Welcome to the New Moon in Gemini, which waned at 3:43 PM EST. The Moon, representing the female archetype, highlights the nurturer in our personalities, as well as, our loves, desires, fears, our inner self, dreams, loves and needs.
Gemini is masculine mutable air. It is the “I think” of the zodiac ruled by Mercury, the ancient messenger of the gods ruling communication, and cleverness. In Gemini, the Moon provides comfort in communicating, investigating, research, and exploration. Gemini is all about social interchange, but only on the surface, as if you are only the observer and not necessarily taking part in what’s going on. In the 3rd decante of Gemini, Uranus joins with Mercury to provide knowledge and a clear perspective with reasoning power. With 9th house energies, truth in communicating is key. In the lively restless side of Gemini, the Moon’s sway becomes more mutable and slightly erratic, quick to receive sensory impressions from the outside world. Gemini is a mental sign allowing for snap judgments that can become difficult to change once they’re made, so be careful not to judge the book by the cover, although I chose a movie once based on a pair of shoes that were on the cover. The Gemini Moon dissects feelings and emotions to analyze why they are that way. With the Sun also in Gemini, the energies make for heightened intelligence and self expression. With 9th house energies the Moon is receptive and imaginative capable of deep understanding in philosophy, so if you have questions, now is the time to ask your inner teacher for wisdom, and understanding.
At the New Moon, the Sun and the Moon are conjunct, and also aspecting this New Moon includes a conjunction with Mercury, as well as a square with Neptune.
The Sun represents our outer nature, the person we show to the world, as well as our basic character, ego, the male archetype of our personalities, the logical side of ourselves.
With the conjunction, the Sun provides great internal strength and independence, helping us to stand on our own two feet rather than relying on others for direction – trust your inner spirit more. The Sun gives us self motivation and the ability to have a high degree of autonomy. In Gemini, the Sun highlights exploration, along with the Moon, talking, writing, broadcasting, always beyond the conventional into new, and different ways. With 9th house energies, the Sun is candid and helps us to brush past what’s on the surface to get to the heart of the truth with respect to philosophy and spiritual issues. Also it’s a good time to travel, either physically or mentally as the 9th house is the house of mental exploration too. Mercury also chimes in with a positive light on travel.
Mercury is the planet of intellect, and mental activity, including communication, so this New Moon is all about talk talk talk, in whatever way that manifests for you. I was watching a new show on NBC called “Reverie,” and the heroine of the show was teaching a class on communication and said when speaking with someone, pay attention to their eyes and body language. People that tend to look to the left while they are talking are trying to evoke memories, and people that look to the right are doing what she called creative speaking; making things up as they go. The conjunction with Mercury promotes a say what you mean energy. Trust what you’re feeling, and take an active interest in psychology different cultures, and history. Mercury will lend it’s support from all sides when you’re involved in any kind of mental activity. Use subjective rather than objective logic. With 9th house energies here, we tend to gravitate to what’s lasting and true.
The square is considered a position of tension in order to promote action. Sometimes we need a swift kick in the buttocks. Neptune is the planet of ideals, and spirituality, so all in all, what I’m hearing is this New Moon’s energies open us up to more of our psychic and clairvoyant communication skills because the truth of the world around us is often not what we see with our natural eyes. As Gabriel, Raphael, Michael and Uriel reminded us at the guided visualization into the sephira of Malkuth, to look deeper, just just settle for what you see on the surface, and that’s also good advice in our personal relationships; we may be having an issue not getting along with someone that often times the problem goes deeper than what we see; is there something bothering them that they’re not talking about? The square with the Moon often leads to our ideals clashing with our reality, looking for perfection at the expense of our emotions and feelings. “Cast not your pearls before swine.” There’s a reason that “silence” with regard to spiritual consciousness is emphasized, because not everyone in your life will understand or appreciate where you are in your path, so trying to explain it can be futile and often frustrating, not to mention, it can also make your own resolve difficult… if you’re easily swayed in your footing and not all that confident in your direction. Silence can also help you to hear with your inner ear better. Neptune concerns itself with all things mystical, dreams, music, out of body experiences, etc., and with 5th house energies Neptune lends for a creative imagination and a strong ability to express ideas, but perhaps that can be just to yourself… don’t be afraid to have that talk with only you, if that helps you to reason things out.
