Gemini new moon: take two! That “once in a blue moon” time is upon us with the advent of this week’s new moon in Gemini. This is the second consecutive new moon to light up the sign of the Twins—the last one came a month ago during the solar eclipse in Gemini on May 20. Since there are thirteen new moons each year but only twelve months, the “spare moon” is called a blue moon, giving us a double shot of energy and initiative in the areas governed by the zodiac sign it falls under.
Since this year’s blue moon is workin’ it out in Gemini, issues of communication, transportation and platonic partnerships come into the cosmic spotlight. Think back to what was happening a month ago and follow up on anything that didn’t quite get off the ground. Or, just get the party started somewhere else. New moons are days for planting seeds that will be harvested six months later under the light of the corresponding full moon. November 28, 2012 marks the date of that Gemini full moon, which will also be a lunar eclipse. That could mean a bumper crop of exciting surprises. Motivate now and reap the rewards late November.
Here are some ways to turn this blue moon into pure gold:
Affable, outgoing Gemini understands the power of social networking. Surely it must have been a Gem who coined the term, “it’s all about who you know.” Pay it forward this week and play matchmaker. Link the awesome people that you know to each other and let them take it from there. Write a glowing testimonial on Yelp for someone who gave you great service. Shout people out on your blog or Facebook; Tweet about their skills. Being the person with the juiciest contact database or the one with a finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist is nothing to sneeze at. In his bestselling book “The Tipping Point,” Malcolm Gladwell refers to these peeps as “Connectors.” If you’re not naturally a Connector, cozy up to one this week and observe the master in action. While being a Connector is an art unto itself, it’s also a skill that can be learned; it simply requires untamed generosity and the courage to stick your neck out and give props to people you believe in.
As the zodiac’s sign of the Twins, Gemini loves everything in pairs. Given that commuting and short trips also fall under Gemini’s domain, let this new moon lead you to a second city that speaks to your soul. It’s a wide world out there, and you can’t always find everything you need within biking distance of your own front door. What aspects of yourself would you like to develop? Spin the globe and find a city that is known for nurturing that activity or mindset. The cultural atmosphere of a city can lure forth a slumbering side of your personality. Anyone who’s traveled can attest to feeling differently when in, say, New York City than in a sleepy seaside town in the South of France. Gemini’s “split personality” reputation would love nothing more than for us to develop a bit of an alter ego this week. If you can’t actually travel, start planning the trip that you’ll embark upon before the Gemini full moon on November 28. For some people, this will be the week where bicoastal or bi-city living becomes an exciting reality.
Last month we encouraged you to support local businesses. Extend the trend to your palate this month and give the locavore food movement a try. Food that is grown by area farmers is more likely to be fresh and thus, packed with live enzymes. Plus, you’re supporting the farmers and growers in your region, which helps the local economy. Some nutritionists believe that our systems benefit more from eating seasonal ingredients, which follow the same natural rhythms as our bodies. Look into fresh off the farm produce delivery services. Each week throughout the summer, a newly harvested box of fruits and vegetables will arrive on your doorstep. Some weeks it will be anyone’s guess what the box will contain, which is an exciting opportunity to grow your epicurean skills. Farm-to-table dinner party, anyone?
If you gave last month’s mirroring exercises a try, you’re likely to be experiencing a richer level of communication in your closest relationships. Kick it up a notch this week, and head to a dance studio with your partner in tow. Whether you’re the reincarnation of Ginger Rogers or cursed with two left feet matters not. From salsa to tango to ballroom dancing, learning to dance together requires an incredibly powerful level of unspoken communication. Who will lead? Who will follow? Dancing can reveal the areas of your relationship that need strengthening. Although there can be a few frustrating spinouts, stick with it and you’ll get in step with each other like never before.
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