and financial health during this new moon period.
The goals might seem a little repetitive, and it may seem to others that I’m not making progress between months/years—but slow and steady is the way to go and again, not everything is publicaly shared.