June 2019: Tarot spread for the new moon in Gemini

The June 2019 new moon falls in the sign of Gemini. The Gemini archetype is very curious, an excellent communicator, and a disseminator of knowledge. It is the sign of the writer, of those who tend to think deeply, are highly perceptive, and prefer to learn from experience.

Spiritually, the Gemini archetype is about courageous conversation, be it with another person or with the Universe. Gemini adds its vibration to the advancement of culture and civilization through conversation, be that via books or blogs or letters.

The June new moon also highlights our shadows – all the traits we have hidden away and ignored, be they so-called negative emotions like anger, grief, and hate; or our strengths, which we refuse to acknowledge. This is the time to really break out of your shell and embrace yourself and your strengths in all your beauty and glory.

Astro-Tarot influences for the June new moon

To throw some more light on the June new moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation.

The Gemini new moon falls in decan 2, which is represented by the 9 of Swords. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Lovers, which is associated with Gemini.

The 9 of Swords represents our anxieties and fears. The ones that can keep us awake at night or have us questioning everything. The Lovers is a card of love in all its forms, not just romantic. At its essence, it’s about conscious connections and meaningful relationships with others and with yourself.

This, then, speaks to the need to move into the current of love. The June new moon encourages you to be gentle with yourself as you navigate your fears and anxieties. Its a call to move out of fear-based thinking and move into the current of love, acceptance, inclusion and tolerance.

The Gemini new moon points to a time for empowerment and growth; and has the potential to allow us to rebuild and begin anew. And from a place of self love, this Gemini new moon can help us to stand up and state what we want, and how we want it. If we can find the courage to look past our anxieties and fears and boldly state what we want, then we have taken the first step to breaking the chains that hold us back.

This June new moon is also a call to activism from a place of fierce love and acceptance. Like 16-year old Greta Thunberg, who has been speaking truth to power on climate change and mobilising students from around the world to ask their governments to take action on climate change. Or Lucknow-based Meha Dhondhiyal, whose call to observe Roza on the last Friday of Ramzan snowballed into a movement with many other non-Muslims across Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad observing Roza to show their solidarity with their Muslim friends.

Tarot spread for the new moon in Gemini

Here’s a tarot spread to help us harness the energy of this new moon.

Tarot spread and Astro tarot forecast for the June 2019 new moon in Gemini

1 Anxiety strikes: this card will represent an area or issue that makes you anxious. To get the most out of this, follow that anxiety – below anxiety is fear: what’s the fear or limiting belief? Look to the symbols, colors, images, or do a tarot pathworking or journaling to find your answers

2 Reframing anxiety: This card holds the key to reframing your fears. This could be a shadow work card, or you may find it holds clues to help you work through your anxiety and find the core of your truth and acknowledge it

3 Moving into love: Use this card to pivot from fear/anxiety to love. Maybe the card itself has a message for you. Or you could use it to create mantras or affirmations for yourself. It will reinforce the message from card 2 in some way. You may want to put this out on your altar to work with its energy to move to a place of love and strength.

4. Message from mamma moon: An overall message of love, wisdom and strength from the wisdom keepers. You can use an oracle card deck for the final pull.

Journaling questions for the Gemini new moon

Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some questions to reflect on instead:*

1. What recurring thoughts keep me awake at night? Or make me anxious? Try not to spend more than 15 minutes on this – it can make you even more anxious. Make out a list of all the thoughts that come immediately to mind.

2. Look over your list, you may find a few thoughts that are related; group them together.

3. Depending on how long your list is, this step may take some time. Set a timer for 10 minutes and allow yourself to sit with the anxiety. Feel it. Imagine the possibilities of everything that could go wrong. If it gets too much, end this exercise early. Write down your experience. Just a few words will do.

4. Now that you’ve allowed your anxiety to play out {this is your brain giving you the worst case scenario, which more often than not, never comes to pass}, how can you reframe this? Can you find solutions to your problems? Maybe you realise that a lot of your worst imaginings are just irrational fears. Write your thoughts.

5. Now imagine your best friend had come to you with these anxieties and these thoughts. How would you counsel them? How can you take your own advice and move into a place of strength and love?

*IMPORTANT: if you’re in therapy or are highly anxious, check with your therapist before attempting these prompts. If something triggering comes up for you, please see a therapist. I have used these exercises multiple times, but my experiences may be very different from yours. Always use your best judgement. I’m not a therapist; this isn’t a substitute for therapy and shouldn’t be approached as such.

Working with the moon

The new moon is when we set intentions for the moon cycle. It’s a way to focus on a particular goal or desire from one new moon to the next. I have found this to be a very effective way to get things done and to achieve my desires. Of course, there have been cycles when I have slacked, but working with cyclical time gives me a gentler perspective when it comes to achieving my desires.

This blog post details my new moon ritual and how I work with the new moon cycle:


I hope you find this helpful, and if you have any questions on working with the lunar cycles, please do let me know!

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  1. I’ve been battling anxiety for a while now. I hope I’m able to reframe it this month.

    I love the spread you put out! So clear for even a layman like me to understand.

  2. I love the way you explain the spread every month, Shinjini. But my favorite part is the journaling questions. I’m journaling a lot these days and it is really helping me. ❤️

  3. ‘Move out of fear-based thinking and move into the current of love, acceptance, inclusion and tolerance’, this is the message for me. I am in a good space at present with no anxieties. The last time a lot of thoughts were bombarding in my mind, I threatened them of exposure by writing them down. The moment I sat down to write, they simply vanished and have not disturbed me for what has been over a week now. Another change is looming over us as a family and this time I am dealing it with love and stabitlity. I am telling myself I am moving back into my zone of love and exceptance where the cost is building up on tolerance. I hope this new way works for me.

    • So good to hear this, Anamika! Ultimately we need to find ways to deal with our anxiety, and everyone’s method varies. It’s also important to have more than one way of dealing with our anxiety – I hope you can build up your toolbox of strategies too. All the best with the changes that you and your family are going through – I hope everything works out well!

    • Thank you so much, Corinne! That’s an idea that’s been resonating with me recently too. Activism without losing my own peace of mind or shaming others. There has to be a better way of getting our message across!

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