What about the new moon?
Are you looking for a way to improve your life using positive intention? Most astrologers follow the moon very closely because of the belief that each phase of the moon has on people individually and collectively. The new moon in is said to help readers get the most out of the month ahead through setting your goals with intention and focusing on how to manifest the quality improvements that you seek.
Is it science or mythology?
When you observe the moon in the sky, it is easy to see that it cycles through four stages every month. However, this is an optical illusion. When the moon is new, it rises at the same time as the sun and the brilliance of the sunlight prevents the naked eye from seeing the moon. As the moon begins to move ahead of the sun at about 15º degrees every three days, the moon becomes more visible to us on earth. The moon becomes more visible, because the light from the sun is reflecting off of the moon from an angle. So the moon is never getting larger or smaller, it is just in different angles that reflect different amounts of light. The moon also effects the tides and gravitational pull on earth. The gravity from the sun and moon together cause the precession of the equinox to occur. This is the earth science of the moon that everyone mostly agrees too.
Are there any scientific studies to these myths in astrology?
There are plenty of people and organizations that do scientifc research on the various types of astrology. The National Council for Geocosmic Research, American Federation of Astrologers or the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture are just a few institutions that take the subject of astrology very seriously.
Left side of the brain says
However, most mainstream scientist will insist that it is all pseudoscience that is not consistent with the tenets of the scientific method and should be ignored. But most followers of astrology don’t live in a black or white world and often fall somewhere between the two schools of thought.
Right side of the brain says
The theory is that each month, when the moon is new, human beings go through an emotional reset or rebirth. While it is often not a large event, there is a belief that the zodiac sign that the reset takes place in, has a big impact on the outcome of the following month.
Gemini is important because
This month, the new moon will be in Gemini. This is important among followers of astrology because Gemini represents duality, the masculine and feminine, communication, the mind and small trips. Since the planet Venus is also in the zodiac sign of Gemini, it is supposed to create more harmony with the things that are associated with Gemini and its ruling planet Mercury. Since the moon is supposed to influence our emotions and Gemini impacts duality, this should be an ideal time to think about and possibly resolve conflicting emotions about anything in life. In astrology, Gemini is believed to assist us in being able to hold on to two opposing thoughts and be secure about the value of both points of view.
Points of view and diversity
So when thinking of the metaphysics of astrology and the scientific method restrictions many scientist believe is important, the philosophy of the Gemini archetype suggests that it is ok to continue to look at all sides of each debate and and not make hasty conclusions. This approach gives us more time to reflect and consider other views and leave us open for the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of thought and culture reflected in nature here on earth. Gemini thought is not always about that which is tangible mathematically. This force of the zodiac ecliptic, also takes intuition or, “gut” instincts seriously and sees no need for thinking that may be limiting, binary or possibly dogmatic. In a word, Gemini’s mutable or adaptable nature makes it okay to be open to embrace subjects and experiences you may not always understand at first. In such situations, when we act from a place of wonder and curiousity instead of react from a place of fear for the unknown, can the human beings step forward individually and as a collective race of sentient beings.