If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be?
I was asked that question about 15 years ago and my answer is the same now as it was then. I had two people in mind. One is a historical figure and the second is my dad. We never once, in our 37 years together, had a real conversation. Ask anyone who knew him and they’ll tell you he was the quietest man they ever encountered. He just didn’t talk. To anyone. And that left a bit of a hole in me.
Occurring in the 11th degree of Gemini, this New Moon is in the Libra decan of Gemini. It is also in the Libra dwad. It is prime energy for good communication. Bernice Prill Grebner* calls it the decan of the “persuasive mind” and the degree/dwad of “sociable diplomatic communication.” (Decans are 10º divisions of a sign and dwads are 2½º divisions.)
There are more celestial vibes backing it up, too.
The Sun and Moon are trine Saturn which is currently retrograde at 10°33 Libra. Retrogrades can signify an inner prompting rather than external stimuli, so really wanting that conversation is important. The easy Libra/Gemini flow between Sun, Moon, and Saturn holds the potential for breakthroughs that won’t harm as long as we keep in mind that the conversation is social, diplomatic, from an inner prompting, and that we have something to learn.
This New Moon is also a solar eclipse. You’ll find different accounts of how long the effects of an eclipse are supposed to last. Some say six months; others say a year. Let’s agree that this could set the stage for a long conversation, the kind that might redefine your life.
Gemini is the sign of the journalist, so you might want to use the journalist’s who, what, where, when, why and how of storytelling to dig deep into that conversation.
If you had that conversation…
Who would you have it with?
What would you talk about?
Where would you have the conversation? At a cafe, in your living room or theirs, at the beach, in the bedroom?
When would you have it? What’s the year, place, and time of day? A day in your past? Sometime in the future?
Why would you want to talk with this particular person? Is there something you want to understand, something you need to know? Something you want them to know?
How would you start the conversation and how would you like for it to end?
If you’d like to embellish your conversation with a ritual, there are several tools that can be used effectively at the New Moon in Gemini. The scent of lemon, lemon grass, and lemon verbena are marvelous tools for enhanced communication and study-time. They open the heart and the mind, and are lighthearted, joyful scents ~ social and diplomatic aromas.
The color yellow represents both communication and the element of air. Light a yellow candle while you have this very special conversation.
As you set the stage for this conversation, find an object to symbolize how you would converse. If you would like to write back and forth, you could choose a pen or a telephone if that’s how you would like to talk to them. If you’d like to talk in the living room or bedroom, hold your ritual there. Placing a wine glass next to the candle if you’d like to be in a cafe or some seashells if you’d like to be at the beach, can help you feel more at ease.
For a few minutes empty your heart. Speak the words you’ve been holding on to for so long. Ask the questions that need to be asked, listen for the answers, and respond. If you need more than a few minutes, take as long as you need. And remember, this New Moon is a solar eclipse so you have a long time to pick up this conversation again. Start with small talk if you need to and let the conversation deepen as time moves on.
When you are ready, thank the person you were talking with and blow out your candle. Write down anything that stood out in this conversation and, if you decide to take up the conversation again, this could make an excellent starting point.
*Bernice Prill Grebner, Decanates A Full View.