Today in the Hebrew is Rosh Chodesh or New Moon for the month of Tammuz. At the Full Moon, we explored the energies of the Lovers card, described by Aleister Crowley as the marriage ceremony and explored the concept of two becoming one as with the tablets of instructions, and central column energy. . The Sages say, the giving of Torah was like a joyful wedding. The 10 original instructions contained on the tablets are likened to a marriage contract. The first 5 instructions detailed man’s relationship with his god, and the remaining 5 detailed man’s relationship with man. Rabbi Ariel of Koshertorah.com, this week, posted a meme on facebook about hearing the voice of God, and that sparked a discussion about whether or not that voice was audible.
Tammuz is the first month of summer and according to Kabbalah, one of 3 months one should act with extreme care, as the sages say during the month of Tammuz, there is judgment in the world, forces causing stress that expose us to dangers and malfunction. In the tetragrammaton, the 2nd letter, Hei, represents the summer months and the element of water, the energy of giving and sharing which actually started with the Full Moon and the central column energy. Tammuz is the sign of Cancer, and the glyph for cancer, the crab, expresses the ability to go off balance during the month of Tammuz. In the Torah, the month of Tammuz is commemorated for the sin of the golden calf, as while Moshe was on the mountain, the people sinned by creating a golden calf to be their god. Emotions ran rampant as people became fearful that Moshe was on the mountain for so long, thinking perhaps something had happened to him and their leader was not going to come back… oh what shall we do without a god to help us? Playing on those emotions, the nay sayers, as there are always nay sayers and haters, took the opportunity to use those negative emotions against the people and convinced them not to trust that they were doing the right thing by continuing to wait. Does that sound in any way familiar? If you tell 5 people that you’re trusting the universe to bring you $5000 by Friday, at least 4 of those people will tell you you’re wasting your time.
Tammuz is also one of the names of a Mesopotamian god, Dumuzid, who was associated with fertility and vegetation, and the hot dry summers were believed to be caused by his yearly death. To honor him, kings would take on his role and engage in ritualized sex with the high priestess of Inanna, as a sacred marriage ceremony. Adonis is how Dumuzid became known in the west. He is considered to be one of the dying and rising gods. It is believed that the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem was possibly built over one of the shrines to Dumuzid.
At the New Moon, the Sun hasn’t yet moved into the energies of the month, so we focus upon the Hebrew letter that created the ruling planet; the Moon and the letter Gimel.
“Second Division. He let the letter Gemel predominate in Peace, crowned it, combined one with the other, and formed by them: the Moon in the world, the Second day in the year and right ear in man, male and female.”
The letter gimel also was responsible for Monday and the sephiroth of Yesod, which we will be exploring in our next guided meditation, hopefully on Saturday. The word gimel is derived from the word gemul which means both the giving of reward, as well as the giving of punishment. It is said that the month of Tammuz as filled with a paradox as being the month of fall from grace, as well as containing the key to man’s redemption. Kabbalah teaches that reward and punishment imply man’s ability to choose between good and evil.
The letter gimel is the 13th Path on the Kabbalistic Tree of life connecting the sephiroth of Kether, the crown with Tiphareth, beauty, and crossing the invisible sephiroth of Da-ath, knowledge. The letter Gimel is also associated with the High Priestess in the Thoth Tarot.
“Here, let’s be satisfied to know that the Priestess represents the Moon in her higher aspect— the aspect that joins the human to the divine.”
DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 102). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.
