A lighter flash of spring fever arrives with the new moon in Gemini on June 13, 2018, at 3:43PM EST. This flirty, mercurial energy reroutes our attention away from ourselves, helping us notice how interesting and amazing others can be. Let the twinning begin!
Ritual: Mirroring Greatness
With all the pressures of modern life, it’s easy to drown in the vortex of our daily responsibilities, self-doubts and “what ifs.” But there is seldom much light at the bottom
of that well—if it even has a bottom. With this new moon in the star sign of dynamic duos and kindred spirits, we’ll pivot 180 degrees, shifting the focus onto other people’s greatest qualities and getting a feel-good rush in the process. That’s a true win-win—which is something the zodiac’s twin knows a lot about!
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac—the first in the wheel that deals with other people: our peers, siblings, neighbors, coworkers, and the locals milling about. Instead of wandering around in a tech trance, keep your mobile gadgets tucked in your bag and actually look at other humans in real time (read: the live beings standing in front of you, not the friend who just sent you a Snap.)
Today, you will be the mirror for people’s greatness. In every conversation—and even your casual interactions with cashiers and baristas, say—you will offer at least
one genuine compliment. “I love your outfit” or “Your hair looks amazing today” is certainly a nice start. Try to go deeper, like, “I thought it was really brave of you to address that issue in the staff meeting today” or “I admire you for being so open about your feelings” or “You have such great energy.”
You can do this on social media too, retweeting a great post or adding a glowing comment to a post. Don’t flatter people with false charm though! Authenticity is essential to this exercise. You might have to dig a little to find something to admire about some folks.
This isn’t about agreeing with everyone; in fact, this is where the chatty Gemini new moon comes in handy. This sign often gets a bad rap for being two-faced, but we can reframe that in a positive light: This dualistic energy has the ability to see both sides of the coin. When properly balanced, Gemini can be one of the most fair-minded and objective energies to work with. Perhaps you could simply give them props for their tenacity, passion or conviction, even if you are diametrically opposed on an issue.
Once you get into the spirit of complimenting people, you’ll see how good it feels (so much better than criticizing them or complaining about them behind their backs.) As they light up from your words, a beautiful energy is beamed back to you, and you raise your vibrations simultaneously. Zing!
- Gemini rules the hands so treat yours to a massage and manicure.
- Host a craft night: this sign is all about the DIY magic Spring clean your inbox and voicemail—you might discover an important message that you missed!
- Invite a new friend to coffee or dinner; this new moon could reveal a BFF grade kindred spirit.
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