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Gemini Sun & Gemini New Moon

The Sun shifts from Taurus to Gemini on May 20th, 2020 at 9:49am EST. This final month of the Spring season in the Northern hemisphere ramps up energy wise as the Sun moves from the earth element to air. As an air sign Gemini is highly talkative and communicative with a quick, restless mind. Ruled by mental Mercury, Gemini is filled with ideas, thoughts, words and wants to keep up with everything that's going on. The Gemini mind is fast and can be dizzying without any grounding back down to the earth. Time seems to move faster during months ruled by the air element as the breeze seems to blow in and out. Anxiety can be elevated as the added air element can lead to a vata imbalance - one of the three doshas in Ayurveda - describing the differences in constitution and make up that each person exhibits. Some indications of vata imbalance are having trouble with concentration, feeling fatigued and frazzled, suffering from insomnia, being anxious, forgetful or spaced out. Participating in routines or rituals that help ground you in your body are especially helpful during the months when the Sun transits an air sign. Yoga and exercise of all types is important to move the mental energy downward and helping you remember that you live inside your entire body - not just inside your head.

As the mind starts whirling under the Gemini influence you might find that you're devouring books on a daily or weekly basis, glued to social media (it's amazing that Geminis were around before social media existed) craving more phone dates and social activities and perhaps plagued with cabin fever. Gemini is great at communication and loves networking. This could be a great month to participate more in things like Facebook groups, increasing your connections on LinkedIn and finding some interactive workshops that you can do online that would help satisfy the craving to meet new people and socialize.

The New Moon in Gemini occurs just two days after the Sun moves into this sign on May 22nd at 1:32pm. The New Moon occurs when the Moon is dark and not visible in the sky. This phase is a fresh start, a new beginning, a chance to begin again. The Gemini lunar cycle coincides closely with the solar one, wrapping up the last month or so of the Spring season. You could use the New Moon phase to meditate on what you'd like to communicate for the next month. They say that your life is your message - what do you want your life to be saying?

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