New Moon Update 5-28-14

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Dear Friends,

New Moon is Wednesday, May 28 at 12:40 PM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) This is one of those days that experiencing the void may be possible depending on where you are in your integration and assimilation process. How this New Moon is for you will also depend on what big changes or energy downloads you happen to be processing. This is a day for quiet contemplation and taking a break from anything that is too demanding, energetic or stressful. A focus on beauty is always helpful and appreciating everything you have with gratitude is always a good practice.


José Stevens new Monthly Article is out!  An Extraordinary Journey Through Asia Minor and Time.



Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at

Gemini New Moon ~ Sun and Moon 7º

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:40 PM Mountain Time

(May 28, 6:40 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

It’s a heavily endowed Gemini moment at New Moon.  The Sun entered this airy element this week enhancing our communication, networking, and mental agility.  Mental stimulation, ideas and even light-hearted gossiping and catching up feel good.  As the Moon adds her presence to the Sun at new Moon, our ruling planet, Mercury, will be expressing fully through the last degree of Gemini.  29º of any sign is considered a critical degree; 29º Gemini is a bridging degree holding the space between two cultures or two realities, two ideas…  Between now and Full Moon, we also welcome the beginning of a retrograde Mercury cycle spanning in influence from June 7 until July 15 when it will again fully regain the place at 3º Cancer from where it began its backward-appearing journey.  Most of that time will be spent in Gemini.

So get your Gemini on!  The Trickster, The Messenger, The Communicator will all need room for expression.  It’s a youthful, lively energy.  Witty, mental, curious, perceptive, and quick and linked to all acts of thinking, speaking, writing, gathering and exchanging information.  Gemini rules the nervous system as well as the paired parts of the upper body – the arms, hands, shoulders, and lungs.  As ruler of the third house, it rules not only our mind but also governs short journeys like commutes or local trips, transportation, siblings, neighbors.  You might feel a need to be more social now, or gathering information on an intriguing topic, or delivering an inspired message about an insight you’ve had.  No matter how it comes to you, your mental abilities may be working at a lightening pace.

This New Moon chart is characterized by Big Energy!  We have a continuing Grand Cross in the cardinal signs between 13º-19º; we have that smooth flowing Grand Trine in the emotional, water signs created by Chiron, Saturn and Jupiter; and we have a Finger of God created by Chiron and Juno focused on Ceres/Vesta.  All of these formations are interlocking like Jupiter is in both the Grand Trine and the Grand Square, and Chiron is in both the Grand Trine and the Finger of God.  It suggests a Chutes and Ladders situation.  One minute you’re up, energy high, heart wide open creating the life you want; next minute you’re working through your ego spiral needing to let go of another layer of outdated, reactive thinking.

With the strength of this Mercury retrograde period, coupled with the Big Energy of the New Moon, we have the opportunity to shift our Mercury-ruled perceptions into a place of high creativity.  What does Mercury retrograde mean to you?  Fear of snafus, missed connections, misunderstandings, etcetera?  Well, without resistance these situations often turn into new opportunities for the unexpected and unimaginable to enter your life.  Why do you think Mercury/Gemini rules adaptability and versatility?  Focus on how the magic Trickster shows up in your path and the benefits that brings.  Shifting our perceptions is one of Mercury’s greatest gifts – seeing out of new eyes.  These power configurations are here to help us learn to adapt to a changing game of cooperation with Spirit to create from our hearts.  Hearts grounded deep into the Earth and connected to every star in the sky and in concert with all living energy.

Earlier this week Mars in Libra turned direct after being retrograde since March 2.  Already the masculine energy of action that Mars represents is making itself felt as plans, ideas and intentions fomenting on the inner planes begin to move forward perhaps after being refined, purpose renewed and goals clarified during the inner focused retrograde period.  It will take until late July for Mars to fully regain power and the 27º Libra from where it began its three-month retrograde.  And you can predict life will really move forward at that time.  We won’t see another Mars retrograde until April 2016.

Accompanying Mercury’s retrograde on June 7 will be Neptune’s retrograde on June 9 until mid November.  Neptune in Pisces is ruler of our connection to higher power and also creator of illusion and disillusionment when we get caught up in separation from our inner guidance.  This energy is now retreating to the temple for renewal, sabbatical from daily bombardment of distraction.  Is there some practice that you could commit to for these five months that can bring you closer to the voice of your essence?  A time you can devote to entering the temple of your heart, honoring Spirit and listening to your own essence?  I can personally recommend Jose Stevens’ book, Awaken the Inner Shaman, as a guide and powerful inspiration for your Neptune practice.

New Moon is always a time to let go, reset your cycle and begin with fresh intention, focus and energy as the Moon moves to increase.   We are empowered with this Gemini New Moon to let go of old ways of thinking, communicate without judgment, and shift our mental focus to work with intuition and our imaginations to create the life we want.

06/12 Sagittarius Full Moon 10:12 PM Mountain 22º

06/21 Summer Solstice/Sun enters Cancer 4:51 AM

06/27 Cancer New Moon 2:09 AM Mountain 5º

Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at

Lena Stevens

Lena is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol Shaman from Mexico and has studied cross cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including the Amazon basin, Native American, Northern European and Siberian. Lena has taught and worked with individuals, groups, businesses and communities for the past 25 years, helping to bring shamanic nature based wisdom back into people's lives. One of her specialities is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. The individual healing work with these energy patterns through song and other shamanic techniques has had a powerful impact on her clients. Lena is the co-author of the "Secrets of Shamanism, How to Tap the Spirit Power Within" and a contributor to "The Power Path". Along with husband and partner Jose, she is the co-founder and one of the primary instructors of Power Path Seminars and the School of Shamanism.