by Matthew John,
Contributing writer, In5D.com
Happy New Moon in Gemini!
This New Moon becomes exact on Friday, May 22 at 1:38 PM New York time (17:38 GMT). This New Moon, which is the last moon before the decade’s second eclipse, marks the beginning of the latest Eclipse Season, which will take us through two lunar eclipses sandwiched around the solar variety.
Eclipse Season, which comes around every six months or so, is a time of great evolution on the Soul Level. We receive energetic downloads during the Eclipse Season that provide the blueprint for the next six months of our journey. The Eclipse Season takes us to the next level, in short.
With the sun in the mutable air sign of Gemini and the New Moon now mirroring that energy, it truly feels like spring up here in the Northern Hemisphere. Everything is growing and flourishing. The Earth and its creatures can be seen frolicking and playing and enjoying the sunshine. It’s the perfect time to take a flier from Mother Nature and to go out and enjoy life!
Much of the world has been in lockdown over the past two months and now for most countries, restrictions are easing. The U.S. Government has openly voiced an expectation of increased cases in June now that restrictions are being eased and as the public becomes complacent. We will see if that turns out to be the case, but it is quite clear the that outside of the New York/New Jersey Metro Area, the country needs to reopen albeit with caution. And just in time for Gemini season, which likes to encourage exploration and newness. If you know me or have read my work, you know that I am a huge proponent of sticking to routines, rituals, and schedules, as the repetition of positive inputs into your life can really move you forward massively. However, there is also tremendous value in mixing things up once in awhile.
It’s the ideal time to explore a new place in nature that you haven’t been before. It’s the perfect time to take a day trip, cook up some new dishes, or sign up for a new class!
Be open to new opportunities in all areas of life. We are clearly in an a very odd time, where in many places social outings are still largely restricted and arguably still unwise, depending on the area (for example, it would certainly still be unwise to attend social gatherings in New York City). However, wherever you are, going out into nature with others is a relatively low-risk activity. And even if you are in New York City, you can take a walk to Central Park!
The constellation of Gemini forms twin humans, traditionally seen as twin brothers. These twins represent an energetic exchange between people. It is important to remember that it’s OK to get help from others. This seems like such a lonely journey much of the time—especially for many people over the past few months–however when the sun and moon are in Gemini it feels like we really are all in this together!
I know that so many of us Lightworkers feel isolated, especially now. We are living in a world that for the most part doesn’t understand us, and even might think we’re crazy, even though we really just want to see everyone be healthy and happy. So many Lightworkers are in partnerships or families where no one really understands them. For many, the closest thing they have to feeling a true sense of family are other Lightworkers found on the Internet.
Thankfully, the worldwide lockdowns have given a good percentage of the population an even better chance to connect digitally. Gemini rules electronics, so it makes sense! Perhaps you’ve made a lifelong friend or even more through the Internet during this lockdown. I have!
With Mercury conjunct the sun, moon and a Retrograde Venus, communication is a big theme to explore, especially when it comes to romantic and family relationships.
The single best way in which our soul gives us the opportunity to explore and work with/through our karmic themes is through relationships. As we are still under the 28-day energy template of the previous Scorpio SuperMoon and now under a Venus Retrograde stage, the healing work with family members needs to be done via the domain of thought and verbal communication. The more conscious and intentional you are with your words, the more likely it is that you will be able to have productive conversations rather than just repeating old triggers that come from old wounds.
As Gemini rules the mind, I would like to dedicate some time to discussing how we can better use it along this Ascension path.
HOW TO BETTER USE THE MIND
The mind can either be your worse enemy or your best friend–it all depends on your relationship with it. It’s interesting to even contemplate what the mind is to you? If I am saying that you can have a relationship with your mind, then it implies then perhaps you are not your mind. What an interesting thought!
It is my belief that you are consciousness using the mind as a tool to navigate experience. Buddhists and meditation experts know that the mind is intended to be a tool but not a detriment. This is why mindfulness meditation practices, such as becoming the observer of thought rather than being the thinker, are very helpful exercises to assist in your spiritual evolution.
One of the biggest underlying reasons for drug, alcohol and sex addiction is that someone’s relationship with their own mind has become so toxic that they need to escape their own reality. This is of course a dangerous place to be and indicative of significant changes needing to be made. However, the negative momentum built up by depression and anxiety can make it difficult to pull oneself out of the doldrums. That’s why Gemini season is here to remind us that it’s OK to reach out to others for help!
Now is not the time to try to handle everything internally if it feels like it is too large of a cross to bear. Reach out to trusted friends and family who tend to be helpful, or to healers and coaches like myself. Gemini season reminds us that we are all in this together, and although it is common to feel like ‘an island’ in life, the truth is that whatever you have gone through or are going through, there’s probably a lot of people out there who are going through something pretty similar.
