The Gemini Moon, or Now We Can All Be Joe Biden

  Photo credits: Jim Young/Reuters/Landoc; Glenn Russell/AP; Reynolds/EPA/Pool

Photo credits: Jim Young/Reuters/Landoc; Glenn Russell/AP; Reynolds/EPA/Pool

At 8:15 a.m. E.D.T. the moon enters Gemini. At 3:44 p.m. will be the Gemini New Moon.

I’m calling this one the Joe Biden New Moon.

This week when I was pondering positive Gemini qualities – versatility, humor, fascination, youthfulness – Joe Biden memes kept creeping into my mind. Joe Biden cracking jokes, Joe Biden finding change and showing us, Joe Biden really seeing that second ice cream cone.

Joe Biden is a Scorpio, but he has two planets in Gemini – Saturn and Uranus. So he can be the elder and the awakener when it comes to the Gemini agenda. Watching Joe eat ice cream makes me really want to eat ice cream. Seeing Joe crack up makes me wish I heard the joke. His ability to interact with the moment elevates the moment and turns it into something worth seeing for the rest of us.

This is not a man with rose-colored glasses. He has lived through unimaginable loss. He has shared that grief with others. But somehow he hasn’t turned it into a world view that keeps him from wonder. How does he do that?

I don’t know, but I do think he can be a teacher for us this New Moon cycle. Before the New Moon, Venus will square Pluto, and that energy will inform us for the next 28 days. How can we all integrate truth or loss into our ability to connect with others and find peace?

If you can, track where this new moon at 4°47’ Gemini falls in your chart. In which house does it fall and which aspects does it make to other natal planets? How are you individually being called to see something new, to be flexible, to find humor, to communicate? If you don’t know your birth chart information, those questions can still help. If you feel like it, set an intention around openness and healing in those areas. Seeing, listening, and sharing will enliven and nurture us this new moon cycle. It’s time for all of us to take in new information and to be amazed in some way.

I’m guessing the next month won’t always be silly or delicious, but if you can find Gemini role models to help you stay in the moment – like kids or Joe Biden – it may give you that extra courage and hope until the next moment and the next opportunity. And if at any time you feel that Gemini worry creep in, please remember that there may be a side you’re not yet seeing and a joy waiting to be discovered.