Aaaahhh, Gemini Moon, how we love you and your multidimensional flavour…

The Moon enters Gemini once every lunar cycle, and when She does, the air fills with the jittery, sociable, excitable frequency of the zodiac sign of the twins.

The Moon is the Mistress of the emotional realms of life.

Her movements through the sky as she orbits the Earth each month affect us on deeper layers of our being than her twin luminary, the Sun. La Luna tugs on the strings of our emotional bodies. Yet THIS is the body that us humans aren’t usually well trained in navigating…

But a Gemini Moon tugs less on our emotions, as it’s an air sign. It governs our thoughts, our mental processes, our connectivity, and communication. 

Yep, a Gemini Moon activates those same dimensions of life that people love to fixate on during a Mercury Retrograde… With the speedy messenger planet as its ruler, Gemini Moons carry agility, changeability, and a good dose of trickster energy into the cosmic cauldron!

What does a Gemini Moon feel like?

The energy of the Zodiac sign Gemini is speedy, sociable, witty, and always buzzing with connections.

This astrological transit often feels breezy and fast, as the mind is activated. So thoughts can go spinning at a hundred miles per hour.

That said, this Moon retains a light touch. You are unlikely to get stuck or bogged down in any one thing.

As the sign of the twins, a Gemini Moon also implies a sense of duel perspectives. This means you may find yourself leaping from one idea to another, one task to the next, or from one distraction to whatever crosses your path (or your inbox!) next.

This is due to genuine curiosity and a fascination with life. All stories are worth hearing 9and sharing) under this Moon.

Gemini Moons enhance the multidimensional quality of life.

For this reason, if focus is required, it may take more effort than under other lunar signs.

Yet on the other side of the coin, a Gemini Moon can bring an unlimited stream of inspiration, in the form of thoughts, ideas, connections, and “what if” type possibilities.

Keep a journal close by so that you can jot it all down before the next download comes through!

… Or should that be keep the notes app open on your iPhone, have voice memos set up and ready, and keep a google doc handy on your desktop!? Today’s technology is exactly what most folks (think they) need to thrive under a Gemini Moon, to stop a drop of knowledge falling through the gaps of consciousness…

But seriously, it’s easy to fall into that trap of keeping a hundred tabs open at once, and multitasking through tech until you lose yourself completely.

The influence of the twins can also, confusingly, cause options to shift at lightning speed

So this astrological transit is NOT a time to hold people to their word. Don’t be offended if tongues seem a little more free than usual…

Gemini Moons also bring connections to other people into the spotlight.

But we’re not talking about deep, intimate relationships. This lunar energy is more about networks, and the acquaintances, colleagues, and companions who branch out from you like a central stem.

Expect to feel extra sociable!

…And extra enthusiastic about picking up the phone and following up on that lead… And as Gemini moves through the collective, so of course, will others. SO you’ll likely find your mobile beeping and your inbox is red hot. I did mention the distractions….!

As a mutable sign, Gemini is comfortable with change. Dare to be flexible under this Moon. Yet as a mutable air sign, it can feel flighty and restless. Combat this by NOT chaining yourself to a desk, or berating yourself if you can’t keep on task.

Include plenty of movement in your day.

And breath. Plenty of breath.

The Gemini Moon body

If you’re physically affected by la Luna’s transit through the sign of Gemini, then you’ll likely feel it in the form of nervous energy, especially in your shoulders, arms and hands. In fact, many folks born with their natal moon in the sign of the twins are life’s winning fidgets.

A Gemini Moon also affects the lungs and pleuritic sac. For this reason, plenty of fresh air is recommended, especially if you have a weakness in this area. Avoid smoking or heavily polluted areas.

For healing under a Gemini Moon, breathwork (with the support of a qualified professional) can do wonders.

The Gemini Moon shadow

Every Moon has her shadow.

Shadows are rejected, distorted, misunderstood, or suppressed (or all of those!) aspects of self.  Under a Gemini Moon, the shadow can look like:

  • Moodiness
  • Being Flippant
  • Inconsistency
  • Untrustworthiness
  • Being gossipy
  • Impatience
  • Being volatile

To find out more about shadow work, you can download a free 11-minute guided shadow work journey HERE.

Does the Moon sign really matter?

In the birth chart, it’s said that the natal Moon sign is much more revealing than the natal Sun.

This means that the zodiac sign the Moon was in when you were born, has more of an effect on who you truly are, than the zodiac sign of the Sun. (So if you’re into astrology… that’s a BIG deal!)

It’s just that for most folks, this lunar side is a side that you likely keep hidden. (Well, the Moon does that too…😉 )

The natal Moon is often more expressed in children. And in lovers, close friends, and people who show up with you vulnerably.

My eldest son has a Virgo Sun. But it’s his Sagittarius Moon that I see shaping him more in his days of boyhood. His yearning to explore – this world and the imaginary, literary worlds that live in the books he devours.

Your natal Moon will also often, uncannily reflect how you were mothered and how this has gone on to shape who you are (and how you, in turn, mother).

So, the Moon represents our emotions, sensitivities, instincts, and maternal stories. She informs our intuitive reactions and our subconscious leanings.

As an ancient Goddess of the feminine mysteries, the Moon also influences the body. As she circles the Earth, the tides within our own bodies tend to rise and fall. So parts of you will feel enlivened or dulled, soothed or enflamed, depending on how her energies land in your own miraculous physicality.

As the Moon spins hew way around the Earth, she spends between 1 and 4 days at a time in a single zodiac sign.

Some people are super-tuned into her celestial shifts, and people hardly feel her influence at all. It depends on you, your make-up, your attention, and on SO many internal and external factors. But as a collective, the Moon sign has a definite, though sometimes subtle overriding effect on the energetic “weather” of each day.

This means that if you know what today’s Moon sign is, you have a better chance of navigating her emotional waves.

📷  by Marlena Wels