Throughout this week, influences and energies of the New Moon in Gemini are beginning to shape our daily lives even more. The seed was planted and now it has started to grow. The way we deal with issues and themes related to this New Moon’s influence will determine what will eventually become of the this seed. The time of harvest is set to occur around the Full Moon in Sagittarius on 20th of June. For better insight on how to deal with increasing activity and manifestation of the influences of Saturday’s New Moon feel free to revisit my weekly prediction article for the previous week. *
Moon in Cancer
Transit duration: Monday morning until Wednesday morning.
Transit strength: weak weekly transit.
The week starts with the young Moon entering the sign of nurturing, needy and emotionally very sensitive Cancer. With the energy set up of the grand cross still being in effect we will respond to many of the themes and issues with great emotional response.* Our needs as always with Cancer are about belonging ( family, places, people we love, things we love to do ), nurture, safety, emotional stability, emotional fulfillment and peace of heart. Simply put, meeting these needs successfully will make us feel happy, not meeting these needs will make us feel frustrated, anxious and upset. This brings us to emotional moods and irritations.
Emotional moods and irritations
Cancer is the native sign of the Moon so she is at home here, but the water – water combo makes her very emotional as far as her responses to the outer world goes, she becomes more impulsive. You will think and respond more with your heart then your head. Relationship decisions and communications with Venus and the Sun in Gemini will be highly influenced by this Moon in Cancer. Emotional confusion can be a factor.
Other manifestations of this energy will produce feelings of love, nostalgia, nurture, caring but also feelings of regret, loss, yearning, loneliness. Depending on the difficulty of the situations bestowed upon you by the Mutable Grand cross *, emotionally burdening effects of the Cancer Moon will fluctuate from moderate to heavy.
At the end of her journey in Cancer she will make a trine and a sextile to an applying opposition between Mercury in Taurus and retrograde Mars in Scorpio. Powerful emotions feelings and motivational drives, especially the ones related to sharing and giving in departments of love, sex, sensuality, pleasure-seeking, resources ( material and non material ) will arise. Watch out for coodependency issues. Achieving personal strength, stability and self sufficiency is imperative! These feelings and emotions will be processed mentally and expressed verbally at some point due to the Mercury in Taurus.
The earthly element here indicates prudent, practical and grounded approach to these matters. One should work, as said before, in one’s own interest by assuring their emotional well-being, safety, comfort and success. Take your stand, project and express your thoughts from your independent place of power and strength. You do not have to be selfish though, Earth Water combo can produce some very loving, sharing and caring state of mind and heart. You should strive towards such expression of your true inner being, but remember, do not leave your place of power and strength either by retreating and backing down when you should take a stand or advancing forcefully in the personal domain of others.
This transit and aspect configuration will influence Cancers, Scorpios, Taurians the most. People with important point and planets in these signs will feel the influences as well.
Moon in Leo
Transit duration: Wednesday morning until Friday morning
Transit strength: Weak weekly transit
With Leo Moons we strive for being affirmed, respected and acknowledge for who we are as individuals. Our unique personality has to shine through for others to see. This is the prime need we have to meet during such a Moon. This however doesn’t mean everyone has to become some sort of center of attention for others to praise, adore and applaud. Well some people will strive for that, especially those who enjoy to perform or expose themselves publically.
But still, generally speaking, the Leo energy is about being true to yourself, it’s about persuing your truest life passions, callings, goals, desires and wishes, almost anything that defines you as a unique human being. That is what is really important here. For the most part You are the only one who has to really affirm your one of a kind personality. You must be proud of who you are and you must strive to express the very essence of your special self even more and more. That is the most important need when it comes to Leo Moon. Meeting this need bring emotional fulfillment, not meeting this need bring frustration. It’s that simple. People who have their Sun energy or Leo energy blocked during this transit will experience some difficulties.
Emotional moods and frustrations
Leo Moons make us passionate, proud, emotionally very sensitive, so watch out for negative manifestation of Drama queen effect. This is a general warning under Leo energy influence. You might be easily offended because of the increased feeling of personal pride, so be careful not to explode in anger or emotional drama. Frustrations can arise due to lack of possibility for self-expression or on the other hand, greater motivation to express true feelings, inclinations, desires and wishes can become more prominent.
The Moon in Leo will aspect the Mars/Mercury opposition in Scorpio/Taurus in a form of a square. A T – square pattern will dominate the skies through much of Thursday, we will feel the influence on Wednesday and Friday as well. This will be a collision of fixed energies, which are known for manifesting extreme stubborn behavior. We are combining the unstable yet passionate, motivational drive energy of Rx Mars in Scorpio, prudent, cautious, calculative grounded energy of Mercury in Taurus, and highly emotional charged, passionate, self-centered, self expressing, proud energy of the Leo Moon.
Much of the dynamics i was discussing when describing above Water – Earth Moon/Mars/Mercury trine will increase in action. This can bring highly emotionally charged verbal expressions of one’s feelings, emotions, so do watch out when it comes to your relationship communications.
Here we are once again talking about giving, sharing concepts ( Scorpio, Taurus ), working in one’s own interest, dealing with coodependency issues, dealing with generosity and self-expression factors ( Leo ). Passions, desires, wantings, negative and positive will rule our expressions. We might take risks, but do not take the one’s where too much is at stake. On the other hand we might strive towards passivity, stability, continuity. We might seek, pleasure, comfort, greater sensuality. We might want to proudly express and show ourselves to the world.
Don’t be greedy, selfish and egocentric, thinking only of yourself. Remember to give when you can afford it resource wise ( love, caring, support through expression of feelings or through sharing your material resources. ) and when you’re suppose too, but withhold when you would only support unhealthy coodependency issues when you would feed the selfishness. Do not succumb to exploitation, addictive behavior and self-destructive tendencies. Take pride in the good that you do and in the goodness that is within you.
Watch out when you will encounter problems, oppositions, setbacks or obstacles in the form of either frustrating events, occurrences, situations or other people’s feelings, desires, wantings and expectations. Handle these conflicts with a flexible frame of mind and with a tempered heart. At any cost avoid too self-centered, stubborn or even egotistic behavior. With predominately mutable energy in the skies right now, situations and people’s moods will be prone to extreme changeability so any kind of negative unrelenting fixed point of view or focus will be highly detrimental to your well-being. Adjust and adapt, leave your comfort zones, and abandon your false pride, ego, personal desires and expectations if need be!
These transitions and aspects will influence Leos, Scorpios and Taurians the most. People with important planets and points in these signs will feel the influences as well.
Final summary of weekly influences
Important issues, themes and keywords:
- nurture, caring, belonging, stability, safety, emotional sensitivity, fulfillment.
- defensiveness, emotional confusion, impulsiveness.
- prudent actions, communication, calculative thought patterns.
- passions, pride, motivational drives, anger, frustrations.
- self-expression, individuality.
- sensuality, pleasure seeking.
- generosity, sharing, giving.
- coodependency issues, addictions, unhealthy behavioral patterns.