Date: May 22, 2020
Time: 1:39p ET
2° Gemini 5
I’ve never been one to journal much (a past-time Gemini surely invented). It always left me with a firm arghhhhh, a feeling of facing a chore. But I do like making a few notes for the lunations, usually jotted down on my monthly calendar, just enough to trigger a memory. Last October, I decided to give journaling another formal go.
For the Scorpio New Moon last year, I had made a little journal for myself to collect my thoughts, focus my intentions, and…maybe…help me add some regularity to a very unscheduled life.
I didn’t write much. Mostly I glued pics onto the pages, a dried piece of artemesia absynthia, an oracle card I drew for the New Moon, and other bits and pieces to help me focus. I was off to a great start.
Then tragedy struck at home and my efforts to journal were abandoned. Life has a way of challenging us, doesn’t it? The best laid plans and all that…
So now, six months later, and with a New Moon in Gemini approaching, I’ve decided to give it another try. I’m inviting you to join me.
I’m not suggesting that you write a page a day—or even every day. I certainly won’t. Just follow the Moon through the phases and see where she leads you. There’s not even a need to buy a journal. Just grab some paper and something to write with and maybe some glue or scotch tape. Here’s what the beginning of my New Moon journal looked like (pardon the bad pics). I was gung-ho and inspired:
And here’s what it looked like by the time the lunation was over.
I wrote Release and Rest when I set up the journal. By the end of the lunation, there was nothing. Not a word. And you know something? That’s also a journaling entry with impact for me.
(That’s a Halloween card a friend sent that I stapled to the back cover.
It pretty much describes how the end of the Scorpio cycle left me feeling.)
I could have tried to journal through the tragedy that struck, but frankly, I didn’t have it in me.
So, in preparation for the New Moon in Gemini—Lord of Words and Books—I’ve made another little journal and will try again. I used some paper that had a bunch of old letter envelopes on it for the cover. Perfect for Gemini! I even planned ahead and made one for Cancer.
I may like making the journals more than I like writing in them, to tell the truth. And I have to say that spending time with paper and glue has made the long days of these weeks in isolation pass a bit more easily and enjoyably. If you like paper crafts, then you understand what I’m saying.
So that’s my prep for the Gemini New Moon. Maybe this time, I’ll be able to stick with the journal through the entire lunation. Cross those Mercurial fingers for me, please.
If you want to give it a try, jump right in. I’d love to know how it works out for you.
Find an image or a quote, or anything that shouts GEMINI to you and glue, tape, or clip it to a piece of paper. Then, when you come across another one, glue that one down, too. Voila! You’re a journaler.
I can help by getting you started with some little goodies. Print these Moon cards and stick them in/on your paper.
Happy New Moon and Happy Gemini!