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A Spiritual-Bath Recipe For the New Moon in Gemini

This New Moon in Gemini Baño Ritual Will Help You Speak Your Truth

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Did the full moon in Scorpio and lunar eclipse throw you for a loop? The intense astrological energy of these combined events was hard to miss. It gave us the opportunity to shed old skin and become renewed. But it was surely a bumpy ride for many. After all, a massive transformation is no cakewalk. It challenges us to face uncertainty and enter phases that may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar at first but are still vital to our growth and evolution. The new moon in Gemini will help calm mental anxiety and increase positive daily interactions in our lives. Unlike the April 30 new moon in Taurus, which opened a portal to wish for things like money, pleasure, beauty, love, and romance, the Gemini new moon is about communication — clear, concise communication with ourselves and others.

Mercury retrograde, which can create messy communication among other little annoyances, is still on and poppin' until June 3. But don't let that get in the way of tapping into this new moon in Gemini and wishing for things like better communication skills, logic and cleverness, social ease, and more motion or activity in your life. After all, Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, coordination, creative expressions, and information processing.

A gentle reminder that new moons are great for wishing or setting intentions for the things you want to call into your life over the next six months until the full moon in the same sign. So keep an eye out for what transpires between now and the full moon in Gemini on Dec. 8. In fact, it's a good idea to examine what has changed over the past six months as well. This could help you focus on what you need to wish for now to continue moving in the direction that is best for you.

So take a moment and look at the period between the new moon in Scorpio, which took place on Nov. 4, 2021, and the recent full moon in Scorpio on May 16. What has changed? Have these changes been positive? What needs to change? What needs to be celebrated? What do you need to continue growing?

Let the answers to these questions and more guide you to what your wishes under the new moon in Gemini should be.

When Is the 2022 New Moon in Gemini?

The new moon in Gemini peaks at 6:31 a.m. ET on May 30, ending the month along with eclipse season. The next partial solar eclipse won't be until Oct. 25.

What Is the Meaning of the 2022 New Moon in Gemini?

Gemini is represented by the twins, the two sides of our human nature, taking the good with the not-so-good, embracing the dark and the light, sadness and happiness, the up and the down. These oppositions are needed for balance. If you are seeking a deeper understanding of the dualities Gemini represents, tap into its insatiable curiosity. Gemini rules learning, so ask for more factual information or formal education in the areas of life you want to expand upon.

If improved communication skills are what you desire, you can wish for a class in public speaking. Or maybe you'd like to make time for more writing or even more effective listening and teaching as well as grasping a better understanding of different opinions.

Gemini also rules social skills, so for all my introverts out there who want to feel more at ease in social settings, wish upon this new moon. Ask for all fear of socializing to be easily lifted from you. Set the intentions to begin enjoying the moment more and thinking on your feet when communicating with others. Find the confidence to shine in any social situation. Then you can go back to being your beautiful, introverted self, because there is absolutely room for both. Pull out the extrovert when needed.

If you are someone who overthinks things, becomes nervous easily, and/or questions everything excessively, breathe. Take a deep breath and remember who you are and the magic within. Then think about adding a wish or two to your new moon in Gemini wish list to release the habits of second-guessing or constant indecision easily and completely. In need of a vacation? Wish for one! This air sign rules motion, which includes short trips. Weekend getaway, anyone? If the need for motion in your life is focused on transportation, dream a little dream, make a wish, and set an intention to bring a car into your reality or a great mechanic to fix the wheels you've already got. Motion could also represent restlessness, nervous anxiety, and excitability, so set intentions to release yourself of these things if they are evident in your life.

Finally, each zodiac sign rules a different part of our physical body in the matter of restoring health. Gemini rules the nervous system, hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders, as well as hay fever, the lungs, and breathing. So if you desire restoration in any of those areas, wish for total healing to occur under the new moon in Gemini.

What Is a Spiritual Prayer?

You know those times when you feel like you need to talk to a higher power? What are the first words that come to mind? That is a spiritual prayer: a private and personal conversation with God, one that is confidential and without rules and restrictions.

What Is a Spiritually Cleansing Prayer to Say During May's New Moon in Gemini?

Try this one out: "Great Mystery, I call on you now to aid in my improved communication so that I may speak my truth with ease and clarity and know that what I have to say matters."

What Tarot Card Goes Well With the New Moon in Gemini?

The Lovers represent union and duality with others and within.

What Chakra Goes With the New Moon in Gemini?

The throat chakra is the energy center for speaking your truth and clearly communicating.

Spiritual-Bath Recipe For the New Moon in Gemini Baño

Ingredients:

  • Moonstone (Gemini's birthstone symbolizing new beginnings, synchronicity, and intuition); blue topaz; tiger's eye; or druzy, lemon, and clear quartz crystals
  • Lavender (Gemini's birth flower), honeysuckle, or hawthorn flowers
  • Sage and palo santo
  • Florida Water
  • Dill, parsley, anise, or marjoram herbs
  • Epsom salts

Ritual:

  1. Burn sage followed by palo santo to cleanse the energy of your space. Consider cleansing your crystals with this sacred smoke as well, especially if they're new.
  2. Fill your bathtub with warm water, and as you do so, begin pouring in some Florida Water. A few splashes or half a cup should do.
  3. Add a cup or two of Epsom salts and mix them into the water with your hands, praying and setting intentions every step of the way. This helps to bless the water and infuse it with your energy. Water has memory. If you speak words of love into the water, it's like submerging yourself in security, protection, and bliss upon entering.
  4. Add several drops of your favorite essential oil or oils if you prefer to mix it up.
  5. Grab a few handfuls of your choice of herbs and add them to the baño. Then add your flowers.

As you step into this bath, remember that you are the driving force of your life, and anything and everything you want to call into your life can be if it is divinely aligned with your purpose. During the new moon in Gemini, remember the power of words and other forms of communication. What are you speaking out into this life? What are you bringing back in? Happy new-moon manifesting!

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