Kether is the crown. It is that which connects our spirits to Ain soph aur, limitless light. As a chakra, it is the highest vibration we are able to connect to. The limitless light includes knowledge of everything. The crown symbolizes the will of god, the will for unity or oneness. Tiphareth is called beauty, located at the heart center. Beauty balances constriction and expansion just as the heart beats and allows blood to flow in and out of the vessel. It balances above and below, masculine and feminine. It is associated with the Sun in your chart and shows where you can express your highest good.
For some reason, some people hold 13 as an unlucky number; perhaps because in Hindi, it represents your karma, it’s called Terah which means “yours.” I was reading this blog that stated,
“It represent your karmas. In the spiritual context, it could also mean that every thing belongs to one God/Creator including the soul present in every human being.” https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/the-role-of-the-number-13-in-astrology/articleshow/10326415.cms
— Sphere of Kether —
The Hebrew Divine name is Eheieh, God the Creator.
The Archangel is Metatron.
The number is 1.
Tarot correspondences are the four Aces.
The color is brilliance, pure white with specs of gold and silver.
— Sphere of Tiphareth —
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Tiphareth, Beauty.
The Hebrew Divine Name is Jehovah Aloah Va Daath.
The color is a bright, golden yellow.
The number is 6.
— 13th Path —
The 13th Path is known as the Uniting Intelligence because it is itself the Essence of Glory and the consummation of Truth.
The Hebrew letter for the path is Gimel, meaning Camel.
The corresponding Tarot Major Arcanum card is the High Priestess.
The elements on the path are water and spirit.
The symbol is the virgin, she who is the repository of unblemished cosmic memory.
The stone is moonstone, pearl or crystal.
The scent is jasmine.
Plants are star anise, coriander, ginger, orris root and lily.
The color is blue.
The musical note is the “G#.” which is Sol which translates to 741 hz on the solfeggio scale
The mystical experience is a vision of light.
Areas the 13th Path will help you:
Aligning, cleansing, clearing, balancing yourself
Grounding, yet elevating your consciousness at the same time
Clairaudience – hearing voices giving higher guidance
Enhancement of your feeling nature
Becoming more objective to yourself and others
Being able to remain open without pain
Increasing your energy flow and your ability to produce and channel energy
Increasing the healing energy in your hands
Radiating feelings of joy, love, and oneness
Being able to access the universal mind as opposed to your individual mind
Accepting yourself as part of God, and therefore good and worthy
Increasing your ability to feel and perceive energy
Being able to release yourself, altering your consciousness as you might do through drugs, but achieving this state without them
The ability to manifest your thoughts more quickly
Releasing blocked emotions
Recalling past issues so that you can lay them to rest; understanding the past
Improving your ability to project your thoughts; empowerment leading to fulfillment
Acquiring a desire to help, heal, and serve others, even at the risk of losing your hard earned balance; gaining the ability for self-sacrifice, to others or to a higher cause
Teaching ability; being able to share your “peace” with others
Being protected and being able to protect others
Omniscience; recognizing your link to all things
Learning to achieve oneness through breath control
Opening and balancing all of your chakras
Gaining greater clarity and increased sensitivity in using your psychic and physical senses
Releasing the flow of the kundalini force within you
In his book “Scrying the Tree of Life,” Chic Cicero writes:
The Thirteenth Path is named the Uniting Intelligence, and is so called because it is itself the Essence of Glory. It is the Consummation of the Truth of individual spiritual things. This path is a direct pipeline that unites the Higher Self (Tiphareth) to the Divine Self (Kether). …The Thirteenth Path, like the Twenty-fifth Path, can be a path of trial. The student who travels unswervingly along this longest of paths toward the ultimate goal of Kether can sometimes experience sensations of futility, isolation, and loneliness in the long stretches when the goal seems to be nowhere in sight.
Path Symbol: A silver crescent Moon.
Path of Gimel: