2022 Gemini New Moon: 8 Message Makeovers

Cooperate and communicate FTW! On May 30 (at 7:30 AM EDT) the 2022 Gemini new moon reconnects us to friends and refines our messaging.

by The AstroTwins

Be careful what you wish for—especially if you speak it out loud. Casual conversations have the power to set off sparks on Monday, May 30, a day to make every word count.

The 2022 Gemini new moon (the only one of the year) gets us all buzzing with the excitement of discovery. 

When is the 2022 Gemini new moon?

Monday, May 30, at 7:30 a.m., EDT.

The moon occurs during Gemini season, which began May 20 and ends June 21.

How long is Mercury retrograde in May 2022?

Mercury is in retrograde until June 3. This is the second Mercury retrograde of 2022.

Retrograde PSA

Most years, this would be an ideal day to strike deals and discover synergies. But 2022 could bring different developments since Mercury is still slipping through the final few days of its retrograde, which ends on June 3.

Retrogrades govern all things “re,” such as reviewing, revising and revisiting—in both new and existing partnerships. Contracts may require clauses near the 2022 Gemini new moon. The terms of our personal relationships could also use an update. These discussions must be initiated—and new moons are often the best starting blocks. 

But mind the Mercury retrograde PSA and wield your words with care! What seems like an “exploratory brainstorming session” to one person could sound like a final edict to the other. If you’re going to pop open Pandora’s box, know that it might take a few sessions before everyone sees eye to eye. Stay committed to discovering win-wins and remember that half of the communication equation is active listening. 

New moons are initiation points—days for planting seeds that we’ll harvest six months later at the corresponding full moon. The 2022 Gemini new moon helps us turn a fresh page and spark productive dialogues. Conversations initiated now could unfold between today and the December 7 full moon.

What does the 2022 Gemini new moon mean?

Here are eight super-charged tips to maximize the 2022 Gemini new moon

1. Be the connector

Affable, outgoing Gemini understands the power of social networking. Pay it forward this week and play matchmaker: Link the awesome people you know with one another and let them take it from there. Write a glowing testimonial for someone who gave you great service. Shout out people on TikTok with a compelling story about the ways they’ve inspired you. Be the person with the juiciest contact database or a finger on the pulse of new music.

If you’re not naturally a connector, cozy up to one this week and observe the master in action. Or, take it up a notch and turn your connector status into a super-connector, someone who can build relationships very quickly. While being a matchmaker is an art unto itself, it’s also a skill that can be learned. Start with unfettered generosity, then stick your neck out and give props to people you believe in.

2. Call it as you see it (tactfully please)

Round of true confessions: Is there anywhere that you’re being two-faced in your life? That includes subtle lies of omission, AKA the things you don’t say, that can drive a wedge between you and your loved ones? Make a list of things you’re holding back, and from whom. Maybe there are things you’re too scared or shy to say aloud (like “I love you” or, “you’re important to me” or, “you hurt my feelings”). Then, go on and have those conversations—heeding the “right time and place” warning of Mercury retrograde. 

Remember: direct communication doesn’t mean tearing people down or bludgeoning their egos with a truth hammer. Speak in “I language,” instead of the accusatory “you.” For example, “I’ve been missing you a lot,” is likely to engender a more favorable response than, “You never call, you never text.”

3. Find your “second city” during the 2022 Gemini new moon

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 lunar lift launch you to a second city that speaks to your soul. For some people, this will be the week where bicoastal or bi-city living becomes an exciting reality.

You don’t have to leave now, just begin researching. It’s a wide world out there, and you can’t always wrangle everything you need within walking distance of your own front door. Which aspects of yourself would you like to develop? Spin the globe and find a city that’s known for nurturing that activity or mindset. Even if the country hasn’t opened up yet, you can start learning the language, customs and cultural sensitivities so that you can be ready for your future voyage. 

4. Go locavore

Supporting local businesses is a perfect way to honor the community-minded 2022 Gemini new moon, and doubly so in the current economy. Extend the trend to your palate this month and give the locavore food movement a try. Food that’s grown by area farmers is more likely to be fresh and thus, packed with live enzymes. Plus, you’re supporting the growers in your region. 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 and CSAs (community-supported agriculture). Each week throughout the summer, a newly harvested box of fruits and vegetables will arrive on your doorstep or a communal drop-off point. 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? Check the LocalHarvest directory of 30,000 CSAs, local farms and markets to find a food source near you. 

5. Dance, dance, revolution!

It takes two to tango, so log in to a dance class or just put on your favorite playlist and get down. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Beyoncé backup dancer-level or terrified of TikTok choreography. From salsa to tango to ballroom, learning to groove 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 (Pop and Lock or, uh, Pop and Just Stop?). Although a few frustrating spinouts may happen, stick with it and you’ll get in step with each other like never before.

6. Find your “zone of genius” at the 2022 Gemini new moon

We’re fans of Gay Hendricks’ book The Big Leap, which talks about finding your zone of genius—that thing you do effortlessly and magically. Gemini rules books and brilliant ideas, so treat yourself to this awesome read. If you already KNOW your zone of genius, commit to doing one thing that expresses it.

7. Upgrade your technology (in an earth-friendly way)

Gemini rules gadgets and new media—all forms of communication devices. Are you eligible for a phone upgrade? Is your printer so ancient it’s practically fossilizing with each page it ekes out? While you might want to wait until Mercury turns direct after June 3 to make the final purchase, shop around or spring for the extended warranty.

Just be mindful of your carbon footprint: You can donate old cell phones in drop-off bins and take outworn computers, printers and appliances to special recycling areas that will dispose of them without wreaking further havoc on the planet. Tip your hat to Gemini’s communal spirit, too: your “ancient” (read: two-year-old) desktop PC could make an amazing donation to a youth center or a homeless shelter.

8. Go on a tech diet starting with the 2022 Gemini new moon

On the other hand, if you’re addicted to texting, answering every call, and staring at your smartphone instead of engaging with people (guilty as Insta-charged), we challenge you to a two-week technology diet. Take one hour a day minimum to go gadget-free and connect with another real, live human being! Every moment of life doesn’t have to be captured in pixels or posted for public consumption.

Find out how the 2022 Gemini new moon will affect your sign in our weekly horoscopes: https://www.astrostyle.com/weekly-horoscopes

See also, Gemini New Moon Ritual Ideas

Photo: Jovana Rikalo via Stocksy


The AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.