I get so many clients who are at the beginning stages of a spiritual awakening and they’re experiencing all sorts of weird things. Energy running through their body; sleepless nights; feeling disconnected from reality—you name it! They tend to think they are either crazy or totally alone until they start discovering videos and YouTube channels like mine, only to realize with fascination that there is a whole community of people interested in New Age spirituality who commonly experience much of the same weirdness!
Let’s chat a bit about different levels of the mind and how you can better utilize them:
Conscious Mind: This is where you actually do the thinking from. Believe it or not, this accounts for only about 5% of your thoughts. To become a more awakened being, it is necessary to use this portion of the mind to drive your actual experience in the direction of your desired experience. This is the realm of willpower.
Subconscious Mind: This is essentially the software program for your life. Your outer reality will be a reflection of what is going on here. The patterns built into this software program are written before you turn 6 years old (basically you absorb the patterns of your parents and/or those who raised you). The internal scripts that run (in your voice) inside your mind are created from things your parents (or those who raised you) habitually said to you when you were young. To live your desired life–and to achieve your full potential–it is imperative to become aware of and then shift the negative subconscious patterns in your life. This can be achieved through therapy, energy healing, hypnosis, affirmations and subliminal audios.
Unconscious Mind: This is where traumas or stored, including birth traumas such as being born in a cold hospital room, being delivered by unfamiliar hands, having the umbilical cord cut, and circumcision. The subconscious will create your life circumstances with the intention of making sure that you don’t have to feel the traumas of the unconscious mind.
Collective Mind: We are all connected into one another through the existence of The Field. There is a Conscious Collective Mind—which is the amalgamation of the experiences, thoughts and emotions of all 8 billion humans–and an Unconscious Collective Mind, which is the part of the field that is wounded through trauma (and karma) and thus ‘asks’ for certain collective experiences to occur through the Law of Attraction (this is the part of the Collective Mind that will ultimately ‘ask’ for Full Disclosure when the time is right). Oftentimes, when Lightworkers/Empaths are feeling down, they are really just empathing the Conscious Collective Mind and need to disconnect from it and return to their own center, where the natural state of peace and joy can be found.
Superconscious Mind: This aspect of the mind is connected to the Infinite, including the Akashic Records. Anything from the Mind of God can be accessed. This is the realm where we access the perspectives/memories from the Soul Aspect, Higher Self Aspect and Christed Extraterrestrial Aspect (aka your true galactic or intergalactic self, if you are a Starseed). This is the realm of intuition. To use this aspect of mind consciously and intently, it is necessary to be relaxed.
The conscious mind is the aspect of mind that you most readily have access to. If you can turn your conscious mind into your friend rather than your enemy, you will find life becoming much more enjoyable and peaceful. Here are some suggested practices to enhance the usefulness of your conscious mind:
Mindfulness Meditation: Sit or lay down and breathe peacefully and deeply. Intend to become Awareness and simply observe which thoughts come to you. You are not thinking the thoughts, you are observing them.
Morning Intention & Visualization: The more that we live intentionally, the more that the conscious mind becomes an effective tool for transformation. There is no better way to start your day than to set a specific intention for the day and then to visualize the day going exactly as you want it to! You can set an intention to work on something specific during the day, or it can be something more general like, “I intend to live from my Heart today.” For the visualization, it is also helpful (and feels great!) to visualize your desired future weeks, months or years out! The more that you bring positive emotion into the experience, the higher the possibility that it will actually manifest in your physical reality.
Journaling or Voice Journaling: When you record your experience of life, it is very helpful in making sense of your thoughts and your life, so you no longer need to think in circles.
Recognize When You’re Empathing Someone Else: When you are hearing negative thoughts in your head or judging yourself—or even speaking negatively towards others or judging others—take a step back and evaluate whether these are really your thoughts? Chances are they’re not—it is the voice of a subconscious pattern that came from your parents/caregivers or it is the words of someone around you that you’re empathing. Recognizing this in the moment can help you to shift gears back to your center (your natural high vibration).
Here’s a good rule of thumb: if your thoughts aren’t loving, supportive and helpful, then they’re not actually your thoughts. We have something called T-Fields in our aura, where the thoughts of others from our present and past are stored in the form of energy. When your thoughts are not loving, assume that you’re receiving the broadcast of these T-Fields and not actually consciously thinking. Take back control of the vehicle and think some loving thoughts (or better off say them out loud!).
ACCESSING YOUR INNER COMPASS
The next few weeks will also be an especially opportune time to get into deeper communion with your intuition. It is of note that this Gemini New Moon trines Neptune in its own sign of Pisces, where it crawls across that sign until 2025. While Neptune is in Pisces, we experience ourselves drawn more than ever before toward the spiritual, the subconscious mind, and yes, intuition. The trine makes it a supremely auspicious time to further develop your Inner Compass.
The key to accessing your Inner Compass is twofold: relaxation and trust. The energies that most often block people’s inner guidance are fear, worry, and distrust in themselves or life.
It is a general rule that if you want to access accurate intuitive messages, you must be relatively relaxed. Now, there are exceptions to this rule, such as instances when a striking feeling of fear or an undeniable sensation of uneasiness propels you to move out of a dangerous situation. That is the lifesaving intuitive mechanism that we all carry within. But, in general, to access that Inner Compass, the more relaxed your nervous system is, the more accurate the direction or messages are likely to be. This is exactly why people tend to get really awesome ideas when they’re in the shower or bath. You’re enjoying the nice feeling of the warm water on your skin, you’re connected to the negative ions of the earth, you’re not focused on trying to figure everything out all at once, and then boom!–you get a really fabulous idea! I can’t tell you how many times I get out of the shower late at night and run straight to my phone to write down an idea in the Notes section.
Going for a walk in nature or a swim in a lake, river, or ocean is also a great way to relax your body and connect with those negative ions, and you might just find the answer to that thing you’ve been trying to figure out coming to you effortlessly!
The other part of the equation is trust. So many of the people I work with in private sessions come to me with some sort of belief that their intuition is blocked, or that for some reason they can’t hear their Guides or access any guidance. What I have found for sure in my years of working with people,and in trial and error in my own life, is that if you believe your intuition is blocked, then it most certainly is! Sometimes all it takes to really unlock someone’s intuition is to convince them that their intuition isn’t actually blocked at all.
Sometimes someone will create a parental projection onto their Guides, where they are under the illusion that their Guides don’t want to talk to them, are mad at them, or are ignoring them. They have created a projection that actually is just a reflection of the kind of attention and support that their parents never gave them.
The truth is that your Guides are always there for you, no matter what. They are with you from the moment of your conception until the moment you return to the Spirit World. They helped you to plan out this incarnation in great detail, and they are here to help keep you on track. They have been there in the past to perhaps save you from pitfalls that would have moved you off your predestined path. They listen to every word and can hear every thought. They are more supportive than perhaps any one human being has been capable of being for you in your life, though their support generally takes the form of a loving hands-off approach. The Guides operate from a Heart-centered space of compassion, Service and nonjudgment that we as Ascending humans are just beginning to practice.
An important question to ask yourself is this: Do I really trust in life? It is easy to not fully trust in life when you’ve been been repeatedly traumatized, when people have hurt you, and when your plans have repeatedly gone south. It’s happened to all of us. It takes tremendous courage to fully trust in life anyways, even after everything you’ve gone through.
When you fully trust in life, you’ll fully trust in your Guides and yourself. With this unshakable trust, it is easy and natural to access your Inner Compass. You learn to listen to the subtle feelings within. You learn to respect the timing of all things. Sometimes the things you most want are coming to you, but it’s just not the time yet. There is more learning to do yet, or some other things must fall into place first.
Ideally, your intuition should align with your logic and your desire. When all three of those things line up, you know that the move you are pondering is definitely the right move. When one isn’t quite there, it’s either because it may not be the right time, you may not have all the information, or you might need to ponder the decision further.
Gemini also rules telepathy. We all experience telepathy now and again. Can you think of a situation where you’ve thought about someone and then a few moments later you receive a text from them? Telepathy is something that can be further developed and refined between Hearts who are close and know each other well.
A good way to practice telepathy is to practice reading each other’s mind. Ask the other person to think of a color, a number or a fruit and see if you can pick up on it! It’s super fun.
LOTS OF RETROGRADES
In addition to Venus, we have Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and the North Node all Retrograde. With Eclipse Season beginning, this is a potent time for transformation on all levels of your being. When something comes out of ‘left field’ into your experience—especially when it’s something uncomfortable or inconvenient–know that it’s something karmic coming up to be cleared and in order to mold you into a better and more healed version of yourself. All is well and all happens in Divine Timing.
Wishing you Love, Blessings, and Healing on this Gemini New Moon,
About the author: Matthew John is an internationally-known Spiritual Teacher, Spiritual Mentor, Speaker, Starseed Guide and Energy Healer. He offers inspirational and educational articles and videos on his website. He also offers powerful private sessions worldwide via phone and Skype, including Angel Energy Healing & Soul Retrieval Sessions, Soul Plan Readings, Spiritual Mentoring (Awakening Coaching) Sessions, Starseed Discovery Sessions,Medical Intuitive Readings, Past Life Regressions, Future Life Progressions, and Chakra Scans. You can check out his videos and articles and book readings and sessions at: https://www.youareadivinehuman.org/
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